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Santana, Mets Can Dream For a Day

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

It’s pretty hard to ruin Opening Day. For at least 9 innings the fan base can hope and dream about all the best-case scenarios that were laid out throughout spring training. If they win, it’s even grander since it could be the one and only time the home team can say they are in first […]

Profiling the 2012 Mets

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Most popular sports profiling is based on assessing a player’s skill sets. In baseball, that means the so-called 5-tools of hitting for average and power, fielding, arm strength and running speed. Recent developments in sports and human performance have included new elements like brain design and personality assessments in their scouting and player evaluations. But what about […]

Season Preview: 2012 Mets Not Measured in Wins & Losses

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

When you look at the 2012 Mets’ roster you can’t logically predict anything more than 75-77 wins. That best case scenario is still probably good for last place in the National League East. It also probably won’t allow for any mid-summer tease in the form of competing for the second Wild Card, and the right […]

The New Citi Field Walls & the Party City Deck

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

I had a chance to be part of a media tour yesterday afternoon and see the renovation of the Citi Field outfield walls. The Mets and Party City have partnered to create the “Party City Deck” in the new seating area out in left field. The Party City Deck promises to be a fun area […]

Thoughts on the Potential Jon Niese Contract

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

According to reports, the Mets and Jon Niese are closing in on a 5-year contract extension. Although terms have not yet been finalized, the contract that Texas signed with Derek Holland appears to be the neighborhood. About a week ago, Holland signed a 5-year $28.5 million dollar deal. What does this mean? It tells you the Mets brass saw enough […]

Lifetime Contract for R.A. Dickey?

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

The Mets should give Dickey a Wakefield style deal where it can just be extended every year forever.Do it @MetsGM! — Craig Glaser (@sabometrics) March 30, 2012 This  is an interesting idea by Craig Glaser aka @sabometrics on Twitter. There are reports the Mets are thinking about exercising R.A. Dickey‘s 2013 option worth $5 million […]

R.A. Dickey and That Crazy Statement

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Back in July of 2010 there were rumors the Mets were looking for starting pitching. Roy Oswalt‘s name was brought into the conversation, but most reports had the then 32-year old as costing Jonathan Niese plus top prospects. For a team on the periphery of the Wild Card race, and with a thin farm system, […]

Athletes Have Responsibility to Their Employer

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Joba Chamberlain is always a polarizing topic, but the reaction to breaking his ankle on a trampoline has been interesting. There really is no in-between, as some absolve Chamberlain since he was “playing with his son,” while others believe this is another demonstration of his immaturity and recklessness I understand the counterpoint. Spending time with […]

Looking at Conor Jackson

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

A reunion with Wally Backman might be just what Conor Jackson’s career needs. Worth a shot. — Gotham Baseball (@GothamBaseball) March 26, 2012 Interesting point brought up by Gotham Baseball. Jackson was released by the Texas Rangers this week. Although they needed a right handed hitting outfielder, Jackson struggled with the bat going 3 for […]

Chris Young and Mets Pitching Depth

Monday, March 26th, 2012

The Mets brought RHP Chris Young back today on a minor league deal. Although Young had the same surgery last season that has sidelined Johan Santana for nearly two years, some reports optimistically have him back on the mound by late May. Again, we know all the depth issues the team has, which makes me wonder if they would […]

Give Valdespin a Long Look in Centerfield

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

The Mets lack of depth already is a problem. With Scott Hairston questionable for Opening Day and Andres Torres nursing a calf injury, the Mets are now looking to possibly ask Jason Bay to play centerfield. Really? For all his offensive struggles, Bay hasn’t been nearly as bad as advertised on defense (looking at you Boston […]

Should the Mets Sign Joel Pineiro?

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

The Mets lack of pitching depth has been widely discussed this spring. Look past the starting five, and you don’t see many options that make you warm and fuzzy. Perhaps Matt Harvey and Jeurys Familia will change that mid-season, but neither should be put into the equation on March 20th. With the new rule that […]

Wilpon/Katz Stop Losing Streak, But Still Not Contenders

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Update: 9:36 PM Got confirmation: #Mets have closed on 12 minority shares at $20 million apiece and paid off $65 million in loans to Bank of America and MLB — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) March 20, 2012 It appears that another major hurdle was cleared by the Wilpon ownership group. Still, there is a tremendous amount […]

Taking Small Pleasures in a Challenging Season

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

If you listen to the mainstream media, there appears to be no reason to watch the 2012 New York Mets. Some pundits (Michael Kay- ESPN) have the team winning 55 games. I would imagine that most publications will have them a lock for last place when they post their predictions later this month. Even the […]

What is the David Wright Plan B?

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Sandy Alderson gave reporters a David Wright injury update by indicating he’s in line for an “ultrasound-guided” cortisone shot in New York. Terry Collins was more optimistic, hoping that Wright gets cleared to ramp up baseball activities. Anyone who isn’t preparing for the David Wright Plan B obviously hasn’t spent time covering this team the last few years. The Mets […]