What if Billy Wagner never got hurt?

The Mets’ impossibly long odds of making the playoffs just got longer with the news that closer Francisco Rodriguez will miss the rest of the season with torn ligaments in his thumb.  Monday night we got the answer to the obvious question of who closes: Hisanori Takahashi.  I still think Takahashi belongs in the rotation [...]

Reviewing Billy Wagner's Exit

My friend Matthew Artus over at the Always Amazin’ New York Mets Fan Blog on NJ.com wrote a piece entitled “Billy Wagner in Hindsight.” His point was that of all the different ways the Wagner scenario could have played out for the Mets, the actual transaction that did occur might have been the worst. It [...]