Mets Thoughts

Mets Sign Veteran Reliever Ron Villone

An article by posted on February 27, 2009

Adam Rubin of the Daily News is reporting that the Mets have signed lefthander Ron Villone to a minor league contract. Add another lefthander to the Mets’ mix in camp. Ron Villone has signed a minor-league contract. Villone, 39, went 1-2 with one save and a 4.68 ERA in 74 games with the Cardinals last […]

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Big Pelf Impresses In Spring Debut

An article by posted on February 27, 2009

This off season was speckled with some speculation that Mike Pelfrey might be a candidate for burnout or injury due to being overused too soon at such a young age, a condition known better as “The Verducci Effect”. I don’t really subscribe to that theory, and that’s all it really is, because it relies too […]

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Tim Redding Bullpen Session Scratched

An article by posted on February 27, 2009

Mets pitcher, Tim Redding has been on the shelf with what’s being called a minor sore shoulder. Redding was considered a solid contender for the number five spot in the rotation, but has yet to appear in any game action. He had been scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Thursday, but pitching coach Dan Warthen scrapped that plan […]

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What Do Manny Ramirez and Newsday Have In Common?

An article by posted on February 27, 2009

Unfortunately, both Manny Ramirez and Newsday seem to be misreading the current economic climate. At a time when both should be accepting the fate of their lower earning power, they instead have unrealistic expectations of their current realtime value within their markets. Manny Ramirez rejected the Dodgers’ third, and most likely last offer to the star slugger. […]

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Another Bad Omen For CitiField?

An article by posted on February 27, 2009
Another Bad Omen For CitiField?

This morning at CNNMoney.com, there was a featured story on CitiGroup and the bailout. Take note of the ads that were running on the webpage… I don’t think this whole CitiField naming rights fiasco is going away anytime soon… Hat tip to Deadspin…

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The Untouchables

An article by posted on February 26, 2009

A man becomes preeminent, he’s expected to have enthusiasms. Enthusiasms… What are mine? What draws my admiration? What is that which gives me joy? Baseball! A man stands alone at the plate. This is the time for what? For individual achievement. There he stands alone. But in the field, what? Part of a team. Teamwork… […]

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Reyes Leads Mets 9-0 Blowout Of The Marlins

An article by posted on February 26, 2009

Batter Up The Mets absolutely pounded the Marlins today led by shortstop Jose Reyes who batted third and hit a grand slam as well as a solo home run to cap off a big six RBI day. (We’re not worthy, we’re not worthy!) Reyes wasn’t the only one swinging the lumber today as Carlos Beltran had a two run blast […]

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Santana Out With Tender Elbow

An article by posted on February 26, 2009

Several sources are now confirming that Johan Santana will be skipped from Friday’s scheduled start because of a tender elbow. Ben Shpigel writes: Johan Santana, scheduled to pitch two innings in a “B” game against Team Italy tomorrow, has been scratched because of a tender elbow that Jerry Manuel said pops up from time to […]

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Mets Position Battle Watch: Bullpen

An article by posted on February 26, 2009

Unless the Mets plans go terribly awry this spring, two of the following will make the team between fifth starter candidates Freddy Garcia, Tim Redding, Jon Niese and even Livan Hernandez who has impressed so far with a lively fastball. One of those four will obviously be slotted right behind John Maine, but one other should […]

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Why Is Oliver Perez Batting Second

An article by posted on February 26, 2009

Jerry Manuel just revealed his lineup for todays game against the Marlins later this afternoon. Luis Castillo 2BOLIVER PEREZ PJose Reyes SSCarlos Delgado 1BDavid Wright 3BCarlos Beltran CFRyan Church RFDaniel Murphy LFBrian Schneider C Steve Popper added that most of the media was befuddled by the move… Most of the media is arguing the point […]

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