Found December 15, 2011 on
Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog:
The Mets continue to have “regular contact” with free-agent SS Jack Wilson, according to a tweet from Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Last month, Jon Heyman said the Mets, Dodgers and Braves are among teams with interest in Wilson, which was confirmed by his agent in the New York Post.
Wilson, 34, hit just .243 with a .274 OBP and just 9 extra base hits in 79 games between the Braves and Mariners last season.
Last week, infielder Alex Gonzalez signed with Milwaukee, but told a Venezuelan sports-talk radio show that he received offers from both the Giants and Mets. However, he decided to take the job with the Brewers where he could be a starting player.
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The difference between the #2 and the #3 Top Mets Prospect is so small, you can’t even see it from here. You would need some extreme magnification to see the difference between these two players. And since someone has to be 3rd, I flipped a coin, of course I’m kidding, I studied long and hard. I crunched the number’s, I poured over reams of scouting reports, made coffee, I...
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...
I've been spending a great deal of time in Lansing, Mich., lately covering activity in and around the state Capitol.You know the expression about laws and sausage-making. Well, I like to see the process. I've enjoyed my new assignment.One of the best parts of downtown Lansing is a magical place called The Peanut Store, located on Washington Square a block from the Capitol...
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 »
In a post to Twitter, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says the Mets have talked with Jack Wilson and Ronny Cedeno about their infield opening.
More to come…
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.
ADD ANOTHER complex task to Sandy Alderson’s schedule: The Mets general manager was one of three executives named Thursday to represent Major League Baseball in the International Talent Committee, which will discuss the possibility of an international draft.
Hardly content with their starting rotation headed to spring training, the Mets are among the teams interested in Oakland’s Gio Gonzalez, according to an industry source.The price tag could be significant — with it likely the Mets would have to include Ike Davis and Jon Niese in any deal...