Braves news: McClouth, Lowe gone

October 31, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Braves have been very active so far in this very young offseason. Here’s what they’ve done today: The Braves traded Derek Lowe today to the Indians, according to multiple reports. The Braves will get an undetermined minor league player in return for Lowe and will be paying $10MM of [...]

Looking over closer options for the Mets

October 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson has a big task in front of him this winter. He has to rebuild a bullpen who really struggled last season. They will almost certainly turn to the closer role to address first. Here are some of the options the Mets could explore in the free agent market: Chad Qualls- Qualls will [...]

The offseason to-do list (pt. 2)

October 8, 2011 // 2 Comments

Here is my continuation of the offseason to-do list… (To see part one, click here) 4. Shop Lucas Duda With Daniel Murphy and Ike Davis coming back next year, the Mets don’t have much room for Duda. Yes, he can play right field, but if the Mets want to make a move for a first [...]

Reaction: The new coaching staff

October 5, 2011 // 0 Comments

Today, Terry Collins and the New York Mets officially announced in a press release that there will be coaching changes for the 2012 season. Bench coach Ken Oberkfell,  Third Base Coach Chip Hale, First Base Coach Mookie Wilson and Bullpen Coach Jon Debus will not return net season. All of them, [...]

The offseason to-do list (pt. 1)

October 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

These next few months will be the most critical for the Mets in a long time. Coming off a 77-85 season, the Mets have some big decisions to make. What kind of offer will they make to Jose Reyes? What will they do to bolster the rotation? What about the bullpen? Here is the top [...]

2011: The season in review

October 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Mets ushered out the 2011 season in an afternoon win against the Reds on Tuesday. They finished up with a 77-85 record, “earning” them fourth place in the NL East, worse than what was expected by most at the beginning of the year. Today, we’ll look into the big headlines of [...]

Series preview: at Marlins

September 5, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Mets start a three-game set against the Marlins tonight at Sun Life Stadium. Here are the projected pitching matchups: Tonight at 7:10 ET: Chris Capuano (10-11, 4.41) vs. Javier Vazquez (8-11, 4.42) Vazquez’s last start was against the Mets on August 30. He got the win, not allowing a run [...]

Closing out the ninth: The case for Pedro Beato

September 4, 2011 // 0 Comments

Last night’s 8-7 loss to tha Nationals really got me thinking about the future of the Met closers role. Well, I’ve been thinking about this for weeks, but Bobby Parnell‘s blown save last night stirred up the conversation even more. To me, there’s no way Bobby Parnell should [...]
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