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New York Mets

  • Voice Choices

    March 26, 2014

    BATTER UP

    The Mets take on the Nationals in their home opener

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    April 9, 2013

    We Knew This Mets Season Would Be Weird, But We Had No Idea Aliens Would Be Involved

    It's a dirty job, but someone had to do it. Seems that the Mets swapped cities with the Toronto Blue Jays and traded up for their Triple-A franchise. Now, if you want to see the Mets' next hot pitching prospect, Zack Wheeler, you'll have to fly to Vegas. But the Mets didn't just acquire a new minor ... More >>

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    March 29, 2013

    Oh Dear God -- It's Time for Another Mets Season

    It's a drab, uninspiring team from the starting lineup to the rotation to the bullpen, but at least they'll look good. The 2013 Mets have eliminated all traces of black from their uniforms and replaced it with the traditional blue and orange. For home games they'll wear the occasional blue jerseys w ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Jon Stewart on R.A. Dickey: How Will the Mets Screw This Up?

    According to R.A. Dickey's agent, Bo McKinnis, negotiations between his client and the New York Mets are solid in terms of "a series of potential structures and lengths." What, then, are the sticking points? Bo says, "We've got a difference in terms of the actual dollars per season." In other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    The Sleazy Mets

    Last month, Mets GM Sandy Alderson called R.A. Dickey "one of our two core players" in the Mets organization - the other, of course, being David Wright. On Thursday, Alderson changed his tone: "It would be a little unusual to trade Cy Young winner " - everyone is assuming, rightfully so I think, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Relief For Mets Is In Sight -- And His Name Is R.A. Dickey

    Late Saturday afternoon Mets fans got a surprise when Terry Collins brought in R.A. Dickey to pitch the 9th inning. Dickey gave up a home run to Juan Uribe, a .181 hitter. It was irrelevant since the Mets were trailing 6-5 and did not score in their half of the 9th.Nonetheless, it was an interesting ... More >>

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    June 22, 2012

    How Does The Mets 1962-2012 All-time Team Stack Up to The Yankees?

    Last night, SNY broadcast the Mets All-time Team 1962-2012 from the 92nd Street Y. I love programs like this -- the video clips, the debates on old ballplayers, et al. The voting panel of the Daily News' John Harper and Mike Lupica, the Post's Mike Vaccaro, MLB.com's Marty Noble, and Mets broadcast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    In Mets-Rays Match, Will R.A. Dickey Reach MVP Status?

    I'm trying to remember -- was last night the first time ever that Yankees fans rooted for the Mets and vice versa? The two teams helped each other out by whipping the others' division rivals, and in doing so, I think, helped give good definition of their teams' respective character. The Mets, beati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Get Your Mets No-Hitter Tickets! (Actual No-Hitter Not Included)

    Bummed that you missed out on history when Johan Santana (with assists from Mike Baxter and Adrian Johnson) hurled the first no-hitter in Mets history? Now you can remedy that retroactively, by buying "reprinted" tickets to Johan's no-no from the Mets website: As a loyal Mets Fan, we are pleased to ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 23, 2012

    BATTER UP

    The Mets face off against the Phillies

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    The Mets Are Above .500 -- Compliments Of David Wright

    On Opening Day if someone had offered you a bet that after 41 games the Mets would have a better record than the Yankees, would you have taken it? I think you would. I would have taken it in a heartbeat. But after the Yankees' loss to Cincinnati yesterday in a dreary 5-2 game, and the Mets 6-5 vict ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Mets Thief Charles Samuels Banned From Citi Field For Life

    A Queens man who's been part of the New York Mets organization for more than 30 years is officially banned from the team's ballpark for life after pleading guilty to stealing more than $2 million worth of Mets memorabilia from the franchise.Additionally, former Mets clubhouse manager Charles Samuels ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Good News for Mets Fans: We're Just $83 Mil More in the Hole!

