Found December 25, 2011 on Mets Guy in Michigan:
There are very few benefits to being a Mets fan in Michigan.It's nice when the Mets come to Detroit to play the Tigers at Comerica Park because most of the Detroit fans are crowded around the Tigers dugout before and after the game. With less competition, I was able to have nice experiences with Chip Hale and Scott Hairston before the game.And after the game, Manny Acosta famously looked up, saw my Mets jersey and threw me the ball use to record the final out.But the other benefit came two years ago when Hallmark issued a Johan Santana ornament.The designation was disastrous for Santana, of course. He was victimized by the Hallmark curse, as we all knew he would.But my Michigan location was perfect for snagging leftover Santana ornaments at post-holiday prices. Apparently there wasn't much demand for Johan, because I found several at half-off in the days after Christmas.But then I hit the jackpot. I was in Kohl's in early January, walked past what was left of the Christm...

What To Expect From The Mets In 2012

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...

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....

MMO Flashback: Mets Trade Le Grande Orange

Here’s something I dug up from a couple of years ago that brings us back to the hot stove season of 1975, when the Mets also traded one of the team’s most popular players – a move they would eventually regret. Mike Lloyd does a nice job in the re-telling of what happened back then. Examining Hot Stove history from the Past. December 12th 1975 – The New York Mets trade Rusty...

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 ...

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...

Bill Price: How long can it go before Selig steps in?

In a post to his blog for the Daily News, Bill Price writes: Letting Jose Reyes walk – in a vacuum – was a good baseball decision. With his injury history, six years is risky. Still, the perception is that the Mets don’t have enough money to keep their homegrown stars – and that is not only bad for Met business, it’s bad for baseball business… especially in New York City...

The Mets Are Trying To Stop R.A. Dickey From Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

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MMO Flashback: Ya Gotta Believe–Words To Live By

This edition of MMO Flashback goes back to December of 2008 when Rob Silverman who you all know as Tie Dyed, penned a heartwarming tribute to one of the all time great Mets, Tug McGraw. Enjoy! Throughout our storied history, we’ve had more than our share of characters and colorful figures. The fist-pumping curtain calls of Gary Carter have been replaced by the dancing of Jose...

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...
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