Link Roundup: End of Year

Before we begin, I wish you a happy and healthy New Year, and perhaps a few pleasant surprises from our favorite baseball team from Queens.  One of my resolutions is to write more, so we’ll see how that works out…

So, what should the Mets resolve to do this year?

Meanwhile, today is a day for reflection on a year that is now (dare I say) in the books.  A lot happened in Metsville in 2012, not all of it positive, naturally, but they certainly gave us a lot to talk about.  R.A. Dickey certainly gave us a lot to remember before heading north of the border, including the classy way he connected to Mets fans.

The Mets addressed one organizational need in the Dickey trade, getting back the top catching prospect in baseball, Travis d’Arnaud, but they still have a gap in the outfield.  Could they fulfill it with another trade?  Or maybe someone within the organization can step up.

Ken Davidoff of the NY Post left Mike Piazza off his Hall of Fame ballot, but not for the reasons you might think.

The Mets continue to shop in the freezer section, as Scott Boras put it, this offseason.  Pitchers and catchers report on February 11th, so they might want to head to the checkout aisle soon.


Paul is a freelance writer, blogger, and broadcast technology professional residing in Denver. A New Jersey native, he is a long-suffering Mets fan, a recently-happy Giants fan, and bewildered Islanders fan. He's also a fair-weather Avalanche and Rockies supporter. In his spare time, he enjoys the three Gs: Golf, Guitars, and Games.
  1. mike B December 31, 2012 at 4:45 pm
    Happy New Years Joe.

    The Mets should resolve to sell the team. I refuse to pat the mets on the back for two good trades by dumping two valuable assets. I also refuse to find it acceptable as some fans do to put an inferior product on the field to save money for the future. It is a complete joke how anyone thinks this is ok.

    • Joe Janish January 1, 2013 at 11:33 am
      Happy New Year, Mike!

      What, no HNY love for Paul? 🙂

      I think that would be a great resolution for the Wilpons in ’13 – sell the team!

      • mike B January 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm
        Ha I didnt even notice he wrote that! Happy New Year Paul!
        • Paul Festa January 2, 2013 at 9:44 pm
          Thanks Mike!
  2. NormE December 31, 2012 at 6:37 pm
    Joe, let me thank you for this great outlet for Mets fans. Giving us a place to vent where no harm can be done is much better than letting our frustrations out on those closest to us. Wishing you and your loved ones a very well-earned Happy New Year!

    The article on Ken Davidoff’s HOF ballot that you referenced was right on the money—-a good job by Rob Castellano.

    • Joe Janish January 1, 2013 at 11:36 am
      Norm, Happy New Year to you and yours!

      And thank YOU for continuing to visit MetsToday and making the conversation lively.

      Actually that was Paul who put together this post and found the article on Davidoff’s ballot, so give him the props.

      • NormE January 1, 2013 at 5:05 pm
        -Thanks for pointing that out. Paul, I apologize for the oversight. Great job! Happy New Year!
        • Paul Festa January 2, 2013 at 9:45 pm
          Thanks Norm, same to you! Hopefully, I’ll write more this year so you’ll be more accustomed to seeing me on Mets Today.