Archive for September, 2011

Closing The Deal In 2012

An article by posted on September 20, 2011 0 Comments
Closing The Deal In 2012

Adam Rubin and Jayson Stark of ESPN both posted a great snapshot into what the landscape for potential closers looks like in free agency this offseason. Earlier today, HoJo reported that Sandy Alderson apparently hasn’t liked what he’s seen from Bobby Parnell, Manny Acosta and Pedro Beato who have all spent time closing out games […]

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Mike Piazza, Mets Royalty

An article by posted on September 20, 2011 0 Comments
Mike Piazza, Mets Royalty

I’d just like to say a few words about how gracious Mike Piazza was during the weekend of the 10th Anniversary of September 11th, and also at the game at CitiField. Never has a catcher been such a gentlemen, both at the plate and behind it, much like Johnny Bench. Mike was given a bit […]

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Alderson Not Sold On Mets Internal Options For Closer

An article by posted on September 20, 2011 0 Comments

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Mets GM is not thrilled with his internal candidates for the the 2012 closer role and when asked specifically if he envisioned the next Mets closer coming from within the organization he said, ”I’m not convinced of that. Nor can I believe anybody else is convinced of that.” […]

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We Don’t See Pitchers Winning 25 Games Very Often…

An article by posted on September 20, 2011 0 Comments

I want to push all the Mets stuff aside for at least one small post, to mention something going on in the world of Major League Baseball that i think we should look at (and NO it doesn’t involve “hat-gate”). We’ve seen Sandy Koufax win 25 games and go onto win the MVP and Cy […]

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Mets Sign Tim Byrdak for 2012

An article by posted on September 19, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets have made their first move towards shaping up the bullpen for 2012 in bringing back veteran southpaw Tim Byrdak for next year. “Going into last offseason we really didn’t have lefties that we felt we could count on,” Alderson said. “This year going into the offseason we’ll have two — Tim and Danny Herrera. So […]

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The Myth of the Franchise Player

An article by posted on September 18, 2011 0 Comments
The Myth of the Franchise Player

Synonymous with the New York Mets is Tom Seaver. “Tom Terrific” is known as “The Franchise,” the player who was singularly responsible for making the Mets relevant. Adding him to the pitching staff with the likes of Jerry Koosman, Gary Gentry and Nolan Ryan, and coupling him with players like Cleon Jones and Tommie Agee, […]

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Quick Look At The Mets 2012 Schedule

An article by posted on September 18, 2011 0 Comments

It’s always fun to look at next year’s schedule, especially with this one all but gone. The Mets open at home against Atlanta and Washington. In fact, they play 15 of their first 23 games against NL East Rivals which of course means facing many of the league’s top pitcher in Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, […]

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In Unabashed Praise of David Wright – And His Friend, Derek

An article by posted on September 18, 2011 0 Comments

I come before you to praise David, not to bury him. If you don’t want to read this, you need not. David is from Newport News Virginia where his Father is a Police Captain and his Mom is a School Guidance Counselor. He has three younger brothers, with whom he shared one room with two […]

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What Are the Top Priorities for the Off-Season (After Reyes)?

An article by posted on September 17, 2011 0 Comments
What Are the Top Priorities for the Off-Season (After Reyes)?

Now that the Mets are officially eliminated from playoff contention this year, its time that we start thinking ahead towards the off-season, and what the Mets might do to rebuild this team for 2012, and (possibly) beyond. With the Mets rebuilding for 2012, there are some priorities that the team needs to address first, and […]

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Mets Have Some Tough Rule 5 Decisions Ahead

An article by posted on September 17, 2011 0 Comments

The New York Post highlighted some Mets prospects that could become exposed in the Rule 5 Draft this Winter unless they are added to the 40-man roster. They are: Reese Havens (Mets first-round pick in 2008): The second baseman, taken four picks after Ike Davis, has suffered through one injury after another practically since the […]

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