1. Report: New York Mets Outfielder Gary Sheffield released?

    According to Steve Popper of the Bergen Record, citing an unnamed Mets player, Gary Sheffield has been released from the team...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about 5 years ago 330 reads 1 comments

  2. New York Mets News and Notes: Livan Out, Wagner In

    As many of you have already heard, the Mets have outright released Livan Hernandez and have activated reliever Billy Wagner off the DL...

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  3. Note to the New York Mets: Don't Neglect the Bullpen

    With all of the talk about the New York Mets' plans in 2010 and beyond, few, if any, have mentioned the bullpen. As one of the lone bright spots for the team this season, the Mets' bullpen is going to need some attention next year...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about 5 years ago 134 reads 1 comments

  4. Brief Update on New York Mets Star David Wright's Condition

    During the latter portion of Fox’s telecast of today’s Mets game, video showed David Wright, dressed in a gray shirt and shorts boarding an ambulance...

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  5. What Should the Mets Do With Oliver Perez?

    Oliver Perez is quickly becoming the new Luis Castillo. Last year, Mets fans and journalists routinely ridiculed Mets GM Omar Minaya for giving Castillo a lucrative four-year deal worth $25 million...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about 5 years ago 222 reads 2 comments

  6. The Time To Trade Billy Wagner Is Now

    Every day that goes by that the Mets hang onto Billy Wagner, they decrease the trade value of the Hall of Fame closer. As it stands now, the Mets will not make the playoffs, and are a club looking forward to next season...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about 5 years ago 186 reads 5 comments

  7. What If the Mets Headed To Sacred Heart?

    As some of you may have noticed today, Zach Braff appeared on SNY’s telecast of the Mets/Cardinals game yesterday...

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  8. Mets Injury Update: Beltran Inching Closer Towards Return?

    According to Steve Popper of the Bergen Record, Carlos Beltran took batting practice today on the field for about 20 minutes. Popper said that Beltran appeared to be "fine...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about 5 years ago 184 reads 1 comments

  9. Looking Back On Mets GM Omar Minaya's Last Deadline Deal

    The 2009 trade deadline has come and gone and once again Omar Minaya has stood pat and held onto all of his players. It’s been three years since the last time the Mets made a big trade at the deadline...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about 5 years ago 131 reads 1 comments

  10. Could Josh Fields Be The Answer To Mets Power Struggles?

    Last night, following his demotion to Triple A, Chicago White Sox third baseman Josh Fields revealed he has requested White Sox general manager Kenny Williams attempt to trade him before Friday’s trade deadline...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about 5 years ago 353 reads 5 comments

  11. Breaking News: New York Mets Fire VP of Player Development Tony Bernazard

    According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Mets have fired the Vice President of Development, Tony Bernazard...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about 5 years ago 149 reads 1 comments

  12. 2009 Doesn't Have To Be A Lost Season For The New York Mets

    Most Mets fans, as well as sportswriters, have written the Mets off for the 2009 campaign. And for good reason, the team is currently 10.0 games out of first place in the NL East...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about over 5 years ago 116 reads 3 comments

  13. New York Mets Pitcher Tim Redding on His Way Out...or Not?

    When looking back on the disaster that was the 2009 Mets season, Mets fans can look back on the signing of Tim Redding as one of the precursors to the team’s downfall...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about over 5 years ago 315 reads 1 comments

  14. Ryan Church for Jeff Francoeur: Analyzing the Swap

    Prior to tonight’s game against the Cincinnati Reds, Mets GM Omar Minaya made an unexpected move when he announced that he traded away RF Ryan Church to the Atlanta Braves for RF Jeff Francoeur...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about over 5 years ago 306 reads 0 comments

  15. Breaking News: B.J. Ryan Cut Loose by Blue Jays; Should Mets Take a Flier?

    In a somewhat surprising move today, the Toronto Blue Jays have cut ties with former All-Star relief pitcher B.J. Ryan. The Blue Jays signed Ryan to a mammoth five-year deal, which was the largest ever for a reliever at the time, following the 2005 season

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about over 5 years ago 299 reads 3 comments

  16. The Blame Game: New York Mets Edition

    The New York Mets find themselves in a rather messy predicament at the halfway mark of the 2009 season. As of now, one of baseball’s highest paid teams sits three games below ...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about over 5 years ago 132 reads 0 comments

  17. Is Ryan Church the New York Mets' Unsung Hero?

    It’s funny how things have changed. A little over two months ago Mets skipper Jerry Manuel had all but officially denounced Ryan Church as an everyday player. There were rumblings that Church would eventually be traded...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about over 5 years ago 163 reads 2 comments

  18. Mets Look To Venezuela For Next Big Thing

    In July of 2005, the Mets signed outfielder Fernando Martinez out of the Dominican Republic for roughly $1.4 million...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about over 5 years ago 212 reads 3 comments

  19. Exploring The Mets' Lack Of Trade Options

    With Carlos Beltran headed for an MRI tomorrow and still no sign of Jose Reyes, Carlos Delgado, and Oliver Perez, I think now is an appropriate time to discuss trading for someone who could provide some steady offense, especially if Beltran hits the DL...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about over 5 years ago 271 reads 2 comments

  20. NY Mets News and Notes, June 6, 2009

    I came across an interesting piece over at Fangraphs.com, which breaks down the three-team trade, which brought J.J. Putz to the Mets...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about over 5 years ago 52 reads 0 comments

  21. Even More Devastating News For The Mets

    As if the news that J.J. Putz may need elbow surgery wasn’t bad enough. Now we learn from SNY Reporter Kevin Burkhardt via Twitter that Jose Reyes has a tear in his hamstring...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about over 5 years ago 62 reads 3 comments

  22. Yet Another Mets Player Bitten By The Injury Bug

    As if the Mets weren’t plagued by enough injuries already, the team has yet another one to deal with. Following today’s game against the Pirates, Jerry Manuel announced that J...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about over 5 years ago 159 reads 2 comments

  23. SNY Employee May Have Exposed Mets to Swine Flu

    According to both Newsday’s David Lennon and the New York Post’s Twitter updates, the Mets have announced that an SNY employee, who may have had contact with Mets players, has been exposed to the highly publicized swine flu...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about over 5 years ago 737 reads 0 comments

  24. My Second Impression Of Citi Field

    Yesterday, I attended my second game ever at Citi Field with one of my good buddies, Jason. Being that he has been a season ticket holder, he was kind enough to give me a more in depth ...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about over 5 years ago 91 reads 1 comments

  25. What Will the New York Mets Do without Jose Reyes?

    Every day that Jose Reyes continues to nurse that troublesome right calf increases the probability that he will hit the DL at some point in the not-so-distant future...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about over 5 years ago 234 reads 0 comments