Mets Thoughts

Thoughts On Collins And Why It Made Sense

An article by posted on November 22, 2010 0 Comments

Before the weekend, when rumors abounded that Bob Melvin and Wally Backman had pulled in front and that Terry Collins was backsliding, I wrote in this post: I still believe Collins is the front-runner, with Bob Melvin slotting in as the bench coach, Chip Hale remaining in the coaching staff and Backman staying in the […]

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Deadline to Offer Feliciano Arbitration Is Tomorrow

An article by posted on November 22, 2010 0 Comments

Tomorrow is the deadline for teams to offer salary arbitration to free agents in order to preserve their right to draft-pick compensation. No news yet as to whether the Mets intend do offer arby to Pedro Feliciano, who is a Type B free agent. Ken Davidoff of Newsday, tweeted that the Yankees are very interested in lefty reliever Pedro Feliciano. The […]

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Welcome, Sandy and Terry

An article by posted on November 22, 2010 0 Comments

To Sandy, Terry and your Staff Welcome. Some of us are really happy to see you – you are the grown-ups that we have been waiting for. You are the professionals that we have been waiting for. You are the change in doing the Mets business that we have been waiting for. I’m just a […]

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Charlie Williams Traded To Giants

An article by posted on November 22, 2010 0 Comments
Charlie Williams Traded To Giants

I was in tenth grade and Charlie Williams was being traded for a legend, tough to be an answer to a trivia question for the rest of your life.  As we all sit and wait for the Mets Brain Trust to make a decision that may or may not make their lives as baseball genius’ […]

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A Long Time Season Ticket Holder Says No More

An article by posted on November 21, 2010 0 Comments

I had gotten my season ticket renewal notice in the mail two weeks ago.  Last week, John, my personal representative, emailed me this follow up. I wanted to check in with you and see if you had any questions regarding your 2011 New York Mets Season ticket invoice that you should have received last week. […]

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Piggybacking off Hojo’s Mojo – The Rangers Roster

An article by posted on November 21, 2010 0 Comments
Piggybacking off Hojo’s Mojo – The Rangers Roster

I’m not in the business of offering up trade proposals, as I find they are either ridiculously one-sided (I read recently on this blog Duda, F-Mart and a minor league pitcher could get Justin Upton here) and/or unrealistic (the D-Backs need pitching, not more outfielders). But what I can do is look at the Rangers […]

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Why Not Wally.

An article by posted on November 21, 2010 0 Comments

The last two weeks or so have been some of the worst I’ve experienced as a Mets fan. I can deal with the 2007 and 2008 collapse. I can deal with Generation K being Generation 0. I can even deal with losing the World Series to the Yankees and losing Game 7 of the NLCS […]

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Some Things I Learned About Melvin I Didn’t Know

An article by posted on November 20, 2010 0 Comments
Some Things I Learned About Melvin I Didn’t Know

While observing a discussion in our chat room about the pros and cons of Bob Melvin versus Wally Backman, one of our readers (Met Maniac) posted a link to an old ESPN article from when Bob Melvin won the Manager of the Year award in 2007. A couple of things that were written really intrigued […]

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Interview With Mets Prospect Hub

An article by posted on November 20, 2010 0 Comments

About two weeks ago, I emailed some questions to our friends at Mets Prospect Hub. After much deliberation, here are the responses I got back from David and Tejesh, the guys behind their great blog. They did a nice job. The two of them do an amazing job covering the Mets minors both during the regular and […]

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Sabermetric/Mets Manager Plug and Play

An article by posted on November 20, 2010 0 Comments

I admit that the whole process associated with picking the new manager of the Mets is like root canal for me, situational substitution for a guy who has been in the baseball business for over thirty years should come as second nature, and there should be very little difference between Backman, Melvin and Collins.  My […]

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