Mets Thoughts

John Sickels Releases Mets Top 20 Prospects

An article by posted on December 22, 2008

Here is the latest entry of the Mets Top Prospects list, this one comes from Minor League guru, John Sickels of Minor League Ball. I find it interesting how the one common factor in all of these lists is that Brad Holt has moved into the top five.   The other thing is how each list […]

Continue Reading »

Take Me To Your Leader…Whoever He Is

An article by posted on December 21, 2008

Pitchers and catchers will report in approximately seven weeks and there is still much work that needs to be done. The addition of K-Rod and set-up man J.J. Putz is a huge upgrade. However, everyone is well aware of the fact that we still need a deeper pen, at least a couple of starters and […]

Continue Reading »

Did the Nationals get a gem in Daniel Cabrera?

An article by posted on December 21, 2008

The Nationals signed Daniel Cabrera yesterday to a one year, 2.6 million dollar deal where it seems that they beat out the Pirates and the Mets among others to get the big pitcher. How big is this signing? Well right now it seems pretty small. Living in Baltimore, I am very familiar with Cabrera’s stuff. […]

Continue Reading »

Former Met Dock Ellis Dies

An article by posted on December 20, 2008

AP is reporting that former Mets pitcher Dock Ellis, has died in California from a liver ailment, according to his former agent, Tom Reich. Ellis, was probably best known for claiming that in 1970, he pitched a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates while under the influence of LSD. He was 63 years old. Ellis went 138-119 with a […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Want Tim Redding For Back Of Rotation

An article by posted on December 19, 2008

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, reports that the Mets continue to pursue starting pitcher, Tim Redding. The Mets, trying to create additional options for their rotation, are attempting to sign free-agent right-hander Tim Redding, major-league sources say. Redding, 30, is seeking a two-year contract. The Mets are trying to sign a more prominent free-agent starter such […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Release Spring Training Schedule

An article by posted on December 18, 2008

Here it is… We will have 15 games with the Washington Nationals, Florida Marlins and Atlanta Braves, but none with the Phillies. On March 5th, we play Italy, and the last two games on the schedule are against the Boston Red Sox in Citi Field.  Feb. 25: Baltimore Orioles, Ft. Lauderdale, 1:05 p.m.Feb. 26: Florida Marlins, […]

Continue Reading »

For Jerry Manuel, The Choice Is Easy

An article by posted on December 17, 2008

While Omar Minaya, and Mets fans too, ponder the question of which free agent pitcher the Mets should sign, manager Jerry Manuel has his own thoughts on the matter. “I like Oliver Perez,” Manuel told reporters at the K-Rod press conference on Wednesday. “I think Perez is a guy that matured in our presence. I […]

Continue Reading »

Omar Minaya says We Are Not Choke Artists

An article by posted on December 17, 2008
Omar Minaya says We Are Not Choke Artists

If you missed it, here is a recap from Omar Minanya who was a guest this morning on WFAN’s, Boomer and carton show. On K-Rod – It’s always great when the player you are trying to sign is enthusiastic and willing to do anything to come and play for your team. He made it very […]

Continue Reading »

Sign Oliver Perez Because He Is A Phillies Killer

An article by posted on December 17, 2008

Signing Oliver Perez instead of Randy Wolf or Jon Garland should be a no-brainer for the Mets. I know how turned off some of you are by Perez, but the fact of the matter is that he is young, talented and will get better. Anthony McCarron of the Daily News, writes the following today, Re-signing Oliver Perez, […]

Continue Reading »

Do Mets Have Enough LHP’s To Beat The Phillies?

An article by posted on December 17, 2008

Last season, the Phillies had one of the best offensive lineups in baseball. They feature three perennial MVP candidates in Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins. Despite the loss of Pat Burrell to free agency, the Phillies were able to upgrade the left field position to a more consistent hitter with the recently signed Raul Ibanez, […]

Continue Reading »