Mets Thoughts

Get To Know a Prospect: Reese Havens

An article by posted on January 7, 2009

In the 2008 Baseball Draft, the Mets selected Reese Havens, a shortstop/infielder out of the University of South Carolina. Despite his struggles this past season with Brooklyn, mainly due to injuries, he is receiving praise and hype. Baseball America named him number 8 on the Mets top 2009 Prospect List. He only played in 23 […]

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Note To Romero: Read The Label

An article by posted on January 7, 2009

I woke up to the freezing cold and icy roads this morning in Pennsylvania. I did not want to get out of bed. So I turned on my cellphone and went to ESPN. God bless Verizon. There is another side to the J.C. Romero story. I was on board with everyone else where I did […]

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Ben Sheets Could Be A Steal

An article by posted on January 5, 2009

The following comment was recently left by Drew: Ben Sheets would be a STEAL at $22M/2. If he’s willing to take it, give it to him, but I think tossing the offer we’ve got to Lowe right now to Sheets is still a bargain and possibly something he’d sign for. To get Ben Sheets for […]

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Does Beltran Have A 30/30 Season In Him?

An article by posted on January 5, 2009

One of my favorite players on the Mets is without question Carlos Beltran. He has been an absolute stud in centerfield and yet I can’t help feeling the best is yet to come. In 2006, when he hit 41 homeruns and drove in 116, I thought Beltran was about to enter a huge power spike that would […]

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Is Pelfrey At Risk For An Injury Or Decline?

An article by posted on January 5, 2009

Beyond The Boxscore has an interesting post today on “The Verducci Effect”. The Verducci Effect is best described as follows according to their site: “It’s like training for a marathon. You need to build stamina incrementally. The unofficial industry standard is that no young pitcher should throw more than 30 more innings than he did […]

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New Years Resolution For Mets Fans

An article by posted on January 4, 2009

This previous Wednesday we bid farewell to 2008 with the usual revelry and fanfare. Safe to say, most Mets fans are happy to see 2008 placed in the ‘last year’ category. We all welcomed the New Year with the usual resolutions: Getting out of debt, quitting smoking, losing weight, etc…However, I would like to propose […]

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Which Mets Were Clutch In 2008

An article by posted on January 4, 2009

I was just checking out some Mets historical stats from the 2008 season at Fan Graphs. I’ve only recently discovered this great site, but now I’m hooked. They have this interesting way of measuring how clutch a player is. Here is their definition… Clutch: A measurement of how much better or worse a player does […]

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Winter League Action: Fmart, Padilla, Casanova

An article by posted on January 4, 2009

The Mexico League, Venezuela League, PR League and the DR League all have playoffs going on right now which mean there are plenty of Mets, former Mets and minor League Mets that remain in action and several Mets had big nights last night. The first one is Fmart, who had an excellent Regular Winter Season […]

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Venezuela Playoffs Start: Krod Gets Save

An article by posted on January 3, 2009

While here in the states we are gearing up for the NFL playoffs which start later today, the Winter League Playoffs are under way and the Venezuela League started their playoffs yesterday. The four teams are facing off with La Guaira against Caracas and Aragua against Lara. La Guaira won 4-3 in a close game […]

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Three More Reasons To Sign Manny Ramirez

An article by posted on January 2, 2009

We’ve all heard the pros and cons of signing 12-time All Star, Manny Ramirez. Despite all of his hardware and all of his dramatic homeruns, Manny makes a lot of Mets fans nervous. They say he is too temperamental and could cause chaos in a clubhouse. Both of those characterizations are way overblown, but I […]

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