Tag: roster

Mets Need The Wright Backup At Third Base

An article by posted on December 30, 2010 0 Comments

David Wright has his fans. Those are the ones who say he’s the face of the franchise and can tell you without giving it much thought how many seasons he’s had with a .300+ batting average (five, in case you were wondering) and 100+ RBI (also five). He also has his haters. Those people will […]

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Shaping the Mets Bench

An article by posted on December 28, 2010 0 Comments

With the acquisition of Chin-lung Hu, let’s take a look at some bench options this year for the Mets. Strong depth is always an important factor for success. Just look at the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. Usually, National League teams carry 12 pitchers so that leaves 13 spots for position players. Eight of […]

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Alderson On Rule 5 Selections and Long-Term Contracts

An article by posted on December 11, 2010 0 Comments

In the following video courtesy of SNY, Kevin Burkhardt interviews Sandy Alderson and gets him to recap the Rule 5 Draft and discuss the Mets strategy going into the draft. At the end of the interview, Burkhardt brings up the huge contracts landed by Carl Crawford and Jayson Werth and asks for his thoughts on […]

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Can Pedro Beato Crack The Roster?

An article by posted on December 10, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets selected Pedro Beato with their second pick in the Rule 5 Draft. He projects as a middle reliever and might be able to have an immediate impact on the major league roster. Beato was actually drafted by the Mets in the 17th round in 2005 but did not sign. The following year, the […]

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Mets Rule V Draft. Another 2B Candidate?

An article by posted on December 9, 2010 0 Comments

What some Mets fans are going to have to start realizing is the simple fact that there is more to running a baseball organization than just offering up boat loads of money to free agents over 30 years old. That’s where we as a fan base are stuck. We see the Yankees do it, and […]

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Signings Are A Start for Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on December 7, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson came into the Winter Meetings having said that he will come out of the Winer Meetings with players.  Not big-splash, franchise players but just players to help fill the Mets roster.  He did just that today.  As my colleagues Hojo’s Mojo, and Craig Lerner reported earlier, The Mets signed catcher Ronny Paulino to a […]

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Can The Mets Do A Lot With A Little?

An article by posted on December 7, 2010 0 Comments

We’ve all heard the reports that say the Mets only have $5 million to spend this offseason. I don;t know who said it or their source, but it does make sense since the team has over $130 million committed to its current club. Regardless of the actual figure, there’s no doubt that the Mets are […]

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Omar Minaya – The Company Man?

An article by posted on October 11, 2010 0 Comments

I’ve tried my very best to call upon the better angels to guide my thoughts on the recent firings of Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel.  What seems to be becoming the yearly sideshow where the Wilpons are apologizing in some fashion for the Mets abject failures, I can finally say it’s taken its toll. Normally I’m a […]

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What Will The Mets Do With Oliver Perez Next Year?

An article by posted on September 7, 2010 0 Comments

There’s some good news and there’s some bad news about Oliver Perez.  The bad news is he’s under contract for the 2011 season.  The good news is that 2011 is the last year of Ollie’s contract.  2010 is done for the not so amazin’ Mets.  Hopefully 2011 will be better for the Mets.  The Mets […]

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Mets To Add Nick Evans, Dillon Gee, Raul Valdes

An article by posted on September 5, 2010 0 Comments

       According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets are expected to add right-hander Dillon Gee, left-hander Raul Valdes and first baseman/outfielder Nick Evans to the active roster on Monday in time for the series opener in Washington against the Nationals.   Gee went 13-8 for the Bisons with a 4.96 ERA […]

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