Mets Thoughts

Oliver Perez Era Is Winding Down

An article by posted on March 9, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets are playing the Oliver Perez saga down to the very end. In holding to their word they’d give Perez a chance to make it as a starter, GM Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins made the trip Tuesday to watch Perez get whipped by Houston, giving up three runs in three innings in […]

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Rick Peterson: We Had No Depth, What Did You Expect?

An article by posted on March 8, 2011 0 Comments

With deference to our own Mr. North Jersey, who beat me to the punch, former Mets pitching coach Rick Peterson talked to Ed Randall this past weekend on Randall’s WFAN program. Amongst other topics, Peterson addressed September of 2007 specifically and had this to say: “I really have a strong passion for New York, for the New […]

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Mets Release A Statement From Beltran

An article by posted on March 8, 2011 0 Comments

“I felt a little discomfort in my left knee last week. I spoke to the doctors today. They advised me to just give it a rest for a couple of days. I can hit and do everything, but back off the running part of it. I feel fine. I think I just overcompensated from all […]

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Beltran Scratched, Is He Worse Than The Mets Are Letting On?

An article by posted on March 8, 2011 0 Comments

UPDATE: Carlos Beltran was scratched from simulated game according to Adam Rubin. Original Post: I’m a little worried to say the least about what the facts are regarding the health of Carlos Beltran’s knee. I’m starting to wonder if we are being told the whole story or only parts of it, the “good soreness” parts. […]

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Keeping K-Rod’s Option From Vesting

An article by posted on March 7, 2011 0 Comments
Keeping K-Rod’s Option From Vesting

Brian Costa, who now writes for the Wall Street Journal, posted an outstanding article in which he suggests a creative solution to preventing Francisco Rodriguez’s 2012 vesting option worth $17.5 million dollars from being triggered. As it stands now, the option is triggered if K-Rod “finishes” 55 games this season. Actually, the solution came in […]

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My Obligatory Opening Day Roster Projection

An article by posted on March 7, 2011 0 Comments
My Obligatory Opening Day Roster Projection

Seems like everyone from beat writers to bloggers are taking a stab at projecting the 2011 Opening Day roster, so here is my obligatory post. Only 24 days from Opening Day, but things are starting too look less murkier and some players are beginning to solidify their chances of sticking. The Starting Lineup 1B Ike […]

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Daniel Murphy – The Functional Second Baseman

An article by posted on March 7, 2011 0 Comments

The battle for second base rages on, but the real battle for the second base competition has been based in assumptions with unproven characters (Turner, Murphy, Emaus) and a character that every Mets fan wishes won’t prove himself (Luis Castillo). Though its only spring training, I am putting my backing into camp Murphy. Here are […]

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Time to Petition the Wilpons to Sell

An article by posted on March 6, 2011 0 Comments

This is going to be a very simple post. A link to an online petition, which makes a very good case as to why all fans–and tax payers–should demand that the Wilpons sell ALL their ownership of the team immediately. Enough is enough! http://www.gopetition.com/petition/43119.html

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Ram’s Rambles: Jose Reyes And OBP

An article by posted on March 6, 2011 0 Comments

See those men pictured above? Jose Reyes and David Wright. Not too far back in the past, Reyes was “The most exciting player in baseball” and Wright was “The Prince of NY.” They are cornerstones of this organization and I hope  I still respect them both as much as I did two or three years […]

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Culture Change At Citi Field

An article by posted on March 6, 2011 0 Comments

I know what you’re going to say, “you’re alive!” It’s been quite a while since my last post here. As some may or may not know, my life changed dramatically right before the New Year with the birth of our daughter. So pair that with the fact this is the busiest time of year for […]

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