Mets Thoughts

Like It Or Not, Castillo Is As Good As Gone

An article by posted on November 12, 2009 0 Comments

Deal with it Mets fans. They say where there’s smoke there’s fire, and right now there is an inferno raging where Luis Castillo is concerned. Debating whether Luis Castillo should stay or go has been a fun and interesting exercise for Mets fans lately, but the fact of the matter is we have no say […]

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Carlos Beltran: A True Role Model For Today’s Kids

An article by posted on November 12, 2009 0 Comments

Carlos Beltran has always been a soft-spoken leader, preferring to lead by example rather than through rah-rah histrionics.  Throughout his career, he has been a player that has done everything well on the field.  He can hit for average (.325 in 2009, career .283 hitter), hit for power (franchise record-tying 41 HR in 2006), steal […]

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Mets Winter League Prospect Watch – 11/13/09

An article by posted on November 12, 2009 0 Comments

The Winter Leagues are in full swing.  Mets major and minor leaguers are playing in the Arizona Fall League, Venezuelan League, Dominican League, Puerto Rican League and Mexican League. I will report every week or so on how our Mets prospects are doing down there. Winter League Baseball is a great link at which you can […]

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If Randy Wolf Was Mets Top Acquisition, Would You Be Satisfied?

An article by posted on November 11, 2009 0 Comments

In the last five days, I hear the name of Randy Wolf more often when it comes to the Mets pursuit of a number two starter, than this years pick of the litter, John Lackey. Earlier today I posted about the Mets being concerned about the potential for an arm injury with regard to John Lackey, which […]

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Quit Focusing on 2B!

An article by posted on November 11, 2009 0 Comments

I logged on today to find an article by a fellow blogger about how the Mets should focus on Brandon Phillips for 2010. I immediately slipped into a state of shock, which lead to an unconscious state, and now here I am. Following 2008, everybody was down on Luis Castillo. Castillo had his worst offensive […]

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“In Omar We Trust(ed)”

An article by posted on November 11, 2009 0 Comments

Omar Minaya was hired prior to the 2005 season to turn around the floundering New York Mets.  The team and its management were in chaos.  The Mets had completed three consecutive losing seasons with 86, 95, and 91 losses.  The low point occurred in 2004 when the Mets traded top prospect Scott Kazmir for Victor […]

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Fantasy GM: What Would I Do If I Were Running The Mets?

An article by posted on November 11, 2009 0 Comments

It’s easy to sit and write an article saying that the Mets should sign Jason Bay, trade for Adrian Gonzalez and Roy Halladay and who knows what else. To examine the Mets offseason like they are working without the constrictions of a budget would be a mistake. They aren’t the Yankees. Given the number of […]

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Dear Omar: Oldies Aren’t Necessarily Goodies

An article by posted on November 11, 2009 0 Comments

When Julio Franco was a Met, he vowed to play until he was 50. That didn’t happen, but the way Omar Minaya has put this team together, the Mets might have a few AARP members before too long. When the 2009 season began, more than half of the 25-man roster (13 players in all) was […]

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Beware Of The Blob!

An article by posted on November 11, 2009 0 Comments

Is your head spinning yet? We live in the age of the 24 hour news cycle thanks to the internet, but somehow when it comes to the hot stove season, it’s more like a 24 minute news cycle. Case in point, the Matt Holliday rumors. Everyone who has an inkling, a feeling or a thought on […]

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Mets Trying To Pull Another Vladimir Guerrero

An article by posted on November 10, 2009 0 Comments

Last month, during a much ballyhooed appearance with Mike Francesa on WFAN, Omar Minaya and Jeff Wilpon seemed to indicate that the Mets would be major players in the free agent market this winter. They stated that their the top targets would be a number two starting pitcher and a big time power hitter. (Their words, […]

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