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Well, as the calendar year turns, let’s take a look at some interesting, or banal depending on your mileage on such tidbits, factoids about the 2012 New York Mets First up, a look at the Met All-Time Roster, and Met Leaders by games played at each position;
The Mets used 49 different players in 2012, which included 23 new Mets, bringing the All-Time Roster, after 51 seasons to 940 players to have played in at least one game for the franchise. And out of those 23, 10 of whom made their Major League debuts.
And now a look at the movements on various Mets All-Time position leaders;
Vinny Rottino’s seven games and Zach Lutz’ game at first brings the Met total to 146. Ike Davis’s healthy season gives him 330 total, which is good for 9th all-time in games played. Another solid season should put him into 3rd all-time behind Ed Kranepool and Keith Hernandez. Davis’ usual replacement this past year, as well as on the strength of handling the position the most in 2011, Daniel ...
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— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) January 8, 2013
I am been trying to think about thinks from the player’s point of view, and I would not be surprised to see Scott Hairston make the “evil” decision and join the Yankees.
Honestly, with the way the Mets are currently built, who can blame him? Although the walls have been brought...
According to a tweet from CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Mets have quite a bit of dollars left to spend. Heyman says the team is still looking to add an outfielder, a starting pitcher and a bullpen arm.
Last week I answered a question about how much the Mets had to spend, and I speculated around $20-25 million.
Original Post 12/28
I received a question from Elliot Lowenstein that...
According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Mets are hoping they could unload Johan Santana before the start of the season.
Cafardo says that the Mets are one of three teams willing to “pick up most of the freight” to get rid of Santana, Vernon Wells, and Alfonso Soriano.
The Mets would help pay the $31 million left on Santana’s deal. As teams start to round off...
I keep hearing rumblings the Mets are interested in Carl Pavano, who made $8.5 million last year with Minnesota at age 36.
While the pressures pitching for the Yankees are different than they are the Mets – the expectations in the Bronx are always greater – this is not a move they should be making.
I wouldn’t want Pavano in the Mets’ rotation if he were willing to pitch...
Looking ahead 1.3 months into the future I see a number of exciting storylines to keep Met fans (even those who have lost heart with the 2013 season already) something to watch. I thought I would get this boulder rolling early so we could get some discussion started about where it might land (and whom it might squash).
The Future Face of the Franchise:
The team is going to be throwing...
One persons junk is anothers treasure, the old yard sale mantra should apply to the Met off-season acquisitions. The Mets have stood on the sidelines for much of the the off-season watching players being signed by one team or another. Some players didn't fit the team's needs, others received irresponsible contracts and yet there were other players that there doesn'...
If the season were to begin today, the New York Mets would have a starting rotation that was questionable at best. Johan Santana was a disaster after his historic no hitter and his health is a major factor. The Mets even have been rumored to be shopping him. The question is who would be dumb enough to take that massive contract for a pitcher his age with his health issues? There’s...
For a few years, I talked about how Mike Minor or Kris Medlen were gonna be my last round starter flyer in all leagues. Never really worked out. Sure, I snatched Medlen off waivers last year when he needed to be, but for a few years they were drafted and dropped numerous times before they rewarded fantasy owners. I don't tell you this to remain modest. Does my mustache make...
In regards to manager Terry Collins’ contract status, Sandy Alderson told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York the following:
“Look, it would be disingenuous to say, ‘No, it won’t be an issue. Sometimes it becomes an issue. I think it’s a function of whether Terry makes it an issue, or the club makes it an issue, or the media makes it an issue. …I don’t think the club or Terry...
Trading away reigning NL Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays has left the New York Mets with a hole in their rotation to start 2013. If the year were to kickoff today we’d likely see a rotation consisting of Johan Santana, Jonathon Niese, Matt Harvey, Dillon Gee, and ummm, uhhhh, well there’s……perhaps….maybe….????? The point is that the team...
With spring training almost a month away, the Mets are running out of time to fill voids left in the outfield, bullpen and starting rotation.
Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger reported this morning that the Mets and Carl Pavano are in preliminary discussions on a potential deal, and that the interest is mutual.
A lot of fans are probably not thrilled that the Mets are looking...
For some strange reason I keep posting about stuff and then it’s in the news the next day (not my post, the subject).
So speaking of that 11th pick the Mets have, here’s what Sandy Alderson had to say about it courtesy of Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger.
“We don’t want to lose our first-round draft pick,” Sandy Alderson said by phone last night, according to McCullough...
Ike Davis had an incredible second half for the Mets last season and even led the NL in home runs during that span. Plagued with some rust from an ankle injury that wiped out his 2011 season and a bout with Valley Fever, Davis had two very forgettable months to start the 2012 campaign - combining for a .169 batting average in April and May. He came dangerously close to being demoted...