Mets Thoughts

Featured Post: Is Alderson On His Way Out?

An article by posted on June 2, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Is Alderson On His Way Out?

In an exclusive interview with Barry Bloom of Mets.com, Sandy Alderson acknowledged that it was time for the team to turn a corner after five consecutive losing seasons. “My goal was not to win 74 games as we did last year. I don’t recall specifically what I wrote down or had in mind. But we’re […]

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This Day In Mets History: Johan Tosses First Mets No-Hitter

An article by posted on June 1, 2014 0 Comments
This Day In Mets History: Johan Tosses First Mets No-Hitter

After 8,019 regular season games spanning over 50 years, Johan Santana tossed the Mets’ first no-hitter. An 8-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on this date in 2012 in front of a scant crowd of 27,069 in Flushing. World Series MVP David Freese came to the plate with two outs and the count ran to 3-2 before Santana […]

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Why Mets Fans Boo!

An article by posted on May 30, 2014 0 Comments
Why Mets Fans Boo!

Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson asked a question last week that resulted in quite the tweet-storm: “I’ve always wanted to know why someone would boo, because in the next second they’ll cheer…So which one is it? You like your team or dislike your team? You call yourself a fan and then you’ll boo?” “I understand you’re […]

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Mets Need More Left-Handed Pitching In The Pipeline

An article by posted on May 30, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Need More Left-Handed Pitching In The Pipeline

The Mets farm system is looking a little better these days. Where as a few years ago there were hardly any, the system now boasts a number of real prospects. Although he continues to come under intense fire for the present state of the major league roster, GM Sandy Alderson has managed to improve the […]

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Is Bartolo Colon Finding His Groove?

An article by posted on May 29, 2014 0 Comments
Is Bartolo Colon Finding His Groove?

Bartolo Colon took the mound yesterday afternoon at Citi Field to face the Pittsburgh Pirates, and struck out nine (including the 2,000th of his career), while scattering five hits and only allowing one walk over 7 and 1/3rd’s innings, earning the win. Colon’s season thus far has been a mixed bag. There have been some […]

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Are 90 Wins Even Needed To Earn A Wild Card This Season?

An article by posted on May 29, 2014 0 Comments
Are 90 Wins Even Needed To Earn A Wild Card This Season?

When Sandy Alderson made his 90 win challenge earlier this year, the inference was to make the playoffs. Getting 90 wins almost assuredly gets you into the playoffs. Over the past 10 seasons, there have been 80 teams that have reached that 90 win mark. Under the current playoff format with two wildcard teams, 78 […]

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The Cold Hard Truth About What Sandy Says On Payroll, Spending, Winning

An article by posted on May 28, 2014 0 Comments
The Cold Hard Truth About What Sandy Says On Payroll, Spending, Winning

Thoughts from Joe D. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to listen to Sandy Alderson’s interview until late last night and now that I have, I just wanted to weigh in after hearing and reading everyone else’s point of view. I get the sense that many fans are still in denial and believe that everything is hunky-dory […]

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Who’s To Blame For The Mets, Who Do Ya Think?

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
Who’s To Blame For The Mets, Who Do Ya Think?

A recent MMO post by Mike Simon got me to thinking. It was an excellent piece from Sunday that broke down the failures of the organization on the big league level this season. It detailed the contributions by Mets front office personnel to the Mets becoming what I feel is one of the worst-run organizations […]

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Featured Post: Walks Are Boring, Boring Is Bad

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Walks Are Boring, Boring Is Bad

I remember a few years back when I was helping coach my kid’s little league team, every now and then we’d run into an opposing pitcher who couldn’t find the strike zone. After he’d walk a couple of runs in the kids would start taking hacks at anything because they grew tired of just walking, […]

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Featured Post: It’s Time For A Change… #FreeWally

An article by posted on May 26, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: It’s Time For A Change… #FreeWally

Sometimes, a fresh start is needed. And it´s about time this happens for the Mets in terms of managing the players on the active roster. Zack Wheeler, Rafael Montero, Jacob deGrom, Jeurys Familia, Jenrry Mejia, Travis d’Arnaud, Juan Lagares and Wilmer Flores make up almost one third of the Mets roster by now and are […]

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