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10 Years In: What is David Wright’s Legacy?

Believe it or not, today marks the 10th anniversary of David Wright’s Major League debut. As we reach this milestone, it is an appropriate time to assess his legacy with the team. Selected during the supplemental round of the 2001 amateur draft (20 picks after Aaron Heilman if you can believe it), David Wright served as a compensatory pick after the Mets lost Mike Hampton to the...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: Are the Odds Stacked Against Mets Prospects?

An MMO Fan Shot by Ryan Flanagan The New York Mets are a team clearly building through the farm in their quest for success. They are a team forming a foundation of prospects to serve as the sole future of the team, in-lieu of spending big on big-ticket Free Agents in the offseason. So much is difficult to argue as the Mets payroll sits below $90 million for the first time in 14 years...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

An old trade that might bring some much needed help

Almost five years ago, the Mets were involved in a three team trade with Seattle and Cleveland that helped land relief pitchers JJ Putz and Sean Green, along with outfielder Jeremy Reed.   It was a deal the Mets needed to make, after signing Fernando Rodriguez, to strengthen a bullpen which failed them continuously the previous season.  Now with the team looking to fortify some...
Via Mets360.com
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

What Do You See?

This is a fascinating Rorschach Test for the Met fan ... What do you see? Do you see an old friend? Do you see the greatest center fielder in Mets history? Do you see the final years of Roberto Alomar? Do you see 2006? Do you see the end of 2006? Do you see Guillermo Mota shaking off Paul Lo Duca? So Taguchi hitting a home run off Billy Wagner...
Via Metstradamus
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

A Molina Home Run Followed By Two Collapses: AKA The Good Ol’ Days

In four decades of rooting for the Mets my most painful memory, without a doubt, was when Yadier Molina deposited an Aaron Heilman pitch over the wall in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS. I literally could not believe what I saw. Seeing is believing—but not in this case. 2006, like 1986, was OUR year. The 162 games were a mere formality. It took us all winter to recover but when April...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Old Time Mets: Remembering Ray Sadecki

Anyone out there remember Ray Sadecki? He was a starter/reliever for the Mets from 1970-1974 and was the kind of pitcher the Mets could actually use right now because of his effectiveness in that role. They could have also used Sadecki in 2007 or 2008, which is when I chose his name on the LoHud blog when John Delcos was running the site before Howard Megdal. Those two seasons will...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Parnell avoids arbitration

Photo by Michael BaronThe Mets have avoided arbitration  with reliever Bobby Parnell by signing him for 1.7M for the 2013 season (source NY ESPN). Parnell is controlled through 2015 and still has a chance to become an elite closer.  To this point he has had a roller coaster ride, at times looking dominant and then when he was relied upon falling on his face. Parnell reminds me...
Via Mets Fever
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

The Frown Is Right Side Up

Well, so much for Aaron Heilman forming his first smile in eight years, as his Notre Dame Fighting Irish were clobbered by the Crimson Tide of Alabama 42-14. Heilman must have watched this blowout and saw 11 Yadier Molinas wearing crimson. Maybe one day, Heilman will form a smile in response to some positive stimuli. But look at him. He's obviously upset. But how can you...
Via Metstradamus
January 08, 2013  |  Discuss

This Doesn't Happen Very Often

See the picture above? That's right, it's Aaron Heilman smiling, something that has not happened since April 15th, 2005. That will change tonight. Why? Well, I have reasoning for making this prediction ... good, solid football reasoning. But something tells me that you could care less to read it. So as the corners of Heilman's lips curve upwards, expect a loud scream...
Via Metstradamus
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Not So Fast My Friends

For those thinking that momentum is squarely with the Giants remember this: this isn't the first time Chris Carpenter lost a game 6 in the NLCS on the road. The team he lost to had enough momentum to make Sir Issac Newton say "damn". You know what happened in Game 7.My prediction: Brian Wilson makes a miraculous comeback from his injury to pitch the top of the ninth...
Via Metstradamus
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Mets @ Pirates

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania…one of my all-time favorite cities, and home of one of the worst Mets memories of my life. It was September of 2006, my girlfriend and I had booked a trip to see the Mets face the Pirates long before the standings looked the way they did. As we walked the Clemente Bridge, you would have thought you were at Shea West. More Mets fans than Buccos fans, and...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 21, 2012  |  Discuss

What An Odd Game

I have seen my fair share of memorable baseball games at the ballpark. In Baltimore I saw Lee Mazzilli throw bubblegum out onto the field after a Chris Gomez foul ball was correctly called a foul ball instead of a home run. I saw Nick Markakis hit three home runs in one game. I’ve seen Chris Capuano pitch an incredible game, one of the best pitched games of the 2011 season. I...
Via 213 Miles From Shea
April 21, 2012  |  Discuss

