Let me start this post off by saying that when the offseason first started, I was firmly in the camp that suggested a Beltran trade, no matter how much money the Mets had to eat of his contract. The Mets were 48-40 at the All-Star break this year, and then Beltran returned which started the massive decline to mediocrity. I don’t want to say that these two occurrences are linked, but it makes you wonder […]
The Mets are looking at signing Ronny Paulino to back-up Josh Thole which would form the catching tandem for the 2011 season. I know this post might be a little off topic with all the Hot Stove murmurings going on, but I felt that it would be a good time in lieu of the Mets possibly signing a catcher to remember the career of Mike Piazza. Piazza burst onto to the scene with Los Angeles […]
We’ve all heard the reports that say the Mets only have $5 million to spend this offseason. I don;t know who said it or their source, but it does make sense since the team has over $130 million committed to its current club. Regardless of the actual figure, there’s no doubt that the Mets are cash-strapped. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I wouldn’t mind seeing the Mets go through a major […]
While the Mets starting rotation will likely contain several question marks, the bullpen appears to be a revolving door at this point. Two vital pieces from 2010 are likely out, with Hisanori Takahashi heading out west and Pedro Feliciano testing the FA market. Following the non-tender deadline, many serviceable bullpen arms will become available. Some of these candidates may come on the cheaper side and on short term deals, both aspects the Mets would be […]
On December 29, 2009, the Mets and free agent outfielder Jason Bay agreed to a four-year $66 million deal with a fifth year vesting option that could bring the deal over the $80 million plateau. He was coming of an All-Star year in Boston and even won a Silver Slugger award. He finally earned the contract he deserved after some great years being buried in Pittsburgh. If someone who did not watch Bay all year […]
Though the “decision” did not have as much hype as that of LeBron James’ over the summer, it’s official: Terry Collins is the 20th manager in New York Mets team history. As a fan, I find myself as cautiously optimistic about this hiring. To be honest, I had no true preference among the four candidates for manager. Each one brought interesting qualifications to the table but also had some drawbacks. Then again, at least for […]
So it looks like the Mets will have a new manager sometime before Thanksgiving. The four candidates have completed the second round of interviews in an attempt to secure a position that will be heavily scrutinized over the next season. Once the manager is chosen, the Mets need to switch their focus to importing some talent that could help the ball club next season and beyond. With Sandy Alderson, J.P. Ricciardi and Paul DePodesta, the […]
The following clip from Family Guy last Sunday pretty much sums up the last few seasons for the Mets. While I don’t mind my favorite show poking fun at my favorite team, it makes me wonder what non-Mets fans think about our team. Here is another example of a a Family Guy Mets bashing. Even besides Family Guy, the Mets are constantly ridiculed as being second-class citizens in New York, and other fans question why […]
Oh Javier Vazquez, what happened to you? Such a promising young talent with the Montreal Expos who turned in quality starts against the Mets time after time. You know what happened? The Yankees happened. In 2004, Vazquez went 14-10 for the Yankees so everyone proclaimed him as the next big thing. However, his 4.91 ERA was not so hot. After a few more mediocre years with the White Sox, Vazquez finally put it all together […]
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