Are We Set With Schneider and Castro At Catcher?

An article by posted on December 24, 2008

When the Mets decided to cut ties with Paul Lo Duca last season, and then ship off prized prospect, Lastings Milledge for Brian Schneider and Ryan Church, none of us really knew what to expect. As it turned out, both Milledge and Lo Duca would have made little if any impact on the Mets anyway. […]

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Mets Making A Move On Tim Redding

An article by posted on December 22, 2008

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that the Mets, are now attempting to sign free-agent right-hander Tim Redding, according to his major-league sources.   Redding, 30, is seeking a two-year contract, and in 33 starts last season, he was 10-11 with a 4.95 ERA.   Rosenthal also believes that the Mets will still sign either Derek Lowe or Oliver Perez, in addition […]

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John Sickels Releases Mets Top 20 Prospects

An article by posted on December 22, 2008

Here is the latest entry of the Mets Top Prospects list, this one comes from Minor League guru, John Sickels of Minor League Ball. I find it interesting how the one common factor in all of these lists is that Brad Holt has moved into the top five.   The other thing is how each list […]

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Take Me To Your Leader…Whoever He Is

An article by posted on December 21, 2008

Pitchers and catchers will report in approximately seven weeks and there is still much work that needs to be done. The addition of K-Rod and set-up man J.J. Putz is a huge upgrade. However, everyone is well aware of the fact that we still need a deeper pen, at least a couple of starters and […]

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Did the Nationals get a gem in Daniel Cabrera?

An article by posted on December 21, 2008

The Nationals signed Daniel Cabrera yesterday to a one year, 2.6 million dollar deal where it seems that they beat out the Pirates and the Mets among others to get the big pitcher. How big is this signing? Well right now it seems pretty small. Living in Baltimore, I am very familiar with Cabrera’s stuff. […]

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Former Met Dock Ellis Dies

An article by posted on December 20, 2008

AP is reporting that former Mets pitcher Dock Ellis, has died in California from a liver ailment, according to his former agent, Tom Reich. Ellis, was probably best known for claiming that in 1970, he pitched a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates while under the influence of LSD. He was 63 years old. Ellis went 138-119 with a […]

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Mets Want Tim Redding For Back Of Rotation

An article by posted on December 19, 2008

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, reports that the Mets continue to pursue starting pitcher, Tim Redding. The Mets, trying to create additional options for their rotation, are attempting to sign free-agent right-hander Tim Redding, major-league sources say. Redding, 30, is seeking a two-year contract. The Mets are trying to sign a more prominent free-agent starter such […]

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My Interview With Baseball Analysts’ Rich Lederer

An article by posted on December 18, 2008

Rich Lederer of Baseball Analysts, was kind enough to take some of my questions this week. I frequently visit his website for some great baseball insights. I hope you check it out and add him to your favorites. Enjoy the interview.   The Mets just made great strides in upgrading the bullpen with the additions of Putz and […]

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Mets Release Spring Training Schedule

An article by posted on December 18, 2008

Here it is… We will have 15 games with the Washington Nationals, Florida Marlins and Atlanta Braves, but none with the Phillies. On March 5th, we play Italy, and the last two games on the schedule are against the Boston Red Sox in Citi Field.  Feb. 25: Baltimore Orioles, Ft. Lauderdale, 1:05 p.m.Feb. 26: Florida Marlins, […]

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For Jerry Manuel, The Choice Is Easy

An article by posted on December 17, 2008

While Omar Minaya, and Mets fans too, ponder the question of which free agent pitcher the Mets should sign, manager Jerry Manuel has his own thoughts on the matter. “I like Oliver Perez,” Manuel told reporters at the K-Rod press conference on Wednesday. “I think Perez is a guy that matured in our presence. I […]

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