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Analyzing 2012 Hall of Fame Ballot

Analyzing 2012 Hall of Fame Ballot

This year’s Hall of Fame ballot released on Wednesday could be the lamest one in recent memory. The ESPN.com headline on its story says it all: Bernie Williams, Bill Mueller Top Ballot No disrespect to Bill Mueller, but when he tops any ballot, you can rest assured the remaining names are not very impressive. Hell, […]

Mets were Interested in Jonathan Broxton

That we are only now learning that the Mets were interested in closer Jonathan Broxton, who signed Tuesday with the Royals, shows how Sandy Alderson plans on doing business this winter — quietly and under the radar. ESPN.com‘s Jerry Crasnick tweets that the Mets were among three other teams who were the “most ardent pursuers” […]

Mets Should Sign David Wright for Life

Mets Should Sign David Wright for Life

There is a lot of speculation about the Mets trading David Wright. I don’t think it will happen, but instead of considering dealing Wright, the Mets should be thinking about signing him for life. When Wright signed was negotiating his last contract in 2006, he asked for a deal that would take him through the […]

Video: Very Brief Thanksgiving Wishes from Mets

The New York Mets wish you a very happy Thanksgiving — or do they? This has to be the briefest holiday greeting ever produced. I guess the Mets could not come up with anything for which Mets fans actually have to be thankful.

Dwight Gooden on Justin Verlander MVP

Dwight Gooden is sounding off on Justin Verlander winning the MVP award, saying “Hey, what about me?!” He tweeted: @DocGooden16Dwight Gooden  Very happy for @JustinVerlanderglad 2 c pitchers get the recognition 4 the MVP,still dont know how I didn’t finish in top 5 n 85 24-4 1.53 5 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply […]

Video: Rusty Staub Mets Highlights

Rusty Staub is my all-time favorite Met, so imagine my surprise and excitement to learn that Rusty has his own YouTube channel. He has posted a handful of videos, but this is my favorite — highlights of his playing days with the Mets. It includes his cringe-inducing slam into the right field wall late in […]

MLB To Add Wild Card Team, 1-Game Playoff

After talking about it for years, Major League Baseball announced Thursday that it will add one Wild Card team to each league, and the two teams will square off in a one-game playoff to determine which one advances to the Divisional Series. “It’s an extra playoff game,” Commissioner Bud Selig said. “The one criticism we’ve […]

Mets 50th Anniversary: Back to Basics

Mets 50th Anniversary: Back to Basics

The Mets have announced their plans for the 50th anniversary of the franchise, and they are going back to basics. In a news conference Wednesday at Citi Field the Mets unveiled the anniversary official logo. In a subsequent email the team talked about tweaks to the uniforms: The Mets this coming season will wear new […]

Dribs & Drabs in Mets World

Some news to report out of the world of the New York Mets. – Jason Pridie signed a minor league deal with the Oakland A’s. The Mets outrighted him to the minors last week and he chose to be a free agent. I was kind of surprised by this. Pridie was more than adequate in […]

Best. News. Ever. Chris Capuano Gone for Good with Mets?

Best. News. Ever. Chris Capuano Gone for Good with Mets?

As we live and die with each Jose Reyes rumor (his signing with the Marlins is  a “done deal,” no wait it isn’t, yes it is!) here is one rumor we can revel in — it appears the relationship between the New York Mets and Chris Capuano is over. Jon Heyman wrote on SI.com: The […]

Marlins Make Offer to Jose Reyes?

As I’ve written before, I am trying to stay away from all of the Jose Reyes rumors for fear of driving myself and you readers crazy, and also because most of them will likely prove incorrect. But it is a fact that Reyes visited the Marlins this week. Reyes took a tour of the Marlins […]

THE Poll: Non-Tender Pelfrey and/or Pagan?

It’s a simple question actually — what would you like to see the Mets do with Mike Pelfrey and Angel Pagan? There are multiple votes allowed on this so you can express your opinions about both players. What should the Mets do with Pelfrey and Pagan? Tender Pelfrey Tender Pagan Non-Tender Pelfrey Non-Tender Pagan pollcode.com […]

Mets Need Change; Pelfrey & Pagan Good Place to Start

Mets Need Change; Pelfrey & Pagan Good Place to Start

If there’s one thing all Mets fans can agree upon is that the team needs a change. Most fans would say that the change should not include allowing Jose Reyes to leave and trading David Wright. How would that make the team better? So what’s the best place to start? — cutting ties with Mike […]

Here’s the Thing with Jose Reyes & Mets

The resigning or not resigning of Jose Reyes is shaping up to be a seminal moment in the history of the Mets, or at least the history of the Wilpons ownership of the Mets. Whatever happens could shape the franchise for quite a long time to come. First off, there are the on-field repercussions. The […]

Advice for Dealing with Jose Reyes Rumors

Advice for Dealing with Jose Reyes Rumors

The 2011 free agency period is only in its first few days and we’ve already been bombarded with wild speculation about where Jose Reyes might end up. We hear the Brewers and Nationals are the front runners in bidding that hasn’t even started. We hear that the Mets are less optimistic about signing him. We […]

Gil Hodges on Veterans Hall of Fame Ballot

Gil Hodges on Veterans Hall of Fame Ballot

Former legendary Mets manager Gil Hodges is among 10 candidates who are on the Veterans Committee ballot for the Hall of Fame that was released on Thursday. Once and for all, let’s get him in there. It’s well known that Hodges has received more votes than anyone who is not in the Hall. His 63.4% […]

Jose Reyes Does NOT Win Silver Slugger

Jose Reyes Does NOT Win Silver Slugger

So let’s see, you lead the league in hitting, so of course you will win the Silver Slugger. Not so for Jose Reyes. Troy Tulowitzki is your 2011 Silver Slugger winner at shortstop in the National League. While it is disappointing for Mets fans and for Reyes, I think it is the proper choice. Reyes […]