Ryan Reid Pirates

An Early Present From Santa

No, I'm not being sarcastic here. The Mets claimed Ryan Reid off waivers from the Pirates. Here's what Adam Rubin says about him: "Reid's fastball averaged 91.9 mph during his big-league activity. He also possesses a slider and a rarely used changeup." Wait a second, a bullpen arm that can throw over 90 consistently? And […]

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This Week In Necessary Censorship

This is a family blog, so … Here's what I'm not going to censor: Carlos Beltran's thoughts when asked about his employment with Wilpon© at his press conference to announce that he has joined a new team … "All the controversy about the Walter Reed, the knee — the organization trying to put me as a […]

Bartolo The Giant

Bart-YOLO … I Guess

At about twenty to six on Wednesday afternoon, I found out that the Mets had signed Bartolo Colon to a two year, $20 million deal. I then tweeted this: I hate this team. — Metstradamus (@Metstradamus)

Curtis Granderson Mets

The Gauntlet

"I'm looking forward to getting out there, and one, playing defense, two, hitting the baseball, seeing where it's going to bounce around, getting a chance to run and seeing some great fans come out there. A lot of the people I've met in New York have always said true New Yorkers are Mets fans. So […]

Bobby Cox Yankees

This Is Why Everyone Hates The Yankees

The one good thing about Carlos Beltran joining the Yankees instead of the Kansas City Royals is that there is now little chance that Beltran would wear a Royals cap instead of a Mets cap on his Hall of Fame plaque if he were to make it. Although if you heard the Yankees propaganda machine […]

Return Of The Mean Girls

Justin Turner's greatest contribution to the Mets was smearing whipped cream on his teammates' faces after big wins. Now that Turner has left the team, it is Turner who is being smeared: Turner hustle irked front office

Carlos Beltran Cardinals Clemente

My Eyes! My Eyyyyyyyes!!!

At this rate, the Winter Meetings are going to be four days of Ken Rosenthal and Buster Olney staring at Shin Soo Choo from across the table at a Buffalo Wild Wings. Carlos Beltran was the latest to find employment late Friday night as he joined … drum roll please … the New York Yankees. […]

Curtis Granderson Tigers

The Granderson Game

I'm not here to break any news. But I would like to make a couple of points regarding Curtis Granderson … at the risk of having this mean absolutely nothing when the Red Sox come in and sign him at the last minute (which is certainly possible, as that's how they've done business with the likes […]

Billy Beane

They … They Stole Our Model!

It's official, ladies and gentlemen. We live in a world where the Oakland A's have money, and the New York Mets do not. In case you haven't noticed, Billy Beane has set the baseball world on its ear in the last 48 hours by signing Scott Kazmir to a two year $22 million deal, trading […]

Ship Waving

Watch ‘Em Roll Away Again

Let me make one thing perfectly clear: I could care less about Phil Hughes or his new contract. The Mets need to spend their money on about 57 other things before they need to worry about starting pitching. And if they are going to worry about starting pitching, you could do better than Phil Hughes […]

Chris Young Diamondbacks

Law Of Average

Sandy Alderson made good on his promise to spend more than the $5 million he spent on major league free agents last winter. (Though you can hardly call Shaun Marcum a major league quality pitcher.) The Mets have signed outfielder Chris Young to a one year deal worth $7 million. I'm going to repress my […]

Prince Fielder

Not As Devastating As You Think

Like most of the pundits out there, I was fascinated in last night's Prince Fielder/Ian Kinsler trade. Partly because I see the potential for this trade to help both the Rangers and Tigers. In a vacuum, the Rangers get the player with the higher impact. But when it comes to roster construction and payroll, this […]