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Matthew Artus

  • joined Sep 11, 2008
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Report: Mets sign Daisuke Matsuzaka

It is believed the Mets have signed former Red Sox and Indians pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka to a Major League contract, just days after Dice-K was granted his release by Cleveland.

Was Steve Phillips right about A-Rod?

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In the fallout of the 2000 World Series, former Mets general manager Steve Phillips passed on bringing Alex Rodriguez to Flushing over team chemistry concerns. As Major League Baseball widens its...

Revisiting the 1964 MLB All-Star Game

Shea Stadium may be lost and gone forever, but the memories of the first MLB All-Star Game hosted by the Mets in 1964 will be alive and well at Citi Field in Flushing on Tuesday night.

Remembering Ed Koch's mark on the Mets

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Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch may not be synonymous with Mets baseball, but the larger-than-life politician, who passed away on Friday at age 88, certainly made his mark on the fan base in...

Better The Devil You Know

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Given the Mets' payroll uncertainty and their hardball negotiations with knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, how much of the frustration felt by fans should fall at the feet of Mets general manager Sandy...

Recalling the many times Chipper Jones dug the long ball against the Mets

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Atlanta Braves slugger Chipper Jones has tormented Mets fans from the day he introduced himself at Shea Stadium on May 9, 1995. Amazin' Avenue takes a look at some of Larry's most lethal home runs...

Partial Transcript of Rusty Staub's Conference Call with Mets Bloggers

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Mets Hall of Famer Rusty Staub spent a few minutes answering questions from Mets bloggers on Wednesday evening.

Revisiting the Mets' Long and Winding Road to the 2013 MLB All-Star Game

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MLB finally announced that the New York Mets will host the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at Citi Field on Wednesday morning at City Hall. Here's a look at the long and winding road that brought the...

Mets to Host 2013 MLB All-Star Game

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Major League Baseball confirmed that the New York Mets will host the 2013 MLB All-Star Game. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and Mr. Met were among the dignitaries...

Would You Pay to See Chipper Jones Play One Last Time?

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The New York Mets indicated that they intend to honor Atlanta Braves stalwart Larry "Chipper" Jones in some capacity later this season. Is the longtime Mets rival worthy of the honor?

Did Fred Wilpon Crack a Smile for the Dodgers' Sale?

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New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon never hesitates to admit that he once bled Brooklyn Dodger blue, but did his ears perk up as news arrived regarding Magic Johnson and company saving the Flatbush...

Tim Byrdak's Knee May Knock Him to DL

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The New York Mets announced that relief pitcher Tim Byrdak will undergo surgery Tuesday to treat torn meniscus cartilage in his left knee, which could place him on the disabled list and place the...

Johan Santana's Million Mile Journey Back Begins This Afternoon

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New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana makes his Grapefruit League debut against the St. Louis Cardinals this afternoon. Is it too soon to start wondering what the presumed Opening Day...

Can Mets Benefit Now from MLB's New Playoff Format?

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Major League Baseball announced that a second wild card team will join the MLB postseason starting in 2012. Can two wild cards help the New York Mets even if they miss the playoffs?

Fred Wilpon Hints Mets Should Get 2013 MLB All-Star Game

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New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon spoke about the 2013 MLB All-Star Game possibly coming to Citi Field. He couldn't confirm it to the beat reporters during a press conference in Port St. Lucie, but...

Here's the first look at the ceremonial patch that will appear on all Mets jerseys in the 2012...

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Here's the first look at the ceremonial patch that will appear on all Mets jerseys in the 2012 season. (Image via Twitter).

Mets Hope Jason Bay's Third Time Around is the Charm

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New York Mets outfielder Jason Bay has struggled in his two years calling Citi Field home. Will the trend continue, or can he buck it in 2012?

In case the news of Gary Carter's passing still has you down, here's video of Kid and Johnny Bench...

