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Brandon Nimmo: Selected 13th overall in the 2011 Draft, Nimmo was the first signature move of the new Mets front office.
Before we all split for the Holidays, I polled our writers on a number of different Mets issues that are facing the team. We discussed payroll and spending, the Dickey trade, the offseason so far, and also what we felt about the overall direction of the team and the confidence in this front office.
How confident are you in the front office and the direction of the team?
Matt Strachman – Sandy Alderson is a stoic genius and I couldn’t be happier with the direction the Mets are headed. We have locked up three of the scarcest positions with Wright, Tejada, and d’Arnaud and stocked up on young arms. The bullpen is still a bit of a mess, but we have time to see what pans out and can easily overhaul it with $ in the bank. I am not trying to simplify the process of building a championship team, but the nuts and bolts are there and Sandy will supply the glue. Good times a...
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It’s that time of year once again. Time to open presents and fake being exceptionally pleased by the gesture of a loved one, even if the gift is below expectations. It’s supposedly the thought that counts. This time of year, I am reminded of the many acquisitions our beloved New York Mets have given to us. There are some good, though I can’t recall any at this particular time...
It would not surprise me if someone had a database of all of the trades in MLB history and they said that it was not all that unusual for a team to make a trade and receive three minor league guys and a major league player. But my guess is that it’s quite uncommon to receive that haul in a trade and for fans to be more excited about all three of the minor league guys than the...
I seriously expected to see a 1,000 word post on this from my buddy Ed Marcus at Real Dirty Mets, but be that as it may, MLB Trade Rumors does a nice job recapping the day we traded Kevin Appier for Mo Vaughn.
On this date in 2001, the Mets acquired first baseman Mo Vaughn from the Angels in exchange for right-hander Kevin Appier. Vaughn had missed the entire 2001 season with...
Paul Lukas of ESPN, shares a glimpse of the 2013 Mets Batting Practice caps which features Mr. Met. He writes:
Mr. Met has appeared only one time on a Mets uni component (he was a sleeve patch for a fauxback that was worn three times in 2009), so it’s cool to see him on the BP cap. One quibble, though: The cap has an orange brim, but the Mr. Met shown on the cap has a blue brim...
The date is September 30, 2007. You’re sitting in the Mezzanine level of Shea Stadium in Flushing, Queens, getting ready to watch your beloved Mets take on the Florida Marlins in the final game of the season. Win, and you’re in the playoffs. Lose, and you’re heading home. With seventeen games left to go in the season, my Mets had held a 7-game lead over the 2nd place Phillies...
2000 PACIFIC ORNAMENTS MIKE PIAZZA
For your holiday pleasure, Card of the Week offers you a Piazza in a pear tree.
OK, actually it’s a Piazza in a 7 ft. pre-lit artificial tree, but that doesn’t scan quite as well.
Here’s wishing you and yours a holly jolly one!
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Fred and Jeff Wilpon made ESPN’s list of the 10 most loathed New York sports figures of 2012. You can click here to view the list, and here to rank them yourself.
Here are the latest rankings which has Alex Rodriguez leading in points and Fred and Jeff Wilpon leading in most first place votes.
I don’t know how ESPN determined their nominees, but I found it odd that the...
Outfielder Collin Cowgill – As good as it gets?
Although finding a power hitter, particularly one who could man an outfield spot and bat righthanded, was one of the Mets top priorities this offseason, the strategy of waiting the market out has proved futile. Unless upgrading the outfield was never the priority that the front office wanted us to believe, lets call this a failure...
Shortly after trading National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson insisted that his team is still "not punting on 2013." However, the start of spring training is only six weeks away, and the Mets do not have anything even resembling a competed roster. With many top names off the market, the Mets...
There seems to be a lot buzz in our comment threads lately about former Mets GM Frank Cashen, who many fans, rightfully so, look to as the standard bearer when it comes to building a championship. While doing a search I came across a post about the evolution of the 1986 Mets that Newsday had posted back in 2010.
The following shows exactly how all the players from the Mets post...
Despite gaping holes in the outfield and the bullpen, there has been a bunch of speculation recently about the Mets chasing another starting pitcher. Okay, it’s the offseason and I know all too well how exciting it is to have something new to write about in late December. Still, would it be too much to have these new angles, oh I don’t know, make some sense?
The latest speculation...
The Mets have announced the signing of Aaron Laffey to a minor league deal.
The 27-year old left-hander pitched to a 4.56 ERA with 4.3 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 in 16 starts and six relief appearances for Toronto last season. He also spent time pitching in Triple-A Las Vegas, which is where the Mets are moving their Triple-A affiliate into in 2013. He posting a 4.52 ERA with 5.4 K...
Steve and I used to have a thing where we used to make fun of the Mets for their Cliff Floyd contract. It spiraled out of control, and we talked about Cliff Floyd way, way too much. He was a staple at Is It Sports? and the Victoria Times. Naturally, when I found out he was on Twitter, I had to follow him.
A couple of days later I got the “suggestions similar to Cliff Floyd” e...
Although he finished his 18-year career with only 1,418 hits, an average of less than 80 hits per season, Ed Kranepool had remained the Mets’ all-time leader in hits for well over three decades. That’s “had”, as is the past tense of “has”. David Wright has now supplanted Kranepool as the team’s all-time leader with his 1,419th hit, collecting the landmark hit off...
Free-agent pitcher Aaron Laffey signed a minor-league deal with the New York Mets, the team announced Thursday. The 27-year-old lefty logged 100 2/3 innings last season in 22 appearances for the Toronto Blue Jays last season, posting a 4-6 record. He started 16 games.