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#2901 SatansDevils

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 07:38 AM

Nice win for the Mets and Maine last night. Mets now 39-40 @ Citi Field and need to win the last 2-games to finishing above .500 in their new ballpark this season (41-40). Need to sweep the Astros.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 08:24 AM

Mets are stuck in a tough position with Maine this off-season. Hes had trouble staying healthy the past couple years as a starter and even in 2007 he seemed to break down in the 2nd half (5.53 ERA). He also is sort of out of a rotation spot - [barring any trades] Santana, Pelfrey, and Perez are all locks for next year's rotation. Jon Niese should be the 5th starter unless hes a disaster in spring, and the Mets need to use that extra rotation spot to acquire a front-end pitcher. If the Mets could dump Perez on somebody then a spot could open for Maine, but otherwise, there really is no place in the rotation for him.

I would still bring him back as an insurance policy though. There is no guarantee all 5 starters remain healthy through spring training (especially with the 3 of the 4 coming back from surgery - Santana, Perez, Niese). And even if all starters remain healthy, the bullpen could use a boost if his arm can handle a reliever role.

Edited by nmigliore, 03 October 2009 - 08:35 AM.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 11:38 PM

Another nice 5-1 Mets win over the Astors today as Misch gets the win and the Mets are now 40-40 @ Citi Field this season with one more game left to go in their season. Mets have taken 2 out of 3 games so far and could end their season on a good note with a sweep of the Astros and finishing one game over .500 @ Citi Field (41-40) with a win on Sunday.

It has been the most nightmarish of seasons in recent history and it is all finally over tomnorrow and looking forward to next season with everyone being healthy and having some new players next season for sure.
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Posted 04 October 2009 - 02:55 PM

Figueroa throws a complete game shutout and so that locks up the 7th overall pick in next year's draft, and the season is finally over.
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Posted 04 October 2009 - 05:08 PM

Lol, figures the season ends when you really don't want it to with the Mets winning 3 in a row and playing crisper, fundamentally sound baseball.
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Posted 04 October 2009 - 09:07 PM

figi pitched well today. eh i clapped the team off the field, gonna miss oct ball again..
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Posted 04 October 2009 - 09:20 PM

figi pitched well today. eh i clapped the team off the field, gonna miss oct ball again..


no reason not to clap the team off the field. the problem this year wasn't really players underachieving, it was more that their top ~5 players had long injuries.
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Posted 05 October 2009 - 08:58 AM

Some coaching changes.. I'm surprised they kept Shines.

Bench coach Sandy Alomar Sr. and first base coach Luis Alicea will not return to the Mets’ big-league staff in 2010, the Mets have confirmed.

Hitting coach Howard Johnson, pitching coach Dan Warthen and bullpen coach Randy Niemann will remain in their roles. Third base coach Razor Shines will stay on the staff in another role, as will catching instructor Sandy Alomar Jr.

Alomar Sr. will be invited to stay with the organization in another capacity.


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There is also some news that Minaya is looking at former Padres' GM Kevin Towers and former Blue Jays's GM J.P. Ricciardi to join his posse. Its kinda funny though, its like hes setting himself up to be taken over. :lol: Anyway, I think Towers would be a very nice assistant to have, Ricciardi on the other hand - not so much.

Mets GM Omar Minaya has interest in hiring two of his former counterparts, Kevin Towers and J.P. Ricciardi. Joel Sherman of the New York Post says Minaya contacted the ousted GMs "to express his support...and also to lay the groundwork to speak to both soon about possible jobs in the Mets' organization."


http://www.mlbtrader...-ricciardi.html

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 09:17 AM

Man, the 2009 MLB lockout really sucked.. Oh well, now that it's over let's just count the days to spring training so I can finally watch baseball again
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Posted 05 October 2009 - 10:29 AM

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that the last Mets game I watched from start to finish was the final one of the Subway Series. Kind of pathetic by me, but did I really miss much. And after a season like this one, the chances of swinging 90 losses into 90 wins are very low. :(
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Posted 05 October 2009 - 10:34 AM

And after a season like this one, the chances of swinging 90 losses into 90 wins are very low. :(


I disagree. The Mets lost 92 games mainly because of a slew of bad injuries.

edit: Pruccenter you should change this thread to the 'Mets Offseason Thread'.

