Mets Thoughts

Mike Pelfrey Settles With Mets To Avoid Arbitration

An article by posted on January 18, 2011 0 Comments

As I supposed in my original post, the Mets have indeed settled with Mike Pelfrey and thus avoiding arbitration. ESPN New York is reporting that arbitration-eligible Mike Pelfrey has settled with the Mets. An organization source said the deal will pay Pelfrey $3.925 million during the upcoming season. He can earn $50,000 extra in performance bonuses. […]

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From Left Field: Young’s In, Who’s Out?

An article by posted on January 18, 2011 0 Comments

Finally, the Mets have signed Chris Young to a one-year deal. Rumors of the Mets’ interest had been circulating for much of the offseason, but the deal is done. So with the addition of Young, that begs the question: What should we expect the pitching rotation to look like? In my last post, I gave […]

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What I Want To See From Collins On Managing The Bullpen

An article by posted on January 18, 2011 0 Comments

November 23, 2010 is the day that Terry Collins was officially announced the new manager of the New York Mets. I’ve been on record saying that I don’t agree with Sandy Alderson’s hiring of Collins. I’m not going into why again. It’s done. Collins will be the manager for 2011 and most likely 2012. I don’t […]

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David Wright: To C Or Not To C

An article by posted on January 17, 2011 0 Comments
David Wright: To C Or Not To C

Kerel Cooper form one of my favorite Mets blogs On The Black, tossed out that age old question that comes up each year right before the start of spring training: Should David Wright be named captain of the Mets? I have never really understood the significance of a baseball team having a captain, and of course there’s […]

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Cliff Lee Underpaid, D.J. Carrasco Overpaid? That’s Why I Say Heyman Nice Shot.

An article by posted on January 16, 2011 0 Comments

Jon Heyman of SI.com totally infuriates me at times with the joy he seems to get out of taking potshots at the Mets. Some of you may think I’m overreacting, but he does this incessantly 2-3 times a week. However, this one takes the cake as I’m sure you will all agree. Before the weekend, […]

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From Left Field: And Now We Wait

An article by posted on January 15, 2011 0 Comments

With the signing of Willie Harris to take over as the team’s fourth outfielder and the high possibility of a Chris Young signing soon, it seems as though the Mets have addressed all of their needs heading into the season. Granted, there are still position battles to be won (second base, bullpen and bench spots) […]

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No Francis? No Problem: Why Young Is A Better Option For The Mets Than Francis

An article by posted on January 15, 2011 0 Comments

  LHP Jeff Francis has agreed to terms with the Kansas City Royals on a one-year deal, I say good riddance. The Mets are much better off going after Chris Young than Francis. Although both have had more than their share of injuries the past two seasons, there is much more upside to Young.   […]

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The Green Family Values

An article by posted on January 15, 2011 0 Comments

It’s only been one week since the murders in Tucson and we’ve learned a lot about some who were involved, particularly the family of a little girl named Christina who played second base for her little league team. Christina never had a chance with a crazy gunman and a Glock facing her. However, her spirit […]

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2011 Mets: A Risky Proposition

An article by posted on January 14, 2011 0 Comments
2011 Mets: A Risky Proposition

While the Yankees go about their business of building the best bullpen in baseball, and the Royals pluck one of our remaining free agent pitching options out from under our noses, lets turn to a topic that is always near but never dear to a Mets fan’s heart; injuries, or in Mets-speak, “Prevention & Recovery”. […]

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Mets Sign Journeyman Catcher Raul Chavez

An article by posted on January 14, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Sign Journeyman Catcher Raul Chavez

The Mets have signed catcher Raul Chavez to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training, the club announced on Friday. Chavez, 37, played in the Blue Jays’ organization last season, batting .210 with 18 runs, 13 doubles, three home runs and 24 RBIs with Triple-A Las Vegas. He last played […]

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