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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Perez to have season ending surgery

Add another name to the DL.

Pitcher Oliver Perez will have season ending surgery, multiple outlets are reporting.

He was diagnosed with patella tendon tendinosis, and is having surgery in his right knee to repair the problem.

No word on who will be called up from the Mets dwindling farm system to replace him on the roster.

update Pitcher Lance Broadway, who was acquired in the Ramon Castro trade, will take Perez's spot on the roster.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Johan done for '09

Brad Como, news director for SNY, has tweeted that "SNY has learned that Johan Santana will undergo minor elbow surgery and should be ready by Spring Training."

"It will be minor arthroscopic surgery to clean up bone chips. Santana out for rest of '09" says Como.

We're cursed.

Wagner traded to Red Sox

Billy Wagner has pitched his final game in a Mets uniform.

Wagner, 38, has been traded to the Boston Red Sox for two players to be named later, reports SNY news director Brad Como on Twitter.

The Boston Globe is reporting the Mets will receive 2 mid-level prospects in return.

So long, Billy. You were very good to us. I hope next year your 100% healthy and can close again.

Stay classy.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Wagner deal "in jeopardy"

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, "the Red Sox's chances of landing Mets reliever Billy Wagner are in serious jeopardy."

Rosenthal says there are two problems:

1) Wagner wants to have the option of leaving after the 2009 season, but the BoSox are not willing to guarantee that his 2010 contract option will not be used.

2) Boston wants to have the choice of offering Wagner arbitration. His agent is opposed to that idea.

For more info on the unfolding Wagner drama, head over to MLB Trade Rumors.

Wilpon: Omar is back next year

The mysterious Mets owner Fred Wilpon has spoken. In a one question interview with the New York Post, he was asked about Omar Minaya's future with the team. "Am I going to bring Omar back next year?" Wilpon said. "Absolutely. That's a fact."

While that may not be the thing Mets fans want to hear, at least it provides stability and no longer raises the question as to who will be leading the Mets. Maybe.

If you remember, Wilpon said the same thing about Willie Randolph, just two days before he was fired. But, I'm going to take Wilpon's word on this one.

When asked about Wilpon's comments, Omar Minaya remained coy, but said that if he's coming back, so is manager Jerry Manuel. "Jerry is my guy," Minaya said. "We work well together."

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sheffield gone?

Multiple sources have been reporting that Gary Sheffield asked for an extension today, and the Mets refused. Rumors are swirling that Sheffield has been released after he threatened to "go home."

Sheffield was pulled from the lineup Thursday.

Friday, August 14, 2009

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Marchand: Omar could be reassigned, not fired

Andrew Marchand of ESPN 1050am wrote a very interesting blog article about Omar Minaya's future with the Mets. He says that Omar Minaya could be reassigned to "a vital role in player personell." He says that Minaya and Assistant GM John Ricco could essentially become "co-GM's" with Ricco becoming the "front man with the media."

Very interesting. Not sure if it would work though...

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