Tag: Mets

Let’s Not Go Overboard With Praising Alderson

An article by posted on March 23, 2011 0 Comments

Let’s be careful not to go overboard in praising the Sandy Alderson regime for the sacking of Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez. Credit to Alderson goes in finally convincing the Wilpons eating $18 million in salary was the prudent option. The actual decision itself was a no-brainer in that neither would be a viable contributor […]

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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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Mets Fans Are Loyal No Matter What The Polls Say

An article by posted on March 22, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets were a mediocre team in 2010, finishing the season with a 79-83 record. That mark was the 20th best in baseball (or the 11th worst, if you’re standing on your head while looking at the standings). That was a nine-game improvement over the dismal 2009 season, when injuries turned the Mets into Johan […]

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Beltran Won’t Play Any Grapefruit League Games, Bay Ditches New Plate Approach

An article by posted on March 22, 2011 0 Comments

Obviously, the Mets blogosphere was rife with articles and posts on Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo today, but it was this quote by Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal that really summed it all up for me. He writes: For all the attention they got this spring, there are about 50 more important reasons the […]

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Maple Street Press 2011 Mets Annual and Amazin’ Tuesday Met-Together!

An article by posted on March 22, 2011 0 Comments

One of the things I look forward to each spring in recent years, is getting my hands on a copy of the Maple Street Press Mets Annual. I’ve been a big fan since receiving my first review copy in 2008 and have been hooked ever since. The brand new 2011 edition is by far the […]

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Hasta La Vista, Baby!

An article by posted on March 21, 2011 0 Comments

As if going into a new season without Jeff Francoeur clogging up the lineup wasn’t improvement enough, Mets fans all over the world are absolutely rejoicing today as we bid farewell to Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo too. This is what addition by subtraction is all about! Usually we’d wish former players the best of luck, […]

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Alderson Explains Decision To Cut Oliver Perez

An article by posted on March 21, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson Explains Decision To Cut Oliver Perez

In the following video, courtesy of SNY, GM Sandy Alderson explains what led to the release of Oliver Perez early this morning at Digital Domain Park. WFAN is confirming that the Mets have released Oliver Perez. Perez was was informed as soon as he arrived at Digital Domain Park this morning, and then made the […]

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Phillies Agree To Terms With Luis Castillo

An article by posted on March 21, 2011 0 Comments

According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, The Phillies have agreed to sign Luis Castillo to a minor league contract. That’s right, Castillo will be playing for the enemy after being under team control since 2007. Castillo would likely fill the currently vacant spot while the ailing Chase Utley recuperates from his knee injury that will sideline him for […]

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Decision On Fate Of Ollie Perez Could Come Monday

An article by posted on March 20, 2011 0 Comments

Updated 3/20 1:00 PM Oliver Perez left the Mets complex this morning and was not told what was next for him, according to Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal. Costa also says that we should expect a decision by Monday. Pitching coach Dan Warthen said this morning that no decision has been reached yet on Perez, but there […]

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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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