Found November 17, 2011 on Faith and Fear:
PLAYERS: Ike DavisJose Reyes
TEAMS: New York Mets
OK, let’s get the whining out of the way first: I want to unreservedly love the new pinstripes, but they annoy me a little. The Mets were born in the Jet Age. Fatherly Eisenhower had given way to hip, stylish JFK, soon to announce we were going to the Moon. The Mets set up shop in the Polo Grounds, squashed into a grid of urban streets and thick with the ghosts of Giants past, but that was a temporary arrangement. They were headed for Shea, then a standard bearer for futuristic ovals equally suited for football and baseball and even mop-topped British invaders. Shea was located right by the wonders of the World’s Fair, ringed by parkways fit for bearing Robert Moses’ sojourners from the suburbs in their sleek new automobiles. We’d change our mind about how much we liked some of that new world, but that’s not the point. The point is that the uniforms should be white. The Mets’ blue and orange caps were nods to the departed Dodgers and Giants, but beyond that, the team wasn’t a sepia-...

Loss Of Reyes Does Not Impact The Mets' Rebuild

If the reports that the Miami Marlins have extended a 6 year, $90 million dollar contract offer to Jose Reyes are true, I think it is time for Mets fans to make their peace with the fact that Reyes will not be returning next season.  While the loss of the organization's most popular player certainly deals a blow to the hopes of any Met fan hoping their team could remain in contention...

Ike Davis: I Am Back and I Feel Great

Yesterday afternoon at Citi Field, the Mets hosted a special media event to announce their plans for the Mets 50th Anniversary celebration in 2012 which you can read about here and here. One of the players on hand was first baseman Ike Davis and he was a sight for sore eyes. Davis was in great spirits and regarding his health declared, “I’m healthy. I’m back. I feel great...

Rubin: Mets inform teams that Daniel Murphy is available

The ‘non-Jose Reyes’ talk has continued to pick up around the New York Mets water cooler during the Winter meetings as the club, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, is telling other teams that Daniel Murphy is available for trade: Photo by Michael G. Baron In conversations with other teams at the GM Meetings in Milwaukee this week, a source confirmed the Mets informed...

Are The Marlins For Real?

The news this week that the Miami Marlins had offered Jose Reyes a six year deal worth roughly $90 million sent many Mets fans, myself included, into a panic. However, having had a few days to digest the news has allowed me to take on a bit of a different perspective. That new perspective was aided by the news that the Marlins have since offered a nine year deal worth $225 million...

Mets think they can “play” at 6 years, $90m for Reyes

However, according to Andy Martino of the Daily News, it’s still unlikely the Mets go to six years on any contract offer to Jose Reyes. Here are other key updates about Jose over the last few days: The Mets believe they will get an offer to counter any offer to Reyes, writes Joel Sherman of the New York Post. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Marlins have offered...

Report: $90 million deal on table for Reyes

After nine years of playing for the New York Mets, signing with the rival Marlins would definitely draw the ire of Met fans everywhere. The chances of this occurring are becoming more and more likely by the day. A report on Fox Sports says that the Marlins current offer to Jose Reyes is for six [...]

Marlins offer to Reyes is close to 6 years, $90m

According to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, the reported offer of six years, $90 million to Jose Reyes is close, but “not accurate,” although Capozzi doesn’t indicate whether the actual offer is for a lower or higher value in dollars or years. Yesterday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Marlins have offered Reyes a six-year, $90 million deal. However, according to Rosenthal...

MMO Audio/Video: David Wright Discusses Anniversary, Offseason, Jose Reyes

David Wright answers questions at the Mets 50th anniversary announcement David Wright was one of three Mets players selected to represent the team at the announcement of the 50th anniversary season Nov. 16 at Citi Field. I was on hand to cover the event for Metsmerized. Wright discussed a multitude of topics, while noting that he likes the team’s new uniforms and that his back...

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Wilpon mum on Reyes

MILWAUKEE — Fred Wilpon wasn’t tipping his hand about Jose Reyes as he departed the Pfister Hotel yesterday at the conclusion of the MLB owners’ meetings.Asked if it was important to re-sign Reyes, the Mets’ principal owner didn’t break stride.“What kind of question is that?” Wilpon asked...

Amazin’s really need new look in ’12

Love the Mets new/old uniforms; will love them even more if Jose Reyes is wearing No. 7 again next season. The Mets unveiled their 50th anniversary uniforms yesterday at rainy Citi Field with David Wright, Ike Davis and Lucas Duda acting as models. Work has begun on bringing in...

Miami Marlins offer Jose Reyes a six-year contract, making first move in race for shortstop

Also, Mets GM Sandy Alderson leaves open possibility of re-signing Angel Pagan

Info/Photos/Video: Mets announce plans for 50th Anniversary

The Mets held a Press Conference at Citi Field today to announce their plans for the 50th Anniversary. They released their 50th Anniversary logo, introduced the Web Site, spoke about Ticket Packs, concerts, new exhibits at Mets Hall of Fame, and mentioned their new promotional schedule, featuring: Banner Day, a series of alumni bobble-heads, and tons of hats, t-shirts...

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It is said over and over again that the problem with the Mets is a combination of financial difficulties coupled with unwise spending and negligence in development of youth needed to build a winning franchise. There is some truth in all of this the only question seems to be in the perception of how bad and how much applies to each argument. In the case of Bad contracts the usual...
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