Random Thoughts On A Rainy Afternoon

I haven’t had a Friday off in ages, and much to the dismay of readers like martin, it gave see some extra time to write more than usual and even comment as well. There’s a few things circulating out there I wanted to weigh in on and plus some site news…

First, Steve Popper of the Bergen Record mentioned something about the front office considering shifting David Wright to left field to make room for Daniel Murphy. Somehow the discussion lasted as long as three seconds before it was shelved as soon as the Chinese food arrived. Wright isn’t being moved anywhere unless it’s to a new team before next season’s trade deadline. I’m not saying that he shouldn’t move – obviously he’s no great shakes defensively at the hot corner, but the last thing this team needs right now is another media driven three-ring circus to entertain the masses this Winter.

You should see my inbox whenever anything is posted regarding Moneyball or Sabermetrics on our site. We get it all from the right-wing and left-wing extremists who can only see things one way – their way. Both sides accuse me of personally plotting to brainwash the readers into Bill James or Murray Chass clones. They communicate these thoughts and conspiracy theories in the most colorful use of the English language too. It’s not that bad really, because I actually enjoy the comic relief I get from reading them all which believe it or not, I actually do.. And the best ones I forward to my friends. 🙂

One question I get asked from time to time is why we don’t post “all” the Mets news. Actually, we do. We have two very capable people that handle that for us and they don’t miss or skip a beat. If anything significant breaks regarding the Mets or MLB in general, you’ll read about it here. By significant I mean real news worthy of discussing and debating. Are there some minor tidbits we usually pass on? Yes, but we consider ourselves more of a meat and potatoes type fansite and try to stick to the more serious stuff.

Over at MetsBlog, they’re talking about Grady Sizemore as a possibility for center field, and Paul Maholm as a potential starter for the Mets. Not surprisingly, both are rehabbing from injuries which of course makes them prime targets for the new Mets. Sizemore is of particular interest because he is attempting to comeback from microfracture surgery on his knee on June 2010 and a second surgery last week. Sound familiar? Meanwhile, Maholm missed the last six weeks of the season with a shoulder strain and he has Dr. James Andrews on speed dial – perfect. Yeah, let’s go after those guys… NOT!

I’m looking for a blogger or two (new or current) who would like to do a daily rundown of the Mets blogosphere’s top links and stories. I want someone who has a big appetite for Mets news and follows all of the top Mets sites. We want the post to be fair and not limited to highlighting the same sites every week. Still trying to come up with a cool name for the feature… Suggestions? If you are interested, contact me at GetMetsmerized@aol.com.

Please don’t kill me for this, but I am so relieved this 25 year anniversary of the 1986 Mets is coming to an end. Don’t get me wrong, I loved that team, but it just seemed like overkill with all the events, articles, interviews, books, videos, etc. I guess that’s what happens when you don’t win another World Series for a quarter century and counting. That said, I am thrilled to death about the 50 year anniversary of the 1962 Mets. Now that’s something we don’t hear enough about… I can’t wait to hear what the team has planned for 2012 and you can bet that I will pass all of that along to you as I find out.

Next week is a big week for us. First, we begin rolling out our First Annual MMO Top 20 Prospects List. Our minor league maven, Pete Shapiro, will be doing the honors and he will unveil two prospects a week for the next ten weeks as he works his way up to our #1 Prospect for the 2012 season. It should be fun.

Also, we will be rolling out our 5th Annual MMO Awards for the 2011 season. Those are always a blast and we have added some very cool awards this year just to keep things even more interesting. So keep it tuned here and as always, thanks so much for all of your support.

That’s all for now, have a great weekend!

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I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73, '00 and '15, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction and interact with other passionate Met fans like you. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.