Archive for July, 2011

Izzy’s Presence Must Remain For Now

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Izzy’s Presence Must Remain For Now

Many of the Mets’ young relievers will agree that Jason Isringhausen’s presence in the bullpen this season has had a positive effect on all of them. Future closers Bobby Parnell and Pedro Beato have continued to develop and mature at the major league level this season. Dillon Gee has been a revelation. D.J. Carrasco, Tim Byrdak […]

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Judge Declares Mistrial In Roger Clemens Perjury Case

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The judge in the Roger Clemens federal perjury trial abruptly declared a mistrial on the second day of testimony after the government inadvertently allowed the jury to hear statements from a U.S. congressman discussing the credibility of one of the key witnesses against the former All-Star baseball pitcher. Here’s the press release from the AP: […]

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Bobby Parnell Is No Slam Dunk As Mets Closer

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Bobby Parnell Is No Slam Dunk As Mets Closer

With the Mets idle on this first day of the second half of the season, I decided to do some number crunching and digging around on Baseball Reference, my number one resource for dope on the Mets. I came across some interesting stats on Bobby Parnell. With the young fire-baller ready to assume his biggest […]

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Mets Farm Report: July 13th, 2011 – Gorski Still Undefeated, Vaughn Goes Yard for St. Lucie

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Buffalo Bisons (OFF) Chris Scwhinden pitched a perfect inning of relief in the All-Star Game on just seven pitches. (Boxscore) Binghamton Mets (OFF) Jordany Valdespin was 0-for-2 with a strikeout and Josh Satin was 0-for-1 with a walk in the All-Star Game. (Boxscore) St. Lucie Mets 6 – Lakeland Tigers 5 He wasn’t even awful […]

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A Closer Look At In-House Closing Options For The Mets

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Trading Krod definitely hurts the Mets Chances of making a run this season.  But, as we all know it was a trade that had to happen. There are not many options in the immediate future to replace the now former all-star Mets closer.  Terry Collins has not named his replacement as of yet, but you […]

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MMO Poetry Corner: K-Rod And Beltran

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If you’ve got money problems, I feel bad for you son. I’ve got 99 problems but K-Rod’s option ain’t one.   I guess old Freddie didn’t wanna pay young Frankie 17.5 million was just too much, you see. Could you blame him, though? It was unseen For a closer ever to see, just that much […]

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MetsBlog’s Michael Baron On K-Rod Trade, Closer Options, Upcoming Homestand and More…

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MetsBlog’s Michael Baron On K-Rod Trade, Closer Options, Upcoming Homestand and More…

Earlier today I had the pleasure of being joined by MetsBlog.com blogger, Michael Baron on my radio show “Mets Talk Live! Wright or Wrong?!? and he has a lot to say on the K-Rod trade as well as the Mets going forward in 2011 and beyond. Here is what Michael had to say on Sandy […]

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Ryota Igarashi Called Up

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Ryota Igarashi Called Up

After the Francisco Rodriguez deal left the door open for someone to be called up to replace his roster spot, the Mets wasted no time. Ryota Igarashi has been confirmed to have been called up by David Waldstein. Ryota has basically become a three-pitch respectable reliever – throwing a fastball, curveball, and the occasional change-up. […]

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Sandy Alderson: We’re Not Waving A White Flag, We’ll Still Win Games

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“From my standpoint this certainly does not signify a change in direction from our continuing attempt to win games this season. One could view this as a slight impediment. But, at the same time, it really should not signal any significant change in direction.”  -  Sandy Alderson The Francisco Rodriguez trade was “an independent transaction” – and not […]

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Does The K-Rod Trade Make The Mets Buyers?

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Now with the Mets having cleared one of their biggest offseason worries in the Francisco Rodriguez vesting option, does that make the Mets buyers during the trade deadline? — Although a game has yet to be played after the All-Star break, this Mets team already takes on a new appearance. The bullpen corps is comprised […]

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Terry Collins Deserves Credit For Making Mets Relevant Again

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Terry Collins Deserves Credit For Making Mets Relevant Again

Before we begin the second half of the 2011 season, a second half that will start with the loss of the team’s closer, I wanted to take some time to acknowledge the wonderful job that Terry Collins has done since he took over as the Mets new manager. First I want to share some glowing […]

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