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New Year’s Resolution: Lets Get Back In The Game

An article by posted on December 30, 2010 0 Comments

New Years’ Resolutions —   Isn’t that a scary phrase?    Do you ever make them?    Or, I should say, if you do, do you keep them?     I wonder if the Mets do….   I wonder which players spend their winter making plans for the summer….   I’d like to think that Sandy […]

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Wally Backman Expected to Be Named B-Mets Manager

An article by posted on December 29, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com, sources have told him that Wally Backman, who was a finalist for the Mets managers job, is expected to be named the manager of the Binghamton Mets.  After Terry Collins was named manager, Wally Backman told The Bergen Record that he was “disappointed and devastated” that he wasn’t named manager. […]

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Oliver Perez Pitches After 12-Day Layoff

An article by posted on December 29, 2010 0 Comments

Oliver Perez is no stranger to days off.  As we all know, the Mets would not use Oliver Perez out of the bullpen a lot during the season, thus giving him plenty of time off to ponder his predicament.   It appears the Los Tomateros de Culiacan are taking the same approach with Oliver Perez, as the Amazin’s […]

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Will Standing Still Hurt The Mets In The Trade Market?

An article by posted on December 28, 2010 0 Comments

As Sandy Alderson and the Mets continue to wait and see how cheaply they can sign free agents, other teams are signing players at a brisk pace. I understand they couldn’t realistically be buyers for Cliff Lee or Carl Crawford, and without a doubt the Mets were right not to even come close to offering Jason […]

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Are Hernandez and Olerud Hall Worthy?

An article by posted on December 27, 2010 0 Comments

Mark Simon of ESPN New York argues the case for voting former Mets Keith Hernandez and John Olerud into the Hall of Fame. My vote is based partly on the eye test (which also allows me to vote for Jack Morris and Dale Murphy) and partly on the stat test (why I’ve also checked off Bert […]

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Jenrry Mejia Tops BP’s Top 11 Mets Prospects

An article by posted on December 23, 2010 0 Comments

Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus selected his Mets Top 11 Prospects and leading the pack is Jenrry Mejia. Here is what he had to say about his top three selections. 1. Jenrry Mejia, RHP Year in Review: A power right-hander, Mejia surprised many by making the big-league bullpen out of spring training, but returned to […]

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The Offseason The Earth Stood Still

An article by posted on December 22, 2010 0 Comments
The Offseason The Earth Stood Still

Yes, it certainly feels that way for Mets fans especially for those among us who don’t have the stomach for patience. We’ve managed to add a capable backup catcher in Ronny Paulino and a reliable bullpen arm in Carrasco, but those names are hardly crowd pleasers for many Mets fans anxious to rid themselves of the bitter taste […]

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Off The Reservation For Today

An article by posted on December 21, 2010 0 Comments

I hope that Joe D. will forgive me this post, but I’d like to put in a few words about some local athletes who are tearing up the record books by playing their game very well. I’m speaking as someone who spent her freshman year at UCONN idolizing the men’s basketball team and interning on […]

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Mets Should Bring Back Old-Timers Day In 2011

An article by posted on December 21, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Should Bring Back Old-Timers Day In 2011

Last week I wrote about how the Mets need to find ways to entice the fans to come out to the ballpark in 2011.  Last week I brought up the idea of retiring 17 in honor Keith Hernandez.  I thought it would give Mets fans something to look forward to during the long season that […]

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Mets Interested in Freddy Garcia; Ask for Medical Records

An article by posted on December 20, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Interested in Freddy Garcia; Ask for Medical Records

According to SI.com’s Jon Heyman, the Mets are interested in Freddy Garcia, and have asked for his medical records.  The Mets signed Garcia in 2009 on a minor league deal, but was not selected to the opening day roster and was released.  I managed to take a look at Freddy Garcia’s stats, which actually were a surprise to me.  […]

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Mets Need To Make Do With What They Have (Starting Pitching Edition)

An article by posted on December 20, 2010 0 Comments

For those of you who know me, you know that I am a major advocate for pitching in baseball. I understand that the Mets haven’t been active this offseason and I’m damn sure not happy about it. (Believe me, the Marcum deal ticked me off more than Greinke’s –> Why were the Mets not in on that?!) But whatever […]

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