Mets Thoughts

Kenny Rogers To Retire

An article by posted on January 25, 2009

Detroit Tigers pitching coach Rick Knapp is saying Kenny Rogers has decided to retire, according to mlive.com. Rogers has not made this official. Knapp is claiming since he is close to the pitcher, he claims it as fact. Other reports have indicated the 44 year old pitcher has been contemplating coming back in 2009 to […]

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Special Feature: Strawberry Fields Forever

An article by posted on January 25, 2009

There have only been a handful of players in Mets history that can be referred to by first name only. One of these is Darryl. Colorful, exciting and controversial, the life of Darryl Strawberry resembles a Shakespearean Tragedy. He thrived playing major league baseball, battled personal demons, defeated drug and alcohol addiction and encountered legal […]

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Will Mets Get 60 Homers From Their Outfield?

An article by posted on January 24, 2009

I’m a little worried about where our power will come from in 2009. We can easily count on Carlos Beltran to hit at least twenty-five homers and most likely thirty, but then what? The Mets don’t have that prototypical power hitting corner outfielder in left field or right. The most homeruns that right-fielder Ryan Church ever hit in a […]

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Mets Sign Another Outfielder, Rob Mackowiak

An article by posted on January 23, 2009

The New York Post is reporting that the Mets have signed lefthanded outfielder, Rob Mackowiak. In a continuing collection of lefty-hitting outfielders, the New York Mets have signed Rob Mackowiak to a minor league contract, the Post has learned. If Mackowiak makes the team he will have a base salary of $600,000 and he has a […]

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Where Are Our Right-handed Bats?

An article by posted on January 23, 2009

Don’t look now, but there’s an epidemic shortage of right-handed hitting on the Mets bench. Projected Lineup 1B – Carlos Delgado (L) 2B – Luis Castillo (S) SS – Jose Reyes (S) 3B – David Wright (R)  C – Brian Schneider (L) LF – Fernando Tatis (R) / Dan Murphy (L) CF – Carlos Beltran (S) RF […]

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Is Jeff Kent A Hall Of Famer?

An article by posted on January 23, 2009

With the retirement of second baseman Jeff Kent now a thing of the past, the argument now shifts to his credentials for the Hall Of Fame. In my opinion, he is not only worthy of the Hall of Fame, but he should be a first ballot Hall of Famer. What sets him apart from the […]

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Mets Sign Pitcher Freddy Garcia

An article by posted on January 22, 2009

According to Adam Rubin of the Daily News, the Mets have signed righthanded starter Feddy Garcia. Freddy Garcia is a Met. The righthander agreed to a minor-league deal with the Mets tonight, the Daily News has learned. It’s believed he can earn as much as $8 million to $9 million if he makes the team […]

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Nothing Worth Seeing

An article by posted on January 21, 2009

Outside of Citi Field itself, that is exactly how it is going to be on opening day if the Mets do not get themselves some help with that starting rotation. Good pitching stops good hitting. We all know this. It’s drilled into our brains by every baseball analyst on television and in the papers. NEWSFLASH! Right […]

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Done Deal – Alex Cora Makes It Official

An article by posted on January 21, 2009
Done Deal – Alex Cora Makes It Official

Earlier today, the Mets today officially announced the signing of infielder Alex Cora to a $2 million dollar, one-year contract. Cora gives the Mets a solid backup shortstop and second baseman whoc could even step in and start should Luis Castillo falter. Omar Minaya was all smiles as he made the announcement and said, “You win […]

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F-Mart Ranked 16th Overall, Mets Farm System 17th

An article by posted on January 21, 2009

ESPN’s Keith Law recently released his Top 100 Prospects list and ranked Mets outfielder Fernando Martinez at number sixteen.  Martinez’s big issue is staying healthy; he has yet to reach 400 plate appearances or play in 100 games during any of his pro seasons, excluding winter ball. This is a shame, because Martinez has a […]

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