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Mets Hot Stove Update For Wednesday

An article by posted on December 16, 2009 0 Comments

Earlier today Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post wrote that there is pressure on Omar Minaya after the Mets missed on Roy Halladay and John Lackey. The Mets have yet to make a significant move this offseason and Minaya spoke about the Mets plans. Minaya said that so far “the timing of the deals […]

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I’m Tired of Waiting!

An article by posted on December 15, 2009 0 Comments

In the last 24 hours, Mets fans watched in agony as John Lackey signed with the Red Sox and Roy Halladay got traded to the Phillies. And I hate to add anymore pain to this, but the Cardinals have allegedly offered Matt Holliday one the highest contracts in their team history, according to ESPN. Sure, […]

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Is It Time to Think 2011?

An article by posted on December 15, 2009 0 Comments

I’ll admit it: Patience is not one of my virtues. After all, I live in New York City where your blood pressure can reach the danger zone just trying to drive from the east side to the west side or watching Oliver Perez pitch. And when you’re a passionate baseball fan in your 50s, you’re […]

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Halladay To Phillies, Lackey To Red Sox, Jack Squat To Mets

An article by posted on December 14, 2009 0 Comments

On a day when a few extra coals have been added to the Hot Stove, the Phillies are close to trading for ace pitcher Roy Halladay, while Jon Heyman of SI.com is reporting that John Lackey will be signing a five-year, $85 million contract with the Boston Red Sox. In related news, the Mets have […]

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Is There A Chance Mike Pelfrey Gets Traded?

An article by posted on December 14, 2009 0 Comments

As the Mets try their best to acquire a number two starter to pair with ace Johan Santana for the 2010 season, let’s examine the facts surrounding Mike Pelfrey, who was anointed the number two starter last season. The 2009 season was one to forget for the young righthander who the Mets selected ninth overall in the 2005 MLB Draft. Pelfrey […]

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(Not So) Hot Stove Baseball

An article by posted on December 13, 2009 0 Comments

The World Series ended on November 4th and immediately our thoughts turned to the off-season.  We can’t wait for Hot Stove baseball to start.  We just have to wait fifteen days, which is the period of time each club has to offer contracts to and sign their own free agents.  Those two weeks crawl by […]

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Mets Interested In Jason Marquis

An article by posted on December 12, 2009 0 Comments

It has been widely reported that the Mets are interested in former Rockies pitcher Jason Marquis. The Mets still have John Lackey as their primary target, but Marquis intrigues them somewhat. Marquis is definitely worth consideration and could prove to be a solid lower priced option for the Mets. Last season, he won 15 games for the […]

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Signing Starting Pitchers: Prices Are INSANE!

An article by posted on December 12, 2009 0 Comments

Like thousands of kids who grew up as Mets fans in the late ’60s, early ’70s, I wanted to be Tom Seaver, the closest thing to pitching perfection as I ever saw or will ever see. I got as far as being the number one pitcher for my small NY college baseball team in 1977 […]

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If I Hear Cameron’s Name One More Time, I Think I’ll Puke

An article by posted on December 11, 2009 0 Comments

Not looking to knock Mike Cameron who is a god among mere mortals in some circles, and is revered by so many Mets fans, but seriously can we stop the comparisons to Jason Bay already? Are players no longer to be valued for who they are but instead scrutinized endlessly and compared to players that […]

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Is There More to Lowell Trade?

An article by posted on December 11, 2009 0 Comments

For most, this is your second favorite time of the year. There’s opening day, and then there’s the hot stove. I guess I’m in the minority; I’m usually very quiet during the off-season because frankly, I can’t stand the constant speculation. Fans don’t know what is going on behind closed doors, and reporters create news […]

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White Sox Reach Deal With J.J. Putz

An article by posted on December 11, 2009 0 Comments

The White Sox have signed free-agent reliever J.J. Putz to a one-year, $3 million dollar contract, according to Noah Coslov from MLB.com. The contract includes several incentives that could increase the value of the deal to as much as $10 million dollars. The Mets acquired Putz from the Mariners last off season in a three-team trade with the Indians […]

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What We Learn From The Brooklyn Dodgers

An article by posted on December 11, 2009 0 Comments

“You may glory in a team triumphant, but you fall in love with a team in defeat” “Losing after great striving is the story of Man” Roger Kahn (The Boys of Summer) Roger Kahn, working for the New York Herald Tribune, was the beat writer for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1950s.  He covered them […]

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