Mets Thoughts

Brian Fuentes Pitches 4-Year Deal To The Mets

An article by posted on November 8, 2008

Tracy Ringolsby of the Rocky Mountain News is reporting that the agents for for free agent closer, Brian Fuentes have made a contract proposal to the New York Mets. The agents for Rockies closer and free agent Brian Fuentes reportedly put a four-year, $44 million proposal on the table to the Mets. Executives with Cleveland […]

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Willie Randolph Takes Bench Coach Job With Brewers

An article by posted on November 8, 2008 is reporting that the Milwaukee Brewers today named Willie Randolph bench coach. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Melvin. “We are very pleased to add Willie to the organization as he brings recent National League expertise and success to our coaching staff,” said Melvin. “His reputation as a […]

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Dan Murphy Is Sizzling Hot In Arizona

An article by posted on November 5, 2008

Somebody slow this guy down! Dan Murphy continues to rake in the Arizona Fall League as evidenced by another big game last night. reports that Murphy homered and hit a walk-off double to lead Peoria over Mesa, 13-12, on Tuesday to push the Saguaros past the the Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League […]

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Luis Castillo, Meet Guillermo Mota

An article by posted on November 4, 2008

When we acquired Luis Castillo on Deadline Day 2007, I thought that getting an everyday second baseman was exactly what the club needed. While Castillo performed in August and September, the club historically collapsed (how long will we be hearing those words in a sentence?). Based on Castillo’s performance in August and September, Omar Minaya […]

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Wouldn’t Matt Holliday Solve A Few Problems For The Mets?

An article by posted on November 3, 2008

The Mets need an everyday leftfielder… The Mets need a reliable right handed bat to balance the lineup… The Mets need a disciplined and patient hitter in the lineup… The Mets need someone who can hit in the clutch in their lineup… Only one player can solve all of these problems and is definitely available, his […]

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Carlos Beltran Named Best Centerfielder In Baseball

An article by posted on November 3, 2008

Bill James who is as venerated and respected as they come, especially from MLB statisticians, analysts and baseball junkies everywhere, just unveiled his selections for the 2008 Baseball Fielding Awards. Carlos Beltran was named the best fielding centerfielder in baseball for the second time in his career. Here is what Bill James had to say… Center Field – Carlos Beltran, […]

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Elias Sports Bureau Free Agent Player Rankings

An article by posted on November 2, 2008

ESPN listed the newly updated Elias Sports Bureau free agent rankings. These rankings are used to determine compensation for a team that loses a Type A or B free agent. The list looks like it includes players who probably will have their options picked up. Type A Free Agents Mark Teixeira, C.C. Sabathia, Bobby Abreu, Doug Brocail, […]

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Rollins, Phillies and their Opinions of the Mets

An article by posted on November 1, 2008

This is almost becoming comical at this point. When the Phillies were in the World Series, they were talking about how every team in the NL East hates the Mets. When they won the World Series, their fans were bringing signs telling Mets fans to look at their trophy. Now with their parade, they called […]

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Where’s Our Moment in the Sun?

An article by posted on October 30, 2008

I couldn’t bear to watch the conclusion of Game 5 last night. I turned it on to check the score and then immediately turned it back off. The Philadelphia Phillies, our arch rivals, had won the World Series. There’s a guy that lives on my street that has erected a Phillies flag and a Phillies […]

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The Case Against Trading For a Closer

An article by posted on October 28, 2008

The closer free agent market is pretty limited to just K-Rod and Fuentes, but there are a good number of closers that can be acquired based on trade. Is that right way to go? My gut inclination right now is just screaming NO. The Players we would acquire through trade would make us have to […]

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