Mets Thoughts

Look Ahead: Spending $ May Not Work

An article by posted on August 3, 2011 0 Comments

As every game still does count, its difficult to not think about the future of the Mets. I’m confident that Alderson is concentrating on the farm system enough, but I am soon looking to see what he can do to make the 2012 Mets a competitive team. Don’t forget there is a CHANCE an extra […]

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After Trimming Some Fat Off The Payroll, What’s Left For Alderson To Play With?

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When the first pitch was thrown on opening day of the 2011 season, the Mets payroll sat at $142 Million.  Due to that number Alderson was not able to do much this past off season.  That is all going to change with all of the contracts expiring at the end of this season. With the […]

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Mets Kidcaster Was A Big Hit

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On Monday, SNY announced that 11-year old Jacob Resnick had won the network’s popular Kidcaster Contest presented by New York’s 529 College Savings Program and that Jacob would appear in the SNY broadcast booth on August 2nd to help call a half-inning in the Mets-Marlins game. Well, the Mets lost the game, but young Jacob was a […]

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Terry Collins On Mets Mental Lapses and Bullpen Woes

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Terry Collins On Mets Mental Lapses and Bullpen Woes

Last night, the Mets lost their third straight game when the winning run was scored in their opponents final at-bat (two losses to the Marlins and one at Washington). The last time the Mets lost three consecutive games in their last at-bat was June 10-12, 2009 (two extra-inning losses vs. Philadelphia and a loss at […]

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Seems Like Mets Management Works In Mysterious Ways

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Seems Like Mets Management Works In Mysterious Ways

You know what’s funny? Bad news. No, I’m not saying that bad news is funny. But the way people react to bad news is…well, kind of funny. You tell someone that a mutual friend has recently passed away. Tell them that a co-worker you both knew has been diagnosed with a disease. Mention that perhaps […]

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Johan Santana Flying To NY To Get Shoulder Examined

An article by posted on August 2, 2011 0 Comments
Johan Santana Flying To NY To Get Shoulder Examined

Updated Post: News on Johan Santana now coming in: Johan Santana‘s comeback from shoulder surgery may have suffered a setback. The Mets ace complained of soreness following his scoreless three-inning rehab start Thursday. Sandy Alderson said he could not comment on the severity of the discomfort. “I think it’s prudent to have it checked out,” he said. Santana’s […]

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From Left Field: Huntington’s Cam Maron Hitting Well In Mets Minors

An article by posted on August 2, 2011 0 Comments

The tradition of Long Island baseball continues to grow as more local young men are making themselves known around the minor leagues. Huntington’s own Cam Maron joins the list. After graduating from Hicksville High School, Maron was drafted by the New York Mets in the 34th round of the 2009 MLB Draft. Ironically, he grew […]

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The Mets New Whipping Boy: Daniel Murphy

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The Mets New Whipping Boy: Daniel Murphy

Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to introduce you to the newest whipping boy of the New York Mets, Daniel Murphy!! (And…the crowd goes wild) The Mets were on a roll, taking a four game sweep in Cincinnati and even starting their road series against the Washington Nationals with a win. Then lose three in a […]

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Hairston Has Pulled His Weight Off The Bench

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Hairston Has Pulled His Weight Off The Bench

Don’t look now, but Scott Hairston leads the Mets with a .561 slugging percentage and a .901 OPS. His seven homeruns are just one behind team leader David Wright who has eight. In a word, Hairston has been sensational off the bench. I thought for sure that Sandy Alderson would move him before the trade deadline, but I must […]

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Maybe Defense IS Important: The Downfall of the Mets

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Maybe Defense IS Important: The Downfall of the Mets

From the beginning of the season, defense had seemed to be a big question, but one the Mets front office seemed to ignore for the sake of offense. While the offense has been good if not great this season, the runs the defense has cost the Mets is definitely showing differential in the pitchers FIP, […]

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Does A Good Bat Make Up For Bad Defense?

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Does A Good Bat Make Up For Bad Defense?

Some would argue that first baseman Daniel Murphy was largely responsible for the last two Mets losses because of his costly mental gaffes in critical moments of each game. Others would argue that it was the “team” that lost. Normally I would agree with the latter, but I’m going to have to admit that I lay […]

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