Archive for January, 2012

Will Justin Turner Get Caught In A Numbers Game

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Will Justin Turner Get Caught In A Numbers Game

As was reported on MMO yesterday, the New York Mets have signed defensive-minded shortstop Ronny Cedeno to a one-year, $1.1 million dollar contract. Cedeno, 28, was the Pirates starting shortstop since they acquired him in 2009. In 313 games for the Bucs, Cedeno batted a meager .254/.297/.367/.664 in 1,126 plate appearances. Obviously he’s here for one purpose […]

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Eight Things That Mets/CRG Will Lead To

An article by posted on January 7, 2012 0 Comments
Eight Things That Mets/CRG Will Lead To

Now that I’ve established what Turnaround Consultants like CRG actually do, and that barely less than 10% of the businesses that contract them file for bankruptcy, here is what you can expect to see in the next 12 months. Like all the top turnaround consultants out there, CRG will do an exhaustive analysis on all aspects of […]

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2012 Mets Top Prospects: # 31 – # 40

An article by posted on January 7, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Top Prospects: # 31 – # 40

As we continue our analysis of the Mets minor league system through player rankings, I offer you the NY Mets Top Prospects, numbers 31 to 40. Although a few players here have slipped as far as their perceived rankings of the last few years, most listed here are new to Mets prospect rankings. Let’s take […]

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Where Will Mets Pitching Prospects Start Their Seasons?

An article by posted on January 7, 2012 0 Comments
Where Will Mets Pitching Prospects Start Their Seasons?

Yesterday, I asked our Mets minor league expert Pete Shapiro where he thought our top pitching prospects would start their 2012 seasons. His answer was interesting enough that I thought I’d share it with all of you: I’m going to go out on a limb and say Harvey and Familia are going to start at […]

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The Marlins Got Better, But They Took On Plenty Of Risk

An article by posted on January 6, 2012 0 Comments
The Marlins Got Better, But They Took On Plenty Of Risk

It is almost a given the Miami Marlins will finish ahead of the Mets this season, and that was even before the acquisition of Carlos Zambrano. If Zambrano is in shape, physically, mentally and emotionally, he’ll make the Marlins better. But, I’m not ready to put a Dream Team label on the Marlins. We’ve seen […]

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Mets Setting The Record Straight, What Are Turnaround Consultants

An article by posted on January 6, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Setting The Record Straight, What Are Turnaround Consultants

Apparently, the Mets Twitter account is very busy today and surely they want to set the record straight on that whole Mets + CRG = Bankruptcy thing you may have heard about. Yes, there does seem to be lots of talk about that today… Good question and a very well worded (but prepared) response. Darren […]

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The New Market Inefficiency

An article by posted on January 6, 2012 0 Comments
The New Market Inefficiency

Friends, Mets Fans and Metsmerizers, lend me your ears. I hope all of you enjoyed your holidays and let me wish you all a belated Happy New Year. I want to share an article I read with all of you on the perceived virtues of small market strategies, but first I must chime in on the […]

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Budgeting, Bridge Loans and Uncle Bud

An article by posted on January 6, 2012 0 Comments
Budgeting, Bridge Loans and Uncle Bud

12/6 – Thoughts by Joe D. I wanted to add my own thoughts to the news that came out last night regarding the Mets retaining the services of CRG Partners which was first reported by Eno Sarris. Regular readers here shouldn’t have been surprised as for months I’ve been saying what the Wilpons say about […]

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Which Of Our Top Pitching Prospects Are You Most Excited About?

An article by posted on January 6, 2012 0 Comments
Which Of Our Top Pitching Prospects Are You Most Excited About?

The big three pitching prospects that we have looming down in the minors gives me an eerily familiar feeling. Haven’t we heard this before?  Does “Generation K” and the names of Jason Isringhausen, Bill Pulsipher and Paul Wilson ring a bell?  This was supposed to be our home grown trio of Superstars in the 90′s. These were the guys who were […]

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Jon Rauch Is 100% Healthy, Frank Francisco Happy To Be Here

An article by posted on January 5, 2012 0 Comments
Jon Rauch Is 100% Healthy, Frank Francisco Happy To Be Here

Jon Rauch was part of Sandy Alderson’s big initiative to revamp the bullpen this offseason. Today, Rauch confirmed in a conference call that the knee he had surgery on back in September is now fully healed. “So right now, I’m 100 percent, right where I need to be in my workouts and getting prepared for […]

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