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October 29, 2005

Catching Up On Some Mets News

With the free agent push starting diehard Met fans begin to put together their own personal shopping lists for who they want to see wearing the blue and orange next year. As likely as it is that players will be added via free agency, it is an absolute certainty that...

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October 28, 2005

Mets Hot Stove Preview: Position Players

I've decided not to spend a ton of time on this, as other writers have covered it both well and thoroughly. The needs of the team are fairly obvious -- a first baseman with some pop; a second baseman that can get on base, catch the ball, throw the ball...

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October 27, 2005

A Moment of Silence for the 2005 Season

Congratulations to the Chicago White Sox for winning the World Series. Now we'll have one less silly curse to hear about. As a Met fan I've always identified with these guys a little, since they're second fiddle in their own hometown. And now we go without baseball for a few...

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October 26, 2005

Odds and Ends

I'm still working on my Mets Hot Stove Preview on position players. I'm sure everyone is impatiently waiting for yet another look at what the Mets should do this off-season. In the meantime, I had a couple of things suggested by my reading of other bloggers: Bullpen Candidates When I...

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October 25, 2005

Mets Hot Stove Preview: The Bullpen

In our previous posting, we took a look at the Mets' starting pitching, where a surplus of talent allows for the possibility of a trade to plug a hole. You don't have to look any further than the team's bullpen to find a hole that needs plugging. A lot has...

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October 23, 2005

Mets Hot Stove Preview: Starting Pitching

Not much is going to happen until after the World Series ends, but we thought we would start taking a look at what the Mets have and what they might be looking to do once the hot stove heats up. We begin with a look at the Mets starting pitching....

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Trading Links

I'm interested in trading links with fellow Mets bloggers and other serious baseball bloggers. If you wish to trade links with this site, please email me at mikesmets@att.net. Email is preferred over leaving a comment for the purpose of trading links....

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October 22, 2005

What We're About

Now that this blog has been up a couple of months I thought I would take the opportunity to tell those of you who might be interested about Mike and Mike's Mets. I started this blog for a couple of reasons -- one, because I got tired of listening to...

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F--k You, Manny

I haven't made any pretense about the fact that I believed it would be a mistake for the Mets to pursue Manny Ramirez. I have to be honest, though -- I was convinced that it was going to happen. And then I hear the news that Manny doesn't want to...

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October 15, 2005

A Final Look Back at the 2005 Season, Part 4

Part 4 of 4 August 30 -- High Water Mark Some Mets fans would argue that the Mets hit their high water mark of the season when Trachsel beat the Giants, putting them 8 games over .500 and within a game and a half of the wildcard. To me, it...

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October 14, 2005

A Final Look Back at the 2005 Season, Part 3

Part 3 of 4 August 20 -- Woodward bails out the pen After a western road trip that featured the Beltran/Cameron collision in San Diego and Pedro losing both his no-hitter and the game in LA, the Mets returned home 4 games back in the wildcard race and in real...

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October 13, 2005

A Final Look Back at the 2005 Season, Part 2

Part 2 of 4 July 10 -- Pedro bails the Mets out again The Mets were staggering into the All-Star break. They dropped 2 of 3 to the Marlins at Shea, but then managed to take 3 of 4 from the Nationals in D.C. With 3 games in Pittsburgh against...

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October 12, 2005

A Final Look Back at the 2005 Season

Part 1 of 4 We're going to wrap up our look back at the 2005 season by looking back at some of the games that were high points of the year, games that Met fans can actually enjoy looking back on. If you're a "glass half empty type" and looking...

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October 10, 2005

Rating the Season: GM Omar Minaya (Part 2)

Note: this is Part 2 of a two-part post. For Part 1, please click here. In our last post we discussed the cost, both visible and hidden, of bringing a Manny Ramirez to Shea. In a way we have probably exceeded the scope of what we were writing about: trying...

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October 9, 2005

Rating the Season: The General Manager (Part 1)

Omar Minaya As with my previous posts regarding Willie Randolph and Rick Peterson, I have to admit right from the start that I do not pretend to have the inside information that would make it possible to do a truly comprehensive review of Omar Minaya's first season as General Manager...

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October 7, 2005

Rating the Season: The Manager

Willie Randolph Willie Randolph didn't enjoy a long honeymoon with Mets fans. During the 5 game losing streak that opened the season there were already calls in to radio talk shows demanding he be fired. When the team has enjoyed some success this season you heard some positive references to...

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October 5, 2005

Rating the Season: The Pitching Coach

In our next three posts, we'll take a look at Rick Peterson, Willie Randolph and Omar Minaya. After a lot of thought on this point, I have decided to forgo giving out letter grades to these three. Simply stated, lacking the inside information to judge all the variables that affected...

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October 4, 2005

Rating the Season: The Pitchers

We continue our year-end wrap-up by rating the Mets starting pitchers and relievers on their 2005 performance. Pedro Martinez I have to admit I didn't understand this signing back in November. I thought that Pedro should have gone to a team like the Yankees or Cardinals that was built to...

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October 3, 2005

Rating the Season: The Position Players

As we begin our year-end wrap-up, we'll toss in our two cents on how we feel the players performed. We'll begin with the position players, both regulars and bench players. David Wright If you're a real Met fan and you don't love this kid you're just plain crazy. It's almost...

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October 2, 2005

No Hollywood Ending For Mike

Rockies 11 - Mets 3 Not a real great ending to both the season and Mike Piazza's Met career. It could be worse, though -- you could be a Phillies fan, wondering what might have been if they had only taken 2 0f 3 from the Mets; or a...

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Being There

Mets 3 - Rockies 1 My girlfriend and I decided at the last minute yesterday to go to last night's game. We bought a couple of handy dandy print at home tickets on-line, jumped into the car, and came on out to Shea to be with Fran and the Mets....

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October 1, 2005

A Tale of Two Pitchers

Mets 3 - Rockies 2 Thursday night's game was all about Tom Glavine, and his remarkable turnaround. To me, last night was about both Kris Benson and Aaron Heilman. It was nice to see Kris pitch a decent game and get a win after a month-and-a-half where he seemed to...

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