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Mets FA’s and Arb Eligible: Who Should Stay or Go?

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

The Mets have twelve players that are either free agents or arbitration eligible this offseason. Let’s take a look at each and see if it makes sense to have them back in 2012: Jose Reyes (free agent) - no brainer, sort of. Losing Reyes will change the dynamic of the Mets in a way they won’t be […]

Best All-Time Hitting Pitchers, Does Jim Thome Validate the DH, Putting Izzy’s 300th Save In Perspective, Solid Base Running, Beato as a Starter, Move Tampa to Montreal

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Mark Simon of ESPN NY tells us how last night’s Mets starter R.A. Dickey is “21-for-91 since joining the Mets in 2010, good for a .231 batting average. He also has 14 sacrifices.” This article got me wondering who the best all-time hitting pitchers are. We all know the best hitting pitcher of all-time was Babe Ruth. To […]

Trading Pelfrey, Trusting Hughes, Aramis Ramirez, Pittsburgh Yanks

Monday, July 18th, 2011

I talked about the market for Carlos Beltran earlier this morning, but there is another Mets player that I think might be desirable to contenders: Mike Pelfrey. After losing to the Phillies on Sunday afternoon Mike Pelfrey is 5-9 with a 4.67 ERA. After making so much progress with his splitter last season it appeared […]

Getting to Know Jason Isringhausen

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Jason Isringhausen might be the next Mets closer now that K-Rod is in Milwaukee. Lets take a minute to get to know him. FULL NAME: Jason Derik Isringhausen HEIGHT, WEIGHT:  6-3, 230 BORN: September 7, 1972 in Brighton, IL MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT: July 17, 2005 against the Chicago Cubs NICKNAME: My teammates call me “Izzy” […]

The Closing Situation Post K-Rod

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Now that Francisco Rodriguez is in Milwaukee the Mets are in need of a closer. Bobby Parnell and his 100 mph fastball appear to be the most obvious choice, but I wouldn’t be so quick to bestow the ninth inning on the inconsistent righty. Parnell has been tremendous since returning from the disabled list in late May (1.56 ERA). […]

Mets Bullpen: Go With Izzy Over Boyer

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

It’s always a good sign when you have too many options, which is the case for Terry Collins as there are nine potential candidates for seven spots in his bullpen. To date, K-Rod, Bobby Parnell, Tim Byrdak, D.J. Carrasco, and Taylor Buchholz are all on the 40 man roster so, if healthy, each will be […]

The Value of Jason Isringhausen

Monday, March 14th, 2011

If you bet me a month ago that Jason Isringhausen would become one of the more popular stories in Port St. Lucie I would have probably had you committed. Here we are more than halfway through spring training and Isringhausen is still wearing a Mets uniform. He may not know why, or at least that […]

Mets Roster Update

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Last week, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York predicted the Mets roster to be the following: Rotation Mike Pelfrey Jonathon Niese R.A. Dickey Chris Young Chris Capuano Bullpen Francisco Rodriguez Bobby Parnell D.J. Carrasco Taylor Buchholz Tim Byrdak Pedro Beato Pat Misch Lineup Jose Reyes, ss Angel Pagan, cf David Wright, 3b Carlos Beltran, rf […]

Mets Bullpen Taking Shape

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

It’s still very early in spring training, but listening to Terry Collins the Mets bullpen may already be taking shape. Adam Rubin reported over the weekend that Collins identified “Francisco Rodriguez, Bobby Parnell, D.J. Carrasco, Taylor Buchholz and Tim Byrdak as on solid footing for relief roles.” This would leave two spots (assuming seven man […]

A Bullpen With Izzy and Beato

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Jason Isringhausen is the early surprise of camp earning praise from Terry Collins. If Isringhausen does impress enough to earn a spot how does that impact the rest of the bullpen? Also, knowing that Rule V draftee Pedro Beato must make the team or be offered back to Baltimore, how does he come into play? […]