Mets Thoughts

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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Pujols Wins MVP, Wright and Delgado In Top Ten

An article by posted on November 17, 2008
Pujols Wins MVP, Wright and Delgado In Top Ten

Albert Pujols has won the 2008 National League MVP Award. Pujols hit .357 with 37 home runs and 116 RBIs while playing with a sore right elbow. He was rewarded despite the Cardinals’ fourth-place finish in the NL Central. Pujols won by a comfortable margin over Philadelphia first baseman Ryan Howard. Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Braun was third […]

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Mets Looking For Some Major League Heat For The Bullpen

An article by posted on November 17, 2008

A couple of interesting stories today, one from Bister Olney of ESPN.com, and the other by Dan Graziano at the Star-Ledger. Both articles seem to agree that the Mets are not just looking for just any ordinary arms for the bullpen, they are looking for some Major League heat. Graziano spoke to someone familiar with […]

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The Bobby Jenks Trade Is A No-Go

An article by posted on November 17, 2008

Joel Sherman had an interesting article in the NY Post that shed some light on the Bobby Jenks rumors that were floating around Flushing last week. Sherman quotes one Mets official as saying, “Unless something changes, I would say the chances of us getting Jenks are close to zero. The price is too high and […]

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K-Rod Agent Promises Mets Will Get Last Call

An article by posted on November 17, 2008

ESPN is reporting that both of the agents for K-Rod and Brian Fuentes have agreed to give the Mets a last chance to beat any offers. Certainly this is a sign that the Mets are getting ready to dance. The ESPN reports also feels strongly that because of the expanded availability of closer, it moves […]

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Mets Expected To Low-Ball K-Rod, Lowe and Fuentes

An article by posted on November 17, 2008

According to David Lennon of Newsday, the Mets are expected to officially send out offers to several free agents that they have targeted. Chief among those free agents are closers Brian Fuentes and Frankie Rodriguez, and starting pitcher Derek Lowe. Although, Lennon doesn’t mention Sabathia, I have to believe that the Mets will at least […]

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Is Dontrelle Willis On The Move?

An article by posted on November 16, 2008
Is Dontrelle Willis On The Move?

Last season the Detroit Tigers made some huge headlines in the off season, and the biggest one of all was when they acquired Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis from the Marlins. The Mets tried like hell to get Dontrelle Willis at the time, but the marlins were not willing to trade him within the division. […]

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Is CC Sabathia Really Worth It?

An article by posted on November 15, 2008

With the Yankees once again setting the bar for the free agency period by making a ridiculous offer to CC Sabathia, I find myself asking: “Is really worth 6+ years/$150+ million?” I don’t think he’s worth it. Sorry. While the Santana-Sabathia 1-2 punch would easily be the sickest in all of baseball, while we would […]

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