Tag: Mets

Is It Time to Think 2011?

An article by posted on December 15, 2009 0 Comments

I’ll admit it: Patience is not one of my virtues. After all, I live in New York City where your blood pressure can reach the danger zone just trying to drive from the east side to the west side or watching Oliver Perez pitch. And when you’re a passionate baseball fan in your 50s, you’re […]

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Halladay To Phillies, Lackey To Red Sox, Jack Squat To Mets

An article by posted on December 14, 2009 0 Comments

On a day when a few extra coals have been added to the Hot Stove, the Phillies are close to trading for ace pitcher Roy Halladay, while Jon Heyman of SI.com is reporting that John Lackey will be signing a five-year, $85 million contract with the Boston Red Sox. In related news, the Mets have […]

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Mets Offer Kelvim Escobar Minor League Deal

An article by posted on December 14, 2009 0 Comments

According to the Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional, the Mets offered a minor league deal to pitcher Kelvim Escobar. Although not published or confirmed by any mainstream source, it was posted via Twitter by Efrain  Zavarce and was re-tweeted by Jorge Arangure Jr. of ESPN. Last week, the NY Post’s Joel Sherman tweeted that Escobar might pitch in the […]

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Exclusive Interview With Former Mets Player Brian McRae

An article by posted on December 13, 2009 0 Comments

A few weeks ago I was granted the opportunity to ask former Mets outfielder and ESPN analyst Brian McRae a few questions regarding his time in New York and what he is currently up to now. As many will recall McRae spend parts of three seasons in Flushing during which time he hit roughly .250, […]

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Alex Cora Suffers Injury [Insert Joke Here]

An article by posted on December 12, 2009 0 Comments

Matt Cerrone at MetsBlog points to a report out from Beisbol Invernal, which states that Alex Cora left a winter ball game with a back injury. No additional information on the severity of the injury is available at this time. This certainly isn’t good news for Omar Minaya, as he has faced criticism as of […]

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Mets Interested In Jason Marquis

An article by posted on December 12, 2009 0 Comments

It has been widely reported that the Mets are interested in former Rockies pitcher Jason Marquis. The Mets still have John Lackey as their primary target, but Marquis intrigues them somewhat. Marquis is definitely worth consideration and could prove to be a solid lower priced option for the Mets. Last season, he won 15 games for the […]

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Signing Starting Pitchers: Prices Are INSANE!

An article by posted on December 12, 2009 0 Comments

Like thousands of kids who grew up as Mets fans in the late ’60s, early ’70s, I wanted to be Tom Seaver, the closest thing to pitching perfection as I ever saw or will ever see. I got as far as being the number one pitcher for my small NY college baseball team in 1977 […]

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White Sox Reach Deal With J.J. Putz

An article by posted on December 11, 2009 0 Comments

The White Sox have signed free-agent reliever J.J. Putz to a one-year, $3 million dollar contract, according to Noah Coslov from MLB.com. The contract includes several incentives that could increase the value of the deal to as much as $10 million dollars. The Mets acquired Putz from the Mariners last off season in a three-team trade with the Indians […]

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Phillies Favorites For Halladay; Becoming Yankees Of The NL

An article by posted on December 11, 2009 0 Comments

According to Tom Verducci of SI.com,  the Phillies are emerging as the favorite to land Toronto ace Roy Halladay. “They’ve been very aggressive,” one baseball source said about the Phillies’ pursuit of Halladay. “They’re putting together a package, even if they need another team. They’re trying to find the players [on other teams] the Blue […]

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Jason Bay: In Defense Of His Defense And A Fifth Year

An article by posted on December 11, 2009 0 Comments

I was surprised to see the following comment by Keith Law on ESPN’s Rumor Central (subscription only), regarding free agent outfielder Jason Bay. “Bay is the best overall hitter on the market this winter, with more offensive potential than Matt Holliday, but less defensive value. Bay is extremely patient and has shown he can hit American […]

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