Archive for November, 2006

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How Glavine is Screwing the Mets

This hemming and hawing from Tom Glavine has nothing AT ALL to do with indecision, nor family issues, nor any other “personal matters” being spouted in the press. It is a ploy and manipulation by the Braves and Glavine, who are working in cohoots to deny the Mets draft choice compensation. Today is November 30th. […]

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Mets’ Bullpen – A Bridge Too Far

It’s almost official — Chad Bradford has submarined the Mets and bolted for Baltimore. Bradford was a major piece of a very strong bullpen that is receding by the day. Without ChadBrad around, who will clean up the messes Pedro Feliciano gets into? And for that matter, who will warm up next to Feliciano in […]

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Igawa Watch

There isn’t a whole lot for Mets fans to do today, as there is a bundle of inaction out of Shea. No word from Tom Glavine yet, the annual Manny rumors reportedly don’t include Omar this year, and Chad Bradford is slipping away. About all we can do is sit on our hands and hope […]

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Quick! Bring in the Funk! Sign Chad Bradford!

There’s no question that the market this offseason is insane … it’s not unlike the mind-numbing moves made early in the 21st century, when people like Richard Hidalgo, Javy Vazquez, and Denny Neagle were receiving long-term, $13M per year deals. The frightening mix of a weakly talented free agent market and highly profitable teams run […]

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Omar Minaya is Crazy – and Always Has Been

It’s another slow news day. Most likely, it will be a slow news weekend. As a result, about the only thing we Mets fans can do is ponder the most recent deals — most of which seem confusing or irrelevant — while munching on cold turkey sandwiches. We touched on this last week, but it […]

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Ten Reasons Tom Glavine is a Turkey

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and the Mets hope for a Tom — as in Glavine — is dwindling by the day. In fact, Tom is beginning to turn into a turkey, with his inability to commit to either the Mets or the Braves. Of course, we don’t want to get too hard on Tom — after […]

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Mets and Marlins Deal Again

Last offseason, the Mets and Marlins made a couple of major deals, which brought vital cogs Paul LoDuca and Carlos Delgado to New York. Once again the two NL East rivals have exchanged players, but don’t expect the same impact coming to New York. The Mets gave up two flamethrowing righthanders — Henry Owens and […]

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The Forgotten Deals

Last winter, Omar Minaya very quietly signed and traded for a number of players “under the radar”. At the times of the deals, hardly anyone noticed — mostly because all the buzz was around the deals for Carlos Delgado, Paul LoDuca, and the pursuit of Billy Wagner. Those little, seemingly inconsequential deals included some misses […]

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Mets Interested in Dave Roberts?

According to the NY Post: “Dave Roberts’ agent, John Boggs, said yesterday that the Mets and 12 other clubs had expressed interest in the left fielder. The 34-year-old hit .293 with two homers and 44 RBIs for the Padres this past season.” When I first read this, I thought for sure they were talking about […]

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Jose Valentin Re-signed Quickly

The Mets slightly stunned some people by signing Jose Valentin so quickly in the free-agent season, and one must wonder which of two issues caused the immediacy — 1. the November 12th opening of the market for free agents or 2. the apparent loss in the Daisuke Matsuzaka sweepstakes. Or a combination of both? It’s […]

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Rate the Mets’ Free Agent Targets

We’ve seen enough “top tens”, “top 40s”, and “wishlists” … now it’s time for YOU, the Mets fan, to rate the top free agent targets. Omar Minaya has a busy offseason, and hopes to have current Mets such as Tom Glavine, Orlando Hernandez, and Chad Bradford locked up before the annual Winter Meetings begin. In […]

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Posting Part Two: Kei Igawa

If the rumors are true, and the Red Sox or some other team bid close to $40M for the right to negotiate with Daisuke Matsuzaka, then I’m very happy the Mets lost the auction. The only logic I see in such a high bid is to keep D-Mat away from other teams, not sign him, […]

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Quelling the D-Mat Hype

While we sit on our hands and wait for the Seibu Lions to decide whether or not they’re going to accept the mysterious bid for star pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, let’s see if we can’t clear up a few misconceptions about D-Mat. (My apologies to the Scott Boras propaganda squad, which did a marvelous job convincing […]

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Rethink Soriano ?

Over the past two years, there have been numerous rumors bandied about regarding the Mets and Alfonso Soriano. Half the rumors said the Mets were after him, the other half said they didn’t want any part of him, because of his questionable attitude, poor fielding, propensity to strikeout, etc., etc. Now that he’s on the […]

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Mets Could Learn from Red Sox

This is one of the most agonizing periods of the year. Because of exclusive negotiating until November 11th, no “new” free agents can be signed. Due to that, no trades will be made, either. Add in the D-Mat auction — which might not be completed until after Beaujolais Nouveau arrives — and it’s a pretty […]

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