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Jason Bay and Mets Were Never Meant to Be

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

During the offseason of 2009-10, I was a proponent of the Mets signing a power-hitting middle-of-the-order hitter to replace Carlos Delgado. At the time, I had no idea how deeply Bernie Madoff impacted the ballclub (I still believed the Wilpon/Selig propaganda), and thought this team still had a year or two of contention left in them. […]

Time to Consider Releasing Jason Bay

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

The obvious issue with Jason Bay is the .158 batting average glares from the scoreboard. Even more concerning is the process he’s employed to get to this point. Throughout the spring and first week of the season, Bay has looked confused and anemic at the plate. Very few of his plate appearances are of quality. Even left […]

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 […]

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 […]

Can Brian Cashman Trade for a Hitter?

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Since the deal that sent Jesus Montero to Seattle for Michael Pineda, we have been discussing which free agent DH makes sense for the Yankees. Names like Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui, Vladimir Guerrero, Raul Ibanez, and before he signed with Tampa, Carlos Pena all were debated. There is an internal option such as Jorge Vazquez […]

Who Would You Amnesty?

Friday, December 9th, 2011

I think we have done this exercise before, but in the spirit of the NBA being officially back, let’s do it again. The new CBA ratified by the owners and NBA players includes an amnesty clause. In short, teams can waive a player of their choice and stretch the payments out over twice the life […]

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 Inquired About A.J. Burnett

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Although its early in the offseason a source indicated to me the Mets sent out “feelers” to the Yankees about their interest in a Jason Bay/A.J. Burnett swap. Talks never were engaged as this is not something the Yankees would be interested in doing. Mike Silva adds: Amazing how this was a “what if” scenario […]

Is Boston the Worst Place to Play?

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

I have long admired the city of Boston. It’s a beautiful city that I have visited a few times. I always wish we could see the unity of the sports fans here that occurs in Beantown. There aren’t Mets or Yankees fans, or Jets or Giants fans; there are Sox fans, Patriots fans, Celtics fans, […]

Doc’s Plan to Fix the Mets, A-Rod and Canseco, Rollins and Mets

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Hey, the fans have their say, why not former Mets? Doc Gooden chimed in on what the Mets should do via Twitter last night. He said that “if he were GM” he would sign Jose Reyes, trade Jason Bay for A.J. Burnett or another pitcher, and send 4 prospects to Seattle for Felix Hernandez. He […]