Oliver Perez Is Primed For A Breakout Season

An article by posted on February 24, 2009

I know that a lot of you were convinced that the Mets should not bring back Oliver Perez. I certainly had a lot of fun debating that with you on this blog over the last few months. Toward the end, as the free agent pool became murkier and the pickings became slim, many of us agreed […]

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New York Mets Are Gangsta This Year!

An article by posted on February 24, 2009

On June 17, 2008, Jerry Manuel was promoted from bench coach to manager of the New York Mets.  That day ushered in a new day for the New York Mets: The Era of the Gangsta!  Jerry is as different as you could get from Willie Randolph.  Willie was very reserved with the media, would not […]

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Jon Niese Impresses With Two Perfect Innings

An article by posted on February 23, 2009

The battle for the fifth spot in the rotation has only just begun, but it was young Jon Niese who delivered the first impressive performance of the spring. Tim Redding is already nursing a sore toe and shoulder. Freddy Garcia is reluctant to throw hard because he doesn’t want to push it. Livan Hernandez may […]

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The Mets Are All In On Dan Murphy… So Am I…

An article by posted on February 23, 2009

If you love Texas Hold-em as much as I do, then you’ll know what I mean when I say the Mets are “all in” on Dan Murphy. While many fans including myself, mostly moaned and groaned about the left field platoon of Tatis and Murphy, it turns out that we were on the outside looking […]

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Mike Francesa Can’t Cut Off Mets Fans Here!

An article by posted on February 23, 2009

Right before the weekend while I was driving home from work, I heard an interesting exchange between some agitated Mets fans who were calling in to Mike Francesa on WFAN to complain about his obvious bias against the Mets. The source of their rage stemmed from several comments Francesa made in which he stated that […]

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J.J. Putz – This Guy Is An Animal

An article by posted on February 23, 2009

If you’re wondering how J.J. Putz is coming along so far this spring, David Lennon of Newsday has the scoop… Manager Jerry Manuel never got a chance to watch J.J. Putz on the mound during yesterday’s live batting-practice sessions. Apparently, he didn’t need to. “I heard about Putz,” Manuel said. “I didn’t see him throw. […]

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Church Says He Is The Rightfielder… Period.

An article by posted on February 23, 2009

I was waiting to hear what Church would say after Jerry Manuel proclaimed Dan Murphy the starting left fielder, and then hinting that Fernando Tatis would most likely take playing time away from Church against lefthanders. The wait is over. David Lennon of Newsday writes, In the wake of Sunday’s comments, Church said that he […]

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Bobby Parnell Could Win A Spot In Bullpen

An article by posted on February 22, 2009

David Lennon of Newsday reports that Parnell has a great chance to get a bullpen spot. Parnell is no fun to face, and he’s about to become even more dangerous with the addition of a split-fingered fastball. Pitching coach Dan Warthen suggested that he use these next six weeks to revive his splitter, which Parnell used […]

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Brian Schneider Could Be Due For A Career Year

An article by posted on February 22, 2009

With all of the talk about upgrading the catcher this offseason clearly behind us, let focus a bit on the here and now. Much has been said about Brian Schneider starting from the first day he arrived with Ryan Church in exchange for Lastings Milledge. (remember him?) For some, Schneider failed to deliver on his […]

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Random Mets Thoughts

An article by posted on February 22, 2009

Okay. I realize the Shea remembrances and tributes have been done to death recently. It had finally come to a head this week with the last remnants of the old girl finally coming down. That being said, I’m going to beat the dead horse a little more.  For 44 years our beloved Mets called Shea […]

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