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Mets Should Sign Hudson to Play 2B

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

So the Mets – and their fans – have had enough of Luis Castillo playing second base. One alternative that has been mentioned is a platoon involving Danny Murphy and Ruben Tejada at second base. A report out of the Arizona Fall League gives Murphy the inside track. I like both Murphy, who has given […]

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 […]

Ideas to Offset Beltran’s Injury & Decline

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

I will reserve judgment on the Mets until we hear more about the events that led to Carlos Beltran having knee surgery. Filing a public grievance may be the Mets right, but it won’t help with their credibility in the locker room. My guess is both Beltran and the team should have elected for surgery […]

Mets Should Jump at Castillo for Lowell

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

NYBD has been saying all winter that Omar Minaya goal is to trade Luis Castillo. Earlier in the offseason names such as Kevin Millwood, Pat Burrell, and Gary Matthews Jr. were connected to Castillo. Those all came with some sort of risk- health, bad attitude, lousy contract, and porous defense. If the Mets and Red […]

Trade Castillo, But Not for Burrell

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

It’s apparent the Mets main priority next week in Indianapolis is to trade Luis Castillo with the hope of replacing him at second with Orlando Hudson. Bringing in an offensive player of Hudson’s caliber, and gold glove to boot, is fine with me. I value up the middle defense and, despite what advanced statistics state, […]

Mets Buzz: Holliday, Figgins, Halladay

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

The Mets are extremely interested in Matt Holliday, it’s their clear-cut #1 target this off-season. They are willing to pursue him very aggressively, and will go to 6 years for him. Not sure as of yet what their financial limitations are specifically. The Cardinals are deemed to be the toughest foe for the Mets on […]

Mets in 3 Way Talks for Overbay

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Ken Rosenthal is reporting the framework for a potential three way deal between the Mets, Cubs, and Blue Jays with Milton Bradley going to the Blue Jays, Luis Castillo to the Cubs, and Lyle Overbay to the Mets. Overbay would be the perfect one year stopgap at first base. He only has one year left […]

Players Omar Should Take a Look At

Monday, October 12th, 2009

This is going to be one of the most important off seasons in Mets History. The Wilpon’s need to show that they are serious about winning a title and Omar needs to convince the fans he’s the man for the job. Luckily, this team does not need a complete overhaul, but rather a few pieces […]

Rumor Mill: 1/11/09

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

So the battle is on for Derek Lowe. According to a league source with knowledge of the situation, it is clearly a Mets vs Braves competition for the services of the 35-year-old sinkerballer. And as of today the Mets organization appears to be confident in their chances to land Lowe. If the Braves offer a […]

Andruw Jones is not needed in New York

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Reports have the Los Angeles Dodgers restructuring the contract of outfielder Andruw Jones, deferring many millions of dollars. This move comes literally hours after word leaked that their rival, the San Francisco Giants made a three year offer to free agent outfielder Manny Ramirez. The Dodgers are desperate to re-sign Ramirez to help bolster an […]