Mets Thoughts

Weighing In On Blanco, Polanco, Saito and Delgado

An article by posted on December 4, 2009 0 Comments

Henry Blanco C – The Mets made the Henry Blanco signing official last night, signing the 38-year old catcher to a one year deal worth $1.5 million dollars. It’s a significant raise for Blanco who was only paid $750 K last season with the Padres. When San Diego signed Blanco, he was coming off a […]

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The Mets Owe Us Big Time!

An article by posted on December 3, 2009 0 Comments

Jayson Stark of ESPN, is reporting that the Philadelphia Phillies are targeting Placido Polanco as their next third baseman, according to a source familiar with their thinking. Before Wednesday, the Phillies appeared to be locked in on three potential free-agent third basemen — Polanco, Adrian Beltre and Mark DeRosa. But talks intensified with Polanco’s agents Wednesday, a […]

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Hot Stove Recap: Harden, Dye, Hudson, Bay, Molina, Doumit

An article by posted on December 3, 2009 0 Comments

Here’s a round-up of the day’s Hot Stove rumors and transactions. Rich Harden SP – Several reports today suggest that Rich Harden is drawing heavy interest from the Red Sox and the Mariners. Harden was not offered arbitration and the 28-year old righthander has become much more desirable in the eyes of many. Of the […]

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Ike Davis: The Future Looks Great At First Base

An article by posted on December 3, 2009 0 Comments

Last week, Kevin Kernan of the NY Post caught up with Ron Davis, the father of Mets first base prospect Ike Davis. In this candid interview, Ron talks about what he envisions for his son’s future in the game, but also shares a touching story that reveals the caliber of Ike’s character. Michael Lio, a […]

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Omar Minaya’s Trade History

An article by posted on December 2, 2009 0 Comments

Here is complete list of all trades made by Omar Minaya since he became GM of the Mets after the 2004 season. This does not include any free agent signings. 2009 08/25/09 Traded Billy Wagner to the Red Sox for for Chris Carter and Eddie Lora 08/08/09 Traded cash or PTBN to the Cubs for Jason […]

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Josh Thole Is Giving Me Second Thoughts On Bengie Molina

An article by posted on December 2, 2009 0 Comments

I’m really starting to have second thoughts about the Mets going after free agent catcher Bengie Molina. I know how strongly I have advocated for Molina in the last two months, but am becoming more and more taken with Josh Thole as he toils away in Winter Ball with the hopes of impressing Mets brass and potentially […]

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Mets Sign Former Phillies Catcher Chris Coste

An article by posted on December 1, 2009 0 Comments

According to a report this afternoon by Fargo’s Jeff Kolpack, the Mets have signed free agent catcher/first baseman Chris Coste. He writes, Fargo’s Chris Coste is headed to the Big Apple. Coste agreed to terms with the New York Mets today on a contract that guarantees him a spot on the 40-man roster. Coste said the […]

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Better Value: Schneider 2 Years For $3 Million or $9.8 Million?

An article by posted on December 1, 2009 0 Comments

It’s all about the “value” Mets fans. Regardless of your thoughts on the Phillies getting Brian Schneider, it’s a solid move for the Phillies who can give the Mets a lesson or two about getting the most value for a player. The Phillies are reportedly paying Schneider $3 million dollars for two years or an […]

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Twitter Poll Results – Billy Wagner Reactions

An article by posted on December 1, 2009 0 Comments

This morning I asked the following Twitter Poll question: Are you happy with the end result of how Omar Minaya handled Billy Wagner? Red Sox get two high draft picks (1st round pick, sandwich pick) Braves get their new closer; Billy Wagner Mets get two low level prospects; Chris Carter and Eddie Lora Here are some of the responses. Unhappy […]

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Mauer and Halladay Issue Their Own Deadlines On Deadline Day

An article by posted on December 1, 2009 0 Comments

Can you guess what the magic word is for this chilly December 1st day? To begin, Toronto starting pitcher Roy Halladay has given the Blue Jays a deadline for trading him or he will invoke his no trade clause according to Buster Olney of ESPN. Roy Halladay, the All-Star pitcher who has been the subject of much trade […]

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