P Aaron Heilman: Signed to minor league deal; assigned to Triple-A

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April 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers finalize Opening Day roster

FRISCO, Texas -- The Texas Rangers finalized their Opening Day roster Wednesday by officially purchasing the contract of left-hander Robbie Ross and utility infielder Alberto Gonzalez. To clear room on the 40-man roster, the club has designated right-hander Cody Eppley for assignment. Texas also put right-hander Yoshinori Tateyama on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back muscle...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 04, 2012  |  Discuss

State of the Mariners – weekly notebook | April 1st

And so it begins Welcome to the first edition of the State of the Mariners update for the 2012 regular season.  In these weekly updates you will find all the information and news regarding the Seattle Mariners Baseball Franchise. Upcoming Match Ups The Mariners will continue with spring training games until this weekend when the team will restart their regular season with a two...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
April 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Spring brings question: Time to hang 'em up?

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The past two offseasons have been times of uncertainty for Kevin Millwood. It wasnt long ago that Millwood was one of the elite pitchers in baseball. Back in 1999, the then-24-year-old led the World Series-bound Atlanta Braves in ERA and strikeouts no small feat on a starting staff that included Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz. Millwood has always been...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Spring brings question: Time to hang 'em up?

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The past two offseasons have been times of uncertainty for Kevin Millwood. It wasnt long ago that Millwood was one of the elite pitchers in baseball. Back in 1999, the then-24-year-old led the World Series-bound Atlanta Braves in ERA and strikeouts no small feat on a starting staff that included Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz. Millwood has always been...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 25, 2012  |  Discuss

An Interesting Match

Maybe it's just me, but when I saw this headline matched up with this picture I lmfao'd. P.S. Aaron Heilman is not retiring ... yet. Check out the article if you want some perspective.
Via Metstradamus
March 25, 2012  |  Discuss

When is it time to hang up the cleats?

The past two offseasons have been times of uncertainty for Kevin Millwood. It wasn't long ago that Millwood was one of the elite pitchers in baseball. Back in 1999 the then-24-year-old led the World Series-bound Atlanta Braves in ERA and strikeouts -- no small feat on a starting staff that included Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz. Millwood has always been steady, sometimes...
Via Fox Sports
March 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Mariners make second round of 2012 roster cuts

Seven more moved to the minors Not that it wasn’t expected to happen, after all, this is a part of MLB baseball that young players have gotten used to on their journey to the big leagues. On Saturday, the Seattle Mariners reduced their spring training roster by seven players, and two of the players cut were a surprise to this guy. The cutting of pitcher Aaron Heilman, and outfielder...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
March 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Batista taking on a Roberto Hernandez role...

Photo by Michael Baron Entering the 2006 season Aaron Heilman, despite wanting to be a starter felt he was prepared for his role as a late inning reliever thanks, in part due to the mentor-ship of Roberto Hernandez.Heilman said he would be even better prepared in 2006 for bullpen work, which he had not regularly done since closing early in his Notre Dame career. He praised former...
Via Mets Fever
March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets360 podcast with Howard Megdal

Earlier today Howard Megdal, the hardest working man in the blogosphere, sat down and gave his thoughts on a variety of topics. Howard gave insights into the Madoff clawback suits and how we came to where we are today with Judge Rakoff. During the podcast, Howard also shared thoughts on his campaign for GM, the team’s decision on how to allocate its limited resources, what he’s...
Via Mets360.com
January 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Reunited And It Feels ... So ... Creepy

I know being in a division the defending A.L. champions and the team that just got Albert Pujols can drive a team to do drastic things. But this is over the top.If the Seattle Mariners really wanted to reunite people, they could have tried Loggins and Messina. Or the cast of Cheers. Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, for crying out loud! But these two? These are the two you want to...
Via Metstradamus
January 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Jambalinka: Kevin Mitchell, Aaron Heilman and Bud Selig

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...
Via Mets360.com
January 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Offseason Notes, With at Least One Reference to 1992

Like many prospect mavens, Eddie Vedder is keen on Oakland prospect Michael Choice. Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Offseason Notes. 1. Assorted Headlines 2. Prospecting: John Sickels’ Top-20 List for Oakland 3. Crowdsourcing Broadcasters: L.A. Dodgers Television (Away Games) Assorted Headlines Bowker Released, Will Likely Play in Japan...
Via Fangraphs
January 11, 2012  |  Discuss
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