Mets Thoughts

Breaking News: A-Rod To Miss 10 Weeks

An article by posted on March 5, 2009

ESPN is reporting that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, will miss at least ten weeks due to surgery to remove a cyst on his hip. Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will have surgery to remove a cyst from his right hip and will be out 10 weeks, Rodriguez’s brother told ESPNdeportes.com on Thursday. Joe Rodriguez, […]

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Castro Seems To Be Responding With The Bat

An article by posted on March 5, 2009

The other day I referred to a couple of reports that said the Mets were still looking to unload Ramon Castro and possibly replace him with Pudge Rodriguez. Castro’s name was also mentioned quite frequently around the time of the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas. I wonder if the talk is having a little bit of a motivational effect […]

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Santana Cruises In Bullpen Session, But I Still Have Issues

An article by posted on March 4, 2009

And your Opening Day starter is… Well, it’s still a mystery… Yesterday, several sources reported that Johan Santana would not be ready in time to make the start on Opening Day. Today, everyone is reporting that Johan Santana will make the start on Opening Day including Johan himself. “As of right now, my mindset is for Opening […]

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The Fred Wilpon Legacy

An article by posted on March 4, 2009

“There is a strange charm in the hope of a good legacy that wonderfully reduces the sorrow people otherwise may feel for the death of their relatives and friends” - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra                       Legacy. Each one of us will leave one behind when we leave this world, whether it be good or bad. For some […]

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A-Rod Wishes Reyes Was Leading Off For The Yankees

An article by posted on March 4, 2009

Open mouth… Insert foot… A-Rod has done it again… No he isn’t admitting to taking more anabolic steroids, I’m talking about opening the large orifice on his face that he sometimes opens and closes to prove his stupidity on a daily basis. After watching his teammate on the Dominican team Jose Reyes wreak havoc on the […]

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How Much Do Stats Matter?

An article by posted on March 4, 2009

The 2009 PECOTA projections by Baseball Prospectus was the big topic on MLB Network recently, and a lively debate ensued on the decade old argument of how big a role stats play in the game. Harold Reynolds and Sean Casey stand up for the old standbys “touch and feel” and “heart”, with Reynolds going so far as saying […]

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Freddy Garcia Isn’t Fooling Anybody

An article by posted on March 3, 2009

The more you see of Freddy Garcia, the more grateful you become that he was only signed to a minor league contract. Garcia started today’s game against the Cardinals and once again he had a brutal outing. His fastball hovered at around 85 MPH and was as flat as a pancake. This time, Garcia was able to […]

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Pecota Projections Versus Las Vegas

An article by posted on March 3, 2009

Here are some new projections which certainly bode well for the New York Mets. The first is the most recently updated PECOTA Standings from Baseball Prospectus. Here are the Las Vegas Under/Over rankings for the NL. Interesting to note that even though both sources used uniquely different methods to calculate their projections, yet both have projected a 91 win season for […]

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Ready or Not Here Comes The WBC

An article by posted on March 3, 2009

The 2009 World Baseball Classic is fast approaching.  Sunday players from around the major leagues left their major league teams and reported to their teams for the WBC.  The Mets have a total of 15 players representing 8 different countries.  Some of the players are David Wright, Jose Reyes, Carlos Delgado, J.J. Putz, K-Rod, and […]

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Are Ramon Castro’s Days With The Mets Numbered?

An article by posted on March 3, 2009

According to David Lennon of Newsday, the Mets might not be entirely finished with their off season shopping. The Mets were unsuccessful in their attempts to shop Ramon Castro this offseason, but they still remain very interested in Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, according to a person familiar with the team’s thinking. Rodriguez, a free agent, is […]

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