Free Agents

Bullpen Stronger, Leadoff Still Weak

The Mets made a flurry of moves last night in the aftermath of Jose Reyes‘s departure. The truth is that these are moves that would likely have been made anyway but as Mets fans the Reyes parting is the watershed event of this offseason. Everything the Mets do now will be compared (by most, anyway) […]


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Goodbye, Jose!

I was going to write something about the Jets today (and I still may) but then the Jose Reyes news broke and I feel I must comment about it. I suppose Reyes’ departure is no surprising but that doesn’t change the emotional reactions we’re all going through over this news. Yes, he’s probably the best […]



My Thoughts On Bay Signing

Upon hearing the news that the Mets signed Jason Bay yesterday a friend of mine, who coincidentally is a Phillie fan, asked me via Facebook what my thoughts of Bay as a Met are. My response was as follows: I think the fourth year wasn’t necessary. He’s a good player and definitely adds some pop […]



Mets Sign Forever A Phillie Coste

Yesterday the Mets signed former Phillies and Astros catcher Chris Coste. The signing gives the Mets a veteran catcher to help out while Omir Santos and Josh Thole continue to develop. As always I want the players the Mets sign to excel (with the possible exception of the second time they signed Bobby Bonilla). It […]



Nice To Have Cora Back But What’s With This Contract?

The Mets resigned free agent infielder Alex Cora yesterday. The deal calls for Cora to be paid $2 million for the 2010 season. I like this deal on the surface but when you break it down it looks pretty bad. $2 million for a backup. Cora is a backup middle infielder whose recent experience has […]



Sheffield A Low Risk Signing For Mets

Jon Heyman of si.com is reporting that the Mets have signed Gary Sheffield. Though I’m skeptical about what Sheffield brings to the Mets both on and off the diamond I don’t think this is a bad signing (as I’m sure many Mets fans will think it is). Sheffield will most likely replace Marlon Anderson on […]



First Injury of 2009 Preseason

The Mets suffered their first injury of the spring today when pitcher Sean Green, acquired as part of the J.J. Putz trade, left during the first inning of today’s exhibition opener after suffering a cut fingernail on his throwing hand.



Weekend Camp Recap

A few things happened over the weekend in Mets camp. The Mets signed Livan Hernandez to a minor league contract. He will be in camp to compete for the 5th spot in the rotation. The competition for that spot includes Hernandez, Tim Redding and Freddy Garcia. Elsewhere in camp Francisco Rodriguez talked with reporters and […]



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 […]



Valentin Signed

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