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This time last year one of the big player personnel moves facing the Mets was what to do with Hisanori Takahashi. It was complicated due to Rule 8(i)(2), which made it necessary for the Mets to sign him by Halloween. And if you recall, the Mets had just fired their general manager and had yet to bring Sandy Alderson aboard. When the Mets did hire Alderson, he negotiated with Takahashi’s agent to extend the deadline a couple of days. But even with the extra time, the Mets could not come to an agreement with the lefty swingman. Takahashi went out on the open market and signed a two-year, $8 million deal with the Angels. In 2010, Takahashi was very good when used out of the bullpen, as he had a 2.04 ERA in 57.1 IP as a reliever. He even ended the year as a closer, as he took over for the suspended Francisco Rodriguez. Earlier in the season, Takahashi bounced back and forth between starting and relieving. His posted a 5.01 ERA in 67.1 IP as a starter, which made everyone think ...

Are There Reasons For Optimism In Flushing?

So the Mets completed the 2011 season with 77 wins, solidifying their fourth place finish for the third consecutive year. On paper, the 2011 Mets were two wins worse than their predecessors, but I believe an argument can be made that this team has actually improved and for that reason there should be optimism moving forward.The 2011 New York Mets had to navigate the season without...

Who is Jose Reyes?

Jose Reyes, 2011 NL Batting Champ In the first inning of yesterday’s season finale, Jose Reyes bunted his way on base and then removed himself from the game, thus effectively clinching the NL batting title, the first in franchise history. Instead of being congratulated by the fans of baseball, people are saying that Jose “cheated” by sitting out to secure his batting average...

Mets Lose $70 Million in 2011, Attendance Down 7%

According to a report in the New Yorker by Howard Megdal, the Mets losses for the 2011 season are estimated at $70 million dollars. Megdal also says that the Mets ownership will probably not approve a six figure deal for Reyes, saying that they would rather take the PR hit from the fans rather than risk putting themselves in deeper financial straits. If the current ownership...

Jose Reyes won a batting title, but may have lost some fans

Photo by Michael G. Baron At this point nobody knows whether or not Jose Reyes will return to play shortstop for the New York Mets next season.  One thing fans can agree on, however, is that regardless of what happens #7 won’t soon be forgotten.  Should he decide to take his talents elsewhere, be it for more money or a better opportunity,  most fans are still likely to look...

Mike Napoli, More Than Vernon Wells, May Have Cost Tony Reagins His Job

Tony Reagins is out as the general manager of the Angels after taking over the position in October, 2007. What’s sad, is that much like his predecessor, Bill Stoneman, Angels fans are celebrating the news of his demotion. Fans never want to celebrate the firing of a front office executive because that generally correlates to [...]

Detention Lecture: Your 2011 Los Angeles Angels

As the regular season winds down, 22 teams are facing an offseason filled with golf rounds and hot-stove strategery. But we're not going to let them get off that easy. No sir. No way. In an attempt to bring some closure between franchise and follower, we're giving a blogger from each team the opportunity to detain their squads for the equivalent of a Saturday morning detention...

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Mike O’Connor, Pat Misch Elect Free Agency

According to MLB Trade Rumors, 22 Triple-A players have elected free agency including Mets pitchers Pat Misch and Mike O’Connor. Misch was 8-9 with a 4.00 ERA in 22 starts with Buffalo in 2011, and also made six appearances for the Mets allowing eight runs in seven innings. O’Connor was 5-5 with a 5.22 ERA in 39 relief appearances for Buffalo, and made nine appearances for the...

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Angels GM Tony Reagins Resigns

The Angels announced that GM Tony Reagins resigned, according to Bill Shaikin of the LA Times (on Twitter).

In case you were wondering…

Yesterday, Johan Santana pitched in the Instructional League and pitchers Pat Misch and Mike O’Connor declared free agency. It’s been pretty boring since the season ended. It would get a lot better if the Yankees and the Phillies started losing though. Another day in the life of a Mets fan, right? Tweet

Reagins resigns as Angels GM (AP)

Tony Reagins abruptly resigned as the Los Angeles Angels' general manager on Friday after the big-budget club failed to make the playoffs for the second straight season. Reagins took over for Bill Stoneman after the 2007 season, rising to the top executive job after starting with the organization as an intern in 1991.
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