Tag: Omar Minaya

My Own Apathy is Bumming Me Out

An article by posted on February 10, 2010 0 Comments

Any day now, pitchers and catchers will begin reporting to spring training all across Florida and Arizona.  In a few weeks, all teams, including our Mets, will begin their spring training games, and then less than two months from now, Johan Santana will likely be throwing the first live pitch for the Mets since last […]

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Spring Training Isn’t What It Used To Be

An article by posted on February 9, 2010 0 Comments

Spring Training is upon us, and as pitchers and catchers are getting ready to report to Port St. Lucie, I just don’t feel any excitement so far.  Usually at this time of year I’m looking forward to Spring Training and the upcoming baseball season, but so far I don’t feel any the usual excitement and anticipation stirring inside me. […]

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Minaya and Wilpon – Part Of The Problem, Not The Solution

An article by posted on January 27, 2010 0 Comments

Somewhere in heaven, former Mets beloved broadcaster Bob Murphy has bellowed, “Fasten Your Seatbelts,” one more time.  With no games to call, he may have been referring to the news that the Mets are interested in former Braves pitcher John Smoltz as a starter.    If Murph was back in the booth next season, only […]

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Dave Matthews Might Be Most Exciting Citi Field Event In 2010

An article by posted on January 27, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets sent a press release out yesterday about the Dave Matthews Band shows just announced for Citi Field, on July 16 and 17.  Sure, this is significant for you DMB fans (tickets go on sale February 26), but the problem is, it also might be the most significant event at Citi Field this season.  […]

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Mets Mini Camp: Complete Roundup of Day One

An article by posted on January 26, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets 3-Day Mini Camp got underway yesterday and not surprisingly it was chock full of several interesting storylines, player updates and revealing quotes. Rather than flood the blog with a dozen or so individual posts, I hope you don’t mind an extensive recap instead for each of the three days beginning with this mornings recap […]

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Mets Are Rudderless And Have No Clear Vision

An article by posted on January 19, 2010 0 Comments

Free agent catcher Bengie Molina has rejected the latest offer from the Mets, according to a tweet by Buster Olney of ESPN. Heard this: Bengie Molina has turned down the Mets’ most recent offer, and the Mets are beginning to focus on Joel Pineiro. Just last week, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reported that the Mets […]

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It Didn’t Take The Mets Long Did It?

An article by posted on January 19, 2010 0 Comments

It only took the Mets 14 days into the New Year to embarrass themselves and their fans.  Of course I’m talking about the whole debacle over Carlos Beltran’s knee surgery.  Once again the Mets completely mishandled the news of an injury to a key player on their team.  Some that should have been simple has […]

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Jeff Wilpon Fails To Deliver On His Promises

An article by posted on January 15, 2010 0 Comments

On October 4th, after the conclusion of the worst season in the Omar Minaya era, Jeff Wilpon appeared with Minaya and Dave Howard on WFAN with Mike Francesa. When Wilpon was pressed by Francesa to spell out specifically what he would do differently in 2010, Wilpon responded as follows: “Obviously, mistakes were made with respect to […]

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Surprised? Yep

An article by posted on January 6, 2010 0 Comments

I have to be honest, I didn’t think GM Omar Minaya had it in him to land Jason Bay.  I was ready to chalk up the 2010 season to rebuilding and maybe finishing in fourth place, but Minaya’s pursuit and subsequent landing of Bay to play left field for the Mets and possibly bat cleanup […]

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Patience And Prudence Pays Off For Omar

An article by posted on December 30, 2009 0 Comments

Last week, I wrote of Omar Minaya and remarked about him actually using learnings from past mistakes and exhibiting patience and being prudent in the face of enormous pressure. I commend him for not giving in to the heat of talk radio and the national media in general, and opinions calling for his dismissal on […]

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