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When you scan the roster of the 2012 Mets, there are only a handful you can justify returning, and only fewer they should bring back. The following are the Mets you know will be back next year:
JOHAN SANTANA: I’d love for them to find a taker of his $25.5 million contract, but you know that’s not going to happen. Santana will go down as one of the Mets’ worst trades for what they got from him after signing him to a long-term deal. Never mind the prospects for they didn’t amount to much, but the salary became an anchor that dragged down the franchise, especially considering how often he was injured. The Twins’ asking price forced the Yankees and Red Sox to pull out, essentially leaving the Mets to bid against themselves, both in prospects and salary. He’s back because he can’t be unloaded. That’s the only reason.
R.A. DICKEY: I don’t know what it will take to bring Dickey back, but the Mets can always pick up his 2013 option and continue to muddle through negotiations. My confidence ...
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One of the Mets’ perceived strengths heading into the 2013 season is the makeup and depth of their rotation.
With the Mets expected to get consistent, reliable seasons from the likes of R.A. Dickey, Jonathon Niese and Matt Harvey, the health and reliability of Johan Santana could be the major wild card for success for the Mets next year.
So what can we expect from Santana in 2013...
Cam Maron – Mets Future Backstop?
Welcome back for part two in the MMO series where we bring you the depth charts for each position in the Mets minor league system. We started off last week with the First-basemen, and continue the series this week with the five best Catchers in the Mets organization.
It has been well documented that the Mets are thin in catching throughout the...
The Mets have not moved past any of the preliminary dialog with both David Wright and R.A. Dickey about potential contract extensions for both, according to Andy Martino of the Daily News.
They have yet to even broach the subject of years and dollars with either player, and any discussions have been casual and preliminary and they have not advanced into anything substantive....
JENRRY MEJIA, RHP
PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: The Mets knew they had pitching issues entering spring training, so by definition they expected a need for emergency starters. They opened the season with Mike Pelfrey, Johan Santana, R.A. Dickey, Jon Niese and Dillon Gee as their rotation. Santana and Niese were coming off injuries, and nobody knew what to expect from Pelfrey and Gee. Veteran...
Although the New York Mets are not expected to be serious players in the free agent market because they are still somewhat cash-strapped, the good news is that the further they move away from the Bernie Madoff lawsuit, the more financial breathing room they have.
This offseason, they are expected to be able to retain two key foundational pieces: David Wright and R.A. Dickey. While...
Not really the type of news I typically post, but here’s something somewhat curious I read on Newsday, that I felt was worth sharing.
While attending a news conference Thursday for Selig’s “Welcome Back Veterans” program, Fred Wilpon said he is confident in the front office’s offseason efforts, though he refused to share details about the club’s long-term plan.
I’ve been reading the Aubrey/Maturin Series by Patrick O’Brian so nautical metaphors are making a lot of sense. In the second of twenty one novels ‘Post Captain’ Jack Aubrey is posted into the HMS Polychrest (Also known as the “Carpenter’s Mistake”) a poorly designed and poorly built ship. In the HMS Polychrest I see an apt match for the New York Mets, which probably...
So by now, everyone has heard the news that Mike Pelfrey will not be tendered this off-season. This allows him to freely seek employment with other teams. The day this was announced (Tuesday I believe), I happened to be listening to the Boomer and Carton Radio Show while I was driving in my car. Boomer said something that immediately resonated with me, and probably many other Mets...
So it is definitely that time again – when MetsMerized Radio rolls up into your lives on your Thursday evenings. The radio show has taken on a life of its own – although I can guarantee it will not be crawling into your windows or snatching your family up. Instead, the radio show is a little more interested in getting us to talk about the topics that resonate across the Mets...
Bobby Parnell! As a Cyclone!
Errrr Sorry about the photo quality there.
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Earlier today, on my own Mets site (Studious Metsimus), I published a recap of Game 7 of the 1986 World Series, which took place 26 years ago today. In the recap, I included Bob Murphy’s famous “the dream has come true” call from Jesse Orosco’s final pitch of the game. Well, Bob Murphy’s long-time partner in the broadcast booth is also celebrating a special anniversary...
According to ESPN New York, former Mets short stop, Jose Reyes, attended last night’s New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets game at the Barkley Center and told reporters it would be “difficult to see the New York Mets without David Wright,” saying:
“They should sign David (long term). He’s been the face of the franchise for a long time.If they let him go, that’s gonna be...
“You are what your record says you are.”
Most sports fans recognize that quote from Bill Parcells. And while it’s a football quote, let’s use it to examine Terry Collins. Last year the Mets were 74-88 and the year before that they were 77-85. If you are what your record says you are, then the Mets under Collins are not very good. Unless somehow you think a .469 winning...
“Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.” – Yogi Berra
Everyone loves a good “Yogism.” The funny thing about that one in particular, is that it makes absolutely no sense, and yet it makes perfect sense at the same time. Yogi’s math didn’t add up, but he was definitely on to something.
Psychologists are more convinced than ever that our lives...