Found November 11, 2011 on Mets Merized Online:
John Delcos of and Joe DeCaro of will be doing more and more projects together with the goal of merging two successful blogs in the hope of giving our readers everything they’ll need in covering the Mets. Continuing our review of the 2011 Mets, today we take a look at Jason Isringhausen. Tomorrow: Willie Harris and Scott Hairston. Sunday: Chris Young and Ronny Paulino. JASON ISRINGHAUSEN, RP THE SKINNY: It was good story at the time when the Mets reached into their past to sign reliever Jason Isringhausen. Pushing 40 and with a tattered bullpen, Isringhausen represented a no-risk proposition. Isringhausen wasn’t going to make the Opening Day roster, but accepted an extended spring training assignment and within several weeks the inevitable pen breakdown occurred and he was back. Isringhausen was effective for the most part, and eventually assumed the closer role after Francisco Rodriguez was traded and earned seven saves to reach the 300 ...

If Reyes Leaves Should the Mets Trade Wright?

With the news that Jose Reyes and the Marlins are getting closer and closer to reaching a deal, it may become time to seriously consider what life for the New York Mets will be like without Jose Reyes. It is highly unlikely that Reyes or any other big name free agent will sign until the new CBA is in place, but the two sides could easily put together a deal that is just waiting...

Video: Jose Reyes (in Marlins helmet) touring new ballpark

“I’ve been here all day in Miami meeting with them, just checking out the new stadium and the city,” Jose Reyes says in the following video from Contacto Deportivo, while touring Miami’s new ballpark yesterday with team officials. “We haven’t spoken about anything specific, but who wouldn’t want to play here with a new stadium, it’s always warm and sunny, it’s close...

NYDN: If Reyes goes, Mets should admit they’re rebuilding

“At 28, however, [Jose Reyes] is young enough to be a centerpiece when the young pitching finally makes its presence felt. And that’s the dilemma for the people running the Mets. … Alderson and his lieutenants do have a plan for the future. But if Reyes leaves, they should just admit that 2012 isn’t part of it. Otherwise their fans have a right to ask if this is New York...

Mets to remove black drop shadow on uniform? They should get rid of the black uniforms!

About the 2012 uniforms, via Adam Rubin of ESPN New York: “…The Mets are going to borrow significantly, I hear, from the early 1960s uniforms. … I hear the black drop shadow is going away, so it will just be the orange and blue lettering … script Mets for the home lettering, block letters NEW YORK for road. Even the bright white home uniforms (without the pinstripes) should...

Video: Sandy Alderson on SNY’s Mets Hot Stove (Part 2)

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Signing Reyes almost a done deal for the Miami Marlins?

According to Jorge Sedano of 790 AM ‘The Ticket’ in Miami, a source has informed him that signing Jose Reyes is almost a done deal for the Miami Marlins: #bbpBox_134800463710265346 a { text-decoration:none; color:#2FC2EF; }#bbpBox_134800463710265346 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Marlins returned from Cespedes workout. Source tells me Reyes "almost a done deal."...

NYT: The Mets Could Go From Bad to Dreadful

Planning Mets Headlines

We here at Mets Fever all lead very busy lives, with full time jobs, families, and commitments to other activities that sap time away from our daily lives.Except for rob patterson, but that is besides the point.So, it should come as no surprise that we try to have a few things for the blog ready in advance. For example, headlines are prepared weeks in advance. They have to be. We...

Mets haven't contacted Broxton

Jonathan Broxton appears to be a good fit for the Mets, he's looking for a one year deal with incentives as he attempts to restore his career.  The 27 y/o closer was a two time All-Star in which he collected 58 saves with an ERA under three.  But Broxton hasn't effectively pitched in a year and a half,  he's just over a month removed from what is described as minor...

Who Is The Mets Closer For 2012?

There are a lot of closers available this offseason. The one problem is that most of them are in their mid-thirties. Regardless of age though, it’s no secret that we don’t have a major league closer on our roster and we don’t even have a potential option in the minors. Here’s a look at some options outside the organization. My pick for closer is former Twins finisher Joe...


Photo from Bleacher Report   From watching Sandy Alderson with Kevin Burkhardt  on Mets Hot Stove, I come to the conclusion that when he took the job last year and looked over the landscape of the organization , he couldn’t believe the mess it was in. One of the things he spoke about last year that had me singing his praise was putting together a uniform system of teaching the...
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