How valuable is Mike Pelfrey to the Mets rotation? I’ve often had this debate with a couple of guys I work with who are addicted to the Mets like I am. Depending on who you ask, you’ll come across many who will say we need Pelfrey because he gives us innings? And while that’s true, somewhat, what’s the big turn-on here if the majority of those innings are not quality-innings? For example, in 2011, Mike Pelfrey made 33 starts […]
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 top Mets story of the last 24 hours. Look, I am no expert in financial matters and I’ve always been […]
I thought I’d share some interesting 2012 predictions from Joe Sheenan of Sports Illustrated, who lists Wilpon among some his prophecies. 1. The Marlins won’t get a playoff spot for their money. The Marlins committed $191 million over six years to Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell, then fell short in their pitches to C.J. Wilson and Albert Pujols. That may be costly. The Marlins are certainly better for adding the three; however, they currently project to win about 84-85 […]
An MLB official told Tom Haudricourt of the Journal-Sentinel that there’s little to no chance that 2011 MVP Ryan Braun will win his appeal of a 50-game suspension for using a banned substance. Braun’s appeal of that positive drug test and pending 50-game suspension will be heard later this month. Braun proclaimed his innocence after results of the drug test were leaked but has remained silent pending the conclusion of his appeal. Rumors have since surfaced that his […]
Another player I believe would be an interesting pickup for the Mets is the recently non-tendered catcher Jason Jaramillo, formerly of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jaramillo, 29, has been hampered by injuries in the past and the rigors of being an everyday catcher are seemingly too much for him to handle. But he may prove to be a very capable backup for the Mets. As you can see, Jaramillo put up some good numbers last season for the […]
I had a chance to check out all the players that were recently non tendered on Tuesday night and came up with a list of players that would seem like good potential targets for the Mets as the offseason wears on. Of course none of these players come without flaws or they wouldn’t have been non-tendered to begin with, but I spotted a few that could fill certain roles for the Mets in the bullpen […]
Buster Olney of ESPN tweets – Under category of Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Marlins have poked around in the market to get a feel for interest in Hanley Ramirez. The plot thickens. Original Post 12/7 A rumor circulated yesterday that Hanley Ramirez asked to be traded and is in an uproar about the idea of moving over to third base in order to make room for new shortstop Jose Reyes. Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post reports […]
Despite the Winter Meetings still days away, the market for catchers has shrunk by more than 50% in the first four weeks of free agency. As you will see in the chart I created below, only seven of 15 catchers initially available remain. In addition to the catchers that signed already, several have been moved in trades with the most recent, Chris Iannetta, being traded from the Colorado Rockies to the Oakland Athletics. Other catchers […]
Before you read this, understand that I want nothing more than to see the Mets re-sign Jose Reyes (within reason). That said, I want to shed some light on all the latest Jose Reyes news of the last 2-3 days with the caveat that I do so not as a biased Mets fan, but as an impartial and objective observer. Some facts: Over one month into the process, and Jose Reyes has only been courted […]
- Des: on ESPN New York: Justin Turner Cut For Not Hustling: Terry wanted to win some games. ...
- BadBadLeroyBrown: on Mets Ramping Up Efforts To Trade Daniel Murphy,: Im wondering whether they would possibly move...
- El Sid: on ESPN New York: Justin Turner Cut For Not Hustling: Gossip from unnamed sources -- who cares?...
- Des: on ESPN New York: Justin Turner Cut For Not Hustling: Seems to me this is part of...
- Anthony: on ESPN New York: Justin Turner Cut For Not Hustling: I wish we could non-tender the front...
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