Mets Thoughts

Spring Has Sprung

An article by posted on March 2, 2010 0 Comments

Spring officially is still about three weeks away. However, baseball fans have their own calendar. And today images of the glorious green and brown baseball diamond were beamed into our homes and the Mets delivered a win, the unofficial start of spring has begun. Finally, the embers of the hot stove have been extinguished. Talk supplanted […]

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The Crazies: There’s Something In The Water…

An article by posted on March 2, 2010 0 Comments

There’s something weird going on in Port St. Lucie… I can’t put my finger on it, but it’s starting to spread like wild fire… It’s one thing when loony Jerry Manuel starts hallucinating about Jenrry “Wild Thing” Mejia being the next Mariano Rivera. After all, we’ve all become accustomed to way-out comments like that from Manuel who in […]

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A Recipe For Success?

An article by posted on March 2, 2010 0 Comments

With the onset of actual baseball games being played in Florida and Arizona this week, we can all enjoy a sigh of relief that spring training has finally arrived. To those of us in the northeast, there’s a major streak of envy at the comparably better weather both Arizona and Florida are having right now. […]

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Mental Hurdle In Philadelphia, Major Challenge Facing Mets Squad

An article by posted on March 2, 2010 0 Comments

If you’re as geographically fortunate as me and spend 5-6 months annually battling numb fingertips, sub-zero temperatures and a deprivation of sports involving grass, this is an adrenaline inducing time of year.  Signs of spring are bountiful, undeniably so;  It’s time to put your hockey sticks and snowboards away and yank out that decrepit, oil […]

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Time To Step Up – Part 3, Outfielders

An article by posted on March 2, 2010 0 Comments

The last 2 weeks I wrote about how the pitchers and the players who patrol the infield must step up for the Mets to have success in 2010.  This week concludes with how the outfielders must step up. Angel Pagan: For the first 2 months of the 2010 season it looks like Angel Pagan will […]

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Jerry Manuel’s Love Affair Gone Awry

An article by posted on March 1, 2010 0 Comments

So apparently Jerry Manuel is having a major bromance with Jenrry Mejia. Apparently he’s gone on record that he wouldn’t object to having Mejia make the club this Spring perhaps as a setup man. Yeah well not so much. They were more like fantasies as he admitted in a press conference. According to John Harper […]

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Batting 2nd And Playing 2nd Base, #1, Luis Castillo

An article by posted on March 1, 2010 0 Comments

Can you believe that Luis Castillo has won the starting 2nd base job for the 2010 New York Mets?  He is the last man standing.  He was a huge underdog to win the job.  But he persevered.  He beat out Orlando Hudson, Adam Kennedy, Felipe Lopez, Brandon Phillips, and any other 2nd baseman that might […]

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Mets Current Roster As Good As It Gets… Until???

An article by posted on February 28, 2010 0 Comments

The current Mets roster continues to morph into whatever vision Omar Minaya, his underlings and ownership have for the team. We can all question the moves or lack thereof, but for the time being with the exception of a few smaller moves, the Met roster seems pretty set. The Met payroll will be far lower […]

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The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Maine

An article by posted on February 28, 2010 0 Comments

Since becoming a Met in 2006, John Maine has shown signs of greatness, such as his near no-hitter against the Marlins on the next-to-last day of the 2007 season.  However, he has never been able to maintain the consistent level of pitching that a pitcher of his talent needs to be a top of the […]

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Kelvim Escobar Could Start Season On DL

An article by posted on February 27, 2010 0 Comments

  As reported by WFAN and now confirmed on Mets.com, manager Jerry Manuel said he doesn’t think Kelvim Escobar’s ailing shoulder will allow him to be the team’s eighth-inning man by Opening Day. Escobar, who has been limited to just one Major League appearance in the past two years because of right shoulder woes, said he’s […]

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