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Archive for January, 2005

The Fish That Got Away

Carlos Delgado has signed with the Florida Marlins for $1 million more than the Mets offered. (Actually, it’s been reported that all told the Mets offer would have been worth about $38,000 more but let’s not nitpick.) Delgado’s agent, David Sloan, appears to have used the Mets as a ploy to get more money out […]



Goodbye, Johnny B Good

John Franco signed with Houston the other day finalizing his detachment from the Mets. I’d like to thank Franco for 14 years of loyal service. His best days are clearly behind him (even he realizes that) but I have to say that I’ve enjoyed his presence on this club and appreciate what he gave it. […]



Delgado: To Sign or Not To Sign (or History May Teach Us Something)

I haven’t weighed in on the idea of signing Carlos Delgado yet because I’m really not sure about it. On the one hand there are definite pluses to signing another bat to make the lineup more potent. On the other hand, with a young left side of the infield (David Wright at 3B & Jose […]



Goodbye, Paul Hackett

Jets offensive coordinator Paul Hackett resigned today. Good riddance. I’m glad a change is being made but I’m not one of those who have gotten on the “Hackett Must Go” bangwagon as a result of Sundays overtime loss to Pittsburgh. I’ve been unhappy with his offensive scheemes for a couple of years now. I felt […]



Cameron Accepts Right Field

On their way to the Dominican Republic a group of Mets officials stopped in Atlanta to meet with Mike Cameron. After the meeting all sides were saying the right thing. The basic gist is that Cameron will play right field because it’s for the best of the team. While it’s good news that Cameron’s fallen […]



Big Whoop!

Several media outlets are reporting that Carlos Delgado has narrowed his choices down to 4 teams: the Mets, Marlins, Orioles and Rangers. The source for this information is Delgado’s agent, David Sloane. It’s nice that the Mets are among his choices but I’m trying to figure out how this is news. The same reporters who […]



Beltran Takes The ‘7’ Train (sorry, that’s the best I can do)

The Mets have come to contract terms with Carlos Beltran. Beltran will take a physical today and is expected to be intorduced at a press conference tomorrow (Tuesday). This is fantastic news and finally shows a commitment on the part of the Wilpons. The developments that led to the signing were interesting. Beltran turned down […]



Goodbye Vance Wilson

I didn’t get a chance to post yesterday after I heard the news that Vance Wilson was traded to the Tigers for minor league shortstop Anderson Hernandez. Considering Hernandez is not major league ready yet this deal confirms the Mets intentions of using Mike Piazza as the regular catcher with Jason Phillips as his backup. […]



New Webhost

I finally got myself a new webhost. As such I will be moving the blog as soon as I can finish up some development on the new site. Stay tuned for more information.



On Time

It looks like my warning about not celebrating the Carlos Beltran signing before it’s a done deal came at the right time. Various media outlets are reporting that Beltran’s agent, Scott Boras, is claiming that 5 teams have put in offers that meet his opening criteria. Is Boras bluffing? Probably. But if he’s saying 5 […]