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Archive for December, 2004

The Return of the Orb and the Loss of Alou

The Mets re-signed righty reliever Orber Moreno. They gave him a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. They had previously non-tendered him making him a free agent but had all intentions of signing him. The move was apparently done to avoid arbitration. Moreno had arthroscopic surgery on his pitching shoulder on October […]

Mets Interested in A’s Byrnes

Bob Klapisch reports today on that the Mets have shown interest in acquiring A’s outfielder Eric Byrnes to patrol centerfield until Mike Cameron is ready to return from arthroscopic surgery on his left wrist. Klapisch says this will not impact the Mets pursuit of big name free agents such as Moises Alou, Carlos Beltran […]

Mets Close to Signing Galarraga?

Here’s one I didn’t see coming. There are reports this morning that the Mets are close to signing Andres Galarraga to a minor legue contract and inviting him to spring training. I think this is a good move by Omar Minaya. Galarraga adds experience and depth to a position where the Mets need it and […]

Congratulations, Mookie

Congratulations to Mookie Wilson on being named the manager of the Brooklyn Cyclones for the 2005 season.

Cameron Out

OK. It’s been a long time since I blogged on the Mets and I’m feeling ready to get back into the fray. I’ve missed some important stories such as Al Leiter‘s departure and last week’s signing of Pedro Martinez (which I find to be risky but at least the Mets are being active and actually […]