Mets Thoughts

This Is It… Watch, Then Decide!

An article by posted on March 26, 2009 0 Comments

It’s getting close to deciding the winner of our March Baseball Movie Madness Tournament.   By the looks of the voting so far, Field of Dreams has a tiny lead over The Natural. To help all of you decide between the two, enjoy these two clips that feature the signature moments in each classic movie. […]

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Maine Looked Better Today

An article by posted on March 26, 2009 0 Comments

John Maine hasn’t exactly wowed anyone this spring, on the contrary he’s left many of us wondering if and when we’ll ever see the pre-surgery John Maine again. Today, Maine took a small step forward as reported by Steve Popper. John Maine just finished off his five inning outing and the first bit of good […]

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Tatis and Evans Have Righted The Ship

An article by posted on March 26, 2009 0 Comments

Everyone knows how hot Nick Evans has been this spring as he leads the Mets in homers and RBI’s, but there is another righthanded bat on this team that is scorching the ball at the plate; Fernando Tatis. I heard a lot of moaning and groaning this off season when the Mets re-signed Tatis and said […]

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The Dog Days of Spring Training

An article by posted on March 25, 2009

As we officially enter the purgatory known as the “dog days of spring training” it’s hard not to become antsy.  We can hear the sizzle of an upcoming season, but long to taste it.  Whoever said patience is a virtue had to be a baseball fan around this time of year.   With opening day […]

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Will The Real Mike Pelfrey Please Stand Up

An article by posted on March 25, 2009

So here we are just 12 days away from Opening Day and despite my optimism, enthusiasm and excitement, I can’t shake these starting rotation jitters. Until I actually see John Maine pitch like his former self, I must admit I’m beginning to worry about him. And the thing of it is, that the old standby […]

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Mets All Under-Appreciated Team – Part One

An article by posted on March 24, 2009

While perusing the comments of a recent article here on Mets Merized Online, an old but familiar name popped out at me…Dave Magadan. Most of us Mets fans vaguely remember him. “Mags” played with the Amazins’ from 1986 until 1993. He was never a great player, but was decent enough to finish 22nd in the […]

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Freddy Garcia Accepts Assignment To Minors

An article by posted on March 24, 2009

Okay, like 15 minutes ago I posted… Get ready for an announcement soon on who the fifth starter will be. (psst… it’s Livan). Jerry Manuel hinted that a decision is as close as the next turn in the rotation for Livan and Garcia. The only real question is if the Mets can convince Freddy Garcia […]

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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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