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When George Harrison was selected for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, everyone assumed that Eric Clapton would do the induction speech. Clapton passed on the honor, not wanting to become the “spokesman” for Harrison’s legacy, as he had already acted as musical director for the “Concert for George,” an all-star tribute to the late Beatle. I felt like Clapton when the news about Manny Acosta agreeing to a contract and avoiding arbitration came down. I won’t write about it, I thought, as I’ve praised Acosta enough and I’ll let someone else pick up the torch for a bit. This will make a nice thing for me to link from another blogger. Cue crickets chirping. While the MSM and bloggers let me down on Acosta (for one-fourth of the money for Jon Rauch!) – here are some things that stood out one way or another for me in the past week. ***** “I know that I must do what’s right As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti I seek to cure what’s deep inside, frightened of this

Did Mets err by picking Mike Pelfrey over Chris Capuano?

Following the 2011 season, the Mets had to make a decision whether to retain the services of two starting pitchers going forward – Chris Capuano and Mike Pelfrey. There were a bunch of factors that went into the decision, not the least of which was that Capuano was a free agent and Pelfrey was arbitration-eligible. This meant that Capuano had the leverage to seek a multi-year...

Mike Pelfrey knows he needs to keep the ball down

Mike Pelfrey called in to SNY’s Mets Hot Stove and said: “Last year, I as I’ve tried to reflect on it, I think I’ve given up way too many homers. I’ve got to keep the ball in the ballpark, first and foremost. … Looking back, I wasn’t happy with the year I had. I expect a lot more out of myself.” To be successful, Pelfrey said he needs to get his ball down more, it...

Wright Checks Out The New Wall At Citi Field

Check out these photos from the Mets on Twitter. David Wright stopped by Citi Field for an up close look at the new outfield walls. Wright: “I’m excited about the changes…I can’t wait until April”

HoJo to MetsOnline: The fences will help Wright

#bbpBox_160419785480482816 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_160419785480482816 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }@20Hojo Do you think David Wright is going to bounce back this season? What does he need to do to get back to his '05-'08 self?January 20, 2012 12:53 PM via webReplyRetweetFavorite@MetsOnlineAdam G / MetsOnline #bbpBox_161112161354121216 a...

Is Wright a Fit for Detroit? I Think So

The reality of trading David Wright is you probably won’t get the type of haul the Rangers received for Mark Teixeira back in 2007. Prospects have become one of the most overvalued commodities in the game today. Teams ask for A-list prospects for B-level talent, and teams with A-level talent more than often see offers with B-prospects as the centerpiece. That’s why making...

MMO Fair or Foul: Who Is Wright?

Buster Olney of, talked to three evaluators about Wright’s game. From an AL evaluator: ”He will have value at the trade deadline if healthy and performing as usual. He will bring compensation as a free agent, so his value to Mets is fairly high, and a team acquiring him will have to give up more than the value of a couple of high draft picks. He’s a very good player...

What Do Mets Fans Have Left To Look Forward To?

As February nears, so too does the start of spring training. In a normal year, that would likely bring with it, the thoughts of what might happen. Could this be the first time in 26 seasons that the Mets return a World Series title to Flushing? The first home run title since HoJo? The first batting title since that guy who now plays in Miami? What does the 2012 season have in...

David Wright’s value, Aramis & Beltre

In a post to his Crossroads column for, Buster Olney says he expects the Mets to shop and eventually trade David Wright this summer. Teams have been reluctant to trade multiple prospects in deals for young hitters lately, Olney points out, thus concluding, “The Mets could get at least one young player they like in return (for Wright), as they did in trading Carlos Beltran...

Terry Collins’ Twitter Recap

Terry Collins did an outstanding job today answering questions from Mets fans on Twitter. Here are some of the highlights: Are you worried Wright trade rumors could distract him & the team? David Wright is a true professional – he understands that rumors are part of the business. With so many new faces in the clubhouse this year, what do you do to help the team gel together...

Relive The Mets “Glory Year”

Back again with two more gems from the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Shop. While going through their merchandise, I ran across these two items. With this hat and this shirt, you can remember the good times when the thought of a Mets dynasty in the NL East was a little less than a crazy pipe dream, Willie Randolph, a young David Wright and Jose Reyes, a 40 homer machine in Carlos Beltran...
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