What should the Mets do about Pelfrey?

"The answer to this question is more difficult to answer, but to do so I must first dispense with a common statement i've seen on this blog: Pelfrey is the same this year as before. This is an incorrect statement. Pelfrey's xFIP is usually the root cause of this assertion, but there are several reasons [...]

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Feliciano: Time to hawk this LOOGY?

Thankfully the 2010 season is just about over and New York Mets fans can begin another off-season of wistfully dreaming of personnel and front office moves to send the Mets back to that foreign land we’ve only heard described as the playoffs. The buzz around the team lately has been that a fair amount of [...]

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Jose Reyes' walk and contact rates

Tuesday night Jose Reyes went 0-3 with a walk.  A rather unexceptional night at the plate for the Mets’ leadoff hitter but in a year where Reyes has drawn very few free passes, seeing him reach via walk was a nice thing.  The base on balls gave him six in 16 September games.  That works [...]

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Top 10 ways Mets have frustrated followers

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 [...]

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Jose Bautista and the ’04 Deadline Deals

Say the date June 15, 1977 to any Mets fan over the age of 40 and you will undoubtedly see a pained expression crawl over his face.  For the uninitiated, that is the day the Mets traded both Tom Seaver and Dave Kingman.  For younger fans, the closest they can come is July 30, 2004.  [...]

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Towers, experience should win out as GM

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 [...]

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Pitcher of the Year Mark Cohoon

Mark Cohoon’s name wasn’t on many prospect lists at the beginning of the season, but despite not having 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, [...]

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Mets finally rip Zach Duke

The Mets pounded out 14 hits and 9 runs in Tuesday’s win over the Pirates. That in itself was a noticeable feat, given how poor the offense has been for the team in the second half of the season. It was just the 14th time in 57 games that the Mets scored five or more [...]

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Where does Evans fit in?

Utility man Nick Evans has endeared himself to the Mets faithful of late. Last night, Evans delivered a walk-off hit in the bottom of the 10th inning to make the Mets a 1-0 winner over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Just six games earlier, Evans hit the game-winning RBI in Washington to secure R.A. Dickey’s 10th win. [...]

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Backman is what Mets need in a manager

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. After succeeding Willie Randolph midway through the 2008 [...]

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