Archive for October, 2011

2011 Regular Season Awards

An article by posted on October 16, 2011 0 Comments
2011 Regular Season Awards

Before the hardware starts getting handed out, here’s my take on who earned the top honors for the 2011 regular season. National League MVP Ryan Braun, OF, Milwaukee Brewers Jose Reyes may have won the batting title, but Braun earns the National League’s top award after batting .332 with 33 home runs and 111 RBIs […]

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About Those Free Agent Compensation Picks….

An article by posted on October 15, 2011 0 Comments

I happened across an interesting debate on our site today and the subject of free agent compensation came up. I’m only including the part of the debate between t agee and TruFan that went into the comp picks. t agee says: I would bet anything that the strategy is to get the best guys who will sign […]

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25 Years Later: Mets And Astros Play The “Other” Game 6

An article by posted on October 15, 2011 0 Comments
25 Years Later: Mets And Astros Play The “Other” Game 6

When you say the words “Game 6″ to any Mets fan, immediately their thoughts turn to the 1986 World Series.  You can’t blame those fans for thinking of that memorable game first.  After all, the game in which Mookie Wilson hit a “little roller up along first” was voted by Mets fans as the most […]

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It’s Official, Mets Name Bob Geren Bench Coach

An article by posted on October 14, 2011 0 Comments
It’s Official, Mets Name Bob Geren Bench Coach

The Mets on Friday named former A’s manager Bob Geren the bench coach to Terry Collins. “Bob Geren’s experience as a former manager and bench coach will be a great fit for us,” said Mets Manager Terry Collins. “Adding a former major league catcher like Bob to our staff will be ideal.” Geren beat out […]

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The Market For Reyes

An article by posted on October 14, 2011 0 Comments

In examining the potential market for Jose Reyes, we must first realize there are no concrete numbers. There’s “Carl Crawford Money,” as Fred Wilpon so eloquently called it. The $142 million over seven years given the Boston outfielder is the fuel behind speculation of Reyes’ reported quest of $100-plus million over seven years. But, it […]

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Could J.P. Fly Away?

An article by posted on October 14, 2011 0 Comments

One of the biggest moves in the Mets off-season may be one that they have little to no control over. While some of us sit here and dream about the possibilities, we also tend to see things from a very different angle and at times the makeup of the Mets front office is one of […]

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Have Our Priorities Shifted From Winning To Something Else?

An article by posted on October 14, 2011 0 Comments
Have Our Priorities Shifted From Winning To Something Else?

Buster Olney of ESPN spoke to an agent who told him that a strong postseason by Rangers starter C.J. Wilson could set him up for a five or six-year contract worth between $85-$100MM this winter when he becomes a free agent. A weak postseason could bring a potential deal down to five years and $60-$65MM. Basically, […]

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Random Thoughts On A Rainy Afternoon

An article by posted on October 14, 2011 0 Comments

I haven’t had a Friday off in ages, and much to the dismay of readers like martin, it gave see some extra time to write more than usual and even comment as well. There’s a few things circulating out there I wanted to weigh in on and plus some site news… First, Steve Popper of […]

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From Left Field: The Status Quo

An article by posted on October 13, 2011 0 Comments

With the World Series just around the corner, the MLB offseason hot stove can’t some soon enough for us Mets fans. But just like last offseason, the Mets will likely be watching as the other NL East teams improve while they sit tight. The team is looking to shed payroll rather than add it, so […]

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R.I.P. Moneyball

An article by posted on October 13, 2011 0 Comments
R.I.P. Moneyball

I think it is time to talk about what Moneyball ACTUALLY means and to show some of those who claim to have read the book what the book is all about. Apparently, reading doesn’t always lead to UNDERSTANDING. I have read the book, it was interesting to learn about the little known “behind the scenes” process of […]

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