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We’re going to track all the wholesale changes for you as they go down this off-season, and on that note I have the great pleasure of announcing that the Mets have claimed catcher Anthony Recker off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.
Recker, 29, played for both the Cubs and the Oakland A’s (so he must be good) last season and was even on their Opening Day roster. However, the right-handed hitting catcher batted just .129 in 13 games before being optioned to Triple-A Sacramento.
He was designated for assignment on August 20 and then traded to the Cubs where he batted .167 with a home run and four RBI in nine games.
Minor league fodder, folks… Hope he doesn’t end up being a Home Recker for us…
The Mets are making moves, baby!
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With the Mets expected to get consistent, reliable seasons from the likes of R.A. Dickey, Jonathon Niese and Matt Harvey, the health and reliability of Johan Santana could be the major wild card for success for the Mets next year.
So what can we expect from Santana in 2013...
The combination of a lackluster free agent class and a lack of available cash have the Mets allegedly focusing on trades to address their needs this offseason. So now seems like a good time to look at the trade record of GM Sandy Alderson. Let’s start off looking at his moves for the Mets and then go back and do a brief overview of his time with the A’s.
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Cam Maron – Mets Future Backstop?
Welcome back for part two in the MMO series where we bring you the depth charts for each position in the Mets minor league system. We started off last week with the First-basemen, and continue the series this week with the five best Catchers in the Mets organization.
It has been well documented that the Mets are thin in catching throughout the...
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Back in the late ’90s when New York was still my home, I used to haunt the aisles of National Wholesale Liquidators a couple of times a month.
My wife liked to follow the rotation of some of the more esoteric food items, and I would head straight to the card section.
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Not really the type of news I typically post, but here’s something somewhat curious I read on Newsday, that I felt was worth sharing.
While attending a news conference Thursday for Selig’s “Welcome Back Veterans” program, Fred Wilpon said he is confident in the front office’s offseason efforts, though he refused to share details about the club’s long-term plan.
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Bobby Parnell! As a Cyclone!
Errrr Sorry about the photo quality there.
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Most sports fans recognize that quote from Bill Parcells. And while it’s a football quote, let’s use it to examine Terry Collins. Last year the Mets were 74-88 and the year before that they were 77-85. If you are what your record says you are, then the Mets under Collins are not very good. Unless somehow you think a .469 winning...