Archive for February, 2009

Mets Spring Training Game 3

I’m not counting the game against the Italians, so game three is the one the Mets played against the Cardinals. The final score was Cardinals 9, Mets 8, but we’re not concerned with the score prior to April. Once again, we’ll focus on specific players and other errata. Livan Hernandez I must admit I’m personally […]

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Mets Spring Training Game 2

The New York Mets refused to send me to Port St. Lucie this spring, and I’m still waiting for that big windfall of money that was supposed to come with the big change in our country’s leadership, so as a result game analysis is limited to televised contests. The Mets won the game 9-zip for […]

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The Team Concept

Over the past two weeks, I’ve read, heard, and watched a multitude of journalists, radio jocks, bloggers, and TV personalities tell me that THIS YEAR, the Mets are really, really focused on establishing the “team concept” — thanks to the remarkable leadership of manager Jerry Manuel. Manuel presented the “team-first” mentality on the first day […]

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Rolling the Dice

Pitchers and catchers have reported, spring training has begun, yet there are still several free agents still out there looking for a job. Further, there are still some holes and question marks on the Mets’ roster. How about rolling the dice on a few of the available options — especially since they can be brought […]

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Why the Mets Should Sign Orlando Hudson

Back in November, word on the street was that Gold Glove second baseman Orlando Hudson was looking for a 5-year, $50M contract. Had the Mets not been saddled with the three years and $18M remaining on Luis Castillo’s contract, they surely would have at least entered the bidding on Hudson — and might have signed […]

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Mets Sign Livan Hernandez

According to The Daily News, the Mets have signed Livan Hernandez to a $1M minor league deal, with another $1M possible in performance bonuses. Call me crazy, but I like this signing. As long as the Mets are going to throw around “little” one-million-dollar contracts here and there on scrap heapers, this makes sense. When […]

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Roberto Alomar has AIDS

Former New York Met second baseman Roberto Alomar reportedly had unprotected sex with his girlfriend, while knowing that he had AIDS. According to a lawsuit filed by former girlfriend Illya Dall, Alomar was diagnosed HIV positive in January 2006, after being badgered for months to do a test. Alomar had been suffering with chronic fatigue, […]

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Nickel and Diming to Mediocrity

Despite many marches, the Mets’ obvious need for a slugging, righthanded-hitting leftfielder, and the availability of the best righthanded hitter in all of MLB, it’s quite clear that Manny Ramirez will not be reporting to Port St. Lucie in the next week, nor anytime this spring. That fact has been accepted; we understand that the […]

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Mets Sign Jose Valentin

The New York Mets have signed veteran infielder Jose Valentin to a minor-league contract, and invited him to spring training. According to some reports, the Stache could make up to $800,000 if he makes the 25-man roster. The 39-year-old Valentin has been saddled with myriad injuries since sparking the Mets in 2006. His comeback attempt […]

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A-Rod Tested Positive for PEDs

According to four independent sources, SI is reporting that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003. The results of that year’s survey testing of 1,198 players were meant to be anonymous under the agreement between the commissioner’s office and the players association. Rodriguez’s testing information was found, however, after federal agents, armed with […]

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No More Moves for Mets?

A few days ago, Mets GM Omar Minaya announced there would not be any more “big” moves by the Mets this offseason. Per Minaya, as quoted on MLB.com: “There aren’t going to be any more big moves,” Minaya said, brushing aside any last thoughts of Manny Ramirez ending up as a Met. “We’re going to […]

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Elbow Injury for Ben Sheets

Well now we know why no one was signing Ben Sheets — it turns out his elbow has a torn flexor tendon that likely will require surgery. So for everyone clamoring for the Mets to sign Sheets, including myself, it’s time to move on. Or, would it make sense for the Mets to sign Sheets […]

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It’s All About Me

Enough with the Manny talk, the Citi Field sponsorship controversy, the Madoff Ponzi Scheme, and every other extraneous detail littering the Mets’ offseason. Let’s talk about me. For one, I encourage you to check out Kerel Cooper’s OnTheBlack website, which is one of the few (if only) Mets videoblogs out there. Kerel is way ahead […]

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Oliver Perez Signed

Finally, the Mets signed Oliver Perez. The contract is a very fair three years at $36M. Not too much for the Mets to feel hamstrung in the event Ollie spends more time as Mr. Hyde, and not so little that Perez should feel slighted. And in fact, the three-year contract makes a lot of sense […]

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