Tag: pitching

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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Hey Mets Fans, Here’s A Sight For Sore Eyes

An article by posted on January 26, 2010 0 Comments

Check out this beautiful photograph of Johan Santana by Adam Rubin of the Daly News. (via The Ropolitans)  Despite all the ups and downs, and ranting and raving of this never-ending off season, you look at a photo like that and everything else almost seems to melt away. Santana after his pitching session, “This is big […]

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Looks Like Ollie Got The Message

An article by posted on January 25, 2010 0 Comments

The always informative Adam Rubin of the Daily News, gives us an update on lefthanded starting pitcher Oliver Perez, who is one of many Mets in attendance today at the Mets Mini Camp. According to Rubin, Perez, who underwent Sept. 1 surgery to remove scar tissue from his right knee, pronounced himself fit and ready to […]

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Eh, What’s Up Doc? My 5 Fearless Predictions!

An article by posted on January 22, 2010 0 Comments

This morning, Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog writes, “Yep, the Mets are up to something, and close to making a deal… fingers crossed.” I would certainly hope the Mets are up to something… With Ben Sheets now being the best option left in free agency, everyone suddenly thinks they are Nostradamus and are predicting that he is […]

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The Market For Joel Pineiro

An article by posted on December 31, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets have been connected to free agent pitcher Joel Pineiro since the beginning of the off season. Pineiro is said to be Minaya’s top pitching target. It is believed that Pineiro is being pursued by the Dodgers and Angels as well. Although Pineiro has at least three suitors, it remains to be seen if any […]

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Nationals Sign Jason Marquis, Mets Never Made Offer

An article by posted on December 22, 2009 0 Comments

The Washington Nationals have signed free agent starting pitcher Jason Marquis, according to Byron Kerr of MASN.  MASN sports.com has learned that the Nationals will sign starting pitcher Jason Marquis. Stay tuned for more on this breaking story. UPDATE: The deal is reported to be for 2 years and $15 million dollars according to Mark Feinsand. Marquis, who […]

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Mets Hot Stove Providing Little Heat On This Wintry Day

An article by posted on December 20, 2009 0 Comments

With only five days left until Christmas and 12 days until the start of 2010, the New York Mets still find themselves needing to address the same areas as they did on October 1st when the season ended for them. The Mets did sign a backup catcher in Henry Blanco for a tidy sum of […]

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The Case for Increasing the 25-Man Roster

An article by posted on December 19, 2009 0 Comments

As we count the hours until Omar Minaya overpays Jason Bay and Benji Molina (when he really should be figuring out how to trade for Bronson Arroyo and Brandon Phillips) there are plenty of reasons to keep throwing coals into the hot stove, especially now that significant snow is falling over Citi Field and environs. […]

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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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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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