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Wishing Doubleday was still the Mets owner

October 27, 2010 by

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NJ.com’s Matthew Artus wrote an article about the history of Mets general managers since Frank Cashen came aboard. He closed his piece hoping that owner Fred Wilpon would have similar luck as with Cashen when hiring the team’s next GM. Upon reading it, my first reaction was – I wish it was Nelson Doubleday who […]

Takahashi’s value as a starter

October 25, 2010 by

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David Waldstein of the New York Times recently reminded everyone that the Mets essentially have until the end of October to sign Hisanori Takahashi. While Takahashi is a free agent following the 2010 season, if the Mets do not sign him by Halloween they are ineligible to ink him to a major league deal before […]

Top seasons by Mets hitters

October 19, 2010 by

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Throughout their history the Mets have been known as a pitching-first organization.  But the Mets have had some pretty good years by hitters, too.  Here are the top single-season performances by position in team history, ranked by the WAR calculation available on Baseball-Reference.   Position Player WAR Year 1B John Olerud 8.1 1998 LF Bernard […]

In defense of Luis Castillo

October 18, 2010 by

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Mets fans are torn on who the team’s new manager should be. They are also conflicted about who should be the new GM. There are questions if the team is good enough to compete as is or if the core should be broken down and sold off and view 2011 as another rebuilding year. But […]

The speedy Rusty Staub

October 15, 2010 by

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“It’s Tuesday, Game 5 of the Rangers-Rays ALDS series; the winner plays on, the loser is done. It’s 1-1, two out, none on, top of the fourth. Nelson Cruz, who has good legs (37 stolen bases the last two seasons) hits one to deep left-center . . . then stands admiring his blast. The ball […]

Brad Holt emerges from the quicksand

October 14, 2010 by

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“I’ve been looking forward to [the AFL] a lot. That was the biggest thing toward the end of the year,” Holt said. “I knew it, the coordinators knew it — it was a mental year, I got caught in the quicksand and it’s hard to come out of it. It was just all in my […]

Mets would be wise by not spending at all

October 13, 2010 by

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While the Mets have not named a new general manager yet-and subsequently a manager-but whoever the Wilpon’s decide on, the person tabbed to be GM will have some shrewd decisions to make. One of the major challenges facing the team is how they should approach free-agency in 2011 and go about readjusting their roster. How’s […]