Mets Thoughts

Why Not Fonzi?

An article by posted on January 18, 2009

Remember the good ‘ole days when the New York Mets had “The Best Infield Ever” as described by a cover on Sports Illustrated? Remember who made up that infield? John Olerud, 1B; Edgardo Alfonzo, 2B; Rey Ordóñez, SS; and Robin Ventura, 3B. No other team could compete with that. The combination of number 13 and […]

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(Orange and) Blue Light Special

An article by posted on January 18, 2009

This sounds like a joke. Brian Cashman and Hank Steinbrenner walk onto a car lot and immediately head over to the brand new 2009 Lexus. One hour later, Omar and Jeff Wilpon walk onto a car lot. They walk right by the newer models and instead choose to look at a used 72 Pinto. I’m […]

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Carlos Beltran Wants To Retire A Met

An article by posted on January 15, 2009

Carlos Beltran, spoke to Daily News writer Christian Red, and I’m diggin’ what he’s sayin… To begin, Beltran weighed in on the recent comments made by Cole Hamels who said the Mets are choke artists. “I just have to say, the Phillies did play well. They were champions last year. This year is a new […]

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Mets Sign Alex Cora To One-Year $2 Million Dollar Deal

An article by posted on January 13, 2009

According to Sports Radio WEEI, Former Red Sox infielder Alex Cora has agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal with the New York Mets. The 33-year-old Cora played with Boston from July 7, 2005 — when he was traded from Cleveland for infielder Ramon Vazquez — through last season. Cora played in 75 games with […]

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Don’t Count Billy Wagner Out Yet!

An article by posted on January 12, 2009

 Here’s some good news from Eddie Coleman at WFAN: Spoke with Billy Wagner today. I’m sure he’s a distant memory to most Met fans since the acquisitions of K-Rod and Putz, but Wagner is doing well and progressing ahead of schedule. He’s been working out three times a week, strengthening his elbow and shoulder in […]

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The Curious Case Of Carlos Delgado

An article by posted on January 12, 2009

One of the more prominent movies of the new year stars Brad Pitt, and is about an old man who gets younger through the years instead of older. Sort of like what happened to Carlos Delgado right around the All Star break last season. Even before the injuries took their toll on Carlos Delgado, the decline […]

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Special Feature: The Franchise

An article by posted on January 11, 2009

Before there was David Wright, before there was Mike Piazza, before there was Keith Hernandez, there was Tom Seaver. He was the first true superstar to wear the blue & orange, the first ‘Face of the Mets.’ And to this day, a quarter of a century after he pitched his last game for us, he […]

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What Happens to Pedro?

An article by posted on January 11, 2009

With the Mets signing Redding this past week to have him “compete” with Niese for the final rotation spot, and still confident that they will sign either Lowe or Perez, the question then becomes what happens to Pedro. Omar still likes Pedro, and was open to his return. Pedro has made it very public that […]

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Honoring the 44th President Baseball Style

An article by posted on January 11, 2009

In just one week our country will have a new leader. Barack Obama will become the 44th President of the United States. This summer the Mets Class A minor league team, the Brooklyn Cyclones, will honor Barack Obama. On June 23rd the Cyclones will be known as the Baracklyn Cyclones and will sport specially designed […]

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Coming Home Again Does Not Come With Guarantees

An article by posted on January 11, 2009

With Jason Giambi going back to the Oakland Athletics, where he began his baseball journey, people have started to discuss if going back to the original team a player started with would resurrect their careers. I do not agree with this. Coming home again does not come with any guarantees. Some people argue that it […]

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