Mets Thoughts

It’s Time For Your Friday Fix – Instant Replay: Yes or No

An article by posted on April 4, 2008

Finally, Friday has arrived! The pinnacle of the week in my eyes in that it’s just close enough to the weekend to start getting excited. I didn’t have anything really specific to write about today, so I figured I would make a blog “gumbo” of sorts, and write about many. First up, the Mets 13-0 […]

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Mets Magic Starts with Santana

An article by posted on April 3, 2008

Okay, okay, another "Johan is great" post that’s probably three days late. But with good reason. I didn’t want to write a blog entry that said: "Johan’s awesome!!!! He struck out 8 Marlins!!!! Mets are going all the way!!!!" There’s more to Johan Santana than his strikeout-to-walk ratio. Or the number of innings he pitches. Or […]

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Don’t Look Now, But He’s Got A 20 Game Hitting Streak

An article by posted on April 3, 2008
Don’t Look Now, But He’s Got A 20 Game Hitting Streak

Hey, some things never change. Just as he did last season, David Wright once again has a hitting streak that is worth noting as he embarks on the new season. After yesterday’s big series finish against the Florida Marlins, David Wright now has a 20 game hitting streak that he began on September 19, 2007. Not too […]

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Relax, It’s Not Like We Lost Our Ace Or Our Number Two Or Three Pitchers

An article by posted on April 3, 2008

Pedro Martinez is on the shelf….again. For at least the next six weeks he will sit along side left fielder Moises Alou, backup catcher Ramon Castro, and setup man Duaner Sanchez. The trip to the disabled list is certainly no foreign place for the 36 year-old righty. It had to be expected at some juncture this […]

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It’s a New Season, It’s a New Game, and I’m Feeling Mets Good!

An article by posted on April 2, 2008

First off, I don’t care if A-Rod makes more by himself than the entire Marlins team combined.  I think all baseball players are overpaid to begin with.  I love my Mets, but they are entertaining fans, not saving the world.  And even though I applaud those who give their time and are involved in charity work, […]

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Chill Out Everyone, Willie’s Move Was The Wise Choice

An article by posted on April 2, 2008

All these so-called Mets fans ripping Willie for not using Wagner are nuts. Wise screwed up but he was the right choice to pitch. I’m sure nobody complained when he struck out the first two batters. Why would you bring in Wagner to pitch to a guy who had never homered in his short career? […]

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Willie Randolph: I’m Not Taking Anything For Granted This Year!

An article by posted on March 31, 2008
Willie Randolph: I’m Not Taking Anything For Granted This Year!

I just got my Mets email subscription and it was a letter from Mets manager, Willie Randolph. Check it out… Our team is ready to go. That’s the message I want to send to you Mets fans as we prepare for today’s opener in South Florida. The goal this year is to make our final […]

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Brian Stokes DFA’d Plus Here’s Your Opening Day Lineup

An article by posted on March 30, 2008

Right handed pitcher Brian Stokes was designated for assignment. I think the Mets may have called this one wrong. Even if you really believed that Joe Smith would out-produce Stokes, something that was not even debatable, why not keep Smith in the minors for the first month and see if Brian Stokes was as good […]

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Pelfrey and Joe Smith In, El Duque Down But Not Out

An article by posted on March 30, 2008

Surprise, surprise… For those of you including myself, who thought Joe Smith and Mike Pelfrey would begin the season in New Orleans… think again! Both Smith and Pelfrey were all smiles today when they were told by Willie Randolph they had made the team. Pelfrey and his 8.15 Spring ERA will take the mound against […]

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Joe’s Way Out On A Limb Predictions For The 2008 Season

An article by posted on March 29, 2008

And now it’s time for my pre-season predictions for the 2008 baseball season. National League NL East – New York MetsNL Central – Chicago CubsNL West – Arizona DiamondbacksNL Wild Card – Milwaukee BrewersNLCS Champs – New York Mets Cy Young Award – Johan Santana – New York MetsComeback Player of the Year – Kerry Wood […]

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