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Can’t Criticize Murph

Daniel Murphy missed the first 2 games of the season to witness the birth of his first child and spend a couple of days on paternity leave. Yesterday he took a beating from Boomer Esiason, Craig Carton and Mike Francesa for doing it. All of them basically saying “you’re a professional so go do you […]



Looks Like Mets Radio Is Headed To WOR

According to a report on ESPN New York the Mets have come to an agreement to broadcast games on WOR 710 AM. Howie Rose is expected to remain the voice of the Mets. One of the things I enjoyed about the Mets broadcasts over last season was the ability to listen on FM radio. I […]



Backman To Manage AAA Again

In a move that didn’t surprise me in the least the Mets announced today that Wally Backman will return as manager of their AAA affiliate which will be in Las Vegas this season. Backman guided last year’s AAA affiliate, the Buffalo Bisons, to a 67-76 record and has a career minor league managerial record of […]



Mr. Met Doesn’t Belong On A Cap

The Mets have redesigned their batting practice cap to feature Mr. Met on the front. I can sum up my feelings about this in three letters: WTF?!?! I like Mr. Met as much as the next guy but putting him on the front of the cap is the wrong move. I know it sounds old […]



Forever A Kid

All day yesterday I was thinking of new beginnings. Despite the doldrums the Mets are currently in I found myself looking forward to next week when pitchers and catchers report to Port St. Lucie to begin preparing for the 2012 season in earnest. Then the news came. I first saw it on Twitter as I […]



DePodesta Hired?

For the first time I can remember the Mets are actually building a front office team. This isn’t just hiring qualified for front office positions. This is hiring people who are well respected in the baseball community with plenty of experience and credibility. This isn’t like hiring Omar Minaya and having him bring in the […]



Ricciardi In, Shines Out

In a not very surprising move the Mets announced today that they have hired J. P. Ricciardi as a special assistant to new general manager Sandy Alderson. Though it’s not surprising the team reached out to Ricciardi it does seem to put John Ricco’s status as general manager in waiting into question. Ricciardi had apparrently […]



Alderson Hired As Mets GM

Though it hasn’t been made official the rumor mill has it that the Mets have hired Sandy Alderson to replace Omar Minaya as the team’s new general manager. Alderson gives the Mets instant credibility with a World Series championship under his belt and the respect of other general managers around the league. (I just hope […]



Bringing Down The Fence

Adam Rubin is reporting that the Mets are dropping the fence height in center field. Rubin reports in today’s New York Daily News that the second level of padding will be removed bringing the height down to 8 feet. In 2009 the fence was as high as 16 feet at it’s maximum height in front […]



Mookie, Melvin Join Mets

Mookie Wilson is rejoining the Mets as the minor league outfield and base running coordinator and Bob Melvin is joining as a pro scout. Both men have major league coaching experience. Additionally, both men have been managers (Wilson managed the Brooklyn Cyclones in 2005 and Melvin managed the Mariners and Diamondbacks). Both are good hires […]