Mets’ all-time 25 and under traded team

November 8, 2010
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Since giving away Scott Kazmir in an ill-advised push to make the playoffs in 2004, the Mets have been very careful about trading away young talent. Still, you can make up a pretty good team of players the Mets have dealt away before they hit their prime. This article considers those players traded up to […]

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Which Rusty Staub trade was worse?

November 4, 2010
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Rusty Staub played for the Mets from 1972-1975 and again from 1981-1985 and was a very popular player in both stints with the club. While many fans remember him as the team’s plump pinch-hitter in his second go-round, he was the driving offensive force behind the 1973 team that reached the World Series and the […]

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Sandy Alderson and the Audacity of Hope

November 1, 2010
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The Mets gave Sandy Alderson a four-year contract and during his introductory press conference, Alderson seemed to issue as many promises as a presidential candidate.  On the day before the mid-term elections, many people feel disillusioned that more of the promises of the Barack Obama campaign were not upheld.  Will Mets fans feel similarly in […]

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Wishing Doubleday was still the Mets owner

October 27, 2010
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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 […]

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Takahashi’s value as a starter

October 25, 2010
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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 […]

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Top seasons by Mets hitters

October 19, 2010
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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 […]

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In defense of Luis Castillo

October 18, 2010
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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 […]

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