Archive for January, 2010

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Microcosm of the Mets failure

January 28, 2010

Coming off a season in which the team lost 92 games and had to endure injury after injury, you would think  Omar Minaya and the Mets would do everything they could to ensure “The Amazing’s” would put an elite squad on the field for 2010.  Rewind to the collapses of ’08 and ’07, and it becomes even more vital that the ownership rejuvenate a disgruntled fan base.

Plenty have knocked Omar and the Wilpons over the past few months for their lack of aggressiveness and downright ineptitude, so I won’t put them on full blast anymore. 

Instead, I’d like to take a look at two players who exemplify everything that is wrong with the Mets — Daniel Murphy and Luis Castillo.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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WINN-Win Situation

January 27, 2010

The New York Yankees and veteran outfielder Randy Winn have reportedly agreed to a one year deal worth $2 million.  Prior to this off-season Brian Cashman(General Manager) stated that the Yankees, under the order of the Steinbrenner Bros(Part Owners), would limit their 2010 payroll to $200 million, and with the addition of Winn, and his $ 2 million dollar salary, the Yankees have met that limit.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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Same Old Jets? Prove me wrong

January 27, 2010

 

Can Sanchez change the Jets culture?

It’s all settled in, the pain has subsided and I can now assess the New York Jets with an objective eye. So I’ll prepare myself for a punch in the face from Rex Ryan.

Same Old Jets. 

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Proud of the Jets

January 25, 2010

For a franchise that hasn’t been to a Superbowl in over 40 years, it is not easy to just say “we’ll get ’em next year.”   Yes, nobody expected Gang Green to be in this position, but these opportunities do not come every season (just ask Dan Marino.) 

Nonetheless, except for a Superbowl victory, I cannot be happier with the Jets and what they accomplished this season.  

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Wang’s Speedy Recovery Draws Interest From Multiple Teams, Including The Mets

January 22, 2010

Chien-Ming Wang began his career with the New York Yankees in 2005 after storming through their minor league system with a 1.75 ERA in Staten Island(second lowest ERA in franchise history).  He won 19 games in both 2006 and 2007, and held the title of  “ace” of the pitching staff for both years as well.  He seemed to be on his way to a promising career on a very successful team.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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The Mets acquire Gary Matthews Jr.

January 22, 2010

According to Jon Heyman at Sports Illustrated, the Metropolitans have traded for Angels center fielder Gary Matthews Jr.  Heyman also reports that the halo’s will be paying roughly $21.5 million of the $24 million owed to Matthews over the next two season. 

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Another one bites the dust

January 21, 2010

Cross Pineiro's name off the list

Last year Omar Minaya saw his players disappear.  This year, it’s potential free agent signings.  

A day after Bengie Molina signed with the Giants, another Mets target Joel Pineiro has signed with the Angels for two years and $16 million.  

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