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Mike Pelfrey, Manny Acosta, Ramon Ramirez, and Andres Torres all filed for arbitration before the midnight deadline last night.
Pelfrey earned $3.925 million, Torres earned $2.2 million and Ramirez earned $1.65 million in 2011. They are all expected to get significant raises for the upcoming season.
Tuesday is the deadline for teams and players to exchange salary arbitration...
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
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
David Wright held his Vegas Night charity event in Virginia Beach last night and gave some quotes to the media about the upcoming season. I don’t know if this means much of anything but Wright it seems, has spent a lot of time back home in Virginia that I can remember in an off season. He was at Citi Field for the unveiling of the new uni’s but since then there hasn’t...
We like to try different things here at Mets360. Now some of these work out great, like Card of the Week, Mets Minors and Mets Notes did for us last year. Some don’t work out so well and we stop doing them and move on to other things. So, starting this week we’re going to try a links column.
It’s always a tricky thing doing a links column, as you’re inviting your readers...
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...
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...
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.