Mets Thoughts

Could Figueroa Slip In That Last Spot?

An article by posted on March 15, 2009

Redding has been shut down, Garcia has been pretty terrible and Livan Hernandez has been tolerable. That is the state of the Mets fifth rotation spot. The struggles of these three has left the door open for Niese, and the door possibly open for bringing back Pedro but there is another pitcher who is starting […]

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Livan Hernandez Steps Up

An article by posted on March 15, 2009

Although Livan Hernandez may have been the last pitcher to join the competition for the fifth starters job, he might have moved one step closer to claiming the job after tossing two no-hit innings against the Nationals on Saturday. Livan got a leg up on the job after the Mets announced that Tim Redding would […]

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Beltran Explodes In World Baseball Classic

An article by posted on March 14, 2009

Oh mercy… Only moments ago, Puerto Rico beat the USA 11-1 in seven innings after the game was ended by the mercy rule. The star of the game for Puerto Rico was our own Carlos Beltran who was a literal one-man show tonight. At the plate he went 3-3 with a walk, three runs scored, […]

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Hot or Not: It’s Getting Closer Edition!

An article by posted on March 14, 2009

Happy Saturday Mets fans and welcome to my second spring installment of Hot or Not. We’ve seen our pitching staff banged up and we’ve seen Jon Niese and Bobby Parnell show why they should be watched. The GoodFor any Mets fan, hearing that your ace may miss their Opening Day start is never a good […]

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Bobby Parnell Draws Rave Reviews From Manuel

An article by posted on March 14, 2009

A longshot to make the team at first, Bobby Parnell may have suddenly thrust himself smack, dab in the middle of the pack of those relievers trying to carve out a role in the bullpen. Parnell has had an okay spring thus far, but yesterdays effort against the Detroit Tigers may have been his defining moment. […]

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So This Mets Fan Walks Into a Bar…

An article by posted on March 13, 2009

Okay, it’s Friday afternoon and my Tuesday column is a trifle overdue. We’ve all just spent the past week worrying, arguing, and moaning about the ST 2009 drawbacks facing our Mets and us. Well, I think it’s time we all had a drink or two and made a serious effort to lighten up and relax. […]

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Time To Say Goodbye To Freddy Garcia

An article by posted on March 13, 2009

When the Mets first signed Freddy Garcia to a minor league contract, he boastfully proclaimed that the number five starters job was his. In his mind it was never a competition and in fact when asked to comment on it he said,  ”Either they give me the job or I’ll go pitch for someone else.” […]

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Give The Damn 5th Starter Job To Jon Niese!

An article by posted on March 13, 2009
Give The Damn 5th Starter Job To Jon Niese!

I’m growing tired of watching these Mets pitchers compete for the fifth starter job. I just wish the Mets would go with Jon Niese at this point and let everybody else go. And I mean everybody including Tim Redding and his guaranteed contract. I’ve seen all I needed to see from Redding. I’ve been opposed […]

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Mets Trim Four Players, More Questions About Bench…

An article by posted on March 13, 2009

Adam Rubin reported on his blog that the Mets have trimmed four players from the roster immediately after last nights 16-8 loss to the Marlins. Rob Mackowiak, Eddie Kunz, Valerio de los Santos and Josh Thole were each sent to minor league camp. Yesterday I wrote that Eddie Kunz had no shot and would close […]

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Are Mets Back In Market For Lefty Reliever?

An article by posted on March 12, 2009

After the Mets released Duaner Sanchez, it was assumed by many that he would be replaced by one of the many candidates in camp. However, Marty Noble of mets.com gave an interesting answer in his mailbag today that leads me to believe Omar is not done shopping. Minaya indicated Tuesday the club may look at […]

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