Mets Thoughts

Should Johan Santana Return to the Majors this Year?

An article by posted on August 5, 2011 0 Comments

It has been reported that New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana had undergone an examination that revealed that he was suffering fatigue in his surgically repaired left shoulder. Santana will not resume throwing until his symptoms subside. However, Santana will continue to exercise and do some other baseball activities. Everything else during the exam was […]

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The Best Owner Ever

An article by posted on August 4, 2011 30 Comments
The Best Owner Ever

Today, I’m going to stray from my usual 3 Up & 3 Down to write an entry that has been kicking around in my head for quite sometime now. This entry is about the first owner of the New York Mets, Mrs. Joan Whitney Payson. One SNY feature, the only one I consider to be […]

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Nothing Pretty at Citi

An article by posted on August 4, 2011 0 Comments
Nothing Pretty at Citi

When the Wilpons decided they were going to tear down Shea Stadium and build Citi Field, it can probably be assumed that they wanted a stadium that would provide their team an advantage.   Well, playing at home this season has been nothing short of a disadvantage for the Mets. So far this season, the Mets […]

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A Paean To Pitchers

An article by posted on August 4, 2011 0 Comments
A Paean To Pitchers

I realize that most pitchers have checkered careers and most just want to be on the mound for a while and then leave it all to the 7th inning pitcher, the 8th inning pitcher and the Closer – if you’ve got one. But every once in a while a real Pitcher – shows up and […]

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A-Rod Implicated In Illegal Poker Ring, Could Face Long Suspension

An article by posted on August 3, 2011 0 Comments

According to a breaking news report on ESPN.com, Major League Baseball is taking “very seriously” the allegations that Alex Rodriguez took part in some illegal, underground poker games, one of which reportedly turned violent, and he could face suspension if his participation in the games is confirmed. The allegations, first published by RadarOnline.com, are that […]

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Look Ahead: Spending $ May Not Work

An article by posted on August 3, 2011 0 Comments

As every game still does count, its difficult to not think about the future of the Mets. I’m confident that Alderson is concentrating on the farm system enough, but I am soon looking to see what he can do to make the 2012 Mets a competitive team. Don’t forget there is a CHANCE an extra […]

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After Trimming Some Fat Off The Payroll, What’s Left For Alderson To Play With?

An article by posted on August 3, 2011 0 Comments

When the first pitch was thrown on opening day of the 2011 season, the Mets payroll sat at $142 Million.  Due to that number Alderson was not able to do much this past off season.  That is all going to change with all of the contracts expiring at the end of this season. With the […]

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Mets Kidcaster Was A Big Hit

An article by posted on August 3, 2011 0 Comments

On Monday, SNY announced that 11-year old Jacob Resnick had won the network’s popular Kidcaster Contest presented by New York’s 529 College Savings Program and that Jacob would appear in the SNY broadcast booth on August 2nd to help call a half-inning in the Mets-Marlins game. Well, the Mets lost the game, but young Jacob was a […]

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Terry Collins On Mets Mental Lapses and Bullpen Woes

An article by posted on August 3, 2011 0 Comments
Terry Collins On Mets Mental Lapses and Bullpen Woes

Last night, the Mets lost their third straight game when the winning run was scored in their opponents final at-bat (two losses to the Marlins and one at Washington). The last time the Mets lost three consecutive games in their last at-bat was June 10-12, 2009 (two extra-inning losses vs. Philadelphia and a loss at […]

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Seems Like Mets Management Works In Mysterious Ways

An article by posted on August 3, 2011 0 Comments
Seems Like Mets Management Works In Mysterious Ways

You know what’s funny? Bad news. No, I’m not saying that bad news is funny. But the way people react to bad news is…well, kind of funny. You tell someone that a mutual friend has recently passed away. Tell them that a co-worker you both knew has been diagnosed with a disease. Mention that perhaps […]

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