Found January 15, 2012 on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog:
“The view was unforgettably magnificent, as incredible as anything I have ever seen,” R.A. Dickey wrote for the New York Times upon reaching the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. “But as I took time to contemplate, I realized that the reason the view was so rich was the overall experience of the trek.” Here is Dickey, Kevin Slowey and Mets bullpen catcher Dave Raccaniello at Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Mt. Kilimanjaro: For more, check out Dickey’s blog for the New York Times. To learn more about Dickey’s climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro in support of the Bombay Teen Challenge, check out this previous post from

As Mets Plummet, Dickey Reaches Summit

As the Mets off season appears to be on crash course with obscurity, Mets starting pitcher RA Dickey has reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.In ignoring Mets threats and requests that Dickey cancel his fund-raising trip to Africa, Dickey, Mets bullpen catcher Dave Racainiello, and Rockies pitcher Kevin Slowey reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.The trip was planned last off-season to raise

If We Are Rebuilding, Why Is R.A. Dickey Still Here In A Sellers Market?

Michael Baron of MetsBlog wrote the following this morning regarding the Mets projected starting rotation: According to FanGraphs, Bill James predicts Gee will go 8-10 with a 4.33 ERA in 160 innings, Niese will go 9-10 with a 4.28 ERA in 160 innings, Dickey will go 12-11 with a 3.89 ERA, Pelfrey will go 9-11 with a 4.36 ERA in 188 innings, and Santana will go 14-7 with a 3.10 ERA...


I hope you all have been following R.A. Dickey’s climb up Mt Kilimanjaro via his blog post on the NY Times. Dickey and his group which contain Mets bullpen catcher Dave Racaniello and pitcher Kevin Slowey, were successful in reaching the summit of the mountain which is chronicled wonderfully by Dickey in his latest post. Dickey has a book coming out in March and I must say after...

Mets and Ramon Ramirez avoid arbitration

Ramon Ramirez and #Metsavoid arbitration signing pact for 1 year and $2,65 million. — Enrique Rojas/ESPN (@Enrique_Rojas1) January 17, 2012

Jon Niese, his physical & mental breakdowns, & 2012

Jon Niese went 11-11 with a 4.40 ERA in 27 games and 26 starts last year, allowing 178 hits and 44 walks while striking out 138 in 157 1/3 innings. He went 8-7 with a 3.88 ERA in 19 games and 18 starts in the first half, but he went just 3-4 with a 5.67 ERA in eight second half starts before injuring a side muscle in August and missing the remainder of the season. In his career,...

Who leads off if Torres is more '12' then '11'...

Photo by Michael BaronOver the last seven seasons the Mets have had Jose Reyes and his .341 lifetime OBP leading off.  Since 2005 Reyes played in at least 126 games or more aside from his basically lost 2009 season in which he only appeared in 36 games.   Injury reasons aside the Mets will enter the season with a new lead-off man for the first time in many years.  Terry Collins...

What now for Bobby Parnell?

Last week, the Mets announced the signings of Jon Rauch and Frank Francisco and during the Winter Meetings, they acquired Ramon Ramirez along with Andres Torres in exchange for Angel Pagan. Last month, Alderson said it will be up to Terry Collins how he uses his new bullpen acquisitions but said, ‘There will be a soft hierarchy.” According a major league source, ”The Mets...

The Mets’ record in 2012 will be_______.

Well, according to the fans of MetsOnline’s Facebook page, 76-86. MetsOnline fans said anything from 55-107 to 102-60…. So, let’s just say that there was a range. Here were the answers that we received on Facebook: So, as I wrote earlier, the average of these answers is 76-86 or one win less than the Mets’ 2011 campaign. I think that given the amount of talent the team has...

Reaching the Summit of Kilimanjaro

Despite nausea and lightheadedness, Mets pitcher R. A. Dickey and his party give hugs and high-fives above the clouds at the highest point in Africa.

Has David Wright passed Strawberry for best position player?

Who is the best position player in Mets history? The immediate answer is Darryl Strawberry although a quick look at the record book shows that Jose Reyes and David Wright also deserve consideration for that honor. Let’s look at their overall lines and then break the players down by categories. Rk Player R Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO HBP SB...

Pagan gets close to $5 million from Giants, Mets avoid arbitration with Ramirez

Some of the parties involved in the trade that kicked off the New York Mets offseason have begun to cash in for 2012.  According to Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes, the Mets have avoided arbitration with their new set-up man Ramon Ramirez by agreeing to a 1-year deal worth $2.65 million. #bbpBox_159281952615182337 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_159281952615182337...

Hofstra’s Mets 50th Anniversary Conference

Video; One to watch Urbina

I noticed at Fansided Seedlings to Stars that Juan Urbina made their list of snubs from the top 100 list.  The young lefty seems to be getting a lot of buzz lately, while the numbers aren't there yet scouts seem to love his raw stuff.  Here's an excellent scouting report of him from Scouting the Sally and an interview from Mets minor league ball. The Mets are thin from...
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