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December 31, 2009

Looking to the Future in our Bay Leaves

In the first few weeks of this off-season, while other teams scooped up free agents and the Mets did next to nothing, some fans grumbled about the team's inactivity. Now that they've signed Jason Bay, other fans are grumbling that he's not a first-ballot Hall of Famer. That "reverse sour...

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December 29, 2009

All the Panic is Sheer Madness

As we turn the corner on another decade, the Mets find themselves at another sort of crossroad. Should (or better put--can) they go for broke, or be clever and prudent and see exactly what they have in-house? If the latter, all they need is to complete a few minor deals...

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December 21, 2009

My Pessimism May Have Been Optimistic!

In my most recent posts to this site, I lamented how the Mets in one season went from a legitimate World Series contender to a distant also-ran in the NL East. I also speculated that financial constraints would restrict the Mets from making those improvements necessary to restore the team...

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December 15, 2009

Questions of Restraint

With the torrid pace of signings and offers that send shivers down the spines of real baseball buffs, let the word go forth to all Mets fans and especially to those who toil in the Mets front office--restrain thyself from the excesses of the few. Eight years and $128 million...

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December 13, 2009

Resisting the Urge to Surge

The Winter Meetings have ended and the non-tender deadline has come and gone. To say the least, the plot has thickened for Team Omar/Jeff. Yet, for some reason, I am still not worked up about the top-three free agents (Bay/Holliday/Lackey) or the specter of paying too dearly in prospects and...

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