Archive for February, 2009

Ramon Martinez Signed, Not Pedro

I’m seeing a lot of reports with the headline something to the affect of “Met Sign Martinez to Minor League Deal”. The report is referring to infielder Ramon Martinez who has been signed and invited to spring training. However the headlines are misleading as it’s very easy to confuse someone into thinking that somehow the […]


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Pitchers and Catchers Report

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Favre To Retire

Brett Favre has informed the Jets that he will retire. I was not incredibly impressed with Favre in his one season with the team. I wasn’t surprised by how many interceptions he threw (you expect him to throw a bunch of interceptions) but was very surprised at how many of them were on bad passes. […]



Robbie Alomar Has AIDS?

According to various reports former Mets second baseman Roberto Alomar not only has full blown AIDS but insisted on having unprotected sex with his girlfriend while knowing of his condition. This news comes as a result of a lawsuit filed by the girlfriend in question. Alomar’s father, Mets bench coach Sandy Alomar Sr., has denied […]



Valentin Signed

The Mets have signed Jose Valentin to a minor league contract… again. He’s an insurance policy at best.



Use The Asterisk

John Delcos is advocating use of the asterisk for players linked to steroids. Though I believe baseball should be doing more to remove the cheaters from the game I’m also smart enough to realize that it never will because it’s not in their best interest. (A government approved independent third party really should be handling […]



ARod or ARoid?

The big baseball news over the weekend was the story about Alex Rodriguez having failed a steroids test in 2003. This story, though certainly big, is being blown out of proportion by the media. There has been speculation for several years about Rodriguez and whether his numbers were more ARod or ARoid. I don’t think […]



Feliciano Avoids Arbitration

According to reports Pedro Feliciano has agreed to a 1 year, $1.65 million contract and avoids arbitration. You’ve got to love it when guys with losing records get 50% raises.



Perez Signing Announced

In a press conference this afternoon the Mets officially announced the signing of Oliver Perez to a three year, $36 million contract. Now Mets fans can focus on fixating on Manny Ramirez, a signing I don’t think will happen and is not necessary for the Mets to be a winning team.



Heyman: Mets, Perez Agree On Terms

Jon Heyman is reporting that the Mets and Oliver Perez have agreed on a three-year, $36 million contract. The Mets have been targeting a starter and it’s unknown if they will continue to pursue one of the remaining free agents such as Ben Sheets. But with this signing the rotation is shaping up. Johan Santana, […]