Tag: Pagan

Now Batting Sixth, Number 29, First Baseman Ike Davis

An article by posted on April 19, 2010 0 Comments

According to Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog, Ike Davis will be wearing uniform number 29 when he takes the field for tonight’s Major League debut against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field. Over the years, the Mets have had many great players who donned number 29, including one of my favorite Mets of all time, Dave […]

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Why Gary Matthews Jr. Should Be Released Now

An article by posted on April 19, 2010 0 Comments

I generally choose to avoid personal biases due to how it affects my writing, but this is one that cannot go unheard for much longer. I’ve witnessed 25 at bats that could’ve gone to Angel Pagan being wasted all because Omar Minaya has to prove he didn’t make a stupid trade. Gary Matthews Jr. should either […]

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I’ve Seen Enough… Manuel Has To Go

An article by posted on April 17, 2010 0 Comments

Those who know me, those who follow my “Sound Offs” on “Vegas Unwrapped”, or on these and other hallowed Blog pages know if nothing else, I rarely hit the panic button nor do I demand change for the sake of change only or because of one incident alone. It takes a lot to rattle these […]

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Gary Matthews Beating Out Pagan For CF Job, So Lets Trade Him?

An article by posted on March 24, 2010 0 Comments

When the Mets traded reliever Brian Stokes in exchange for outfielder Gary Matthews Jr., the move was met with much skepticism. The original idea was to back up Angel Pagan who would take over in centerfield during Carlos Beltran’s absence, but Omar Minaya said right from the start that Matthews would be in the mix […]

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Fernando Martinez Will Start Season At Buffalo

An article by posted on March 15, 2010 0 Comments

Update 5:00 pm Fernando Martinez will start the season in the minors according to Omar Minaya a guest on SNY. Well, I’m glad we got that settled… Original Post 7:00 am Jon Harper of the Daily News penned an interesting piece in which he he concludes that Mets prospect Fernando Martinez should be the starting center […]

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Competition Is In The Air

An article by posted on February 27, 2010 0 Comments

Competition is a good thing, and in Mets camp there is a lot of it. Many players have entered Mets camp this year hopeful they can win a job with the big league club. Let’s break down this completion position by position and name the favorites. Center Field – Carlos Beltran’s injury leaves a void […]

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Spring Training Wrap-Up – Bay Watch Edition

An article by posted on February 24, 2010 0 Comments

To begin, catcher Rod Barajas passed his physical today and will report to Mets camp tomorrow morning. According to Jon Heyman, he is guaranteed $500K, and then gets $400K for making the Opening Day roster. He can earn another $1MM with easily attainable incentives. * * * * * * * * * * Jason Bay arrived […]

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Beltran Has No Hard Feelings, Reyes, Centerfield Battle

An article by posted on February 22, 2010 0 Comments

This post was updated from an original post today. Brian Costa of the Star-Ledger writes that Carlos Beltran arrived to camp this afternoon and that he walked with no noticeable limp when he entered the clubhouse and went into the trainer’s room, where Omar Minaya joined him a few minutes later. Adam Rubin added that Beltran […]

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Projected 2010 Opening Day Lineup Looks Formidable

An article by posted on February 20, 2010 0 Comments

With news that the Mets have signed catcher Rod Barajas, it certainly adds some punch to the bottom of the order that we didn’t have with Omir Santos or Henry Blanco. Yesterday the Mets blogosphere was abuzz with the news that Jose Reyes will be the likely number three hitter at least until Carlos Beltran […]

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Long Balls A-Plenty or…

An article by posted on February 19, 2010 0 Comments

Dizzy with Hope: Amazin (s’) Power Projections for 2010 Now that the ridiculous talk of winning the World Series in 2010 has started, why not speculate about one stat that can be a fairly important contributing factor that helps a team get to that greatest of sports’ stages, the home run. Given my sterling track […]

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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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