Mets Thoughts

Look Who’s Number 1

An article by posted on March 19, 2011 0 Comments
Look Who’s Number 1

Mookie Wilson officially has switched his uniform number back to No. 1. The number became available after the Mets released second baseman Luis Castillo. That didn’t take very long at all, did it. Order is finally restored in Metsdom.

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3 Up and 3 Down: The Premier Edition

An article by posted on March 19, 2011 0 Comments

With the start of every new season, I’m always looking for new regular features to add to our site. This is actually a resurrected version of a past feature we called “Hits and Misses”. We just changed the name around and decided to commit to three items on each side for each post. Enjoy our premier […]

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Q&A With Mike Diaz of Mets Minor League Blog

An article by posted on March 19, 2011 0 Comments

Mike Diaz of the excellent Mets Minor League Blog by Toby Hyde, was kind enough to answer some questions for us on some Mets prospects and the state of our minor league system. 1. Where do you rank the Mets Minor League System on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) in the following areas: […]

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Morning Grind: Scott Hairston Should Be In On The Second Base Sweepstakes

An article by posted on March 19, 2011 0 Comments

As everyone knows, the second base job is wide open for the Mets in 2011, especially now that Luis Castillo has been released. The competition has seemingly been narrowed down to Daniel Murphy, Brad Emaus and Luis Hernandez. But arguably the hottest hitter on the Mets this spring has been left out of the discussion. […]

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25 Million Later…Luis Castillo In Retrospect.

An article by posted on March 18, 2011 0 Comments

Luis Castillo was officially released today and is no longer on the active roster of the New York Mets. I wish I could’ve heard these words a few years ago, but after reading numerous posts and insights into the situation varying from “good riddance” to “why?” I decided to give a full scope look into […]

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Thoughts On Luis Castillo’s Release And Reactions

An article by posted on March 18, 2011 0 Comments

The New York Mets made it official and announced that they have released 35-year-old second baseman Luis Castillo this morning. Castillo had one year left on his contract that will pay him $6 million dollars, but that doesn’t seem to matter considering all things. Here are some comments made by Sandy Alderson while speaking to reporters: “After […]

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Ram’s Rambles: Heartwarming Stories – Beltran Edition

An article by posted on March 18, 2011 0 Comments

It’s important now and then to step back from the criticism, the anger, the yelling, the name calling…and remember something that is completely forgotten among all the opinions in the sports world. Baseball players are human – no more and no less than you and me. Carlos Beltran is a player who gets a lot […]

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Mets Cut 8 Players Including Dillon Gee and Boof Bonser

An article by posted on March 18, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets just announced that they optioned Dillon Gee to minor league camp. They also reassigned righties Boof Bonser and Ryota Igarashi, lefthanded pitcher Taylor Tankersley, catchers Dusty Ryan and Raul Chavez, infielder Russ Adams and outfielder Jason Pridie. I guessed them all except for Dusty Ryan. I guess they have no more split squad […]

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Do Mets Have A Better Option Than Luis Hernandez

An article by posted on March 17, 2011 0 Comments

Mets manager Terry Collins has said that he would like to get each of his potential second base candidates some more at-bats over the next few days as he starts to whittle down the playing field. Reports surfaced earlier this week that Collins wanted Luis Hernandez to be the Mets starter at second base. However, […]

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Mets Not Interested In Eckstein

An article by posted on March 17, 2011 0 Comments

According to Jon Heyman, the Mets have made it clear to second baseman David Eckstein that they are not interested in his services. This is not surprising given the fact that the Mets are itching to dump Castillo, one of the few players with almost the exact same type of play as Eckstein. Both of […]

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