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All Hands On Deck

An article by posted on February 25, 2009

Coming into Spring Training, everybody has pointed out someone who has something to prove to the organization and to the fan base. Luis Castillo has been the number one player mentioned followed closely by Ryan Church and Daniel Murphy. For awhile, even I had to agree. I wrote endless blogs about how Castillo had better get […]

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Mets Pound O’s 9-3 In Spring Opener

An article by posted on February 25, 2009

The Mets wasted no time in putting away the Baltimore Orioles in impressive fashion to begin the Exhibition Season. Surprisingly, it was Luis Castillo who led the charge with two big hits and four RBI’s. The game started off with a scare when Mets starting pitcher Sean Green left the game after getting just two outs in […]

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Will Duaner Sanchez Make The Cut?

An article by posted on February 25, 2009

Joel Sherman of the NY Post reports that Mets reliever Duaner Sanchez came to camp in good shape. Those of us who follow the team day in and day out, know just how good that news is in the case of Sanchez. Only two springs ago, Sanchez was sent home after reporting to spring training […]

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Appreciating Carlos Delgado

An article by posted on February 25, 2009

Just read a fantastic article by Tom Verducci (yes, that Ton Verducci) on SI.com about Carlos Delgado. Verducci does a great job of pointing out Delgado’s accomplishments in the tainted era we all now refer to as the steroids era. He establishes this era as being from 1996 through 2003. I define the heart of […]

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2009 Baseball America Top 100 – Four Mets Make It

An article by posted on February 24, 2009

Baseball America released it’s 2009 Top 100 Prospects list only moments ago. Four Mets made the list and here is where they placed… 30 FERNANDO MARTINEZ OF, METS 0: Players in Double-A younger than Martinez last season. Opening Day Age: 20 ETA: 2010 47 WILMER FLORES SS, METS 0: Players younger than Flores (who turned 17 […]

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Is Hitting Going to Be Our Strength or Weakness?

An article by posted on February 24, 2009

You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one… Many baseball folk have opined that the Mets look pretty good in terms of pitching, but that hitting remains a question mark, since we are supposedly missing that crucial power-hitting corner OFer, and it’s foolish to rely on Delgado to repeat last year’s […]

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Go Home And Get Your Shinebox

An article by posted on February 24, 2009

It must be great to be down in St. Lucie watching the Mets play baseball in the sun while most of us freeze out tushes in the tri-state. I envy Matt Cerrone from MetsBlog who seems to be having the time of his life at Tradition Field during the day, and then at hot spots […]

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Freddy Garcia Not Looking So Good

An article by posted on February 24, 2009

Okay so here’s the deal on Freddy “Start Me or Release Me” Garcia… If only he could put as much velocity into his pitches as he can with his advice on the rotation… The NY Post had this little tidbit tucked neatly at the bottom of this mornings Mets Notes. Former All-Star Freddy Garcia’s soft […]

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Now Boarding Flight WBC, Please Have Your Tickets Ready

An article by posted on February 24, 2009
Now Boarding Flight WBC, Please Have Your Tickets Ready

Thanks to David Lennon of Newsday for posting the official roster of all Mets participating in the World Baseball Classic. AustraliaStefan Welch CanadaShawn Bowman Dominican RepublicJose Reyes MexicoElmer DessensOliver Perez PanamaRuben Tejada Puerto RicoPedro FelicianoNelson FigueroaAlex CoraCarlos DelgadoCarlos BeltranJesus Feliciano United StatesJ.J. PutzDavid Wright VenezuelaFrancisco Rodriguez Please fasten your seat belts and keep your trays […]

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Oliver Perez Is Primed For A Breakout Season

An article by posted on February 24, 2009

I know that a lot of you were convinced that the Mets should not bring back Oliver Perez. I certainly had a lot of fun debating that with you on this blog over the last few months. Toward the end, as the free agent pool became murkier and the pickings became slim, many of us agreed […]

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