Found February 22, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
There is no outfielder on the current New York Mets roster that is making more than $497,218. That total belongs Lucas Duda, who has been with the team for the past three seasons. But that doesn’t mean he is the highest paid outfielder that the Mets are paying. That honor belongs to Jason Bay, who will make $18.12 million from the ridiculous buyout the Wilpon’s decided to use in order to get rid of him. But Bay isn’t the only outfielder making more than anyone else at Citi Field. There is one player that will continue to receive $1.2 million for several more year. That man is Bobby Bonilla. Ah yes, there isn’t a year that goes by that the Bonilla deal isn’t brought up. Bonilla’s yearly annuity from the Mets is a constant reminder of the Wilpon’s getting caught up in the Bernie Madoff scandal. Anyway, here is what happened. . . When the Mets released Bonilla in January of 2000, instead of picking up the $5.9 million owed to him for that year, they agreed to pay him nearly $1.2 million over the course of 25 years. That’s almost $30 million. Bonilla has made a nice living off [...]

Bobby Bonilla Will Collect More Money From Mets Than Any of Their Outfielders

This is something that has been talked about for years, but Bobby Bonilla signed one of the greatest contracts of all time. The Mets were really eager to get rid of Bonilla, so in 2000 they agree to buy out his contract. Bonilla terms were the $5.9 million he was owed, to be paid out to his with interest over 25 years starting on July 1st, 2011. So, Bonilla annual salary, until the...

Lenny Dykstra gets shaggy behind bars

It looks like Lenny Dykstra is going for that old Brian Wilson look while he is behind bars. A mugshot of the gray-bearded Dykstra, once known as "Nails" for his all-out playing style, was obtained by TMZ and shows the former New York Mets centerfielder sporting a ZZ Top starter face. It bears little resemblance to the "Dude" of old. Dykstra, who was a key...

Here is how the 2013 New York Mets Adventure may shake out

We are at the end of one of those brief two-week periods each year when there is actually very little to talk and write about when it comes to MLB and the New York Mets. The news of the day is generally not compelling and what little news there is (i.e. the injury to Daniel Murphy, the visa issue with Jenrry Meija and the daily d’Arnaud/Wheeler watch) is constantly analyzed and...

Intra-squad game helps define bench battles for Mets

The Mets are playing an intra-squad game today and MetsBlog posted the lineups for both sides. We are used to seeing stars not making road trips but apparently they do not play intra-squad games, either. No Wright, no Santana, no Tejada, no Duda. Not even a Buck to be found on either team. That’s okay, there are still a bunch of interesting things to be gleaned from this exhibition...

Mets Notes: Let The Games Begin, Wheeler On Tap, Flores And Valdespin Go Yard

The beer will be flowing and hot dogs will be devoured as Grapefruit League play is set to begin today. SNY coverage will begin at 11:30 AM, and will carry through the game as the Mets take on pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals. First pitch is slated for 12:10 PM. Some of the Mets notables scheduled to pitch today are Shaun Marcum and Zack Wheeler, along with Cory...

Mets Unorthodox Path To The Playoffs To Be Led By Unproven Players

This week, Terry Collins and David Wright provided their annual sound bites that they believe the Mets, yes the group that has found its way to Port St. Lucie this spring, have it in them to make a run to the playoffs.  I know what your thinking.  How could a team that won only on seventy-four games last season with a Cy Young Award winning knuckleballer that has since been traded...

The Equinox Of Wilpon Ridiculousness

We're only scant days away from actual games involving the New York Mets. Thank heaven and hell for that. You might have figured out that I've been focused on the banality of spring training relatively recently. The worst time to put Mets happenings into meaningful context is spring training, and the worst time within that time is the space between the moment the team reports...

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 145: 2013 Season Preview Series: New York Mets by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

Ben and Sam preview the Mets` season with Jason Wojciechowski, and Pete talks to Newsday baseball columnist David Lennon (at 22:11).

Audiophile Mike Piazza is Tight with.....Fabio

Once Michael Francesa got Mike Piazza out of the shower and to the New York Mets, Francesa fielded many tips to the newsroom that spies had spotted MP out on the town with weatherman Sam Champion.... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Mets Sign Ryhne Hughes To Minors Deal, Backman Concerned About Sin City

February 23 – The Mets have announced they’ve signed first baseman Rhyne Hughes to a minor league contract and that he will report to minor league camp. Hughes, 29, played 75 games for Double-A Bowie in the Baltimore Orioles system last season. The left-handed hitting Hughes batted .278/.370 OBP/.504 with 19 doubles, 13 home runs and 51 RBI in 313 plate appearances. His only...

Spring Is Here

Rejoice!  Games are here and we can now watch pitchers pitch, hitters hit, and fielders field.  As an added bonus, we will no longer be subjected to filler stories about Bobby Bonilla’s salary or what David Wright likes to eat on Tuesdays.  Needless to say, it is a time of the year we all look forward to. However, I advise you to be careful my friends.  I want to remind you...
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