Mets Thoughts

New Years Resolution For Mets Fans

An article by posted on January 4, 2009

This previous Wednesday we bid farewell to 2008 with the usual revelry and fanfare. Safe to say, most Mets fans are happy to see 2008 placed in the ‘last year’ category. We all welcomed the New Year with the usual resolutions: Getting out of debt, quitting smoking, losing weight, etc…However, I would like to propose […]

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Which Mets Were Clutch In 2008

An article by posted on January 4, 2009

I was just checking out some Mets historical stats from the 2008 season at Fan Graphs. I’ve only recently discovered this great site, but now I’m hooked. They have this interesting way of measuring how clutch a player is. Here is their definition… Clutch: A measurement of how much better or worse a player does […]

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Winter League Action: Fmart, Padilla, Casanova

An article by posted on January 4, 2009

The Mexico League, Venezuela League, PR League and the DR League all have playoffs going on right now which mean there are plenty of Mets, former Mets and minor League Mets that remain in action and several Mets had big nights last night. The first one is Fmart, who had an excellent Regular Winter Season […]

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Venezuela Playoffs Start: Krod Gets Save

An article by posted on January 3, 2009

While here in the states we are gearing up for the NFL playoffs which start later today, the Winter League Playoffs are under way and the Venezuela League started their playoffs yesterday. The four teams are facing off with La Guaira against Caracas and Aragua against Lara. La Guaira won 4-3 in a close game […]

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Three More Reasons To Sign Manny Ramirez

An article by posted on January 2, 2009

We’ve all heard the pros and cons of signing 12-time All Star, Manny Ramirez. Despite all of his hardware and all of his dramatic homeruns, Manny makes a lot of Mets fans nervous. They say he is too temperamental and could cause chaos in a clubhouse. Both of those characterizations are way overblown, but I […]

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J.J. Putz – Ready, Willing and Able

An article by posted on January 1, 2009

Last week, J.J. Putz had some interesting things to say about his new role with the New York Mets. Obviously, his first choice would have been to close, but he has completely embraced his future role as the setup man for the Mets. “It wasn’t the ideal situation. I really loved closing. But I’m just […]

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Patience Is A Virtue…Especially When Shopping

An article by posted on December 31, 2008

I have often prided myself in getting great deals when I am shopping. I get what I want at the price that I want. Shopping is the only area in my life that I practice patience. Omar Minaya has apparently adopted my philosophy when shopping for new players. I think the Mets have been very […]

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I Was Right, Lowe Declines Mets Offer

An article by posted on December 31, 2008

This morning, I wrote an entire post dedicated to my assertion that the Mets low-balled Derek Lowe and that it was a laughable offer in this market. Tony Massarotti of the Boston Globe now reports the following… According to a source familiar with the negotiations, Derek Lowe is likely to continue shopping for a more […]

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Mets Try To Catch Lightning In A Bottle Again

An article by posted on December 31, 2008

As you all know by now… BREAKING NEWS: Mets offer Lowe 3-Year Deal How dramatic indeed… While I’m glad that the Mets finally extended an offer to Derek Lowe, who I really believe is the best available remaining free agent pitcher, I am bothered by the fact that they low-balled him. Much has been made […]

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Andruw Jones On the Mets? Unlikley But…

An article by posted on December 30, 2008

When I hear the last name Jones, the three things that pop up in my mind are Chipper, Andruw, and my disdain for the Atlanta Braves. The trade winds have been whirling and there are now rumors that Andruw could be coming to New York as a Met to play right field. Now if one […]

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