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What We Learn From The Brooklyn Dodgers

An article by posted on December 11, 2009 0 Comments

“You may glory in a team triumphant, but you fall in love with a team in defeat” “Losing after great striving is the story of Man” Roger Kahn (The Boys of Summer) Roger Kahn, working for the New York Herald Tribune, was the beat writer for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1950s.  He covered them […]

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Update: Mets Trade Rule V Pick To Dodgers

An article by posted on December 10, 2009 0 Comments

With the seventh pick in the 2009 Rule 5 draft, the Mets selected pitcher, Carlos Monasterios, from the Philadelphia Phillies. Monasterios, 23, has certainly made his way around the tri-state area over the past couple of years. In 2006, he was sent to Phillies by the Yankees in the trade that brought Bobby Abreu to […]

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Mets Restructure Henry Blanco’s Contract

An article by posted on December 10, 2009 0 Comments

Last week, the Mets made their first dabble into the free agent pool when they signed veteran backstop, Henry Blanco, to a one year deal worth roughly $1.45 million. However, as Newsday’s Ken Davidoff reports (Hat tip to MLB Trade Rumors for link), there were some red flags that popped up during Blanco’s physical, in […]

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Think Outside The Box – One Year Contracts Only

An article by posted on December 10, 2009 0 Comments

I think the Mets should change their whole way of thinking.  The Wilpons should give the edict to Omar Minaya that he is restricted to only signing and acquiring players on one year contracts.  There is too much uncertainty with Omar’s ability to make good decisions.   Let’s play the 2010 season under this scenario and […]

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Fifth Place is Not Out of the Realm

An article by posted on December 9, 2009 0 Comments

As we all sit back and wait for Omar Minaya to make that blockbuster trade or signing, only to see him sign more mediocre players, reality is starting to set in.  If this hot stove pattern continues — and I’m sorry, Minaya has given us no reason to believe otherwise – the Mets in 2010 […]

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Another Winter Meetings Wish List

An article by posted on December 8, 2009 0 Comments

Yesterday the winter meetings officially began in Indianapolis and as usual some trades were apparently made and then it turned out that there was no trade. In some cases the two teams involved in the trade had not even spoken to each other.  This is the joys of covering the winter meetings.  In the case […]

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Winter Meetings: Where We Were, Where We’re Going?

An article by posted on December 7, 2009 0 Comments

The 2009 MLB Winter Meetings are now underway in Indianapolis, and will provide fans with either much joy or just as much angst. Last year’s Winter Meetings certainly fit that bill. In 2008, we suffered through another miserable bullpen, and it seemed like money would be no object to revamp it in the off season. GM Omar […]

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Exclusive Interview With Star Ledger’s Mets Beat Writer Brian Costa

An article by posted on December 6, 2009 0 Comments

This past week, New York Mets beat writer, Brian Costa, of the Star Ledger was kind enough to allow me to submit to him questions regarding Mets Hot Stove rumors. To obtain the questions I scoured the forums, as well as the chat room here at Mets Merized to try to come up with the […]

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It’s Beginning To Look Alot Like Mets-Mess

An article by posted on December 4, 2009 0 Comments

During the infancy of the 2009 free agency campaign, Mets General Omar Minaya has fired off salvo’s to the rest of the National League East about as damaging as a mouse passing wind. The hysteria you are hearing is coming from the rival GM’s in Philly, Miami, Atlanta, and be careful, Washington too. Minaya has […]

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A Twitterview With Seth McClung of the Milwaukee Brewers

An article by posted on December 4, 2009 0 Comments

On Wednesday evening I had the pleasure and privilege of interviewing current Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher, Seth McClung. Now before I begin, I’d just like to express my gratitude to him not only for doing the interview but also for his speedy responses. For the past few weeks all the buzz around baseball has been […]

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