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What Will Make the Final Six Weeks Productive

Monday, August 9th, 2010

It’s time to stop listening to the empty words of Jerry Manuel, Omar Minaya, and any of the members of the Mets 25 man roster. They can talk about what they need to do, but reality states they are not in a pennant race. Teams serious about winning are about 10 games over at this […]

Will the Fans Start to Like This Team?

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

We have been hearing negativity from the fan base the better part of a full year since the injuries hit last June. The offseason didn’t help as the team played it conservative, angering the masses even more. With the slow start, curious managing by Jerry Manuel and stubborn loyalty to broken down players, this boiled […]

Cleaning Up the Mets Bench

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Yesterday I mentioned what a nice job Omar Minaya has done creating a bullpen with some under the radar value this offseason. On the flip side, the Mets bench has never been a strength during Minaya’s regime. The weakest link of the 2006 team, in my opinion, was the bench as an over the hill […]

Give Chris Carter His Chance

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

I am not about to call Daniel Murphy “Wally Pipp,” but there is irony in the fact that, days before Chris Carter would be likely sent down, Murphy injures his MCL. We all know what Mike Jacobs can do, and yes he is an adequate replacement at first, but Chris Carter might be able to […]

Listen: Grapefruit Round Tonight @7pm

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Howard Megdal of SNY and I talk about the latest from both Port St. Lucie and Tampa. We kick off the show talking about Phil Hughes in the rotation and the future of Joba Chamberlain in the bullpen. I will also ask Howard if a better solution would be to follow Rob Neyer’s column regarding […]

The 26th Man

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

I don’t think there is more Chris Carter can do this spring. Even though his 3 hits against Michigan didn’t count in the spring tally, Carter is still slugging over 1.000, hitting .385, with 3 homers and 8 RBI. Despite all that there seems to be little chance he comes north with the club. Carter […]

Maybe the Mets Should Trade for Sonnanstine

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

John Morosi and Ken Rosenthal said yesterday there will be plenty of trade rumors surrounding Rays RHP Andy Sonnanstine over the final few weeks of spring training. The Rays, of course, have an excess of pitching and Sonnanstine might be the sixth starter in their rotation. Although WFAN’s Ed Coleman said Jonathan Niese has pitched […]

Gary Matthews Jr. Clogging Things Up

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Angel Pagan seemed poised to win the CF job for the Mets this spring. As a matter of fact, I could see him supplanting Jeff Francoeur, upon Beltran’s return, if Frenchy returns to his 2008 Atlanta levels of offense. Jason Pridie drove in four runs this week and we all know what Frank Catalanotto can […]

Colin Curtis Early Favorite to be 2010 Darren Reed

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Last year I had some fun late in Spring Training and speculated who would be the Darren Reed of spring training. Many fans may not remember Reed. After all he only had 153 major league at bats, but did play for both the Mets and Yankees. Reed was originally drafted by the Yankees in 1984 […]

Being Blocked by a Star

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Ben Shpigel of the Times talks to Ramiro Pena today about being blocked by a Hall of Fame shortstop. Pena has the right attitude saying that “he gets to learn from one of the very best,” but there are other young players in both Port St. Lucie and Tampa that very well may need to […]

Positional Battles: Mets Bench

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Let’s take a look at the Mets bench, which has not been the team’s strength in many years. Locks: Alex Cora, Fernando Tatis, Gary Matthews Jr. Competition: Mike Jacobs, Chris Carter, Frank Catalanotto, Chris Coste, Jason Pridie, Nick Evans, Anderson Hernandez, Russ Adams Long Shots: Andy Green, Jesus Feliciano, Mike Hessman, Mike Cervenak, Jolbert Cabrera, […]

Jacobs Adds an Interesting Twist

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

The ironic part about the Mets signing of Mike Jacobs is that many fans have been asking about this move. I received calls to the show and emails all winter about why they wouldn’t take a chance on their former prospect. Personally, I am surprised, because I always felt it was Murphy’s job to lose, […]

A Vote For Endy

Friday, January 8th, 2010

At the risk of seeming sentimental, I pass along this tidbit courtesy of MLBTradeRumors.com and Larry Stone of the Seattle Times- Endy Chavez is available. Very available. I’d like the Mets to see if they can bring him back. And not just for reasons of the heart. According to the piece, Chavez could be available […]

Update on Chris Carter, Duncan for 1st

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Since the Yankees claimed Chris Carter off waivers from Boston this September Mets fans were unable to get a glimpse of the “booty” from the Billy Wagner trade. Carter seems like a good player that is stuck in the wrong organization. Instead of talking about Jack Cust, Aubrey Huff, Russell Branyan, and Jose Guillen perhaps […]

Can Ike Davis Change the Offseason?

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Ike Davis continues to impress kicking off the Arizona Fall League yesterday with four hits and a grand slam. It certainly helped have a contingent of Mets front office personnel in attendance, including GM Omar Minaya. After producing an OPS of .906 in the minor leagues this season (.951 at Binghamton) is Ike Davis ready […]