Mets Thoughts

Is The Window Of Opportunity Closing?

An article by posted on December 9, 2008

The Mets, like any other team, have had periods of success and periods of down years. From 1969-1976, the Mets averaged 84 wins, only finished lower than third once and those 7 years earned us 1 World Championship and 2 Pennants. For the glory days of 1984-1990, we averaged an impressive 95 wins, never finished […]

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It’s Been Quite A Ride So Far…

An article by posted on December 8, 2008

What a crazy day… If you are an avid Mets fan, and are addicted to reading blogs about the Mets, today was like a taste of heaven for you. Between this site, and about two dozen more Mets sites, there were over 300 different blogs posted today! And nothing happened! About 10% of those blogs were posted […]

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Mets Looking To Trade Brian Schneider To Red Sox

An article by posted on December 8, 2008

Dan Graziano of the Star-Ledger is reporting that the Mets and Red Sox are currently negotiating a trade that will send catcher Brian Schneider to Boston. He writes, A person familiar with the discussions, who declined to be identified because he’s not authorized to speak publicly about them, confirmed that the Red Sox and the […]

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I’m Thinking Sabathia Will Punk The Yanks

An article by posted on December 8, 2008
I’m Thinking Sabathia Will Punk The Yanks

All of you know how much I hate the Yankees… They may think they are the toast of the town, but every now and then they get dumped on just like all the rest of us. When the Yankees came out of the gates, as soon as the free agent period started, and made that over the […]

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Drinks, Steaks, and Francisco Rodriguez

An article by posted on December 8, 2008

There must be nothing better than an ice cold beer in a frosty mug, and a perfectly grilled medium rare steak, to satisfy your appetite while you are negotiating a huge, multi-million dollar contract. That’s exactly what Omar Minaya and his entourage did during the waning hours of Sunday night with their special guest, free agent closer Francisco Rodriguez. No word […]

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Winter Meetings News: Add B.J. Ryan To Available Closers

An article by posted on December 7, 2008
Winter Meetings News: Add B.J. Ryan To Available Closers

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, is reporting that the Blue Jays would have no hesitation in dealing closer B.J. Ryan if they are overwhelmed by an offer. The key word being, “overwhelmed”. Sorry, no thanks. With the glut of closers available in this year’s market, there is no reason for the Mets to overpay for a […]

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Mets Want Orlando Hudson To Replace Luis Castillo

An article by posted on December 7, 2008
Mets Want Orlando Hudson To Replace Luis Castillo

As reported by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, The Mets are desperate to move second baseman Luis Castillo to create a spot for free agent Orlando Hudson. The only way to do it would be to exchange Castillo’s contract for another of similar value, but lots of luck. When the Mets asked the Rangers about […]

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Kong: A Blast From The Past

An article by posted on December 5, 2008
Kong: A Blast From The Past

Wow… I just finished reading an amazing article about a former New York Met, that I really knew very little about. It was by Joe Posnanski at SI.com, who gave me a whole new perspective on Dave Kingman. I’m sure many of you have heard about the exploits of Dave Kingman at one time or […]

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Return from Hibernation: Road to Recovery

An article by posted on December 5, 2008

With the Winter Meetings on the horizon and just ahead, I return from a three month hiatus from posting here on Metsmerized.  I have not been short of words to say or topics to discuss, but the emotional letdown of yet another September meltdown was too much to overcome until now. My outlook for this offseason is optimistic […]

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Mets Set Their Sights On J.J. Putz

An article by posted on December 4, 2008

Back in October, I blogged extensively on several rumors that had the Mets hotly pursuing Seattle Mariners closer, J.J. Putz. Those rumors died down in November when it became apparent that the mariners’ asking price was extraordinarily high. As I’ve mentioned time and time again, I have a strong sense that the Mets would rather […]

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