Mets Thoughts

The Yankees: Bad For Baseball, Bad For America

An article by posted on December 14, 2008

It has once again become crystal clear there are two sets of rules in Baseball: One for the Yankees and one for everyone else. In a matter of hours, ‘The Evil Empire’ handed out almost a quarter of a billion dollars as if they were the Federal Government bailing out Wall Street. By signing CC […]

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Mets Trade Schoeneweis For What?

An article by posted on December 13, 2008

Update: Saturday, 11:00 AM The Mets agreed to pay $1.6 million of the $3.6 million that Scott Schoeneweis is owed under the terms of Friday’s deal. Wow, we really got hammered on this one. If we were gonna kick in all that cash, we should have gotten back a better player than Connor Robertson. I […]

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It’s Official, Yanks Get Burnett

An article by posted on December 12, 2008

ESPN is reporting that free agent right-hander A.J. Burnett has reached preliminary agreement on a five-year, $82.5 million contract with the Yankees. Burnett’s agreement was confirmed by the office of his agent, Darek Braunecker, The Associated Press reported. While Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and Braunecker are still negotiating final contract terms, the deal is expected […]

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Mets Trade Schoeneweis To Arizona

An article by posted on December 12, 2008

Mets.com is reporting that the Mets have traded Scott Schoeneweis to the Arizona Diamondbacks for righthand pitcher Connor Robertson. Here is the press release: The New York Mets tonight acquired righthanded relief pitcher Connor Robertson from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for lefthanded pitcher Scott Schoeneweis and cash considerations. Robertson, 27, was 0-1 with a 5.14 ERA in nine games […]

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Cole Hamels Calls Mets “Choke Artists”

An article by posted on December 12, 2008

Cole Hamels had some choice words about the Mets yesterday. If you’re in a good mood, stop reading NOW: On our two September slides: “Last year and this year, I think we did believe that. Three years ago, we didn’t, because they smoked everybody. I really thought that was the year they were going to […]

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Phillies Get Raul Ibanez

An article by posted on December 12, 2008

Jayson Stark of ESPN, is reporting that the Phillies have signed Raul Ibanez to a three-year contract He writes, The Phillies have agreed to a three-year contract with free-agent outfielder Raul Ibanez, pending a physical. The deal is believed to be worth $30 million over three years. Ibanez hit .293 with 23 HR, 110 RBI and a […]

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Will Sean Green Be Traded To Upgrade Another Position?

An article by posted on December 11, 2008

One of the players the Mets got yesterday along with J.J. Putz and Jeremy Reed, was relief pitcher Sean Green. Green is a right handed side-armer who specializes in inducing ground balls. Dan Graziano believes that he could be flipped in another deal to fill another hole. Here is what he wrote on his blog this evening. […]

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Rule V Draft Thus Far

An article by posted on December 11, 2008

Although it is hard to break concentration from our new amazing back end of the bullpen, we have to take time to look at the Mets Rule V picks so far. According the Metsblog.com, at this time the Mets have selected Darren O’Day and Rocky Cherry in the MLB Rounds. Then they selected Carl Codenthal and […]

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A Clean Slate For Heilman Who May Finally Get His Wish

An article by posted on December 11, 2008

In the heat of the moment, I’ve written some horrible things about Aaron Heilman over the years. However, the truth is that he was a very decent guy. Even when he had his worst moments, you could always find him sitting at his locker and ready to face the music with a very testy media. […]

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Omar Calls Blockbuster An Old-Fashioned Trade

An article by posted on December 11, 2008

They just wrapped up the short press conference at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, where Omar Minaya, Mark Shapiro (Indians), and Jack Zduriencik (Mariners) addressed the media. Zduriencik, led things off and basically complimented Omar and revealed this was the first trade he ever made. Omar, took the mic next and after a bunch of […]

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