Mets Thoughts

Mets Had Plenty Of Missed Opportunities In Last Quarter Century

An article by posted on 05/02/2012 0 Comments

Here’s an interesting quote from Rich Couthino via Twitter: For Met Fans who consider themselves "long suffering" consider since 1986 only Braves and Cards have been in more NLCS's than Mets — Rich Coutinho (@coutinho9) February 5, 2012 Honestly, I never looked at it this way, but it still doesn’t make me feel any better […]

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Mets Eye Candy: The 1962 Edition

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Mets Eye Candy: The 1962 Edition

With the New York Mets celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2012, I’ll probably end up doing 4-5 1962 Editions of my “Mets Eye Candy” feature. Do you know the story about Hall of Fame writer Leonard Koppett during that 1962 season? While burning the midnight oil at his desk in the newsroom of the NY Post, […]

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Mets Did NOT Win Santana Trade

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Mets Did NOT Win Santana Trade

I read a blog post yesterday, that claimed the Mets won the Johan Santana trade, based on the talent given up, but lost on the contract extension. This couldn’t be any less accurate or more naive. While it is true the players surrendered didn’t amount to much on the major league level and Santana did […]

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The Often Overlooked Front Office Position

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Whenever there is a discussion about General Manager’s talents with regards to a rebuilding team, it often seems like the amateur draft is a measuring stick used, and it’s used improperly. Perhaps it is because the General Manager is seen as the face of the franchise in terms of decisions to be made, but in […]

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What Are You Watching For The Most During Spring Training?

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What Are You Watching For The Most During Spring Training?

With Spring Training right around the corner it’s time to start to get into the baseball spirit. Even though it appears we are not going to be contending for a title this season, there is still plenty to be excited about.  There is always the outside chance that we make it interesting and contend for the second […]

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Grading the Omar Regime: The 2005 Draft

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Grading the Omar Regime: The 2005 Draft

The majority of my memories of the Mets time under Omar Minaya are positive ones. It was the first time since I began to follow baseball with a burning passion that the Mets were a truly competitive team and it was a time that saw my favorite player of all-time, Pedro Martinez, don my  favorite […]

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Do We Need To Start Fearing The Nationals, Could They Win The NL East?

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Do We Need To Start Fearing The Nationals, Could They Win The NL East?

With the Nationals acquisition of Edwin Jackson yesterday, we need to start seriously considering them as legitimate contenders to not only have a good season, but to potentially win the NL East or at minimum steal a wild card berth. With their off season additions the Nationals will have a very well rounded and talented starting rotation.  A rotation of Strasburg, […]

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Gary Carter Attends His Baseball Team’s Opening Night

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Gary Carter Attends His Baseball Team’s Opening Night

Gary Carter, who is waging a courageous battle against brain cancer, found the strength to be with his team for their season opener. The Palm Beach Post writes: Around the edge of the warning track and back into the familiar buzz of the ballpark came Gary Carter on Thursday night, riding in the back of a golf cart […]

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NL East Arms Race

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NL East Arms Race

Atlanta Braves Tim Hudson Jair Jurrjens Tommy Hanson Brandon Beachy Mike Minor/Julio Teheran Miami Marlins Josh Johnson Mark Buehrle Ricky Nolasco Carlos Zambrano Anibal Sanchez New York Mets Johan Santana R.A. Dickey Jon Niese Mike Pelfrey Dillon Gee Philadelphia Phillies Roy Halladay Cliff Lee Cole Hamels Vance Worley Joe Blanton Washington Nationals Stephen Strasburg Gio […]

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Polo Grounds, Bob Mandt, Dick Young, Banner Day Trivia

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Polo Grounds, Bob Mandt, Dick Young, Banner Day Trivia

As you all know by now, the New York Mets announced that Banner Day will return Sunday, May 27 prior to the Mets playing the San Diego Padres at 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field. Banner Day was a Mets tradition from 1963 to 1996 with fans of all ages parading on the field showing their […]

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