Joe Blanton Should Be Plan A, Not Plan B

An article by posted on January 7, 2008
Joe Blanton Should Be Plan A, Not Plan B

Recently, the Mets have asked General Manager Billy Beane to keep them in mind with regard to Joe Blanton, who is the next player expected to be moved by the rebuilding Oakland A’s. The Mets could probably get something done right now if they really wanted to, however they still believe they have a shot at landing […]

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There Is No Such Thing As A Minor Deal When You’re The Mets

An article by posted on January 6, 2008
There Is No Such Thing As A Minor Deal When You’re The Mets

As most of you know by now from reading the 50 or so Mets blogs that posted the trade, the Mets completed a minor deal on Saturday when they reacquired outfielder Angel Pagan from the Cubs in exchange for two Minor League players. In the past, I would never even go through the trouble of deeply […]

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Schneider And Castro Platoon Is Catching On

An article by posted on January 4, 2008

The more I think about it, the more I am becoming convinced that our catching situation will be a strength for the Mets in 2008. I was one of Paul Lo Duca’s biggest supporters and rallied hard for the Mets to re-sign him. Now that he is gone, I think I have to admit that […]

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The Johan Santana To The Mets Rumors Pick Up Steam

An article by posted on January 4, 2008

After a quiet couple of weeks, it looks like things maybe heating up again with Johan Santana as the Twins conclude that he must be traded. Let’s begin with Peter Gammons of ESPN who had this to say on Thursday in a chat with the Boston Globe’s readers… I think one issue that Bill Smith […]

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Are The Mets Having The Worst Off-Season?

An article by posted on January 3, 2008

John Donovan of SI.com penned an interesting article today in which he ranks some of baseball’s off season activity. I only listed a few of his selections. Please read the entire article for his complete list. Best Risk For The Buck 1) With all the money around the game, putting a paltry $1 million down on […]

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Scott Kazmir: The Prodigal Son Returns?

An article by posted on January 1, 2008

Happy New Year! They said his pitching delivery would lead to an injury riddled career. They said that his career would be very short and that he had a low ceiling. They said he had a bad attitude and was un-coachable. They said he was not close to being major league ready. The former Mets […]

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Some Thoughts As We Close Out The Year

An article by posted on December 31, 2007

Happy (almost) New Year fellow Mets fans! I hope you all had a great Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa or a mix of all three. As usual, gifts were plentiful under the tree but sadly scarce at Shea stadium. Since fresh topics are about as rare as Christmas hams this time of year, I figured I’d just jot down […]

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Some New York Mets Resolutions For 2008

An article by posted on December 29, 2007

Fred Wilpon – I promise to spend every red cent from the 20-30% increase in ticket prices, and add it to the team’s payroll budget so that Omar can go out and sign the best free agents available. I will enable Omar to have the same financial freedom as his Yankees counterpart, Brian Cashman. I will also use a portion […]

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Would Putting Pelfrey in the ‘Pen be Such A Bad Thing?

An article by posted on December 28, 2007

While rumors are swirling about the Mets actually being in the Johan Santana race, I don’t want to give up the New Orleans Zephyrs to ultimately spend $200 million on Santana. Sorry ’bout that. I want Carlos Gomez; we’d be unstoppable when it comes to stealing bases. I want Philip Humber; we haven’t really seen much […]

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Johan Santana Rumors Still Persist, Should We Give Them What They Want?

An article by posted on December 28, 2007

All off season long, we kept hearing about how there was so little interest in any Mets prospects. Less than a month ago we even traded our one time jewel of the system, Lastings Milledge, for a couple of serviceable players who are what they are. We are being told that the Mets do not […]

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