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Next Steps With John Maine

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

I still don’t feel comfortable with John Maine. Yes, the results have been better against St. Louis and Atlanta (9 innings 4 runs), but he continues to hang around 88mph, topping out at 90, and throwing only 50% of his pitches for strikes. This is not a recipe for success and more importantly, I agree […]

Positional Battles: Mets Starting Rotation

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

For all the criticism the Mets starting rotation has received Mike Pelfrey, John Maine, and Oliver Perez all have benchmarks of being solid pitchers. No one had a problem with these three behind Johan Santana in 2008, or when Perez and Maine combined for 30 wins in 2007. There is little doubt, barring injury, that […]

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 […]

Nick Johnson Would Be Perfect for Mets Lineup

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Regardless of what you are hearing about Carlos Delgado there should be red flags regarding his hip injury. Best case scenario is Delgado returns by August 1st. Even if he does what can you honestly expect from him in terms of his defensive mobility and offensive power production? Delgado without home run power is not […]


Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

- The Buffalo Bisons have the worst record in minor league baseball. Despite the win yesterday they are 3-18 on the season. Dillon Gee got rain shortened complete game. In seven innings he game up only four hits and a run. Wily Mo Pena raised his batting average to .400 - Jonathan Niese made strides […]

09′ Mets Look a Lot Like 08′ Yanks

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Freddy Garcia, Livan Hernandez, Tim Redding, Brandon Knight, and Nelson Figueroa. These are pitchers that have, or very well might in the near future, pitch for the Mets this season. Let’s take a time machine and think back to last year. Darrell Rasner, Sidney Ponson, Dan Giese, and Carl Pavano all started games for the […]

NYBD Mets Top 15 Prospects

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

1. Fernando Martinez - OF - Triple-A Buffalo 2. Wilmer Flores - SS - Low-A Savannah 3. Brad Holt - SP - High-A St Lucie 4. Jon Niese - SP - Triple-A Buffalo 5. Jefry Marte - 3B - Low-A Savannah 6. Jenrry Mejia - SP - High-A St Lucie 7. Reese Havens - SS […]

Howard Megdal Live From Port St. Lucie

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Howard Megdal has been spending the week down in Florida. He has had an opportunity to catch the Mets up close and tonight he is going to give us his perspective. Hear Howard’s take on the starting rotation, final roster spots, and some of the players that impressed him the most. Listen live at 4:30 […]

New York Mets release Duaner Sanchez

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

According to a story on nypost.com, the Mets have released veteran relief pitcher Duaner Sanchez. Sanchez has never been same pitcher since that terrible cab accident in 2006 while in Miami. Many people feel Sanchez’ injury was the key ingredient to missing out on a World Series appearance. At the time of the injury, Sanchez was […]

Mets release uniform numbers

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

On Mets.com the Mets appeared to have released uniform numbers for the 2009 season for all of the players under “active roster”, as well as some of the non-roster-invitees. Here are the uniform numbers for new guys, as well as returning players who may have changed. Rocky Cherry -30 Sean Green - 48 Brandon Knight […]