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Mets Should Retire # 17 In 2011

An article by posted on December 14, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Should Retire # 17 In 2011

No I’m not talking about retiring number 17 for Fernando Tatis and the few weeks he produced for the Mets.  Before Tatis there was another player for the Mets who wore 17. From June 15, 1983 to October 1, 1989 he wore 17 proudly for the New York Mets. This player won 5 Gold Gloves […]

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Alderson Pushes Johan Santana Return To All Star Break

An article by posted on December 13, 2010 0 Comments

According to Sandy Alderson, who was a guest on WFAN today, Johan Santana will return around the All-Star break. This comes about two weeks after he first reported that Santana would return in June. He didn’t cite any new information, but it’s obvious he must have come across some information that made him push Santana’s return over […]

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It’s Always About The Money

An article by posted on December 13, 2010 0 Comments
It’s Always About The Money

I feel compelled to pen something before the end of this year, although it is a year that we would all like to forget as Mets fans.  We have had almost nothing to brag about during the off-season as fans of the Metropolitans except that we have returning players that may help us before the […]

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Alderson’s Greatest Acquisition This Off-Season

An article by posted on December 13, 2010 0 Comments

Last night as I was getting ready for bed, I flipped on the television to find Poker on ESPN2. My first thought was, if ESPN gave Hockey as much airtime as they give poker players, Sidney Crosby would be on everybody’s fathead Christmas wish list!  Before I flipped to the Eagles/Cowboys game (okay yes, I […]

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Oliver Perez and Jenrry Mejia – A Tale Of Two Pitchers

An article by posted on December 12, 2010 0 Comments
Oliver Perez and Jenrry Mejia – A Tale Of Two Pitchers

As Oliver Perez continues to see his stock fall while pitching Winter Ball in the Mexican Winter League, young Jenrry Mejia is getting back in the swing of things and by all accounts is on the upswing. Last night, Oliver Perez got shelled again while pitching for Los Tomateros de Culiacan. Perez allowed six runs on six hits in […]

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Where Does Sandy Go From Here?

An article by posted on December 12, 2010 0 Comments

It’s obvious the Mets need a starting pitcher, probably two. They need a second baseman, too, but Daniel Murphy looks like he’s healthy enough to compete in Spring Training, the Mets took a second baseman with very nice looking peripherals in the rule five draft, and Justin Turner might show his stuff in Spring Training, too. […]

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Doug’s Dugout: Throw Some Coal In That Stove Already

An article by posted on December 11, 2010 0 Comments
Doug’s Dugout: Throw Some Coal In That Stove Already

In Doug’s Dugout today we talk about the Cold Stove, $$$, and other frozen feeble thoughts: If newly minted General Manager Sandy Alderson was really interested in saving the organization money he would have worked from home instead of attending the Winter Meetings in Orlando. Or purchased a prepaid phone card and used it. Saving […]

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Choking In Pressure Situations Has Nothing To Do With Guts

An article by posted on December 11, 2010 0 Comments

When I read that Dave Hudgens had a blog called Swing Away, you just know I had to drop by a take a look. I was thrilled beyond belief when I came across this one post entitled, ”Becoming A Crunch Time Player“. In it Hudgens goes into the age old debate about how some players are […]

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Alderson On Rule 5 Selections and Long-Term Contracts

An article by posted on December 11, 2010 0 Comments

In the following video courtesy of SNY, Kevin Burkhardt interviews Sandy Alderson and gets him to recap the Rule 5 Draft and discuss the Mets strategy going into the draft. At the end of the interview, Burkhardt brings up the huge contracts landed by Carl Crawford and Jayson Werth and asks for his thoughts on […]

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Can Pedro Beato Crack The Roster?

An article by posted on December 10, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets selected Pedro Beato with their second pick in the Rule 5 Draft. He projects as a middle reliever and might be able to have an immediate impact on the major league roster. Beato was actually drafted by the Mets in the 17th round in 2005 but did not sign. The following year, the […]

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