Archive for November, 2007
I was catching up with some blog reading today and came across a great post by Jaap at Archie Bunker’s Army: The top ten reasons why the Mets deal with Yorvit Torrealba fell through.
Mark Hale writes in today’s New York Post that the Mets will not trade for Johan Santana as a rental and will not include Jose Reyes, David Wright or Carlos Beltran in a trade for the Twins coveted left hander. Citing a source “with knowledge of the clubs thinking” Hale writes that the Mets would [...]
David Lennon wrote a nice post yesterday in the On the Mets Beat blog making the case that Johnny Estrada would not be a bad option to start at catcher.
The Mets have unveiled a logo celebrating the 45th and final season of Shea Stadium. The logo will be used in many places including schedules and yearbooks as well as a commemorative patch to be worn on the players uniforms. In the coming weeks the Mets will announce several promotional dates revolving around Shea history.
The Mets have rid themselves of Guillermo Mota and may have helped their catching situation at the same time. Mota was acquired at the trade deadline during the 2006 when Duaner Sanchez was hurt in a taxi accident in Miami and had a pretty good run for the remainder of the season. During the off [...]
One of the most hated players by Mets fans, Jimmy Rollins, was named National League MVP for the 2007 season. Rollins irked Mets fans by proclaiming the Phillies to be the team to beat in the NL East before the season started. He went on to hit .296 with 30 home runes, 96 RBIs, 139 [...]
With the National League MVP award to be announced at 2:00 pm Eastern time today ESPN.com has posted their pick based on a poll of 20 of their writers. Jimmy Rollins was the runaway winner with 13 votes followed by Matt Holliday with 4 votes. Rounding out the field with 3 votes was the Mets [...]
The Mets held a conference call yesterday to announce the re-signing of second baseman Luis Castillo to a 4 year, $25 million deal. The announcement came as no surprise as the deal had been rumored for a few days and the terms were leaked earlier in the day.
Looks like there may be some tension in Metsville between manger Willie Randolph and general manager Omar Minaya. While serving up food at the Bowery Mission yesterday Randolph was asked about the tams catching situation and Paul Lo Duca in particualr. His response: “Iâ€™m only the manager, not and the general manager and this is [...]
Alex Rodriguez has won his third MVP award. The former and future Yankee third baseman led the American league with 54 home runs, established career highs with 143 runs scored and 156 RBIs and batted for a .314 average. Details on how the voting went can be found on the 2007 MLB Awards page.