Mets Thoughts

Henry Blanco Could Be Heading To The D’Backs

An article by posted on December 5, 2010 0 Comments
Henry Blanco Could Be Heading To The D’Backs

According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, Henry Blanco could be on his way to the Diamondbacks who have him ranked very high on their wish list for backup catcher. He writes, The Diamondbacks have interest in a backup catcher, and I’m told that free agent veteran Henry Blanco is at or near the […]

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Hope Is The Plan For The New Mets In 2011

An article by posted on December 4, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson said it again, that the Mets have little payroll flexibility and aren’t expected to make a splash in the free-agent market. Again, even if the Mets cut Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo, they are still on the hook for $18 million between them. It’s not as if the money could be spent elsewhere. […]

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Should the Mets Be Worried About The Bullpen?

An article by posted on December 4, 2010 0 Comments

As we all know by now, Hisanori Takahashi signed with the Angels, Sean Green was non-tendered, and Pedro Feliciano, whom many thought would accept the Mets arbitration, declined it.  Now, with these three officially out, should the Mets worry about the bullpen heading into spring training? Honestly, I believe so.  This definitely concerns me because we […]

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Sandy Alderson Covered Lots Of Ground With Reporters This Afternoon

An article by posted on December 3, 2010 0 Comments

This afternoon, Mets GM Sandy Alderson spoke with reporters as he and his team readies themselves for the Winter Meetings which begin on Monday. Regarding the Winter Meetings, Alderson said the following: “I can guarantee you, we’ll come back with some good players. I can’t guarantee how high-profile they will be. Or how many. If […]

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That’s No Way To Treat An “Animal”

An article by posted on December 3, 2010 0 Comments
That’s No Way To Treat An “Animal”

Much has already been made about the surprising development to non-tender outfielder Chris Carter last night. I must admit that even I initially struggled to find a good reason for the move. However, after a few hours of some casual research and a good night of rest to think it over, I believe I see the […]

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Everybody Wake Up!

An article by posted on December 3, 2010 0 Comments

I’m a big Dave Matthews Band fan, to me, they are the band that will live forever just like The Beatles are the band that lives forever for my father. I can turn on any song, at any time, and be in peace. There’s a lyric that comes to mind when I try and describe […]

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From Left Field: Some Possible Bullpen Options

An article by posted on December 2, 2010 0 Comments

While the Mets starting rotation will likely contain several question marks, the bullpen appears to be a revolving door at this point. Two vital pieces from 2010 are likely out, with Hisanori Takahashi heading out west and Pedro Feliciano testing the FA market. Following the non-tender deadline, many serviceable bullpen arms will become available. Some […]

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The Maine Thing To Remember Is…

An article by posted on December 2, 2010 0 Comments
The Maine Thing To Remember Is…

Many thought it at the time, that when John Maine left that game in Washington after only five pitches that he was also leaving the Mets. It sure appears that way as they aren’t likely to tender a contract to Maine by today’s midnight deadline. They’ll tender Mike Pelfrey, RA Dickey, Angel Pagan, and possibly […]

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Francesa, Paterson And The Mets

An article by posted on December 2, 2010 0 Comments
Francesa, Paterson And The Mets

Yesterday, on his WFAN/YES afternoon program, Mike Francesa had a one man guest show with Governor David Paterson, who will be leaving his gubernatorial office at the end of the year. He was promoted from Lt. Governor when the former governor – Eliot Spitzer – was found to have been spending more time with hookers […]

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The Joe Carter-Tony Batista Award

An article by posted on December 1, 2010 0 Comments

Trolling Fangraphs today, as I am wont to do, I came across a brilliant piece by a contributor of theirs named Matt Klaassen. It’s a yearly award “given to the player whose Runs Batted In most exaggerates his actual offensive value.” It’s such a simple formula, my first thought was self-deprecating, as I was mad for not […]

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