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Joe Budd

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Possible Perez Peroration Applesauce - Dickey sharp in spring debut, Cuban not in on Mets, Paulino by weekend

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The Mets have not won a whole lot in Spring Training so far, but the important thing is that it's not the fault of the key players. R.A. Dickey, for example, picked up where he left off last year...

Still Desperate Wilpons Applesauce - Mets need bigger loan, Beltran's selfishness, Harper's first hit

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Met owner Fred Wilpon continues to struggle to come up with the cash required to cover the team's immediate debts. Having already received one major loan from MLB, there are reports saying that the...

Beltran Reactions Applesauce - Adjustment praised, Izzy makes scoreless debut, impressive Met depth

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Carlos Beltran made the biggest headlines yesterday after his announcement that he will cede center field to his friend, Angel Pagan.

Beltran's New Grounds - Beltran selfishly takes easier position, Mets take loan from MLB, RIP Snider

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Today's applesauce may be a little old, but the news from today is still quite fresh, particularly with the breaking story that Carlos Beltran has accepted a move to right field.

Chris Young's Smart Applesauce - Mets get a B+ Princeton man, Wright's defense, Izzy's change-up

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It looks like RA Dickey has some competition for the role of smartest guy in the Met rotation. Andy Martino tells us about Chris Young's college thesis on The Impact of Jackie Robinson and the...

Games Can't Start Soon Enough Applesauce - Mets play Saturday, Beato fastball, Wainwright hurt

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The Mets don't start their exhibition schedule until Saturday against the Braves, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy some sort of baseball before then. In fact, this is the best type of baseball;...

SEC Fail Applesauce - Pelfrey's consistency, Madoff client included SEC official, K-Rod's option

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With Mike Pelfrey being the Mets' top starting pitcher to open 2011, it's certainly reasonable for fans to worry about the team's pitching. One thing we should probably realize after looking at...

Meet Terry Collins Applesauce - Collins is intense, Isringhausen has shot at Met pen, Heyman hates Luis

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Looks like today is Terry Collins' day in the Spring Training media carousel and there is one word that the PR machine would like to leave you with: fiery.

President's Applesauce - Castillo arrives at Met camp, Collins limits cards, Koufax + Teufel + Madoff

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It is Luis Castillo day at Port St. Lucie, as the gimpy second baseman reported to camp a little later than most fans would have liked.

Fossum "Blade" Applesauce - Met manager Frazier passes away, Torrealba loses grievance, Maine to CO

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Spring Training is one of the few times that we, as fans, get to hear about some of the lesser known players who populate various levels of the Met organization. This is a good thing. Especially...

People Show Up Applesauce - Mets new leadership runs first camp, Maine to Philly, Pujols/Cards fail

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It's Spring Training time again and, despite all the negativity and mystery surrounding the Met ownership's future, we can have some tiny bit of hope for the season.

A Whole New Year Applesauce - Isringhausen given new shot with Mets, Pulsipher denied, Trump wants to buy the team

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As pitchers and catchers report to Port St. Lucie today, we get a blast from the past from a former Generation K cornerstone.

Mejia's Future Applesauce - Warthen sees Jenrry as Met future reliever, Ollie wants to be SP, Phillie 4 show up

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With pitchers and catchers trickling into Port St. Lucie, now is a good time to focus on the organization's top pitching prospect, Jenrry Mejia.

Locked Out Ollie Applesauce - Perez shows up to locked PSL, Mets may have to open books, Clemens still A-hole

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I'm sure that there are bigger stories to lead off Applesauce with, but honestly, is there anything better than a mental image of Oliver Perez showing up at Spring Training and the doors being...

Crazy Ownership Ideas Applesauce - Bloomberg will not buy Mets, Mario Cuomo to mediate dispute, Santana not throwing

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Ah, what the heck. I'm gonna lead of with crazy ownership ideas for the Mets. In case you've lost track of all the names being mentioned, here's the basic rundown. My favorites were Michael...

