Archive for August, 2009

Citi Field: Renovation Already?

An article by posted on August 21, 2009 0 Comments

Well now that it is in almost everyone’s minds that this season is over, I would like to present a question.  Would a smaller Citi Field be a better Citi Field?  Would it benefit or hurt the Mets to make the field smaller for next season by bringing in the outfield fence or even making […]

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Wagner’s Return Not Enough As Mets Fall Short 3-2

An article by posted on August 20, 2009 0 Comments

Billy Wagner returned to the Mets to make his first appearance in the major leagues in over a year, entering to a thunderous ovation from the Flushing Faithful.  However, the Citi Field premiere of Enter Sandman did not help send the Braves to Never Never Land.  Brian McCann pulled a long home run into the […]

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Report: Sheffield Released?

An article by posted on August 20, 2009 0 Comments

According to Steve Popper of the Bergen Record, citing an unnamed Mets player, Gary Sheffield has been released from the team. This would certainly be a blow to the team for the remainder of the season, as Sheffield was one of very few legitimate Major League bats in the Mets lineup. Originally signed to be a back […]

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Livan On a Jet Plane

An article by posted on August 20, 2009 0 Comments

Get it? Okay, anyway. According to Espn.com, the Mets have announced that Billy Wagner has been activated from the disabled list. To make room for Wagner, the Mets have released pitcher Livan Hernandez. Hernandez was 7-8 with a 5.47 ERA. Hernandez started the year off strong, but since July 3rd at Philadelphia, he really hasn’t shown the […]

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8/20 Minor League Report! FAMILIA, MCHUGH, ZAPATA, VAN GURP!

An article by posted on August 20, 2009 0 Comments

INT AAA: Buffalo 0/5/1, Syracuse 3/8/1, Game 1 2b, ss Argenis Reyes 1 for 3, 2b, .287 cf Jesus Feliciano 1 for 3, .299 1b Nick Evans 1 for 3, .205 3b Mike Lamb 0 for 3, K, .258 rf Chip Ambres 0 for 2, BB, K, .254 ss Javier Castillo 0 for 2, K, […]

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Note To The Mets: Don’t Neglect The Bullpen

An article by posted on August 20, 2009 0 Comments

With all the talk of the Mets plans for 2010 and beyond, few if any have mentioned the bullpen. As one of the lone bright spots for the team this season, the bullpen is going to need some attention next season. Currently, the Mets have two ex-All-Star setup men on their roster in Billy Wagner […]

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Who’s The Real Top Prospect; Flores, Martinez Or… Thole

An article by posted on August 20, 2009 0 Comments

This season shortstop Wilmer Flores seems to have overtaken outfielder Fernando Martinez as the Mets top prospect. That said, there are many scouts out there who don’t think either of them are all they are cracked up to be. Yesterday, Tim Bontemps of the NY Post reported on what one scout had to say regarding the Mets […]

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Mets Lose an Ugly One to the Braves 15-2

An article by posted on August 19, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets (56-64) lost to the Braves (63-57) by a score of 15-2. Bobby Parnell made his 3rd start of the year, and was he bad. In the second inning the Braves sent 11 men to the plate. HOWEVER, in defense of Bobby he could have gotten out of the inning when it was only […]

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Billy Wagner Placed On Waivers

An article by posted on August 19, 2009 0 Comments

Jayson Stark of ESPN is reporting the following, According to a major league source, the Mets placed Wagner on trade waivers Wednesday. That means those waivers would expire at 1 p.m. EDT Friday, hours before Wagner is scheduled to be activated and make his long-awaited return from Tommy John Surgery. It’s unlikely Wagner would be […]

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Around The NL East – Strasburg, Church, Hanley, Nolasco

An article by posted on August 19, 2009 0 Comments

Washington Nationals Great job by the Nats on doing what it takes to get Stephen Strasburg to sign his name on the dotted line. It’s good news all the way around. To honor the occasion, the Nats are offering 2,000 tickets for just one buck a piece to catch a glimpse of baseball’s newest phenom on Friday. Before […]

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Who Are These Doctors Anyway?

An article by posted on August 19, 2009 0 Comments

You know, I can accept the fact that the injury bug has bitten our Mets hard this season, and that freak accidents have hurt, as has being beaned in the head by opposing pitchers.  We’ve learned to accept that we have average to below-average replacements and that the season was basically over before the all-star […]

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