Mets Thoughts

Will Terry Collins Bring Much Needed Discipline To Mets?

An article by posted on November 24, 2010 0 Comments
Will Terry Collins Bring Much Needed Discipline To Mets?

One of my biggest complaints with the Mets in the last few years has been the frequent disregard of fundamental baseball exhibited by our veterans. I can forgive a rookie for the occasional “rookie mistake”, but when I see Angel Pagan throwing to the wrong base, or Jose Reyes taking off for third base with David […]

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The Mets Dilemma: No Pitching, No Hitting, No Money

An article by posted on November 24, 2010 0 Comments

My mindset has always been one of exhibiting patience, favoring the building of a perennial playoff contender through a strong farm system, savvy trades and a few well placed free agents.  With the hiring of Sandy Alderson and the others of his new regime, such a mentality is going to be put into action.  There […]

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From Left Field: Dissecting The Hiring of Terry Collins

An article by posted on November 23, 2010 0 Comments

Though the “decision” did not have as much hype as that of LeBron James’ over the summer, it’s official: Terry Collins is the 20th manager in New York Mets team history. As a fan, I find myself as cautiously optimistic about this hiring. To be honest, I had no true preference among the four candidates […]

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First Impressions Of Terry Collins

An article by posted on November 23, 2010 0 Comments

The thing that stood out most in listening to Terry Collins this morning is his emphasis in “playing the game correctly.’’ Collins promised an accent on fundamentals with a team that too often disregarded them in the past. This is a team that gives away too many at-bats, both at the plate and on the mound, […]

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Something To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving Day

An article by posted on November 23, 2010 0 Comments

I couldn’t help sharing the following news item with you after reading about it on MLBTR. Obviously, most baseball fans, even Mets fans, have heard about the ongoing negotiations between Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees. You would never think the Yankees would be playing hardball with the one player that has defined their brand and […]

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Alderson On Why No Wally Backman

An article by posted on November 23, 2010 0 Comments
Alderson On Why No Wally Backman

For those of you who were curious as to why Sandy Alderson decided against Wally Backman as a manager, he spoke to Kevin Burkhardt and shed some light on why he decided to go in another direction. “I enjoyed meeting Wally,” Alderson said. “We had, of course, long discussions with him over two occasions. One […]

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Mets Need Pitching, Not Javier Vazquez

An article by posted on November 23, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Need Pitching, Not Javier Vazquez

We now know that the Mets need a starting pitcher.  Last week Sandy Alderson made it known that Johan Santana would not be ready for opening day.  While this didn’t come as a shock to me it does mean that the Mets need another starter as it’s not known if and when Santana will be […]

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Now You Know – Ike Davis

An article by posted on November 22, 2010 0 Comments

Check out this pretty cool video produced by MLB.com from their new series entitled “Now You Know”. Ike Davis talks about what he would have been if not a baseball player, what his first job was, his biggest fear, and a bunch of other cool and interesting stuff. Just click on the the image and enjoy […]

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Thoughts On Collins And Why It Made Sense

An article by posted on November 22, 2010 0 Comments

Before the weekend, when rumors abounded that Bob Melvin and Wally Backman had pulled in front and that Terry Collins was backsliding, I wrote in this post: I still believe Collins is the front-runner, with Bob Melvin slotting in as the bench coach, Chip Hale remaining in the coaching staff and Backman staying in the […]

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Deadline to Offer Feliciano Arbitration Is Tomorrow

An article by posted on November 22, 2010 0 Comments

Tomorrow is the deadline for teams to offer salary arbitration to free agents in order to preserve their right to draft-pick compensation. No news yet as to whether the Mets intend do offer arby to Pedro Feliciano, who is a Type B free agent. Ken Davidoff of Newsday, tweeted that the Yankees are very interested in lefty reliever Pedro Feliciano. The […]

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