Tag: contract

Crash and Burn

An article by posted on March 22, 2011 0 Comments

So now that the Mets have parted ways with both Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez, there are a variety of opinions on how this soap opera has panned out.  Should they have stayed on because they were owed a king’s ransom, the Mets would essentially be paying them either way, right?  Or does this truly […]

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I’m Sold on Chris Capuano

An article by posted on March 20, 2011 0 Comments

During the offseason, Chris Capuano signed a contract with the Mets with the hope he could bounce back from injuries and give the team some quality starts at the back of the rotation. The Mets saw it as a high risk, high reward kind of contract.  So far, it’s showing some early promise and there’s a […]

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Give The Kid A Shot

An article by posted on March 11, 2011 0 Comments

Assuming Carlos Beltran isn’t available to the Mets by Opening Day, replacing him shouldn’t equal the dilemma CBS will have in replacing Charlie Sheen on “Two and a Half Men.” Both of Beltran’s knees are aching and he’s down for the week. Maybe he’ll come back next week; maybe he won’t. So, who will the […]

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Doug’s Dugout: More On Beltran And The Twin Terrors

An article by posted on March 2, 2011 0 Comments

In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss…, Carlos Beltran’s Moving Van, Luis or Ollie, and other icy thoughts: What a tremendous leader Carlos Beltran is by acquiescing to the new environs of right field in favor of the more mobile Angel Pagan. And so early in spring training, too. Who needs a “quarterback controversy” anyway? The […]

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A Portrait of the R.A.-tist as a Young Man

An article by posted on February 21, 2011 0 Comments
A Portrait of the R.A.-tist as a Young Man

   Giving us shades of Bob Ross, J.S. Mill along with a bit of Tom Candiotti thrown in there, R.A. Dickey is almost a contradictory baseball player.  He is humble, shy and down-to-earth but is well-spoken and doesn’t mince words in his interviews; he processes his game cerebrally but is not a head case on […]

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Bay Leaves 2010 Behind, Focused On A Productive 2011

An article by posted on February 21, 2011 0 Comments

Much was expected of Jason Bay when the Mets decided that he would be the one to fill the power void of the 2009 season and give their core player David Wright some much needed protection in the lineup. Even critics of his $66 million dollar deal at the time, did not expect Bay’s power numbers to […]

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Could A Cardinal Sin Become The Mets Salvation?

An article by posted on February 16, 2011 0 Comments

Albert Pujols is undoubtedly one of the greatest players the game of Baseball has ever seen. It simply goes without question. If dominance was a person he would look like the chiseled Latin Superman that is Pujols. Today, he and his agent Dan Lozano, turned down St. Louis’ contract extension. The terms of the deal, […]

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Mets Sign LHP Justin Hampson To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on February 16, 2011 0 Comments

According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Mets have signed lefthanded reliever Justin Hampson to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training. Hampson, 30, hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since 2008 when he went 2-1 with a 2.93 ERA in 35 relief appearances with the Padres. He was originally drafted by the Colorado Rockies […]

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There’s No Telling What To Expect From The Mets In 2011

An article by posted on February 2, 2011 0 Comments

Usually teams have a rough idea heading into spring training of what to expect for the season. Not so for the 2011 edition of the New York Mets. They could move dramatically in either direction. Sandy Alderson said he’s hoping for a competitive season, which means building up from .500 and laying the groundwork for […]

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Angel, Anywhere In The Outfield

An article by posted on February 2, 2011 0 Comments

Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York, had some quotes from newly signed Angel Pagan regarding the upcoming situation of whether he should play in right or centerfield. “I talked to manager Terry Collins and he said he wanted to sit down with me and Carlos and decide [on who starts in center and who starts in […]

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