Found January 27, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Last minute deals: Twins sign LHP Luke French, Mets ink 3B Matt Tuiasosopo & Blue Jays sign RHP Tim Redding, LHP Bill Murphy to minors deals — Matt Eddy (@eddymk) January 27, 2012 Tuiasosopo hit just .226/.341/.394 in Triple-A Tacoma last year 14 homeruns and 77 RBI in 526 at-bats. Over eight seasons in the minors Tuiasosopo has a complete line of .263/.359/.405. In his brief time in the big leagues .176/.234/.306 and has struggled immensely making contact striking out 33.3% of the time. Tuiasosopo was a mega two-sport star coming out of high school who had great blood lines and was considered a first round pick by many. He fell to the third round and wound up receiving a $2,290,000. The Mariners liked him so much some of their scouts compared in some light to Ken Griffey Jr. In hindsight that sounds ridiculous, but it shows the type of raw talent Tuiasosopo has. He was a top prospect for the Mariners for many years and as recently as 2008 ranked in the Mariners top 10 prospect...

Franco to be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame

The Mets Hall of Fame is about to get even larger. Last Thursday they announced plans to induct the former closer John Franco into their Hall of Fame this summer.   The move will make Franco their fifth new inductee in the last three years alone. For anyone in the dark, because you prefer football, playing Partypoker or the latest PS3 releases over watching baseball, Franco has...

Seattle Mariners To Drop Ichiro Suzuki?

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Wheeler, Harvey, Familia Among MLB’s Top 100 Prospects

Jonathan Mayo of lists Zack Wheeler (#28), Matt Harvey (#38), and Jeurys Familia (#90) among his 2012 Top 100 Prospects. Here are videos of all three Mets pitching prospects including comments Paul DePodesta made to Mayo Zack Wheeler Selected sixth overall by the Giants in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, Wheeler features what Mets vice president of scouting and player...

Interesting Mets Grade “C” Prospects for 2012

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Should the Mariners move in the fences at Safeco Field?

The Mariners are struggling at the plate. They have a hard time luring sluggers to Safeco Field. Fans are tired of boring baseball. Why don’t they just move the Safeco fences a little closer? Seattle’s ballpark has one of the biggest outfields in major league baseball. The center-field wall is 405 feet from home plate, [...]

Mets sign INF Tuiasosopo

The New York Mets signed free agent infielder Matt Tuiasosopo on Friday.

Live Blog of John Franco’s conference call

The Mets announced today that John Franco will be inducted in to the team’s Hall of Fame on June 3 before an afternoon game against the Cardinals. Here is a live blog of comments, quotes and notes from Franco’s conference call with reporters:

Carlos Beltran Receives Bart Giamatti Award At MLB B.A.T. Dinner

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Dealing away big-hitting Montero was no home run

We should start with this proviso: Just about every personnel expert I respect thinks the Yankees did very well in shipping Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi to the Mariners for Michael Pineda and Jose Campos. In fact, quite a few of the executives thought it was an overwhelming triumph for...
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