Mets Thoughts

R.A. Dickey’s Got a New Knuckleball

An article by posted on February 25, 2011 0 Comments

MetsBlog.com’s Matthew Cerrone posted pictures of R.A. Dickey’s throwing session.   According to Cerrone, R.A. Dickey now has a new and improved knuckleball. We all seen last season that R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball was really nasty. Now, it looks like its only going to get even more nasty as it takes on the movement of a circle change which just […]

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Castillo Fading Out Of Picture

An article by posted on February 25, 2011 0 Comments

Just because he hustles doesn’t mean Daniel Murphy will win the second base job. There are concerns about his defensive abilities, and while he has shown glimpses of offensive production, it is still a small window. The Mets like Rule 5 selection Brad Emaus’ potential, and he’ll get a nod over Justin Turner because the […]

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Are Mets Prospects Being Rushed To The Majors?

An article by posted on February 24, 2011 0 Comments

On Tuesday, our own Ed Leyro posted a great piece which illustrated quite clearly how woefully deficient the Mets have been in producing an 18 game winner. In fact, they are on the verge attaining yet another dubious record; the longest drought in MLB history. Since 1990, no Met pitcher has reached the 18-win mark in a single […]

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Spring Update: Say Cheese, Murph Vs Emaus, Wrappers, Beltran Running

An article by posted on February 24, 2011 0 Comments

  It’s Photo Day at Mets camp and you can check most of them out on the New York Mets Twitter.   Meanwhile, here’s the latest from Camp Collins… Dedicated readers of this site were among the first to learn that Francisco Rodriguez is technically not on the 40-man roster because he ended last season on […]

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The Battle For the Back End of the Rotation

An article by posted on February 24, 2011 0 Comments

Last week I wrote a piece on the position battle currently going on at second base. This week I will take a look at the back end of the Mets rotation. The Mets have four players who will be in the running for two spots. The Contenders: Chris Capuano- 4-4, 3.95 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 2.57 […]

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Will Emaus and Beato Snap Mets Rule 5 Dry Spell?

An article by posted on February 23, 2011 0 Comments

That’s Kelly Stinnett – the last Mets Rule 5 selection to stick with the Mets for an entire season. With all the positive news coming out of camp about Mets Rule 5 selections 2B Brad Emaus and RHP Pedro Beato, I thought I would resurrect this post I wrote six weeks ago. Initially, I thought […]

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A Dubious Mets Pitching Feat, 20 Years In The Making

An article by posted on February 23, 2011 0 Comments

Throughout their nearly half-century of existence, the Mets have always prided themselves on their pitching. From stalwarts like Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman to ’80s greats Dwight Gooden and David Cone, the Mets have always had a quality starter or two in their rotation. Even the current Mets have an ace up their sleeve every […]

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From Left Field: Terry Collins And The Moneyball Theory

An article by posted on February 23, 2011 0 Comments

On this date in 1934, the Brooklyn Dodgers signed Casey Stengel to a two-year deal to be their manager. Today, 77 years later, Terry Collins will look to the example set by Stengel in running a baseball team. Though they Mets were downright terrible during Stengel’s tenure, the fire and energy he brought as the […]

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Alderson Can Put His Stamp On The Mets By Trading For Francisco Liriano

An article by posted on February 23, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson Can Put His Stamp On The Mets By Trading For Francisco Liriano

In an article entitled “Is Liriano fit for the Big Apple?”, Michael Rand of the Star-Tribune writes, If you’ve been fascinated — either in an intrigued way or a disgusted way — by the Twins’ willingness to entertain offers for pitcher Francisco Liriano ever since it became part of the landscape a couple of weeks […]

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Beltran Talks About Position Change

An article by posted on February 23, 2011 0 Comments

In the following video, which comes courtesy of Newsday, Carlos Beltran discusses his thoughts on changing his position from center field to right field. Beltran says that before he makes a decision either way, he would like to complete his running program after which he will give the Mets and honest answer on whether or not […]

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