Mets Thoughts

Is Breaking Up The Core The Right Option?

An article by posted on November 7, 2010 0 Comments

One of the initial challenges that Sandy Alderson will face as the news Mets GM will involve the decision to either hold tight with the talent the Mets have or break up the core of players and basically start fresh. Right now, the Mets core centers around David Wright, Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran and Johan […]

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Moneyball And The Mets Minor League Philosophy

An article by posted on November 7, 2010 0 Comments

Steve Sidoti of 7 Train To Shea, had an interesting post this afternoon in which he looks at some of the parts of the book Moneyball that dealt with our new GM Sandy Alderson. Incidentally, I just started to read the book myself today. One of the things that Steve mentions in his post is Alderson’s three […]

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Is Angel Pagan An Everyday Player?

An article by posted on November 6, 2010 0 Comments

Angel Pagan had what looked to be a tremendous season for the Mets in 2010. When the news broke that Carlos Beltran would miss a considerable chunk of time and miss the start of the season, Pagan stepped right in as he did in 2009 and gave the Mets more than anyone expected. In 151 […]

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Who Replaces Takahashi? This Reliever Is Worth A Look.

An article by posted on November 6, 2010 0 Comments

As you all know by now, the Mets have released Hisanori Takahashi as per the special terms of the 1-year deal he signed last offseason. Takahashi is now a free agent, and at midnight tonight, he will be joined by fellow southpaw Pedro Feliciano. Takahashi, 35, was said to be looking for a 3-year deal worth $15 million […]

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Reyes Must Return To Form Before Mets Show Him The Money

An article by posted on November 5, 2010 0 Comments

As expected, the Mets picked up the $11 million option for Jose Reyes for 2011 and left open the possibility of a long term extension. When the Mets signed Reyes to a multi-year deal in 2006, he was on the verge of stardom and being a special player. The injuries that plagued him early in […]

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What Will Be The “Mets Way?”

An article by posted on November 4, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson’s first hire is former Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi as his special assistant, with presumably one of his responsibilities to help implement a “Mets Way,” throughout the organization, beginning with the lower levels of the minor league system. Considering the dimensions of Citi Field, presumably an organizational philosophy will place an emphasis on […]

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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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