The Case of the Curious Mets

by on July 2, 2010   One Comment

Omar MinayaThe New York Mets have consistently been making front page news over the past several years. It has not been without good reason either. A team which has been involved in the acquisitions of Carlos Beltran, Johan Santana, Fransisco Rodriguez, Jason Bay, J.J. Putz as well as others has earned its fair share of headlines. The corresponding question with these headlines is why the Mets have not received the headlines that should go hand in hand with having several big name all-stars on their roster. Headlines which mention the Mets winning the National League, the N.L. East, or even a Wild Card. With so many big name players, why have the Mets played so poorly?

National League East Questions (And Answers)

by on February 26, 2010   4 Comments

With spring training now in full swing, I’ll address just a few questions about the National League East…

Will Jayson Werth shave his magnificent beard, or will he summon it’s powers to help earn a long term contract? Werth, coming off a career year in 2009, is due to become a free agent after the 2010 season.  With another year similar to the one he had last year, he could be looking at a contract similar to what Jason Bay earned this past off season.  Think something like 4 years/$60 million.  Can the Phillies afford that?  With Ryan Howard due for an extension after the 2011 season, many believe it’s one or the other.  The lanky righty, who looks like Grizzly Adams in Right Field with a cannon arm and a nice mixture of power and speed, or the slugging First Baseman who is just about a lock to smack 45 round trippers and drive in 140 runs but strikeout nearly 200 times?  Time will tell, but my money is on Howard getting the extension and Werth taking a walk, sadly.