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Something Is Rotten In Queens

An article by posted on September 2, 2010 0 Comments

All year long we’ve been told that the Mets are financially in good health. It’s been the mantra ever since the name Bernard Madoff made headline news with his Ponzi scheme and swept the Wilpon family and Sterling Enterprises on board his swarmy carpet ride; not to mention all the livelihoods he destroyed along the […]

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Weekend Thoughts: Wally Backman, Being Up Front

An article by posted on August 21, 2010 0 Comments

On Wally: There’s no way Jerry Manuel will survive after this season. Whoever replaces him will have to be marketed to a disgruntled and discouraged fan base. The one guy who will work and won’t break the bank, and who has won at his level, but hasn’t managed on the major league level is Wally […]

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In Defense of Minaya?

An article by posted on August 20, 2010 0 Comments

In yesterday’s New York Times, Tyler Kepner, who once was that paper’s Mets beat reporter, writes a speculative and thought-provoking piece about the WIlpons either canning or retaining Minaya. Basically, their choice at season’s end will be telling. Wilpon has said little about Minaya and Manuel, and at this point he seems likely to wait […]

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Mets Place K-Rod On Disqualified List

An article by posted on August 17, 2010 0 Comments

Only moments ago, the Mets announced on a conference call that closer Francisco Rodriguez has been placed on disqualified list. Mets CEO Jeff Wilpon, said in a conference call: “The Mets today announced that they have placed pitcher Francisco Rodriguez on the Disqualified List for conduct in violation of his Uniform Player’s Contract. In addition, the Mets […]

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Omar Does Not Deserve A Vote Of Confidence From The Mets

An article by posted on August 17, 2010 0 Comments

About 2 weeks ago principal owner Fred Wilpon was asked about Omar Minaya’s job status after the 2010 season.  Clueless Fred responded by saying: “Is the sun coming up tomorrow?” I cannot understand where this vote of confidence is coming from.  Omar Minaya has been the General Manager since the end of the 2004 season. […]

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Luis Castillo Wants Out Of New York

An article by posted on August 15, 2010 0 Comments

There’s a joke going around in the Mets clubhouse these days.  Perhaps you’ve heard about it.  It involves the underachieving, soon-to-be 35-year-old second baseman who wanted out of New York despite the fact that he was given a long-term contract worth more money than anyone else would have paid him.  What’s that?  You haven’t heard […]

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Mets Running Out Of Time To Sign Top Draft Pick

An article by posted on August 14, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, reminds us that Mets 2010 first-round pick Matt Harvey has yet to agree to a contract and that time is running out. The Mets and first-round pick Matt Harvey, a right-hander from the University of North Carolina, have yet to reach agreement on a signing bonus. A team official […]

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Carlos Beltran Will Never Help The Mets Win

An article by posted on August 10, 2010 0 Comments

I hope everyone didn’t forget where they placed their pitchforks, I’m back after a one week vacation. I know there are lot of fans who love Carlos Beltran and for some reason consider him the best player on the team.  Now I’ll agree his numbers are good and yes for those who favor statistics he […]

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Trading Beltran Is Not An Option, I’ll Tell You Why

An article by posted on August 4, 2010 0 Comments

As Carlos Beltran continues to shake off the rust of a 2 1/2 month stint on the disabled list, the natives are getting restless. Mets fans, who are a very impatient group to begin with, are getting very antsy and desperation is starting to set in. Many of us including myself, expected the gifted center fielder to burst […]

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D.O.A.: Deadline on Arrival

An article by posted on July 22, 2010 0 Comments

If the past helps dictate the present, I have high doubts that Omar Minaya will make a move, any move, good or bad, to help this team at the trading deadline.  Why is that?  Well, when has he EVER been aggressive at the trading deadline?  Or with trades, period? I had a conversation on Twitter […]

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