Posts Tagged ‘Ken Davidoff’

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Back to reality? Thoughts on the Mets-Phillies series

May 3, 2010

Santana had the worst start of his career Sunday night

The Mets lost two of three to the Phillies over the weekend, after completing the best home-stand in franchise history.  A lot can be overlooked while the team is on cruise-control, and slumps, errors, and questionable decision-making can be swept under the rug as long as the team is winning.  The past two days, however, served as a potential warning sign for the Metropolitans moving forward.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer

December 1, 2009

Chris Coste is poised to wreak havoc in Citi Field for the Mets

According to multiple reports, The New York Metropolitans have signed free-agent catcher Chris Coste.  Coste hit .224 in 88 games with the Phillies and Astros last season, during which he played 15 games at first base. Andy Martino of the Philadelphia Inquirer is also reporting that former Mets catcher Brian Schneider has signed a two-year, $3 million deal with the Phillies. In two seasons with the Mets, Schneider appeared in just 169 games and hit  .244 with 12 home runs and 62 RBIs, as he was plagued by various leg and back injuries right from the start in 2008.

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All hands on deck

November 25, 2009

Mets GM Omar Minaya will make plenty of phone calls this off-season

This article is from Ken Davidoff’s piece in the Nov. 25 edition of Newsday

The Yankees have been so deliberate this offseason that their own free agent, Johnny Damon – whom the Yankees want back – expressed frustration Tuesday that he hasn’t heard yet from Brian Cashman.

Consider the Mets, then, to be the anti-Yankees. If you’re a free agent and you haven’t heard from the Mets, you might want to make sure your cell-phone service (or that of your agent) hasn’t been canceled.

With needs for a slugging outfielder, a first baseman, a catcher and a starting pitcher, “We’re keeping all of our avenues open,” a team official said Tuesday.

Hence the expressions of interest in first basemen such as Russell Branyan and Nick Johnson, not to mention the Mets’ own free agent Carlos Delgado. And in starting pitchers such as Joel Piñeiro, Jason Marquis and Randy Wolf, in addition to Ben Sheets, who missed all of the 2009 season rehabilitating from right elbow surgery and therefore won’t be able to demand a great amount of money.

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