Archive for December, 2006
The Mets lost the Barry Zito sweepstakes as the prized lefty free agent signed with the San Francisco Giants yesterday staying in the bay area for 7 years at $125 million. I’m not surprised the Mets didn’t get Zito. Despite all the talk about how general manager Omar Minaya goes after the players he wants [...]
The Mets welcomed Lee Mazzilli back to the organization today. Not as a coach or manager but as the in studio analyst on pre and post game coverage on SNY.
Darren Oliver has left the Mets in favor of taking his game to the Anaheim Angels. The 36 year old lefty was 4-1 with a 3.44 ERA, 60 Ks and 21 BBs in 81 innings out of the Mets bullpen last year.
Mets shortstop Jose Reyes will not be playing in winter leagues this off season. This according to GM Omar Minaya. “Reyes is an important part of our team. That’s why the Mets organization decided that he will not play. We want to keep him healthy for the next season.” Wise move.
Gary Carter has left the Mets organization. After missing out on the fist base coaching job at the major league level and not accepting the managers job at double A Birmingham (he proffered the single A St. Lucie job he held last year but that was given to someone else) Carter has opted to seek [...]
Former Mets catcher Mike Piazza signed with the Oakland A’s yesterday to replace Frank Thomas as their DH.
Mets manager Willie Randolph told reporters to day that he has hired former Mets third baseman (and shortstop, though I use that term loosely) as the teams new first base coach. Sandy Alomar, who coached first base last year, will be moving over to coach third base.
I added an opening day countdown timer at the top of the page. Itâ€™s counting down to 8:05 pm on April 1 when the Mets are scheduled to kick off the 2006 season against the Cardinals in St. Louis. For the techies out there, it’s not the first time I’ve done a countdown on this [...]
There are reports that the Mets are close to a trade that would send starting pitcher Brian Bannister to the Kansas City Royals for reliever Ambiorix Burgos. Burgos is looked at as a kind of Oliver Perez of the bullpen: high upside but yet to consistently perform to his potential.
The Mets can breathe a tremendous sigh of relief now that Tom Glavine has signed a one year deal with a vesting option for a second year. (The option kicks in if Glavine pitches 160 innings and the value increases the more innings he pitches.) Glavine signed the deal after the Atlanta Braves made his [...]