Mets Thoughts

Warm Winter For The Jacket

An article by posted on October 26, 2007

Think of Psychology, science, research, as well as data analysis. Fear not Mets faithful, you haven’t mistakenly entered a web-site designed for fans of Bill Nye the Science Guy. Rather, the terms listed above are all key words that can be directly related to New York Mets pitching coach Rick Peterson, who in hindsight, utilizes […]

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A Japanese Free For All

An article by posted on October 26, 2007

According to MLB.com, over 50 Japanese players have officially filed for free agency and are eligible to negotiate contracts with and MLB teams. Several of these Japanese baseball players have already made it clear they intend to land a contract to play major league baseball here in the United States and key among them is […]

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Howard Johnson To Remain As Hitting Coach

An article by posted on October 24, 2007

Adam Rubin of the Daily News is reporting that the Mets will no longer pursue Rudy Jaramillo as hitting coach and that Howard Johnson will remain in that position. Three years ago, Minaya had interviewed Jaramillo for the manager’s job that went to Willie Randolph. He felt it would not be right to put him […]

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The Sounds of Shea

An article by posted on October 23, 2007

We all know that our days at Shea Stadium are now numbered.  I remember this past season, being asked to take a survey on the music played throughout the stadium.  I received a light-up Mets pin for participating.  So speaking of music, I decided to reflect on some of the sounds and songs played during the games […]

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Mailbag: Will Lo Duca’s Age Keep Omar From Giving Him A 2 Year Deal?

An article by posted on October 23, 2007

I don’t think it’s the age as much as it is the fact that Omar has soured on Paul Lo Duca. Despite being 35 years old, Lo Duca still has plenty of gas left. If Jorge Posada bolts the Yankees, you will definitely see Minaya make a strong effort to pursue him, and he is the same age as […]

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There Will Be No Awards To Remind Us Of 2007

An article by posted on October 22, 2007

It was a strange season for the New York Mets in 2007… When the season first started you almost had a sense that the Mets were going to haul in a ton of awards by the time the season was over… We all thought we had a Batting Title in the bag… At the end […]

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Some Off Season Musings

An article by posted on October 19, 2007

Since the Mets are no longer in the hunt for anything but a good golf course or restaurant this postseason (OUCH!), Mets related topics to write about are becoming scarce. In light of this situation I figured I would just muse about several topics in Major League baseball. First off the bat is one of […]

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Your Mets Hot Stove Season Has Come – Part 3 of 3

An article by posted on October 18, 2007

This week as I conclude this short series I wanted to focus on the pitching. This is probably the one area that Omar Minaya will have to concentrate most of his efforts this off-season. The Mets starting pitching and bullpen both failed to meet expectations in 2007 and barring some significant changes, it may be […]

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Mailbag: Will The Mets Win A Division In 2008?

An article by posted on October 13, 2007

Will the Mets still have basically the same five guys in the rotation in 2008 with Pedro essentially replacing Glavine at number one? Will that be enough to win a division? It’s very difficult to say whether a rotation of 1. Pedro Martinez, 2. Orlando Hernandez, 3. John Maine, 4. Oliver Perez, 5. Mike Pelfrey would […]

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A Postseason Word of Thanks

An article by posted on October 13, 2007

Now that it has been two weeks since the Mets have been *gulp* eliminated from playoff contention and the playoffs are well underway, I feel able to blog with confidence again. As a NY resident for the better part of 30 years, I know that about this time the cold is slowly creeping from bitter […]

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