Jon Heyman of SI.com has a new post up in which he ranks eight teams that he believes struck out this offseason by not spending enough. Topping his list is the New York Mets. Even Mets great Darryl Strawberry chimed in with an assessment of the Mets’ offseason Tuesday night, diplomatically summing it up by saying it “could have been better.” No kidding. While the Mets signed the big hitter they sought in Jason Bay […]
Updated: 2/2 9:00 AM Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, adds some perspective to the Jose Reyes workout which he personally observed. “For two hours yesterday, I watched Jose Reyes, testing his surgically repaired right leg time and again during the strenuous workout. There were 90-foot dashes; explosive 10-yard sprints, on which Reyes would grab a tennis ball on one bounce; ground balls hit to his left and right; high choppers where he had […]
We are pleased to announce that we have some brand new additions to our MMO T-Shirt Shop line-up, and I’m certain that you’re going to love them. They are part of our new “Retire” series and they were suggested to us by one of our readers Brian L. who asked if we could design something to honor Mike Piazza. Hopefully, these new t-shirts will help send the Mets a message, and that one day soon we’ll […]
Keith Law, of ESPN.com, has released his annual Top 100 Prospects. The following are his scouting reports for the four Mets prospects who cracked his list. Jenrry Mejia #23 – Mejia entered 2009 with no experience above short-season leagues, but finished it in Double-A despite missing time in the middle of the year with a strained finger on his pitching hand. He has top-of-the-rotation stuff, but is just 20 with the command you’d expect to see […]
It’s no secret that the Mets are currently suffering from a severe image crisis. While some may think that crisis began during the Tony Bernazard/Adam Rubin fracas, it really goes back to the mid nineties and is now so deeply rooted that it will take more than just shifting bodies and roles to change it. This morning, Joel Sherman of the NY Post elaborates a little bit about one who he thinks “the Mets had […]
Adam Rubin of the Daily News, recently reported that the Mets will not have Bobby Parnell audition for a spot in the starting rotation, but that Fernando Nieve will figure into the battle for the fifth spot in the rotation behind Santana, Maine, Perez and Pelfrey. Jerry Manuel is very high on Nieve as is GM Omar Minaya, both of them have mentioned him as a pitcher we shouldn’t count out this season. We have profiled Fernando Nieve […]
Murph Rules! Right after the Kevin Burkhardt/Omar Minaya interview on SNY, I caught 1984 edition of Mets Yearbook. If you haven’t checked out these fantastic documentary style treats yet, you don’t know what you’re missing. I strongly urge you to try and catch them whenever they’re on. In this particular edition, longtime Mets broadcaster Bob Murphy was doing an interesting profile on Keith Hernandez, when all of a sudden he said something that completely surprised me, “Not only does […]
The folks over at Baseball Prospectus just published their 2010 projected standings. For the life of me, I’ll never understand this whole scientific approach to these things. Last season, as I do every season, I posted my own projections and got 4 out of 6 first place teams right, and my system is no better than throwing darts! Anyhow, here’s their take on the NL East… 1. Philadelphia Phillies 88-74 2. Atlanta Braves 85-77 3. […]
I started writing this post about a week after the start of free agency. It ended up on the back burner as the Mets off season took on a life and a news cycle of its own. This morning, I came across an excellent blog post by Mike Silva of NYBD on this very subject which inspired me to go through all of my unfinished drafts. What originally motivated me to research and write a piece like this […]
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