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Mets strike back at ex-exec's discrimination suit

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Mets say a former top team executive was fired for legitimate business reasons despite her allegations she lost her job because she had a child without being married. Team Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey Wilpon made his argument on the club's behalf in court papers filed Friday in federal court in Brooklyn. Leigh Castergine sued Wilpon and the club...
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40 Man Roster Updates: Mets Reinstate Harvey and Parnell, Outright Four To Triple-A

The Mets did some housekeeping today and outrighted relievers Scott Rice, Dana Eveland and Buddy Carlyle, and infielder Josh Satin to Triple-A Las Vegas. They also reinstated Bobby Parnell and Matt Harvey from the 60-day disabled list. This now puts the  Mets 40-man roster now stands at 34. October 30 MLB Trade Rumors posted their projected arbitration awards for nine eligible Mets...
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Brewers claim catcher Centeno off waivers from Mets

The Milwaukee Brewers claimed catcher Juan Centeno off waivers from the New York Mets on Friday, presumably adding minor-league depth to the position. Centeno spent the majority of his time playing for Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Las Vegas last season, hitting .289 with one home run and 25 RBI in the minor leagues. The 24-year-old received two different big-league call-ups in...
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Dillon Gee appears to be the Mets’ odd man out

Mets fans are already anticipating the return of Matt Harvey on Opening Day 2015.  The rising star pitcher is through his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery and set to lead the pitching rotation into the next great era of Mets baseball next year.  Unfortunately, someone will have to relinquish their slot on the starting staff to enable this upgrade.  It’s still early in...
Via Mets360.com
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Report: Daisuke Matsuzaka To Get Lucrative Offer From Japanese Team

Daisuke Matsuzaka wants to start and he might be getting the opportunity to do so in his native country. The free agent reportedly will be offered a four-year deal worth $3.58 million (400 million yen) from the Pacific League’s Fukuoka Softbank Hawks. Matsuzaka made it clear that he wants to be a starting pitcher after making just nine starts in 2014 with the New York Mets. ...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: A’s Claim Andrew Brown, Dice-K Headed To Japan

The Oakland Athletics announced that they have claimed outfielder Andrew Brown off waivers from the New York Mets. Brown appeared in 19 games for the Mets this season and batted just .182 with a .245 OBP and .546 OPS in 44 at-bats. Brown spent the majority of the year at Triple-A Las Vegas where he batted .283 with 21 home runs and 69 RBI in 103 games. He was not expected to be...
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Alderson Expects Middle Infield To Remain In Flux

Sandy Alderson told MMO’s John Bernhardt this morning that he expects his middle-infield situation to be in flux over the next couple of years. With second baseman Daniel Murphy expected to earn roughly $8 million next season in arbitration, it sure sounded like an extension is not forthcoming and validates speculation that , that he could be traded this offseason. The Blue Jays...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson On Mets Prospects: Matz, Conforto, Plawecki, Nimmo

MMO’s John Bernhardt had Sandy Alderson on as his guest during today’s Tip-Off show on WIOX Radio. Here is what he had to say about several of the Mets prospects. Steven Matz, LHP “He had a very good season in 2013, and exceeded that in 2014, both at St. Lucie and at Binghamton. His numbers were very similar at both places, which is very positive given the fact that he had...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson: There’s A Lot Of Reason For Optimism

Sandy Alderson was a guest of MMO’s John Bernhardt Tip-Off Show this morning on WIOX Radio. He had some interesting things to say about a variety of topics regarding the Mets and their minor league system. Rather than post the entire interview in it’s entirety, I wanted to break it up into several topics so that each of his insights get the attention they deserve. John (MMO)...
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MMO Roundtable: Will Mets Non-Tender Eric Young Jr?

The decision on how the Mets handle Eric Young Jr. this offseason is tricky for me. On one hand, he played really good defense in left field this season, is one of the best base-stealers in the league, by all accounts is a team first player, and for whatever reason, the Mets seem to win, more often than not, when EY is in the lineup. On the other hand, he isn’t very good in center...
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Listen To Sandy Alderson On The Tip-Off Show

Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson will join MMO’s John Bernhardt and Randy VanKeuren on today’s WIOX, Tip-Off show. Tip-Off is a Friday morning sports show that airs from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM every Friday morning on WIOX, 91.3 FM. Sandy will field our questions during the last half-hour of the program and we invite MMO readers to listen by streaming Tip-Off at WIOXradio.org...
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New York Mets free agent projections: the bullpen

With the conclusion of the World Series yesterday, the MLB offseason has officially begun. As free agency begins, the New York Mets are in a somewhat odd situation in that they only have one pending free agent (not counting the retiring Bobby Abreu). That unique player is Daisuke Matsuzaka. Matsuzaka’s pending free agency leads me to begin my offseason analysis with the Mets...
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Mets To Relocate Fitness Camp From Michigan To PSL

