Mets Cut Lefty Reliever Loose

An article by posted on March 25, 2009

Adam Rubin of the Daily News is reporting that the Mets have released lefthanded reliever Valerio de los Santos. The veteran reliever, who was in major-league camp at the start of the spring, had drawn positive reviews, including for his willingness to help young players, but he got caught up in a numbers game. This […]

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Will David Wright Win the NL MVP in 2009?

An article by posted on March 25, 2009

When the Mets drafted David Wright in the supplemental round of the 2001 amateur draft (amazingly, AFTER drafting Aaron Heilman in the first round), they hoped they were investing in a future MVP.  And since coming up to the big leagues in the summer of 2004, Wright has been steady, and in fact has been […]

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Final Bench Spot: Nick Evans Vs. Marlon Anderson

An article by posted on March 25, 2009

Joel Sherman of the NY Post believes that the bench is all but finalized except for the very last spot. He surmises, and correctly I might add, that Ramon Castro, Fernando Tatis, Alex Cora and Jeremy Reed have all secured spots on the Opening Day roster. He further believes that the last spot will come […]

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Will The Real Mike Pelfrey Please Stand Up

An article by posted on March 25, 2009

So here we are just 12 days away from Opening Day and despite my optimism, enthusiasm and excitement, I can’t shake these starting rotation jitters. Until I actually see John Maine pitch like his former self, I must admit I’m beginning to worry about him. And the thing of it is, that the old standby […]

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Mets All Under-Appreciated Team – Part One

An article by posted on March 24, 2009

While perusing the comments of a recent article here on Mets Merized Online, an old but familiar name popped out at me…Dave Magadan. Most of us Mets fans vaguely remember him. “Mags” played with the Amazins’ from 1986 until 1993. He was never a great player, but was decent enough to finish 22nd in the […]

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Freddy Garcia Accepts Assignment To Minors

An article by posted on March 24, 2009

Okay, like 15 minutes ago I posted… Get ready for an announcement soon on who the fifth starter will be. (psst… it’s Livan). Jerry Manuel hinted that a decision is as close as the next turn in the rotation for Livan and Garcia. The only real question is if the Mets can convince Freddy Garcia […]

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It’s A Catchy Situation

An article by posted on March 24, 2009

Last week I was a little surprised when the Mets reassigned Robinson Cancel to Minor League camp. Given how difficult it is for Ramon Castro to stay healthy for an entire season, I thought Cancel would be one of the last guys to go this spring. Cancel did a decent job filling in last year […]

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John Maine Needs To Relax

An article by posted on March 24, 2009

One of my favorite players on the Mets is John Maine.  Maine always wants the ball, always goes out to the mound ready to win a game.  When he steps on the mound every fifth start he’s as intense as anyone playing the game today.  In 2006 he endured himself to Mets fans when he […]

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MLB Rumblings: McLouth Calls Stats Garbage

An article by posted on March 23, 2009

I came across an interesting interview by our friends at Baseball Prospectus with Nate McLouth of the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was conducted by David Laurila McLouth recently became the first Pirates center fielder to win a Gold Glove since Andy Van Slyke. Here is the first part of the interview. Check out the complete interview […]

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Killing A Fly With A Sledgehammer

An article by posted on March 23, 2009

After capturing the NL pennant in 2000, the Mets quickly sunk to the depths of mediocrity. 2001 saw the defending league champions struggle to get to 500, finishing 82-80, 3rd place, 6 games back. From 02-04, our Mets fell faster than George W.’s Approval Rating. We averaged just 71 wins and finished a combined 86 […]

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