Friday, November 18, 2011

Mets 40-Man Roster Now Up To 38

The Mets added seven players to the 40-man roster today, ensuring that these players can not be snatched up by another team in the Rule 5 Draft during the Winter Meetings in a few weeks.

Those seven players include pitchers Robert Carson and Jeurys Familia, outfielders Juan Lagares, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Cesar Puello, and infielders Wilmer Flores and Reese Havens.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mets News Galore

A bunch of things happened in Metsland today.

  • Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported on Tuesday that the Marlins offered Jose Reyes a 6-year, $90 million. Rosenthal also wrote, "Obviously, the offer was not tempting enough for Reyes to accept immediately." Obviously.
  • Nick Evans declared free agency. According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, Evans will look to play elsewhere. That's for the best. He never stood a chance in New York.
  • According to's Jon Heyman, the Mets will tender Mike Pelfrey and Angel Pagan.
  • Adam Rubin tweeted that Jason Pridie signed a minor league deal with the Oakland A's.
  • Ken Davidoff of Newsday reported that the Mets are looking at Jason Marquis as a possible replacement for Chris Capuano. Capuano is seeking a two-year deal, and the Mets will not offer that.
  • Davidoff also reported that the Mets' medical staff will look a little different next season. Assistant trainer, Mike Herbst, will now oversee health and conditioning of the Mets' minor-league players in Port St. Lucie. Brian Chicklo will now serve as the assistant trainer with the big league squad.

That's all for now.

Mets Show Off Their New Threads

While announcing all of the events taking place throughout the season, the Mets also released what their uniforms will look like this season. The Mets added their 50th season logo on the sleeve and also took away the black shadow under the lettering, because, ya know, that makes all the difference.

Here's the 50th anniversary logo:

Courtesy: New York Mets

Here are the new uniforms for the 2012 season. Home is on the left, and the road uniforms are on the right.

Courtesy: New York Mets

Mets: 50 Years, Let's Celebrate

The Mets announced their plans for 2012,  which will be celebrating the team's 50th anniversary. Here is the press release. Enjoy.

New Logo, Redesigned Uniforms to Celebrate Mets History

Banner Day to Highlight Mets 50th Anniversary Themed Promotions

Fans Can Share Photos at and Enter to Win a Pair of 2012 Season Tickets

FLUSHING, N.Y., November 16, 2011 – The New York Mets today announced plans to celebrate their 50th Anniversary next season unveiling a commemorative logo, introducing redesigned uniforms, revealing a series of promotional giveaways, and launching an interactive online campaign focused on Mets fans and their memories.

The Mets played their first game on April 11, 1962 and six Season Ticket Holders from the club’s inaugural season joined the Mets in making today’s announcement in the Caesars Club at Citi Field.  Mets third baseman David Wright, first baseman Ike Davis and outfielder Lucas Duda were also present and each modeled the uniforms during the event, which was emceed by Howie Rose, the radio voice of the Mets.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Mets Spring Training Schedule Announced

The Mets announced their 2012 Spring Training schedule today. Play begins on Monday, March 5 against Washington at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie.

For the first time since 1996, the Mets and Yankees will play each other. The Mets will host the Yankees at Digital Domain Park on April 3. The two teams then head up to Tampa to play again on April 4.

Season tickets for Spring Training are on sale now. If you want to buy individual game tickets, you'll have to wait. Those go on sale on January 4.

For more information, visit,, or by calling 772-871-2115.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Jose Reyes To The Marlins?

According to Dino Costa of SiriusXM Radio, Jose Reyes is going to be a Miami Marlin.

This has not been confirmed by anyone, so before you freak out, just wait for an official announcement.

If true, I question whether Reyes knows what "shop around" means. It means you don't sign with the one and only team you talk to.

At this point, I'm indifferent to Reyes leaving. They couldn't win anything with him, surely they can continue to lose without him.

Personally, I'm a little tired of seeing Reyes try and stretch a double into a triple and then wondering if his hamstring is still in tact.

If Reyes goes simply for the big payday, I won't be blaming the Mets.

If the Mets don't have the money, why bother hurting the team even more financially just to sign a player who is demanding a ridiculous amount of money?

Maybe the Marlins feel like going on a shopping spree, dishing out millions to players, but don't expect the Mets to do the same.

The whole argument from Mets fans that the Mets are a big market team means nothing to me. If they're broke, they're broke. Signing players to outrageously large contracts will not improve their situation.

Also, if you think that re-signing Reyes will turn the Mets into a winning team, I'm going to go ahead and guess that you have not watched the last five seasons.

If playing like a small market team will help the team turn itself around financially and put itself in a better situation a year or two from now, then that's the direction they need to head in.