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Towers, experience should win out as GM

September 27, 2010


The Mets are facing an offseason of stark changes, and the front office will be no exception.  General manager Omar Minaya likely will be reassigned within the organization, opening the door to a fresh start for a franchise that seemingly has lost its way over the last few seasons. Several names have emerged as prospects […]

Backman is what Mets need in a manager

September 14, 2010


The Mets need to win 13 times in their final 18 games in order for Jerry Manuel to avoid concluding his career as the team’s skipper with a losing record. While Manuel’s future with the organization technically has not been decided, the Mets cannot possibly re-sign him.

The Case for Lucas Duda in Right

September 3, 2010


The Mets have not had the same primary right fielder for more than two consecutive seasons since Darryl Strawberry patrolled that portion of Shea Stadium from 1983-90. With the recent trade of Jeff Francoeur, who has led the team in games played there each of the last two seasons, the Mets remain in search of […]

Time to send Perez packing

September 1, 2010


Oliver Perez recently expressed an interest in returning to the Mets in 2011. Even though the team will have to pay him $12 million next year one way or another, they should tell Perez, “No thanks.” Perez is in the second year of what has become an abomination of a contract for the Mets. Since […]

Pelfrey closing in on rare feat

August 28, 2010


With a little over a month left in the 2010 season, Mike Pelfrey is closing in on a feat last accomplished in 2003. He has a legitimate chance to be the team leader in wins on a pitching staff that includes Johan Santana. Pelfrey turned in eight scoreless innings on Friday night to match a […]

Mets close in on 2009 HR mark

August 26, 2010


When David Wright took Florida Marlins closer Leo Nunez deep in the ninth inning on Wednesday night, it marked the Mets’ 95th home run of the season. Why is that number significant? With 36 games left to play, the Mets already have equaled their homer total from last year. When home run number is 96 […]