With the acquisition of Chin-lung Hu, let’s take a look at some bench options this year for the Mets. Strong depth is always an important factor for success. Just look at the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. Usually, National League teams carry 12 pitchers so that leaves 13 spots for position players. Eight of those will be starters, so the Mets have to construct a bench made up of five players. The first of […]
As Sandy Alderson and the Mets continue to wait and see how cheaply they can sign free agents, other teams are signing players at a brisk pace. I understand they couldn’t realistically be buyers for Cliff Lee or Carl Crawford, and without a doubt the Mets were right not to even come close to offering Jason Werth the kind of contract he signed with the Nationals. I also understand that the Wilpons refuse to pay a […]
Mark Simon of ESPN New York argues the case for voting former Mets Keith Hernandez and John Olerud into the Hall of Fame. My vote is based partly on the eye test (which also allows me to vote for Jack Morris and Dale Murphy) and partly on the stat test (why I’ve also checked off Bert Blyleven and Tim Raines). I’ll admit to being biased. Hernandez and Olerud are my father’s two favorite Mets, so I’ve […]
I think about whom the Mets might fill out their rotation with next summer, Pat Misch or Dillon Gee, or if they’ll sign Jeff Francis or Chris Young. I wonder if they’ll pull a deal a sign Matt Garza. I think about all those things and wonder how they could possibly overtake the Phillies or even compete for a wild card. I concede that .500 is about the best they can hope for with that […]
According to a team source who spoke to Andy Martino of the Daily News, recently acquired D.J. Carrasco could possibly fill one of the spots on the 2011 rotation. In an offseason dedicated to finding creative solutions to their dearth of pitching, the Mets might already have signed free-agent rotation help: D.J. Carrasco, who the Mets have not ruled out as a back-end starter, according to one team official. “There are no definites,” with regard […]
Yesterday, I heard that the Mets would not make any moves until sometime into January. Sandy Alderson and company have decided to wait out the market rather than throwing their money at uncertainty. Surprisingly, several good starting pitchers are still available, yet teams appear reluctant to pull the trigger. I figured that once Cliff Lee signed, the other starters would fall like dominoes since teams in need for starting pitchers would not want to be […]
Randy Medina from Readtheapple.com is at it again, and this time he takes aim at the Sandy Alderson/Terry Collins promotional video. It may look familiar as first, but keep watching as this one actually delivers on humor like the original never could. Visit The Apple at their site at www.readtheapple.com or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/readtheapple or on Twitter at twitter.com/readtheapple. The APPLE: Mets News That’s 0% Accurate, 100% Funny.
Yes, it certainly feels that way for Mets fans especially for those among us who don’t have the stomach for patience. We’ve managed to add a capable backup catcher in Ronny Paulino and a reliable bullpen arm in Carrasco, but those names are hardly crowd pleasers for many Mets fans anxious to rid themselves of the bitter taste in their mouths still lingering from last season. We keep hearing that one among these four will most likely be […]
Well, some of the facts may not be “fun” for Mets fans, but the April 17th Mets/Cards 20-inning game made some wierd history. Jayson Stark writes a column for espn.com with a “Strange But True” theme every so often, and his year-end article featured the early-season marathon. Here’s some of his findings: Stranguest But Truest Game Of The Year Yeah, there were many, many insane baseball games in 2010. But for seven mind-boggling hours of pure, cue-the-Twilight-Zone-theme-music […]
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