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Should the Mets Sign Joel Pineiro?

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

The Mets lack of pitching depth has been widely discussed this spring. Look past the starting five, and you don’t see many options that make you warm and fuzzy. Perhaps Matt Harvey and Jeurys Familia will change that mid-season, but neither should be put into the equation on March 20th. With the new rule that […]

Allocating Jose Reyes’ Money

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

The Mets need to fill a few holes on their roster whether or not Jose Reyes is playing shortstop. Without any arbitration figures they have $67 million dollars tied up in 6 players. They have five arbitration eligible players that probably will add another $8 million to the payroll. I expect them to only sign […]

A Sensible Yankees Offseason Plan

Monday, October 17th, 2011

We have been debating how many years the Yankees should go with CC Sabathia if he elects to opt-out of his current 7 year/$161 million dollar deal. I mentioned on Friday how the Yankees should see all the red flags displayed by C.J. Wilson this postseason and stay away. In reading Joel Sherman the last couple of days it may be […]

Small “Non Moves” Haunting the Mets

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

The Mets critical West Coast trip couldn’t have gotten off to a more frustrating start. The Giants have scored 3 runs in 18 innings and have won both ballgames. It shouldn’t be a surprise that a lineup without Reyes, Jason Bay hitting singles, and Jeff Francoeur swinging at everything is struggling to plate runs. Another […]

Pineiro Might Haunt Yanks as Well

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

7 innings, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K’s That was Joel Pineiro’s line yesterday for Los Angeles against the Yankees at the Stadium. This certainly made Mets fans sick just a night after John Maine threw more 88 mph mediocre fastballs, but the Yanks might wind up regretting passing on Pineiro as well if Javier […]

Garland Might be Most Realistic Option

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

The amazing part of this offseason is that, as slow as the transactions have come, it has flown by quickly. Pitchers and catchers are right around the corner, and baseball is very near. I suspect many of the lingering free agents will start signing quickly, as was evidence yesterday with Doug Davis and Joel Pineiro […]

Molina Rejection Is Windfall Income

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Tremendous news last night, as Bengie Molina rejected the Mets’ one-year, $5 million offer and returned to the San Francisco Giants. This was hailed by many as a victory for Mets fans who are sabermetrically-inclined, and it is, to an extent- Molina’s negatives include such things as poor defensive metrics and a putrid on-base percentage. […]

How About Pineiro and Sheets?

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Bengie Molina is gone and, according to SI’s Jon Heyman, the Mets are “unenthused” about Yorvit Torrealba or Rod Barajas. It’s quite possible that we see a Josh Thole/Henry Blanco tandem this season. Count me surprised, but Bengie Molina is not going to break the 2010 season. Another rumor that came out was that Carlos […]

Molina Rejects Mets Again, Time to Focus on Arms

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

The Mets courtship of Bengie Molina has hit the ridiculous stage. Buster Olney just reported that Molina turned down the Mets most recent offer, and now the Seattle Mariners might be the catcher’s likely destination. All winter we have reported a mutual interest between the Mets and Molina. The problem is each side has a […]

Mets Should Consider LaRoche

Monday, January 11th, 2010

I said earlier today the Mets should sign Carlos Delgado since I am skeptical Daniel Murphy can provide the same offensive production that first base generated for the Mets in 2009 (16 HR, 91 RBI, .791 OPS). The news tonight via Ed Price indicates that Carlos Delgado is not moving well on the field. With […]

Pineiro, Molina, Delgado “Absolutely Realistic Scenario”

Monday, January 11th, 2010

NYBD contributor Joe Demayo had this to say on twitter yesterday: joe_demayo Asked if signing Joel Pineiro,Carlos Delgado,Bengie Molina is a realistic scenario for #mets and was told “definitely” We discussed all three players in a rumor mill from last week. If these are the three remaining “big” acquisitions I would be happy with the […]

Listen: Sunday Hot Stove on NYBD Radio

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Howard joined me tonight to talk about the latest on the hot stove. We kicked it off talking about the “small” possibility of Johnny Damon returning to the Bronx, and what that means for the Yankees lineup. Can Jorge Posada continue to produce even entering his age 38 season? We give you why that might […]

Mets Should Move Quickly to Bolster Pitching

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

With Jason Bay in the fold, the Mets certainly seem to have enough offense on hand to get the job done. If Carlos Delgado comes back healthy, and the Mets can work something out, it’s a bonus. Yet, that starting staff behind Johan Santana – John Maine, Mike Pelfrey and Oliver Perez – is clearly […]

The MLBTR Mets

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Tim Dierkes has a fresh post up on MLBTradeRumors.com that is worth pondering (full disclosure- I also write at MLBTR). He predicts where the remaining 25 free agents on his lost of 50 Top Free Agents will end up- and no fewer than four of the 25 end up in Queens- John Smoltz, Carlos Delgado, […]

For Mets, What’s Next?- What I Would Do

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

So Jason Bay, pending physical, will play left field and bat fifth for the Mets in 2010. I outlined the reasons why I think this is a good deal earlier today. What’s next for the Mets? Probably announcing the Bengie Molina deal, however I am sure we will start to hear more rumblings after the […]