Archive for October, 2011

From Left Field: Players With Mets Ties In World Series

An article by posted on October 19, 2011 0 Comments

Though once again we will be watching two teams other than the Mets in the Fall Classic, this year’s series features several players with Met ties. I wouldn’t mind seeing the Texas Rangers win their first ever World Series, but I would more so like to see the former Mets play well. Texas has five […]

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Is Front-Loading Contracts The Way To Go?

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The idea of front-loading contracts is simple. You pay a player for his good years and as the contract goes on, the salary decreases. The concept is not meant to save anyone money and it does decrease short term payroll flexibility, but can benefit a team in the latter years of a deal. I am […]

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Daniel Ray Herrera: An Interesting Case

An article by posted on October 19, 2011 0 Comments
Daniel Ray Herrera: An Interesting Case

Regardless of my feelings about the actual Francisco Rodriguez trade, I was really curious as to what the Mets would be getting in return from the Brewers. The general assumption is that we would get two PTBNL who didn’t matter at all, but I wanted to look more into the situation. As you already know, […]

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Hanley, Guillen Lobbying For Reyes?

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Hanley, Guillen Lobbying For Reyes?

An interesting nugget from ESPN New York citing Juan C. Rodriguez of the Florida Sun-Sentinel: It looks like new Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen and shortstop Hanley Ramirez are both lobbying ownership to pursue Jose Reyes: Asked if he could envision any scenario in which Ramirez played a position other than shortstop in 2012, Guillen didn’t […]

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Alderson Knew What He Was Getting Into

An article by posted on October 18, 2011 0 Comments

I am anxious for the World Series to start, and I would like to see the Cardinals win because that would complete one of the great comebacks in baseball history. The Cardinals have what it takes to complete history. Either way, if the Rangers won, that would also be a compelling story, especially for Mets […]

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Can Mets Survive With Tejada At SS If Reyes Bolts?

An article by posted on October 18, 2011 0 Comments

Former Mets bench coach Chip Hale, told ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin that if the Mets lose Jose Reyes to free agency, young Ruben Tejada is more than capable to hold his own as an everyday shortstop for the Mets in 2012. “Whether he plays second every day next year or short, he’s going to be […]

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A Very Amusing Little Bottle Of Wine

An article by posted on October 18, 2011 0 Comments

Unless your internet was down yesterday, it was nearly impossible for you to miss this post by Patrick Flood that was referenced on every saber-friendly Mets site or SNY Blog east of the Pacific Ocean yesterday. Flood examined 46 multi-year contracts that were dished out to starting pitchers over the last ten years and concluded, […]

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Crawford’s Impact On Reyes…

An article by posted on October 18, 2011 0 Comments
Crawford’s Impact On Reyes…

I read Matt Cerrone’s take on whether the deal Carl Crawford signed last offseason would impact Jose Reyes this offseason. He writes: I don’t think Crawford’s deal will impact the market for Jose Reyes as much as I initially thought. I figured seeing Crawford struggle might spook teams interested in Jose, considering both players rely […]

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My Offseason Wish List: Give The Front Office A Chance

An article by posted on October 18, 2011 0 Comments

The World Series has not ended yet, and already we’re coming out with off-season wish lists. We want Reyes, we don’t want Reyes, pay CJ Wilson whatever he wants, let Wilson go to the Yankees. Get a closer, trade Wright, keep your draft picks, hire Omar, fire Sandy, hire Riggleman, move the walls in. As […]

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MMO Flashback: Dykstra Admits To Cheating, McDowell Predicts A 4-Game Sweep

An article by posted on October 18, 2011 0 Comments

One last look at 1986, no seriously I mean it. One of our former writers, Mikey J, actually passed along this YouTube video a few years ago and every year around this time, I get a kick out of watching it again. In this clip, as the Mets get ready to take on the Red Sox in […]

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