Tag: Mets

Mets Meet With Ardolis Chapman, But Was It Just For Appearances Sake?

An article by posted on October 24, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets finally met with sought after lefthander Aroldis Chapman and his agent on Friday. According to Newsday, but it was unclear if they discussed financial parameters with the 21-year-old Cuban defector. Chapman began meeting with several teams on Wednesday when he arrived in New York, and he also plans to meet with the Yankees, Red Sox and […]

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What Should Mets Fans Think Of Pedro Martinez

An article by posted on October 23, 2009 0 Comments

“You know what? My phone is off. And I won’t (call Minaya) unless he calls my agent (Fernando Cuza) or he calls me. I have a lot of respect for Omar and the Mets, but I’m not going to go chasing the Mets.  I’m not in that bad of shape. I’m okay and they know […]

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Rick Peterson Interview With MMO – Best Mets Moment!

An article by posted on October 22, 2009 0 Comments

Former Mets pitching coach (and new Brewers pitching coach) Rick Peterson, was kind enough to answer some questions for me last week, and he gave me some candid thoughts on several topics we discussed including pitch counts, minimum innings pitched in the minors, the Verducci Effect, and of course the Mets.  What was your favorite Mets […]

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An “Ugh” World Series is Likely Now

An article by posted on October 21, 2009 0 Comments

The World Series Ed Leyro wrote about yesterday is likely to come to fruition—Yankees/Phillies, unless the Dodgers and/or Angels sweep the remaining games.  And the way New York and Philly are playing, that’s about as likely as snow in the Caribbean.  So we’re going to have to face facts here.  Yes, a Yankees/Phillies series is […]

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It’s The Holliday Season – Got $100 Million Dollars?

An article by posted on October 21, 2009 0 Comments

Last week on MetsBlog, Michael Baron reported via Newsday that soon to be free agent Matt Holliday, preferred to play for either the Yankees or Mets in that order. Holliday’s agent is none other than Scott Boras. I can assure you that Holliday’s comments had more to do with money and less to do with a […]

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Mets+Madoff=Profit?

An article by posted on October 21, 2009 0 Comments

According to a report on ESPN.com linked here (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4581715), the NY Mets actually profited from the Bernie Madoff scheme. Awesome. I don’t know if there is an award ceremony for the business that gets the most bad press in a calendar year, but HOW the NY Mets could even be runners up in that category in […]

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Building The 2010 New York Mets

An article by posted on October 20, 2009 0 Comments

MLB Trade Rumors reports that the Mets have approximately $110M in salary commitments for 2010.  Assuming that Omar (and Jeff) can spend and equal last year’s payroll, he has approximately $30M to spend.  Below is a position by position account of who we have and what we need.  After spending the money, let’s see if […]

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Why We Can’t Have A Yankees-Phillies World Series

An article by posted on October 20, 2009 0 Comments

The Yankees finished with the best record in baseball, swept the red-hot Twins in the ALDS and are now playing the Angels in the American League Championship Series.  The Phillies won their third straight division title, were clutch in Colorado and are now trying to repeat as National League Champions.  Both teams are currently three […]

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Picking Up Putz Option Would Be A Waste Of Money

An article by posted on October 20, 2009 0 Comments

The recent debate of whether or not the Mets should pick up the $8.6 million dollar option on J.J. Putz shouldn’t even be a debate at all. With all the problems the Mets have right now, why would they even consider paying almost nine million bucks to a setup man who hasn’t been effective since 2007? […]

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How About Brandon Lyon Setting Up K-Rod?

An article by posted on October 20, 2009 0 Comments

Yesterday, Joe D posted a blog suggesting that picking up J.J. Putz’s option would be a waste of money.  I happen to agree with his position.  Putz’s option is way too much for a man who has been a shadow of himself due to various injuries.  There are other less expensive options the Mets could […]

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