Found December 17, 2011 on Mets Merized Online:
PLAYERS: Vin Scully
TEAMS: New York Mets
I caught this in the NY Post this morning: It’s doubtful Wayne Hagin will be back for a fifth year as Howie Rose’s partner in the Mets radio booth. Hagin’s contract has expired and WFAN has been interviewing possible replacements. Hagin previously called Rockies, Cardinals, Giants and A’s games. I never really took to Hagin… If they do replace him, I hope they give Howie a good co-pilot, but to be honest I wish they’d let Rose fly solo ala Vin Scully…

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Mets remained interested in Endy...

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Mets Seeking A Four-Month Extension To Repay MLB Loan

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Mets interested in dealing Jon Niese for Seth Smith?

Mets lefty Jonathon Niese is believed to be available in a package built around OF Seth Smith, writes Tracy Ringolsby of FOX Sports. In 147 games for the Rockies in 2011, Smith hit .284 with a .347 on-base percentage, 15 home runs and 59 RBI in 476 at-bats. He hit .285 with nine home runs and 38 RBI at Coors Field, and .282 with six home runs and 21 RBI on the road. Last night,...

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Well, I fell just short of obtaining something recently. I was so certain, so close. It had to happen.Except that it didn't.I remember feeling this way exactly once before.I was so sure the Mets were going to the 1988 World Series, and that they'd win it. It was in the bag.The 1986 championship season was followed by a year devastated by injuries. But the 1988 Mets were incredible...

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Report: Cardinals maintain strong interest in Carlos Beltran

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The Kid I Snuck Into the Party

So I’m walking across Mets Plaza in front of Citi Field the other day, quietest place you’d ever encounter late on a Tuesday morning in December. Nobody around for miles as far as I could tell. What a shame, I thought. I’m going to the holiday party the team holds for kids inside. To me it’s just another thing to cover. It should feel bigger, somehow. A Mets fan's view...

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