1. A Day of Scandal in Major League Baseball

    Obviously, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have heard that Manny Ramirez has been suspended by the commissioner for failing a drug test...

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  2. Mets Make Roster Change Following Today's Loss

    The Mets have made yet another roster move this week. Newsday’s David Lennon is reporting that the team has designated LHP Casey Fossum for assignment and purchased the contract of LHP Ken Takahashi from Triple-A Buffalo...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 6 years ago 243 reads 1 comments

  3. Mets News and Notes (04/26/2009)

    Former Met, Armando Benitez, has signed with the Atlantic League’s Newark Bears in an effort to revitalize his career. Benitez is best known for his contributions to the Mets while on the opposing team...

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  4. Billy Wagner Takes the Mound for the First Time Since Surgery

    Billy Wagner took his first step towards returning to the Major Leagues today by completing a 23-pitch bullpen session today in Port St. Lucie under the watchful eye of Guy Conti...

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  5. Eddie Kunz: A New York Mets Prospect To Watch

    When the Mets signed free-agent closer Francisco Rodriguez to a three (possibly four) year deal back in December, there was one person who probably expressed a little bit of disappointment. That person is Eddie Kunz...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 6 years ago 236 reads 4 comments

  6. Mets Prospects to Watch: Nick Evans

    This year Baseball Prospectus ranked the Mets farm system 18th out of all of the 30 MLB clubs, despite the fact that they traded away four of their top prospects the previous year...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 6 years ago 131 reads 9 comments

  7. A Look Ahead To New York Mets' Future Free Agents

    Even though the 2009 season hasn’t even began yet, I thought it would be fun to look at the players the Mets may potentially lose to free agency after this season. Catcher Brian Schneider – Schneider, 33, is the Mets' starting catcher...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 6 years ago 166 reads 4 comments

  8. New York Mets News and Notes (04/04/2009)

    Newsday’s Wallace Matthews doesn’t like the Gary Sheffield signing and feels that it can only bring down team morale. He goes as far as to call Sheffield “mini-Manny”...

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  9. My 2009 MLB Predictions

    With the Major League Baseball season fast approaching, I thought it'd be fun to post my predictions for the upcoming season...

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  10. An In-Depth Look at Citi Field

    In March of 2006, while the New York Mets' players were preparing for what would be one of the team’s best seasons to date, the Mets' higher ups were busy working on a new home for the team...

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  11. Junior Spivey Signs With The Mets

    In order to provide some insurance in the infield, the Mets have signed veteran infielder Junior Spivey to a minor-league deal today...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 6 years ago 347 reads 1 comments

  12. A Met Fan's Reaction to the Departure of Duaner Sanchez

    As most Mets fans have heard by now, the club has released relief pitcher, Duaner Sanchez. As much as this surprises me, I cannot say that this is all that unexpected. In 2006, Duaner Sanchez was brought over from the Dodgers to set-up for Billy Wagner...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 6 years ago 165 reads 2 comments

  13. Jeremy Reed: Battle for the New York Mets' Bench

    Last December, the Mets shipped out Endy Chavez, Joe Smith, and Aaron Heilman in exchange for J.J. Putz, Sean Green, and Jeremy Reed...

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  14. Profiling Mets Pitching Prospect Dillon Gee

    It’s hard to believe that pitching prospect Dillon Gee was just six months old the last time the Mets won a World Series. The Mets selected the right hander in the 2007 Draft out of the University of Texas-Arlington...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 6 years ago 129 reads 3 comments

  15. Promising News for the Mets Regarding Johan Santana

    During today’s broadcast of the Mets vs. Astros game on WPIX, Kevin Burkhardt announced that Johan Santana will no longer be traveling back to New York for an MRI...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 6 years ago 78 reads 7 comments

  16. Johan Santana: Grim Outlook for Mets Ace

    If you were not concerned about the health of Mets' ace Johan Santana before, you should be concerned now. David Lennon reports that prior to his bullpen session this morning GM Omar ...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 6 years ago 112 reads 7 comments

  17. New York Mets Add To Their Bullpen Arsenal

    The Mets have added yet another arm, according to the New York Post, to compete for the final spot in the bullpen in Ron Villone. The 39 year old, Villone, must take a physical in order for his minor league deal to become official...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 6 years ago 149 reads 8 comments

  18. Bobby Kielty: Battle for the New York Mets Bench

    Over the next few weeks many players will battle it out in Port St. Lucie to try to win a spot on the New York Mets bench. For the next few days we will look at some of those competing for the spot and analyze their chances at winning the job...

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  19. Duaner Sanchez Pitching For His Job In Queens

    It’s beginning to look like reliever Duaner Sanchez could soon be following in his former teammates’ (Aaron Heilman, Joe Smith, and Scott Schoeneweis) footsteps and leave the New York Mets...

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  20. Can Mike Pelfrey Build Upon His 2008 Success?

    The Mets chose Mike Pelfrey with the ninth overall pick in the 2005 MLB Draft. “Big Pelf” quickly worked his way through the minor league system and a little over a year later found himself on the mound for the big league club...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 6 years ago 95 reads 3 comments

  21. Catching Up With Some Former New York Mets

    Today is a slow news day, as the players only had a one-hour workout today in preparation of the first intrasquad game tomorrow...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 6 years ago 85 reads 3 comments

  22. Mets Spring Training Update (Feb. 21)

    Spring Training has been going on for about a week now, and already there are some noteworthy news items. Luis Castillo and Marlon Anderson both appear to have lost a significant amount of weight (17 pounds each)...

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  23. Joe Beimel or Will Ohman: Who Is a Better Fit for the New York Mets?

    With all of the Mets roster having reported to Port St. Lucie to begin workouts, the Mets find themselves still searching for one more left-handed pitcher to pitch out of the bullpen...

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  24. Medic, Medic: The New York Mets Need a Healthy Marlon Anderson

    With spring training starting in a few days, you can expect to hear the names Johan Santana, David Wright and Jose Reyes being thrown around. Rightfully so, as these players play crucial roles for the ball club...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 6 years ago 115 reads 2 comments

  25. Freddy Garcia Wants to Be in the New York Mets Starting Rotation

    In a piece for Newsday, David Lennon talks about how newly-acquired Mets' pitcher Freddy Garcia has no intent of beginning this upcoming season in the minor leagues, despite joining the team on a minor-league deal...

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