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Archive for March, 2005

2005 MLB Schedules for the Palm

There were some problems getting my MLB schedules for the Palm ready this year but I’m happy to announce that they are finally available for purchase. You can purchase them from my website. For those who interested in .vcs versions (for Outlook and other PIMs) the process for acquiring those versions is the same as […]



Minor Acquisitions

In addition to signing Kelly Stinnett yesterday the Mets made a few other acquisitions. Infielder Benji Gil was acquired from the Seattle Mariners as infield insurance. Gil has major league experience but will be assigned to AAA Norfolk as insurance in case Jose Reyes or Kazuo Matsui gets hurt. Catcher Fernando Lunar was acquired to […]



The Big Cat Retires

Andres Galarraga has announced his retirement. Galarraga was signed by the Mets in December with the intention that he’d try to make the team as a bench player. A sub par spring (.235, a double, 3 HRs & 7 RBIs in 17 games) apparently convinced him that it was time. Galarraga’s retirement opens the door […]



Catching Another Catcher

This just in… Mets sign catcher Kelly Stinnett The Mets have signed backup catcher Kelly Stinnett to a minor league contract the day after he was granted a release from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Stinnett is no all star but he gives the Mets another experienced backup catcher. No word yet on how this may affect […]



Just Wright for Batting Eighth

The blog universe is up in arms over manager Willie Randolph’s decision to bat David Wright in the eighth slot in the batting order. I’m going to go against the grain and defend Willie’s idea. Wright has limited major league experience and, though he may be a better hitter than some other players on the […]



Scott Strickland Reassigned

The Mets reassigned Scott Strickland over the weekend. Strickland, recovering from Tommy John surgery, proclaimed himself ready to play last week. So much for that.



Misery Loves Company on Bonds

Rob over at Misery Loves Company has a post up about Barry Bonds that is pretty much an add on to my recent post about Bonds. And it’s got a witty title too (for those who remember the early seasons of Saturday Night Live): Barry, You Ignorant Slut. Rob adds a point that I had […]



Five Players to Watch According to Baseball Prospectus

Baseball Prospectus has included Mets relief pitcher Heath Bell in it’s list of “Five Players to Watch in 2005“. Kazuo Matsui is not listed as part of the 5 but was given Honorable Mention. So the ‘New’ Mets at least have a certain level of street cred going into the season. Let’s see if these […]



Quick Notes

It’s been pretty quiet around Mets camp the past few days so there’s not much to report. Just a couple of notes. Scott Strickland seems satisfied enough with his condition to proclaim himself ready to play. Mike Cameron will play in his first exhibition game with major league players today. That’s all there is.



Ryne Sandberg’s NL East Preview

Baseball Hall of Famer elect Ryne Sandberg’s NL East preview was posted on Yahoo Sports yesterday. Sandberg picked the Mets for second place this year but says they could be the team to end Atlanta’s reign over the division. I’m not quite that confident that the can be that good but I know they’ll be […]