Mets Thoughts

It Must Be Mets Baseball Season – Bernie Madoff Is In The News

An article by posted on January 30, 2011 0 Comments

If any of you have the utter joy living in the Northeast I’m sure you’re well aware that this has been one of the roughest winters in a long time if ever. Six snowstorms including a major blizzard and we haven’t even made it into February yet. The moment I walked into my local A&P […]

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Sifting Through All The Noise

An article by posted on January 29, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday’s news that the Wilpons were exploring their options and looking to sell a minority stake in the team was both surprising and yet unsurprising as well. Surprising, because it came after many statements from the Wilpons who adamantly said time and time again, that the Madoff scandal had very little to no bearing on the […]

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Should the Mets Give John Maine Another Chance?

An article by posted on January 28, 2011 0 Comments

Before i go on with the post, i want to apologize for not posting a lot this week.  I am currently recovering from a severe case of strep throat, so it hasn’t been a good week for me.  John Maine was one of the Mets top starters heading into 2010, behind Johan, and Mike Pelfrey.  […]

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The Whole Truth, Please

An article by posted on January 28, 2011 0 Comments

I think the Wilpons’ need to remember that old saying “Just tell the truth, they’ll find out anyway”. The more I read/hear about this whole mess is that the Wilpons are just a couple of steps behind the truth every time they make a statement. Of course it’s embarassing, but it’s too late for Fred […]

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How Many Is Too Many?

An article by posted on January 28, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets haven’t developed a second baseman since Edgardo Alfonzo. In the eight seasons since his last appearance with the team, fans have watched Luis Castillo, Jose Valentin, Anderson Hernandez, Kaz Matsui and Roberto Alomar’s doppelganger try and man the position with very little success, but finally there’s some hope for the future of that position. […]

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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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