Mets Thoughts

Steroids: Baseball’s Latest Pain In The Asterisk

An article by posted on February 8, 2009

What is it about our National Pastime that we love so much? Why does the heart of every fan become filled with hope in the springtime and then end with the harsh reality of winter? The reasons we love the game are diverse. But one thing that makes the grand ol’ game so magical is […]

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Here Are Your Top 30 Mets Prospects

An article by posted on February 7, 2009

Adam Rubin of the Daily News was gracious enough to share Baseball America’s Top 30 Mets prospects today. Adam, covers the Mets minor leagues extensively for Baseball America, and has written some great profiles on a few of our top prospects in recent months. Here is the list:  1. Fernando Martinez, cf 16. Ruben Tejada, […]

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The Steroids Situation

An article by posted on February 7, 2009

In the midst of the stunning allegations that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids in 2003, it had me thinking about the Mets and their own history with steroids. Kirk Radomski, former clubhouse man, was dealing steroids to players and was one of George Mitchell’s primary sources for the Mitchell Report. Radomski was caught and […]

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A-Rod Tests Positive For Steroids

An article by posted on February 7, 2009

SI.com is reporting that Yankees third baseman tested positive for steroids in 2003, the same season he led the league in homeruns and won the MVP award. In 2003, when he won the American League home run title and the AL Most Valuable Player award as a shortstop for the Texas Rangers, Alex Rodriguez tested […]

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Can The Mets Afford To Carry Marlon Anderson?

An article by posted on February 7, 2009

In 2007, Marlon Anderson parlayed a .319 average in just 60 at-bats into a two year deal worth $2.2 million dollars. Not bad for a bench player who had hit .231 in the first half of that season before being cut by the Dodgers and signed from the scrap heap by Omar Minaya. Last season, […]

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Mets Joint Chiefs Of Staff

An article by posted on February 6, 2009

Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times is reporting that former Mets catcher Mike DiFelice, has agreed to manage the Kingsport Mets for the 2009 season. That wraps things up as far as managers go for the entire Mets organization. New York Mets: Jerry ManuelBuffalo (AAA): Ken OberkfellBinghamton (AA): Mako OliverasSt. Lucie (Hi-A): Tim TeufelSavannah (Lo-A): Edgar […]

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Pedro Feliciano Agrees To New Contract

An article by posted on February 6, 2009
Pedro Feliciano Agrees To New Contract

It looks like the Mets will not be going to any arbitration hearings after all. The lone hold-out Pedro Feliciano, has just agreed to a contract with the New York Mets, thus avoiding arbitration which was scheduled for next week. Feliciano signs a one-year deal for $1,612,500 which is a significant raise from last seasons […]

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Does Jon Heyman Get His Scoops From Scott Boras?

An article by posted on February 6, 2009

I came across an interesting article by Rich Lederer of Baseball Analysts. The article focuses on Jon Heyman mostly, and questions how he may have gotten the early jump on recent trades and signings involving Scott Boras clients. Jon Heyman has done it again. He broke another story on Friday when reporting that Jason Varitek […]

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Minaya Still Focused On The Bullpen

An article by posted on February 6, 2009

The Mets will have an assortment of left handed relievers in camp to compete for the second lefty reliever spot. However, all of them signed minor league deals and none are guaranteed to make the team. At a recent press conference, Minaya said he would still focus on the bullpen, specifically a left-handed reliever. He may have found […]

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Attention F-Mart Fans: Fernando Martinez Injured Again

An article by posted on February 5, 2009

MLB.com is reporting that the Mets top prospect Fernando Martinez is suffering from a sore elbow and is on his way to New York for a checkup.  Martinez said of the injury: “I felt my elbow tighten up the day before yesterday,” Martinez told MLB.com.  “It was a little swollen.  It’s better.  I feel I […]

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