Found September 12, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports writes that soon to be free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, currently with the Cincinnati Reds, “fits the bill” for what the Mets need this winter. Heyman spoke with Sandy Alderson who revealed some of the things he’s considering as the Mets conclude their third losing season under his watch. “There’s no question long-term contracts carry risk, and right about the time you’re clearing payroll you can wind up right back where you started if it doesn’t work out. On the other hand, you have some times where you have to roll the dice. I certainly haven’t ruled out a big-ticket item.” Alderson has already made it well known that adding a veteran starting pitcher was already part of his plan this offseason even before Matt Harvey got hurt, but now it may end up being a top of the rotation starter if Harvey were to have surgery and miss the 2014 season – the season he said would be the year the franchise would begin a run of sustainable championship caliber baseball.

How Mets’ Opening Day Has Evolved

Teams evolve throughout a season, but the New York Mets’ transformation in 2013 has been staggering, with only second baseman Daniel Murphy and shortstop Ruben Tejada in last night’s lineup.   And, Tejada was only playing after spending much of the season in the minor leagues and possibly out of the Mets’ future.   Here’s what has happened to the 2013 lineup in comparison...

Reds to play exhibition game in Pensacola next season

Grab your sunglasses and sunscreen, folks. For their final tuneup before Opening Day, the Reds have agreed to travel to Pensacola on March 28 to play an exhibition game against the Blue Wahoos, their Double-A affiliate. “We don’t do this very often, playing in our minor league ballparks,” said Bill Bavasi, the Reds vice president, who attended a news conference...

Cincinnati Reds Minor League All-Stars and Awards

Phil Ervin had a great debut and was one of the best short season players in 2013.

Red Sox Unlikely To Make Stephen Drew A Qualifying Offer, Mets Could Zero In

Last week, Andy Martino of New York Daily News, reported that the Mets could pursue a free agent shortstop this offseason and added that this upcoming offseason could be the the most important one for the Mets in several years. In talking with a Mets front office person, he learned that the Mets are very open to spending on a free agent shortstop this offseason. It had been my...

David Wright looks to return this season after running bases on Friday

New York Mets' third baseman David Wright ran the bases again on Friday at Citi Field, as he continues to rehab in hopes of getting back on the field yet this season. As reported by  Anthony DiComo and Chris Iseman of, manager Terry Collins said that Wright was working on his lateral movement in the field, as well as charging ground balls from third base.  Wright...

Mets Broadcaster Ron Darling Calls Frank Francisco ‘a Fool’ After Reliever Plunks Jayson Werth (Video)

Whatever intentions Mets reliever Frank Francisco had when he hit Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth with a pitch on Thursday, Ron Darling thinks it was pretty dumb. Francisco drilled Werth with a 3-0 pitch during the eighth inning of the Mets’ 7-2 loss, and Darling, a former All-Star pitcher and now SNY’s color announcer, was not willing to give Francisco the benefit of the...

Game Preview: Marlins vs Mets

The Mets look to move beyond a series against the Nationals where the Nationals hit 13 homers and the Mets hit none by welcoming the Marlins into town. Harang made his first start in his Mets career last night allowing 3 solo homers over 4 hits. Despite being roughed up, and the Mets eventually losing 7-2, he did have 10 strikeouts. Tonight Jon Niese takes the mound against Brad...

Bobby Valentine Off Base In Criticism Of Yankees’ 9-11 Presence

Bobby Valentine was a loose cannon when he managed the New York Mets and not much has changed. VALENTINE: Off base in comments. Today, one that should be about reflection and remembrance of those lost their lives, do we really need Valentine to open old wounds and accentuate pettiness? That’s exactly what Valentine while speaking on WFAN, the soon to be ex-flagship station of the...

WFAN and Mets to divorce

Tuesday, reports leaked out that WFAN, the nation’s first all-sports radio station, would be carrying New York Yankees games in 2014, leaving the New York Mets to find a new flagship station for next season. While this came as a bit of a surprise to many, there is no need for anyone to be worried about the move to a new home. The Mets will still keep the stellar announcing duo...

2013 Season Review: 2B Brent Peterson

Brent Peterson was drafted in 2012 and hit .291/.377/.383 with the Arizona League Reds. After a good debut in 2012 the Reds sent Peterson to Dayton to begin his 2013...

The Top 5 Players The Mets Need To Keep vs. The Top 5 Players The Mets Need To Lose

Keep: 1) David Wright: He’s the face of the team. 2) Daniel Murphy: He’s a key bat in …The post The Top 5 Players The Mets Need To Keep vs. The Top 5 Players The Mets Need To Lose appeared first on On Her Game.


Why all the tumult about the Mets being replaced by the Highlanders on WFAN? This change of scene has ‘opportunity’ written all over it. WFAN was a bit of a revelation in 1987, when they introduced the all-sports radio format in the biggest market in the nation, but there’s been nothing ground-breaking ever since, especially as it pertains to Mets broadcasts, where little has...

9/11 Home Run from the Other Side

Here is a story I wrote for The Tablet newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y. We will always remember Mike Piazza’s “Healing Power of a Swing,” but it turns out the Braves’ pitcher that surrendered the home run, Steve Karsay, grew up just 15 minutes from Shea Stadium. Here’s what Karsay had to say about that whole experience. Originally published in The Tablet newspaper...
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