Edited by nmigliore, 05 October 2009 - 01:24 PM.

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 12:55 PM

I disagree. The Mets lost 92 games mainly because of a slew of bad injuries.


I expect the Mets to be right up there for the division and if they don't win 90 games, it'll be a disappointment
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Posted 05 October 2009 - 05:06 PM

Mike Francesca is grilling Jeff Wilpon, Omar Minaya and Dave Howard right now on WFAN.

I really don't Mike but hes doing an awesome job.

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 09:21 AM

That was a hell of an interview by Mike Francessa. I didn't hear the player part, but the off-field stuff was damn good, and Mike asked what I thought were the right questions.
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Posted 06 October 2009 - 02:10 PM

That was a hell of an interview by Mike Francessa. I didn't hear the player part, but the off-field stuff was damn good, and Mike asked what I thought were the right questions.

What did he ask?
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Posted 06 October 2009 - 02:12 PM

What did he ask?


like everything possible, go here to listen to it (its pretty long) - http://www.wfan.com/pages/744503.php (its labeled jeff wilpon and jeff wilpon part 2)

also pruccenter can you please change the title of this thread to 'Mets Offseason Thread'? easier rather than just creating a whole new thread again like last year.

Edited by nmigliore, 06 October 2009 - 02:12 PM.

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 06:33 PM

(wrong thread)

Edited by nmigliore, 06 October 2009 - 06:34 PM.

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 11:35 AM

Would anyone be interested in bringing Delgado back on a 1 year heavy-incentive deal? Because if you look at the market for 1B, there really isn't a 'pretty' 1-year stop gap guy, unless you like Russel Branyan. I like Adam LaRoche the most but hes bound to get a 2 or 3 year deal somewhere (wouldn't be shocked to see Atlanta re-sign him).
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Posted 09 October 2009 - 07:21 PM

Would anyone be interested in bringing Delgado back on a 1 year heavy-incentive deal? Because if you look at the market for 1B, there really isn't a 'pretty' 1-year stop gap guy, unless you like Russel Branyan. I like Adam LaRoche the most but hes bound to get a 2 or 3 year deal somewhere (wouldn't be shocked to see Atlanta re-sign him).


Isn't Laroche sort of like a poor mans Delgado anyway? How's his fielding?

But yea, his stats are good enough to warrant at least 2 years somewhere else.

Hank Blalock is also out there....eh, he's like Francoeur at 1st. Hate his plunging obp though he is a pure thumper.

Re sign Delgado if you can't get Prince Fielder.

What would it take to get Fielder anyway? Do the Brewers want a pitcher heavy package?

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 07:39 PM

Isn't Laroche sort of like a poor mans Delgado anyway? How's his fielding?

But yea, his stats are good enough to warrant at least 2 years somewhere else.


LaRoche is a fine fielder and is a usual lock to hit about 23-28 homers and OPS above .800 .. If you get LaRoche, you know what you're getting, while on the other hand with Delgado you really don't know how he will hit anymore after the hip surgery (and plus hes another year older). But yeah Delgado can be had on a cheap incentive deal while LaRoche will probably get a 2 or 3 year deal somewhere.

Hank Blalock is also out there....eh, he's like Francoeur at 1st. Hate his plunging obp though he is a pure thumper.


Eh, I'm not really a Blalock fan. He hasn't put up an OPS above .800 for a full season (150-162 games) since way back in 2003 and 2004. Also hes an obvious product of that hitter's park in Arlington; career .874 OPS at home and a career .714 OPS on the road.

What would it take to get Fielder anyway? Do the Brewers want a pitcher heavy package?


It would cost way too much.

Edited by nmigliore, 09 October 2009 - 07:43 PM.

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