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Yanks Should Investigate Ben Sheets

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

With all the rumors flying around the Yankees getting a starter to fill in for Andy Pettitte—Ted Lilly, Roy Oswalt, Fausto Carmona, Joakim Soria, Jake Westbrook, I’ll add one named. Ben Sheets. OK, insert injury joke here—true, Sheets is a shoulder injury waiting to happen, but Sheets offers something a few things the other guys […]

Small “Non Moves” Haunting the Mets

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

The Mets critical West Coast trip couldn’t have gotten off to a more frustrating start. The Giants have scored 3 runs in 18 innings and have won both ballgames. It shouldn’t be a surprise that a lineup without Reyes, Jason Bay hitting singles, and Jeff Francoeur swinging at everything is struggling to plate runs. Another […]

Vote For Pedro

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

When Mike and I discussed a possible return of Pedro Martinez this spring, I said the following conditions would be necessary for it to make sense. 1. The Mets would need to be in contention. 2. The Mets would need to be one starting pitcher short. The second condition seemed like an obvious one, since […]

More Pitching Options for Mets

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

As the Mets continue to defy the experts and play well, the possibility they will be buyers at the trade deadline increases. It’s no secret that another starting pitcher would be desirable to help the big three of Santana, Pelfrey, and Niese. We have talked endlessly to date about Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt, and to […]

Moose Skowron on Sunday Hot Stove @ 8pm

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Another former Yankee joins us on the Sunday Hot Stove as Moose Skowron headlines the show. Moose played with the Yankees from 1954 to 1962, winning 4 World Series. He talks about the great Yankees teams, his World Series highlights, and his role as a community liaison with the Chicago White Sox. I will recap […]

There is Still One Value Starter Left

Friday, January 29th, 2010

The Met decided to pass up on Ben Sheets, but there still is another high reward starter on the market: Chien Ming Wang.  We talked about Wang earlier in the off season. NYBD contributor Frank Russo has been ahead of the curve on the Wang situation. As early as July he talked about the Yankees […]

Smoltz & the Internal Options

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

It looks like the Mets will sign John Smoltz, and rely on numerous in house candidates for the rotation. Personally, I wanted Ben Sheets. As I predicted, it was going to take about $10 million dollars plus incentives to sign the righty. All winter we have told fans the Mets did not want to take […]

Mets May Have Offer Out to Smoltz

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

NYBD contributor Joe Demayo just tweeted that he is “hearing the Mets have an offer out to Smoltz and will be looking to see if he can get details.” As I have said before, which you can read here, Smoltz as a piece in the bullpen is a great move. If the Mets are thinking […]

Did the A’s Sign Sheets?

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Update: 4:20 PM Jon Heyman believes the Mets are not the front runners for Sheets, as it may come down to Oakland, Seattle, and Texas Update 1:30 PM Jon Heyman tweeted that it’s between the Mets, A’s and Rangers for the services of Sheets. Original Post Just received an email saying the A’s signed Sheets […]

Ben Sheets Update

Monday, January 25th, 2010

I have been poking around trying to see what numerous people think about the Ben Sheets situation. From what I have found out, the Mets clearly are targeting Ben Sheets as their #1 priority, with John Smoltz shortly thereafter. This, obviously, shouldn’t be a surprise as it has been reported via numerous outlets. The key […]