Mets Thoughts

Just As I Thought… Lowe AND Perez

An article by posted on December 28, 2008

On Christmas Day, I wrote a blog that talked about the aftermath of the Mark Teixeira signing by the Yankees. I felt that it just might not be such a bad thing for Mets fans. Here is what I wrote in that blog post… I believe that the the Yankees signing of Mark Teixeira may […]

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Opinion: Luis Castillo Will Be Traded

An article by posted on December 28, 2008

  This morning, on his blog at ESPN.com, Buster Olney writes, The Mets also have quietly continued to gauge the market for Luis Castillo, and if they find a taker for at least some of his salary, that would leave them in position to pursue Orlando Hudson, who also is being courted by the Washington Nationals. This […]

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In 2008, The Mets Lost One Of Their True Heroes

An article by posted on December 28, 2008

On January 14th, 2008, the Mets family lost right-handed pitcher Don Cardwell. Don was instrumental in helping the Mets win the division in 1969 when the Miracle Mets went on to win the World Series. During that all important stretch run when the Mets were battling the Chicago Cubs for first place, Cardwell stepped up […]

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The Timing Is Right For A Salary Cap

An article by posted on December 27, 2008

The recent outrageous spending spree by the New York Yankees, has livened up the decades old debate of whether or not there should be a salary cap in baseball. I haven’t really weighed in on the hotly debated subject myself, but now would be as good a time as any. For as long as I can […]

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Live From Manalapan, NJ – Derek Lowe AND Oliver Perez

An article by posted on December 25, 2008
Live From Manalapan, NJ – Derek Lowe AND Oliver Perez

Merry Christmas everyone. I’m away until tomorrow but thought I’d check in on my trusty laptop, which is never too far away. It looks like things progressed somewhat between the Mets and Derek Lowe on Wednesday, but as of this morning still no deal. ESPN’s Buster Olney believes it will happen sometime between now and […]

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Yankee Fans Get Nintendo Wii From Santa, We Get Underoos

An article by posted on December 24, 2008

It’s going to be a long day on Christmas when I’m sitting around with my family who are all Yankee fans. My one cousin who is a Mets fan, won’t even be with us this year so that means I have to brave the gloating by myself. I know there are a few people who are already […]

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Are We Set With Schneider and Castro At Catcher?

An article by posted on December 24, 2008

When the Mets decided to cut ties with Paul Lo Duca last season, and then ship off prized prospect, Lastings Milledge for Brian Schneider and Ryan Church, none of us really knew what to expect. As it turned out, both Milledge and Lo Duca would have made little if any impact on the Mets anyway. […]

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Mets Making A Move On Tim Redding

An article by posted on December 22, 2008

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that the Mets, are now attempting to sign free-agent right-hander Tim Redding, according to his major-league sources.   Redding, 30, is seeking a two-year contract, and in 33 starts last season, he was 10-11 with a 4.95 ERA.   Rosenthal also believes that the Mets will still sign either Derek Lowe or Oliver Perez, in addition […]

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John Sickels Releases Mets Top 20 Prospects

An article by posted on December 22, 2008

Here is the latest entry of the Mets Top Prospects list, this one comes from Minor League guru, John Sickels of Minor League Ball. I find it interesting how the one common factor in all of these lists is that Brad Holt has moved into the top five.   The other thing is how each list […]

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Take Me To Your Leader…Whoever He Is

An article by posted on December 21, 2008

Pitchers and catchers will report in approximately seven weeks and there is still much work that needs to be done. The addition of K-Rod and set-up man J.J. Putz is a huge upgrade. However, everyone is well aware of the fact that we still need a deeper pen, at least a couple of starters and […]

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