Ken Davidoff reports that the Mets continue to keep tabs on starter Chris Young. He is seeking a Major League deal, although Mets prefer a minor league deal. I just don’t see the point in having him return. He didn’t pitch for the majority of the last season and missed almost the entire season in 2010. Yeah I get that he pitched well in the beginning of last season for us, but it was only for 5 [...]
The biggest and most notable additions to the 2012 Mets roster were added to the bullpen this off season by GM Sandy Alderson. The void Krod left was much larger than Sandy originally anticipated, especially when players like Jason Isringhausen and Bobby Parnell failed to get the job done with any type of consistency what so ever. The big additions were to back end of the Pen. Frank Francisco was added on a two year deal worth $12 million, John Rauch [...]
With Spring Training right around the corner it’s time to start to get into the baseball spirit. Even though it appears we are not going to be contending for a title this season, there is still plenty to be excited about. There is always the outside chance that we make it interesting and contend for the second wild card spot. For that to potentially happen things need to break right for us and players need to step [...]
With the Nationals acquisition of Edwin Jackson yesterday, we need to start seriously considering them as legitimate contenders to not only have a good season, but to potentially win the NL East or at minimum steal a wild card berth. With their off season additions the Nationals will have a very well rounded and talented starting rotation. A rotation of Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, Edwin Jackson, Jordan Zimmermann and John Lannan spells trouble for NL East and the rest of the National [...]
Last season I thought I knew what was going to happen. I figured we probably would not be in contention for a playoff spot, but I was excited about the possibility of reloading at the trade deadline. We had guys like Beltran, Reyes, Dickey, Izzy, Hairston, Byrdak and Krod. All of whom I felt had the potential to bring back something from a team in contention who wanted to bolster their starting staff, bullpen, lineup [...]
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 supposed lead us to a World Series title. Sadly that never happened. By the time Piazza led the Mets to [...]
Right now as presently constituted the Mets starting rotation is fairly solid. Santana, Dickey, Pelfrey, Niese and Gee are a decent 1-5, but the question to me is, what do you do when the young guns are ready? The Mets initially wanted to retain Capuano, but that became out of the question when he wanted a two year deal and the Mets were only willing to go one. The plan was to use him as a stop [...]
I came into this season with high hopes for guys such as Cory Vaughn, Cesar Puello, Wilmer Flores and Aderlin Rodriguez. However, not a single one of the players I just listed came close to their 2011 expectations, especially for where they were ranked in the system. I understand that they are young, and still have time to develop, but was it to much to ask for one of them to perform at a high level? Wilmer Flores: Coming [...]
Will he stay or will he go. That is the question that has been asked all season. Since it is not yet a reality that he really may not be here next year, how do you think you would feel if he signed with another team? Just think for a moment that he REALLY does not re-sign with us. Imagine him in a Red Sox, Giants, Nationals, and Marlins or even…………….dare I say Phillies uniform. [...]
What is Jon Niese? Is he our promising young lefty that will emerge as a very solid pitcher for us? Is he a guy who is very good at times, but somewhat inconsistent? Is he a guy who will pitch to a 4.00 ERA every year, or will he start to put it together and solidify the number 3 or 4 spot in our rotation? 2011 was not a season of marketed improvement for Niese. Niese shows [...]
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