Found December 28, 2011 on Faith and Fear:
PLAYERS: George Foster
TEAMS: New York Mets
DVR or just plain old viewing alert: Friday, starting at 1:30, SNY is airing 18 of the 20 cherished Mets Yearbooks for nine consecutive chronological hours, starting with 1963 and running through 1988. The only ones being skipped, for whatever reason, are 1965 (Expressway to the Big Leagues) and 1978 (Turning It Over). Both are classics of the positivity-accentuating genre, but then again, all are classics of the positivity-accentuating genre — even the mesmerizingly highlight-free 1982 highlight film, in which DiamondVision clearly has a better first season in New York than George Foster. While SNY remains eternally appreciated for having unearthed the old Mets movies from the vault, I have to confess I’m getting antsy wondering if they’re ever going to complete their stated mission of showing every Mets highlight film from 1962 to 1988, which was supposed to have happened by now. The last “new” one, from 1981, debuted in August. Thus, we are still waiting for ’62, ’64, ’74, ’85, ’...

MMO 2012 Mets Top Prospects #’s 21-30

In putting together the MMO Mets Top 20 Prospect List for 2012, one thing became very clear, very fast. There were going to be some deserving players left off the list because of a numbers crunch. So now that the Top 20 are in the rear-view mirror, let’s explore the next 30 or so prospects. This week, I am listing the first group of ten, #’s 21-30. This group is pitching heavy...

Wilmer Flores might want to forget about 2011

In a post to Baseball Prospectus, Kevin Goldstein takes a look at 10 of the league’s better prospects who might want to forget about 2011. For instance, he writes the following about 20-year-old Mets SS Wilmer Flores: “Flores has long been seen as one of the Mets’ top prospects, but that’s mostly been because of his age and level. In 2011, he proved to still be more potential...

A Letter To R.A. Dickey

Dear R.A. It has come to our attention that you plan on doing a charity junket to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Africa. Although we are sure that it is for a worthy cause, unwed mothers is that right? As your employer the N.Y. Mets respectfully request that you reconsider. Mountain climbing is the third most dangerous sport in the world, eclipsed only by shark punching, and professional...

Standard & Poor’s Downgrade Mets Rating Outlook

According to Mike Ozanian of Forbes, Citi Field had its rating outlook downgraded to negative by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services today. The Mets and SportsNet New York, the regional sports network that is 65% owned by the MLB team, have almost $900 million of debt coming due on the two properties by 2015. In addition, the Mets, who lost $70 million after debt payments...

Mets Interested In Ryan Theriot

The Mets are among three teams including the Braves and Rays who are among those interested in free agent infielder Ryan Theriot, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. According to MLBTR, the Reds and Rockies are also said to have interest in the infielder Theriot, 32, batted .271/.321/.342 in 132 games last season for the Cardinals. In 483 plate appearances he had one...

Did Mets front office do the right thing by letting Reyes go?

They say that if you love something, you should let it go. Well, there’s little doubt that many Mets fans loved Jose Reyes, but they aren’t the ones who decided to let him go. It was that cold, calculating, college-educated Mets front office that put all emotion aside and decided that they would not pay Reyes more than they though he was worth. Not even if he was about to jump...

R.A. Dickey will climb Mount Kilimanjaro without Mets’ blessing

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Bats: Closing In on the Climb of a Lifetime

In five days, Mets knuckleballer R. A. Dickey will begin his adventure of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro after traveling for 18 hours 25 minutes, and 8,674 miles.

Omar Vizquel will not join the Mets

In a post to Twitter, SS Omar Vizquel said, if offered a contract, he would not be interested in joining the Mets next season. Vizquel, who will be 45 in April, hit .251 with eight RBI in 58 games for the White Sox last season. In 23 big league seasons, Vizquel is a .272 career hitter with 2841 hits and 402 stolen bases and an 11-time Gold Glove Award winner at shortstop. Michael...
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