Mets Thoughts

Ollie Pitches Two Scoreless; Good News or Bad News?

An article by posted on March 3, 2011 0 Comments

Update 3:40 PM This afternoon at Digital Domain Park, Oliver Perez got a surprise start for the Mets, and allowed two hits in two innings of work. He didn’t walk or strikeout a batter. He threw 15 strikes and 10 balls, hit 87 mph once, and was around 82-86 on the resy of his fastballs. […]

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No, I Did Not Have A Metamorphosis

An article by posted on March 3, 2011 0 Comments

Sometimes blogging about the Mets can be frustrating, especially when you get the kind of email I got yesterday from a reader who believes I’ve become some sort of saber warrior since we hired Sandy Alderson as the new GM. Nothing could be further from the truth. Heck I still don’t even know what most […]

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From Left Field: Some Early Positives This Spring

An article by posted on March 3, 2011 0 Comments

Spring Training is only about two weeks old, but already some players are starting to leave an impact on the new manager, Terry Collins. Regardless of a 2-3-1 record, the team seems to be coming together nicely, especially since the main focus of this offseason dealt with off-the-field issues. Stats really don’t mean too much […]

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Are The Mets Too Big To Fail?

An article by posted on March 3, 2011 0 Comments

Too big to fail.  It’s the name of a book, a movie in production that’s based on said book, which in and of itself was based on the excusing of businesses that directly correlate to the success of the economy.  The idea is that by preventing some businesses from failing and allowing others to do […]

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Sandy Alderson: The Last Best Hope

An article by posted on March 2, 2011 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson:  The Last Best Hope

A year and a half ago, I posted an article on my at the time blog, DannyBaseball in which I extolled on the virtues of patience.  Unfortunately, it is a characteristic that so many Mets fans lack.  At that time back in November 2009, Omar Minaya was trying to retool the Mets roster in preparation […]

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Dwight Gooden to Star in Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew; Oh Boy!

An article by posted on March 2, 2011 0 Comments

This article I found on ESPN New York sort of shocked me a bit, considering that Dr. K was saying that he is going great. Adam Rubin is reporting that Dwight Gooden will be one of the newest stars on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which is a reality show on VH1. This show is basically […]

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Doug’s Dugout: More On Beltran And The Twin Terrors

An article by posted on March 2, 2011 0 Comments

In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss…, Carlos Beltran’s Moving Van, Luis or Ollie, and other icy thoughts: What a tremendous leader Carlos Beltran is by acquiescing to the new environs of right field in favor of the more mobile Angel Pagan. And so early in spring training, too. Who needs a “quarterback controversy” anyway? The […]

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Spring Update: No Difference, This Is Hell, Niese Is Maturing

An article by posted on March 2, 2011 0 Comments

Pitching coach Dan Warthen has done an about face after gloating about how good Oliver Perez looked early this spring. Yesterday Warthen said that Oliver Perez looked “no different” after throwing a bullpen session than he did in his Grapefruit League start last Saturday. Sounds like Warthen has had enough of Ollie’s act too. Hang […]

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The End Of The Carlos Beltran Era

An article by posted on March 1, 2011 0 Comments
The End Of The Carlos Beltran Era

I was reading this pretty cool description of how Beltran’s huge decision went down yesterday in the Star-Ledger. Around 7:15 a.m., Beltran poked his head into Collins’ office. He asked for Alderson, who was away attending a Marines charity event in California. Collins explained that the general manager was away. So Beltran broke the news to […]

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Collins Passed His First Major Test With Flying Colors

An article by posted on March 1, 2011 0 Comments

When the Mets hired Terry Collins to be their manager, there was no warm reception for him from the fan base. In fact most of us questioned the decision and would have wanted anyone, but him. He was the guy that quit in the middle of his contract during his last managing stint, soon after he alienated his […]

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