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Mets Sign Jason Bay-Now Let's Get Some Pitching!

Mets Sign Jason Bay-Now Let’s Get Some Pitching!

After nearly a month of handwringing, Jason Bay has reportedly accepted the Mets offer, and will be in left field in Flushing when the season opens in April. The contract is said to be 4-years, $66 million, with an easily reachable vesting option for a fifth year at about $14 million. The deal is not […]

Trade Carlos Beltran?

Trade Carlos Beltran?

I’ll start this column by saying this is an exercise in futility. The Mets have no interest in trading Carlos Beltran. He has a no-trade clause. Hardly any other team can afford him.  I’m wasting my time by writing it, and you’re wasting your time by reading it. Yet I feel the need to write it, and […]

THE List: Top 10 Mets Stories of the Decade

THE List: Top 10 Mets Stories of the Decade

This decade with no name was an interesting one for the New York Mets. They started high, then quickly went down to the depths, only to rise again, and then another steep decline in a shocking fashion. Let’s take a look at the top 10 stories for the Mets this decade: 2000 Subway Series The […]

Hall of Fame & Steroids-Let 'em In!*

Hall of Fame & Steroids-Let ‘em In!*

In a previous column about the 2010 Hall of Fame ballot, I said I would write something about accused steroid users and the Hall of Fame. Never let it be said I don’t follow through on my promises, regardless of what a series of ex-girlfriends and former employers have said. My opinion on this is […]

Omar Cooking Up Something Big?

Omar Cooking Up Something Big?

I started out my previous column by admitting how wrong I was about where John Lackey would end up and how much money he would get. I noted that I’ve been wrong before, and I’ll be wrong again. Well, I’m about to make another prediction that I hope turns out to be right — Omar […]

Mets Lose Out on Lackey, Phils Get Halladay

Mets Lose Out on Lackey, Phils Get Halladay

Well, I’ve been wrong before, and I’ll be wrong again. Let’s review. On November 6th I wrote of John Lackey: I think there is a chance the bidding will not get as high as expected, because the Yankees and Red Sox will likely sit this one out, and with those two teams out of the […]

How Mets Can Have it All

How Mets Can Have it All

Many Mets fans are sitting on Santa’s lap this Christmas season (left, just an excuse to use the photo in all of its full-sized glory), asking for a power hitting left fielder, and two new starting pitchers, one of them a true number 2. I don’t know how much pull Mr. Claus has with the […]

Mets Make Offers to Bay, Molina

Mets Make Offers to Bay, Molina

So the winter meetings were not a total loss. The Mets signed Mike Hessman and Clint Evers. I’ll give you a moment to catch your breath… …has your excitement died down yet? But seriously, was that the quietest winter meetings for the Mets ever? Not only didn’t they do anything except signing two career minor leaguers, […]

THE Interview: Ron Swoboda

THE Interview: Ron Swoboda

This is the the first of what I hope will be a series of interviews with current and former Mets. Ron Swoboda came up with the Mets in 1965, and endured four losing seasons before they put it all together to become the Miracle Mets of 1969. Swoboda, of course, will always hold a special […]

Mets Sign Henry Blanco

Mets Sign Henry Blanco

According to reports, the Mets have signed catcher Henry Blanco to a one-year, $1.5 million contract. This signing puzzles me.  The Mets have made it clear Blanco would be a back-up, and that they are still pursuing a starting catcher. Bengie Molina is the name most prominently mentioned. But why spend a million and a […]