Mets Thoughts

Confusion, Chaos, and Bewilderment

An article by posted on January 15, 2010 0 Comments

Even when the Titanic was doomed and sinking to the bottom of the North Atlantic the Captain, John Smith remained in the wheelhouse. Yesterday, as the Mets organization again was taking on water, their leader, Omar Minaya was in warm dry Arizona carrying Jeff Wilpon’s luggage. At this point, that is all Minaya is-an overpaid […]

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Reason #17 To Retire Keith Hernandez’s Number

An article by posted on January 15, 2010 0 Comments

Keith Hernandez was the heart and soul of the 1980s Mets teams that went from languishing at the bottom of the National League East to winning two division titles and a World Series championship.  The former first baseman was a leader both on and off the field, and was given the captain’s “C” to honor […]

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Jeff Wilpon Fails To Deliver On His Promises

An article by posted on January 15, 2010 0 Comments

On October 4th, after the conclusion of the worst season in the Omar Minaya era, Jeff Wilpon appeared with Minaya and Dave Howard on WFAN with Mike Francesa. When Wilpon was pressed by Francesa to spell out specifically what he would do differently in 2010, Wilpon responded as follows: “Obviously, mistakes were made with respect to […]

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Beltran Surgery Aftermath Fueling Wild Speculation

An article by posted on January 14, 2010 0 Comments

The news that Carlos Beltran underwent arthroscopic surgery on his ailing knee, hit Mets fans like a tidal wave on Wednesday night. The procedure was performed in Colorado by his personal physician, Dr. Richard Steadman. The Mets issued a statement that he would be able to resume baseball activities in 12 weeks, but who knows when […]

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Around The Majors: Sheets, LaRoche, and More

An article by posted on January 13, 2010 0 Comments

Ben Sheets, who after refusing to throw for teams early in the offseason, will apparently put his repaired right arm on display for suitors. Sheets, 31, has drawn interest from many teams, though it has generally been tempered because of his exorbitant contract demands for a pitcher with injury problems. Sheets has asked for a […]

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You Can’t Win ‘Em All: Pitcher/Batter Showdowns

An article by posted on January 13, 2010 0 Comments

Coming through in the clutch is a great measure of a baseball player’s value.  Who is and who isn’t clutch.  MMO readers have had numerous heated arguments on this subject.  Just remember – No player can be clutch all the time. Here are my top ten battles in which Mets pitchers or batters failed to […]

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McGwire, McGriff, Delgado: Who Gets Into The Hall First?

An article by posted on January 13, 2010 0 Comments

With all the recent talk about Mark McGwire, I’ve decided to think about first basemen and the Hall of Fame.  The last MLB first baseman to be inducted into the Hall of Fame was Eddie Murray in 2003.  Therefore, when the Class of 2010 was announced last week and only Andre Dawson was voted in, […]

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Say It Aint So: The Worst Thing To Ever Happen To Our Game

An article by posted on January 13, 2010 0 Comments

Safe to say none of us were really shocked when Mark McGwire admitted using steroids. The court of public opinion had already found him guilty and on Monday Big Mac admitted what we all suspected and knew in our hearts for years. It does, however, give us reason to look at the long term effects […]

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Vindicated, Cooperstown, Car Salesmen and 61

An article by posted on January 12, 2010 0 Comments

Mark McGwire’s admission to steroid and PED use on Monday, has brought some hotly contested issues to the forefront. Some of these debates may never be settled, while others will be decided over time. I have my own opinions on all these issues. Jose Canseco – Mark McGwire was the lead character in the tell-all […]

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2010 Fantasy Match-Up: David Wright vs. Carl Crawford

An article by posted on January 12, 2010 0 Comments

There are several interesting player comparisons we can look at in the first few rounds of 2010 fantasy drafts. This season seems more muddled then normal, with very few clear-cut selections for fantasy owners to make due to injuries or epic struggles in 2009. One of the interesting debates right now comes in the second […]

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