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Omar and Mets Search For Leadership

An article by posted on January 31, 2010 0 Comments

Is there any doubt that Omar Minaya is searching for leadership to help change the chemistry of his ballclub without gutting the “core” of this team? The Jason Bay signing was not just to fulfill the need for power in the lineup, it was done also with the hope that Bay would help fill a […]

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2010 Outlook: The Nationals – 4th Place Or Bust

An article by posted on January 31, 2010 0 Comments

The Washington Nationals lost 103 games last season.  It would have been worse had they not been saved by a season ending seven game winning streak.  Their pitching was in chaos all season long.  Relief pitchers blew 25 saves during the season.  They had only one starter who made more than 19 starts. They have […]

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Hope Springs Eternal, Especially Among Met Fans

An article by posted on January 29, 2010 0 Comments

Occasionally, all of us become downtrodden, pessimistic, and critical of the Mets. Even the most faithful and patient Met fans have problems with this. We vacillate between positive and negative storylines and opinions in our comments, our radio calls, our blog writing and reporting.  I’d like to take a positive look at what the Mets […]

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Minaya and Wilpon – Part Of The Problem, Not The Solution

An article by posted on January 27, 2010 0 Comments

Somewhere in heaven, former Mets beloved broadcaster Bob Murphy has bellowed, “Fasten Your Seatbelts,” one more time.  With no games to call, he may have been referring to the news that the Mets are interested in former Braves pitcher John Smoltz as a starter.    If Murph was back in the booth next season, only […]

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Dave Matthews Might Be Most Exciting Citi Field Event In 2010

An article by posted on January 27, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets sent a press release out yesterday about the Dave Matthews Band shows just announced for Citi Field, on July 16 and 17.  Sure, this is significant for you DMB fans (tickets go on sale February 26), but the problem is, it also might be the most significant event at Citi Field this season.  […]

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I Want Hudson On The Team

An article by posted on January 26, 2010 0 Comments

For the last 2 off seasons Met fans have been debating furiously with each other on whether or not the Mets should sign Orlando Hudson.  I believe the pro Hudson fans last season wanted him for the simple fact that Hudson is not Luis Castillo.  Whatever other skills Hudson possessed did not matter to Met […]

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Remember When: Mets Deal Gentry, Frisella to Braves

An article by posted on January 26, 2010 0 Comments

Poking hot coals from hot stove seasons past… November 1, 1972 – The New York Mets traded RH starter Gary Gentry and RH reliever Danny Frisella to the Atlanta Braves for 2B Felix Millan and RH Pitcher George Stone. He was a hero in 1969. He came from Arizona State University.  He wore the Met […]

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Adios Luis Castillo – Thanks For The Memories

An article by posted on January 24, 2010 0 Comments

It’s hard to believe that a player could hit .302, with an OBP of .387, and still be so unwanted.  But when you break down the numbers, you see why Luis Castillo is such a poor fit for the 2010 Mets.  Of course his defense is weak.  But I see his offense as an equally […]

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Pitching Market: The Best Of The Rest

An article by posted on January 22, 2010 0 Comments

In the wake of the Angels signing Joel Pineiro to a two year deal, and Doug Davis inking a contract with the Brewers, it is probably a good time to look to the remaining free agent pitchers and determine who is the best fit for the Mets. The biggest name left on the market is Ben […]

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Noah Lowry To Sign Soon

An article by posted on January 22, 2010 0 Comments

Henry Schulman of The San Francisco Chronicle (hat tip to mlbtraderumors) tweeted that Noah Lowry could be close to choosing which team to play for in 2010. Lowry hasn’t pitched since 2007 when he won 14 games and posted an ERA of 3.92, due to thoracic outlet syndrome, which was originally misdiagnosed by the Giants. […]

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