Mets Thoughts

What The UZR Disciples Wont Tell You About Jason Bay

An article by posted on December 30, 2009 0 Comments

Keith Law of ESPN, a disciple of advanced metrics, says that Bay’s defense will dictate whether the contract is a good one or not. Umm, really? Did Mike Piazza’s defense dictate whether his time with the Mets was good or bad too? Of course Law, a long time proponent of advanced metrics, was alluding to the […]

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We’ve Had Jason Bay Before; His Name Was Kevin McReynolds

An article by posted on December 30, 2009 0 Comments

With the acquisition of free agent Jason Bay, the Mets have filled the hole they had in left field.  For the next four years, they do not have to employ platoons or put in players more suited for the fourth outfielder’s job (Endy Chavez a few years ago and Angel Pagan this past year).  They […]

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Baywatch Has Been Canceled; What’s Next On The Schedule?

An article by posted on December 29, 2009 0 Comments

After watching other teams sign free agent after free agent, the Mets finally made some headlines with a signing of their own. There will be no more Baywatch in Flushing as the Mets have signed Jason Bay to be their leftfielder for the next four years, pending the obligatory physical. Seven years after then-Expos GM […]

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The So-Called Vesting Option, And Other Mets Bashing

An article by posted on December 29, 2009 0 Comments

I’ve literally read over a dozen tweets from different sources in the mainstream media and a dozen more from ordinary bloggers like me regarding the 5th year vesting option that was a part of the 4 year deal the Mets gave Jason Bay. The problem is that there’s a lot of chirping going on about […]

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Mets Sign Jason Bay To A 4 Year Deal

An article by posted on December 29, 2009 0 Comments

As first reported on WFAN by Mike Francesa, the Mets have reached agreement on a four-year, $66 million dollar contract with Jason Bay pending a physical. Although Mets officials refused to confirm the agreement, Francesa said that only a physical stands in the way and that the team will hold a press conference making the […]

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It’s Been A While

An article by posted on December 29, 2009 0 Comments

The title of this post works in more than one way. It’s been a while since I have sat down and wrote an article, and it’s been a while since we’ve seen a major move from the Mets. Of course, that hinders on what you consider a major move, but looking at what the opposition […]

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Where Do They Get Off Questioning Our Loyalty?

An article by posted on December 29, 2009 0 Comments

Last week Mike Vaccaro post a blog on the New York Post website that you can read right here saying that ticket agents from the Mets are questioning the loyalty of fans who have not yet renewed their season tickets for the 2010 season.  I did get a phone call asking me if I was […]

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Number Two Starter Or More Of The Same?

An article by posted on December 28, 2009 0 Comments

When the 2009 season ended for the Mets, the consensus among fans was that number one our priority list was getting a top of the rotation starter. We all breathed a sigh of relief, when Jeff Wilpon and Omar Minaya both indicated the same thing back in October. Since then, we have seen over a half dozen pitchers […]

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Iconic Sportscaster George Michael Dies

An article by posted on December 24, 2009 0 Comments

Famed radio DJ and sportscaster George Michael died Thursday at age 70 after a battle with cancer. Michael was best known for his syndicated late-night show entitled: “The George Michael Sports Machine”. Although broadcast from the Washington DC area, “Sports Machine” was a favorite of mine every Sunday night on NBC. NBC Sports released the following […]

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Blowing Off Steam Before Hitting The Road…

An article by posted on December 23, 2009 0 Comments

I just finished reading a couple of different posts on some of the other Mets blogs I like to read, but both of them have left me scratching my head. Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn’t our stated goal that we should put a championship caliber team on the field in 2010? Is that not […]

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