Posted March 20, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Sean Ratliff
TEAMS: New York Mets
The New York Mets selected outfielder Sean Ratliff in the fourth round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of the Stanford University. On the short list of potential in-house outfield candidates a year ago, a horrific eye injury forced him out of the action for 2011 but he still offers the Mets some real long-term potential if and when he can come back from the injury.

What Will The Mets Do With Jason Bay?

To say Jason Bay’s tenure this far with the Mets is disappointing would be a huge understatement. When Bay was signed it was thought that he would be providing the much needed power to the Mets lineup. From 2004-2009 Bay averaged at least 21 home-runs, nobody could have predicted his drop-off would be so severe when he signed with the Mets. As a Met Jason Bay has hit just 18 home...

Wilpon’s Jolly: It’s A Brave New World For Mets Owners and the Fans

As most of you now know, Mets ownership and trustee Irving Picard reached a settlement for $162 million this morning, as was first reported by Richard Sandomir of the New York Times. In the light of this news we have also learned that the Mets will not pay anything for three years because their net obligation could end up being around $29 million after the total accounting for...

Wimberly forgotten as a CF options

Without even knowing the extent of Andres Torres injury the organization seems in a tailspin over who could replace Torres if he were to be out for an extended period of time.  Manager Terry Collins has even suggested moving Jordany Valdespin to the position due to his athleticism, Valdespin has one winter league game in left field back in 2007.  Many are concerned that calling...

Santana brilliant in 4th Grapefruit League start; on pace for Opening Day

Yesterday afternoon, New York Mets starter Johan Santana tossed six brilliant innings allowing one run on six hits and no walks while striking out six against the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium.  Santana threw 69 pitches, 48 of which were strikes, with his fastball sitting at 88 mph; which was more than enough velocity to make his changeup effective, according to Adam...

Mets Card of the Week: 1999 Edgardo Alfonzo

1999 UPPER DECK RETRO EDGARDO ALFONZO I’m about 60% Irish, which means that I feel about 60% guilty for letting St. Patrick’s Day pass without acknowledging it in card form. So let this emerald-lidded shot of Edgardo Alfonzo on his 1999 Upper Deck Retro card serve that purpose. I got my own green Mets’ hat a year before this card was released. My wife and I had brought a...

Opinion: Mets problems not fault of ownership

Yesterday it was reported that the Wilpons will only have to pay $162 million to victims of Bernie Madoff’s ponzi scheme thanks to a settlement reached with trustee Irving Picard. Given that the Wilpons also count as victims of said scheme, they’ll likely get some money back that will mitigate the loss further. While this is good news in part because fans will be able to focus...

Collins Says Santana Took A Giant Step Forward

“There are some minor steps, there are some baby steps and there are some giant steps. And today was a giant step forward.” That’s what Mets manager Terry Collins had to say after watching Johan Santana battle against a Cardinals lineup featuring all their regulars and holding them to one run, an RBI single by Lance Berkman, in six innings of work. “Nobody’s come back...

NY Mets owners settle Bernie Madoff lawsuit for $162 million

Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz, owners of the New York Mets, have settled a suit brought against them by Madoff victim trustee Irving Picard for $162 million. The suit first alleged that Wilpon and Katz were “willfully blind” to the fact that Bernie Madoff, the Ponzi schemer who reportedly made the two men millions of dollars in profits, was ripping off other investors. That allegation...

MLB Preview – New York Mets

2011 Review: Let’s look for positives…Jose Reyes won the batting title (even though he sat out the final game of the season to preserve his small lead). Jason Isringhausen got his 300th save. Not too much else positive to report though. On the other hand, the negative summed up the season. Ace Johan Santana didn’t pitch at all. The Wilpons were tied to the Madoff ponzi scheme...

RotoWire 2012 New York Mets Preview

After a poor start left the Mets 5-13 on April 20, New York went 50-38 thereafter, and by July 29 the Mets were four games over .500 at 55-51. However, that's when the bottom dropped out - trades, injuries and some apathy set in as the Mets won just 22 of their final 56 games to wind up 77-85 and finish with a losing record for the third year in a row. Heading into 2012, finances...

Cardinals 2, Mets 1

Johan Santana pitched six innings in his longest outing of spring training in the New York Mets' 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook also was effective, working six scoreless innings. Westbrook has allowed one earned run in 15 innings. Jon Jay hit a run-scoring single in the ninth off Garrett Olson. The Mets had tied it in the...

Negative Energy

So the Mets have to pay $162 million to Irving Picard's trustee after settling in court today. And somehow, this is good news. It's good news for the Wilpons, it's good news for the trustees, everybody is freakin' happy. Except me, of course. Partly because I'm never happy. Partly because it is pretty much going to keep the Wilpons entrenched in that ownership...
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