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Boras calls Mets an economic "juggernaut"

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"Asked Wednesday if the Mets had any chance to sign Matt Holliday, likely this winter's priciest free agent, agent Scott Boras called the Mets an economic "juggernaut" thanks to their television revenues, attendance figures and big-market status." via Noble Thoughts - MLBlogs

Hanshin Tigers get Matt Murton?

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"MLB.com is reporting that the Colorado Rockies have sold the rights to Matt Murton to the Hanshin Tigers." via Yakyu Baka

Path of the Pros: David Wright

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"First-round pick got better in all phases in the Minors" via The Official Website of Minor League Baseball - MiLB.com

The Mets have lots of problems, so I don't understand why people need to invent problems where...

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The Mets have lots of problems, so I don't understand why people need to invent problems where there are none. Bob Klapisch, for instance, spends today's column on Mike Pelfrey and David Wright.

No mystery via Tim Marchman - http://www.tmarchman.com

News: Mets sign Henry Blanco

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"Francisco Blavia of ESPN Deportes says free-agent C Henry Blanco agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Mets." via MetsBlog

2010 MLB Arbitration Tracker

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"The deadline for offering salary arbitration to impending free agents is midnight tonight. Here's what we know so far…" via Amazin' Avenue

Judge Tosses Out Willets Point Lawsuit

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"A federal judge throws out a lawsuit standing in the way of the Willets Point redevelopment project in Queens." via NY1.com Re: Mets' Citi Field and Iron Triangle neighborhood [scrap yards and auto repair shops]. More info on the dismisses Willets Point lawsuit check The Village Voice.

State of the Minors with Jonathan Mayo

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The Daily Stache does a "email-based interview with MLB.COM writer Jonathan Mayo" about the Mets minor league system.

Chip Hale is expected to be named the Mets’ new third base coach after the World Series. Hale, 44, s...

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Chip Hale is expected to be named the Mets’ new third base coach after the World Series. Hale, 44, spent the past three seasons in that role with the Diamondbacks after six years in that organization as a minor-league manager. Adam Rubin, "Hale to third, bigger-name D-back coming too?" Surfing The Mets. NYDailyNews.com (29 Oct. 2009)

Joie de Vivre: Remembering the ‘99 NLCS

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"Part I of a two-part retrospective on the 1999 National League Championship Series. … *Yesterday, in fact, marked the 10th anniversary of Game 5 of the 1999 NLCS, perhaps the greatest baseball game ever played." via No Pun Intended (h/t @TheRopolitans)

Dodgers and Mets Clash Over Reyes’s Diagnosis

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The fallout from Jose Reyes’s continuing hamstring problems has created a rift between the Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers, whose team doctor initially examined the injured Reyes in May while the Mets were playing on the West Coast … via NYTimes.com

"Omir Santos as Robin! http://pic.gd/c0b6d1" via @KBurkhardtSNY ("Kevin Burkhardt is SNY's field...

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"Omir Santos as Robin! http://pic.gd/c0b6d1" via @KBurkhardtSNY ("Kevin Burkhardt is SNY's field reporter for all Mets games.")

The Pena Legacy?

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In light of Special Assistant Ramon Pena’s firing, lets take a look at some of the Mets top international prospects performances this season… 1. Fernando Martinez – signed July 2, 2005 (pre-Pena). Made his MLB debut at age 20, after tearing the cover off the ball in May in AAA. 2. Jenrry Mejia – signed April 4, 2007 by Ramon Pena, Ismael Cruz & Sandi Rosario. A true find. Mejia put up a 1.97 ERA in the FSL and then struck out more than a batter an inning as a 19-year old in AA. 3. Wilmer Flores – signed 8/6/07 by Ismael Cruz, Sandy Johnson & Robert Alfonzo. Hit .264/.305/.332 as a 17/18-year old in the SAL in 2009. … [For the rest of the Mets top International Prospects] via Mets Minor League Blog

Mets Will Not Rehire Scouting Aide to Minaya

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"… the Mets are preparing to make changes in their player development operation. According to an executive in baseball familiar with the Mets’ plans, the team will not bring back Ramon Pena, a special assistant to General Manager Omar Minaya." via NYTimes.com (NY Times)

Binghamton Mets [B-Mets] End of Year Awards 2009 Most Inspirational Player: Ruben Tejada Most...

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Binghamton Mets [B-Mets] End of Year Awards 2009 Most Inspirational Player: Ruben Tejada Most Valuable Pitcher: Roy Merritt Most Valuable Player: Josh Thole

"Murray Chass rips Jayson Stark (albeit not by name)"

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"Grumpy Old Man Murray Chass, writing from his non-blog, takes Jayson Stark to task for a practice he claims is common with writers throughout the sportswriting industry…" [Re: Jayson Stark's Mets article on September 3, 2009] via Lone Star Ball [Texas Rangers' blog]

"It has been five years since I came to Tampa in a trade that left me initially confused and...

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"It has been five years since I came to Tampa in a trade that left me initially confused and heartbroken. …" - Scott Kazmir, September 08, 2009 via Hotfoot.Tumblr.com [The Lost Son of the NY Mets] PIC: Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Blog: The Heater / TampaBay.com

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