March 3, 2009
Our long national Manny Ramirez nightmare is over. (Or is it?)
by: Tino Evangelou on Mar 3, 2009 9:38 PM | Filed under: News

The strange, seemingly unending courtship between Manny Ramirez and the Los Angeles Dodgers has finally reached its conclusion. ESPN is reporting that Manny is returning to Chavez Ravine, agreeing to a two year deal worth $45 million dollars, similar to what…

The Hardball Times: Farm System Value Rankings (Part 1)
by: Tino Evangelou on Mar 3, 2009 5:58 PM | Filed under: News

Not unlike what we saw from Mike Newman at Baseball Handyman yesterday, Victor Wang at the Hardball Times created his own list of the top 100 prospects in baseball by using a compilation of rankings from different sources:

To do this, I took…

Johan and Opening Day
by: Tino Evangelou on Mar 3, 2009 5:27 PM | Filed under: News

The discussion of Johan Santana’s status continues to be the hot topic at Mets camp. Today, Dan Warthen talked about Johan Santana’s upcoming schedule to members of the press.  While David Lennon of Newsday made it seem that Warthen’s plan “pretty…

Newsday: Concerns about Castro put Pudge on radar
by: Alex Nelson on Mar 3, 2009 2:39 PM | Filed under: News

David Lennon writes of the Mets’ interest in veteran catcher Ivan Rodriguez in today’s Newsday:

The Mets were unsuccessful in their attempts to shop Ramon Castro this offseason, but they still remain very interested in Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, according to a…

March 2, 2009
The Baseball Analysts: MLB Payroll Efficiency, 2006-2008
by: Tino Evangelou on Mar 2, 2009 11:29 PM | Filed under: News

Before we get to the article in question, I suppose an introduction is in order. My name is Tino Evangelou and my adventures have brought me here to MetsGeek as your new and humble news editor. I’ll be assisting Alex…

Baseball Handyman: Top 130 Prospects
by: Alex Nelson on Mar 2, 2009 10:04 AM | Filed under: News

MetsGeek writer Mike Newman talks prospect rankings:

This year, more than ever, I find myself using average prospect rankings when looking at 2009 top prospects. Baseball America, Baseball Prospects, and ESPN top 100 prospect rankings have been released and the player…

Jim Bowden Fallout
by: Alex Nelson on Mar 2, 2009 9:20 AM | Filed under: News

A couple of interesting articles have been written in the aftermath of the Jim Bowden resignation in Washington, which doesn’t directly affect the Mets but does greatly impact a division rival. The first was written by Tom Boswell:

That juncture came…

Amazin’ Avenue: Jose Reyes, Slugger
by: Alex Nelson on Mar 2, 2009 8:24 AM | Filed under: News

I believe around here we prefer the phrase, “Jose Reyes, RBI machine.” Over at Amazin’ Avenue, samt wonders how CitiField’s new dimensions will impact Jose Reyes’s homerun output.

Does this mean Reyes could see an increase in power worthy of the 3-hole…

January 27, 2009
John Updike Dead at Age 76
by: Alex Nelson on Jan 27, 2009 3:43 PM | Filed under: News

They say reflexes, the coach says reflexes, even the papers now are saying reflexes, but I don’t think it’s the reflexes so much—last night, as a gag to cheer me up, the wife walks into the bedroom wearing one of…

December 9, 2008
ESPN: Mets, K-Rod Agree to Contract
by: Alex Nelson on Dec 9, 2008 3:46 PM | Filed under: News

Mets and K-Rod reportedly agree to terms.

October 3, 2008
June 17, 2008
Daily News: Mets Fire Willie Randolph
by: Alex Nelson on Jun 17, 2008 7:11 AM | Filed under: News

Willie gets the axe.

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