Andy Martino of the Daily News is reporting that the Mets were so pleased with the results of an offseason conditioning program in Michigan last winter, that they will relocate the operation to Port St. Lucie. “According to major league sources, the plan, which has not yet been made public, is to utilize newly hired strength and conditioning coordinator Mike Barwis at the Mets’...
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Fielding Bible Awards: Juan Lagares Named Best Center Fielder In MLB

Juan Lagares has been named the top defensive center fielder in the majors for the 2014 season by The Fielding Bible Awards. “His throwing arm in center field is superb and deeply respected by baserunners,” said John Dewan. “He had six Outfield Arm Runs Saved in 2014. But it’s his ability to cover ground that sets him above the rest.” “He saved 20 more bases on deep balls...
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Former Met is your Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year

Thank goodness for Independent baseball. I've been writing about this for years and the stories of players finding success never ceases to amaze me.  The New York Mets drafted Chris Schwinden in the 22nd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Since 2008, the Visalia, California native has been toiling in the minors for five different organizations, including the Mets, New York...
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MMO Fan Shot: Could Juan Lagares Become the Mets Version of Lorenzo Cain?

An MMO Fan Shot by yfern328 Fresh off an ALCS MVP where he batted .533 (8 for 15) with two doubles, two walks, and a stolen base, Lorenzo Cain has catapulted himself from “that-guy-who-plays-baseball-for-the-Royals” to an oft mentioned name in the national spotlight of the World Series. In addition to his sound batting, Cain has not disappointed with the glove either as he...
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Three ways the Mets are like the AL champion Royals

Last night, the Kansas City Royals came within an out of defeating the San Francisco Giants to win their first World Series in 29 years. They left a runner stranded on third and the Giants hoisted the trophy. Being there, however, may be the bigger accomplishment for the Royals. This is a team that was mired in mediocrity for years. A team that would always fizzle out in the second...
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Mets360 MLB Project: Cleveland Indians

Indians fans will be thrilled to learn that a Mets fan had their team for this project. Hey, at least in the last four years the Mets have been run with a greatly reduced budget. So, Tribe fans, keep in mind that it could have been worse. Hopefully what I lack in familiarity I can make up for with a fresh perspective. To me, there are no sacred cows on the team and no built-in...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vic Black Feels Great, Could Begin Throwing Next Week

Andrew Harts of MLB.com spoke to Vic Black today, who told him that his arm and neck feel great. Black added that he expects to begin his off-season throwing program next week. Black had his season cut short in September due to a herniated disk that was causing neck pain and an unresponsive shoulder. After struggling with control, Black failed to make the team out of Spring Training...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Arbitration Predictions, 40 Man Roster Considerations

MLB Trade Rumors posted their projected arbitration awards for nine eligible Mets players. Arbitration Eligible Salary Projections Bobby Parnell, RP – $3.7MM Daniel Murphy, 2B – $8.3MM Eric Young Jr., OF – $2.3MM Dana Eveland, RP – $1.0MM Dillon Gee, SP – $5.1MM Ruben Tejada, SS – $1.7MM Lucas Duda, 1B – $4.3MM Buddy Carlyle, RP – $1.0MM Jenrry Mejia, RP – $3...
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Mets Are A Bandbox Team Playing In A Pitcher’s Park

An adaptation is a trait that plays a role in the survival of a given organism. Animals adapt to their surroundings by means of natural selection because those who are not well adapted to their environments die off — like a penguin in the Sahara. Humans adapt as well … my wife tells me I am well adapted to carrying stuff and she insists she’s adapted to telling me to carry...
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Mets Card of the Week: General Managers

METS GENERAL MANAGERS Regular readers of this site will have noted the recent General Manager project, wherein our writers have assumed the GM role for all 30 MLB teams and endeavored to improve their respective rosters while working under realistic budget constraints. Well, your faithful site overlords knew better than to include Card of the Week in these reindeer games, no doubt...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Roundtable: What To Do With Ruben Tejada

Deciding what to do with Ruben Tejada is somewhat of a difficult decision this offseason.  He definitely improved from his horrid 2013 season to become serviceable defensively, and he has always hit lefties relatively well. He’s not a starting shortstop option for the Mets going forward, but as I’ve stated in the past, he can have value in a platoon role, or strictly as a backup...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets360 MLB Project review and team capsules

The team at Mets360 along with assorted friends inside and outside of baseball took on the roles of all 30 MLB general managers. The idea, conduct the entire offseason in a week. This ended up a massive undertaking and if I had a dollar for every email, text and IM on this project alone, I’d have a down payment for a new car. For this project, we tackled arbitration, free agent...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets360 MLB Project: Washington Nationals

When first approached by email for this project, it seemed like an idea that I have dreamed of for years. As a teenager in high school and looking toward my future, my dream to become a General Manager. Unfortunately, for this project I got stuck with a team I despise – the Washington Nationals. However, as I dug into the project I realized my assignment was proving to be quite...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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