Mets Card of the Week: 1995 Paul Wilson

1995 TOPPS Paul Wilson By now everyone knows the Mets took Brandon Nimmo as their first-round pick in the 2011 Draft. Everyone talks about his upside and it’s nice to have a hitter with upside in the system. Now we’re hoping that he turns into the next Darryl Strawberry or David Wright. But those guys [...]

What should we make of Ruben Tejada?

Last winter the Mets made the decision that Ruben Tejada was going to play shortstop in the minors and was not a candidate for the team’s second base job. Sandy Alderson kept true to this vision by including Tejada in the first round of cuts. The decision made sense. The 21-year old had not overwhelmed [...]

Who will Mets take in 2011 MLB Draft?

The Mets have homegrown players Josh Thole, Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy, David Wright, Jose Reyes, Mike Pelfrey, Jonathon Niese and Dillon Gee playing key roles on the 2011 team but you constantly hear about their need to build a stronger farm system. Sandy Alderson gets to oversee his first draft for the club when the [...]

Murphy among struggling Mets starting to hit

The Mets salvaged the final game of their three-game series against the Phillies as the bats finally came alive. The first two losses were tough to take, as the Mets held leads after seven innings in both games. They both fall into the category of toss-up games that I mentioned how the Mets are struggling [...]

Why Collins, Hagin and Rose were wrong

Saturday’s Mets-Phillies game was not available live on mlb.tv due to the Fox blackout. However, the live radio call was an option so I had that on while watching the Reds-Braves game which was broadcast on TV in my area. The SNY broadcasters are generally great. The Mets’ radio broadcasters fall something short of that [...]

Mets Notes: Einhorn, Pagan and the trouble with third base

The big news yesterday was the impending addition of David Einhorn as a minority investor. It’s interesting to read about the team’s newest acquisition, with my favorite part being how after he implored Micorsoft to get rid of its CEO, he then shouted GO METS. All of the stories talk about how smart he is, [...]

Who replaces Beltran in RF for the Mets?

It’s no fun to contemplate the Mets without Carlos Beltran but as John Wooden once reminded us, “Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.” Plus with the recent revelations that owner Fred Wilpon thinks Beltran is “65 to 70 percent of what he was” when he signed him, there’s really only one conclusion to be [...]