Found December 13, 2011 on
Mets Guy in Michigan:
The Mets had their annual Christmas party today. This has known to be a jinx to the player wearing the Santa suit, and know to be a very good day when Anna Benson showed up in her now infamous elf costume.So today we have a Forever Collectibles version of what the day is like, with Mets players David Wright and Pedro Martinez posing with Santa. Is this a since-departed teammate posing as Santa, or the read deal? We just don't know. He does seem to friendly enough with both players.This St. Nick is dressed for the occasion, ditching his traditional red coat for his black Mets alternative jersey. And David is ready for action, wearing his glove.This was the first of a series of “Celebration” ornaments from Forever, though the rest ditched Santa in favor of a third player. Or given the history of bad things happening to Mets who played the role at the party, perhaps everyone just thought it was safer to leave the costume behind.
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Tuesday on Twitter, CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman said at least three or four teams are still interested in acquiring Jon Niese from the Mets.
However, later in the day, according to ESPN New York, Sandy Alderson said Niese is in his plans for next year. Alderson acknowledged that he will listen to offers for any player, but, “at this point that’s all it is, is talk,” while...
Last week we heard that Mets starter Jonathon Niese had hit the trading block and that the Yankees were interested in him. The latest is that there are no “significant” trade talks involving Niese at the moment, but the Mets will deal him if the package is right, according to Adam Rubin and Jon Heyman.
Heyman added that there are at least three to four teams still interested...
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In trading Angel Pagan for Andres Torres the Mets are giving up almost 40 points in in batting average and 30 more strike outs a season. So was the addition of power arm Ramon Ramirez the only reason the Mets down graded an offensive position on a team that will need to score runs. Watching the above posted video Kevin Burkhardt and Andy Martino discuss Angel Pagan's struggles...
There are times when you see a very distinct line drawn in the sand between Mets fans. Often times, both sides misunderstand something about the other side, and things get out of control.
People who agree with things Alderson are doing are not tired of the same old tricks that never seem to work in NY, and are not tired of bad contracts and overpaid players underperforming. They...
Remember back in early October when I first mentioned that Sandy Alderson may bid the Mets farewll after the 2012 season to take over for Bud Selig as commissioner of baseball?
Remember when I told you a person who works at MLB told me that “the Mets are Sandy Alderson’s test”?
Here’s something that may validate both those claims a little bit.
Adam Rubin of ESPN just posted...
Dan Lewis at Amazin' Avenue makes sense of the Mets' finances so you don't have to. Essentially, they're ****** independent of Bernie Madoff, and everything the team could conceivably sell is mortgaged. Makes you yearn for a couple months ago, when the team was a fuzz less ******, but still ******. [READ »] More »
The owners of the cash-strapped New York Mets have taken a $40 million bank loan while they try to sell minority stakes in the team. A Mets spokesman confirmed yesterday that a single major bank extended it the “bridge” loan in the last month or two. In November 2010, the...
Outfielder Andres Torres knows he has big shoes to fill on the Mets, having arrived in a trade for Angel Pagan, and joining a team now without Jose Reyes.
Daniel Murphy still has not watched the video clip of his injury in its entirety. He has studied his mechanics at second base and his positioning leading up to the collision, right up until Jose Constanza's spike drives into his left knee.
Of course, good news like Ronny Paulino being gone ... minuscule good news that it is ... is trumped by more news from the financial sector:
The owners of the Mets, needing cash and unable to turn to Major League Baseball for more financial help, received a $40 million loan from a major bank in the past six weeks.The team described the arrangement as a bridge loan, meant to aid...