Mets Thoughts

Where There’s Smoke…

An article by posted on November 21, 2011 0 Comments
Where There’s Smoke…

Last week, I wrote a little bit about some information I came across regarding Bud Selig, his friendship with Fred Wilpon, Sandy Alderson, and the state of the Mets. I left that post with this: “There is something amiss with this franchise. Can you see it?” Here is another log for that fire to warm […]

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Phillies Acquire Ty Wigginton from Rockies for PTBNL

An article by posted on November 20, 2011 0 Comments
Phillies Acquire Ty Wigginton from Rockies for PTBNL

The Phillies have acquired Ty Wigginton from the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later or cash, according to the Rockies’ official Twitter account. In Wigginton, the Phillies get a decent right-handed bat for the bench who can help fill in for the sidelined Ryan Howard at first base and occasionally spell Placido Polanco at third base. After batting .248 with 22 […]

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Exclusive Interview With Original 1962 Met, Eddie Kranepool

An article by posted on November 20, 2011 0 Comments

With all the fanfare surrounding the cool announcements the Mets made about the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the 1962 Mets this past week, I thought I’d share my interview with an original Met, first baseman Eddie Kranepool. Eddie of course was an original Met who began his career at the age of 17 in 1962 and played […]

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Mets Should Try To Acquire Saunders, Non-Tender Pelfrey

An article by posted on November 20, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Should Try To Acquire Saunders, Non-Tender Pelfrey

This morning, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported that the Diamondbacks could non-tender LHP Joe Saunders who is projected to earn $5 million or more in arbitration. Saunders made 33 starts last season and went 12-13 with a 3.69 ERA in 212 innings pitched. Meanwhile it appears the Mets will tender RHP Mike Pelfrey who is also expected […]

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2011 Player Review: Daniel Murphy, IF

An article by posted on November 20, 2011 0 Comments
2011 Player Review: Daniel Murphy, IF

We began our review of the 2011 Mets by examining their free agents and players the team will consider tending contracts to. We started evaluating the rest of the roster, beginning with infielder Ruben Tejada and continue today with utility player Daniel Murphy. Saturday: Lucas Duda. Sunday: Justin Turner. DANIEL MURPHY, IF THE SKINNY:  Murphy is […]

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Could Mike Pelfrey Be A Reliever?

An article by posted on November 19, 2011 0 Comments
Could Mike Pelfrey Be A Reliever?

General manager Sandy Alderson earmarked getting a closer and improving the bullpen as his top priorities. Given that, why not consider erratic starter Mike Pelfrey in the closer role? A switch in roles proved to be career boosts for Dave Righetti and Dennis Eckersley, and it could be worth exploring for Pelfrey, who has not […]

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Sandy Makes The Right Call On Pagan

An article by posted on November 19, 2011 0 Comments

Welcome Metsmerized readers. My name is Drew and I’ve been a lifelong Mets fan since 1972, a season which began with tragedy after the death of beloved manager Gil Hodges. On the field, we got off to a great start that season with Yogi leading the way and the addition of Willie Mays, but eventually […]

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Forget Reyes, Mets Should Sign This Guy…

An article by posted on November 18, 2011 0 Comments

Here’s the answer to the Mets’ prayers and he works cheap too… http://youtu.be/oGQwUS73pVg Yes, that’s Leo Durocher…

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General Manager’s Meetings Recap

An article by posted on November 18, 2011 0 Comments
General Manager’s Meetings Recap

The GM Meetings in Milwaukee have wrapped up and here’s a quick summary of a few things we learned: Sandy Alderson spoke with representatives for relievers Frank Francisco and Matt Capps this week. Alderson said he was not close to signing anyone, but emphasized he is looking for two relievers who could close and not one. He expects them […]

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Here’s My Plan for 2012; What’s Yours Sandy?

An article by posted on November 18, 2011 0 Comments

There are a lot of people throwing their “plans” for the Mets out there, so I figure why can’t I? I think most if not all of us have come to the realization that the Mets are not printing money at Citi Field. Their biggest offseason move may be bringing the fences in. However, we start […]

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