    And you thought losing Jose Reyes was bad. A short time ago, U.S. District Court Judge Jed S. Rakoff ruled that Mets principal owners Fred Wilpon, the Wilpon family, and their businesses and charities must pay at least $83.3 million to the trustee -- that's Irving Picard, in case you haven't been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Six New York Acts That The Mets Should Consider For Future Post-Game Concerts

    As the baseball season nears, the announcements of the season's schedule of promotions steadily increases, and over the weekend the Mets announced that for their 50th anniversary they'd be throwing a three-show postgame concert series in 2012. The lineup: the hesher-pop outfit REO Speedwagon (June 1 ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Are the Mets Not Playing Kosher?

    If some can claim that Barack Obama violates religious freedom by forcing insurance companies to provide birth control, then what can we call the situation developing at Citi Field? Yesterday, Judge Jack Weinstein tossed out a lawsuit brought by Kosher Sports against the New York Mets for prohibiti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    We're Mad-off as Hell! There's a Site for Frustrated Mets Fans

    ​Are you as sick about the loss of Jose Reyes as I am? Have you had it with the bullshit excuses from the Mets front office about Reyes's injuries? (Didn't Mickey Mantle have a lot of injuries? Would you have signed Mickey at age 28, the age Jose is now?) Are you angry at the insult to the Me ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    Mets' CBA Quandary: Should Wright Stay or Should He Go?

    The new five-year collective bargaining agreement signed by baseball owners and players yesterday features a list of tweaks to rules big and small: Among other things, fair/foul calls can now be overruled by instant replay, teams can activate a 26th man for doubleheaders, and those shatter-prone map ... More >>

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    October 17, 2011

    Those Glorious '86 Mets — Hey, Where Are the Celebrations on Their Silver Anniversary?

    Strawberry!Did I miss it, or has someone written tributes to the 1986 Mets that I didn't see? October 18 marks the 25th anniversary of the first game of the great 1986 World Series, and we just passed the 25th anniversary of perhaps the greatest division series ever, the one with the Houston Astros ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Jose Reyes: A Franchise Player the Mets Can't Possibly Replace?

    ​Judging from the enthusiasm being displayed on the radio call-in shows, Mets fans may be putting a little too much stock in Jose Reyes' resounding statement on Friday that he's not going to go with Scott Boras as his agent in upcoming contract negotiations. That is, if they are assuming t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Five Novelty Songs That Were In Heavy Rotation During The Z Morning Zoo's Golden Era

    ​Today the AV Club has a feature up on enjoyable novelty songs that namechecks (among others) the sitcom-created boyband 2ge her, the musical works of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Barnes & Barnes' seminal "Fish Heads," not to mention good old "Weird Al" Yankovic. Any discussion of novelty s ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    The New York Mets: I'd Buy That for a Dollar!

    ​So what's the story? Can David Einhorn take over the Mets for just $1 in three years or can't he? According to the usually reliable Mike Ozanian at Forbes.com yesterday, "In three years hedge fund manager David Einhorn could gain control of the New York Mets for $1. "Last month, Einhorn ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 8, 2011

    TAKE ME OUT

    Minor-league ball is back

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Blaming Mets Stars: Just a Prelude to a Fire Sale?

    ​Now it's Jason Bay who we're told symbolizes what's wrong with the Mets. You might have thought it was Bernie Madoff, but a couple of weeks ago it was Luis Castillo, and this week it's Bay. According to ESPNNewYork's Rob Parker, "It may sound a bit harsh, but in reality, Bay represents all th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Why The Mets Are Only Going to Get Even Worse

    ​Just when you think things can't get any worse for the Mets, you think they can get worse. As Bill Madden points out in today's Daily News, the Mets don't have much to look forward to in the free agent market this winter "when the two biggest sluggers coming to the market, Albert Pujols an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Jose Reyes To the Yankees? Sad to Say, It Might Happen

    ​Every Mets fan knows the answer to this trivia question: Who has played the most continuous games in a Mets uniform? Ed Kranepool, of course, with 1,853 games. But do you know who number two and three are? David Wright (1,006) and Jose Reyes (926). Those of us who have enjoyed watching ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Luis Castillo Gets Scapegoated by Sandy Alderson: Who's Next?

