Archive for November, 2009

Wally Backman To Manage Brooklyn Cyclones

An article by posted on November 13, 2009 0 Comments

It looks like Wally Backman will indeed be managing the Brooklyn Cyclones in 2010. It had already been reported three weeks ago by Adam Rubin, that Backman would be managing one of the Single-A teams for the Mets, but which one had not yet been determined. Yesterday, Dora Licastri, long time friend of MMO, and Port St. Lucie […]

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Everybody Loves Winter Season

An article by posted on November 13, 2009 0 Comments

Everybody loves the winter baseball season. It’s the time when we all become experts. We all get to spend X amount of imaginary dollars, and if some of our moves happen, we get to call into AM radio and say “I said all along the Mets should get _____.” (By the way if they sign […]

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Could Mets Swing Castillo For Casey Blake?

An article by posted on November 13, 2009 0 Comments

Remember Jim Bowden? The former Nationals and Reds GM had this to say on his Twitter account: Dodgers talking with Braves re: Vazquez and Mets re: Castillo according to sources. Last year it would have been easy to assume that the Dodgers were probably discussing a swap for Juan Pierre (bad contract for bad contract), […]

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The Recession, Unemployment And Swine Flu: Maybe We Can Blame That On Omar And Castillo Also

An article by posted on November 13, 2009 0 Comments

There once was a ballplayer. He ended the regular season without getting a hit in the final 9 games of the year. In spite of this, his team made it to the World Series. His hitting woes continued in the Fall Classic when he went hitless in every game, going 0-21, one of the worst […]

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No Gold Glove For Wright; Guess He Didn’t Hit Well Enough

An article by posted on November 12, 2009 0 Comments

Earlier today, my esteemed colleague, Mr. HoJo’s Mojo wrote about this year’s National League Gold Glove recipients.  As he reported, no Mets players had their gloves touched by King Midas.  That means the picture to the left will not be repeated at Citi Field next season.  Carlos Beltran was not expected to win the Gold […]

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Like It Or Not, Castillo Is As Good As Gone

An article by posted on November 12, 2009 0 Comments

Deal with it Mets fans. They say where there’s smoke there’s fire, and right now there is an inferno raging where Luis Castillo is concerned. Debating whether Luis Castillo should stay or go has been a fun and interesting exercise for Mets fans lately, but the fact of the matter is we have no say […]

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Carlos Beltran: A True Role Model For Today’s Kids

An article by posted on November 12, 2009 0 Comments

Carlos Beltran has always been a soft-spoken leader, preferring to lead by example rather than through rah-rah histrionics.  Throughout his career, he has been a player that has done everything well on the field.  He can hit for average (.325 in 2009, career .283 hitter), hit for power (franchise record-tying 41 HR in 2006), steal […]

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Mets Winter League Prospect Watch – 11/13/09

An article by posted on November 12, 2009 0 Comments

The Winter Leagues are in full swing.  Mets major and minor leaguers are playing in the Arizona Fall League, Venezuelan League, Dominican League, Puerto Rican League and Mexican League. I will report every week or so on how our Mets prospects are doing down there. Winter League Baseball is a great link at which you can […]

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No Gold For The Mets

An article by posted on November 12, 2009 0 Comments

The Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced today and unfortunately no Mets were honored for outstanding defense. David Wright who had won two straight gold glove awards in 2007 and 2008, was supplanted by Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals at third base. Wright committed 18 errors in 2009 and had the lowest range factors of his […]

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If Randy Wolf Was Mets Top Acquisition, Would You Be Satisfied?

An article by posted on November 11, 2009 0 Comments

In the last five days, I hear the name of Randy Wolf more often when it comes to the Mets pursuit of a number two starter, than this years pick of the litter, John Lackey. Earlier today I posted about the Mets being concerned about the potential for an arm injury with regard to John Lackey, which […]

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