Mets Thoughts

Some Second Half Thoughts: Kicking Tires On Rasmus

An article by posted on July 18, 2014 0 Comments
Some Second Half Thoughts: Kicking Tires On Rasmus

A couple of things have been on my mind recently as we get set to open the second half of the season. No preamble. Here they are: Free Agent Target? As expected, the crop of free agents after the 2014 season is miserable, but there is one guy who intrigues me. Should platoon options over […]

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My “Piazza” Like Proposal

An article by posted on July 18, 2014 0 Comments
My “Piazza” Like Proposal

The All-Star break tends to bring about random optimistic thoughts as well as trade discussions that most likely can’t or won’t happen. So before any baseball gets started today, let me jump on the “why can’t we do this” train and propose a thought to everybody. I mean, heck, Ron Darling is even thinking we […]

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Meet The Mets…. In A Couple Of Years

An article by posted on July 18, 2014 0 Comments
Meet The Mets…. In A Couple Of Years

I’m sure you have heard the old baseball adage “Let the game come to you.” These pearls of wisdom have often been uttered by the wise old baseball sage to the young up-and-coming player. Uttered so often in fact that it has become a cliche’. It was meant to convey the application of self discipline. […]

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Which Pitching Prospects Go First In A Blockbuster Trade?

An article by posted on July 17, 2014 0 Comments
Which Pitching Prospects Go First In A Blockbuster Trade?

So we all know by now that the Mets have a stacked farm system when it comes to pitching. Sure, the big club has been clicking on all cylinders recently, but in order to ensure sustained success, all the talk has been leading to the team needing one more big bat in the middle of […]

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How Should Mets Navigate the Trade Deadline?

An article by posted on July 17, 2014 0 Comments
How Should Mets Navigate the Trade Deadline?

The Mets are in the middle of the pack in the division and the wild card race, and fans are taking sides on whether their Amazins should be buyers or sellers.  Let’s look at both sides and afterwards I will tell you why the Mets should hold on tight and not make any rash deals. […]

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Would Alex Rios Make Sense For The Mets?

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
Would Alex Rios Make Sense For The Mets?

The Kansas City Royals have acquired reliever Jason Frasor from the Texas Rangers in exchange for minor league righthander Spencer Patton. Frasor, 36, is in the midst of another strong season, posting a 3.34 ERA with a 9.1 K/9 in 32 relief appearances spanning 29.2 innings pitched. Last season, he had a 2.57 ERA in 61 appearances for […]

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The Braves Retool Blueprint

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
The Braves Retool Blueprint

Of Mikes and Men, the autobiography of Atlanta Braves long time and beloved broadcaster Pete Van Wieren is a fascinating read. Van Wieren grew up in upstate New York and cut his teeth as a baseball broadcaster in Binghamton covering the play-by-play for the Triplets. In fact, a few summers back I sat in the […]

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Can Mets Own This City As Long As Wilpons Own This Team?

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
Can Mets Own This City As Long As Wilpons Own This Team?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the Mets are in the perfect position to take back control of New York from the Yankees. “You may remember how they were going to be carried back into the warm embrace of this city by Generation K. It was an idea that so frightened George Steinbrenner […]

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Lil’ Murph’s Diary: My Time As An All Star

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
Lil’ Murph’s Diary: My Time As An All Star

Dear Diary, Here I am in flight on my way back from Minnesota where I was a National League All-Star.  I thought I would tell you about the experience while it was all still fresh in my memory. I’d love to say that it was totally magical and unforgettable and stuff like that.  I don’t […]

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Featured Post: The Case for Shortstop Javier Baez

An article by posted on July 14, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Case for Shortstop Javier Baez

On Sunday, highly-touted Cubs prospect Javier Baez drove a Lucas Giolito curveball over the right-field fence for an opposite-field, two-run homer in the All-Star Futures Game at Target Field. The homer gave the World Team a 2-1 lead at the time, but the U.S. Team prevailed and won the contest 3-2. “It was great,” Baez said […]

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