Archive for December, 2008

The Timing Is Right For A Salary Cap

An article by posted on December 27, 2008

The recent outrageous spending spree by the New York Yankees, has livened up the decades old debate of whether or not there should be a salary cap in baseball. I haven’t really weighed in on the hotly debated subject myself, but now would be as good a time as any. For as long as I can […]

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Interview: Q&A With Adam Rubin of the Daily News

An article by posted on December 26, 2008

Adam Rubin of the Daily News has been covering the Mets since 2003. He also writes extensively about the Mets minor league prospects for Baseball America. For the third straight year, he takes some time to answer a few questions for Mets Merized Online. Please check out his blog, Surfing The Mets for the latest Mets […]

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Live From Manalapan, NJ – Derek Lowe AND Oliver Perez

An article by posted on December 25, 2008
Live From Manalapan, NJ – Derek Lowe AND Oliver Perez

Merry Christmas everyone. I’m away until tomorrow but thought I’d check in on my trusty laptop, which is never too far away. It looks like things progressed somewhat between the Mets and Derek Lowe on Wednesday, but as of this morning still no deal. ESPN’s Buster Olney believes it will happen sometime between now and […]

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Enough With The Ticket Complaints

An article by posted on December 24, 2008

“Tickets are too expensive.” “The Mets are not thinking about families.” “Those prices are outrageous.” Those are the number one complaints that I get from Mets fans every time I write about tickets. To be honest, I think people are in an uproar over nothing. The Mets have taken every step to try to keep […]

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Yankee Fans Get Nintendo Wii From Santa, We Get Underoos

An article by posted on December 24, 2008

It’s going to be a long day on Christmas when I’m sitting around with my family who are all Yankee fans. My one cousin who is a Mets fan, won’t even be with us this year so that means I have to brave the gloating by myself. I know there are a few people who are already […]

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Are We Set With Schneider and Castro At Catcher?

An article by posted on December 24, 2008

When the Mets decided to cut ties with Paul Lo Duca last season, and then ship off prized prospect, Lastings Milledge for Brian Schneider and Ryan Church, none of us really knew what to expect. As it turned out, both Milledge and Lo Duca would have made little if any impact on the Mets anyway. […]

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Mets Making A Move On Tim Redding

An article by posted on December 22, 2008

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that the Mets, are now attempting to sign free-agent right-hander Tim Redding, according to his major-league sources.   Redding, 30, is seeking a two-year contract, and in 33 starts last season, he was 10-11 with a 4.95 ERA.   Rosenthal also believes that the Mets will still sign either Derek Lowe or Oliver Perez, in addition […]

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John Sickels Releases Mets Top 20 Prospects

An article by posted on December 22, 2008

Here is the latest entry of the Mets Top Prospects list, this one comes from Minor League guru, John Sickels of Minor League Ball. I find it interesting how the one common factor in all of these lists is that Brad Holt has moved into the top five.   The other thing is how each list […]

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Take Me To Your Leader…Whoever He Is

An article by posted on December 21, 2008

Pitchers and catchers will report in approximately seven weeks and there is still much work that needs to be done. The addition of K-Rod and set-up man J.J. Putz is a huge upgrade. However, everyone is well aware of the fact that we still need a deeper pen, at least a couple of starters and […]

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Did the Nationals get a gem in Daniel Cabrera?

An article by posted on December 21, 2008

The Nationals signed Daniel Cabrera yesterday to a one year, 2.6 million dollar deal where it seems that they beat out the Pirates and the Mets among others to get the big pitcher. How big is this signing? Well right now it seems pretty small. Living in Baltimore, I am very familiar with Cabrera’s stuff. […]

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