Found November 21, 2011 on Mets Fever:
The Mets are going to need a back-up middle infielder on the bench, if Ruben Tejada goes down for anymore then a few days Justin Turner can't fill in at shortstop. Not only can't Turner cover the position but there isn't a replacement level player in Buffalo.  Wilson would be a solid pick-up, not only for the bench but as a mentor to an inexperienced Murphy and young Tejada.  Offensively your not going to get much from Wilson.


Murphy and Tejada Up The Middle? Really?

The more I think about the possibility of Ruben Tejada and Daniel Murphy as the likely Mets’ shortstop and second base combo in 2012, the more I want to cringe. This sounds like a disaster in the making… Does defense matter anymore?My concern about this led me to do some quick digging at Baseball Reference:Since 2007, Ruben Tejada has started a total of 103 games at shortstop...

Jon Heyman projects 6-years and $120 million for Jose Reyes

In his column entitled “Projections for Pujols, Fielder, Reyes and the top 65 free-agents” (click here to read in full), Jon Heyman of offered up his projected landing spots and contracts for this Winter’s impressive crop of free agents.  Albert Pujols ($220 million, nine years) and Prince Fielder ($195 million, eight years) were predicted to land the biggest deals...

Mets Should Try To Acquire Saunders, Non-Tender Pelfrey

This morning, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported that the Diamondbacks could non-tender LHP Joe Saunders who is projected to earn $5 million or more in arbitration.Saunders made 33 starts last season and went 12-13 with a 3.69 ERA in 212 innings pitched.Meanwhile it appears the Mets will tender RHP Mike Pelfrey who is also expected to earn about $5 million or more in arbitration...

Heyman’s Prediction for Reyes: Six years, $120 million’s Jon Heyman wrote a lengthy article, predicting what contracts will be give to each of the top 65 free-agents remaining free agents. Regarding Jose Reyes, who Heyman ranked as the third best free-agent of the offseason, Heyman predicts a contract worth $120 million over six years. Here’s what he wrote about Reyes: 3.  Jose Reyes. He has at least one offer, from the...

Hofstra’s Mets 50th Anniversary Conference

Five months from now, I look forward to seeing you, listening to you and learning from you at the Hofstra Cultural Center’s conference honoring The 50th Anniversary of the New York Mets. The event that’s been a half-century in the making is coming to the Hempstead, Long Island, campus, Thursday April 26 through Saturday April 28. As many of you no doubt know, Hofstra professor...

Yoenis Cespedes too big a swing...

Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes has been receiving interest from multiple teams and is believed to be looking for a multi-year, major league deal. Some Mets fans have suggested that the Mets should look at him as their center fielder.  I think because of the interest level he will be too rich for the Mets taste, besides these international, multi-year major league deals are too risky...

Mets Today: 2011 Review of Josh Stinson

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With the unveiling of the new 50th Anniversary line the Mets will have a big time sale at the Mets team store at Citi Field. Here are the details and I will say the new uniforms are well worth having and for a perfect gift for the special Mets fan in your life:  The New York Mets today announced the Mets Team Store at Citi Field will hold a special Post-Thanksgiving sale starting...

New draft rules chill Mets plan

The Mets’ rebuilding effort hit a bit of a stumbling block yesterday, when restrictions on how much teams can pay draft picks and international free agents were included in MLB’s new collective bargaining agreement. “We traditionally haven’t gone crazy with draft picks, but we did go over this...

Mets sign Adam Loewen to minors deal

According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Mets have signed RF Adam Loewen to a minor league contract. Loewen, who will be 28 in April, is a converted pitcher and has primarily played right field since 2008. He hit .306 with a .377 on base percentage with 17 home runs and 85 RBI in 134 games with Triple-A Las Vegas in 2011. He’s a career .188 hitter in 14 big league games.  

The Commitments

“Commitment, Abby, commitment. There are only two creatures of value on the face of this earth — those with a commitment and those who require the commitment of others.” —Abigail Adams, comforting husband John by quoting his own words back to him when he doubts the cause he holds dear can endure, 1776 It’s a Friday night in the middle of August 1991. I’m meeting my fiancée...
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