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Mets offseason news and notes: 12/4/11

The New York Mets management is in Dallas, Texas to figure out the future of the organization, as they head towards celebrating their 50th anniversary. Number one on the agenda of Sandy Alderson and company is trying to resign All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes for the right price combined with the right time.

Alderson chatting with the official New York Mets site hopes to bring back one new player to the Mets, even if it is a Rule 5 Draft, which will conclude the meetings on Thursday. The club has a ton of holes to fill, so it should be interesting the direction the General Manager will take the team in.

Fans of the club were dealt a tough blow when starter Chris Capuano signed a two-year $10 million free-agent contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday. One of the biggest concerns of the club last year was starting pitching, and Capuano was an arm that delivered good results for the Mets last season.

The lefty finished with an 11-12 record, with a 4.55 ERA in 31 starts, while also making two relief appearances’. ‘Cap’ was known for his good starts, and helped the team to many memorable moments during the season.

It was also announced on the Mets site that Pedro Martinez announced his retirement on Friday, as the three-time Cy Young Award Winner seemed to have closed the doors on his career, two years after his last big league start.

The Club will also be teaming up with New York Cares for the 5th Annual Holiday Warm-Up Coat Drive on Wednesday, December 14th at Citi Field. Fans donating one or more coats will receive a voucher redeemable for a pair of tickets to a select game in April-combined with a coupon to receive 15% off regularly priced merchandise in the Mets Team store on that day.

More info on the coat drive can be seen by clicking this link:

http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/community/coat_drive.jsp

Click here for more info on New York Cares:

http://www.newyorkcares.org/?gclid=CKKOysrI6awCFYZ95QodM1-Olg

 

Written on December 4, 2011

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