Mets Thoughts

I Still Believe Collins Is The Front-Runner

An article by posted on November 18, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson will have his second round of interviews today with Wally Backman (noon) and Terry Collins (2 p.m.) then deliberate with his staff. A decision could come as soon as Sunday or Monday. “I think it is important that one have time to reflect, but I don’t think we need to sleep on this […]

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Mets Managerial Search Isn’t A Fair Race.

An article by posted on November 17, 2010 0 Comments

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported today that the managerial “search” is more of a formality: I guess Hale, in particular, has a chance to throw a Hail Mary and get the job. But this is as close to a rigged event as possible with Collins as the favorite and Melvin as a […]

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Dan Uggla Trade Gives One Pause On Trading Reyes Or Beltran

An article by posted on November 17, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday, I was quite surprised by the trade that sent Dan Uggla to the Braves for utility infielder Omar Infante and reliever Mike Dunn. The fact that he was traded isn’t what surprised me. We all knew the writing was on the wall once Uggla turned down a four-year deal worth $48 million dollars from the […]

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Braves Acquire Second Baseman Dan Uggla

An article by posted on November 16, 2010 0 Comments
Braves Acquire Second Baseman Dan Uggla

The Braves fired the opening salvo to the Hot Stove Season when they acquired powerful second baseman Dan Uggla today from the Marlins for utility man Omar Infante and lefty reliever Mike Dunn. Wow, that one kinda snuck up on everybody… Somebody please tell me what the Marlins were thinking? Even if you were to ignore the […]

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Should The Mets Look Into Rickie Weeks?

An article by posted on November 16, 2010 0 Comments

Today Ken Rosenthal reported that the Brewers would listen to offers regarding several players, one of those players is Rickie Weeks.  Weeks has one year left on his contract.  In 2010 Rickie Weeks will be making $2.75 million dollars.  The Mets we know need someone at second base as it’s highly likely that Castillo won’t […]

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Wright: A Manager With Fire And Is A Disciplinarian Is A Good Thing

An article by posted on November 16, 2010 0 Comments

In a must read article by Joel Sherman of the NY Post, Larry Bowa gives managerial candidate Terry Collins a glowing endorsement and also sheds light on one of the concerns about Collins. If there is a worry concerning Collins, it is about how his tour with the Angels ended. He managed the Angels to […]

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I Love Backman, But…

An article by posted on November 15, 2010 0 Comments

I won’t sugar coat things for you (as if you’ve ever worried about the Coop doing that)…I LOVE Wally Backman.  LOVE HIM.   When My Summer Family was still in operation, I wrote a piece called “Backman is the Answer.  What was the Question?“  This detailed why I was upset that the Mets didn’t at least […]

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Hurry Up And Wait

An article by posted on November 15, 2010 0 Comments

Does it seem to you, as it does to me that in many respects the job Sandy Alderson has is about as contentious and uphill as Chris Christie – Governor of New Jersey? No matter your political persuasion – if you have one at all – one has to admit that both men have more […]

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Mets Must Change Their Image In The Public Eye

An article by posted on November 15, 2010 0 Comments

The following clip from Family Guy last Sunday pretty much sums up the last few seasons for the Mets. While I don’t mind my favorite show poking fun at my favorite team, it makes me wonder what non-Mets fans think about our team. Here is another example of a a Family Guy Mets bashing. Even […]

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White Sox, Rangers Could Have Interest In Beltran?

An article by posted on November 15, 2010 0 Comments

Ever since Carlos Beltran told reporters he would consider waiving his no-trade clause if the team approached him, speculation has been ramping up. He has already been listed as a trade candidate by a few prominent baseball writers including Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports who writes, Add the […]

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