Mets Thoughts

Trade Deadline Updates

An article by posted on July 31, 2011 0 Comments

With less than 24 hours to go until the non-waiver trade deadline (Sunday, 4PM EST), here is what’s gone down so far tonight. Done Deals The Pirates have announced that they have acquired Derrek Lee from the Baltimore Orioles for minor league first baseman Aaron Baker. Lee gives the Bucs some pop in the lineup […]

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Memo To Sandy Alderson: Ya Gotta Believe!

An article by posted on July 30, 2011 0 Comments
Memo To Sandy Alderson: Ya Gotta Believe!

Willie Harris pulled a Tug McGraw before one of the games in Cincinnati and shouted out “Ya Gotta Believe!” after Terry Collins had addressed the team. Harris told his teammates that this season was far from over and that the odds the Mets could rally to make the playoffs were very good. He even joked […]

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Enjoying the Focus on Today…and Tomorrow

An article by posted on July 30, 2011 0 Comments

At 55-51, the New York Mets are playing their best baseball of the 2011 season. This is without Carlos Beltran or Frankie Rodriguez. Two players that when they were dealt, some claimed this was a white flag from management. There are two sides to Ya Gotta Believe in 2011. To me, I enjoy watching this […]

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Who Is Zack Wheeler: Nolan Ryan Or Oliver Perez?

An article by posted on July 30, 2011 0 Comments
Who Is Zack Wheeler: Nolan Ryan Or Oliver Perez?

The trade of Carlos Beltran to the Giants became official earlier today, as the longtime Mets’ outfielder agreed to join the NL West leaders.  In return, the Mets received top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler, who was the sixth overall pick in the 2009 Amateur Draft. Wheeler was ranked No. 55 among all prospects prior to […]

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Mets Still Exceeding Expectations

An article by posted on July 29, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Still Exceeding Expectations

It appears that the Mets seem to be done wheeling and dealing their major players for the 2011 season. With the trades of Carlos Beltran and Francisco Rodriguez, I think it is safe to say that Jose Reyes will remain a Met for the remainder of the 2011 season. Given the Mets’ financial situation and […]

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The Last Time Ever I Saw His Face: My Tumultuous Relationship With Carlos Beltran

An article by posted on July 29, 2011 0 Comments
The Last Time Ever I Saw His Face: My Tumultuous Relationship With Carlos Beltran

“Not quite as sad as when the Mets traded Seaver.  But sad nonetheless.” ~ Stuff My Dad Texts (No, literally, my dad sent me this text Wednesday night) ********************************************** I was upset last week. The Mets were not in town that much in the month of July, and I couldn’t make any of the games.  […]

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Are Athletes Simply A Product?

An article by posted on July 29, 2011 0 Comments

It seems to me that Major League Baseball is working against itself. All this preparation to ‘get to the majors’ goes into the first few years of a young prospect. The kids who are chosen work their tails off to be a good player and don’t complain about the conditions or the hard work they must […]

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Break Up The Mets! Amazins’ Complete 4-Game Sweep With 9-8 Win Over Reds

An article by posted on July 28, 2011 0 Comments

The monster that wouldn’t die… For the first time in their fifty year history, the Mets completed a four-game sweep of the Reds after winning a 10-9 nail-biter in Cincinnati on Thursday afternoon. Game Highlights Jason Bay went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs today. The doubles were his first in 50 games after a 195 […]

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Fun With Mets Milestones

An article by posted on July 28, 2011 0 Comments

With so many impressive athletes now playing baseball and many other sports, we sometimes forget how important little achievements are… like say, 300 saves or 300 HRs. Those are incredible numbers and very respectable in my opinion, so this is a short bit on some important numbers coming and something for you to take notice […]

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Sandy Alderson Conference Call Recap w/Video

An article by posted on July 28, 2011 0 Comments

Mets GM Sandy Alderson held a conference call today to officially announce the acquisition of RHP Zack Wheeler from the Giants in exchange for Carlos Beltran and cash considerations.  - The Mets are done dealing so don’t expect any last minuted deals at the buzzer before the trade deadline expires on Sunday night at midnight. Alderson is fully […]

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