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Now That’s Much Better…

An article by posted on February 18, 2009

It looks like the Mets are attempting to make some amends regarding the whole drama that surrounded their inaugural patch for this seasons uniforms. At the risk of reigniting the silly “patch” controversy that developed last month, the Mets introduced another patch — not a replacement — Thursday.  The new one will adorn the left side of […]

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Great Expectations: Just Never from Spring Training

An article by posted on February 17, 2009

Spring training officially started today, which was a nice counterweight to getting dumped by my girlfriend (keep your violins in their cases ’cause I’m used to it). Late February into March coincides with the winter blahs (except for those of you lucky enough to be in Florida already previewing our 2009 Mets-To-Be), and all baseball […]

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Having Your Cake and Eating It Too: Where to Bat Reyes

An article by posted on February 17, 2009

Jerry Manuel made a very casual comment the other day that he was going to try changing things in the order to not only give Castillo more confidence but also to make Reyes a better player, because really, you are only the leadoff batter once a game. If only there was a way for Reyes […]

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Hey Buddy, It’s Not Rocket Science

An article by posted on February 17, 2009

It may take a few more years before the zen of Rick Peterson wears off on me. There were no simple solutions and no easy answers for the complexities of putting together a starting rotation. New pitching coach Dan Warthen, doesn’t worry about such things anymore. He may not be in touch with his inner […]

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Type A Free Agency Rules Re-Evaluated

An article by posted on February 17, 2009

The Type A Free Agent compensation rules that have kept players like Juan Cruz and Orlando Cabrera from signing with teams this offseason may be changed. MLB and the Players Union have had discussions suggesting that Type A Free Agents may resign with their original clubs and waive the stipulation that they cannot be traded […]

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Are We Down To 102 Names On The List?

An article by posted on February 16, 2009

Quite possibly! We’ve all been wondering who are the remaining 103 names on the steroid list that A-Rod was found on. Names are being thrown around left and right, including St. Louis Cardinals first baseman, Albert Pujols and former Mets catcher, Mike Piazza. Here’s a name that I never really thought about, but is being […]

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Tim Redding: Number Five Starter Right Now?

An article by posted on February 16, 2009

I think most of us agree that Freddy Garcia has the inside track on the final rotation spot and that it’s his job to lose. However, in a post to his blog, David Lennon of Newsday writes: As of today, with everyone healthy, this is the Mets’ rotation to start the season: 1. Johan Santana2. Mike […]

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Santana Is Optimistic, Passes First Real Test

An article by posted on February 16, 2009

The Mets and Santana are taking no chances. Both sides have a vested interest in being cautious this spring with Santana who had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in the offseason. The Mets ace Johan Santana gets stronger each day, and yesterday he thre from the back mound which the Mets say was a significant […]

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Jerry Manuel On Luis Castillo And The Lineup

An article by posted on February 16, 2009

The following is transcribed from Jerry Manuels press conference this weekend. Q: Would you have Castillo lead off permanently?A: I would never do anything permanently. I’m talking regular season and that depends on how it looks, how it fits, how Jose fits maybe batting second, third, or whatever, there’s a lot of little different things […]

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It’s Not To Late To Sign Orlando Hudson

An article by posted on February 16, 2009

Omar Minaya has proved adept at lying in the weeds and swooping in at the right moment to add star power to the Mets.  He used that prudent strategy to sign free agents Carlos Beltran, Johan Santana, and this off-season, Frankie Rodriquez.   Ironically, when he deviated, and basically bid against himself, he landed Luis […]

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