Archive for August, 2010

M’s Fire Manager Don Wakamatsu

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The Seattle Mariners have fired manager Don Wakamatsu. Wakamatsu is the fifth manager in the majors to be fired this season. Baltimore’s Dave Trembley, Kansas City’s Trey Hillman, Arizona’s A.J. Hinch and Florida’s Fredi Gonzalez also were dismissed. Seattle entered the day 42-70, the second-worst record in the American League. Daren Brown, the manager of Triple-A […]

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For Love Of The Game

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Yesterday I spent the day at a friend’s house during the Mets/Phillies game. This friend just recently had a son, the first child in our group of friends. You know as I was hanging out outside, I’d check in on the game in the living room, we both watched the final outs and once the […]

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Fear of Racism in Queens?

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Let’s speak bluntly, shall we? Everybody who has followed the columns and discussions on MMO this season knows I have wanted JMAN to be an ex-Mets manager since spring. We have been a total disaster since the All-Star break, and in an at least must-tie road trip, we went 2-4. Okay, we haven’t won a […]

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There’s A Sucker Born Every Minute

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“There’s a sucker born every minute”. The great showman P. T. Barnum is credited with first saying those words, and his quote has been well preserved throughout the years. It’s intended to mean that there are, and always will be, a lot of gullible people in the world. I’m convinced, that the Wilpons live by that credo. This […]

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The Mets 2010 Season – The Second Coming of 1983?

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“You judge a player not when he’s going good, but when he’s going bad.” – Keith Hernandez Hernandez said that Friday night, as the Mets were taking on the Phillies in Philadelphia. Truer words couldn’t have been spoken and I believe you can correlate that advice and replace a singular player, with a team. A […]

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Morning Grind: WaiverMania, Trade ‘Em All, Wild Card Wishes

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Good morning, Met fans. In Mets nation, there’s always something to talk about. Is this season truly over or is there a glimmer of hope? The bottom line is how does this team get better and can it get better under the present circumstances. August is WaiverMania Jesus Feliciano, Mike Hessman, Luis Castillo, and Oliver Perez […]

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Mets Come Up Short Against Phils, Lose 6-5

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Despite a late inning rally, the Mets fall to the Phils 6-5 and lose the series. Dickey had his worst start this season only going three innings and giving up six runs. The Mets bullpen had a great day not giving up any runs after Dickey was pulled. Pagan, Thole, and Reyes all had a […]

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More Mets Flubs: Why F-Mart And Not Lucas Duda?

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I’m still a little bit confused by the snap decision by the Mets to promote Fernando Martinez on Saturday. It seemed as though it wasn’t very well thought out. Normally, I love to see a home-grown player promoted from the minor leagues, but the more I look at this particular case, the more it wreaks […]

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Mets Make The Right Call, Will Platoon F-Mart With Francoeur

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The Mets can make good decisions when they try. According to Micahel Baron of MetsBlog, this afternoon at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Jerry Manuel told reporters Fernando Martinez and Jeff Francoeur will platoon with each other in right field. In addition, Manuel said Ruben Tejada will become the everyday second baseman, with Luis Castillo heading […]

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Game Preview: Mets @ Phillies

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The Mets try to make it two in a row and try to take a road series today as they take on the Phillies this afternoon. Today’s contest features the pitchers with the best ERA’s on their staff. For the Mets it will be R.A. Dickey who is 7-4 on the season with a 2.36 […]

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