Found December 08, 2011 on Long Island Met Fan:
PLAYERS: Ron Santo
TEAMS: New York Mets
What has seemed to be an event every few years, once again Dodger and Mets (Manager) great Gil Hodges is denied election into the National Baseball Hall Of Fame. On Monday (December 5th) the Golden Era Committee announced that Hodges did not receive the required votes. The Committee votes on players no longer on the ballot who played between 1947 and 1972. Cubs 3B Ron Santo did finally gain

Torres needs a RHB caddy...

This is not a bash Andres Torres post, there seem to be plenty of those going around since the trade.  Ramon Ramirez makes the trade a win in my opinion but after watching Pagan defensively last season, an upgrade in center field works for me.  Sure Pagan is a better career hitter but how much of his offense is off-set by his horrible play in the field last year.So based on the...

Pirates want Ike Davis, Mets’ price is high

John Perrotto of the Beaver County Times says the Pirates would like to trade for Ike Davis, but the Mets are seeking prospects Starling Marte and Brad Lincoln. Marte, 23, is an outfielder who hit .332 with 24 stolen bases, 12 home runs and 50 RBI in 129 games for Double-A Altoona in 2011. He’s considered a five-tool talent with outstanding speed and is among the Pirates top position...

Mets are considering whether to trade Bobby Parnell

According a major league source, ”The Mets were debating Wednesday whether to trade Bobby Parnell to an unspecified team for a starting position player,” ESPN’s Adam Rubin wrote to his blog. Matthew Cerrone: I would trade Parnell. I think he has a world of talent – and maybe it’s because he hasn’t been pitching his entire life, just since college – but he strikes...

The New Evil Empire

Through all the pain and suffering that has befallen us Mets fans this past week, and these past years, it is very easy to lash out. To get mad, to get irrational. I myself have been guilty of it when I lambasted Sandy “Sand-bag” Alderson in a comment thread the other day. But I have to reel myself in for a minute. I have to get my feet back on the ground. I need to remind myself...

Photo: Jose Reyes in a Marlins hat, thanks the Mets

“I have to thank the New York Mets for giving me the opportunity to play in the big leagues,” Jose Reyes said this afternoon, while wearing his new Marlins hat and jersey. “Right now, I’m really excited and happy to go to Miami.I’m part of this family now, and I have to move on.” He said he has a lot of love for his fans in New York, who supported him through the good...

Reyes Says Mets Didn’t Want Him, Alderson Says He Should Have Sent Chocolate

Jose Reyes didn’t mince words today when speaking to reporters after being introduced as the new Marlins new shortstop. Here are a few quotes from ESPN New York: On whether he was surprised that Mets were not more aggressive:  “During the season, you guys know, I always say I want to go back to play there,” Reyes said. “But they don’t do anything to want me there. So...

Angel Pagan Trade Analysis

The winter meetings sure haven't been dull, there have been streams of rumors flying around and last night some big news regarding the Giants came out. The Giants and the Mets have for the second time in the last few months come to terms on a trade Angel Pagan for Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez. This one isn't quite the blockbuster that sent Carlos Beltran to...

Bobby Valentine Talks Yankees...Sorta

As if the Yankees/Red Sox rivalry needed any life injected into it, former Mets manager Bobby Valentine has wasted no time letting everyone now where he stands. When asked to discuss the rivalry at the winter meetings this week, Valentine replied:“No, I hate the Yankees. I don’t want to waste this valuable time talking about the Yankees. This is too valuable,”While the two...

Mets not averse to making more trades

The Mets aren't looking to sell off the roster, but if another team is willing to bowl them over with an offer, they will listen, especially if it means landing top prospects.

The Mets Got a New Bullpen for Christmas

Black Friday has nothing on Reliever Tuesday at the Winter Meetings. Sandy Alderson got on line early for the big sale on relief pitchers and came home with all of his Christmas shopping done in no time at all. Within about an hour on Tuesday night, the Mets announced three different moves that landed them three right-handed arms that help replenish a bullpen that looked awfully...
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