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May 2, 2009
Prospect Peek: A Ball
by: cp on May 2, 2009 10:33 PM | Filed under: Journals

April is history, most prospects are approaching 100 ABs and I’m desperately looking for a a distraction from today’s walk-off loss.  What better time to peek at how some prospects are faring.  This journal will focus on A Ball.

It’s not…

April 24, 2009
Arms for the Poor . . .
by: cp on Apr 24, 2009 4:23 PM | Filed under: Journals

With the likes of Fernando, Wilmer, Jeffrey Marte, Reese Havens & Nick Evans the Mets have a solid chance of developing a couple of homegrown impact bats in the near future.  Given the state of the current rotation what about…

January 24, 2009
Dead Dollars
by: cp on Jan 24, 2009 5:35 PM | Filed under: Journals

What’s going on?  Potential bargains (relative to baseball of course) appear to be everywhere – Dunn, Abreu, Manny, ODog, Sheets, Garland etc.

Yet neither the Mets nor many other big market clubs are rushing to sign those players.  Why?

Bad contracts are…

January 12, 2009
Dollars and Sense
by: cp on Jan 12, 2009 4:44 PM | Filed under: Journals

Unanticipated competition from the Braves for Derek Lowe coupled with the Mets lack of interest in any slugger, have led to some familiar refrains around Metdom.  i.e. “Freddy Coupons is back!”  “If only the Mets would act like a BIG…

January 4, 2009
Andruw’s Agent and the Mets Rotation
by: cp on Jan 4, 2009 11:45 AM | Filed under: Journals

What’s the old saying?  “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean someone ain’t out to get you . . .”

Just when you thought Andruw Jones was finally done doing damage to our Metsies, Scott Boras and the Dodgers renegotiate his deal…

December 16, 2008
Taking the Fifth
by: cp on Dec 16, 2008 10:58 AM | Filed under: Journals

It’s no secret that the Mets have been burned by weak production from the fifth rotation slot each of the last two seasons. But what’s a realistic expectation for the fifth starter?

Here’s what the four NL playoff teams got last…

December 11, 2008
Omar’s Christmas Budget
by: cp on Dec 11, 2008 11:35 PM | Filed under: Journals

So Omar’s not only a genius but a thrifty one at that!

Sure K-Putz make the 8th & 9th ka-boom time but at a combined $14m for ’09, they’re also a great value leaving some dough to tackle the holes in…

October 2, 2008
Four Reasons to Exercise & Deal
by: cp on Oct 2, 2008 12:34 AM | Filed under: Journals

The Mets have to exercise Carlos Delgado’s option. Failing to do so costs $4m and lets a 35 HR guy walk away with no return. But after they exercise his option should they keep him or deal him?

Provided the club…

August 25, 2008
Tandem Tossers?
by: cp on Aug 25, 2008 10:12 AM | Filed under: Journals

So John Maine could be shut down for the season . . . what if the Mets react by curtailing Mike Pelfrey’s workload during the stretch drive to avoid injury to him as well?

With El Duque facing surgery and Tom…

August 17, 2008
B-Mets vs. Bowie observations
by: cp on Aug 17, 2008 9:45 AM | Filed under: Journals

Caught the middle game of a 3 game set between the O’s AA affiliate & the B-Mets.  The B-Mets were no-hit for 6-2/3 in a 4-0 loss that featured a Luis Castillo sighting and a couple of silver linings.  Some…

August 1, 2008
O Fernando, Fernando! Wherefore art thou Fernando?
by: cp on Aug 1, 2008 5:25 PM | Filed under: Journals

Or “wherefore art thou heading when healed?” After a few warm up games should he head to Queens or finish the minor league season at Bingy?

Here’s how some other terrific players did at his age.

Player/Age HR ab/xbh bb/so ops
ARod /19…

July 22, 2008
Brandon Knight Interview Alert
by: cp on Jul 22, 2008 9:48 AM | Filed under: Journals

Brandon Knight did an awesome interview w/Mark Patrick & Buck Martinez this morning on XM-175.   The show is re-run from 9am-12noon so if you want to check it out it should be on right at 11am.

It’s one of those interviews…

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