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Mets Sign Jason Bay — 1/5/10 It took more than two months, but Omar Minaya finally got his man, signing Bay to a four-year, $66 million contract. Bay was the power hitter the Mets thought they needed to put them over the top. 20 Inning Game in St. Louis – 4/17/10 It was a game for […]
Mets GM Sandy Alderson made another blockbuster move on Monday to go along with the huge acquisitions of D.J. Carrasco and Ronny Paulino. He somehow was able to pry second baseman/shortstop Chin lung-Hu away from the Dodgers, tragically parting with minor league pitcher Mike Antonini. If you’re like me, you are both panting and salivating […]
Have you ever wondered what it would look like if Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez were adorable animated characters and they had a conversation about who sucked more? I know I have. Well, my dream has come true:
In a column in the Daily News on Saturday, Filip Bondy ran down the “scandals and setbacks” of New York’s sports teams in 2010. Among the many baffling comments (in writing about the LeBron James scandal, for example, he calls Cleveland “just another New York suburb”), is the one he wrote about the firings and Omar Minaya and […]
The Mets have put together a promo to encourage fans to become season ticket holders. Now, the Mets are co-owners of a television network staffed with professional writers, producers and directors. It appears the Mets didn’t want to bother them to make this promo, apparently scouring junior high schools for the least talented kids they […]
New Mets GM Sandy Alderson has pretty much done nothing so far this off-season to improve the team. Alderson warned us that given the payroll and roster constraints, the 2011 Mets would look much like the 2010 version, so this should not come as a shock to anyone. But still, are you disappointed that Alderson has […]
In my very first post in this site, I said that the Mets are arguably the most successful expansion team in baseball history, what with their four World Series appearances (most among expansion teams) and two victories (tied with the Blue Jays and Marlins). I decided to take a closer look, using using playoff appearances and .500 or […]
With Christmas right around the corner, let’s take a look at some officially MLB sanctioned Mets gifts you could give your loved ones. Again, MLB gave its okay to sell these things. For $3699, you can get a Mets coffin so you or your loved one can stare at a Mets logo as you rot away. […]
Several reports late Monday night say Cliff Lee has spurned the big money from the Yankees and is returning to the Philadelphia Phillies. The deal is said to be five years, $100 million, with an easy vesting option for a sixth year. Lee apparently really liked pitching in Philly for the second half of the […]
There are multiple reports that the Texas Rangers are considering signing Adrian Beltre to play third base, and that they are considering moving Michael Young. If this is the case, the Mets should jump all over this and make Young their second baseman. Many people only learned about Young during the 2010 World Series. He […]
A recap of the Mets’ inaugural 1962 season. This is a really cool video — it is in color (faded a bit, but still), and has some really nice shots of the Polo Grounds. It’s an interesting comparison between the Polo Grounds and its short left field and Citi Field with its spacious outfield.
I just came back from a trip to New York, where it was cold and miserable, with the promise of it only getting colder and miserabler (I love inventing words). That’s why I live in Los Angeles, where it only gets sunnier and warmer. One of the few things Mets fans could always look forward to […]
Sandy Alderson didn’t listen to the pleas of Mets fans when he picked a new manager, but he listened to fans (well, me, at least) and decided not to offer arbitration to Sean Green. This means we will not have to suffer through watching him pitch next year — unless another team signs him and […]
The silence has been broken on Johan Santana, and the sounds are not good. We won’t be seeing him anytime soon. Manager Terry Collins said that he hopes to have Santana back by “midseason, somewhere in June.” That doesn’t sound particularly promising. My guess is Santana won’t take the mound until after the All-Star break. And […]