2010 Outlook: The Nationals – 4th Place Or Bust

An article by posted on January 31, 2010 0 Comments

The Washington Nationals lost 103 games last season.  It would have been worse had they not been saved by a season ending seven game winning streak.  Their pitching was in chaos all season long.  Relief pitchers blew 25 saves during the season.  They had only one starter who made more than 19 starts. They have […]

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Mets Sign Catalanotto to Minor League Deal

An article by posted on January 30, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have signed veteran utilityman Frank Catalanotto to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. The 35-year-old Catalanotto hit .278 with a homer and nine RBIs in 77 games last season for the Milwaukee Brewers. He’s a career .292 hitter over 13 big league seasons that included stops in Detroit, Texas and Toronto. […]

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Fernando Nieve Could Be A Sleeper

An article by posted on January 30, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of the Daily News, recently reported that the Mets will not have Bobby Parnell audition for a spot in the starting rotation, but that Fernando Nieve will figure into the battle for the fifth spot in the rotation behind Santana, Maine, Perez and Pelfrey. Jerry Manuel is very high on Nieve as is GM Omar Minaya, […]

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Mets Reflections: Omar’s Smile, VORP, Murph (The Awesome One), 100 Wins

An article by posted on January 29, 2010 0 Comments

Murph Rules! Right after the Kevin Burkhardt/Omar Minaya interview on SNY, I caught 1984 edition of Mets Yearbook. If you haven’t checked out these fantastic documentary style treats yet, you don’t know what you’re missing. I strongly urge you to try and catch them whenever they’re on. In this particular edition, longtime Mets broadcaster Bob Murphy was doing an […]

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Mets Sign RHP Josh Fogg

An article by posted on January 29, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have signed 33 year old relief pitcher Josh Fogg to a minor league deal, according to Troy Renck of  Denver Post. Fogg had a 3.74 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 45.6 relief innings for the Rockies last season. He also spent some time as a starter in the minors where he had a 5.80 ERA and 16/17 K/BB […]

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Hope Springs Eternal, Especially Among Met Fans

An article by posted on January 29, 2010 0 Comments

Occasionally, all of us become downtrodden, pessimistic, and critical of the Mets. Even the most faithful and patient Met fans have problems with this. We vacillate between positive and negative storylines and opinions in our comments, our radio calls, our blog writing and reporting.  I’d like to take a positive look at what the Mets […]

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PECOTA Projections From BP

An article by posted on January 29, 2010 0 Comments

The folks over at Baseball Prospectus just published their 2010 projected standings. For the life of me, I’ll never understand this whole scientific approach to these things. Last season, as I do every season, I posted my own projections and got 4 out of 6 first place teams right, and my system is no better […]

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Fernando Tatis Will Be A Met

An article by posted on January 28, 2010 0 Comments

Update 4:55 PM – According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, Fernando Tatis is in fact re-signing with the Mets. “Fernando Tatis will be rejoining the Mets, so Carlos Delgado will have to sign elsewhere. Scouts see him only as a DH.” This isn’t as bad as some may think. Tatis hit .282 in 340 at bats for the Mets […]

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Homeruns vs. Runs Scored – A Decade Worth Of Evidence

An article by posted on January 28, 2010 0 Comments

I started writing this post about a week after the start of free agency. It ended up on the back burner as the Mets off season took on a life and a news cycle of its own. This morning, I came across an excellent blog post by Mike Silva of NYBD on this very subject which inspired me […]

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Rejected! Smoltz Would Rather Play Golf Than Play For Mets

An article by posted on January 28, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of the Daily News, reports that according to an inside source, John Smoltz could choose not pitching over pitching for the Mets. An insider tells the Daily News he believes the 42-year-old Smoltz could follow the route Pedro Martinez went last season — wait and sign mid-season. That could give Smoltz a better […]

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