Sorry about the title (and photo to the left), Mets fans. The Mets did sign “a Rod” over the weekend, but it happened to be Rod Barajas, who should take over as the #1 catcher for the Mets this season. After failing to sign other potential #1 catchers, most notably Bengie Molina, the Mets were able to sign Barajas to a one-year deal for a very reasonable dollar amount ($1 million, plus $1 million in […]
There are three words every baseball fan loves to hear. They bring us back to the time when we were kids and just wanted to have a catch with our friends. They provide warmth in our hearts and minds during an otherwise cold winter. They provide us with a sense of anticipation that the next season will be better than the last. Those three words are PITCHERS AND CATCHERS and as of today, the pitchers […]
According to Mark Bowman at mlb.com, Tom Glavine has retired from baseball after 22 years in the major leagues. He will reportedly return to the Braves as a special assistant to team president John Schuerholz and will participate in Braves’ radio and television broadcasts. To baseball fans, Glavine was one of the best pitchers of his generation. He won 305 games over his career, including five 20-win seasons. He finished in the top three in […]
As the countdown towards Spring Training continues, it is becoming more and more likely that the Mets are going with Omir Santos as their #1 catcher, with Henry Blanco and Chris Coste vying for the backup spot. The Mets spent their winter signing Coste and Blanco and let other catchers (most notably Bengie Molina) sign with other teams. As a result, Santos will now be expected to handle the pitching staff of Johan Santana and […]
So far this offseason, the Mets have failed to lure a free agent pitcher to Flushing. What was supposedly their top priority (signing a starting pitcher), has turned into an endless series of questions regarding why the Mets can’t get any pitchers to sign with them. In a span of 24 hours, the Mets and their fans have once again been subjected to watching two more free agent pitchers who were supposedly on the Mets’ […]
In 2005, Jose Offerman was a Met for about 15 minutes. In 72 at-bats for New York, Offerman hit .250, with one HR and 10 RBI. Since his cup of coffee with the Mets, the 41-year old Offerman has been fighting to get back into the major leagues. Unfortunately, he taken the fighting part a little too literally. After playing 15 years in the major leagues, beginning with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1990 and […]
Keith Hernandez was the heart and soul of the 1980s Mets teams that went from languishing at the bottom of the National League East to winning two division titles and a World Series championship. The former first baseman was a leader both on and off the field, and was given the captain’s “C” to honor his leadership on the team. However, despite numerous pleas by Mets fans to retire his number 17, the Mets have […]
With all the recent talk about Mark McGwire, I’ve decided to think about first basemen and the Hall of Fame. The last MLB first baseman to be inducted into the Hall of Fame was Eddie Murray in 2003. Therefore, when the Class of 2010 was announced last week and only Andre Dawson was voted in, it marked the seventh consecutive season in which no MLB first baseman was inducted. (I mention MLB because two Negro […]
With today’s press conference, Jason Bay has now been introduced to the New York media and to Citi Field. So who is this man who’s supposed to be the big offensive addition to the New York Mets? Jason Raymond Bay was drafted in the 22nd round of the 2000 amateur draft by the Montreal Expos. He was traded by then-Expos GM Omar Minaya to the Mets in 2002, although he didn’t last a full season […]
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