Mets Thoughts

It’s Winter Meetings Time (Ya Still Gotta Love It!)

An article by posted on December 6, 2009 0 Comments

Next to opening day and any day the Mets are in a playoff game, the first day of the Baseball Winter Meetings used to be my favorite day of the baseball season. I say “used to be” because this industry trade show (no pun intended) that lasts almost a week doesn’t generate the adrenaline, anticipation […]

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Bill Madden: Mets Only Want Low Budget Latin Players

An article by posted on December 6, 2009 0 Comments

I can’t believe what I just read from Bill Madden in the Daily News this morning. Mets? Did somebody say the Mets? They won’t spend the money for Holliday, Bay or Lackey and apparently, they’re only interested in signing low-budget Latin players, having shown little or no interest in Byrd, Figgins, DeRosa, Wolf or even […]

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Pat Burrell For Luis Castillo? Terrible Idea!

An article by posted on December 5, 2009 0 Comments

Luis Castillo for Pat Burrell? Says who? I don’t know who concocted this crazy rumor, but it’s about as nuts as the one that had us going after Milton Bradley. Actually, I’d rather have Bradley than Burrell, at least Bradley can field his position and he still has a potent bat. The only reason the Mets […]

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It’s Beginning To Look Alot Like Mets-Mess

An article by posted on December 4, 2009 0 Comments

During the infancy of the 2009 free agency campaign, Mets General Omar Minaya has fired off salvo’s to the rest of the National League East about as damaging as a mouse passing wind. The hysteria you are hearing is coming from the rival GM’s in Philly, Miami, Atlanta, and be careful, Washington too. Minaya has […]

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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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