Archive for March, 2009

Killing A Fly With A Sledgehammer

An article by posted on March 23, 2009

After capturing the NL pennant in 2000, the Mets quickly sunk to the depths of mediocrity. 2001 saw the defending league champions struggle to get to 500, finishing 82-80, 3rd place, 6 games back. From 02-04, our Mets fell faster than George W.’s Approval Rating. We averaged just 71 wins and finished a combined 86 […]

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Jeremy Reed Seals The Deal With Big Day

An article by posted on March 22, 2009

Jeremy Reed has just about sewn up a spot on the opening day roster as the fourth outfielder. Today against the Braves, Reed had a banner day going 4-5 with two runs scored and four ribbies. Ironically, he wasn’t even supposed to play today as Carlos Beltran was slated to start but was scratched minutes […]

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Daniel Murphy Will Bat Second In The Lineup

An article by posted on March 22, 2009

In a bit of a surprising move, Jerry Manuel announced to reporters that he plans to have leftfielder Dan Murphy batting second in the lineup. The move means that Luis Castillo would become the eight place hitter. It’s a move that has been debated for months here on this site, and one that will make […]

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Mets Notes – Parnell, Evans, Ollie, Thole, Glavine

An article by posted on March 21, 2009

Depending on which newspaper you read this morning, Oliver Perez’s performance ranged from as bad as “discouraging” to as good as “a surprising success”. Oliver Perez is so unpredictable and erratic in terms of his performance, that even those who write about him can’t seem to agree how good or how bad he is on any given day. As for […]

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Will Nick Evans Spell Doom For Marlon Anderson

An article by posted on March 21, 2009

All the talk lately has been focused on the hot hitting Nick Evans, but if Evans were to make the team, who would be the odd man out? Adam Rubin of the Daily News believes it could be Marlon Anderson despite his guaranteed contract for 2009. Now, Evans has performed so well, he could push […]

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Pelfrey’s New Pitch

An article by posted on March 20, 2009

Pelfrey was spectacular yesterday, furthermore showing why the Mets have strength in their rotation, but he also showed something a little more yesterday, his new pitch. From hanging around Livan Hernandez, Pelfrey has developed a new sinker for left handed batters, who usually do damage against Pelfrey. The New York Times actually calls it a […]

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Jon Niese Optioned, Will Not Be On Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on March 20, 2009

In an expected move, the Mets optioned pitcher Jon Niese to Triple-A Buffalo on today. Niese, 22, was one of several roster moves that trimmed the spring roster. Niese was one of the contenders for the fifth spot in the Mets’ rotation, but he was a longshot at best to get the job. Mets general manager […]

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Evans Almighty Is White Hot!

An article by posted on March 20, 2009

Somebody forgot to give Nick Evans the memo. The young first baseman started the spring with a one way ticket to AAA Buffalo, but all bets are off now. Apparently, either nobody told Evans, or he decided on his own to make it utterly impossible for the Mets to send him to the minors. You […]

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Mets Notes – Ollie, Garcia, Livan, Reyes

An article by posted on March 19, 2009

A┬ádaily feature that will keep you fully briefed on the current state of the Mets. One post with all you need to know until tomorrow. Domestic Issues Adam Rubin of the Daily News tells us that Livan Hernandez is closing in on the fifth starters job, and that he would only cost the Mets $1MM […]

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David Wright Suffers Cracked Toe Nail, X-Rays Negative

An article by posted on March 19, 2009

According to mets.com, David Wright suffered a cracked toe nail after fouling a ball off of his left foot in yesterdays loss to Venezuela. A cracked big toe didn’t wipe the smile off David Wright’s face or diminish his enthusiasm for the World Baseball Classic. The Mets All-Star third baseman fouled a ball off his […]

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