With all of the talk about upgrading the catcher this offseason clearly behind us, let focus a bit on the here and now. Much has been said about Brian Schneider starting from the first day he arrived with Ryan Church in exchange for Lastings Milledge. (remember him?) For some, Schneider failed to deliver on his reputation as defensive force behind the plate. While others sneered at the overall offensive production or should I say, lack […]
Aside from Manny Ramirez, there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot left on the free agent market. However, if you’re looking for some good low risk, high reward type players, you have quite a few bargains still out there. CatchersGary Bennett (37)Johnny Estrada (33)Paul Lo Duca (37) – Type B, not offered arbIvan Rodriguez (37) – Type B, not offered arb There’s nothing here that I would consider an upgrade over Schneider or Castro. I’m […]
The Mets signed Freddy Garcia, Livan Hernandez and Tim Redding to compete for the fifth starter’s job in spring training, however only one of them got a major league contract, Tim Redding. Ironically, it’s Redding who has suffered an early setback due to a previously undisclosed injury. Steve Popper of the Record has more, In the race for the fifth spot in the starting rotation, it was disclosed today that Tim Redding’s frontrunner status has taken a hit. […]
Former Mets outfielder Ron Swoboda, who helped the Mets win their first world championship in 1969, leveled some sharp criticism at Alex Rodriguez. Kevin Kernan of the NY Post recently interviewed the beloved Met. Swoboda’s love for baseball remains pure. But the steroid scandal and the escapades of Alex Rodriguez disgust him. “He is a tremendous athlete, but for what he gets paid, his game breaks down in a bunch of different ways too often when it […]
Here are some stunning pictures from CitiField taken this week. You can click on each image to view a larger picture. Thanks to Stadium Page for the new photos, and make sure you visit them to see even more shots of our new park. With Shea Stadium gone, the focus now shifts to our new baseball cathedral. The view from the left field foul pole shows you all the little angles and the unique seating. […]
Ever wanted to figure out what the all time best fantasy team would be comprised solely of New York Mets players based on actual single season stats? The only eligibility to qualify was that the player had to play the position the majority of the time for the Mets in that season. Here are twelve of the best seasons for a Mets first baseman ever. YR PLAYER AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG SB […]
It looks like the Mets are attempting to make some amends regarding the whole drama that surrounded their inaugural patch for this seasons uniforms. At the risk of reigniting the silly “patch” controversy that developed last month, the Mets introduced another patch — not a replacement — Thursday. The new one will adorn the left side of the team’s caps during the regular season. This patch celebrates the first season of Citi Field. The arches of the […]
It may take a few more years before the zen of Rick Peterson wears off on me. There were no simple solutions and no easy answers for the complexities of putting together a starting rotation. New pitching coach Dan Warthen, doesn’t worry about such things anymore. He may not be in touch with his inner self, and may not have an otherworldly connection with any of his pitchers, but I like his style. David Lennon of […]
I think most of us agree that Freddy Garcia has the inside track on the final rotation spot and that it’s his job to lose. However, in a post to his blog, David Lennon of Newsday writes: As of today, with everyone healthy, this is the Mets’ rotation to start the season: 1. Johan Santana2. Mike Pelfrey3. Oliver Perez4. John Maine5. Tim Redding Pitching coach Dan Warthen explained that Pelfrey’s better numbers against the Reds and […]
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