    ​If the Mets' handling of Luis Castillo is an indication of things to come, the so-called rebuilding of the team is going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors and scapegoats. Make no mistake, that's largely what Sandy Alderson has done by releasing the man who's been the team's second baseman for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Forget Wilpon/Madoff Mess. If Johan Santana's Not Back Soon, Forget the Mets.

    Santana: A wing and a prayer​Forget Bernie Madoff, Fred Wilpon, and all the other off-field disasters the New York Mets organization has been through over the past few months and focus on one thing: If Johan Santana is not back by the end of June or at least early July, and back the way the way he ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    Who Wants to Be the Next Mets Owners?

    ​This morning's New York Post made it a lot easier to set up your office "Who's going to end up owning the Mets once the Wilpons have to repay their Madoff money?" pool, by running a helpful list of rich guys who, it claims, are in the running to buy at least a share of the Amazin's. Less help ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    If Mets Go Under, Who Pays for Citi Field?

    ​If the last ten days in the life of Mets owners Fred and Jeff Wilpon were a baseball game, they would have been shut out, made 17 errors, and hit into a game-ending unassisted triple play. (That last feeling, admittedly, is one that they're already familiar with.)

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Jerry Manuel Has Great Year, Gets Fired By the Mets Anyway

    ​Bye-bye, Jerry. Lost so far in the blizzard of post-Omar Minaya commentary is real discussion about whether or not Jerry Manuel should also have been fired. For those of us who like and respect Manuel and think he did a good job of keeping a potential circus atmosphere under control, the ques ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Francisco Rodriguez: The Mets Only Now Realize He's Not a Nice Guy?

    ​In case you weren't sitting in front of your computer last night at 8:29 p.m. EDT, you might have missed the announcement that the Major League Baseball Players Association filed a grievance against the New York Mets in support of Francisco Rodriguez. The only surprise is that it took the uni ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Mets Suspend Francisco Rodriguez for Two Days as Punishment for Assault Arrest

    ​The New York Mets closer known to fans as K-Rod was arrested yesterday for punching his father-in-law, Carlos Pena, at the lounge for players' families at Citi Field, and today the Mets announced his slap on the wrist: a two-day suspension without pay, which means a loss of $125,683 of Francisco ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 20, 2010

    GRAND SLAM

    The Mets take on the St. Louis Cardinals

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Johan Santana and Jerry Manuel Get Beaned by Daily News

    Give the guy a break!There are some curious grades in today's Daily News midseason report on the Mets and Yankees. Andy Martino, evaluating the Mets, gives Johan Santana just a B . And Jerry Manuel gets just a B-?

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    May 24, 2010

    Jerry Manuel Saved by K-Rod's Strikeout of A-Rod? If You Think That, You Aren't Paying Attention

    Safe, for now​Was K-rod's whiff of A-Rod last night the pitch that saved Jerry Manuel's job -- at least for another week or so? Probably. The first we saw to call for Manuel's firing in print was Mike Vaccaro in the Post last Monday. Last Friday, Filip Bondy said as much in the Daily News (" ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Keith Hernandez, Idiot

    ​In the late innings of last night's Mets win over the Cubs, Keith Hernandez, the former all-world first baseman whose baseball commentary has earned him Emmys, once again exposed his dinosaur politics. A shot of the Empire State building, lit up in green, suddenly appeared on the ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 13, 2010

    BATTER UP

    New York Mets host the Chicago Cubs

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Kombucha Makes a Comeback; Mets Get More Fancy Foods

    ​Mets fans are getting even more reasons to hang out in the Citi Field food court this season. Crab cake sandwiches from Catch of the Day, Disco fries from Box Frites, and strawberry shakes from Shake Shack are among new menu items. And a McFadden's Pub will open at street level. [NY Times] B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Jerry Manuel Vows To Make Mets Spring Training About Actual Training

