Mets Thoughts

Special Feature: The Doctor Is In

An article by posted on November 24, 2008

There have been Mets rookies who had a positive effect the moment they took the field, such as Tom Seaver. There were others who took time to develop, like Jose Reyes. But there’s never been a player with the impact of Dwight Gooden. “Doctor K” won the hearts of Mets fans from day one with […]

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Forget What You Heard, Luis Castillo Is Staying Put

An article by posted on November 22, 2008

Forget everything you have heard on sports radio… Forget everything you have read in the sports pages… Details of an under the radar conversation between Omar Minaya, Tony Bernazard and Luis Castillo at a meeting in October has leaked out. The Mets have every single intention of giving Luis Castillo the second base job despite what some […]

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J.J. Putz On Top Of The Mets List

An article by posted on November 21, 2008

Jayson Stark of ESPN writes the following, • We keep hearing predictions that the Mets will wind up signing K-Rod for four years and $50-55 million. But don’t bet your copy of “The Life and Times of Jesse Orosco” on a deal that long. One baseball man reports that when he asked a Mets official about […]

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Dan Murphy Will Not Play Winter Ball

An article by posted on November 21, 2008

As most of you know by now, an MRI administered Thursday in Manhattan determined Murphy had suffered a Grade 2 strain of the muscle. Such injuries are measured on a scale of 1-4, with 4 being the most serious. Murphy first experienced pain in the leg over a week ago while taking ground balls at […]

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The 2008 Top Ten Mets Merized Prospects (1-5)

An article by posted on November 20, 2008

1. Fernando Martinez – At only 19 years of age, F-Mart just keeps moving closer and closer to the Major Leagues’ with every mighty swing of the bat he takes. While some still doubt his ability, he has convinced many scouts that he is indeed the real deal. Currently, he has been spotted launching rockets in Winter Ball. […]

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The 2008 Top Ten Mets Merized Prospects (6-10)

An article by posted on November 20, 2008

6. Nick Evans – Evans can play first base or outfield and is projected to grow into a power hitter as he fills out. He has been wildly inconsistent in the batting average department, but has made great strides in 2008. He is improving defensively and has a good feel for the game. He may […]

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I Thought Our Goal Was To Get Younger?

An article by posted on November 19, 2008

I really don’t understand the fascination with Raul Ibanez… Ken Davidoff of Newsday, mentions the Mets renewed interest in the aging yet solid if nothing else, outfielder. Meanwhile, the Mets continue to maintain communication with free agent Raul Ibañez, who interests them as an outfield bat, but they’ll face competition for the 36-year-old. The Phillies, […]

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Starting Rotation: Championship Caliber??

An article by posted on November 19, 2008

Do you believe that this rotation will lead the Mets to 100 wins with just the addition of Derek Lowe? Obviously when your rotation consists of Johan Santana, a still very young Mike Pelfrey, and a pitcher we hope is fully recovered from off season surgery in John Maine, expectations can’t be that high for the […]

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Door Number One, Or Door Number Two?

An article by posted on November 19, 2008

Ken Davidoff of Newsday paints the picture perfectly this morning. The free-agent market on closers has diminished to where the Mets, the only big-market team looking for an elite reliever, should have their pick of either K-Rod or Fuentes, the top two available options. Though clubs such as Milwaukee and Texas will be shopping for […]

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What’s Up With Dan Murphy?

An article by posted on November 18, 2008

Marty Noble got a great question in his mailbag regarding Dan Murphy’s rookie status for the 2009 season. Once a player exceeds 50 innings pitched or 130 at-bats in the Major Leagues he loses his rookie status. Further more, if a player has more than 45 days on a Major League roster before September 1st, he […]

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