Tag: bullpen

The Steroids Situation

An article by posted on February 7, 2009

In the midst of the stunning allegations that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids in 2003, it had me thinking about the Mets and their own history with steroids. Kirk Radomski, former clubhouse man, was dealing steroids to players and was one of George Mitchell’s primary sources for the Mitchell Report. Radomski was caught and […]

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DONE DEAL – Mets Sign Oliver Perez

An article by posted on February 2, 2009

According to Steve Popper of the Bergen Record, the Mets have signed Oliver Perez to a three year deal worth $36 million dollars. According to a baseball official, the Mets have finally wrapped up the most pressing need and agreed on a three-year deal worth $36 million with Oliver Perez. The Mets have waited patiently for […]

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J.J. Putz – Ready, Willing and Able

An article by posted on January 1, 2009

Last week, J.J. Putz had some interesting things to say about his new role with the New York Mets. Obviously, his first choice would have been to close, but he has completely embraced his future role as the setup man for the Mets. “It wasn’t the ideal situation. I really loved closing. But I’m just […]

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The Mets Should Make A Move On Joe Beimel

An article by posted on December 29, 2008

As soon as the Dodgers decided to non-tender left handed reliever, Joe Beimel, I remember thinking to myself, this guy will be signed within a week. Wrong again… The 31 year old specialist had a solid season last year after posting a 2.02 ERA in 71 games. During the 2007 season, Beimel set a record […]

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Is CC Sabathia Really Worth It?

An article by posted on November 15, 2008

With the Yankees once again setting the bar for the free agency period by making a ridiculous offer to CC Sabathia, I find myself asking: “Is really worth 6+ years/$150+ million?” I don’t think he’s worth it. Sorry. While the Santana-Sabathia 1-2 punch would easily be the sickest in all of baseball, while we would […]

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No Sour Grapes For Johan Santana

An article by posted on November 11, 2008

When the Mets went after Johan Santana last off season, some Mets fans were stoked, while others thought we either gave up too much to get him, or that we paid him too much to keep him. Fast forward 12 months later… I think it’s safe to say that there’s not one Mets fan who […]

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It Can Only Get Better From Here

An article by posted on October 17, 2008

Watching our arch rivals, the Philadelphia Phillies, get to the World Series guaranteed that this off-season is going to be particularly longer (and particularly more painful) than usual. But lets face it: the Phillies deserve it. They played with heart while we played like we were dead. Their offense came through in the clutch and […]

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2009 Is Gonna Be “Gangsta”

An article by posted on September 29, 2008

It was like the movie Groundhog Day. Except instead of waking up to Sonny & Cher every morning, once again, we are waking up the day after the Mets were eliminated from playoff contention in the last game of the season. Last year was heartbreaking because the lead lost and this year was heartbreaking because […]

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Hot or Not: We’re in the Home Stretch Edition!

An article by posted on September 20, 2008

The Mets climbed back into first place after a 9-5 victory over the much maligned Braves. Oh, and that one team in Philadelphia got walloped by the Marlins (Yay Marlins!) Welcome to another installment of Hot or Not. I’m hoping the Mets can carry this column into the post season. Daniel Murphy and Nick Evans […]

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We’re in the Home Stretch!

An article by posted on September 13, 2008

The New York Mets have 17 games left to play. As has been the story all season, we blew a 7 game lead with 17 left to play. It’s bad enough we historically collapsed, but if I have to hear about it on a national broadcast one more time, I’ll break my TV. Seriously, the […]

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