Mets Thoughts

Two Cuban Stars Could Be Heading To The Major Leagues

An article by posted on December 30, 2008

MLB.com is now confirming a story first reported by ESPN, that two Cuban players considered close to being big league ready have defected from Cuba. Reportedly, right-hander Yadel Marti, Cuba’s top pitcher in the 2006 World Baseball Classic, and outfielder Yasser Gomez defected for the Dominican Republic. Both players are expected to immediately pursue MLB […]

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The Mets Should Make A Move On Joe Beimel

An article by posted on December 29, 2008

As soon as the Dodgers decided to non-tender left handed reliever, Joe Beimel, I remember thinking to myself, this guy will be signed within a week. Wrong again… The 31 year old specialist had a solid season last year after posting a 2.02 ERA in 71 games. During the 2007 season, Beimel set a record […]

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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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