According to Mark L. Armour and Daniel R. Levitt, authors of the new book Pursuit of Pennants: Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball, Sandy Alderson is the 12th-best General Manager in baseball history. “He was the first modern GM to actively introduce analytics, though rudimentary by current standards, into a team’s decision making, and he […]
Archive for July, 2008
Happy Saturday Mets fans and welcome to this very special edition of Hot or Not. Usually, I would be calling somebody out for not doing their job while praising the other aspects of our team that give us hope. However, since we are on a 7-game winning streak, I cannot bring myself to make up […]
I’ve seen some amazing and memorable catches over the years, but this one definitely ranks up there with the best of them. Some of you may have already seen this, but for those of you who haven’t, sit back and enjoy.I wonder if we can sign her to replace Moises Alou?
Pedro Martinez did not come out to pitch the fifth inning after being pinch-hit for in the bottom of the fourth inning. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX sports, when he made contact with Pedro Martinez in the dugout, he pointed to his groin and said it was precautionary. UPDATE: After initially thinking it was […]
Last night, Damion Easley belted a game winning homerun in the eight inning to break a 1-1 deadlock and put the Mets up 2-1. Immediately after the game, Kevin Burkhardt caught up with hiim and asked him what the feeling in the clubhouse is like lately. Easley had a great answer.
As the week has unfolded as crisp and smooth as a cloth napkin in a fine restaurant, our beloved Amazins stand only one game in the loss column behind the Phillies. After disposing of the Giants and the abominable lineup they send out each night, Colorado comes into Flushing for a pre all star break […]
For the first time in 2 years, the Mets are on a 6 game winning streak. They are a game and a half out of first. David Wright, after being shafted by the players, is going to the All Star game. And most importantly, Jerry Manuel is a gangsta. Okay, so it’s a 6 game […]
Just about a half hour ago, Clint Hurdle made the announcement saying that David Wright is in fact an All-Star. With Alfonso Soriano out with a broken bone in his left hand, David Wright will be replacing his final spot on the roster. Wright came second in the MLB Final Vote contest behind Corey Hart. […]
There’s a new sheriff in town… and his name is Jerry Manuel. Maybe this current winning streak has more to do with Jerry Manuel than you think. After sweeping the San Francisco Giants, the Mets are now 14-9 since Jerry Manuel took over for Willie Randolph. Apparently when Willie was in charge, he ran the clubhouse more like […]
Are you guys ready for a second helping of Luis Castillo this season? Or are you like me and hoping he takes his sweet ass time returning from the disabled list? There may be some clues that Jerry Manuel feels the same way we do on the matter. You just can’t take Damion Easley out […]
You know him, you love him, you can’t get enough of him! In case you haven’t heard, the shining star of New York Mets baseball Mr. David Wright is on the Final Ballot for the 79th All-Star Game in New York City. It’s up to you to get him there. Voting ends Today at 5 p.m. ET so make […]