Found December 27, 2011 on
Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog:
Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays and Tom Seaver have joined the list of the more than 100 current and former Major Leaguers who are scheduled to attend the 23rd annual B.A.T. Fundraising Dinner, which will celebrrate the 50th anniversary of the Mets.
The annual fundraising dinner will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square.
Choo Choo Coleman, David Cone, John Franco, Dwight Gooden, Bud Harrelson, Keith Hernandez, Jerry Koosman, Ed Kranepool, Ron Darling, Al Leiter, Darryl Strawberry, Rusty Staub and many others will be in attendance.
Matthew Cerrone: It’s a pretty impressive program. However, in learning more about it, the thing I found most interesting is that B.A.T. is also in the business of helping ushers, people who work concessions, etc., as well as other departments in an organization, up and down the franchise from the big leaguers to the minors. I wrongly assumed they were only about helping former players, like Barry Lyons (who a...
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From the great John Sickels of Minor League Ball, here are your 2012 Top 20 Mets Prospects:
1) Matt Harvey, RHP, Grade B+: He can be a number two starter and someone to build around. Some evaluators see him more as a closer if his changeup remains erratic, but I’m cutting him some slack on that issue and am optimistic.
2) Zack Wheeler, RHP, Grade B+: This is actually more...
I guess I’m just like the Mets in a way, just passing the time until spring training. Even for teams with little chances, spring training brings anticipation and hope.
I’m not going to bother you with posts about the Mets not going after guys like Matt Garza and Prince Fielder, because you know as well as I do that’s not going to happen. That’s not news, it is stating the...
Anthony DiComo talks about what the Mets could expect to do n 2012.
I’m not expecting much in 2012 from the Amazins’, especially with a team that must now overcome the losses of Beltran, Reyes and K-Rod from last Opening Day’s roster.
Like last year, they will once again be banking on a healthy return from Johan Santana who now finds himself a year older at 33 and still hasn’t...
In a post to his blog Minor League Ball, prospect guru John Sickels lists his Top 10 Mets prospects (and grades) as:
Matt Harvey, RHP, Grade B+
Zack Wheeler, RHP, Grade B+
Jeurys Familia, RHP, Grade B
Brandon Nimmo, OF, Grade B
Cesar Puello, OF, Grade B-
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF, Grade B-
Jenrry Mejia, RHP, Grade B-
Reese Havens, 2B, Grade B-
Wilmer Flores, 3B-SS, Grade B-
New York Mets righthander R.A. Dickey intends to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro, despite the team's objections.
The Mets sent a "procedural" letter to agent Bo McKinniss "just to cover themselves legally" after the knuckleballer expressed his desire to make the climb for charity, sources told the New York Daily News.
Dickey, who is slated to receive $4.5 million...
R.A. Dickey is aware of the risks involved if he climbs Mount Kilimanjaro, but he plans on doing it anyway. The 37-year-old Mets pitcher has been planning to make the trek for months, joined by former Twins teammate Kevin Slowey. Earlier this week, the Mets sent Dickey a letter urging him to not go through with the climb and reminding him that his $4.5 million salary for 2012...
The Mets are struggling financially and on thin ice with their fans, so you’d think that when one of their players spends his offseason preparing to do something generous and cool, the front office would praise him and consider opportunities to market it.
There are few major leaguers whose careers and stories are more intriguing than those of R.A. Dickey. He was born without...
They say that if you love something, you should let it go. Well, there’s little doubt that many Mets fans loved Jose Reyes, but they aren’t the ones who decided to let him go. It was that cold, calculating, college-educated Mets front office that put all emotion aside and decided that they would not pay Reyes more than they though he was worth. Not even if he was about to jump...
In a post to Twitter, SS Omar Vizquel said, if offered a contract, he would not be interested in joining the Mets next season.
Vizquel, who will be 45 in April, hit .251 with eight RBI in 58 games for the White Sox last season. In 23 big league seasons, Vizquel is a .272 career hitter with 2841 hits and 402 stolen bases and an 11-time Gold Glove Award winner at shortstop.
DVR or just plain old viewing alert: Friday, starting at 1:30, SNY is airing 18 of the 20 cherished Mets Yearbooks for nine consecutive chronological hours, starting with 1963 and running through 1988. The only ones being skipped, for whatever reason, are 1965 (Expressway to the Big Leagues) and 1978 (Turning It Over). Both are classics of the positivity-accentuating genre, but...