Everyone's Happy Now Applesauce - Collins excited to lead Mets, Ollie not in yet, Sandy's scouts

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I want everyone to remember this article and particularly the picture attached to it. The article is your basic optimistic Spring Training piece, but this time it's about how happy and excited new...

Starting Speculation Applesauce - Met second base job wide open, Wright's big talk, Rays' owner speculation

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With Spring Training around the corner, I got excited to start reading articles about the expected position battles in Port St. Lucie. The second base job is probably the most wide open with at...

Defaced Applesauce - Wilpons want to forget recent past, Cuban interest in Mets, Terry won't name captain

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I think everyone's worst fears involving the Met ownership's penury is that it starts affecting the team's on-field performance. David Wright hinted that this whole thing is going to be at least a...

Free Reyes Applesauce - Mets need to decide what to do with SS, Millwood still available, Delgado comeback

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We are not yet free of the Wilpon ownership controversy, but I will not lead off a new week with links about it. Instead, let's talk about Jose Reyes. The Met shortstop is a free agent after this...

Please Start Playing Applesauce - Met ownership saga continues, Wells preferred over Beltran, Reyes stays for 2011

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I really wish there was another story to lead off Applesauce this morning, but I'm going to have to stick with the Wilpon/Madoff thing for at least one more day.

Cuban Applesauce - Mavs owner won't chase Mets, Piazza talks with Leiter, Havens has shot

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Looks like the ownership speculation is reaching white hot status and the inevitable interview with Mark Cuban has occurred. Cuban did not deny interest in the team, but he explicitly said he would...

Genius Business Plan Applesauce - Wilpons relied on Madoff scheme, Piazza not bidding, Santana trade re-evaluated

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Let's start day three of new ownership speculation. This time, though, let's focus on the Wilpons instead of any potential new owners. The New York Times had a big expose focusing on the Wilpons'...

Ownership Opening Day 2 Applesauce - King not nearly done deal, Wilpons may have to sell majority, Pagan signs

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Meet the Mets The big news surrounding the Mets continues to be the insecure future of the Wilpon ownership. Martin Luther King III has confirmed his interest in the team, but the speculation...

Applesauce For Sale - Wilpons looking to sell part of Mets, King III, vodka owner, and Vitaminwater guy interested

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Meet the Mets There are some cracks starting to show in the Wilpons' armor. With the possibility of paying Madoff victims close to $1 billion, the family has announced a willingness to bring on...

Bobby the Traffic Cop Applesauce - Valentine rescues Stamford, Strawberry to run Empire State stairs

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Today is the day of former Mets doing some pretty incredible things. A few weeks ago, I linked to a story about Bobby Valentine getting a job with the Stamford city government.

Flawed Farm Applesauce - Mets have poorly ranked system, Viola to Brooklyn, Hu introduced

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We all knew that the Met farm system was a weak spot for this organization; years of underpaying prospects have apparently come back to bite them with a poorly ranked crop.

Backman Redux Applesauce - Strawberry says Mets should've tabbed Wally, Easler Buffalo HC

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Darryl Strawberry to the rescue! On an otherwise fairly slow newsday for the Mets, Darryl manages to save us from leading off Applesauce with Buffalo's new hitting coach.

Training Camp Opens Applesauce - Collins in PSL, Met players hope to take big steps forward, 1977 anti-Seaver bile

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Pitchers and catchers aren't reporting for a few more weeks still, but Terry Collins is already in Port St. Lucie hoping to have 50+ of the organization's players there with him as the team opens...

Jets Who? Applesauce - Mets on right path, no longer embarrassment, Teufel as AAA manager, Donnelly to Brooklyn

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With the Super Bowl dreams of everyone but Steeler and Packer fans crushed, it's time once again to turn our full attention to New York Mets baseball. It might not be the most comforting or...

Already Putting Out Fires Applesauce - Mets visit FDNY training, DFA Pridie and Stoner

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Bobby Parnell got an early headstart on the Met fireman of the year award, participating in FDNY firefighter training with Mike Pelfrey, Dillon Gee, RA Dickey, and Jeff Wilpon. Video here of Gee...

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