With Carlos Beltran leaving the Mets via trade and then signing with the Cardinals, there appears to be a lot of nostalgia going around about his career. In fact, it seems lately that Carlos Beltran and “Hall of Fame,” have been seen together in several discussions with Mets fans. Personally, I think the Hall of Fame is getting a bit too watered down. I love that a guy like Ron Santo got elected (though I [...]
When things are going bad with a franchise, there are times when fans will look at every decision made and search for the negatives. Recently, it seemed as though some hysteria erupted at the fact that Mike Pelfrey signed a 1 year deal worth $5.7 million to avoid arbitration. Sometimes I find that people comment on things they either do not understand or refuse to understand. For me, if I don’t understand a process, I [...]
With the current direction of the NY Mets, it seems there has been a lot of talk here about how much weight to put into Baseball America’s Prospect Rankings. First, let me explain what BA actually does with regards to these rankings to avoid any assumptions. From their own website, “Our prospect ratings are based on our own research and conversations with scouts, managers, instructors, front-office personnel and others in the game. Obviously all of [...]
There are times when you see a very distinct line drawn in the sand between Mets fans. Often times, both sides misunderstand something about the other side, and things get out of control. People who agree with things Alderson are doing are not tired of the same old tricks that never seem to work in NY, and are not tired of bad contracts and overpaid players underperforming. They are Sandy apologists. People who are not [...]
Last night I couldn’t go to bed after a long day because for the first time since Alderson became GM it seemed as though a plan of sorts was being unveiled. Before anybody assumes anything, I don’t think anything that happened last night was phenomenal, I just think it was a sign of moving on, and an actual plan for 2012. The biggest move was the trade of Angel Pagan for Andres Torres and Ramon [...]
I recognize that when things like Jose Reyes signing a contract with the Miami Marlins occur, there will always be an outcry. I guess what I am most confused about is why people are acting as though they didn’t see this coming? I recognize that I am in a minority of Mets fans that is glad the Mets didn’t go 6years/100+ million. I can live with that, because I told myself and several times on [...]
There are a lot of people throwing their “plans” for the Mets out there, so I figure why can’t I? I think most if not all of us have come to the realization that the Mets are not printing money at Citi Field. Their biggest offseason move may be bringing the fences in. However, we start at Catcher: I think Paulino’s biggest crime as a platoon catcher was that he was acquired by Sandy Alderson. It [...]
There are two aspects to the Miami Marlins & Jose Reyes saga that I haven’t really heard mentioned yet. The first is that the Marlins had to put up $155 million for the stadium, plus purchase an additional $100 million in parking from the city. These funds do not include any additional stadium cost. Frankly, I’m not sure who paid the staff when they were at the old stadium, but if they were just renters, [...]
Last week it was “Dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!” as Dr. Peter Venkman would say. Now it’s “well well Sandy still hasn’t made his offer” Yeah and neither have the other teams who are interested. The biggest reason I’m not all over Alderson for not “making an offer,” is because I feel he’s testing the market. Just like the Cardinals are testing the Pujols market by not up’ing their offer. Right now, as [...]
Update by Joe D. Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo released a statement this morning after speaking with catcher Wilson Ramos, who was rescued from abductors last night in Venezuela: “I am happy to announce that I have spoken directly with Wilson and he assures me he is unharmed but eager to be reunited with his family,” Rizzo said. “He asked me to thank all who played a role in his rescue, and all those who kept [...]
What if there is more to the Jose Reyes and NY Mets negotiations than we all are assuming? I’m guilty of one thing, I like to think outside the box and sure I may be totally wrong here but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. To set up my point, I think back to July 30, 2004. A day most Mets fans remember as the day they gave away Scott Kazmir. The Kazmir deal is pretty [...]
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