10-11 Offseason

What Are Johan Santana’s Chances of Recovery?

On Saturday, Steve Popper and Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record dropped the bomb that Johan Santana’s 2011 season might be in jeopardy. Well, it’s only a bomb if you don’t read MetsToday; we wrote off Johan’s 2011 way back in early September. But that’s just me being all “gloom and doom” … or a […]

10-11 Offseason

Saturday News and Notes

Alex Remington over at FanGraphs discusses the thought of the Mets going public- i.e. the team would be run by stockholders (presumably the fans, particularly if there is a cap placed on the number of purchasable shares). Having the franchise run by the collective brain trust of WFAN callers would be priceless in terms of […]

10-11 Offseason, Around the Blogs

Is Wilmer Flores the Rodney Dangerfield of Prospects?

NOTE: this is a post by Matt Himelfarb Project Prospect released their top 100 prospect list yesterday. The list included six Mets, ranked as followed: 42: Reese Havens 48: Matt Harvey 53: Fernando Martinez 83: Jenrry Mejia 94: Brad Emaus 100: Wilmer Flores Yup, you read that right. Brad Emaus is more valuable than Wilmer […]

10-11 Offseason

Would You Trade for Michael Young?

The Texas Rangers have an interesting situation on their hands at the moment: what to do with Michael Young?

10-11 Offseason

When Should the Mets Trade Jose Reyes?

NOTE: this post was written by Matt Himelfarb Sandy Alderson caused quite the media frenzy last week, following his statement that “stolen bases are a footnote,” when it comes to winning games. In the wake of the Wilpons’ financial debacle, most people construed this quote to mean that Jose Reyes’ days in Flushing  are numbered. […]

10-11 Offseason

Reactions To News That Mets Are For Sale

Amazin’ Avenue says the Mets / Wilpons “haven’t been totally forthright with the ticket-buying public” BarStoolSports – NYC wonders if his prayers have been answered MadoffMemoranda finds it hard to believe that Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz never found anything fishy about Bernie Madoff’s operations Geez, even our NL East rivals are getting into the […]

10-11 Offseason, Around the Blogs

Mets For Sale

So much for the conspiracy “theory” — as it turns out, the Madoff scandal did and does affect the Wilpons and the New York Mets in particular, despite countless denials to the contrary. From last week’s press release: As Sterling Equities announced in December, we are engaged in discussions to settle a lawsuit brought against […]

10-11 Offseason

Mets Make Offer To Shylock

According to various sources, Rodrigo Lopez will make a decision this weekend to accept a minor-league contract and invitation to spring training from one of several teams making such an offer — including the Mets, Braves, and Rockies. The Portugal native and purported Marrano was formerly a physician to Queen Elizabeth, before being hanged, drawn, […]

10-11 Offseason

Darryl Strawberry Says Mets Should Have Hired Backman

As reported on The New York Times: Darryl Strawberry said the Mets should have hired Wally Backman as manager instead of Terry Collins. Mr. Strawberry played with Mr. Backman on the Mets’ 1986 championship team. “Wally will be the next manager of the Mets,” Mr. Strawberry said Tuesday. “I thought he would have been the […]

10-11 Offseason

Ike Davis: Mets LOOGY?

With Pedro Feliciano moving on to pitch for the Yankees, the Mets have brought in a so-so selection of lefties to audition for his LOOGY spot: Michael O’Connor, Taylor Tankersley, and Tim Byrdak. You might even throw Chris Capuano, Oliver Perez, and Pat Misch into the conversation, as well as minor leaguers Roy Merritt, Eric […]

10-11 Offseason

Mets Sign Hairston, Byrdak, and Boyer

Sandy Alderson and his Fantasy Front Office began the offseason like a lamb, but is going out like a lion. After months of ho-hum-drum transactions / inaction, the Mets are really turning up the heat on the hot stove, picking up high-impact AAA players like it’s nobody’s business. If you are considering purchasing season tickets, […]

10-11 Offseason

Mike Pelfrey Named Mets Opening Day Starter

As reported by ESPN-NY’s Adam Rubin, manager Terry Collins announced that Mike Pelfrey would be the Mets’ Opening Day starting pitcher. I wouldn’t term the decision shocking, but it is certainly unusual. I can’t think of another team that publicly announced their Opening Day starter more than three weeks before pitchers and catchers reported to […]

10-11 Offseason

Reyes Pulls a Pujols

According to Adam Rubin on ESPN-NY, Jose Reyes is not interested in negotiating a contract extension after Opening Day. Said Reyes: “I don’t want to talk about any contract during the season because I want to be focused on doing my thing and help this team to win a lot of ballgames” And, perhaps in […]

10-11 Offseason

27 DUPACR: Pete Harnisch

OK, for those who remember Pete Harnisch, you likely are wondering why of all people I’d pick him to represent #27. Certainly, Craig Swan would be a more appropriate representative. Indeed, I was very close to choosing “Swannie”, since he was the best pitcher the Mets had between Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden; in fact, […]

10-11 Offseason, Spring Training Countdown

Mets Sign Chris Young

I know, I’m about two days late on this. But hey, I’ve been busy … there’s this “full-time job” thing that gets in the way of my blogging. And if it weren’t for the damn bills that keep coming in every month … Anyway, that’s my problem, not yours. And speaking of problems, Chris Young […]

10-11 Offseason