Mets Thoughts

White Sox Reach Deal With J.J. Putz

An article by posted on December 11, 2009 0 Comments

The White Sox have signed free-agent reliever J.J. Putz to a one-year, $3 million dollar contract, according to Noah Coslov from MLB.com. The contract includes several incentives that could increase the value of the deal to as much as $10 million dollars. The Mets acquired Putz from the Mariners last off season in a three-team trade with the Indians […]

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What We Learn From The Brooklyn Dodgers

An article by posted on December 11, 2009 0 Comments

“You may glory in a team triumphant, but you fall in love with a team in defeat” “Losing after great striving is the story of Man” Roger Kahn (The Boys of Summer) Roger Kahn, working for the New York Herald Tribune, was the beat writer for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1950s.  He covered them […]

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The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

An article by posted on December 10, 2009 0 Comments

As the final day of the Winter Meetings comes to a close, the Mets fly back to New York much like the same team that arrived on Sunday. Any and all dreams of blockbuster trades and big free agent signings slowly dissipate into the same pessimistic feelings we ended the season with. There will be […]

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Mets Sign RHP Clint Everts; Could Be A Real Sleeper

An article by posted on December 10, 2009 0 Comments

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported that the Mets have signed minor-league RHP Clint Everts. Everts, 25, was highly sought after and was being pursued by 15 teams at the Winter Meetings. Last season, he was 8–1 with a 1.65 ERA in 44 relief appearances while pitching at three levels in the Washington Nationals farm system including Class-AAA Syracuse. In 60 innings pitched, […]

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Think Outside The Box – One Year Contracts Only

An article by posted on December 10, 2009 0 Comments

I think the Mets should change their whole way of thinking.  The Wilpons should give the edict to Omar Minaya that he is restricted to only signing and acquiring players on one year contracts.  There is too much uncertainty with Omar’s ability to make good decisions.   Let’s play the 2010 season under this scenario and […]

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Winter Meetings Day 3 Recap

An article by posted on December 9, 2009 0 Comments

The Brewers have agreed to terms with Randy Wolf on a three-year, $29.75 million contract. The deal will be finalized pending a physical. The Mets had strong interest in the 33-year-old left-hander who made 34 starts and posted a 3.23 ERA and 1.10 WHIP for the Dodgers last season. According to AOL’s Ed Price via Twitter, the Mets […]

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Mets Showing Signs Of Life: Lackey, Bay, Holliday, Molina

An article by posted on December 9, 2009 0 Comments

MLB Insider Jon Heyman of SI.com tweets that the Mets are now engaging John Lackey, Matt Holliday, and Jason Bay with renewed hopes of signing one of them. Purse strings opening for Omar? Mets are talking to Lackey, Holliday and Bay with renewed hopes to sign one of big three. I’m not buying into anything until we get […]

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Roy Halladay: We May Be Witnesses To A Biblical Prophecy

An article by posted on December 9, 2009 0 Comments

Still no serious negotiations are ongoing between the Blue Jays and a suitor for their ace, Roy Halladay. However, there is some interesting speculation and rumor making it’s way onto the blogosphere this morning. According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post,  “The Angels, Red Sox and Yankees, in that order for now, are pursuing Toronto […]

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Another Day, Another Catcher: Omar Talks To Torrealba’s Agent

An article by posted on December 8, 2009 0 Comments

According to David Lennon of Newsday, Rockies’ catcher Yorvit Torrealba may be on the Mets radar.  Again. Earlier today, Omar Minaya spoke to Melvin Roman, the agent for free agent catcher Yorvit Torrealba.  If Bengie Molina continues to ask for a three-year deal, the Mets might consider Torrealba. However, if you recall, two years ago […]

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Another Winter Meetings Wish List

An article by posted on December 8, 2009 0 Comments

Yesterday the winter meetings officially began in Indianapolis and as usual some trades were apparently made and then it turned out that there was no trade. In some cases the two teams involved in the trade had not even spoken to each other.  This is the joys of covering the winter meetings.  In the case […]

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