Archive for December, 2011

Pedro Martinez To Retire

An article by posted on December 3, 2011 0 Comments
Pedro Martinez To Retire

Pedro Martinez will soon announce his official retirement, according to MLB.com. Pedro Martinez, who put together one of the best four-year stretches as a starter in Major League history, told MLB.com’s Evan Drellich that he’s planning to officially announce his retirement soon. Martinez, 40, last pitched in the Majors in 2009 with the Phillies, making nine […]

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Sandy Alderson On If Jose Reyes Is A Franchise Player

An article by posted on December 3, 2011 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson On If Jose Reyes Is A Franchise Player

On Thursday, Sandy Alderson hosted a conference call with a few Mets bloggers that was by far the best one I ever participated in. We had some great questions from everyone and Sandy, who was very cordial, took his time and answered all of our questions concisely and proficiently. The tone of the call was […]

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Mets Today: How Long Is Mets Rebuilding Plan?

An article by posted on December 3, 2011 0 Comments

Joe Janish of Mets Today asks the question, “how long is the Mets rebuilding plan?” Assuming you believe the Mets are in a “rebuilding phase”, how long do you think the rebuilding plan will last? And why / how did you arrive at that time frame? The reason I ask is because there seems to […]

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Catchers Market Shrinking Fast

An article by posted on December 3, 2011 0 Comments
Catchers Market Shrinking Fast

Despite the Winter Meetings still days away, the market for catchers has shrunk by more than 50% in the first four weeks of free agency. As you will see in the chart I created below, only seven of 15 catchers initially available remain. In addition to the catchers that signed already, several have been moved […]

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Dodgers Sign Capuano; Pitched Best Game Of 2011 Season For Mets

An article by posted on December 2, 2011 0 Comments
Dodgers Sign Capuano; Pitched Best Game Of 2011 Season For Mets

According to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com, former Mets LHP Chris Capuano has agreed to terms with the Dodgers on a two year, $10 million contract. Honestly, as much as I would have liked to have Capuano back on a one-year deal, his chances to re-sign with the Mets was doomed the moment he mentioned he wanted a two-year […]

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Doug’s Dugout: I Want My Maypo

An article by posted on December 2, 2011 0 Comments
Doug’s Dugout: I Want My Maypo

In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss: being a Mets fan, trades, and other thoughts rattling around in an empty head: My friends it’s confusing being a Mets fan theses days. On one hand I can understand that GM Sandy Alderson is trying to rebuild the farm system while simultaneously stock a competitive team that the […]

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Padres Hire Omar Minaya

An article by posted on December 2, 2011 0 Comments
Padres Hire Omar Minaya

According to SI.com, the San Diego Padres have hired former Mets GM Omar Minaya. Minaya, the former GM of the Montreal Expos, held the same post with the New York Mets from 2005 to 2010. The Dominican-born Minaya was baseball’s first Latino general manager, and Angels owner Arte Moreno, who was baseball’s first Latino owner, was […]

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Will The Citi Field Fences Benefit Mets’ Opponents More Than The Mets?

An article by posted on December 2, 2011 0 Comments
Will The Citi Field Fences Benefit Mets’ Opponents More Than The Mets?

Construction has begun on moving in the outfield walls at Citi Field to make the ballpark more ‘hitter friendly.’ To date, the new stadium in Flushing has been a cavernous structure where home runs go to die. The Great Wall of Flushing and the Mo’s Zone right center gap have left hitters thinking home run […]

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What If Jose Reyes Had Switched Agents?

An article by posted on December 2, 2011 0 Comments
What If Jose Reyes Had Switched Agents?

Before you read this, understand that I want nothing more than to see the Mets re-sign Jose Reyes (within reason).  That said, I want to shed some light on all the latest Jose Reyes news of the last 2-3 days with the caveat that I do so not as a biased Mets fan, but as […]

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Jose Reyes Sweepstakes Down To Mets and Marlins?

An article by posted on December 2, 2011 0 Comments
Jose Reyes Sweepstakes Down To Mets and Marlins?

Several sources are now reporting that the market for Jose Reyes is not as big as most initially expected and in fact the only two teams in the hunt may be just the Marlins and the Mets. Jon Heyman reported that the Braves, Giants and Phillies are all out while the Tigers and Brewers are questionable at best. Danny Knobler of CBS Sports actually goes […]

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