Mets Thoughts

Is Jon Niese Ready For Prime Time?

An article by posted on December 2, 2008

Last week, Joel Sherman of the NY Post spoke to Omar Minaya about his plan for the Mets 2009 rotation. Here is what he wrote on his blog. I have spoken to many Met officials, including GM Omar Minaya, and each has told me essentially the same strategy: That they would like to add a […]

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Thankful For The Mets

An article by posted on December 2, 2008

As we all gave “Thanks” this holiday weekend, I decided to write about what I am personally thankful for, baseball-wise. My Father – In 1973, my dad decided to introduce me to the National Pastime. I was only 7 years old and it was he who taught me to appreciate the beauty of the game, […]

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Kerry Wood and Bobby Abreu May Be Solid Options

An article by posted on December 2, 2008

Here is the full list of free agents compiled by MLBTR that were offered arbitration before the midnight deadline last night. Type A (15 players)A.J. BurnettOrlando CabreraJuan CruzBrian FuentesOrlando HudsonRaul IbanezDerek LoweDarren OliverOliver PerezManny RamirezFrancisco RodriguezC.C. SabathiaBen SheetsMark TeixeiraJason Varitek Type B (9 players)Casey BlakeMilton BradleyPaul ByrdJon GarlandMark GrudzielanekBrandon LyonDennys ReyesBrian ShouseDavid Weathers Surprisingly not offered arbitration:Bobby […]

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Two Closers Are Better Than One

An article by posted on November 25, 2008

Joel Sherman of the New York Post, reports that soon after the Colorado Rockies acquired Huston Street in the Matt Holliday deal, the Mets checked in and made an offer for Street. Sherman explains that the Mets wanted to trade reliever Aaron Heilman, but that the Rockies wanted Pedro Feliciano as well. The Mets said no, and […]

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Seeing Sports from Another Perspective Part 2

An article by posted on November 25, 2008

Part 1 Can Be Found Here. On Sunday, I had the opportunity to work at M&T Stadium for a Ravens Game, and this is the second part of my description of what it is like to see sports from another perspective. After our lunch break was over, which was about 1:50, we got moved to […]

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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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