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    What do you think of signing a deal with lefty Mike Gonzalez? He is a free agent and he is client of Scott Boras but since he hasn't signed a deal at this point, he might get a discount. Gonzalez might be a good fit with the Mets bullpen as an extra lefty to back up Tim Byrdak. Gonzalez is 33 years old and will turn 34 in May. He pitched for the Orioles and Rangers in 2011.

    He had a torn meniscus in his left knee in late October but had surgery and expects to be ready by spring training.

    Gonzalez in 2011 against lefties: .214/.264/.311/.574
    Byrdak in 2011 against lefties: .222/.271/.333/.604

    He had a 1.35 WHIP with 8.6K/9 and 1.2 HR/9 last season for Baltimore and Texas. I predict he could reduce those HR totals if moved to Citi Field and against various National League teams; his totals were less when he was with the Braves. He has a 2.45 ERA and a 1.091 WHIP as his career numbers at Citi Field. He is 2-1 with a 1.99 ERA with a 1.279 WHIP against the Phillies and 0-3 with a 1.96 ERA and 1.145 WHIP against the Marlins. He also has good numbers against the Giants, Brewers, Astros and Diamondbacks. He has a .256 BABIP and .562 OPS with runners in scoring position. (RISP)

    Gonzalez is from Texas.
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    Gonzalez is a decent pitcher, that would be a good addition to any bullpen, however, it is very hard to get amped up about making roster moves involving veteran players for a team with the Mets trajectory. I think the right idea is to load up the farm system and pray for new ownership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PVNICK View Post
    Gonzalez is a decent pitcher, that would be a good addition to any bullpen, however, it is very hard to get amped up about making roster moves involving veteran players for a team with the Mets trajectory. I think the right idea is to load up the farm system and pray for new ownership.
    Okey-dokey.

    Last edited by Blue387; 02-14-2012 at 09:31 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue387 View Post
    Okey-dokey.
    Sorry I didn't mean to come off as "get of fmy proch you dratted kids" but I guess I did. At least you are taking the time to post baseball related info.

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    I am thinking of going to spring training this year for the first time. What advice would you give me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue387 View Post
    I am thinking of going to spring training this year for the first time. What advice would you give me?
    Head south.
    "And their chances of getting back into this ballgame are growing dimmer by the batter."


    Put it in the books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue387 View Post
    I am thinking of going to spring training this year for the first time. What advice would you give me?
    I went last year and will be going again this year. I enjoyed watching workouts more than the actual games. You can get to the park at 9am and pretty much have run of the facility for free. They have numerous practice fields and work on different things on different fields. Players literally have to walk right past you on a small walkway to get to the field they have to be at. I enjoyed a intersquad game last year in the back of the facility between AA players. They have high school field like benches set up where you can watch the games. A bunch of players (all minor leaguers) also sat on the benches with the fans and watched the games. One young player sat next to my 8 year old son and went over fundamentals and what each fielder/hitter should be thinking about as the game was being played. It was really laid back and it was a great time. My son got over a dozen balls and loads of pictures and autographs. There are decent affordable Marriots/Hiltons nearby. I think spending a few mornings watching the players workout and the way Collins ran the program last year will give you an appreciation for just how hard the players work.

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    Carlos Beltran fixes Jon Niese's nose:
    http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/0...eling-lighter/
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    Big news out of mets camp, Jon Neise got a nose job. Other teams improve their rosters, our team improves their looks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theAmazingMet View Post
    Big news out of mets camp, Jon Neise got a nose job. Other teams improve their rosters, our team improves their looks.
    I'm going to miss that ol' beak of his.

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    Should the Mets wear a shoulder patch for Gary Carter for the 2012 season? The team wore a shoulder patch for the deaths of William Shea and Bob Murphy years ago.

    Scroll down to "Memorial Logos" for some past patches:
    http://www.sportslogos.net/team.php?id=67
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    Jason Isringhausen signed with the Angels.

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    Which team had the worst off-season in the majors? According to Jon Heyman, your New York Mets:

    30. Mets. They lost the heart of the team (though an of-injured one), and Andres Torres wouldn't be my first choice to replace the dynamic Reyes. Actually, Pagan would have been better. But that's nitpicky. Let's face it, no one that cuts an unprecedented $50 million can do well.

    http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/e...14192/34962297

    The Alderson Era....continues....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strawman View Post
    Which team had the worst off-season in the majors? According to Jon Heyman, your New York Mets:

    30. Mets. They lost the heart of the team (though an of-injured one), and Andres Torres wouldn't be my first choice to replace the dynamic Reyes. Actually, Pagan would have been better. But that's nitpicky. Let's face it, no one that cuts an unprecedented $50 million can do well.

    http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/e...14192/34962297

    The Alderson Era....continues....
    You might want to re-read that last part you posted - I'll bold it for you. If it doesn't stick, read it again..and again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CokeMachineGlow View Post
    You might want to re-read that last part you posted - I'll bold it for you. If it doesn't stick, read it again..and again.
    And again...and again. Yet fine. Yet it's still what it is, and the franchise is still where it is, and our best player is still in Miami.
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    I don't hate Alderson like some people here. I like him. However, I fervently hope the Wilpons sell the team.

    I think the Brewers had a worse offseason than the Mets. Not only did they lose Prince Fielder, they almost lost Braun to suspension.

    They're also stuck with K-Rod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strawman View Post
    And again...and again. Yet fine. Yet it's still what it is, and the franchise is still where it is, and our best player is still in Miami.
    True. Fred should have told management he has the cash to sign him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue387 View Post
    I don't hate Alderson like some people here. I like him. However, I fervently hope the Wilpons sell the team.

    I think the Brewers had a worse offseason than the Mets. Not only did they lose Prince Fielder, they almost lost Braun to suspension.

    They're also stuck with K-Rod.
    Didnt K-Rod go to Arizona?
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    Quote Originally Posted by theAmazingMet View Post
    Didnt K-Rod go to Arizona?
    K-Rod will be with the Brewers in 2012.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...odrifr03.shtml
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue387 View Post
    I don't hate Alderson like some people here. I like him. However, I fervently hope the Wilpons sell the team.

    I think the Brewers had a worse offseason than the Mets. Not only did they lose Prince Fielder, they almost lost Braun to suspension.

    They're also stuck with K-Rod.

    The Brewers will contend for a playoff spot. The Mets will contend with Astros for a draft pick.

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