Mets Thoughts

Thoughts On Rubin and Backman Reactions

An article by posted on November 3, 2010 0 Comments

This is kind of an odd post for me. I came across a couple of articles regarding something Adam Rubin said in a live chat he had with Mets fans yesterday. “If I can say it cryptically, I just think the Mets know things that are not circulated and don’t feel comfortable. Sometimes organizations know things that […]

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From Left Field: Are Takahashi And Dickey Worth Two-Year Deals?

An article by posted on November 3, 2010 0 Comments

Two of the bright spot from an otherwise bleak 2010 Mets squad were pitchers Hisanori Takahashi and Robert Alan Dickey. Dickey is eligible for arbitration and Takahashi is a free agent, with the deadline to negotiate with Takahashi fast approaching. When the Mets signed Takahashi, they didn’t really know what they were going to get […]

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No Chance Grienke Will Accept Trade To NY

An article by posted on November 3, 2010 0 Comments

For those Mets fans hoping that Kansas City ace Zach Grienke could somehow end up in a Mets uniform this offseason, Jon Heyman puts damper on that notion. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/SI_JonHeyman/statuses/29531270680[/tweeted] The 2009 Cy Young winner could be traded this offseason, but he can veto a trade to 15 teams, and based on Heyman’s tweet, the Yankees […]

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Taking a Leap Of Faith for Hurdle; Not Backman

An article by posted on November 2, 2010 0 Comments

From the beginning, I feel like I’ve been the person here who tells everybody to take a deep breath. Whether it be the fans who want Zack Greinke, or Cliff Lee, whether it be the saber-cats, or the saber-haters, or the Bobby V supports, or even yes, my favorite Mets player of all-time, Wally Backman.  […]

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Alderson’s Big Test Will Be In Who He Hires As Manager

An article by posted on November 2, 2010 0 Comments

While everyone celebrates that Sandy Alderson is the new GM and that he said all the right things the Mets still need a manager.  Unfortunately for us it looks like the Mets are going to be cheap with who they hire.  Also Alderson doesn’t like spending money so that means Bobby Valentine won’t be the […]

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Mets Need Manager To Do More Than Sell Some Tickets

An article by posted on November 1, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson is back from teaching in California and at Citi Field working on hiring the next manager of the Mets. There should be some interviews this week. While Alderson said he’s not adverse to hiring a “fiery,” manager – relief to Wally Backman supporters – his preference is of an analytical and knowledgeable type. […]

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Billy Beane, Moneyball and OBP

An article by posted on November 1, 2010 0 Comments

This past weekend, we had quite a battle here on MMO over a post I wrote regarding the so-called Moneyball Mets era Sandy Alderson is expected to usher in. I never read the book, but several readers that I spoke with or chatted with via email, all told me that the book was based on […]

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This Bud’s For You: Selig’s At It Again

An article by posted on November 1, 2010 0 Comments

It looks like he’s at it again. According to Associated Press, Commissioner Bud Selig is seriously considering adding another round of playoffs to the post-season, possibly as soon as 2011. Can someone please stop this man???? Under his proposal there would be not one but two wildcards from each league. The teams with the 2 […]

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Why Ricciardi Could Help

An article by posted on October 31, 2010 0 Comments

John Harper of the Daily News gives some compelling reasons why former Blue Jays GM, J.P. Ricciardi could be the right man to run Mets player development. Ricciardi would be the guy that baseball people expect to dramatically change the way the Mets have scouted and drafted in recent years. One person inside the organization […]

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Mets Nation Sending In The Marine

An article by posted on October 31, 2010 0 Comments

  I have to admit I didn’t really want to write this. Don’t get me wrong I appreciate every opportunity I’m given to write for MMO. I just tend to find it difficult to write about, well, nothing; or at least rehash what the general consensus is. Ok, that’s probably a bit harsh not to […]

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