Mets Thoughts

It’s A Catchy Situation

An article by posted on March 24, 2009

Last week I was a little surprised when the Mets reassigned Robinson Cancel to Minor League camp. Given how difficult it is for Ramon Castro to stay healthy for an entire season, I thought Cancel would be one of the last guys to go this spring. Cancel did a decent job filling in last year […]

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John Maine Needs To Relax

An article by posted on March 24, 2009

One of my favorite players on the Mets is John Maine.  Maine always wants the ball, always goes out to the mound ready to win a game.  When he steps on the mound every fifth start he’s as intense as anyone playing the game today.  In 2006 he endured himself to Mets fans when he […]

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Killing A Fly With A Sledgehammer

An article by posted on March 23, 2009

After capturing the NL pennant in 2000, the Mets quickly sunk to the depths of mediocrity. 2001 saw the defending league champions struggle to get to 500, finishing 82-80, 3rd place, 6 games back. From 02-04, our Mets fell faster than George W.’s Approval Rating. We averaged just 71 wins and finished a combined 86 […]

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Jeremy Reed Seals The Deal With Big Day

An article by posted on March 22, 2009

Jeremy Reed has just about sewn up a spot on the opening day roster as the fourth outfielder. Today against the Braves, Reed had a banner day going 4-5 with two runs scored and four ribbies. Ironically, he wasn’t even supposed to play today as Carlos Beltran was slated to start but was scratched minutes […]

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Daniel Murphy Will Bat Second In The Lineup

An article by posted on March 22, 2009

In a bit of a surprising move, Jerry Manuel announced to reporters that he plans to have leftfielder Dan Murphy batting second in the lineup. The move means that Luis Castillo would become the eight place hitter. It’s a move that has been debated for months here on this site, and one that will make […]

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Will Nick Evans Spell Doom For Marlon Anderson

An article by posted on March 21, 2009

All the talk lately has been focused on the hot hitting Nick Evans, but if Evans were to make the team, who would be the odd man out? Adam Rubin of the Daily News believes it could be Marlon Anderson despite his guaranteed contract for 2009. Now, Evans has performed so well, he could push […]

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Pelfrey’s New Pitch

An article by posted on March 20, 2009

Pelfrey was spectacular yesterday, furthermore showing why the Mets have strength in their rotation, but he also showed something a little more yesterday, his new pitch. From hanging around Livan Hernandez, Pelfrey has developed a new sinker for left handed batters, who usually do damage against Pelfrey. The New York Times actually calls it a […]

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Evans Almighty Is White Hot!

An article by posted on March 20, 2009

Somebody forgot to give Nick Evans the memo. The young first baseman started the spring with a one way ticket to AAA Buffalo, but all bets are off now. Apparently, either nobody told Evans, or he decided on his own to make it utterly impossible for the Mets to send him to the minors. You […]

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David Wright Suffers Cracked Toe Nail, X-Rays Negative

An article by posted on March 19, 2009

According to mets.com, David Wright suffered a cracked toe nail after fouling a ball off of his left foot in yesterdays loss to Venezuela. A cracked big toe didn’t wipe the smile off David Wright’s face or diminish his enthusiasm for the World Baseball Classic. The Mets All-Star third baseman fouled a ball off his […]

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Wright Is As Clutch As They Come

An article by posted on March 18, 2009

Maybe after last nights game winning walk-off hit by David Wright, some dissenting Mets fans can begin to embrace David Wright as clutch hitter. Of course, one game isn’t going to convince you of anything, but last nights win over Puerto Rico was actually one of many. When Wright stepped up with the bases loaded […]

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