Archive for January, 2011

Alderson insists Madoff has no impact on Mets (AP)

By at 31 January, 2011, 6:38 pm

Sandy Alderson insists a lawsuit against the Mets owners by the trustee trying to recover money for Bernie Madoff's victims isn't limiting his moves as the team's new general manager. "When I interviewed and took this position, I was o…

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Alderson insists Madoff has no impact on Mets (PA SportsTicker)

By at 31 January, 2011, 6:30 pm

By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer

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King’s son says talk of Mets interest is premature (AP)

By at 31 January, 2011, 6:18 pm

Martin Luther King Jr.'s oldest son says any discussion of his potential interest in becoming a minority owner of the New York Mets is premature. Martin Luther King III said he was contacted Saturday by television executive Larry Meli, who is inter…

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Dickey ($7.8M) and Pagan ($3.5M) agree with Mets (AP)

By at 31 January, 2011, 5:44 pm

Pitcher R.A. Dickey has agreed to a $7.8 million, two-year contract with the New York Mets and outfielder Angel Pagan has agreed to a $3.5 million, one-year deal. Dickey, a 36-year-old knuckleballer who revived his career last season, gets a $1 million…

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Viola becomes pitching coach of Brooklyn Cyclones (AP)

By at 31 January, 2011, 5:38 pm

Frank Viola is returning to professional baseball, agreeing to become the pitching coach for the New York Mets' Class A Brooklyn Cyclones. The 1988 AL Cy Young Award winner, now 50, pitched for the Mets from 1989-91 and retired as a player in 1996….

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IT’S OFFICAL: 2 YEARS AND AN OPTION ON A 3RD FOR R.A. DICKEY

By at 31 January, 2011, 4:20 pm

  From the New York Mets via press release: FLUSHING, N.Y., January 31, 2011 – The New York Mets today announced that they have signed righthanded pitcher R.A. Dickey to a two-year contract with a club option for 2013. Dickey compiled a 11-9 record in 2010 and finished seventh in the National League with a 2.84 […]

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Dickey and Mets agree to $7.8 million, 2-year deal (AP)

By at 31 January, 2011, 3:11 pm

Pitcher R.A. Dickey and the New York Mets have agreed to a $7.8 million, two-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. The 36-year-old knuckleballer, who revived his career last season, gets a $1 million signing bonus, $2.25 million this year and …

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TUNE IN TO WHAT’S ON SECOND TONIGHT ON BLOG TALK RADIO

By at 31 January, 2011, 2:20 pm

I will be a guest tonight on the Seamhead National Podcast Network show What’s On Second on Blog Talk Radio. I will be on at 9:30PMET

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THE 2011 METS: NOW WITH MORE MUCK AND MORE MIRE

By at 31 January, 2011, 10:41 am

Another day another story of the Skill Sets getting duped in another hocus-pocus financial scheme. The NY Times has a story on Freddy Skill Sets and Uncle Saul getting involved with a guy named Samuel Israel III in a hedge fund that went sour and ended costing Freddy and Saul $13 mil to get out […]

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Report: King’s son interested in buying into Mets (The Canadian Press)

By at 31 January, 2011, 9:10 am

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Martin Luther King Jr.'s oldest son is reportedly interested in becoming a minority owner of the New York Mets.

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