1. New York Mets Closer Francisco Rodriguez Involved in Violent Altercation

    Last night's Mets game may have ended at around 10:00 p.m., but the action and drama was far from over.Numerous reports indicate that, around 11:00 p.m...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about 4 years ago 787 reads 4 comments

  2. Ryan Church To Sign with Pittsburgh Pirates?

    Djean Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette believes that the Pirates are interested in signing right fielder Ryan Church . Church, 31, hit .273 with four home runs and 40 RBI while splitting time as a member of both the Mets and Braves last season..

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about over 4 years ago 272 reads 1 comments

  3. Bengie Molina on the Verge of Signing With New York Mets

    Just hours after we found out about a deal being in the works to bring Jason Bay to Flushing, another significant free agent signing is being reported...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about over 4 years ago 1,022 reads 6 comments

  4. Bob Howry Signs with Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have come to terms with reliever, Bob Howry , reports Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic [Hat tip MLB Trade Rumors]...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about over 4 years ago 134 reads 0 comments

  5. Kelvim Escobar Inks One-Year Deal With the New York Mets

    Various news outlets are reporting tonight that the New York Mets have signed Kelvim Escobar to a one-year Major League contract...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about over 4 years ago 712 reads 4 comments

  6. Around the Blogs in 80 Days: Baltimore Orioles Edition

    Ok so the title of my post maybe a bit deceiving, no this feature will not last 80 days, but I thought it would be a cool project to go around the league and connect with bloggers from the other 29 MLB teams and have them weigh in on their teams...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about over 4 years ago 307 reads 1 comments

  7. Report: Mets, Rays, Cubs, Angels Talked Four-Way Trade at Winter Meetings

    ESPN.com's Jayson Stark is reporting (hat tip to MLB Trade Rumors) that, at the winter meetings earlier this month, the New York Mets were involved in a four-team trade proposal with the Tampa Bay Rays, Chicago Cubs, and Los Angeles Angels...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about over 4 years ago 1,550 reads 6 comments

  8. Jose Reyes Linked to Troubled Sports Physician

    According to a report in today’s New York Daily News, New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes visited scrutinized doctor Dr. Tony Galea numerous times...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 5 years ago 462 reads 4 comments

  9. Orioles Continue To Spend, Add Mike Gonzalez and Garrett Atkins

    While things may be quiet in terms of Mets activity, the Orioles are wasting no time in building their club up for the 2010 campaign and beyond...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 5 years ago 212 reads 0 comments

  10. Juan Pierre Headed to the White Sox as Mets Miss Out

    Add Juan Pierre to the list of players who won't be making their way to the Mets next season. SI's Jon Heyman is reporting that the Dodgers have traded the speedy outfielder to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for two minor league pitchers...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 5 years ago 217 reads 5 comments

  11. Brian McRae: Exclusive Interview with the Former New York Mets Player

    A few weeks ago, I was granted the opportunity to ask former Mets outfielder and ESPN analyst Brian McRae a few questions regarding his time in New York and what he is currently up to now...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 5 years ago 299 reads 6 comments

  12. Alex Cora Suffers Injury [Insert Joke Here]

    Matt Cerrone at MetsBlog points to a report out from Beisbol Invernal, which states that Alex Cora left a winter ball game with a back injury. No additional information on the severity of the injury is available at this time...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 5 years ago 272 reads 5 comments

  13. New York Mets Agree To Trade Rule V Pick To Dodgers

    With the seventh pick in the 2009 Rule Five draft, the Mets selected pitcher, Carlos Monasterios , from the Philadelphia Phillies. Monasterios, 23, has certainly made his way around the Tri-State area over the past couple of years...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 5 years ago 516 reads 2 comments

  14. Henry Blanco's Contract Restructured by New York Mets

    Last week, the Mets first dabbled in the free agent pool when they signed veteran backstop Henry Blanco to a one-year deal worth roughly $1.45 million...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 5 years ago 270 reads 2 comments

  15. Exclusive Interview With Mets Beat Writer Brian Costa

    This past week, New York Mets beat writer, Brian Costa, of the Star Ledger was kind enough to allow me to submit to him questions regarding Mets Hot Stove rumors...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 5 years ago 270 reads 0 comments

  16. A Twitterview with Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Seth McClung

    On Wednesday evening I had the pleasure and privilege of interviewing current Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher, Seth McClung ...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 5 years ago 239 reads 0 comments

  17. NY Mets Outfielder Angel Pagan Has Trade Value

    Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi over at FoxSports.com are reporting that numerous teams have been discussing Angel Pagan to be their potential starting center fielder...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 5 years ago 227 reads 4 comments

  18. Elmer Dessens to Return to New York Mets In 2010?

    According to FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi, the Mets are interested in bringing back reliever Elmer Dessens for the 2010 season...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 5 years ago 147 reads 0 comments

  19. Miguel Cabrera or Adrian Gonzalez: Who Fits Better into New York Mets' Future?

    Before you read any further, I would like to issue a disclaimer of sorts. Despite all the buzz around the Internet about Adrian Gonzalez and/or Miguel Cabrera, I don’t believe that either will be traded this offseason...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 5 years ago 653 reads 11 comments

  20. 2010 New York Mets Bullpen Breakdown: Bobby Parnell

    Prior to the 2009 season, Bobby Parnell knew that he was by no means guaranteed to make the Opening Day roster. Nevertheless, he worked hard and pitched very well in Spring Training, which earned him a spot on the 25-man roster...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 5 years ago 468 reads 0 comments

  21. 2010 New York Mets Bullpen Breakdown: Brian Stokes

    While the 2009 season as a whole was a lost cause for the New York Mets, it did hold some significance for certain players on the team. One of those players was reliever Brian Stokes ...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 5 years ago 430 reads 0 comments

  22. Forget Orlando Hudson, New York Mets Should Pursue Brandon Phillips

    With the Winter Meetings already underway, Mets GM Omar Minaya (or according to some, Jeff Wilpon in disguise) is faced with the daunting task of building a World Series-contending team for 2010...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 5 years ago 1,026 reads 12 comments

  23. Former New York Met Victor Zambrano's Mother Kidnapped

    Some sad and alarming news to report this morning out of Venezuela. According to the Associated Press , the mother of former Mets pitcher Victor Zambrano was kidnapped from the pitcher’s property late last night...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 5 years ago 502 reads 4 comments

  24. 2010 New York Mets Bullpen Breakdown: Pedro Feliciano

    Through all the twists and turns the New York Mets have taken over the past four years, one factor has always remained constant. That particular factor is relief pitcher, Pedro Feliciano ...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 5 years ago 207 reads 0 comments

  25. 2010 New York Mets Bullpen Breakdown: J.J. Putz

    As I had mentioned in my previous post, it has been nearly a year since the Mets acquired J.J. Putz from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for a bevy of players...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 5 years ago 514 reads 4 comments