My Christmas List

This is what I asked for from Santa for Christmas:

1. One pair of ace starting pitchers
2. A fully healed left shoulder attached to Johan Santana
3. A new home for Oliver Perez
4. Two flamethrowers for the bullpen
5. Bionic knees for Carlos Beltran
6. Buster Posey
7. Bernie Madoff’s season tickets behind home plate

That’s it. I think with all of the above, the Mets would be fun for me to watch, and they’d have a good shot at the postseason.

What did you ask for?

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. Kerel Cooper December 24, 2010 at 7:00 pm
    Can we add Luis Castillo to #3?
  2. Steve S. December 24, 2010 at 8:18 pm
    Agree on Castillo, plus:

    4. Two flamethrowers for the bullpen (one a good lefty).
    8. Continued improvement for Pagan, Thole, Davis, Parnell, and Dickey.
    9. A surprise year for someone, say Murphy.
    10. A great year for Reyes.
    11. Real effort (e.g., running hard to first base; taking out the pivot guy, getting in front of grounders when possible).

  3. gary s. December 25, 2010 at 12:06 am
    mental toughness..2)anybody at 2nd base but castillo 3)new owners 4)shorter and lower fences 5) a team to trade krod to 5) beltran and jason k both hit 25 plus home runs 6) dillon gee and j niese combine for 30 wins ..7) Terry Collins can get thru 2011 without his players asking management to fire him.. Merry Christmas everybody !!
  4. Nick December 25, 2010 at 1:42 am
    Sign Ronny Paulino. Check.
    Sign DJ Carrasco, possibly to start. Check.
    Fire Jerry Replace him with Art Howe II. Cheeeeck

    I always get what I want every holiday season!

    I can use my Met’s season tickets in the fireplace to provide warmth for my family this Christmas, who said ball players can’t pay your bills?

  5. Stan H. December 25, 2010 at 11:50 am
    1. Jason Bay finds his missing bat.
    2. Jose Reyes has legs that can make it through a season.
    3. David Wright stops swinging at air.
    4. The young starting pitchers start believing in themselves.
    5. R.A. Dickey stays the same.
    6. K Rod strikes out batters, not family members.
    7. The Yankees pick up Oliver Perez as their new starting pitcher.