Mets Thoughts

Mets – Please Draft Grandal

An article by posted on June 5, 2010 0 Comments

I am no expert on College Baseball, High School Baseball or for the most part, minor league baseball. One thing that is apparent is as much as Mets fans would love for the heir apparent to be in our farm system at catcher – he, mainly Josh Thole is not that guy. Josh Thole’s nearest […]

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Dickey Pitches Well, Mets Win 4-3

An article by posted on June 4, 2010 0 Comments

R.A. Dickey came out and pitched a solid game, and the Mets took the first game in this home stand from the Marlins 4-3 Game Notes R.A. Dickey went out today, and threw the most knuckle balls in one game that he has thrown in any game this season, going 6 1/3 innings, giving up 3 runs […]

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NL East Report

An article by posted on June 4, 2010 0 Comments

Atlanta Braves: (32-22; Leader) The Braves have been surging, winning 9 in a row, and sweeping the Phillies. Troy Glaus and Martin Prado have been on fire lately. The Braves will head to Los Angeles to play the Dodgers for four. BTW: I started writing the NL East Report last June, and this is the […]

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Mets DFA Gary Matthews Jr., Recall Omir Santos

An article by posted on June 4, 2010 0 Comments

The New York Mets have pulled the plug on Gary Matthews Jr. and will recall Catcher Omir Santos from AA Binghamton. Matthews Jr., or GMJ for short, came over from the Los Angeles Angels for Brian Stokes, shortly after Carlos Beltran hit the DL. GMJ has an unremarkable .190/.266/.241 line in 65 plate appearances, following a […]

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Doug’s Dugout: The Closer, Instant Replay, and Ollie Perez

An article by posted on June 4, 2010 0 Comments

In the first installment of “Doug’s Dugout,” I take three healthy swings at the following:The Closer, Instant Replay, and Ollie Perez.   First things first:  I hate the Closer.  Specifically all Mets closers over the years who have contributed to migraine headaches and a brewing peptic ulcer.  Why should Frankie Rodriguez be any different from […]

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MLB Draft Preview: My Choice

An article by posted on June 4, 2010 0 Comments

How do you handle a 7th overall pick? Do you take the best player available, or the safe pick? Do you take the high-upside high school player, or the more advanced college player? Pitcher or hitter? I’m actually kind of conflicted on this. I’ve looked at the draft for the last few days, thinking along […]

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Contract Wars And The Perez Problem

An article by posted on June 4, 2010 0 Comments

I can’t begin to understand all the ins and outs of the Perez Problem – I always thought that sports agents gave their clients good advice, but Ollie is stuck with Scott Boras, who gives his clients contracts that over-reach expectations of their ability and knowledge.    I also wonder about the relationship between the […]

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Thank You Junior Griffey

An article by posted on June 3, 2010 0 Comments

Last night was a strange night in major league baseball. If you were like me, you turned to the MLB Network to watch Armando Galarraga throw a 28-out perfect game live. While that is going to be the story taking over a lot of sports talk shows today, it cannot be ignored that Ken Griffey […]

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Johan Santana: He Coulda Been A Contender…

An article by posted on June 3, 2010 0 Comments

  Everybody has a breaking point, and even though Johan Santana has not reached his, I’m thinking that a couple of more devastating losses like last night, and Johan will be singing a different tune. After the game, Santana may have revealed his frustration with the bullpen when he made this comment, “I can only […]

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MLB Draft Preview: Infielders

An article by posted on June 3, 2010 0 Comments

Thank you all for you wonderful comments. To read part one of the series, highlighting Right-Handed pitchers, go here. To read about the Left-Handed pitchers, go here. And yesterday’s column looked at the Outfielders. Today, we’ll see the prominent infielders. And when I say infielders, I’m including catchers. If you have been reading mock drafts, […]

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