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March 6, 2009
Where is the love for Pagan?
by: billy251300 on Mar 6, 2009 8:54 PM | Filed under: Journals

our most athletic OF candidate, after a hot start lost starting job due to injury, and is hitting great this spring.  plus he is a switch hitter. (moving Murphy to be our supersub playing about 40 games at 2B, 10…

March 1, 2009
Displaced Met Fan :(

Hi Everyone.  My name is James.  And I am a Displaced Met Fan :(

I live in in SoCal and will be looking to carpool (to be green and I am cheap) to Met games in LA, SD, Arizona, and possibly…

Derek Lowe on a #1 vs. an Ace
by: Mike Newman on Mar 1, 2009 8:21 AM | Filed under: Journals

I came across this this morning while doing a little reading. I thought back to a discussion on the Metsgeek board about an Ace and a #1 and how the two are not the same. Here’s what Lowe had to…

February 25, 2009
Fantasy Baseball League Info
by: DoctorK16 on Feb 25, 2009 11:13 PM | Filed under: Journals

Howdy Folks! I’ve got the league set up, at least our first one, as it looks like enough demand for two leagues. At any rate I decided to set it up at ESPN this year, because they allow 20 teams…

February 14, 2009
What does an invitation to Spring Training look like?
by: marc on Feb 14, 2009 4:02 PM | Filed under: Journals

The Mets announced that they had extended an invitation to spring training to Livan Hernandez. I always wondered what such an invitation looked like…

February 6, 2009
2009 Season Predictions
by: fattlipp on Feb 6, 2009 2:02 PM | Filed under: Journals

So it looks like Omar is done winterizing the Mets, save a possible spare part and Ohman to be named later. It’s time, then, to assess what we have and make 10 predictions for the 09 campaign.

Prediction #1: Sometime in…

February 3, 2009
Oliver Perez – 2008 Season Analysis
by: John on Feb 3, 2009 8:43 AM | Filed under: Journals

Oliver Perez – Season Analysis 2008


Basic Stats


The next pitcher I wanted to take a look at is Oliver Perez.  In 2008, Perez posted an ERA of 4.22, exactly league average and over a half run worse than 2007.  As always…

Oliver Perez Finally Signs

This ought to be a fun one. Opinions on Oliver Perez are easy to find and, given his past performance, probably pretty easy to argue. I’m sure that a lot of people with a lot better credentials and a lot…

January 30, 2009
W.A.R. What Is It Good For?
by: John on Jan 30, 2009 3:16 PM | Filed under: Journals

Mets 2008 W.A.R. Figures


During most of the offseason, I have been reading a lot about trades and the signings of free agents during this period.  Whenever any of these signings take place, I always wonder to myself if the team…

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 13, 2009
Interesting Sheet(s)

Now that Lowe is off the board, I decided to look at the basic stats for Ben Sheets, and compare them to the Mets 2008 staff.

Sheets career: In 8 years, he has pitched less than 30 starts 3 times- in…

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…

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