Mets Thoughts

Newsflash: The Mets Spend Money

An article by posted on December 9, 2010 0 Comments

So riddle me this, Batman: how does the third highest payroll in the National League translate to “The Mets don’t spend any money?” Fanbases from all over are a reactionary bunch.  I think it’s more pronounced in New York City, however, where high payrolls are the norm and superstars come in to sell jerseys and […]

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The Patient Approach…

An article by posted on December 9, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson, like myself has been patient this offseason. We both have picked our moments and found out where exactly to approach. After a few weeks of watching the market unfold and getting a feel for this front office, I only have one conclusion. Thank You. The days of trading for players without understanding the […]

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Red Sox Sign Carl Crawford To 7-Year, $142 Million Deal

An article by posted on December 9, 2010 0 Comments

Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe was the first to report that the Red Sox have signed free agent Carl Crawford to a seven-year, $142 million dollar mega deal. It has since been confirmed by Jon Heymand and Ken Rosenthal. Crawford must pass his physical, but the deal is as good as done. No doubt, Jayson […]

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About This Beltran Stuff…

An article by posted on December 8, 2010 0 Comments

There are a myriad of issues surrounding Carlos Beltran that make him logically impossible to deal, but there reports out of Boston the Mets and Red Sox are talking. Undoubtedly, it is Boston’s cobra-mongoose struggle with the Yankees that has the Red Sox thinking about adding Beltran. The Red Sox have a hole in the […]

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Ronny Paulino Is Thole’s Ideal Statistical Partner

An article by posted on December 8, 2010 0 Comments
Ronny Paulino Is Thole’s Ideal Statistical Partner

  The Mets have agreed to sign Ronny Paulino to a one-year deal worth $1.3MM plus incentives, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com. The deal is pending a physical which should take place in New York either today or Thursday. Mark Simon of ESPN, did some number crunching this morning and has some glowing remarks for […]

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About This Whole Wait Until 2012 Plan…

An article by posted on December 8, 2010 0 Comments
About This Whole Wait Until 2012 Plan…

I’ve read a few takes on the Mets decision not to spend more than a few bucks to fill in some gaps on the Mets roster this offseason. It seems that half the fans are okay with the whole $5-$6 million dollar offseason spending budget, while the other half are wondering how is that going to improve […]

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Scott Boras Says Beltran Will Remain A Met In 2011

An article by posted on December 8, 2010 0 Comments

Scott Boras, who represents Carlos Beltran, splashed some water onto the whole Beltran to the Red Sox murmurings. “I have not had any conversation with the Mets about anything relative to Carlos, other than the fact they were going to meet with him,” Boras said. “I think Carlos’ plan and our plan is that he’ll be […]

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Hot Stove Update: Cliff Lee, George Sherrill, Zach Greinke, Carlos Pena, J.J. Putz, Jeff Francoeur

An article by posted on December 8, 2010 0 Comments

Done Deals The Diamondbacks signed J.J. Putz to a two-year, $10MM deal with an option for 2013. The former Met passed his physical and will earn $4MM in 2011, $4.5MM in 2012 and either $6.5MM or a $1.5MM buyout in 2013. Last season, Putz posted a 2.83 ERA in 54 innings. The Chicago Cubs have […]

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DIPS – Defense Independent Pitching Statistics

An article by posted on December 8, 2010 0 Comments
DIPS – Defense Independent Pitching Statistics

Part three of our foray into sabermetrics is pitching. What pitching metrics exist? And how could they better define performance than the statistics we use now? Individual pitching performance is somewhat difficult to ascertain because the traditional stats we’ve been using still remain very defense and bullpen dependant. Win-loss record isn’t very telling. We don’t have […]

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Signings Are A Start for Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on December 7, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson came into the Winter Meetings having said that he will come out of the Winer Meetings with players.  Not big-splash, franchise players but just players to help fill the Mets roster.  He did just that today.  As my colleagues Hojo’s Mojo, and Craig Lerner reported earlier, The Mets signed catcher Ronny Paulino to a […]

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