1. The New York Mets Believe... Otherwise They'd Go with Youth

    Last week Josh Thole was reassigned to the Mets' minor league camp, and today Ike Davis joined him there. I expect that in the next week we will also see Fernando Martinez reassigned, ...

    Onan Coca Written by Onan Coca about almost 5 years ago 534 reads 28 comments

  2. Too optimistic about the New York Mets?

    I had a great opportunity to get some free publicity for my blog (South of Shea) and my writing in general on Friday afternoon. The guys over at one of my favorite baseball websites (hotstove...

    Onan Coca Written by Onan Coca about almost 5 years ago 41 reads 0 comments

  3. My Favorite New York Mets: 1986

    This is the second in a short series of articles on my 25 favorite Mets players as a one-team roster. You can find the first part of the series here ...

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  4. New York Mets: All-Time List

    Over the next couple of weeks or so, I plan to write up a full report on my all-time favorite Mets team. Pulling from players across generations, I plan to build a 25-man squad that, well, makes me happy...

    Onan Coca Written by Onan Coca about almost 5 years ago 287 reads 5 comments

  5. 2010 MLB Predictions: Your New York Mets!

    Let's get excited for a New Year and some New Hope! So let's trim our Keith's mustache, get out Gary's wig, and say "Aloha" for Ron as we get set for another great year of Mets baseball! This ...

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  6. NL East Capsule: The Mets

    Today we are completing our quick tour of the NL East with our favorite team: the New York Metropolitans! 2009 was a tough year for the Mets as they were beset by a plague of injuries and ended ...

    Onan Coca Written by Onan Coca about almost 5 years ago 378 reads 4 comments

  7. NL East Capsule: Washington Nationals Predictions

    If there is a team that could be considered the polar opposite of the juggernaut-like Philadelphia Phillies that team would be the Washington Nationals ...

    Onan Coca Written by Onan Coca about almost 5 years ago 403 reads 2 comments

  8. NL East Capsule: My Philadelphia Phillies Predictions

    Continuing our series on the NL East and the team outlooks brings us today to the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies are the reigning (two-time) NL champions and the just dethroned World Champions from 2008...

    Onan Coca Written by Onan Coca about almost 5 years ago 390 reads 1 comments

  9. The New York Mets won't contend says Rob Neyer

    During Rob Neyer's chat on ESPN today, I got a question in about his thoughts on the Mets and about when the next time Rob would be in Atlanta...

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  10. NL East: Florida Marlins Preview and Prediction

    Yesterday, I profiled the 2010 Atlanta Braves. Today, I analyze the the 2010 Florida Marlins. Projected Starting Lineup and Bench LF: Chris CoghlanC: John BakerSS: Hanley Ramirez2B: Dan Uggla3B: ...

    Onan Coca Written by Onan Coca about almost 5 years ago 401 reads 6 comments

  11. NL East Capsule: My Predictions, Atlanta Braves

    Over the next five days I will run through the NL East teams and offer my predictions on how the year will play out. We'll go in alphabetical order and see if we can wade through this year's possibilities...

    Onan Coca Written by Onan Coca about almost 5 years ago 354 reads 5 comments

  12. 2010 MLB Predictions: Why the New York Mets Need Jermaine Dye, Johnny Damon

    If I might be so bold as to make a few suggestions to Mr. Minaya—sign Jermaine Dye , Johnny Damon, Will Ohman, Joe Beimel, and Todd Wellemeyer. I know—the cash is short and these guys will want to be paid...

    Onan Coca Written by Onan Coca about almost 5 years ago 775 reads 4 comments

  13. Three Reasons Mets Fans Gotta Believe!

    The 2009 MLB offseason has been about as positive for New York Met fans as the previous four seasons. Let's recap (Mets fans.....

    Onan Coca Written by Onan Coca about almost 5 years ago 520 reads 5 comments

  14. Is New York Mets' Fred Wilpon the Worst Owner in Baseball?

    On Monday in Forbes online there was an article which openly wondered if Mets' owner Fred Wilpon was the worst owner in baseball...

    Onan Coca Written by Onan Coca about almost 5 years ago 1,283 reads 14 comments

  15. Jerry Manuel Inspires Confidence for The New York Mets

    Okay, I have to admit something to you, the reader—the title of my article is a complete lie. I was skimming Mets news yesterday, trying to glean any interesting little nuggets that might ...

    Onan Coca Written by Onan Coca about almost 5 years ago 259 reads 4 comments

  16. Time for Derek Jeter To Move to Left Field?

    The idea of moving Jeter to the outfield is a sore subject for many Yankees fans. For those outside of Yankee fandom, the idea was in vogue going into the 2009 season—but in 2009 Captain Jeter proved most of us (his defensive naysayers) wrong...

    Onan Coca Written by Onan Coca about almost 5 years ago 791 reads 24 comments

  17. Do The Mets Need To "Re-Tool"?

    In Kansas City it is often referred to as "the process," a term Dayton Moore seems to have pilfered from the scrap heap of baseball in the 2000s or as others call it...Moneyball...

    Onan Coca Written by Onan Coca about almost 5 years ago 591 reads 9 comments

  18. My New York Mets All-Time Starting Lineup

    Baseball is my passion, or as Nick Turturro says... "I breathe baseball!" For the last 25 years the focus of that passion has been the New York Mets. So this list is MY ALL-TIME lineup. These are the players that have been the objects of my man-crushes

    Onan Coca Written by Onan Coca about 5 years ago 975 reads 4 comments

  19. Rafael Soriano Costs Atlanta Braves, Jose Valverde Saves Houston Astros

    As expected, Rafael Soriano accepted arbitration from the Atlanta Braves today, which, while not destroying the Braves offseason, puts a serious crimp in their plans...

    Onan Coca Written by Onan Coca about 5 years ago 908 reads 13 comments

  20. Houston Astros All-Time Roster

    This is my definitive list for the All-Time greatest Astros at each position. Spanning the length of the Astros time as a Major League organization, and wading through some of baseball's All-Time ...

    Onan Coca Written by Onan Coca about 5 years ago 3,783 reads 0 comments

  21. Jose Valverde May Accept Arbitration with the Houston Astros (Ruh-Roh!)

    News today from Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal states that Jose Valverde is leaning towards accepting arbitration from the Astros. This news follows on the heels of reports that Rafael Soriano is also likely to accept arbitration from the Atlanta Braves...

    Onan Coca Written by Onan Coca about 5 years ago 372 reads 0 comments

  22. Will the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals Find Common (Trade) Ground?

    The Kansas City Royals are the current grist being ground in the rumor mill that is Major League Baseball's hot stove season...

    Onan Coca Written by Onan Coca about 5 years ago 735 reads 8 comments

  23. Is Angel Pagan Drawing Trade Interest for the Mets?

    Fox Sports is reporting that Angel Pagan is drawing interest from "several" teams. One of the reported teams is the Kansas City Royals, who would like to trade Jose Guillen...

    Onan Coca Written by Onan Coca about 5 years ago 256 reads 2 comments

  24. Brett Myers On The Astros Mind?

    Jerry Crasnick reports for ESPN that the Houston Astros are reportedly kicking the tires on Brett Myers, which makes some sense...

    Onan Coca Written by Onan Coca about 5 years ago 387 reads 5 comments

  25. Houston Astros: A Modest Proposal

    Recently, I took Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle up on his offer to "fix the Astros", and what came out of my research and conclusion was that the Astros could feasibly win in 2010 ...

    Onan Coca Written by Onan Coca about 5 years ago 546 reads 7 comments