Mets Thoughts

“That’s Life…That’s What People Say…”

An article by posted on December 15, 2010 0 Comments

I was contemplating whether or not to write this and perhaps allow our collective wounds time to heal regarding Cliff Lee’s decision to rejoin the Phillies. First off I’ll be up front and tell you that at many points this past season, I was clamoring for the Mets to land Lee. I knew it would […]

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Patience Is The Right Course For The Mets

An article by posted on December 15, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson said Philadelphia’s stunning signing of Cliff Lee will have no great bearing or impact on his plans for putting together the Mets for 2011. Nor should it. Alderson says the Mets can be competitive, but there’s room for interpretation on what that means. Will the Mets make a run at the wild card […]

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Highlights From The Terry Collins Interview

An article by posted on December 15, 2010 0 Comments

New Mets manager Terry Collins, dressed in his red holiday garb, was also kind enough to answer some questions at the Christmas party. As with Alderson, the bulk of the conversation focused on the Cliff Lee signing. “Certainly I was shocked, but I know better than to be shocked in our business,” said Collins. “They […]

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Highlights From The Sandy Alderson Interview

An article by posted on December 15, 2010 0 Comments

Several Mets bloggers and I were lucky enough to ask Mets GM Sandy Alderson a few questions at the Mets holiday party. The major topic we discussed was the Cliff Lee deal with the Phillies. “A little bit surprised it was the Phillies,” said Alderson. “We knew there was a third club involved. It makes […]

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No Apologies. Just My Philosophy.

An article by posted on December 14, 2010 0 Comments

I’ve been called a Mets apologist here lately. I don’t really understand that to be honest. What am I apologizing for? Giving a newly hired GM more than 3 months and 0 games played before I judge him? Guilty as Charged I guess. But, while being called an apologist I’ve been accused of just negating […]

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Beltran and Bay Both Recovering And Doing Well

An article by posted on December 14, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of the ESPN had injury updates on Carlos Beltran and Jason Bay. I’m most encouraged about how optimistic Beltran sounds, “I feel good about it,” Beltran said about the knee woes, which prompted him to be shut down after the Mets’ Sept. 28 game. “What I was feeling last year when I stopped […]

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Cliff Lee Deal Made Phillies Younger, NOT Older.

An article by posted on December 14, 2010 0 Comments

I couldn’t resist commenting on this post by SNY’s Ted Berg who also has a blog at TedQuarters.net. Berg asserts the following, “They’ll also be one of the very oldest teams in baseball, quite likely the oldest. They were the oldest team in baseball last year, and now they’re all a year older — you probably know […]

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I Have Become Comfortab-Lee Numb

An article by posted on December 14, 2010 0 Comments
I Have Become Comfortab-Lee Numb

So Cliff Lee is back with the Phillies. What a mind blower this was when the news sunk in after the numbness went away. Even though there were whispers that somehow the Phillies were very much engaged, I refused to believe it and kept hanging onto the slim hope that Lee would re-sign with the […]

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The 10 Happiest People In Baseball Today

An article by posted on December 14, 2010 0 Comments
The 10 Happiest People In Baseball Today

10. Carlos Ruiz – The Phillies catcher must love going to work knowing he gets to call games for Halladay, Oswalt and Hamels. Adding Cliff Lee into the mix only makes his job a little slice of heaven.. 9. Kristen Lee – Sweet little Kristen gets even with the Yankees after their fans delighted in […]

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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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