Archive for January, 2013

Stan Musial And Frank Thomas Recall A Cleaner Time

An article by posted on January 29, 2013 0 Comments
Stan Musial And Frank Thomas Recall A Cleaner Time

This morning, I’d like to comment a little on two stories from the weekend, neither of them Mets related because, well, they haven’t done anything. The first is Stan Musial’s funeral and the second Frank Thomas’ comments from the White Sox’s annual fan convention. In different ways, both speak to baseball’s history in a profound […]

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Will Alderson Survive The Fans Ire If Mets Stumble Early?

An article by posted on January 28, 2013 0 Comments
Will Alderson Survive The Fans Ire If Mets Stumble Early?

Adam Rubin pops the question: “Has Alderson Been Effective?” on ESPN New York this morning. The Mets may be headed for their fifth straight losing season in 2013, which would be their third straight under Alderson. And the current GM no longer has what he inherited from Omar Minaya to blame when Alderson quips, “What outfield?” Rubin […]

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Mets By The Numbers: Can It Get Any Worse In The Outfield?

An article by posted on January 28, 2013 0 Comments
Mets By The Numbers: Can It Get Any Worse In The Outfield?

Amazin’ Avenue recently wrote that as currently constructed, the Mets’ outfield could be a whole lot better than many expect. They go onto build a good case that Lucas Duda in left can be at least league average (offensively), Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Collin Cowgill can pair up to be league average as well, and a Mike […]

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How Does Michael Bourn Play Into The Mets Endgame?

An article by posted on January 28, 2013 0 Comments
How Does Michael Bourn Play Into The Mets Endgame?

The Mets community is having a field day with Michael Bourn these days. I figured I might as well chime in too. First, let’s establish the basics: The Mets will (most likely) lose the 11th pick in the 2013 first-year player draft if they sign Bourn. Michael Bourn is a Scott Boras client. If the […]

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Mets Player Development and Theories of Deliberate Practice

An article by posted on January 28, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Player Development and Theories of Deliberate Practice

“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?”  ~  Clarence, from It’s A Wonderful Life. Just about all of us at some point have been touched by someone who altered the trajectory of our lives for the better. I’m sure you […]

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Morning Grind: “There’s Not A Lot Left On The Shelf”

An article by posted on January 28, 2013 0 Comments
Morning Grind: “There’s Not A Lot Left On The Shelf”

Yesterday on Sirius XM’s MLB Network Radio, the ever-frugal Mets GM Sandy Alderson had this to say regarding the current outfield market and the 2013 Mets outfield: “We continue to look, but I think, realistically at this point, there’s not a lot left on the shelf,” said GM Sandy Alderson. “So at some point we […]

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Mets Are Going To “Half & Half” It In 2013

An article by posted on January 28, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Are Going To “Half & Half” It In 2013

During an interview Sunday with MLB Network Radio, Sandy Alderson expressed that the loss of a first-round pick would be too steep a price for him to consider signing Michael Bourn, who is the best outfielder left on the free-agent market. The Mets GM also confirmed that his plan for 2013 is to have one […]

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Nats and Braves Are In The Dynasty Building Business

An article by posted on January 28, 2013 0 Comments
Nats and Braves Are In The Dynasty Building Business

In discussing the impact that the Braves acquisition of Justin Upton will have on the Mets, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com writes: “It makes for a particularly tricky situation in Flushing, where the Mets are concentrating on a long-term plan built around Wheeler, Harvey, Travis d’Arnaud and the rest of their vastly improved farm system. Tricky […]

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Banner Day Moved To May 11, Great Job By Mets!

An article by posted on January 28, 2013 0 Comments
Banner Day Moved To May 11, Great Job By Mets!

The results are in and the Mets have announced that Banner Day will be held on Saturday, May 11 prior to the 1:10 PM game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. If you already purchased tickets to the original May 26 date and want to re-schedule, you can contact the Mets at bannerday@nymets.com. Great job by the Mets for […]

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Pros And Cons For Signing Michael Bourn

An article by posted on January 27, 2013 0 Comments
Pros And Cons For Signing Michael Bourn

So far this off-season, three outfielders have said their final goodbyes to the Mets.  Jason Bay took his strikeouts and pop-ups to Seattle.  Andres Torres left in search of a ring in San Francisco.  And my wife’s ass is now on new Cubs outfielder Scott Hairston’s Wikipedia page.  It goes without saying that the Mets […]

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