Tag: Carlos Gomez

MMO Featured Post: On The Cusp Of Respectability, What Should Mets Do Now?

An article by posted on June 17, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Featured Post: On The Cusp Of Respectability, What Should Mets Do Now?

I was gratified to read Sandy Alderson’s recent comments regarding a strategic shift in the Mets’ front office. Specifically, his statement to the effect that he feels that it would be worthwhile for the team to begin to add established major league talent to supplement the roster indicates to me that major decisions have been […]

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The Mets’ Hardscrabble History Of Drafting Outfielders

An article by posted on June 6, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets’ Hardscrabble History Of Drafting Outfielders

The Mets have drafted 72 outfielders in the first 5 rounds (top 100 picks) during the 48 year history of the MLB draft. Of those 72, 18 made it to the majors. Of those 18, six of them enjoyed what can only be described as cups of coffee with a variety of teams. They were, […]

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Choo Could Be Impact Outfielder For Mets In 2014, But Would Cost A Pick

An article by posted on May 21, 2013 0 Comments
Choo Could Be Impact Outfielder For Mets In 2014, But Would Cost A Pick

Updated Post 1:44 PM MLB Trade Rumors just posted something that would add to the debate on Choo as a potential acquisition for the Mets in 2014. I also updated the original post to indicate that Choo’s best position is right-field. Of course, as with most free agents, Choo’s next contract will cover post-prime years, […]

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How It All Went Wrong For Lastings Milledge

An article by posted on April 7, 2013 0 Comments
How It All Went Wrong For Lastings Milledge

I will remember it as if I saw it yesterday for the first time. A sheet of notebook paper, with the words, “Know your place, Rook … signed, your teammates,” was taped over Lastings Milledge’s locker in the Mets’ clubhouse in old RFK Stadium. This, in the late summer in 2006. The Mets were en […]

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A Final Review Of The Johan Santana Trade

An article by posted on March 29, 2013 0 Comments
A Final Review Of The Johan Santana Trade

January 30, 2008 was supposed to be a great day for Mets’ fans everywhere. The Mets had just acquired Johan Santana, the clear-cut best pitcher in the game, from the Minnesota Twins for pitching prospects: Philip Humber, Deolis Guerra, and Kevin Mulvey, as well as center fielder Carlos Gomez, pending an extension agreement. Even David Wright was […]

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Johan Santana’s Rite of Spring

An article by posted on March 3, 2013 0 Comments
Johan Santana’s Rite of Spring

In January of 2008, a few months after one of the more epic collapses in baseball history cruelly deprived Met fans of a chance at redemption for the call third strike that kept us from the 2006 Fall Classic, The Mets acquired arguably the best pitcher in the game for 4 unproven prospects. In Minnesota, […]

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What If Pagan Weren’t a Met?

An article by posted on June 30, 2010 0 Comments
What If Pagan Weren’t a Met?

With all the uproar associated with those who even DARE mention Angel Pagan‘s name in a potential Cliff Lee trade, I thought it would be appropriate to explore a certain scenario.  What if, just what if, Angel Pagan was putting up his 2010 numbers…… in another uniform.  In other words, what if Pagan were on the […]

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Where Are They Now? The Johan Santana Trade Edition

An article by posted on June 29, 2010 0 Comments

On January 29, 2008, Mets fans everywhere rejoiced over the formerly-rumored-now-true stories about Johan Santana, a pitching force that many teams coveted from the Minnesota Twins, was coming to our team in a blockbuster trade.  We were not only parting with prospects that we could handle losing (especially in a trade like this one), the […]

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The Twins Are Everything I Wanted The Mets To Be

An article by posted on October 7, 2009 0 Comments

I had no intentions of watching the one game playoff between the Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers last night. Somehow, almost as if it was fate, I came upon the game while channel surfing and paused only because I heard Ron Darlings voice. “Wow’, I thought to myself, “at least one 2009 Met made it […]

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Santana Trade Did Not Kill The Farm System

An article by posted on August 11, 2009 0 Comments

The last 2 years we have heard that when the Mets traded Carlos Gomez, Phil Humber, Deolis Guerra and Kevin Mulvey for Johan Santana, that the trade killed the farm system.  The Mets, and for some reason the media, told us this trade while it was necessary and important, completely decimated the farm system.  This […]

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