This offseason the expectation is that Japan’s Nippon Ham Fighters will post Yu Darvish. All 30 MLB teams will have the chance to submit bids for his services. Ever since Darvish name really became well known in America scouts have been raving about his talents. I’ve heard people say he could very well be one of the best pitchers in the world. The Mets, like every other MLB team, have had scouts in Japan watching […]
The season is over. Once again the Mets failed to reach the postseason. Nothing new, and certainly not surprising. Time to start looking toward the offseason. Would B.J. Upton make sense in CF for the New York Mets in 2012? Centerfield will be a wide open position for the Mets in 2012. While I don’t think Non-Tendering Angel Pagan is a good idea, it may happen. I think Pagan is at least a valuable 4th […]
Has there ever been a more heroic home run then Mike Piazza’s go-ahead shot on September 21, 2011? I’m not talking your standard baseball heroics, obviously there have been greater moments in bigger BASEBALL context throughout the history of the game. By baseball standards, Piazza’s home run was simply a go-ahead home run in an ordinary regular season baseball game. It was the kind of moment that happens almost every single night during the season. It wasn’t even […]
Today the Rockland Boulders of the Can-Am League announced that they have signed former New York Met Howard Johnson, along with his son Glen for the remainder of the season. I happen to live 15 minutes from Provident Bank Park, home of the Rockland Boulders, and interned there over the summer. This is the first year of the organizations existence, and they are rounding out their 50 game home schedule over the next week. Johnson […]
UPDATED – July 22nd. ESPN’s Jayson Stark says two executives believe the Mets will eventually trade Carlos Beltran to the San Francisco Giants for a package including top OF prospect Gary Brown. Original Post – July 20th Over the last month or so, the Carlos Beltran rumors have heated up to the max. It has quickly became a “when” Mets deal Carlos Beltran instead of “if”. Ken Rosenthal reports the Red Sox and Phillies have […]
Over the last month or so, the Carlos Beltran rumors have heated up to the max. It has quickly became a “when” Mets deal Carlos Beltran instead of “if”. Ken Rosenthal reports the Red Sox and Phillies have been the most persistent thus far. That may be true and I’m not discounting that, however I don’t believe Carlos Beltran will be in either uniform come August 31st. The Red Sox lack that true “blue chip” […]
Today I wrote a post over at StLucieToFlushing.com about a few Brewers prospects that may be on the list. The Mets traded Francisco Rodriguez to the Brewers for a sheet of paper. This paper lists around 5 prospects of which the Mets will choose 2 from. Between now and sometime in September the team will scout each player and then determine who they want. Sandy Alderson will be holding a press conference at 3:30 PM […]
The next two weeks may very well decide a small part of the future of the Mets. Will the Mets hold on to their pieces? Or will Sandy Alderson and Co. trade away various pieces like Beltran, K-Rod, Capuano, Izzy, Byrdak, or Pelfrey? Remember, just because Alderson doesn’t deal certain guys by July 31st, it doesn’t mean they are necessarily staying. High priced players like Carlos Beltran will more than likely clear waivers in most situations because […]
Today the Mets made top headlines regarding reports surfacing across the internet. The first, Jose Reyes is out 3 weeks with a hamstring injury. The second, Mets are fielding calls on Carlos Beltran. Last but not least, the Mets are supposedly entering into “secret talks” with Jose Reyes team of agents – that however was later shot down by Reyes’ agents. Some of you may remember the article I wrote earlier in the season where […]
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