Found December 24, 2011 on 213 Miles From Shea:
PLAYERS: Rob Johnson
TEAMS: New York Mets
Back on December 22nd, the Mets added depth to their catching depth to their minor league system with Rob Johnson. The signing isn’t a move to push out Thole, or even Nickeas, but rather a support for the Mets as a possible third string option. Catching is that one position that during the season will [...]

MMO Top 20 Prospects – #1 Zack Wheeler

Mets RHP Zack Wheeler is more than just the Mets #1 prospect. He is more than the player acquired in the one undeniably fantastic move that Sandy Alderson has pulled off as GM so far. He is more than a very talented, 21-year-old righty with an explosive fastball and a ton of upside. He is the hope for Mets fans, that the future will be here sooner rather than later. If the cash...

Morning Grind: Selig Isn’t Doing Right By The Mets, He’s Doing Right By Wilpon

With all the recent revalations of how Selig has aided the Wilpons maintain ownership on countless occasions, I felt this needed to be said: Selig is not helping the Mets; he is simply helping his buddy Fred. The job of the MLB commissioner is to keep everything running smoothly in several areas of the game. His goals are to keep the game both popular and economically sound. That...

Mets Edition: All I Want For Christmas!!

Stability: [stuh-bil-i-tee] noun 1: the state or quality of being stable.2: firmness in position. 3: continuance without change; permanence.I know a lot of people might say money, but in my opinion if there is one thing that the New York Mets need it would be stability.  This is a pretty new problem for the Mets and not a problem when it relates to the team's front office....

A look at newly signed Rob Johnson

Mets announced today that they have signed Rob Johnson to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training.  The 28 y/o right hander is considered to have a strong arm and works well with pitchers, but had issues toward the end of his stay in Seattle with passed balls despite being described as a defensive specialist.  Below is a video of Johnson throwing out Willie Bloomquist...

Mounting Debt, Falling Revenues, Huge Concerns

Richard Sandomir of the NY Times writes that MLB is growing concerned with the Mets’ mounting debt and falling revenues. But the Mets worry Major League Baseball enough to be seen as a troubled franchise on a short tether. Their $430 million loan on the team is due in 2014. Their $25 million loan from M.L.B. is past due and repayment has been extended. They recently borrowed ...

Mets worrying MLB with their mounting debt

“Sports teams do not always make money, and debt is a legitimate way to fuel their growth, as it is in real estate, where Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz, the Mets’ owners, made their money and reputations. … But the Mets worry Major League Baseball enough to be seen as a troubled franchise on a short tether. They owe $430 million to a group of lenders that is due in 2014. Their...

Wright is not going anywhere!

#bbpBox_150558768042741760 a { text-decoration:none; color:#009999; }#bbpBox_150558768042741760 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Folks can stop speculating about the mets trading david wright to the phillies. Aint happenin'December 24, 2011 7:49 AM via Mobile WebReplyRetweetFavorite@JonHeymanCBSJon Heyman These David Wright rumors are just starting to get annoying. For those...

RT @JonHeymanCBS Folks can stop speculating about the mets trading david wright to the phillies

Folks can stop speculating about the mets trading david wright to the phillies. Aint happenin’ — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 24, 2011

Oakland designated two the Mets should be interested in...

After the Gio Gonzalez trade the Oakland A's had to designate two players for assignment, two days before Christmas Laden Powell and Jai Miller found out they are no longer on Oakland's major league roster. Powell is the least interesting of the two to me because of the signing of Rob Johnson, Powell is a 29 y/o right handed catcher who was a first round pick in 2004 by Oakland...

St. Louis Cardinals sign Carlos Beltran to a two-year deal

New York Mets batter Carlos Beltran (R) is congratulated by teammate Jason Bay (44) after Beltran scored his second home run of the day, a two-run homer, against the Colorado Rockies in the seventh inning of their MLB National League baseball game in Denver May 12, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT BASEBALL) The St. Louis Cardinals knew they weren’t going...


gotta love Hank and the Broadway Hat Most under-rated athlete in NYC I’m soooo happy Danny Ainge didn’t my favorite Celtic RAAAAAAJJJJOOOONNN RONDOOOOOOO     It’s tough to spend time on Mets minutia today with trying to finish up loose ends at work and get ready for what should be one of the best nights Madison Square Garden has seen in quite a while as the Rangers and...

Bradley: Mets' financial troubles looking grim as owners search for help

Fred Wilpon, Saul Katz seeking to sell $200 million worth of shares in team
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