Johan Santana had long been considered the best pitcher in baseball. From 2004-2008 there wasn’t a pitcher who could touch him, posting some remarkable numbers, especially when you consider that he called the AL home up until 2008: Struck out 200 or more batters every season Had a sub-3.00 ERA in four out of five seasons (the other year saw him at 3.33) Posted three WHIPs of 1.00 and better (and the other two season’s […]
In all of sports, players regress and at least to me it seems that baseball players regress more than athletes of any other sport. Baseball players regress for any number of reasons: age, injury, failure to adjust to change in the game, etc… What you don’t normally see is regression of executives. I feel that since Omar Minaya took the job of General Manager for the New York Mets he has regressed, specifically after 2006. Once […]
Oh god. Not another article on Daniel Murphy. Too bad. It’s my turn. Mets fans are obsessed with Daniel Murphy. Every Mets fan has an opinion on Daniel Murphy. In an ideal world, many fans would like to see Daniel complete his home grown development and become a star in New York. Unfortunately, patience is not a virtue of most Mets fans. Those fans feel that after the disastrous 2009 season, something must be done […]
While the 2009 season as a whole was a lost cause for the New York Mets. It did hold some significance for certain players on the team. One of those players was reliever, Brian Stokes. Last season, Stokes, 30, appeared in a career-high 69 games and pitched 70.1 innings, which were also the most in his four year career. All the while, the hard throwing right-hander was able to maintain a 3.97 ERA, which isn’t […]
Tobi Stoner is playing in the Dominican Republic for Leonis Del Escogido. He has started off strongly, going 3-1 with a 1.86 ERA and a .93 WHIP. In 5 starts and 29 IP he has given up 20 hits, walked 7 and struck out 21. It’s good to see Tobi doing so well. Tobi had pitched 9 innings for the Mets as a September call up. He will play next year as a 25 year […]
The Winter Leagues are in full swing. Mets major and minor leaguers are playing in the Arizona Fall League, Venezuelan League, Dominican League, Puerto Rican League and Mexican League. I will report every week or so on how our Mets prospects are doing down there. Winter League Baseball is a great link at which you can keep track for yourselves. Winter League Report : as of 11/12 /09 Today, I start with Ike Davis and Josh […]
With the Winter Meetings already underway, Mets GM Omar Minaya (or according to some, Jeff Wilpon in disguise) is faced with the daunting task of building a World Series contending team for 2010. Aside from the obvious needs of a left fielder and a top-of-the-rotation starting pitcher, Minaya has made it clear that the team will be looking to upgrade at second base. This past week there have already been rumblings about a potential deal […]
Omar Minaya was hired prior to the 2005 season to turn around the floundering New York Mets. The team and its management were in chaos. The Mets had completed three consecutive losing seasons with 86, 95, and 91 losses. The low point occurred in 2004 when the Mets traded top prospect Scott Kazmir for Victor Zambrano. During his first winter on the job, Omar signed Pedro Martinez and Carlos Beltran. The Mets were moving in […]
It’s easy to sit and write an article saying that the Mets should sign Jason Bay, trade for Adrian Gonzalez and Roy Halladay and who knows what else. To examine the Mets offseason like they are working without the constrictions of a budget would be a mistake. They aren’t the Yankees. Given the number of holes they have, the Mets are going to need to be smart in order to not only fill them all, […]
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