Found January 08, 2013 on
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If the season were to begin today, the New York Mets would have a starting rotation that was questionable at best. Johan Santana was a disaster after his historic no hitter and his health is a major factor. The Mets even have been rumored to be shopping him. The question is who would be dumb enough to take that massive contract for a pitcher his age with his health issues? There’s Dillon Gee, who had to be shut down mid-season after a 6-7 record with a 4.10 ERA in 17 starts. He is also returning from injury. How reliable will he be?
Then, there is Jon Neise and Matt Harvey. Both young and talented, but still inconsistent. At just 26, Neise is on the rise after starting 30 games last season and going 13-9 with a 3.40 ERA and being inked to a long-term deal in Queens. Harvey had a solid rookie debut campaign. He was instantly embraced by fans, media and teammates. He went 3-5 in 10 starts with a 2.73 ERA. A bit better run support, and he easily could have been in the mix for the ROY a...
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Yankees, Mets vie for Hairston es.pn/V5RFtm #NYM #Mets
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) January 8, 2013
I am been trying to think about thinks from the player’s point of view, and I would not be surprised to see Scott Hairston make the “evil” decision and join the Yankees.
Honestly, with the way the Mets are currently built, who can blame him? Although the walls have been brought...
Well, as the calendar year turns, let’s take a look at some interesting, or banal depending on your mileage on such tidbits, factoids about the 2012 New York Mets First up, a look at the Met All-Time Roster, and Met Leaders by games played at each position;
The Mets used 49 different players in 2012, which included 23 new Mets, bringing the All-Time Roster, after 51 seasons to...
I keep hearing rumblings the Mets are interested in Carl Pavano, who made $8.5 million last year with Minnesota at age 36.
While the pressures pitching for the Yankees are different than they are the Mets – the expectations in the Bronx are always greater – this is not a move they should be making.
I wouldn’t want Pavano in the Mets’ rotation if he were willing to pitch...
Long gone are the offseason days when the New York Mets and New York Yankees were rumored to be doing battle over the right to have stars like Carlos Beltran and Johan Santana wear their uniform the coming season. That much we know. It’s interesting, however, to now see the Yankees join the Mets in their pursuit of offseason bargains. I hesitate to call it a ‘bidding war’...
Looking ahead 1.3 months into the future I see a number of exciting storylines to keep Met fans (even those who have lost heart with the 2013 season already) something to watch. I thought I would get this boulder rolling early so we could get some discussion started about where it might land (and whom it might squash).
The Future Face of the Franchise:
The team is going to be throwing...
People wonder how the Wilpons could be losing money when MLB is awash in media profits. How the biggest baseball market in the world could feature a team with dwindling gate proceeds. How a team that owns its own network, boasting a brand spanking new stadium with bells and whistles galore and an excellent selection of tasty treats and luxury boxes could drop 93 million over two...
You have to have a catcher or you’ll have all passed balls. -Casey Stengel
The GM of the Mets, Sandy Alderson spoke with Adam Rubin of ESPN-NY and had this to say about the Mets catching situation heading into 2013.
“Right now we have three catchers on the [40-man] roster, (Travis d’Arnaud, John Buck and Anthony Recker) and we don’t have a tremendous amount of depth at Triple...
Associated Press reported on some of the comments made at R.A. Dickey’s introductory press conference in Toronto on Tuesday afternoon.
Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos made a disparaging remark against the Mets front office who he said didn’t give the reigning Cy Young the respect he deserved.
After going 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA and leading the NL with 230 strikeouts,...
For a few years, I talked about how Mike Minor or Kris Medlen were gonna be my last round starter flyer in all leagues. Never really worked out. Sure, I snatched Medlen off waivers last year when he needed to be, but for a few years they were drafted and dropped numerous times before they rewarded fantasy owners. I don't tell you this to remain modest. Does my mustache make...
Trading away reigning NL Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays has left the New York Mets with a hole in their rotation to start 2013. If the year were to kickoff today we’d likely see a rotation consisting of Johan Santana, Jonathon Niese, Matt Harvey, Dillon Gee, and ummm, uhhhh, well there’s……perhaps….maybe….????? The point is that the team...
With spring training almost a month away, the Mets are running out of time to fill voids left in the outfield, bullpen and starting rotation.
Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger reported this morning that the Mets and Carl Pavano are in preliminary discussions on a potential deal, and that the interest is mutual.
A lot of fans are probably not thrilled that the Mets are looking...
Johan Santana will most likely be the opening day starter
for the New York Mets considering they shipped R.A. Dickey off to Toronto this
offseason. Even though the two-time Cy Young Award winner will be taking the mound
for opening day that doesn’t mean that he will finish the year with the Mets.
Bob Klapisch of the Record seems to think that the Mets will
For some strange reason I keep posting about stuff and then it’s in the news the next day (not my post, the subject).
So speaking of that 11th pick the Mets have, here’s what Sandy Alderson had to say about it courtesy of Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger.
“We don’t want to lose our first-round draft pick,” Sandy Alderson said by phone last night, according to McCullough...
“There’s no single sport that has the hold on our dreams and fantasies the way baseball does. Sidd has become a symbol, like the cornfield in Iowa.”
— Myra Gelband, former Sports Illustrated editor
In an era when Hollywood was creating uniformed ballplayers walking out of cornfields and crushing majestic moon shots in to the New York City sky, the...