In what has become a long battle between two pitchers who have failed to take a convincing lead, Mike Pelfrey and Orlando Hernandez now face their last chance to make a lasting impression. In one corner you have youth, and in the other corner you have experience. The problem is that Pelfrey’s youth seems a little too raw for a team who has their eyes on a division title, while El Duque’s experience seems to be a [...]
After what seemed like an eternity battling kidney stones, I finally got some time to actually sit down and blog a little bit about my Mets. The last time I sat in front of my computer, the Mets were on the verge of acquiring Johan Santana, and I was so overjoyed to see that we finally got our man. With Johan in the fold it means we finally have a bona-fide stopper and it allows [...]
From the early days that Shea Stadium first embraced their new team, the New York Mets, Karl Ehrhardt was a fixture at almost every game from 1964 through 1981. We all knew Karl by his more famous nickname, the “Sign Man”. He had become famous for holding up the most perfect signs throughout key moments of each game. Sometimes the signs displayed his frustration, but mostly they shared our exuberance and excitement. Whatever the situation [...]
You’re probably wondering if Johan is finally a Met. Well, he’s not a Met, not yet anyways. With the deadline passed, the Major League Baseball have granted the Mets 2-hours to finalize the contract extension with Johan Santana. Jon Heyman from SI.com reports that the Mets and Santana are close to the deal, but not close enough. ..don’t worry Mets fans. We have until 7PM to check on this. Keep it here for any breaking [...]
After thousands of rumors, posts, blogs and articles, the Mets have trumped the Yankees and Red Sox won the Johan Santana sweepstakes! Baseball’s best pitcher is now a New York Met… It was long time in developing, with most analysts and sportscasters giving the Mets little chance of getting Santana from the Twins. We have had to endure countless articles that said the Mets farm system was inadequate and their prospects were sub par. However, [...]
Bob Nightengale, of USA Today, reports the Minnesota Twins have agreed to send two-time Cy Young winner Johan Santana to the Mets for four prospects. The prospects include Carlos Gomez, Phil Humber, Deolis Guerra, and Kevin Mulvey. The biggest part of this deal has to be Fernando Martinez. Not only do we get Santana, we keep Martinez. ..it’s over! and we prevail! Fernando Martinez was a big chip if we added him in the deal. [...]
Billy Wagner continues to make light of the Mets lackluster off season with some strongly worded comments about where the mets rank in the their division. In his opinion not only do the the Phillies rank ahead of the Mets, but the Atlanta Braves as well. The comments were made during SNY’s broadcast of Mets Hot Stove with Kevin Burkhardt, and was first reported by Matt Cerrone at MetsBlog. Billy Wagner got himself into same hot [...]
It looks like the Baltimore Orioles have traded right handed, starting pitcher Erik Bedard to the Seattle Mariners according to several sources including the Seattle Times and the Baltimore Sun. Apparently the Orioles will get back super-prospect Adam Jones who has been called back from Venezuela to undergo a physical. When reached for comment today, Adam Jones said… "I received a call from Seattle saying that there is no more playing for me and I can’t do [...]
We are not alone Mets fans… I think the Mets’ beat writers are getting as anxious about a Johan Santana trade then we are. Some of them have even changed their positions on the matter. A couple have gone from reporting any rumors on the matter, to actually urging Omar Minaya to pull the trigger already. Yikes! Bob Klapisch – There are many fine individual components here – Beltran, David Wright, Jose Reyes, Billy Wagner [...]
The Mets are now looked at as the clear favorites in the Johan Santana sweepstakes by more than just a few credible sources. Yesterday alone Jon Heyman of SI.com and the Boston Globe hinted as much. There is absolutely no escaping these rumors. Every morning I make my usual treks to my favorite Mets sites, starting with Matt’s MetsBlog and then I move onto ESPN Insider, AOL Fanhouse, and finally Fox Sports. Lately it’s always Santana, Santana, [...]
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