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Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, scores a heck of an exclusive with David Wright who discusses his thoughts about the Mets, his next contract, Jose Reyes and what he’s looking for in terms of a vision and the direction of the franchise. Wright said he is resolved to test free agency after next season if no extension can be worked out in the next few months.
Wright on Jose Reyes not being re-signed:
“Yeah, of course it opens your eyes. It makes you realize in a lot of ways there is an ugly business side to this — whether it’s from the player’s perspective or the team’s perspective.”
Wright on the Mets direction:
“it’s important that we can make a trade or sign a free agent and be able to spend some money. This is my philosophy on it. And that’s why I’m going to sit down with these guys at some point and discuss it.”
Wright on if Mets are unwilling to add payroll:
“That would be something I’d have to think about, obviously. Just like players do a lot of times what’s best for them,
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In a report to the New York Post, Mike Puma writes, “The Mets certainly have not given up on Lucas Duda, who still is viewed as part of the club’s long-term solution.” Puma goes on to state the following about Duda:
“The key will be getting a more consistent Duda next year and finding a position for him. As The Post reported last week, Ike Davis could be used as trade bait...
Met fans talk a big game. We say that if the BLEEPITY BLEEPING owners don’t give Sandy Alderson the money to sign David Wright and other players, that we’re not watching a single game. The truth of the matter is: If you are reading this blog… you care about the Mets too much to ignore them through a season. The truth is that you’ll complain until every message board...
Okay, we now have down on paper how the Wilpon family became Mets owners, the era of Omar Minaya, the beginning of Sandy & Company, the recession, and ‘The House That Number 42 Built’.
I’m going to dumb it down a little here so everyone can understand just how a business survives and what determines the value of your business for a resale or refinancing.
The profit of...
In this Saturday edition of Rounding The Bases, some great links to several interesting Mets narratives with a quote from R.A. Dickey for good measure. Enjoy.
An outfielder and it’s not close. Josh Thole struggled this year but I don’t think the Mets should bail on him quite yet; he’s still only 25, he’s a lefty-hitting catcher, before this season he always got on base...
Should the Mets trade Jonathon Niese?
I don’t know why MetsBlog keeps putting this out there every month, but the answer is the same as it’s always been and that is NO.
I just don’t understand this fascination they have with this silly and somewhat ignorant discussion. If the goal is to build from within, than why would you ever consider trading one of your homegrown pitchers...
Terry Collins and Dan Warthen would like the front office to retain Mike Pelfrey next season, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.“I know Terry Collins and I are very hopeful that Mike Pelfrey will come back — whether it be in the bullpen or as a starter,” pitching coach Dan Warthen said.“We’ve always contended that he would be a great closer and just go out there...
Is there anything better than going to your hometown ballpark and seeing those bronze statues of iconic players or managers who meant so much to the team and more importantly the fans?Take a look at some of the gorgeous sculptures you’ll find just in the NL East…Mike Schmidt at Citizens Bank ParkSteve Carlton at Citizens Bank ParkRobin Roberts at Citizens Bank ParkJosh Gibson...
Sunday, September 30, 2012 • 1:35 PM
Turner Field • Atlanta, GA
RHP Jenrry Mejia (1-1, 4.91) vs. RHP Kris Medlen (9-1, 1.64)
Ruben Tejada – SS
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Justin Turner – 3B
Ike Davis – 1B
Scott Hairston – CF
Lucas Duda – LF
Mike Baxter – RF
Kelly Shoppach – C
Jenrry Mejia – RHP
The Mets and Braves play the rubber game this afternoon...
Game after game, time after time, we have seen Chipper Jones –or as us Mets affectionately now him, “LAA-RRYY”– find a way to somehow tomahawk the Amazin’s. For years we have seen the 1990 first overall pick dismantle Flushing’s Finest be it with the bat or the glove, however that ended today.
Playing in his final game against his favorite opponent, Chipper got one last...
Saturday, September 29, 2012 • 7:10 PM
Turner Field • Atlanta, GA
RHP Chris Young (4-8, 4.21) vs. LHP Mike Minor (10-10, 4.27)
Ruben Tejada – SS
Andres Torres – CF
David Wright – 3B
Scott Hairston – RF
Lucas Duda - 1B
Jason Bay – LF
Ronny Cedeno – 2B
Mike Nickeas – C
Chris Young – RHP
The Mets and Braves continue their series as the Mets look...
The New York Mets issued nine walks and it eventually caught up to them.
Giancarlo Stanton hit his 37th homer, and Rob Brantly hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth inning to help the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 3-2 Monday night.
In the bottom of the eighth, Ramon Ramirez (3-4) allowed a leadoff walk to Carlos Lee and then allowed Lee to reach second on a wild pitch...
How awesome was this scene in the clubhouse?
Man, 2006 feels like so long ago now. That season was the most exciting one I have witnessed since the World Series run in 2000. The Mets were a juggernaut. We had swagger, power, pitching, speed. We had a attitude and everyone hated us, especially when Reyes, Delgado, and others would dance on the field.
Remember the slogan?
The New York Mets have won seven straight over the Miami Marlins, and have not lost when they have faced Josh Johnson this year.
Johnson has received very little support all season heading into his final start of 2012 on Monday night in Miami.
New York (73-86) is completing its fourth straight fourth-place finish in the NL East while Miami (67-92) is capping its third consecutive...
In this MMO Roundtable edition, I asked our staff the following:What is the number one priority for the Mets this offseason?Mitch: While the outfield has some issues, the bullpen is priority number one. The Mets lost a bunch of games because of the bullpen’s inability to get the job done…I’m not sure how many games, if any, could be directly attributed to the lack of production...