Mets Thoughts

Should Mets Sign John Smoltz?

An article by posted on March 15, 2010 0 Comments

Please don’t hold my pessimism against me. Usually I’m a “glass is half-full” kind of guy, but the 2010 Mets are essentially relying on the same starting rotation they had last year as it’s been painfully told and shown to us all winter long. Johan Santana, Mike Pelfrey, John Maine, Oliver Perez and perhaps either […]

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Thole and Nieuwenhuis Among First Cuts From Mets Camp

An article by posted on March 15, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of the Daily News reports that fourteen players have been cut from Mets camp and reassigned to minor league camp. Most notable among them, but hardly a surprise is catcher Josh Thole who will start the season in AAA-Buffalo where he will hone his defensive skills. We may see him again this season, but probably not […]

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Johan Throws Four Santana-Esque Innings

An article by posted on March 14, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets go into the 2010 season with plenty of question marks regarding a number of different things. One certainty however, is their ace Johan Santana who delivered four solid innings against the Marlins today in his second start of the grapefruit season. Many of us, including myself, have been anxiously awaiting for that one quintessential moment […]

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Mets Fans Everywhere: Way Too Soon To Panic

An article by posted on March 14, 2010 0 Comments

Here it is, one day before “The Ides of March” and the so called pundits as well as the vast majority of the Mets faithful are in full panic mode and have come to bury Caesar long before the body is cold. Come on everybody, 2009 was officially over on Oct 3rd or if you […]

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Carlos Beltran Could Return In Mid April

An article by posted on March 12, 2010 0 Comments

Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger reports that Carlos Beltran expects to begin playing in rehab games by early April. By April, Beltran believes he will be able to play in rehabilitation games. Then it would take about a week to 10 days before he could rejoin the club. Acclimating to baseball will be easy. Getting to […]

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A Spring Suitable For Optimists And Pessimists Alike

An article by posted on March 12, 2010 0 Comments

The top stories for the Mets so far this spring is the (again) absence of Carlos Beltran and Jose Reyes’, and the emergence of Ike Davis and Jenrry Mejia. Add a sidebar by the unsinkable Nelson (Molly Brown) Figueroa, and it has been business as usual at camp. Established players hone their skills and young […]

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Mets Camp – Nightmare In Port St. Lucie

An article by posted on March 12, 2010 0 Comments

February started out with so much hope.  As the players arrived in Port St. Lucie there were so many positive vibes.  And fans picked up on it and became excited.  The adage, hope springs eternal, was never more true.  Now, three weeks later, everything has changed.  It’s a nightmare and we are not waking up. […]

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Morning Grind: Reyes Aftermath Shows Depth Is Still A Problem

An article by posted on March 12, 2010 0 Comments

It seems like the more things change, the more they stay the same. After coming off a miserable season that was marred by injury in 2009, what made that season worse than it should have been was the apparent lack of depth. Carlos Delgado goes down and is replaced by untested leftfielder Daniel Murphy… Jose […]

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Does Anybody Want The Fifth Spot Besides Figueroa?

An article by posted on March 11, 2010 0 Comments

With all the talk about #2 through #4 of the rotation for the Amazins, the 5th spot is as up in the air as an Ike Davis homerun. There are arguably about three or four pitchers contending for the spot. After a tenuous 2009, a clear message is being sent to everyone not named Santana […]

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The Time For Short-Sightedness Must Come To An End

An article by posted on March 11, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin, of the Daily News, Jerry Manuel  does in fact intend to use Jenrry Mejia in short relief appearances. First, Mr. Rubin’s quote, than my outrage. Look for Manuel to get his way with Jenrry Mejia, at least as far as working the 20-year-old righthander as a reliever from this point forward […]

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