Mets Thoughts

Morning Grind: Duncan, Sandy, Greinke, Minority Hires

An article by posted on October 21, 2010 0 Comments

Good morning, Met Nation. The one thing I can say about offseasons in Flushing–they may not have been always replete with respective playoff runs, division pennants and world championship hoistings but there are always, always opportunities. Dan, You Thought We Forgot You? With so much love going on towards the GM search and those fans that […]

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Mets Were Wrong To Settle With K-Rod

An article by posted on October 20, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday the inevitable news broke that the Mets and Francisco Rodriguez (K-Rod) came to a settlement after K-Rod attacked his girlfriend’s father.  The results of the settlement means that K-Rod is now off the disqualified list and his contract is still guaranteed.  In turn the Mets will not pay K-Rod his 2010 salary of 3.1 […]

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Morning Grind: Hiring Practices, Daniels, Frenchy, 3 Amigos

An article by posted on October 20, 2010 0 Comments

Met Nation, We are a bit closer to locking down our GM, the first chip in the succession of moves that are supposed to take the Mets back to the promise land. A bit much? Well, that’s the way we should view these moves. Really. Nothing less than this should be expected by any of […]

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Cliff Is Certain-Lee Worth Considering For The New Mets GM

An article by posted on October 19, 2010 0 Comments
Cliff Is Certain-Lee Worth Considering For The New Mets GM

Everyone expects that next season Cliff Lee will be pitching a lot more in Yankee stadium, as the ace of their rotation. And while it’s definitely a strong possibility, I’m not willing to write off the possibility that he can still remain with the Rangers or that the Mets are a contender for his services. Watching Cliff Lee […]

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Mets Need To Make More Changes

An article by posted on October 19, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets make 2 important changes by firing Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel.  Not much has happened since.  As the Mets take their sweet time looking for a general manager there are still a lot more changes that need to be made. 1) The Ballpark: Citi Field is just too big! I know we’ve been […]

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Will Alderson Or Daniels Be The Best Choice For The Mets?

An article by posted on October 18, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have a second interview scheduled this week for Sandy Alderson, who is the only candidate so far with a second interview planned. He is the front runner, and arguably the name with the most potential impact. The Mets are asking about Texas’ Jon Daniels, who is a hot property, but Alderson has done […]

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K-Rod…Welcome…Back?

An article by posted on October 18, 2010 0 Comments

Years ago, Julio Lugo hit his wife in his own home, and was promptly released by the Houston Astros. At the time, he was a major prospect with MLB playing time and a promising future. Fast forward to the 2010 Mets and you have an established closer publicly (essentially) assaulting a man nearly twice his […]

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Morning Grind: GM Quota, K-Rod, Greinke, Berkman

An article by posted on October 18, 2010 0 Comments

Good Morning, Met Nation. Get your grind on. GM Search-A-Thon It’s hard to believe that the GM search is going into late October. I thought that Alderson was and is the best fit.  Some people would call this “due diligence” but there are some negatives. We’ll touch more on this in Wednesday’s Grind. In this case […]

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Sometimes, We Get It Wrong Too…

An article by posted on October 17, 2010 0 Comments

  Among all the things that I’ll miss about the 2010 season, I’m pretty certain that I’ll miss R.A. Dickey the most. What can you say about the Mets phenomenal knuckleballer that hasn’t been said a thousand times already? That he’s a gamer… a warrior… a leader… and most of all a winner? He’s all […]

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It All Starts With A Solid Farm System

An article by posted on October 17, 2010 0 Comments

Whomever is the next Mets’ general manager, I hope he puts a premium on upgrading the minor league system. Although not as bare as in previous seasons, the minor league talent is a concern, especially when placed in comparison to the final four teams in the League Championship Series. While each had added talent through […]

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