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Will Jason Bay Rebound In 2011?

An article by posted on November 26, 2010 0 Comments

On December 29, 2009, the Mets and free agent outfielder Jason Bay agreed to a four-year $66 million deal with a fifth year vesting option that could bring the deal over the $80 million plateau. He was coming of an All-Star year in Boston and even won a Silver Slugger award. He finally earned the […]

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Doug’s Dugout: Giving Thanks That Manager Search Is Over

An article by posted on November 25, 2010 0 Comments

In Doug’s Dugout today we: Give Thanks the Mets managerial search is over; talk about the hot stove, and marvel (not really) at the dream team in suits. First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to all the Mets faithful out there. Please, eat your meals with your families without bringing up another dismal campaign. It will […]

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Happy Thanksgiving Day!

An article by posted on November 25, 2010 0 Comments
Happy Thanksgiving Day!

On behalf of everyone at Mets Merized Online, we would like to thank all of our wonderful readers and contributors for all their amazing support over the years. It’s always such an enormous pleasure to share our opinions and interact with some the best Mets and baseball fans in the world. Our passion for the Mets binds all of […]

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Can Oliver Perez Be Salvaged As A Situational Lefty?

An article by posted on November 24, 2010 0 Comments

In a series of tweets, Andy Martino of the Daily News revealed that a Mets insider is suggesting that the team should give embattled starting pitcher, Oliver Perez, a shot at filling a situational lefty role in the bullpen next season. Not saying he’ll succeed, but there’s absolutely no reason not to bring Oliver Perez to […]

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Will Terry Collins Bring Much Needed Discipline To Mets?

An article by posted on November 24, 2010 0 Comments
Will Terry Collins Bring Much Needed Discipline To Mets?

One of my biggest complaints with the Mets in the last few years has been the frequent disregard of fundamental baseball exhibited by our veterans. I can forgive a rookie for the occasional “rookie mistake”, but when I see Angel Pagan throwing to the wrong base, or Jose Reyes taking off for third base with David […]

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The Mets Dilemma: No Pitching, No Hitting, No Money

An article by posted on November 24, 2010 0 Comments

My mindset has always been one of exhibiting patience, favoring the building of a perennial playoff contender through a strong farm system, savvy trades and a few well placed free agents.  With the hiring of Sandy Alderson and the others of his new regime, such a mentality is going to be put into action.  There […]

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From Left Field: Dissecting The Hiring of Terry Collins

An article by posted on November 23, 2010 0 Comments

Though the “decision” did not have as much hype as that of LeBron James’ over the summer, it’s official: Terry Collins is the 20th manager in New York Mets team history. As a fan, I find myself as cautiously optimistic about this hiring. To be honest, I had no true preference among the four candidates […]

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First Impressions Of Terry Collins

An article by posted on November 23, 2010 0 Comments

The thing that stood out most in listening to Terry Collins this morning is his emphasis in “playing the game correctly.’’ Collins promised an accent on fundamentals with a team that too often disregarded them in the past. This is a team that gives away too many at-bats, both at the plate and on the mound, […]

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Something To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving Day

An article by posted on November 23, 2010 0 Comments

I couldn’t help sharing the following news item with you after reading about it on MLBTR. Obviously, most baseball fans, even Mets fans, have heard about the ongoing negotiations between Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees. You would never think the Yankees would be playing hardball with the one player that has defined their brand and […]

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Alderson On Why No Wally Backman

An article by posted on November 23, 2010 0 Comments
Alderson On Why No Wally Backman

For those of you who were curious as to why Sandy Alderson decided against Wally Backman as a manager, he spoke to Kevin Burkhardt and shed some light on why he decided to go in another direction. “I enjoyed meeting Wally,” Alderson said. “We had, of course, long discussions with him over two occasions. One […]

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