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Mets NOT Interested in Ryan Theriot

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports (as of this month no longer of Sports Illustrated) tweeted on Thursday: @JonHeymanCBSJon Heyman Braves, rays, mets among teams looking at ryan theriot 12 hours ago via Mobile Web Sources tell Blogging Mets that is just not true, as far as the Mets interest is concerned. And I will go against […]

THE List: Top 10 2011 Mets Moments

THE List: Top 10 2011 Mets Moments

Luis Castillo & Oliver Perez Released — 3/18/11, 3/21/11 Alderson was smart to bring them into camp to see if they had anything to offer. Of course they did not, so they were cut loose despite the Mets still being on the hook for $18 million, much to the delight of Mets fans. Osama bin Laden […]

No Christmas Gifts from Mets

No Christmas Gifts from Mets

We shouldn’t expect any last-minute Christmas gifts from the Mets in the form of additions to the current roster. Nor should we expect anything for Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day or St. Patrick’s Day. Except for possibly a couple of minor tweaks here and there, what you see is what you get. This is […]

Mets Interested in Seth Smith for Some Reason

Fox News reported on Thursday that the Mets are among five teams who are “interested” in Rockies outfielder Seth Smith. And I have one simple question — why? Smith is a corner outfielder who has proven to be steady and unspectacular in his career. Very steady, in fact; in his three full seasons in the […]

Video: Revisiting Birth of “The Magic is Back”

Remember the Mets old slogan “The Magic is Back”? It was not an organic motto like “The Miracle Mets” or “The Amazins.” It was written by an advertising agency. This video from back then tells the story of when the Mets became the first MLB team to hire an ad agency. The video has an […]

Mets About to Make Another "Generation K" Mistake?

Mets About to Make Another “Generation K” Mistake?

All of this nonsensical talk of the Mets thinking about trading Jonathon Niese has got me thinking that the Mets could be setting themselves up for another “Generation K” mistake. For you younger readers or you older, forgetful readers: In the mid-1990′s the Mets were counting on young stud starters Jason Isringhausen, Bill Pulsipher and […]

Mets Sad History of One-Team Players

Mets Sad History of One-Team Players

One of the many disappointments of Jose Reyes leaving the Mets is that he is yet another homegrown player who will not play his entire career with the team. I decided to take a look at players who did play only with the Mets, and it turns out the team come up very short in […]

Boo! Mets Tender Mike Pelfrey

Boo! Mets Tender Mike Pelfrey

The Mets tendered a contract to Mike Pelfrey Monday night, meaning we have to watch him struggle and lick himself through 30+ starts in 2012. This is a huge mistake. Mmm, I’m delicious! We know what Pelfrey can do, and it is not good. Many people are praising this move, saying Pelfrey is an “innings […]

THE List: Top 10 Worst Mets Relievers

THE List: Top 10 Worst Mets Relievers

Butch Metzger (1978) Metzger won the Rookie of the Year in 1976. When the Mets got him two years later at age 26 he was already washed up. In his one year with the Mets and his final year in baseball he had a 6.51 ERA and more walks than strikeouts. He was so bad […]

Mets Bullpen for 2012

Mets Bullpen for 2012

In about the course of an hour on Tuesday the Mets completely remade their bullpen. So who is in and who is out for 2012? Here are the definites: Frank Francisco Jon Rauch Ramon Ramirez Tim Byrdak That leaves three spots for the holdovers: D.J. Carrasco Manny Acosta Pedro Beato Daniel Herrera Josh Stinson Bobby […]

Mets Shopping Jonathon Niese, Ike Davis?

Mets Shopping Jonathon Niese, Ike Davis?

Reports out of Dallas say the Mets are shopping Jonathon Niese, and to a lesser extent, Ike Davis. I have one question — why? The Mets are apparently looking for several major league-ready players for Niese, including a pitcher and perhaps a catcher, outfielder or infielder. The New York Post reports several teams including the […]

Jose Reyes: Mets "Didn't Want Me"

Jose Reyes: Mets “Didn’t Want Me”

The day that all Mets fans feared came today — Jose Reyes was introduced as a member of the Miami Marlins. And it turns out Sandy Alderson may have botched the negotiations (or lack thereof) big-time. At his news conference in Dallas, Reyes recounted the Marlins’ pursuit of him, saying it began exactly one minute […]

Angel Pa-Gone! Mets Dealing in Dallas

Angel Pa-Gone! Mets Dealing in Dallas

After losing Jose Reyes, Mets GM Sandy Alderson made quick strides Tuesday to further remake the team — Angel Pagan is gone, and the Mets now have a new center fielder and three new relievers. Pagan was dealt to the Giants for outfielder Andres Torres and reliever Ramon Ramirez. Then Alderson signed Frank Francisco and […]

Mets 2012 Payroll will be $90 Million or Less

Sandy Alderson is quickly turning into Omar Minaya in that it is getting hard to believe the words that come out of his mouth. Or perhaps he is getting mixed messages from his superiors. Either way, it appears the Mets 2012 payroll will be far less than Alderson led everyone to believe. As I wrote […]

No Hall of Fame for Gil Hodges

No Hall of Fame for Gil Hodges

The Hall of Fame’s Veterans Committee has spoken, and once again it has denied Gil Hodges his rightful place in Cooperstown. Hodges garnered just nine votes, three shy of the 12 votes needed for enshrinement. The committee did, however, elect Ron Santo, which is puzzling because their statistics were very similar. Santo hit .277 with […]

Reports: Jose Reyes Agrees with Marlins

Reports: Jose Reyes Agrees with Marlins

It is a sad night for Mets fans, as multiple reports say Jose Reyes has agreed to a contract with the Miami Marlins. The reports say the deal is for six years, $106 million. There is an option for a seventh year at $22 million or a $5 million buyout. It was just too rich […]

Jose Reyes Update

Jose Reyes Update

So this Jose Reyes thing could soon come to an end. There are reports out of Miami that with the winter meetings about to begin, the Marlins would like Reyes to make a decision soon, perhaps as early as this weekend. The Mets are sitting back, hoping Reyes gives them a chance to match his […]

Mets Rejects Capuano, Minaya Head West

Mets Rejects Capuano, Minaya Head West

The list of New York rejects finding a home out West has grown (hey, I’m on that list!). Chris Capuano and Omar Minaya are moving far, far away. Capuano signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. “Chris is an established major league starting pitcher who adds to our staff,” GM Ned […]

Bobby Valentine New Red Sox Manager

With Bobby Valentine being named manager of the Boston Red Sox, it got me thinking two things: 1) Valentine will likely never manage the Mets again. 2) It’s rare for former Mets managers to get other manager jobs. It turns out being the manager of the Mets is pretty much career suicide. The most recent […]