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Oliver Perez May Be Worst Signing Of 2009

An article by posted on September 27, 2009 0 Comments

Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLBTR looked at some of the least successful signings of the off season last year. And there’s a good chance that Oliver Perez was the worst of them all. Here are the other candidates. Oliver Perez – $36MM over three years – He allowed 51 runs in 66 innings for an ugly […]

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2010 Spotlight: Second Base

An article by posted on September 27, 2009 0 Comments

Second base is a position where players have to be quick on their feet and need to have a quick mind. They have to be able to make the quick turn to complete the double play, and they need to be able to get the ball out quickly to start a double play. Some of the Mets great […]

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Bad Fifth Inning Dooms Mets; Marlins Win 9-6

An article by posted on September 27, 2009 0 Comments

The air is getting cooler and the days are getting shorter as the horsehide is being replaced by the pigskin.  It sure felt like football was in the air at Land Shark Stadium in Miami Saturday night.  The Dolphins’ end zone was visible near the right field warning track (prompting Gary Cohen to exclaim “he […]

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Looking Out For Number 2

An article by posted on September 26, 2009 0 Comments
Looking Out For Number 2

After the 2007 season, the Mets faithful were thrilled by the acquisition of ace Johan Santana.  Despite only poor team performances since his acquisition, Johan’s contributions to the team have been unending and undeniably huge, highlighted by his memorable effort on the 2nd-to-last-day of the 2008 season and the last game at Shea Stadium that […]

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David Wright: Top Man At The Hot Corner

An article by posted on September 25, 2009 0 Comments

Number 5 is now number 1.  Including tonight’s game against the Florida Marlins, David Wright has become the Mets all-time leader in games played at third base.  At the tender age of 26, Wright has now played in 836 games at third base, surpassing the previous record holder, Howard Johnson. Until the arrival of Wright […]

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I Like Dotel, But We Have Bigger Fish To Fry

An article by posted on September 25, 2009 0 Comments

The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that reliever Octavio Dotel would like to play for the Mets (or the Yankees) again. Hmm… Why does it seem like every pending free agent past his prime or unemployed player wants to play for the Mets? Anyway, the 35-year-old reliever says that the Mets are his first choice, and that’s all fine […]

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Castillo’s Season Ranks Among Mets Best At 2B

An article by posted on September 25, 2009 0 Comments

While we debate the pros and cons of whether or not Luis Castillo should be traded in the off season, let me add this for your consideration. I decided to see where Luis Castillo’s season ranks among the best all around seasons by a Mets second baseman. To begin, Edgardo Alfonso not only delivered the […]

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The Uncertain State Of The Mets – Part 1

An article by posted on September 25, 2009 0 Comments

With the 2009 season coming to an end, lets begin to chart out where the Mets are and where they might be heading. The following is a list of all the Mets salary commitments for the 2010 season. I have included their actual salary commitments, and even tried my hand at projecting salary commitments for players heading into arbitration […]

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Bengie Molina Would Be A Nice Short Term Fix

An article by posted on September 24, 2009 0 Comments

Way too much is being made of comments from Jerry Manuel that sounded like Omir Santos will be the starting catcher next season. I must have come across a dozen stories that ran with that notion today, but let’s not read too much into what Manuel is saying regarding the catching situation. First, Manuel is […]

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First Ever MMO Awards Ballot!

An article by posted on September 24, 2009 0 Comments

I joined this great team during the early summer months, you know, when we foolishly expected the Mets to make some great September run because “everybody would be back.” I’ve had a great time, and I really cannot wait until next season! To wrap up the year, I decided to create a yearly feature for this […]

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