    ​Looking for bright spots as the Mets pitchers and catchers report? Here's one: Jerry Manuel has vowed to put his team through a starter course in fielding fundamentals. If you doubt they need it, consider some of these facts: First, the Mets fielded at exactly the league average, .984, last ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Mets Lower Outfield Wall, Will Still Suck

    The Yankees built a new park with closer and shorter outfield fences, hit a lot of homers and won the World Series. The Mets built their new park with reasonable distances and higher walls ("they want it to be as neutral as possible," a designer told the Times), and look what happened to them. They ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Carlos Beltran, Mets Squabble Over Surgery; Are Mets Doctors Too Keen to Clear Hurt Players?

    ​Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran is saying that before he had surgery on his knee this week, he got the okay from Mets GM Omar Minaya. He says via his agent Scott Boras that he spoke to Minaya on Tuesday, and that Minaya "did not ask me to wait, or to get another doctor's opinion. He just wishe ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Jockbeat: Carlos Beltran Has His Own Doctor? What a Shock!

    ​Has the New York press gotten so accustomed to Mets bad news that they put a negative slant on everything? For instance, John Harper's take in today's Daily News on Carlos Beltran's decision to have knee surgery. ("Sudden surgery for Carlos Beltran another shock to New York Mets system") The ... More >>

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    December 15, 2009

    Jockbeat: Mets Shut Out in Halladay Contest For Distance in Florida?

    ​Curiouser and curiouser. The story of how NYC's two teams -- with the most potential revenue in baseball -- could have been shut out of deals involving the three best free agent pitchers in baseball seems as baffling today as it did yesterday. For now, let's focus on the Mets. According to ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Cheek, In Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Kristen Stewart, New Moon premiere. Twitpic via KriisStewart_. Our Man of the Week is Rudolph Giuliani. He started off with confused but belligerent comments about the KSM trial, making him look like a candidate for something. Then word leaked that he would not run for Governor, then that ... More >>

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    November 18, 2009

    Battlin' Wally Backman to Manage the Cyclones

    We have long hoped Wally Backman, the obstreperous veteran of the 1986 World Champion New York Mets, would someday manage the Amazin's in the balls-out manner he evinced on the field and in court depositions. He's a step closer now, as the Mets organization announced yesterday that Backman will m ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    Mets Disastrous Post-Season: Ticket Price Beef, Winter Camp Kidnap Fears

    The Amazin's finished way out of the money this year, but their anguish, like that of the Flying Dutchman, seems to never end. The Post reports today, while Mets management had said they would drop 2010 ticket prices by a great margin -- some by more than 20 percent -- season ticket holders now disc ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Bobby Valentine Might Manage the Indians

    ​Miss Bobby V? A lot of Mets fans do. The former Mets skipper was wrapped super tight; when asked if getting into the playoffs was fun, he said no, fun was skiing with his family; when he got thrown out of a game, he snuck back into the dugout wearing a fake mustache; he fought with the manag ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    Metdown! Ron Darling Joins Ranks of ex-Amazin's in Trouble

    ​What a lousy year for the Mets -- and the ex-Mets. First came the protracted woes of former car-wash king and '86 World Series hero Lenny Dykstra, who went bankrupt and had to sell his Series ring. Then Jerry Koosman, '69 hero, went away for tax evasion. Now Ron Darling is revealed to owe $54 ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    Good Night, 2009 Mets, and Good Grief

    The Mets blanked the Astros yesterday, taking a tiny bit of sting out of their fourth-place finish. Faith and Fear in Flushing gives a somber season obituary ("We come to bury the 2009 season this afternoon. We're not ever going to praise it, no way, no how"). The Times gives the Mets season lowligh ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 15, 2009

    TAKE ME OUT . . .

    . . . To one last ball game at Citi Field

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