Archive for November, 2008

Two Closers Are Better Than One

An article by posted on November 25, 2008

Joel Sherman of the New York Post, reports that soon after the Colorado Rockies acquired Huston Street in the Matt Holliday deal, the Mets checked in and made an offer for Street. Sherman explains that the Mets wanted to trade reliever Aaron Heilman, but that the Rockies wanted Pedro Feliciano as well. The Mets said no, and […]

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Seeing Sports from Another Perspective Part 2

An article by posted on November 25, 2008

Part 1 Can Be Found Here. On Sunday, I had the opportunity to work at M&T Stadium for a Ravens Game, and this is the second part of my description of what it is like to see sports from another perspective. After our lunch break was over, which was about 1:50, we got moved to […]

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Special Feature: The Doctor Is In

An article by posted on November 24, 2008

There have been Mets rookies who had a positive effect the moment they took the field, such as Tom Seaver. There were others who took time to develop, like Jose Reyes. But there’s never been a player with the impact of Dwight Gooden. “Doctor K” won the hearts of Mets fans from day one with […]

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Forget What You Heard, Luis Castillo Is Staying Put

An article by posted on November 22, 2008

Forget everything you have heard on sports radio… Forget everything you have read in the sports pages… Details of an under the radar conversation between Omar Minaya, Tony Bernazard and Luis Castillo at a meeting in October has leaked out. The Mets have every single intention of giving Luis Castillo the second base job despite what some […]

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J.J. Putz On Top Of The Mets List

An article by posted on November 21, 2008

Jayson Stark of ESPN writes the following, • We keep hearing predictions that the Mets will wind up signing K-Rod for four years and $50-55 million. But don’t bet your copy of “The Life and Times of Jesse Orosco” on a deal that long. One baseball man reports that when he asked a Mets official about […]

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Dan Murphy Will Not Play Winter Ball

An article by posted on November 21, 2008

As most of you know by now, an MRI administered Thursday in Manhattan determined Murphy had suffered a Grade 2 strain of the muscle. Such injuries are measured on a scale of 1-4, with 4 being the most serious. Murphy first experienced pain in the leg over a week ago while taking ground balls at […]

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The 2008 Top Ten Mets Merized Prospects (1-5)

An article by posted on November 20, 2008

1. Fernando Martinez – At only 19 years of age, F-Mart just keeps moving closer and closer to the Major Leagues’ with every mighty swing of the bat he takes. While some still doubt his ability, he has convinced many scouts that he is indeed the real deal. Currently, he has been spotted launching rockets in Winter Ball. […]

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The 2008 Top Ten Mets Merized Prospects (6-10)

An article by posted on November 20, 2008

6. Nick Evans – Evans can play first base or outfield and is projected to grow into a power hitter as he fills out. He has been wildly inconsistent in the batting average department, but has made great strides in 2008. He is improving defensively and has a good feel for the game. He may […]

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I Thought Our Goal Was To Get Younger?

An article by posted on November 19, 2008

I really don’t understand the fascination with Raul Ibanez… Ken Davidoff of Newsday, mentions the Mets renewed interest in the aging yet solid if nothing else, outfielder. Meanwhile, the Mets continue to maintain communication with free agent Raul Ibañez, who interests them as an outfield bat, but they’ll face competition for the 36-year-old. The Phillies, […]

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Starting Rotation: Championship Caliber??

An article by posted on November 19, 2008

Do you believe that this rotation will lead the Mets to 100 wins with just the addition of Derek Lowe? Obviously when your rotation consists of Johan Santana, a still very young Mike Pelfrey, and a pitcher we hope is fully recovered from off season surgery in John Maine, expectations can’t be that high for the […]

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