Mets Thoughts

Hope Springs Eternal, Especially Among Met Fans

An article by posted on January 29, 2010 0 Comments

Occasionally, all of us become downtrodden, pessimistic, and critical of the Mets. Even the most faithful and patient Met fans have problems with this. We vacillate between positive and negative storylines and opinions in our comments, our radio calls, our blog writing and reporting.  I’d like to take a positive look at what the Mets […]

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PECOTA Projections From BP

An article by posted on January 29, 2010 0 Comments

The folks over at Baseball Prospectus just published their 2010 projected standings. For the life of me, I’ll never understand this whole scientific approach to these things. Last season, as I do every season, I posted my own projections and got 4 out of 6 first place teams right, and my system is no better […]

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Homeruns vs. Runs Scored – A Decade Worth Of Evidence

An article by posted on January 28, 2010 0 Comments

I started writing this post about a week after the start of free agency. It ended up on the back burner as the Mets off season took on a life and a news cycle of its own. This morning, I came across an excellent blog post by Mike Silva of NYBD on this very subject which inspired me […]

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“We Believe In Comebacks.” (Sure We Do)

An article by posted on January 28, 2010 0 Comments

We all share great memories of 1986. One that stands out for me was actually the pre-game show prior to Game 7. Red Sox 2nd basemen Marty Barrett was being interviewed. The reporter asked him if he felt confident the Sox could overcome the Mets miraculous comeback in Game 6. Barrett answered eloquently, in a […]

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Minaya and Wilpon – Part Of The Problem, Not The Solution

An article by posted on January 27, 2010 0 Comments

Somewhere in heaven, former Mets beloved broadcaster Bob Murphy has bellowed, “Fasten Your Seatbelts,” one more time.  With no games to call, he may have been referring to the news that the Mets are interested in former Braves pitcher John Smoltz as a starter.    If Murph was back in the booth next season, only […]

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Every Free Agent, Can’t be a Met

An article by posted on January 27, 2010 0 Comments

It’s been a while since I posted here. One reason was my computer crashed and I couldn’t remember my login info, but the main reason was, I’m tired. You know, this past season more than any other I’ve learned to just throw my hands in the air and commit to watching 162 games a year, […]

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What Happened To The Pitching, Speed and Defense We Were Promised?

An article by posted on January 27, 2010 0 Comments

Back in October, when the Mets season came to a merciful end, Omar Minaya, Jeff Wilpon and Dave Howard hit the road like a traveling circus culminating in their sold out performance on WFAN with the godfather of sportstalk radio, Mike Francesa. The number one thing that came out of that interview was that the Mets […]

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Meet The Mets? Free Agent Pitchers Would Rather Not

An article by posted on January 27, 2010 0 Comments

So far this offseason, the Mets have failed to lure a free agent pitcher to Flushing.  What was supposedly their top priority (signing a starting pitcher), has turned into an endless series of questions regarding why the Mets can’t get any pitchers to sign with them.  In a span of 24 hours, the Mets and […]

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Mets Step Up Efforts To Land John Smoltz?

An article by posted on January 26, 2010 0 Comments

Update 1/26 3:00 pm Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports the obvious via Twitter, Mets’ next target, after losing Sheets, looks to be Smoltz. They have not been aggressive on Garland, according to a source. Adam Rubin also reported that the Mets were engaged in aggressive dialogue this morning even before the Sheets signing went down. […]

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Hey Mets Fans, Here’s A Sight For Sore Eyes

An article by posted on January 26, 2010 0 Comments

Check out this beautiful photograph of Johan Santana by Adam Rubin of the Daly News. (via The Ropolitans)  Despite all the ups and downs, and ranting and raving of this never-ending off season, you look at a photo like that and everything else almost seems to melt away. Santana after his pitching session, “This is big […]

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