Mets Thoughts

The Mets Do Need Home Run Hitters

An article by posted on October 30, 2009 0 Comments

There is so much talk about what the Mets need next year.  Should we build a team to take advantage of the CitiField dimensions?  That means pitching, defense, and speed.  Maybe the answer is yes.  But you cannot ignore the need for power in the lineup.  Here are some interesting statistics.  The Mets had 93 homerless […]

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Did Javier Vasquez Just Become Expendable?

An article by posted on October 30, 2009 0 Comments

Last month, a team source for the San Diego Padres told me he believed that the Atlanta Braves will try to trade Javier Vasquez in the off season according to some rumblings around the league. I really didn’t give it much thought at the time because I didn’t really see any reason why the Braves would […]

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Winter League Update: Thole Batting .389, Mejia 10.50 ERA

An article by posted on October 30, 2009 0 Comments

Here is a quick look at how some of our boys are performing in the Winter Leagues and the Arizona Fall League. Most of these leagues are just getting underway so keep in mind that these are very small sample sizes. The Mets will also have some players appearing in the Puerto Rican League when […]

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Book Review: Bottom Of The Ninth

An article by posted on October 30, 2009 0 Comments

I just finished reading Michael Shapiro’s very good baseball book, Bottom of the Ninth. This book focuses on the efforts of Branch Rickey, William Shea, and other would be baseball owners, and their efforts to get major league baseball (the owners) to allow major league expansion. A secondary, and probably unneeded storyline focuses on Yankee […]

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Say It Ain’t So Pedro

An article by posted on October 29, 2009 0 Comments

The burning question for Mets fans is who to root for in this year’s World Series, the Yankees or the Phillies? Both are hated, both are outstanding teams replete with thumpers that make Mets fans queasy with envy. While many ruminate on which team to root for, let me simplify the equation, and flip over […]

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Why Do We Have To Root For Either Team?

An article by posted on October 28, 2009 0 Comments

Some people are calling it the Doomsday Series.  Others are calling it the World Series From Hell.  I’m calling it Armageddon.  Regardless of what name you’re attaching to this year’s Fall Classic, the World Series no Mets fan wanted to see between the Yankees and the Phillies has become a reality and is set to […]

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If Citi Field Is A Pitchers Park Why Not Go After Top Pitchers?

An article by posted on October 28, 2009 0 Comments

As we all know by now Citi Field is a pitchers park.  It has a big outfield and 16 foot fences on the outfield walls.  The Wilpons decided when building a new ball park for the Mets to play in that they wanted a pitchers park for the Mets. I’m sure if you ask David […]

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Heroes of 69: Jerry Koosman. World Series Dominance

An article by posted on October 28, 2009 0 Comments

Throughout our history, we’ve had our fair share of great pitchers. The names Seaver, Gooden and Santana quickly come to mind. However, if there was one game that your life depended on, if you needed a big win, Jerry Koosman should be listed first. The best lefty in team history, Koosman was always capable of […]

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Before I Root for Philadelphia

An article by posted on October 28, 2009 0 Comments

To those of you who for some reason seem to think that hearing the Yankees fans chirp is more annoying than our division rival winning their 2nd World Series title in a row, I say to you the following:  I would root for Apollo Creed to not get up in Rocky IV after being physically […]

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Hey A.J. Burnett – We Want Pie Too

An article by posted on October 28, 2009 0 Comments

Including the playoffs, A.J. Burnett has had 17 opportunities to throw pie in the faces of happy Yankee players who have delivered “walk off” hits.  The last time was last Sunday at around 12:30 AM in game 2 of the ALCS, when he “pied” Jerry Hairston, who had singled and scored the winning run on […]

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