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Mets Make Big Trade (in 1977)!!

Mets Make Big Trade (in 1977)!!

Since this Mets off-season has been boring and quietly disappointing, I’ve decided to take a look back at 1977, when they pulled off one of the biggest trades in Mets (and perhaps baseball) history, as far as number of teams and players are concerned. I am talking about the four-team, 11-player deal that netted the […]

Irving Picard Blinks; Asks Wilpons for $83 Million

Irving Picard, the trustee trying to get back some of the money Bernie Madoff stole, looks like he is willing to settle with the Wilpons. The man who at one point was suing the Mets owners for $1 billion now wants just the relative paltry sum of $83 million. Newsday reported late Friday that Picard […]

John Franco to be Inducted into Mets Hall of Fame

John Franco to be Inducted into Mets Hall of Fame

The Mets announced on Thursday that John Franco will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame. “John set a very high standard during his career both on and off the field,” Jeff Wilpon said in an email. “It’s great that during our 50th anniversary season we can have John – a true New Yorker […]

Good News for Mets: Prince Fielder Signs with Tigers

Good News for Mets: Prince Fielder Signs with Tigers

The Detroit Tigers swooped in and surprised the baseball world Tuesday by reportedly signing Prince Fielder to a nine-year, $214 million deal. It’s the best piece of news the Mets have gotten since, uh, well, in a long time. That’s because the smart money was on Fielder joining the Nationals, which would have sunk the […]

"Strikeout the Wilpons"

“Strikeout the Wilpons”

The term “disgruntled Mets fan” is tossed around a lot these days, and with good reason — there is a lot to be disgruntled about. Most fans just take out their anger on message boards or their wives, but there is one group that is actually doing something about it. I got an email the […]

Rangers Sign Yu Darvish; Who's the "One Dumb Owner" Now?

Rangers Sign Yu Darvish; Who’s the “One Dumb Owner” Now?

Every winter one MLB team owner is dubbed the “One Dumb Owner” for giving out a ridiculous, mega-bucks contract (think Ted Lerner last year for the Jayson Werth debacle). This year that title has been anointed to the Angels Arte Moreno for his 10-year, $254 million commitment to Albert Pujols. But I think the crown […]

Mets Avoid Arbitration

Mets Avoid Arbitration

The Mets on Tuesday came to terms with their four arbitration-eligible players, so now the penny-pinching Wilpons won’t have to deal with the uncertainty and stress that the arbitration process represents. Mike Pelfrey got a very, very undeserving raise from the $3.93 million he made in 2011 to $5.68 million. It’s less than the $6 […]

My Mets Memorabilia Collection

My Mets Memorabilia Collection

I’ve alluded to it, but I haven’t written at length about my Mets memorabilia collection. I don’t have a room dedicated to it or anything like that (tough to do in a one-bedroom apartment!), and much if it is just sitting in boxes in my closet, but it is something I cherish. My first visit […]

Video: Forget Pets, Stop Mets Cruelty!

My animal-loving girlfriend can’t watch that Sarah McLachlan abused animals commercial;  it makes her want to adopt yet another cat. Well, now there is a commercial that us Mets fans can’t watch — a hilarious “Stop Mets Cruelty” parody:

Mets 2012 Payroll: Less than $100 Million

I hate, hate, hate when I have an idea for a post and another site beats me to the punch. I started working on this payroll piece Wednesday night, and on Thursday ESPNNewYork.com posted the same thing. It is even broken down almost identically to mine (could ESPN be spying on my computer?!). The only […]

Astros Claim Fernando Martinez

Fernando Martinez is now Houston’s problem. ESPNNewYork.com reports that the Astros have claimed the one-time can’t-miss-this-time-we’re-sure prospect off of waivers. The man who was supposed to roam right field for the Mets for the next decade finishes up his time in Flushing with a sterling .183 batting average, with two home runs and 12 RBIs […]

Fernando Martinez, Daniel Herrera on Waivers

Fernando Martinez, Daniel Herrera on Waivers

It looks like the Fernando Martinez era is over before it ever got started. ESPNNewYork.com reports that the Mets have placed Martinez and Daniel Herrera on waivers to make room for the blockbuster acquisitions of Scott Hairston and Ronny Cedeno. Martinez was once such a hot prospect that he was the centerpiece of  a proposed […]

Barry Larkin Elected to Hall of Fame

Barry Larkin was the lone player voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, it was announced on Monday. Larkin received 86.4% of the vote in his third year of eligibility. I correctly predicted this, but I was wrong in my thought that Jeff Bagwell would get in, too. His omission in his second year on […]

Start Printing Playoff Tickets -- Mets Sign Ronny Cedeno

Start Printing Playoff Tickets — Mets Sign Ronny Cedeno

Well, the final piece of the 2012 Mets puzzle is in place. Don’t make any plans for October; we will be watching Mets playoff baseball because the team has reportedly signed slugging backup infielder Ronny Cedeno. I’ll give you a moment to catch your breath. Yes, Ronny Cedeno, owner of a .246 career batting average, […]

Mets to Re-Sign Scott Hairston; Why?

Mets to Re-Sign Scott Hairston; Why?

Sandy Alderson’s moves this off-season continue to baffle me. First he lets Jose Reyes walk without so much as an offer. Then he spends most of his remaining budget on the bullpen without addressing the troubled starting rotation. Now he reportedly will re-sign Scott Hairston and pay him $1.1 million to sit on the bench. […]

THE Poll: Would You Buy $200 Share of Mets?

In the post below I speculate whether the Mets should sell Packers-style shares to the public, so I ask, would you buy a $200 share of the Mets? Would You Buy $200 Share of Mets? Yes No pollcode.com free polls

Should Mets Sell Packers-Style Shares to Public?

Should Mets Sell Packers-Style Shares to Public?

The Green Bay Packers just took in $62 million by selling shares of the team to the public. The team is a publicly-owned corporation, so issuing new stock is a common practice for such companies. I’m wondering if the Mets, desperate for cash, should go this route as well. I’ll start off by saying I […]

Mets Should Sign Roy Oswalt

Mets Should Sign Roy Oswalt

Roy Oswalt was almost a Met at the trade deadline in 2006. The Mets were thisclose to getting Oswalt in a three team deal with the Astros and Orioles. Houston would have ended up with Miguel Tejada, and the Mets would have “sacrificed” to Baltimore — get ready for it — Lastings Milledge. Yes, Roy […]