Thursday, December 23, 2010

Fireside Chats with R.A. Dickey

I could listen to R.A. talk baseball all day. He's so relaxed. Reminds me of another voice we know...

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He clearly knows his stuff and has taken his success from this past season in stride.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Makin' Moves

It's been a month since my last post, and what's new with the Mets? Well...not much.

That's a lie. They did get the great D.J. Carrasco and Ronny Paulino.

While it seems as though every other team has been makin' moves this off-season, the Mets appear to be sitting back and waiting for the perfect opportunity to make their move.

Unfortunately for them, like the sales in a store, once the hot ticket items are gone, they're gone, and all you're going to be left with is whatever junk is left in the clearance section.

First thing's first, they need pitching. Johan Santana will be out for who knows how long, and with a rotation consisting of Mike Pelfrey, R.A. Dickey, Jon Niese, and Dillon Gee, let's face it, this team could use another arm. A collection of Cy Young winners they are not.

The big name floating around now is Brandon Webb. He won the Cy Young in 2006, but has not pitched consistently since 2008. He pitched a total of 4 innings in the 2009-2010 season due to a shoulder injury.

Umm...Sandy, if you're reading, let's steer clear of that one. Thanks.

The one name I am glad the Mets passed on is Zack Greinke. This kid had, and probably still has to some degree, severe anxiety issues. The last place he needs to be playing is New York.

That being said, now that Kansas City has traded him to the Brewers, I hope he gets lit up by the Mets each time they meet.