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In case the news of Gary Carter's passing still has you down, here's video of Kid and Johnny Bench trapping the San Diego Chicken in a rundown during the end credits of the early 1980s TV series The Baseball Bunch. If it can't cheer you up, seek professional help.

Putting Camera Carter in Clearer Focus

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Gary Carter carried a reputation for not being camera-shy during his lifetime, but it was what he did when the cameras were rolling that put the accomplishments of the former Expos and Mets catcher...

Mets' Second Look Suits Daniel Murphy

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The New York Mets hope Daniel Murphy can stick at second base in 2012, presuming he can stay healthy enough. And hit enough. And make you forget he's not a second baseman by trade.

John Franco Gets Mets Hall of Fame Call

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The Mets announced on Thursday that they will induct John Franco into the club's Hall of Fame this June. He flair for the dramatic as the Mets' longtime closer may have given Mets fans fits, but...

Can Mets Fans Take Solace in Super Bowl XLVI?

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The united front of Mets fans often divides for other teams in the offseason. Where do their rooting interests lie when they're not lying on the Mets' every move?

Hardball Times: Ten least-likely guys to break up a no-hitter

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THT's Chris Jaffe uses purely unscientific means to narrow down the list of 10 guys whose names you'd only ever know because they turned a no-hitter into a one-hitter. Of the 10 moments listed, four involve the Mets. That number goes up to 10 if you count ties, with only two of them occurring in the Mets' favor (Cleon Jones in 1965 and Anthony Young in 1992). And that's not even counting Kit Pellow busting up Tom Glavine's no-no bid in 2004...

Mike Pelfrey's Pitching Woes are in The Best Shape of Their Life

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Stories about Mike Pelfrey's pitching woes are rapidly becoming the Mets-centric version of "The Best Shape of My Life" stories that arise every spring. A chapter about him overcoming those woes in...

Here's the video of R.A. Dickey's appearance on CNN from earlier today. Dickey discusses his climb...

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Here's the video of R.A. Dickey's appearance on CNN from earlier today. Dickey discusses his climb up Mount Kilimanjaro and mentions that he believes the Mets supported him privately while expressing concern publicly. Dickey, of course, made the climb in support of Bombay Teen Challenge.

Getting a Grip on David Wright's Immediate Future

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Considering his inconsistent bat and glove in recent seasons, does ESPN's Buster Olney's recap of an AL scout's appraisal of David Wright following in Adrian Beltre's footsteps fit?

Report: Darryl Strawberry's Ex-Wife Can't Touch $800K Owed by Mets

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Darryl Strawberry might not be getting Bobby Bonilla money from the Mets, but a TMZ report revealed court papers that his ex-wife can't touch what's being paid by his former club for services...

Who Let Bobby Bonilla Return to the Mets in 1998?

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Former Mets GM Jim Duquette hinted via Twitter that Frank Cashen played a key role in Bobby Bonilla's ongoing haunting of the Mets' payroll. Does Bonilla's presence lie at Cashen's feet?

An item in the Extra Bases baseball notebook last Sunday misidentified, in some editions, the...

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An item in the Extra Bases baseball notebook last Sunday misidentified, in some editions, the origin of the name Orcrist the Goblin Cleaver, which Mets pitcher R. A. Dickey gave one of his bats. Orcrist was not, as Dickey had said, the name of the sword used by Bilbo Baggins in the Misty Mountains in "The Hobbit"; Orcrist was the sword used by the dwarf Thorin Oakenshield in the book. (Bilbo Baggins’s sword was called Sting.) The Poynter Institute highlighted this correction to a New York Times blog post from last May regarding the name of R.A. Dickey's bat as one of six notable ombudsman corrections in 2011. In Dickey we trust, except for his Hobbit references.

Mets Paid $142 Million to Finish Fourth in NL East in 2011

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We keep hearing that the Mets have no money, but that wasn't exactly the case in terms of player payroll in 2011.

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