Archive for October, 2012

Will Reese Havens Ever Put It Together For The Mets?

An article by posted on October 22, 2012 0 Comments
Will Reese Havens Ever Put It Together For The Mets?

In 2008, the Mets had one of their better drafts in recent years.  That year they selected five players who have since made their major league debuts.  With the 18th overall pick, the Mets took Ike Davis, who rewarded them with a 32 HR, 90 RBI campaign in 2012.  They also selected Kirk Nieuwenhuis (3rd […]

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Analyzing The 2012 Mets Pitching Staff Using The Factor12 Rating

An article by posted on October 22, 2012 0 Comments
Analyzing The 2012 Mets Pitching Staff Using The Factor12 Rating

  For the most part, Mets fans were pleasantly surprised with the production of the Mets pitching staff in 2012. The bullpen kept us on the edge of  our seats the majority of the season, but the starters were one of the bright spots for the Mets. None shone brighter than the ace of the […]

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Mets Notes: Ricciardi’s Contract Is Up, Trading Ike, Santana’s Value

An article by posted on October 21, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Ricciardi’s Contract Is Up, Trading Ike, Santana’s Value

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe had a few notes of interest on the Mets in his column this morning. Ike Davis, 1B, Mets: The big lefthanded power hitter, who is first-year arbitration-eligible, has often been linked to the Red Sox, though you’d have to ask why the Mets would deal him to Boston. Davis hit […]

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Phillies Could Let Juan Pierre Go, Might Be A Good Stopgap For Mets

An article by posted on October 21, 2012 0 Comments
Phillies Could Let Juan Pierre Go, Might Be A Good Stopgap For Mets

Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly looks at which corner outfielders the Phillies are likely to keep or are on their way out.  Among the ones who could be free agents are Juan Pierre, Laynce Nix, and Ty Wigginton. I have a mild interest in Wigginton, but Pierre may be a better fit for the team and he shouldn’t […]

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2012 Buffalo Bisons: A Look Back

An article by posted on October 21, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Buffalo Bisons: A Look Back

As you probably already know, the Mets affiliation with the AAA International League franchise in Buffalo came to a screeching halt at the conclusion of the 2012 season, and the Mets will be forced to play their AAA games in the Pacific Coast League for the Las Vegas 51′s beginning in 2013. The Mets were only […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Mike Pelfrey

An article by posted on October 21, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Player Review: Mike Pelfrey

MIKE PELFREY, RHP  PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: After falling far short of the expectations of a No. 1 draft choice in 2005 – the ninth overall selection – Mike Pelfrey had what was thought to be a breakout year in 2010 when he went 15-9 with a 3.66 ERA and career high 204 innings. Pelfrey did not […]

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What Can Be Learned From The Yankees Collapse

An article by posted on October 20, 2012 0 Comments
What Can Be Learned From The Yankees Collapse

Ok, I admit, I did my best Quagmire impersonation the other night, in spite of my better angels trying desperately to keep me in check. Not even Charlie’s Angels could keep me from succumbing to the dark side when I saw the best team money could buy get brutally swept by the best thing to […]

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Arizona Acquires Heath Bell From Marlins, Oakland Gets Chris Young

An article by posted on October 20, 2012 0 Comments
Arizona Acquires Heath Bell From Marlins, Oakland Gets Chris Young

The Oakland Athletics acquired outfielder Chris Young and cash considerations from the Diamondbacks for middle infielder Cliff Pennington along with minor-league shortstop Yordy Cabrera to Arizona. Arizona then turned around and traded Cabrera to the Miami Marlins in exchange for relief pitcher Heath Bell and cash considerations. I’m assuming Miami will be paying more than […]

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When San Diego’s History Repeats Itself In Queens

An article by posted on October 20, 2012 0 Comments
When San Diego’s History Repeats Itself In Queens

After reading Joe D’s post on SandyBall, I remembered an interview I did with an author from Gaslamp Ball, a San Diego Padres fan site. Joe D points to the fans view of Alderson from his time with the San Diego Padres, and I couldn’t help but think about this quote from the Gaslamp author: […]

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Sandyball: Can Alderson Adapt To Life Under The New CBA?

An article by posted on October 20, 2012 0 Comments
Sandyball: Can Alderson Adapt To Life Under The New CBA?

You’ve heard me refer to Sandy Alderson as a dinosaur before or repeatedly saying that he seems out of his element. His moves thus far, few as they may be, have done nothing to change my perception of him. When Omar Minaya was fired, it was my hope that he would be replaced with a […]

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