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Morning Grind: Capuano, Buchholz, Alomar, Alderson

An article by posted on January 10, 2011 0 Comments

Hey Everybody, Here are a few newsworthy stories from last week for today’s Morning Grind: Mets Ink Capuano and Buchholz Sandy Alderson has continued his genius signings and has inked RHP Taylor Buchholz and LHP Chris Capuano, both to one year, incentive laden deals. Capuano will receive a base salary of $1.5 million and Buchholz $600,000. I love the signing of […]

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From Left Field: Fred Lewis Would Be A Solid Choice For Mets

An article by posted on January 10, 2011 0 Comments
From Left Field: Fred Lewis Would Be A Solid Choice For Mets

So the Mets just signed Chris Capuano and Taylor Bucholz to add some more depth to the pitching rotation. Both of these are solid signings and may pay off in big ways. Capuano is only a few years removed from an 18-win season, and Bucholz has shown he can be a valuable seventh or even […]

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Perez Has Better Chance To Stick Than Castillo, More Mets Non-News

An article by posted on January 9, 2011 0 Comments

ESPN’s Buster Olney had some Mets information in his ESPN Insider column today, Heard this: Among the possible moves that the Mets have discussed internally is simply releasing Luis Castillo, the second baseman who they have tried and failed repeatedly to trade. Castillo is about to enter Year No. 4 of a four-year, $24 million […]

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After Strawberry, It’s Been 20 Years of Musical Chairs In Right Field

An article by posted on January 8, 2011 0 Comments

Ask any Mets fan who the greatest rightfielder in franchise history is and before you get to the word “franchise”, you’ll get your answer – Darryl Strawberry.  Now ask them who the best rightfielder is after the Straw Man and you’ll hear crickets. It’s no surprise that no one can name the second best rightfielder […]

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What If We Had Used OBP To Create Our Lineup In 2007?

An article by posted on January 8, 2011 0 Comments

In 2007 and again in 2008, the Mets missed clinching a playoff berth by just one game. No matter which team it is or even which sport, missing the playoffs by one game in back to back years is not a comfortable place to be. As the Mets enter into a new era with a […]

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Garza Set To Go To Cubs – Now What?

An article by posted on January 7, 2011 0 Comments

The deal seems to be in place where the Tampa Bay Rays would send Matt Garza, Fernando Perez and minor-league pitcher to the Cubs for Chris Archer, Hak-Ju Lee, Brandon Guyer, Sam Fuld and Robinson Chirinos. What does this mean for the Mets, and could they have swung a similar deal? Garza is an extreme […]

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Wright Likes Under The Radar Moves And Expects To Win

An article by posted on January 7, 2011 0 Comments

Here is a video of an interview David Wright did yesterday with a local TV News station in Norfolk Virgina. Wright is helping to raise money for a children’s hospital near his hometown. Among the questions Wright was asked, one of them was regarding how he envisions the 2011 Mets. NY Mets player to raise […]

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Roberto Alomar’s Advice To Jason Bay

An article by posted on January 7, 2011 0 Comments

Newly enshrined Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar was in New York yesterday and spoke with reporters about a variety of things including his struggles during his time with the Mets. Dan Martin of the NY Post clues us in on what he said, particularly addressing the notion that he didn’t give his best effort with the Mets. […]

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There’s A Lot More Right With The Mets Than Wrong

An article by posted on January 6, 2011 0 Comments

Gil Hodges must’ve been crazy! The Mets had just lost 101 games and finished in 10th place, 40 ½ GB of the Cardinals. Yet when Hodges was hired by the Mets in the off-season of 1967 he stated, ‘I see a lot more right with the Mets than wrong.’ Hodges first year as skipper provided […]

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A Dear John Letter To Franco From The BBWAA

An article by posted on January 6, 2011 0 Comments
A Dear John Letter To Franco From The BBWAA

Dear John, Having you on our Hall of Fame ballot this year has been a real joy, but unfortunately all good things must come to an end and we have to call it quits. There’s just no point in seeing you again and I thought it was probably best for both of us to move on […]

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