Mets Thoughts

Who’s On First?

An article by posted on April 3, 2009 0 Comments

As we get ever so closer to opening day I thought some of you might enjoy this. I came across this vintage clip from an old classic and thought it would be perfect for getting us back in that baseball state of mind. Please enjoy watching Abbot and Costello perform their classic rendition of “Who’s on First”?  […]

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Every Game Is Important

An article by posted on April 2, 2009 0 Comments

Johan Santana doesn’t buy into that whole spring training doesn’t mean anything mantra, and you won’t see him shrug off a loss with the typical, “It’s only April” or “we have plenty of season left.” One of the things that always concerned me during the Willie Randolph era, was how unaffected some of the players […]

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Mets Win Division By Five Games?

An article by posted on April 2, 2009 0 Comments

Just took a glance at the newly updated PECOTA team standings for the NL East at Baseball Prospectus.  NL East W L RS RA AVG OBP SLG New York Mets 92 70 824 722 0.266 0.341 0.421 Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 828 770 0.265 0.339 0.436 Atlanta Braves 86 76 798 743 0.272 0.342 0.42 […]

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NESN Rips The Mets and SI Article

An article by posted on April 2, 2009 0 Comments

Mikey J, one of our esteemed bloggers who penned an excelent letter to MLB yesterday, emailed me a link to a NESN article that takes a shot at the recent Sports Illustrated issue which predicts that the Mets will win the World Series in 2009. They begin by suggesting that maybe the prediction was just […]

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Catalanotto Would Look Good In Mets Garb

An article by posted on April 2, 2009 0 Comments

Yesterday, the Texas Rangers released outfielder/firstbaseman Frank Catalanotto. Catalanotto who is 34, was having a fine spring and was batting .317 with nine runs scored in 40 at-bats. He also played for Team Italy during the World Baseball Classic. A native New Yorker who hails from Long Island, the “Little Cat”, as he is often […]

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Top Ten Projected Hitters – Wright Ranks #4

An article by posted on April 2, 2009 0 Comments

David Wright ranks high on the list of top run creators for the 2009 season in Bill James’ latest update to his handbook. Twice a year we project the upcoming season for the most important hitters and pitchers. First, we run the earliest projections in The Bill James Handbook. Then we run them again around […]

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Should The Mets Have Eaten Some Contracts

An article by posted on April 1, 2009 0 Comments

By now you’ve all heard about the release of prominent players like Gary Sheffield of the Tigers and Geoff Jenkins of the Phillies. I find it amazing that even in the current economic climate, the Phillies had no problem with eating the remaining $8 million dollars of Jenkins’ contract, and even more surprising that the Tigers […]

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Still Crazy After All These Years

An article by posted on April 1, 2009 0 Comments
Still Crazy After All These Years

It’s been almost a quarter century since Sports Illustrated pulled off one of the ultimate pranks and ran a featured story on the Mets latest pitching phenom, Sidd Finch. Finch wasn’t just an ordinary phenom, far from it… More like other worldly… I mean what else do you call a kid who can blaze a […]

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Mets 25 Man Roster – Mets Baseball On WFAN

An article by posted on March 31, 2009 0 Comments

Starting Lineup 1B – Carlos Delgado (L)2B – Luis Castillo (S)SS – Jose Reyes (S)3B – David Wright (R)CA – Brian Schneider (L)LF – Daniel Murphy (L)CF – Carlos Beltran (S)RF – Ryan Church (L) Bench Players Fernando Tatis (R)Alex Cora (L)Ramon Castro (R)Marlon Anderson (L)Jeremy Reed (L)Nick Evans (R) (will be sent down on April 11) […]

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The Curse Of SI… What Curse?

An article by posted on March 31, 2009 0 Comments

Despite the title, I’m not one who believes in jinxes and curses hence the question mark. Instead, I find myself exceedingly glad that Sports Illustrated has picked the New York Mets to win the 2009 World Series, beating the Los Angeles Angels. Of course, the fine folks at SI aren’t telling me something I didn’t already […]

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