When we acquired Luis Castillo on Deadline Day 2007, I thought that getting an everyday second baseman was exactly what the club needed. While Castillo performed in August and September, the club historically collapsed (how long will we be hearing those words in a sentence?). Based on Castillo’s performance in August and September, Omar Minaya gave Castillo a 4-year extension worth around $25 million. We then paid him to be a dead roster space in [...]
The Mets need an everyday leftfielder… The Mets need a reliable right handed bat to balance the lineup… The Mets need a disciplined and patient hitter in the lineup… The Mets need someone who can hit in the clutch in their lineup… Only one player can solve all of these problems and is definitely available, his name is Matt Holliday. Holliday would be a perfect fit on this team and would fix so many things that [...]
Bill James who is as venerated and respected as they come, especially from MLB statisticians, analysts and baseball junkies everywhere, just unveiled his selections for the 2008 Baseball Fielding Awards. Carlos Beltran was named the best fielding centerfielder in baseball for the second time in his career. Here is what Bill James had to say… Center Field – Carlos Beltran, New York Mets Like Carl Crawford in left, Carlos Beltran won the award for center fielders in 2006, but he [...]
ESPN listed the newly updated Elias Sports Bureau free agent rankings. These rankings are used to determine compensation for a team that loses a Type A or B free agent. The list looks like it includes players who probably will have their options picked up. Type A Free Agents Mark Teixeira, C.C. Sabathia, Bobby Abreu, Doug Brocail, A.J. Burnett, Pat Burrell, Orlando Cabrera, Juan Cruz, Ryan Dempster, Adam Dunn, Brian Fuentes, Brian Giles, Trevor Hoffman, Bobby Howry, [...]
This is almost becoming comical at this point. When the Phillies were in the World Series, they were talking about how every team in the NL East hates the Mets. When they won the World Series, their fans were bringing signs telling Mets fans to look at their trophy. Now with their parade, they called out the Mets a few times. What amazes is me is that the Mets are not starting stuff with Philly. [...]
I couldn’t bear to watch the conclusion of Game 5 last night. I turned it on to check the score and then immediately turned it back off. The Philadelphia Phillies, our arch rivals, had won the World Series. There’s a guy that lives on my street that has erected a Phillies flag and a Phillies scarecrow in his yard. As much as I am tempted to go write “suck” under the flag, all I can [...]
The closer free agent market is pretty limited to just K-Rod and Fuentes, but there are a good number of closers that can be acquired based on trade. Is that right way to go? My gut inclination right now is just screaming NO. The Players we would acquire through trade would make us have to trade more of our young talent away, and I know that most of the time young stars don’t pan out [...]
I may not know everything about the wonderful game of baseball just yet, but I do know that if your arch rivals knock you out of first place and go on to win it all, it can’t be a good thing. I’ve heard several theories both ways. Most of us definitely want the Phillies to choke. Yeah, I’m fully aware of the fact that they are one win away from victory and the odds of that happening [...]
It seems like an eternity since the Mets’ season crashed and burned into another bitter end. The last three weeks have enabled us to dissect the failures and successes of what could have been, and all of us seem to have our own answers and our own fixes for this team that we all love so much. The Mets haven’t really said much in the way of what the plan is for the off season, but [...]
The Mets got some good news today as the winners of this season’s Players Choice Comeback Players of the Year were announced. Fernando Tatis was the overwhelming choice in the National League. The following is from the official announcement… Perseverance and dedication took center stage today as Major League baseball players named Cleveland Indians pitcher Cliff Lee and New York Mets outfielder Fernando Tatis this season’s top comeback players. After not playing professionally in 2004 [...]
About two weeks ago, several bloggers including myself, raised the specter of not getting too caught up in the Mets going after Angels closer, Frankie Rodriguez. Many different sources were cited and even some of the signals we were getting from the organization seemed to be in par with the Mets not really considering K-Rod as an option. Sure, for the sake of appearances, I’m sure Omar Minaya would have picked up the phone and [...]
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Last updated: 05/18/2013
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