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Ah, Jason Bay

Ah, Jason Bay

Like most Mets fans, I was thrilled when the Mets signed Jason Bay prior to the 2010 season; the Mets needed a power-hitting left fielder and he seemingly fit the bill. The contract didn’t seem bad at all — at four years and $66 million, it was half the contract Matt Holliday signed with the […]

Mets Revamped Bullpen: Money Well Spent?

Mets Revamped Bullpen: Money Well Spent?

In an article on the Mets official website Tuesday, beat writer Anthony DiComo espouses on the new Mets bullpen. DiComo points out the unfortunate similarities between Sandy Alderson’s spending spree this off-season and Omar Minaya’s prior to the 2009 campaign. At that time Minaya went out and got Francisco Rodriguez, J.J. Putz and Sean Green, […]

Ryan Braun: Guilty or Innocent?

Ryan Braun: Guilty or Innocent?

So did Ryan Braun beat the system or did the system work? Mets players are split. “Ryan Braun is out there saying this shows he is innocent. Does that mean O.J. Simpson is innocent, too?” one Met, conveniently hiding behind a cloak of anonymity, told the Daily News. David Wright, though, had no problem speaking […]

This is NOT a "Transitional" Year for Mets

This is NOT a “Transitional” Year for Mets

I am already tired of people labeling 2012 a “transitional” year for the Mets. The Daily News used the term this past weekend, writing: The Mets are in a transitional year… The Wall Street Journal followed a few days later with: …during what can politely be called a transitional era for the Mets. The problem […]

This is the Problem with Sandy Alderson

I wrote earlier this month that I think the Mets have an honesty problem; either the front office flat-out lies to us or just does not tell us exactly what is going on. Sandy Alderson has been giving misleading statements since he got here. He made a comment on Monday that while it was not […]

My Favorite Baseball-Related Birthday Presents

My Favorite Baseball-Related Birthday Presents

When we were kids we couldn’t wait for our birthdays — we were going to get the best gifts ever! Well, how many of us even remember any of our childhood gifts, let alone still have them? Well, I still have two baseball-related birthday gifts that really weren’t even gifts at all; one was a […]

THE Poll: Is Trading David Wright Best for Mets?

I wanted to get the wording of this poll correct. I don’t think many fans actually want the Mets to trade David Wright, so asking if you want the Mets to trade him would yield no useful information. So let’s put the question this way — would trading David Wright truly be the best thing […]

Johan Santana Key to Mets Future

Johan Santana Key to Mets Future

Johan Santana threw a bullpen session in Port St. Lucie on Friday (below), getting a head start on his fellow pitchers and catchers who are set to report to spring training on Monday. Santana emerged from his 25-pitch outing “feeling good.” And that’s great because Santana is the key to the Mets future — in […]

Gary Carter Dies

Gary Carter Dies

Former Mets catching great and 1986 World Series hero Gary Carter has died. He was just 57 years old. ESPNNewYork.com reports his daughter made the announcement on the family’s website on Thursday: I am deeply saddened to tell you all that my precious dad went to be with Jesus today at 4:10 pm. This is […]

Mets have an Honesty Problem

Mets have an Honesty Problem

I think one of the things bothering Mets fans these days is the lack of, to put it nicely, candor coming from management. To put it more bluntly, they are flat out lying to us. This lying is nothing new. Omar Minaya was a compulsive liar, but he lied about little things. The big lies […]

Slow Time for Mets Fans

February is traditionally a dead time in the world of sports — the football season is over, nobody really gets excited about basketball until the spring and nobody really gets excited about hockey ever. As far as baseball, most rosters are set, and everybody is just sitting around waiting for spring training to open. For […]

Will Daniel Murphy Replace David Wright?

Will Daniel Murphy Replace David Wright?

Are the Mets setting up Daniel Murphy to replace David Wright as the team’s third baseman? I have gone on record as saying I don’t think the Mets should ever trade Wright; instead, they should sign him to an extension right now. But that won’t happen, and the conventional wisdom is that Sandy Alderson might […]

My Appearance on “The Baseball Page Podcast”

On Wednesday I was a guest on “The Baseball Page Podcast with Phil Naessens,” discussing all things Mets. The conversation spanned the gamut from the current state of the Mets to the infamous 1986 Houston strip club bust. I had a really good time doing it. Thanks to Phil for having me on. Check it […]