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As you probably already know, the Mets affiliation with the AAA International League franchise in Buffalo came to a screeching halt at the conclusion of the 2012 season, and the Mets will be forced to play their AAA games in the Pacific Coast League for the Las Vegas 51′s beginning in 2013. The Mets were only in Buffalo for three years this time from 2009 – 2012, and during that time they never finished any higher in the standings than 3rd, which they accomplished in 2010 under Ken Oberkfell. The other three years they finished fifth once, and sixth (last) twice.
The constant stripping of the Buffalo ball club of it’s best performers by the woefully undermanned parent club, is the reason for the four seasons of futility while the Mets were in Buffalo. And that is the reason why the city of Buffalo couldn’t wait for the agreement with the Mets to expire so they could kick them out in favor of a more stable, better run, and more successful major league franchise.
This past season the ...
BEST OF MAXIM
The New York Mets have removed catcher Rob Johnson and left-handed pitcher Justin Hampson from the 40-man roster, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN Nee York. After clearing waivers, both players have elected free agency, according to Rubin.
Johnson, who appeared in 17 games for NY in 2012, collected 13 hits in 52 at-bats with four runs batted in:
According to Rubin:
In 2008, the Mets had one of their better drafts in recent years. That year they selected five players who have since made their major league debuts. With the 18th overall pick, the Mets took Ike Davis, who rewarded them with a 32 HR, 90 RBI campaign in 2012. They also selected Kirk Nieuwenhuis (3rd round), Josh Satin (6th round), Collin McHugh (18th round) and Chris Schwinden...
Mike Puma of the New York Post spoke to a Mets person who told him that Mike Pelfrey will be non-tendered next month, but that Andres Torres could be back and that a decision on him is still “up in the air”.
Pelfrey underwent Tommy John surgery in May and is unlikely to be ready until May or June depending on how rehab goes. Pelfrey avoided arbitration with the Mets last Winter...
Winter Stats Through Thursday, 10-18:
AFL – Surprise Saguaros:
OF Cesar Puello – .276/.323/.276/,598, 29-AB, 8-K, 0-BB
CF Darrell Ceciliani – .273/.346/.409/..755. 22-B, 6-K
RP Ryan Fraser – 0-0, 3.00, 1.33, 3.0-IP, 2-K, 0-BB
P Chase Huchington – 0-0, 0.00, 1.67, 3.0-IP, 2-K, 3-BB
RP Adam Kolarek – 0-2, 2.45, 2.45,...
The 2008 draft was an okay year for the Mets but expectations were high, given that they had 3 picks in the first 33 overall. I go over the full draft below but the snap-shot is that the Mets addressed the revolving door at first base that had gone from John Olerud to Todd Zeile to Mo Vaughn to Jason Phillips to Mike Piazza (and Todd Zeile) to Doug Mientkiewicz to Carlos Delgado...
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe had a few notes of interest on the Mets in his column this morning.
Ike Davis, 1B, Mets: The big lefthanded power hitter, who is first-year arbitration-eligible, has often been linked to the Red Sox, though you’d have to ask why the Mets would deal him to Boston. Davis hit 32 homers with 90 RBIs but batted only .227. There definitely could be...
For the most part, Mets fans were pleasantly surprised with the production of the Mets pitching staff in 2012. The bullpen kept us on the edge of our seats the majority of the season, but the starters were one of the bright spots for the Mets. None shone brighter than the ace of the staff, RA Dickey. Some injuries prevented the Mets starting rotation from reaching its full...
Last week, the notable statistician and baseball historian Bill James, answered a few questions in a Mailbag Post for Baseball Think Factory. One question in particular had to do with own Matt Harvey, and I must say he isn’t as excited about Harvey as some of us Mets fans are.
Matt Harvey debuted this year and struck out 10.6 batters per nine innings and put up a 2.72 ERA in...
As part of the 50th anniversary celebration, earlier this month Total Mets: The Definitive Encyclopedia Of The New York Mets First Half-Century was released by Triumph books, and written by Associated Press reporter David Ferry. This is not to be confused with a couple of publications titled Total Mets from the now defunct Total Sports Publishing, whom in official cooperation with...
Now that the 2012 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting rotation, and bullpen this past season. We will now take a look at every player on the roster from A (Manny Acosta) to Y (Chris Young) as our Mets 101 Player Review series returns. In each review we will take a look at one player’s 2012 performance...
New York Mets right-hander R.A. Dickey underwent surgery to
repair a torn abdominal muscle Thursday, reports Mike Kerwick of
Dickey underwent successful
surgery on a core muscle in Philadelphia, according to a statement released by
New York says Dickey is expected to be ready by the time
spring training rolls around. The 37-year...
Kodak Moments: Instead of worrying about winning baseball games, this is the type of nonsense the Mets concern themselves with?
I was driving into work this morning and was listening to Richard Neer on WFAN. He was talking about the Yankees and Braves success over the past 20 years. He was saying how the Braves and Yankees have made the playoffs virtually every year, and it’s not...
41-year- old St. John's grad Shannon (Dalton) Forde is Senior Director, Media Relations for the New York Mets. Shannon was diagnosed on August 2, 2012 with stage IV breast cancer. She has begun...
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Imagine the following scenario:
‘Disgusted with his dismal performance in the playoffs and diminishing talents; the Yankees look to unload the contract of Alex Rodriguez so they can pursue a new direction. Unable to afford to offer him the contract he feels he deserves, the Mets are forced to pursue a trade for David Wright. The New York Teams swap players at their hot corners...
I finally got around to reading R.A. Dickey’s book and one part stood out to me. Dickey talked about conquering fears and managing regrets. I don’t know if this is something he came up with himself or if it is merely therapist-speak – both seem equally likely – but I thought it was a nice phrase and I think it can be applied to fans of the 2013 Mets, too.