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Mets Have Plenty to Be Positive About This Spring

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

It is common knowledge among the electorate the 2012 New Mets aren’t going to be that good. Without a deep starting pitching staff and not even a true ace, Mets GM Sandy Alderson has attempted to follow the lead of the Arizona Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers by building up a solid bullpen to improve their […]

Winter Meetings Day 3 @ 8pm

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

The Hot Stove is far from simmering, but we will have another show tonight. We focused on the Mets last night, so tonight we talk Yankees baseball the first half-hour. Sensei John Kreese of Nomaas.org joins me. The Sensei recently interviewed Yankees Sr. VP of Baseball Operations, Mark Newman. We chat about how the Yankees way of […]

The Shame of Losing Jose Reyes

Monday, December 5th, 2011

We all knew this day was coming, but for Mets fans it still hurts knowing that Jose Reyes will no longer be playing shortstop at Citi Field. Once the Marlins crossed the $100 million dollar threshold, it was game, set, match for the Reyes sweepstakes. Clearly, giving Reyes a 6-year deal and an option comes with risk. He’s […]

Mets Can’t Afford to Lose Reyes to the Fish

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

 I have gone on record saying there is a contract threshold where Jose Reyes becomes a diminishing return. His dubious health record makes me wonder if anything above 5 years and $100 million dollars is a sound investment. Also, for as good as he is, there are questions about whether he is a cornerstone player […]

Phillies Are Stealth Favorites For Jose Reyes

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Andy Martino of the Daily News had a great line on Twitter when he called Jose Reyes “the dead Elvis of this offseason.” Thus far, we have yet to fully grasp what the market for Reyes really is. The call me Miami not Florida Marlins wined and dined him a couple of weeks ago, which […]

Those That Matter Win in New CBA

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

I am a big proponent of the new MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement. There are goodies for the average player, expanded playoffs, and even roster flexibility for doubleheaders. Like with any deal there were tradeoffs, as teams are now going to have to draft and spend wiser on amateur talent. Just a day before the rumored […]

Trading David Wright for Another Superstar

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

The odds of a team giving up the “king’s ransom” that Sandy Alderson would demand for David Wright is minimal. He’s coming off the worst season of his career on both sides of the ball, is recovering from an injured back, and there is the impending free agency. If they were intent on dealing Wright, […]

Mets and Yanks History With the 2nd Wild Card

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Bud Selig announced yesterday that MLB has added a second Wild Card team that he hopes will be in effect for the 2012 season. I am all for this as I believe it will engage more cities later in the season. It will also give meaning to winning a division championship, which has largely been […]

These Fish Don’t Fool Me

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

On Opening Day 2011 there were 12 teams with payrolls of $100 million dollars or more. The Florida, now Miami Marlins were 7th from the bottom with a payroll of $56 million dollars. Over the last two weeks we have heard they have outstanding offers to Jose Reyes, Albert Pujols, Ryan Madson, and Mark Buehrle. […]

Quick Yankee Hot Stove Notes

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Here are some quick rumblings that I am hearing. - C.J. Wilson‘s agent has never demanded more than a four year deal. The Yankees still love C.J., but have not made eany offer to him yet. They could give him only a four year deal , but for more total money. - The Yanks still […]

Stop Overrating Jose Reyes

Monday, November 14th, 2011

As the rumors persist that Jose Reyes will sign with the Miami Marlins, the “Monday Morning Quarterbacking” of Sandy Alderson has begun. The most persistent second guess to date is why didn’t Alderson trade him in June or July when his value was the highest? If you look closely, Reyes’ hamstring injury on July 2nd pretty much changed what […]

Closing the Book on Jorge Posada and the Yankees

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Jorge Posada announced his career with the Yankees is over. “I don’t think there’s even a percentage of a chance that I can come back,” Posada said to the Daily News. “It’s not going to happen.” It was a rough year for Posada both on and off the field. On the […]

Mets and Yanks Interested in Foreign Talent

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

According to Yankees Source, there is interest from the Bombers in Taiwanese pitcher Wei-Yin Chen. They would be looking at him as a second lefty out of the pen and spot starter. The Yankees interest of Wei Yin Chen is growing for a possible lefty role out of pen and spot starter.Wed Nov 09 00:18:23 via […]

Yanks Prospects Update Live From the AFL

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

I attended the Phoenix at Surprise game on Friday and had a chance to see Yankee prospects Rob Segedin and Corban Joseph. I was lucky enough to hit the right game as I also caught pitching prospects Chase Whitley and Preston Claiborne on their bullpen rotation day. My primary reasons for picking this game was the schedule; I wouldn’t have an opportunity […]

Where Does the ’11 World Series Rank For You?

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Ranking all-time World Series is an impossible task. How do I rank the ’75 Series between the Reds and Red Sox when I wasn’t born yet? How do you go back in time and read box scores from the early 20th century and make an assertion about the drama? All I can do is provide […]