Archive for September, 2011

Collins Growing Frustrated With Beato

An article by posted on September 22, 2011 0 Comments

Pedro Beato continued his poor second half last night, when he served up a game-winning three-run homer to David Freese in the Mets 6-5 loss to the Cardinals. The loss ensures a third straight losing season for the Mets. Beato had not pitched in six days and has appeared fatigued for most of the second half of the […]

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Pelfrey Has Become Too Aggravating To Watch

An article by posted on September 21, 2011 0 Comments

Watching the Mets last night wasn’t frustrating as much as it was annoying and aggravating. How does a team receive nine walks and still lose? Oh yeah, when its starter – its supposed No. 1 pitcher – gives up five runs on ten hits in six innings and the bullpen gives up six runs. With […]

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Building A Contender: How Far Away Are We?

An article by posted on September 21, 2011 0 Comments
Building A Contender: How Far Away Are We?

I recently made a joke in the comments to a piece that Brandon Butler did about what our priorities should be in the offseason after settling the Reyes Issue which will be front and center. I thought I should expand on what I said and show the facts to justify my opinion. Basically I said the offseason focus should […]

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SaberMETrics Already Taking Shape In 2011

An article by posted on September 21, 2011 0 Comments
SaberMETrics Already Taking Shape In 2011

When Sandy Alderson took the job as General Manager of the New York Mets, we knew this ballclub would likely take a few more pitches and maybe have the feel of the Moneyball Oakland A’s to an extent; but if you check the stats, you will see that the effect of Alderson in Flushing has already […]

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Rapid Rant: Wow, I Must Have Missed This…

An article by posted on September 21, 2011 0 Comments
Rapid Rant: Wow, I Must Have Missed This…

Michael Baron of MetsBlog just posted the following: During last night’s broadcast, Sandy Alderson said he expects to go into Spring Training with a similar rotation to what is in place now, citing the need for growth among pitchers such as Mike Pelfrey and Jon Niese. However, he also spoke about the importance of knowing who the closer […]

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Closing The Deal In 2012

An article by posted on September 20, 2011 0 Comments
Closing The Deal In 2012

Adam Rubin and Jayson Stark of ESPN both posted a great snapshot into what the landscape for potential closers looks like in free agency this offseason. Earlier today, HoJo reported that Sandy Alderson apparently hasn’t liked what he’s seen from Bobby Parnell, Manny Acosta and Pedro Beato who have all spent time closing out games […]

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Mike Piazza, Mets Royalty

An article by posted on September 20, 2011 0 Comments
Mike Piazza, Mets Royalty

I’d just like to say a few words about how gracious Mike Piazza was during the weekend of the 10th Anniversary of September 11th, and also at the game at CitiField. Never has a catcher been such a gentlemen, both at the plate and behind it, much like Johnny Bench. Mike was given a bit […]

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Alderson Not Sold On Mets Internal Options For Closer

An article by posted on September 20, 2011 0 Comments

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Mets GM is not thrilled with his internal candidates for the the 2012 closer role and when asked specifically if he envisioned the next Mets closer coming from within the organization he said, ”I’m not convinced of that. Nor can I believe anybody else is convinced of that.” […]

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We Don’t See Pitchers Winning 25 Games Very Often…

An article by posted on September 20, 2011 0 Comments

I want to push all the Mets stuff aside for at least one small post, to mention something going on in the world of Major League Baseball that i think we should look at (and NO it doesn’t involve “hat-gate”). We’ve seen Sandy Koufax win 25 games and go onto win the MVP and Cy […]

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Mets Sign Tim Byrdak for 2012

An article by posted on September 19, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets have made their first move towards shaping up the bullpen for 2012 in bringing back veteran southpaw Tim Byrdak for next year. “Going into last offseason we really didn’t have lefties that we felt we could count on,” Alderson said. “This year going into the offseason we’ll have two — Tim and Danny Herrera. So […]

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The Myth of the Franchise Player

An article by posted on September 18, 2011 0 Comments
The Myth of the Franchise Player

Synonymous with the New York Mets is Tom Seaver. “Tom Terrific” is known as “The Franchise,” the player who was singularly responsible for making the Mets relevant. Adding him to the pitching staff with the likes of Jerry Koosman, Gary Gentry and Nolan Ryan, and coupling him with players like Cleon Jones and Tommie Agee, […]

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