Metsmerized Today – Boston Cream Pie Edition

An article by posted on May 22, 2009

Jose Reyes avoided the DL yesterday after being diagnosed with tendinitis behind the right knee, but according to David Lennon of Newsday, the Mets could still opt to place him on the DL if he shows no improvement this weekend. If he does get DL’ed maybe we’ll see F-Mart?

Dave Rosado of Hot Foot echoes my sentiments and writes a great argument on why we should leave Jose Reyes alone.

I never once had a problem with his dancing, because if it bothers the opposition so much, I say “good.” It’s his annoying of the pitcher on the mound while he’s on the bases that causes balks, and if he gets into opponents’ heads, then I’m all for it. I don’t even want to hear anything about “not hustling” either, because his hustling to first in LA is what got him back out of the lineup to begin with.

However, the scariest headline of the day goes to Joe Janish of Mets Today, who wrote a blog entitled, “Could Jose Reyes Be Out For The Season?” He really scared the living daylights out of me, but when I read the piece he actually made me feel a whole lot better as he seeked out a professional opinion on Reyes’ calf strain.

Gary Sheffield has missed a few games with what is now being described as food poisoning. Hopefully, he should be back in the lineup tonight when the Mets face off against the Red Sox.

Caryn at Mets Grrl is urging Mets fans to call for an end to “Sweet Caroline” at Citi Field, and even penned a letter to the Mets that starts off like this:

To whom it may concern:

Please stop playing “Sweet Caroline” during the 8th inning “sing-along”.

You may not realize this, or think we will come around, but you need to understand that most fans do not like the song – especially fans who are at the ballpark on a regular basis. In the Mezzanine at Shea, and even more so in the Promenade at Citi Field, the song is booed loudly for its entire duration. As you are no doubt well aware, the beat writers themselves have commented on the booing and wonder when the organization was going to take notice and do something.

Rich Coutinho of 1050 ESPN hits the nail on the head regarding why the Mets will end their four game slide tonight.

Make no mistake about it–the Mets are reeling but the reason you spend boatloads of money on an ace pitcher are moments like these. The moments when a team is starting to fall down the chute and one player-an ace pitcher–pulls them through the fire. Santana has done it so many times and although many point to that game in the last weekend of the season when he pitched a complete game shutout on 3 days rest, the truth is he has excelled virtually every time he has gone out there in a Met uniform.

Joel Sherman of the NY Post says it’s May and the Mets are going to Boston, but it feels like the Mets are still in Spring Training mode. He’s right, I get that same sense…

It is late May. It is Fenway Park. And yet – for the Mets – it has the feel of early March in Port St. Lucie. There is a team-wide audition ongoing for positions, for jobs, for lineup slots. The Mets feel incredibly unsettled.

While the Mets head into inter-league plays having been swept by the best team in the National League, the Dodgers, the Red Sox go into tonights game after having swept the best team in the American League, the AL East leading Blue Jays. As a former president once said, that sounds pretty ironical to me.

Mets beat writer, Bart Hubbuch thinks that Daniel Murphy needs to stop obsessing so much and chill out.

Murphy’s obsessive nature is part of what helped catapult him through the organization, from a mid-level minor-leaguer a year ago to the Mets’ starting left fielder entering this season. But that trait has also proven to be an obstacle this year, as Murphy’s meteoric rise has come to a dramatic halt.

Come on Murph, we got a lot riding on you. Make sure you check back later today when I reveal some interesting facts on our new first baseman.

Lets Play Odd Ball… Keith Olbermann has been blogging for MLB Blogs since spring training. In his most recent post, he recalls Wilbur Huckle whose claim to fame was rooming with Tom Seaver while in the Mets minor leagues. It’s a nice story. 

Huckle’s name, would, however, ring briefly in Mets’ history. He was with the team for most of Spring Training in ’64, and enough fans were enchanted by his handle that in that year of a presidential election, the Mets produced at least two “campaign buttons” for a fictional Huckle Presidential Campaign.

In some non-Mets news, Jorge Says No explains why Jake Peavy Says No…

No surprise there: it’s been well documented that Peavy wants to remain in the National League and is comfortable in San Diego and is hesitant to move.

That’s all for today and remember…

Keep bleeding orange and blue!

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I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction and interact with other passionate Met fans like you. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.

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