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Marlins will “Listen” on Giancarlo Stanton; Mets Should Talk

Word Sunday that the Marlins will “listen” to offers for Giancarlo Stanton. If that is the case, the Mets should trade anyone in their system for him. Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM tweeted: Dan Jennings Marlins AGM told us they will listen to all offers on Giancarlo Stanton but they’re not shopping him and don’t […]

THE Quiz: Mets Trades

Here is another Mets quiz, this one dealing with players involved in Mets trades. Enjoy.


THE List: Top 10 2012 Mets Moments

Scott Hairston Hits for Cycle — 4/27/12 Hairston was a surprising bright spot in 2012, hitting a career high 20 home runs. His best day actually came during one of the team’s worst losses of the year — he hit for the cycle in a wild game in Colorado that the Mets lost 18-9. Johan Santana […]

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Was Mo Vaughn Trade So Bad for Mets?

MLB Trade Rumors was kind enough to remind us that today marks the 11th anniversary of the ill-fated Mo Vaughn-Kevin Appier deal between the Mets and the Angels. The trade is often mentioned as one of the poor moves by Steve Phillips that led to the undoing of the team. Certainly it did  not work […]

THE Quiz: Mets Records

I’ve been playing around with this quiz website, so I thought I’d create a Mets quiz for you guys. Since it’s the first one, some of the questions are pretty easy. Let me know what you think and if you’d like more of them.

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Mets Christmas Card

The Mets sent out a Christmas card on Facebook on this Christmas Day. Since it is a holiday I will not point out that this is the only thing the Mets have given us this season, that the team still has significant holes that likely will not be filled by Opening Day. No, this is […]

Mets Fan Oscar Madison/Jack Klugman Dies

Mets Fan Oscar Madison/Jack Klugman Dies

Jack Klugman, who prominently wore a Mets hat while portraying Oscar Madison in “The Odd Couple,” died Monday. He was 90 years old. “The Odd Couple” is still my all-time favorite television show; when I was a kid they played it constantly on WPIX, at one point airing  it four times a day. I was […]


No Christmas Gift from Mets

If you were hoping to find one, two or three major league outfielders on the Mets roster under the Christmas tree, or a bullpen which could actually close out games, then you will be one sad boy on Christmas morning. You see, the Mets still have the same team they had in 2012. Oh wait, […]

Ex-Met John Maine Signs with Marlins

Our old pal John Maine has signed a minor league deal with the Marlins and will be invited to Spring Training. Maine hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2010, when he went 1-3 with a 6.13 ERA for the Mets before going down with an injury. He pitched in the minors for the Rockies and […]

Cody Ross Signs with Diamondbacks

Cody Ross Signs with Diamondbacks

Cody Ross has reportedly signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks, which means he will not be on the Mets in 2013 and beyond. That is a good thing. I never understood the fascination some had with seeing Ross on the Mets. He is a perfectly adequate player, but as a right handed hitter he managed to […]

“The Phil Naessens Show”: Mike Piazza, R.A. Dickey

On the latest installment of “The Phil Naessens Show,” Phil and I discuss the R.A. Dickey trade, as well as one writer’s asinine reasoning for leaving Mets legend Mike Piazza off of his Hall of Fame ballot.


Petty Mets Leave R.A. Dickey Out of 2012 Highlights

Is it me or can the Mets just do absolutely nothing right? After smearing R.A. Dickey on his way out the door, now the team is refusing to  include him in its 2012 highlights. The Mets sent out a “Happy Holidays” card to fans on Facebook on Thursday that included a short video of the […]

Video: Travis d’Arnaud Homer

Here is video of newest Mets savior Travis d’Arnaud hitting a home run in Spring Training of 2012, who came over to the Mets in the big R.A. Dickey trade. Note the batting stance — he has a high leg kick that can help generate power. Many batters also use such leg kicks as timing mechanisms, […]


Please, No: Met Considering Chris Young

With a hole in the rotation following the trade of R.A. Dickey, the Mets are reportedly considering bringing Chris Young back for a third go-round with the team. Why, exactly? Young was the definition of mediocre last season, going 4-9 with a 4.15 ERA in 20 starts following shoulder surgery. His fastball could not break […]

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Moron Doesn’t Vote for Mike Piazza for Hall of Fame

Either Ken Davidoff of the New York Post hates the Mets or he is a moron. Or both. First he writes a sleazy column aboutR.A. Dickey, now he doesn’t vote for Mike Piazza for the Hall of Fame. The “no” vote doesn’t even have anything to do with suspicions that Piazza used PEDs, Davidoff writes. […]


Money to Dictate Travis d’Arnaud, Zack Wheeler Mets Debuts

Was anyone else surprised when Sandy Alderson said that newly acquired Travis d’Arnaud may start the 2013 season in Triple-A and not the big league club? First I was, and then I wasn’t. Because like all decisions the Mets make, this is about money. So expect to see d’Arnaud and Zack Wheeler in Flushing at […]

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R.A. Dickey Tells His Side of Story

A day after his trade to the Blue Jays became official, R.A. Dickey held a conference call with reporters Tuesday to tell his side of the story of his failed contract negotiations with the Mets. According to, Dickey said the Mets first offer to him was a low-ball two-year deal for $14 million. Dickey […]


Mets Gets Someone Named Collin Cowgill

Monday night there was a report that the Mets were nearing a trade for an outfielder. Well, Tuesday morning, the Mets acquired an outfielder. But this can’t be the guy to whom the report was referring, can it? The fellow’s name is Collin Cowgill. Who? Exactly. The Mets got him from the A’s for the equally anonymous Jefry […]

Mets Nearing Deal for Outfielder?

Now that the R.A. Dickey saga is over with his banishment to the harsh terrain of Toronto, the Mets can concentrate on rebuilding their minor league-level major league outfield. One report Monday night says the team is close to adding an outfielder. Mike Puma of the New York Post tweetsthat the front office is “working on […]


Sandy Alderson: Mets “Not Punting on 2013″

Sandy Alderson held a conference call with reporters Monday night to formally announce the R.A. Dickey trade to the Blue Jays. According to Alderson, there are more moves to be made for the Mets. “There’s a lot of time between now and when we report to spring training. So we do expect to do some […]

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R.A. Dickey Tweets Thanks to Mets Fans

After his trade to the Blue jays became official Monday evening, R.A. Dickey tweeted his thanks to Mets fans. Read from the bottom:

R.A. Dickey Deal Done; John Thole, Mike Nickeas Go, Too

The official announcement may come at any minute, but the R.A. Dickey deal is reportedly done and done. Dickey passed his physical Monday after earlier agreeing to a  two-year, $25 million extension. R.A. Dickey will go to the Blue Jays along with Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas for catcher Travis d’Arnaud, backup catcher John Buck, top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard and a minor leaguer […]

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Travis d’Arnaud Next Great Mets Catcher?

Over the 50-year life of the New York Mets franchise, much has been made of their constant futility to find an adequate third baseman. For every David Wright, Howard Johnson and Robin Ventura there were dozens of Jim Fregosis, Tucker Ashfords and Tom O’Malleys. No one really talks about an area where the Mets have […]

R.A. Dickey Reaches Deal with Blue Jays

R.A. Dickey has reportedly reached a deal for a contract extension with the Blue Jays, which means the trade with the Mets is just a physical away from being official. That is expected to happen today, and the deal could be formally announced sometime tonight. Dickey will get a  two-year extension for $25 million — similar […]