Category: 2009 Mets Evaluations
2009 Analysis: Carlos Delgado

2009 Analysis: Carlos Delgado

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Immediately after Johan Santana was acquired in February 2008, I made the bold statement that the "key" to the Mets' season would be Carlos Delgado. Since the Mets started winning ...

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2009 Analysis: Alex Cora

2009 Analysis: Alex Cora

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There were points in 2009 that Alex Cora was considered the glue of the team. You might look at that in one of two different ways -- either Cora is that great a ballplayer, or ...

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2009 Analysis: Luis Castillo

2009 Analysis: Luis Castillo

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Except for that one matter of a dropped popup in the bottom of the ninth inning of a Yankees game, Luis Castillo played as well as anyone could have expected -- and far beyond the ...

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2009 Analysis: Josh Thole

2009 Analysis: Josh Thole

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Josh Thole made the improbable jump from A-ball in 2008 to MLB in 2009 -- making a pit-stop in AA Binghamton in between. After hitting .321 in his 17-game September debut, and ...

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2009 Analysis: Brian Schneider

2009 Analysis: Brian Schneider

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There was a time that Brian Schneider was an agile receiver with a great glove, strong arm, and the added bonus of some pop in his bat. In fact I can remember when Omar Minaya was ...

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2009 Analysis: Omir Santos

2009 Analysis: Omir Santos

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It's safe to say that Omir Santos exceeded expectations in 2009. Santos was signed as a minor league free agent in mid-January, an under-the-radar move lost among announcements ...

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2009 Analysis: Darren O’Day

2009 Analysis: Darren O’Day

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Hey! Darren O'Day wasn't on the team by Game 162 -- in fact he was gone before the end of April. So what the heck is he doing as part of the 2009 analysis? It's a sore spot, ...

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2009 Analysis: Tobi Stoner

2009 Analysis: Tobi Stoner

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The photo to the left sort of sums up the season for Tobi Stoner, one that seemed destined for a storybook ending, but somehow fell short. You might say it was ... upended. ...

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