Mets News & Notes

We Coulda Been A Contender…

An article by posted on December 23, 2010 0 Comments
We Coulda Been A Contender…

Stephen J. Dubner of the NY Times interviewed J.C. Bradbury of Sabernomics.com about his new book Hot Stove Economics. Among a variety of interesting questions this one came up about the Mets:  The Mets’ poor performance each of the past few years can’t be blamed on a low payroll, as they are almost always at the top of […]

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Will Duda Be On Mets Bench? Will Alderson Stick To His Guns On Reyes?

An article by posted on December 22, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York held a Mets chat yesterday afternoon, and he tackled some good questions from those who participated. I found these two to be of interest. MetsFan73 – Hi Adam, thanks for taking our questions. My biggest concern that this will be Jose Reyes’ last season in a Mets uniform. From your dealings […]

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Here Comes The New York Media Lovefest

An article by posted on December 21, 2010 0 Comments

I’m sure Sandy Alderson and his revamped front office understand the reception they might be in store for by their patient approach to restoring the Mets to a team that can have some sustained success. David Letterman may have fired the first volley in what is sure to be an interesting media overreaction to the Mets […]

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Mets Should Hang On To Flores Until Reyes Situation Becomes Clearer

An article by posted on December 21, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Should Hang On To Flores Until Reyes Situation Becomes Clearer

Sorry for the absence. I’ve been ill lately and had to shut it down for a few days. This is the longest I’ve gone without a post since I started doing this and I apologize. But, we haven’t missed much as the Mets continue to hope the prices will drop on whatever pitching talent is […]

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Mets Interested in Freddy Garcia; Ask for Medical Records

An article by posted on December 20, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Interested in Freddy Garcia; Ask for Medical Records

According to SI.com’s Jon Heyman, the Mets are interested in Freddy Garcia, and have asked for his medical records.  The Mets signed Garcia in 2009 on a minor league deal, but was not selected to the opening day roster and was released.  I managed to take a look at Freddy Garcia’s stats, which actually were a surprise to me.  […]

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NL East – Armed And Dangerous?

An article by posted on December 20, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, gives us a preview of what the current NL East rotations look like while warning that some things could still change between now and the end of the offseason. I went an extra step and decided to place last season’s ERA and WHIP next to each pitcher. If a […]

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Keith Law On Concerns About Zach Greinke’s Makeup

An article by posted on December 19, 2010 0 Comments

Update 6:00 PM I came across an interesting quote from Keith Law on ESPN Insider via Eric Simon of Amazin Avenue. As for Greinke’s ability to handle a large market, if teams are using his mental illness as a way to gauge his “toughness” or makeup, they should be ashamed. Depression is not about being sad, anxiety […]

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Jeff Francis Closing In On Decision

An article by posted on December 18, 2010 0 Comments
Jeff Francis Closing In On Decision

As the Mets search for starting pitching continues, one pitcher they’ve spoken to has apparently come close to making a decision. According to the Denver Post, former Rockies pitcher Jeff Francis is close to making a decision.  The Mets have been interested in Francis, and are waiting to see if they were the team Francis […]

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Red Sox Keep Piling On And Sign Reliever Dan Wheeler

An article by posted on December 18, 2010 0 Comments

The Red Sox have agreed to terms with former Rays reliever Dan Wheeler, according to Gordon Edes of the Boston Globe. He will receive $3 million from the Red Sox in 2011, but the deal also includes a vesting option for 2012 worth $3 million if he appears in 65 games next season and $3.25 million if he appears in […]

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Minaya Reportedly Talking To Alderson About Role in Organization

An article by posted on December 18, 2010 0 Comments

According to Drew Silva of HardballTalk (NBCSports), Omar Minaya is reportedly going to talk to Sandal Alderson about a role in the organization.  Omar Minaya reportedly has an offer on the table from the Diamondbacks about joining their organization.  Last month, Sandy Alderson told SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt during Terry Collins introductory press conference that he won’t rush Omar Minaya […]

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