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Buzz: Mets Closing In On A Closer?

An article by posted on November 30, 2011 0 Comments
Buzz: Mets Closing In On A Closer?

Sandy Alderson has made his intentions clear regarding his pursuit of a reliver who can assume the closer’s role for the team next season. Despite missing out on relievers Joe Nathan and  Jonathan Broxton (who they really wanted), the Mets still have several options remaining in Octavio Dotel, Brad Lidge, Matt Capps, Frank Francisco and a few others. Broxton signed […]

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Francisco Cordero Makes the Most Sense for The Mets

An article by posted on November 30, 2011 0 Comments
Francisco Cordero Makes the Most Sense for The Mets

So far this offseason, the Mets have been linked to several free-agent closers including Joe Nathan, Matt Capps, Frank Francisco, and Jonathan Broxton. The team has also been linked to one player who, in my opinion, probably makes the most sense for the Mets. Francisco Cordero. Cordero, who was with the Reds in 2011, saved […]

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Phillies To Sign Jonathan Papelbon

An article by posted on November 11, 2011 0 Comments
Phillies To Sign Jonathan Papelbon

According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, the Phillies have agreed to terms with closer Jonathan Papelbon on a 4-year deal in the $50 million ballpark, pending a physical. The Phillies were close to re-signing their former closer Ryan Madson to a rumored 4-year $44 million deal, but negotiations fell through and Amaro Jr. went with […]

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What Are the Top Priorities for the Off-Season (After Reyes)?

An article by posted on September 17, 2011 0 Comments
What Are the Top Priorities for the Off-Season (After Reyes)?

Now that the Mets are officially eliminated from playoff contention this year, its time that we start thinking ahead towards the off-season, and what the Mets might do to rebuild this team for 2012, and (possibly) beyond. With the Mets rebuilding for 2012, there are some priorities that the team needs to address first, and […]

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Are The Mets Done Shoving Parnell Down Our Throats Yet?

An article by posted on September 15, 2011 0 Comments

This is beginning to get ridiculous now.  First the Mets removed Izzy from the closer role and asked him to groom Parnell to be the teams closer.  Now since Parnell has blown 5 saves in 10 chances they have decided to try John Franco as a potential mentor/tutor? I am getting a little tired of […]

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The Mets Have The Worst Bullpen In The Majors

An article by posted on August 19, 2011 0 Comments

So how is everyone enjoying the K-Rod-less bullpen so far? I mean of course you all must have expected some sort of a downgrade in performance after swapping out Rodriguez for Igarashi, but I don’t think anybody could have predicted these dreadful results. The bullpen as a whole has been a virtual catastrophe except for Izzy […]

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Looking Toward 2012: Parnell Or Beato For Closer?

An article by posted on August 18, 2011 0 Comments

Now that Jason Isringhausen has recorded his 300th save, Terry Collins told reporters that he would start weaning one of his younger relief pitchers—Bobby Parnell or Pedro Beato—to become the team’s pitchers. Izzy was just what this team needed this year, whether it was his ability to get clutch outs in big spots or the […]

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Fans Should Just Enjoy the Ride

An article by posted on August 1, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets are not a playoff team.  Not this year, anyway.  But what they are is a hard-working, hard-nosed, energetic, fun-to-watch bunch with a promising future, and that is not something anybody foresaw when the season started. Despite the realization that the Mets aren’t going to catch the Atlanta Braves for the wild card, the […]

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Mets Opt To Keep Izzy As Mentor, Won’t Trade Him

An article by posted on July 21, 2011 0 Comments

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Mets have decided that they want to keep Jason isringhausen rather than trade him before the deadline, despite some interest from other teams including the Cinicinatti Reds. The reasoning behind it is that the Mets feel that Izzy’s experience will serve to mentor yound relievers like Bobby Parnell […]

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Brewers PTBNL – Here Is One Possibility

An article by posted on July 15, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday’s trade wasn’t really about the two players to be named later.  It was about the fact this team needed to get away from the $17.5 million contract that Francisco Rodriguez would likely earn if he stayed in New Yorkmuch longer. I understand the people who want a closer to be with this team until […]

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