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May 9, 2009
The Fallout Boys of Summer

It’s May 20th and the world of New York Sports is reeling from a blockbuster move brought on by a Met four-game losing streak.  One fan is lucky enough to get a word in on the FAN…

Joe Benigno: Greg in…

December 16, 2008
Suitors and Trade Targets for Daniel Murphy

If Daniel Murphy does not work out at 2nd, or if Omar refuses to consider it, the Mets have to strongly consider selling high on him.  Murphy is most valuable as a 3rd baseman, which the Mets do not need,…

December 15, 2008
When a Deal Becomes a Noun.

You know what I mean.  When a baseball transaction is so bad that it exemplifies all of the wrong thinking that made such a transaction possible and even leads to severe market overcorrections, that transaction becomes the embodiment of the…

December 12, 2008
Where From Here? It’s. Very. Obvious.

First, lets look at the repercussions of the Putz deal.

The Mets lose Carp, but they have good organizational depth at 1st and they got quality in return; so that’s acceptable.

They lose Heilman, but they upgrade significantly over him.  The most significant…

November 14, 2008
Far Out Space Nuts Trade Proposal!!

Carlos Beltran (perhaps subsidized) and Daniel Murphy (and perhaps Parnell or Niese) TO

Dodgers FOR

Matt Kemp, Clayton Kershaw, and Tony Abreu and/or Chin-lung Hu

followed by:

F.A. acquisitions C.C. Sabbathia and (perhaps) Milton Bradley

ADVANTAGES:

For the Dodgers:

The Dodgers (a contender) get the best CF…

October 26, 2008
Song of the Bullpen

As the Met bullpen has undergone heavy analysis on Metsblog in recent weeks, I thought it might be appropriate to engage in a lighthearted tribute in its honor. Today we salute the 5th worst bullpen in the majors in terms…

October 23, 2008
Bullpen Heresy

A lot of folks who read this will disagree, but I really don’t want to make wholesale changes in the bullpen this year.  Change for the sake of change borders on irrationality.  I’m no fan of it.  I do think…

October 3, 2008
Sabbathia? K-Rod? Bueller?

The Mets are in a highly peculiar situation.  They have numerous monstrously great players (Wright, Reyes, Beltran, and Santana are all amongst the very best at what they do in the game) and equally monstrous liabilities (nothing at left field…

September 25, 2008
About That Whiff

I’ve always felt that “clutch hitting” performance is attributable, by 85% at very least, to random fluctuation in performance and circumstances and 15% at most to psychological factors.  I don’t need to go on about players who fail in the…

September 18, 2008
Murphy at 2nd in ’09? Be optimistic.

The only real reason to be pessimistic about Daniel Murphy’s chances to play 2nd base in ’09 is to fear a spat of immense short-sightedness of Met management.  Apart from this, there is every reason to hope for and expect…

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