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Archive for February, 2008

Benson Signs With Phillies

On Wednesday the Phillies signed Kris Benson to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training. This will certainly add something to the Mets Phillies rivalry. I’m actually a little upset about this. Benson would have been a good fit to sign a minor league contract with the Mets and challenge for the […]

Clark Signed To Minor League Deal

The Mets have signed outfielder Brady Clark to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

Pedro Speaks

Pedro Martinez spoke with the media yesterday at Port St. Lucie and was his usual self. Here are some of the interesting things he mentions. On the steroids era: “I dominated that era and I did it clean. I can stand by my numbers and I can be proud of them.” On steroids testing: “I […]

2008 Spring Training Non Roster Invitees

  Pitchers B/T Ht Wt DOB     — Tony Armas Jr. R/R 6-3 225 04/29/78   58 Andy Cavazos R/R 6-3 225 01/05/81   68 Ryan Cullen L/L 6-2 204 01/20/80   74 Joselo Diaz R/R 6-0 240 04/13/80   66 Nate Field R/R 6-2 205 12/11/75   27 Nelson Figueroa R/R 6-1 180 […]

Perez And Mets Headed For Arbitration

According to David Lennon the Mets and Oliver Perez are headed for arbitration. The Mets have not had an arbitration case go to hearing in 16 years. The hearing is scheduled for February 21.

Livan Signs With Twins

Those fans hoping to see Livan Hernandez join the Mets starting rotation this season will be let down this afternoon when the Minnesota Twins announce they have signed the righthander. There were string rumors that the Mets would sign him if they couldn’t land Johan Santana. I still would like the team to acquire another […]

Mets Sign Armas To Minor League Deal

The Mets made a move to provide some depth at starting pitching after depleting their upper farm system of top prospects in the Johan Santana trade by signing Tony Armas Jr. to a minor league contract yesterday. After starting his career as a rising star in the Red Sox organization Armas career has fizzled out […]

Many Open Questions

With spring training starting this week it’s time to to ask some questions that the Mets will be facing this season. Here are some I came up with. Feel free to leave your own in the comments. Top of the rotation – This is what Mets fans have been dreaming of all off season. Johan […]

PETA Gets On Pedro

Yesterday’s news about Pedro Martinez and cockfighting got under the collar of PETA who issued a letter calling for Pedro to apologize. Pedro and the Mets released separate statements but neither issued an apology. Both said that cockfighting is legal and part of the culture in the Dominican Republic. Personally, though I don’t support cruelty […]

Church Signed

The Mets avoided arbitration with Ryan Church by signing the outfielder to a 1-year, $2 million deal. Oliver Perez is the last remaining arbitration eligible player on the roster. Omar Minaya has a good track record for avoiding arbitration having never gone into spring training without having all of his arbitration eligible players signed but […]