The recent debate of whether or not the Mets should pick up the $8.6 million dollar option on J.J. Putz shouldn’t even be a debate at all. With all the problems the Mets have right now, why would they even consider paying almost nine million bucks to a setup man who hasn’t been effective since 2007? We’ve been bashing Omar for over spending on players for the last three years, and now some of us would [...]
The Mets have a lot of holes to fill in 2010. They need an actual number 2 pitcher in the rotation; they need a set-up guy in the bullpen, a left fielder and a catcher. Last week I addressed the left field situation and a lot of you readers had a few opinions to say the least on my choices on who should play left field for us in 2010 but I still stand by [...]
Yesterday, Joe D posted a blog suggesting that picking up J.J. Putz’s option would be a waste of money. I happen to agree with his position. Putz’s option is way too much for a man who has been a shadow of himself due to various injuries. There are other less expensive options the Mets could consider if they would like someone other than Putz to pitch the eighth inning. For example, how about free agent [...]
DeWayne Wise will forever be known for the spectacular catch that he made on July 23rd, 2009, which allowed pitcher, Mark Buehrle, to earn the second no-hitter of his career. Despite enjoying two of the best years in his career in Chicago, Wise declined an assignment to the club’s Triple-A affiliate recently and elected to become a free agent. As a veteran journeyman, Wise has spent time in Toronto, Atlanta and Cincinnati prior to joining [...]
Three years ago today, Carlos Beltran got a good look at an Adam Wainwright curveball and the Cardinals went on to the 2006 World Series. (I have spared my fellow Mets fans from having to see that picture by showing you a photo of Beltran hitting a home run against the Cardinals instead.) After that devastating loss to St. Louis, the Mets thought they could use it as a springboard to bigger and better things. [...]
According to Adam Rubin of the Daily News, the Mets will probably look for a power bat in left field and look for a right handed bat at first base to platoon with Daniel Murphy. While the Mets know they need to get an upgrade in power in left field or first base, I get the sense it will be in the outfield. There’s little sense blocking prospect Ike Davis by signing a first baseman [...]
Many were surprised by the spectacular performance put on by one-time Met Pedro Martinez. I wasn’t. The 37-year old righthander looked more like the 27-year old version as he completely shut down a voracious Dodgers offense and held them to just two hits during seven shutout innings of pure vintage Pedro. Martinez didn’t walk any batters as he unveiled his masterpiece, but unfortunately for him (and fortunately for us) he handed over a certain win to a shaky Phillies bullpen [...]
The Mets seemed set up for a great 2009 season. Not the least of their strengths would be their bullpen, which was overhauled during the off season. We signed K-Rod, and then made the big trade for JJ Putz, and even got Sean Green back in that deal which looked so good at the time. Returning would be Perpetual Pedro, and Bobby Parnell made the team out of spring training and looked sharp. Everything looked good into June. K-Rod was [...]
Are you guys sick of the Yankees yet? I can’t seem to avoid them or Brett Favre no matter where I turn these days. They’re just always everywhere… What angers me most, and makes me turn ten different shades of green, is listening to the media paint them as a team that has had to overcome so much to get back to the pinnacle of baseball. Gimme a freaking break… It was more a case [...]
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