Mets Thoughts

A Quarterback, I Mean Closer, Controversy?

An article by posted on December 11, 2008

Of course not… K-Rod is the undisputed closer on this team, but will the addition of J.J. Putz create any friction? Putz has been the Seattle Mariners closer for the last three seasons, and he fully expected to be the Mariners closer in 2009. One has to wonder if there was any communication with Putz […]

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Will This Be The Off Season That Does The Trick?

An article by posted on December 11, 2008

The Mets, like any other team, have had periods of success and periods of down years. From 1969-1976, the Mets averaged 84 wins, only finished lower than third once and those 7 years earned us 1 World Championship and 2 Pennants. For the glory days of 1984-1990, we averaged an impressive 95 wins, never finished […]

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Mets Are Thrilled To Have K-Rod

An article by posted on December 11, 2008

It was great to finally see K-Rod dressed in his Mets garb after passing his physical today. He had this to say afterward, “I’m thrilled to join the Mets,” Rodriguez said in a statement, released after he passed his physical. “Mets fans are very passionate, and playing in a new ballpark is going to be […]

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Omar Discussing Oliver Perez & Derek Lowe With Boras

An article by posted on December 10, 2008

Jayson Stark is reporting on his blog at ESPN, that Mets GM Omar Minaya was scheduled to meet with super agent, Scott Boras to discuss the contract situations with Oliver Perez and Derek Lowe. He writes, Now that the Mets have their closer vacancy filled, they’re turning their attention to starting pitching. They have a […]

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Video: Coming Soon To A Ballpark Near You

An article by posted on December 10, 2008

First of all, thanks to Gregory Gerthard from GameOn for this video clip. Secondly, I want you to watch… listen… salivate… and then picture that scene in CitiField.     Hell, we can cheer and scream louder than that!

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K-Rod Gets Caught Up In The Numbers Game

An article by posted on December 10, 2008

I read an interesting post this morning by Andrew Das of the NY Times. In it he wonders what uniform number Francisco Rodriguez will don as a member of the New York Mets. The one he wore with the Angels, No. 57, is out because it belongs to Johan Santana, a fellow Venezuelan. While acknowledging that […]

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K-Rod Adds 10 Wins For The Mets

An article by posted on December 10, 2008

Check this out from AccuScore Analyst, Tim Williams… AccuScore simulated the Mets’ 2008 season with Rodriguez as their closer to show what a difference he would have made to their bullpen. According to our simulations, the Mets would have won 10 more games with Rodriguez, finishing with a record of 99-63 rather than 89-73. They […]

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Aaron Heilman’s Days As A Met Are Numbered

An article by posted on December 10, 2008
Aaron Heilman’s Days As A Met Are Numbered

In 2006 we loved him, in 2007 we gave him a free pass, in 2008 he became a loathsome figure in the minds of many Mets fans. Of course, I am talking about right handed reliever, Aaron Heilman. I really don’t believe Heilman will be a Met by the time this weekend rolls around. Several […]

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Indians Sign Kerry Wood For Two Years

An article by posted on December 10, 2008

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Cleveland Indians have reached an agreement with former Chicago Cubs closer, Kerry Wood. Apparently, Wood was deciding between the Tigers and the Indians; both teams made aggressive pitches for his services. Wood’s signing comes on the heels of the new deal Francisco Rodriguez agreed to with the Mets. The deal […]

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Remains Of The Day… K-Rod Style!

An article by posted on December 9, 2008

I’m still so excited about the prospect of seeing K-Rod save his first game as a Met! Did anybody ever really doubt that K-Rod was coming to the Mets all along? So now, what’s next? Well, we have a bunch of new posts scheduled for tomorrow that will explain all that, but for now, just enjoy these […]

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