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New York Mets 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 7 months ago
After six consecutive losing seasons, tied with Houston for the longest active streak in the majors, the Mets believe they can finally break the .500 mark — and these days, if you do that, you can contend for a wild card. Anything less would be a bitter disappointment for the Mets. Some of their young players made meaningful strides last season, and their veterans should still have enough...

Recap: Atlanta vs. NY Mets

By The Sports Network, 2 years 7 months ago
Lake Buena Vista, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Kirk Nieuwenheis went 4-for-4 to help the New York Mets win their spring opener by an 8-2 score over the Atlanta Braves. The Mets broke the game open on Johnny Monell's three-run home run off veteran Jose Veras in a five-run sixth inning. A pair of newcomers helped the Braves scored both of their runs in the first inning against Mets starter...

Ranking the Best and Worst MLB Logos

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 8 months ago
Brand equity. Brand awareness. Brand image. These are all economic terms that overlap, exist in a nebulous world and don’t directly impact the bean counters.    As the media world has grown over the last half century, so has the understanding of concepts like advertising, marketing and, of course, branding. So things like tag lines — “I’m loving it...

Mets agree to terms with Parnell

By The Sports Network, 2 years 9 months ago
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Mets agreed to terms with pitcher Bobby Parnell on a one-year contract Wednesday. Parnell, 30, appeared in one game last year before undergoing season-ending elbow surgery. The right-hander may not be ready for the start of the season, but he is reportedly progressing as scheduled. When healthy, he is expected to vie as the Mets' closer, a role...

Mets sign P Carlyle to minor league deal

By The Sports Network, 2 years 9 months ago
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Mets signed pitcher Buddy Carlyle to a minor league contract on Monday. The 37-year-old righty went 1-1 with a 1.45 ERA over 27 games last season with the Mets. He held the opposition scoreless in 21 of his 27 appearances. Over eight seasons in the majors since 1999, he is 12-13 with a 5.13 ERA in 139 games (27 starts) with the Padres,...

Mets farmhand Mazzilli suspended 50 games

By The Sports Network, 2 years 10 months ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Mets minor leaguer L.J. Mazzilli has been suspended 50 games without pay for violating the Minor League Drug and Prevention Treatment Program. This is the second positive test for Mazzilli, who is the son of former major leaguer Lee Mazzilli. L.J. Mazzilli is currently on the roster for the Mets' Single-A team in St. Lucie of the Florida State...

Yankees pick up Germen from Mets

By The Sports Network, 2 years 10 months ago
Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Yankees have acquired pitcher Gonzalez Germen from the New York Mets in exchange for cash considerations. Germen appeared in 25 games out of the bullpen last year for the Mets and did not record a decision while pitching to a 4.75 earned run average. He was designated for assignment by the Mets on Monday. The 27-year-old right-hander owns a...

Mets sign John Mayberry

By The Sports Network, 2 years 10 months ago
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Mets signed outfielder/first baseman John Mayberry Jr. to a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed, but reports during last week's Winter Meetings indicated it be worth $1.45 million. Mayberry, 30, spent 2014 with Philadelphia and Toronto and batted .212 with seven home runs in 78 games, mostly in the outfield. In his...

Mets sign 1B Allen to minor-league deal

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 11 months ago
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Mets signed first baseman Brandon Allen to a minor league contract with an invite to major league spring training.Allen, 28, spent last season in the Mets' organization, appearing in 98 games with Triple-A Las Vegas, hitting .266 with 13 home runs and 52 RBI for the 51s.Originally drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the fifth round of the 2004 First...

Mets ink Cuddyer to 2-year contract

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 11 months ago
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Mets made the first big splash of the offseason Monday by signing veteran outfielder Michael Cuddyer to a two-year contract.Cuddyer, 36, rejected Colorado's $15.3 million qualifying offer at Monday's deadline and instead elected to sign with the Mets, who will forfeit the 15th overall pick in next year's draft with the signing."Michael is a...