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Joaquin Arias profile

October 12, 2010


Just think if the Texas Rangers had Robinson Cano in their already-loaded lineup. It could have happened. Back in the winter of 2003 the Rangers had a choice between Cano and another young infielder, Joaquin Arias, as the player to be named with Alfonso Soriano for Alex Rodriguez. The Rangers chose Arias and “Now you […]

Top 10 ways Mets have frustrated followers

September 27, 2010


It has been another frustrating season for the New York Mets and their fans. The Mets spent eight days in last place early in the season and last led the National League East on April 30. Their offense totally collapsed in July, they couldn’t get a big hit when needed and key pitchers slumped at […]

Pitcher of the Year Mark Cohoon

September 27, 2010


Mark Cohoon’s name wasn’t on many prospect lists at the beginning of the season, but despite an overpowering fastball, he just may make a few lists heading into 2011. Cohoon earlier this week was named the Mets’ Organizational Pitcher of the Year. The just-turned 23-year-old started the season at low Class A Savannah, but after […]

What to do with Ike Davis?

September 13, 2010


That seems to be one of the hot topics surrounding Mets nation lately. Fans are wondering if he’ll be the next Adrian Gonzalez or Chris Davis. Should he be used as a trading chip to go after Milwaukee slugger Prince Fielder, or should New York make a run at free agent behemoths like Adam Dunn, […]

Remembering former prospect Brian Cole

September 4, 2010


The New York Mets and their fans have been asking a series of “What Ifs” over the last four years. What if the Mets bullpen could have backed promising young lefthander Oliver Perez in Game 7 of the National League Championship series in 2006? What if the Mets hadn’t lost a seven-game lead with 17 […]

The Mets’ 2005 Draft and FA signings

September 1, 2010


The 2005 draft has been very kind to the New York Mets. Five players selected that year have reached the major leagues; the seventh most of all National League clubs, but few of those clubs can match the impact of the Mets draftees: Mike Pelfrey (1st round), Jon Niese (2nd round), Bobby Parnell (9th round) […]

Mets left to ponder what if with Milledge

August 19, 2010


When the New York Mets travel to PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Friday, they will get re-acquainted with old friend Lastings Milledge. These days Milledge is platooning in right field with Ryan Doumit for the Pirates and hoping to secure a spot for the future. He is arbitration eligible in 2011 so the remainder of […]