Mets Thoughts

Does Spending Big Equal Winning Big?

An article by posted on January 28, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday, I came across a post I wrote almost a year ago that struck me as being somewhat foreboding and maybe even a little bit prophetic. It was intended to be some advice and a word of warning to Omar Minaya, and in it I described a type of philosophy that sounds very familiar today. The […]

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Josh Thole Hopes To Give Mets Stability Behind The Plate

An article by posted on January 27, 2011 0 Comments

Josh Thole goes into spring training as the odds-on favorite to get the bulk of the playing time at catcher. Even if manager Terry Collins goes to a lefty-righty platoon with Thole and the newly acquired Ronny Paulino, it would be the left-handed hitting Thole getting the lion’s share of at-bats. If Thole can handle […]

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Omar Minaya Is In A Tough Spot

An article by posted on January 27, 2011 0 Comments
Omar Minaya Is In A Tough Spot

After two different tenures with the Mets, six as GM and six as an assistant GM, Omar Minaya is probably one of the longest tenured employees in the Mets front office after Jay Horwitz. When Minaya was finally relieved of his duties at the end of last season, he was told that he could stay on with the organization […]

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One Way or Another: Part One

An article by posted on January 27, 2011 0 Comments

Blogger’s Note: I have been thinking about writing a piece about this for awhile.  It’s been a tough one to get all out on paper, so I have decided to break this into two parts: one today, one tomorrow.  In the meantime, here is Part One of “One Way or Another.” ~ Coop If you […]

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Morning Grind: Reyes, Francoeur and Citi Field

An article by posted on January 27, 2011 0 Comments

Here’s a few things that really caught me off guard this week: Jeff Francoeur Takes Dig At Citi Field Former Mets right fielder Jeff Francoeur during an interview in Kansas City decided to take an opportunity to rip on Citi Field. Francoeur, whose tenure with the Mets consisted of parts of the past two seasons, when asked about […]

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Five Mets That Need To Step Up This Season

An article by posted on January 26, 2011 0 Comments

While basically every player on the 25-man roster will have to play well for the Mets to be competitive, five players in particular will hold major keys to the team’s success in 2011. In no particular order, Jose Reyes, Jon Niese, Jason Bay, Ike Davis and Frankie Rodriguez will need to bring their A-game to […]

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Strawberry Predicts Backman Will Be Next Mets Manager

An article by posted on January 25, 2011 0 Comments

Updated Post 7:45 PM How’s this for an update? According to a report by Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, Darryl Strawberry has predicted that Wally Backman will be the next manager of the Mets. “Wally will be the next manager of the Mets, in my opinion,” Strawberry said. “I don’t have much say, but I thought […]

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Will Bobby Parnell Step Up In The Setup Role?

An article by posted on January 25, 2011 0 Comments

Bobby Parnell has been given a great task this season as he assumes the job of being the setup man in the Mets bullpen this season. The young right-hander who regularly throws in excess of 100 mph, is hoping to show the Mets that he can become an important late-inning reliever that the team can rely on as the […]

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The Midnight Massacre Resurrected

An article by posted on January 24, 2011 0 Comments
The Midnight Massacre Resurrected

Shannon over at Mets Police posted the Dick Young column from the June 15, 1977 edition of the Daily News (sorry no link) that many still call the precursor to the infamous trade that sent Tom Seaver to the Cincinnati Reds for a package that included Pat Zachry, Steve Henderson, Doug Flynn, and Dan Norman. Here is […]

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Why Is Collins Telegraphing His Spring Training Decisions?

An article by posted on January 24, 2011 0 Comments

It’s hard to imagine Spring Training is only 22 days away when you look out your window and it looks and feels like you’re living in Alaska… or Buffalo, where Terry Collins introduced Tim Teufel as the new manager of the Bisons. One of the things I absolutely love about spring training is watching all […]

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