Archive for September, 2011

Mets 2011 Sterling Award Winners Announced

An article by posted on September 15, 2011 0 Comments
Mets 2011 Sterling Award Winners Announced

ORGANIZATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: JOSH SATIN (INF) Height: 6-2 Weight: 200 Bats: Right Throws: Right Born: 12/23/84, Hidden Hills, CA Resides: Hidden Hills, CA Obtained: Mets’ 25th-round pick in 2007 Signing Scout: Doug Thurman Satin split the season between Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and Buffalo (AAA) of the International League, hitting a […]

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Mets Waste A Solid Start From Pelfrey, Lose 2-0 To Nats

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Mets Waste A Solid Start From Pelfrey, Lose 2-0 To Nats

How many solid pitching performances have the Mets wasted this season? Ten? Fifteen? Whatever that number may be, chalk up another one as a rare brilliant start by Mike Pelfrey was laid to waste by an anemic offensive performance in the Mets 2-0 loss to the Nationals. The Mets are reeling right now. They can’t […]

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Johan Santana Will Not Pitch This Season

An article by posted on September 14, 2011 0 Comments
Johan Santana Will Not Pitch This Season

Terry Collins spoke with reporters before the game and said that Johan Santana will pitch in a simulated game this Sunday in Fort Myers. According to a report on ESPN, Collins also added that he does not believe Santana will pitch for the Mets before the end of the season. No matter how the Mets spin this, […]

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Prospect Pulse: The Relievers

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Prospect Pulse: The Relievers

When next year’s Spring Training arrives, there will be some fierce competition for spots in the Mets bullpen. At this point, barring trade or injury, the only logical holdovers would be Bobby Parnell, Pedro Beato and Manny Acosta. Otherwise, it’s pretty wide-open. The recent performances of Josh Stinson and Daniel Herrera are promising, and they should be solidly […]

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John Franco To Tutor Parnell

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John Franco To Tutor Parnell

The NY Post reports that former closer John Franco will in fact be tutoring Bobby Parnell as soon as this week on the art of closing. Parnell has struggled mightily since assuming the closer role this season and is 3-6 with five blown saves in ten chances. His ERA now stands at 4.05 with an […]

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On Keeping Reyes and Wright

An article by posted on September 14, 2011 0 Comments
On Keeping Reyes and Wright

Last night, Jose Reyes regained the NL lead in the batting race with three hits to raise his average to .333 for the season. Ryan Braun is in second place with a .331 average. This is getting very interesting and will go down to the wire. Reyes admitted that he can still feel his hamstring barking and that […]

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Jason Bay: Too Little, Too Late

An article by posted on September 13, 2011 0 Comments

Quite frankly, I’m a little sick and tired of the free ride Jason Bay has gotten this year from a New York media that loves to pick and choose who gets blasted in this town, and who doesn’t. I regret the day we signed Jason Bay, and I’m not going to be swayed now simply because he’s […]

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Are Clutch Performances And Players A Myth?

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Are Clutch Performances And Players A Myth?

A recent exchange on Twitter between me and a couple of other Mets bloggers, reminds me of why there is such a great divide between the sabermetric crowd and for lack of a better term, the traditionalists, or the old-school crowd if you will. In my opinion, the cause for the divide isn’t really the […]

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Gee Strong, But Offense Can’t Come Through In Mets 3-2 Loss

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Gee Strong, But Offense Can’t Come Through In Mets 3-2 Loss

Dillon Gee had another good outing, but the bullpen struggled late and the Mets stranded 17 runners in their 3-2 loss to the Nationals. Game Notes Dillon Gee had another outing just short of quality, going five and two-third innings, giving up two runs on six hits, walking two and striking out five. Gee was […]

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Savannah Wins! Series Tied At One

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Savannah Wins! Series Tied At One

Luis Nieves hit a solo HR in the top of the 7th, and Aderlin Rodriguez crushed a two-run job in the 8th, to ice the game en route to a 7-3 Savannah win in Game Two of their championship series with Greensboro. Right-hander Yohan Almonte, pitching in relief of starter Gonzalez Germen, picked up the win with […]

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If At “First” You Don’t Succeed…Get Depth

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If At “First” You Don’t Succeed…Get Depth

There’s an old saying related to baseball that, “If at first you don’t succeed, try the outfield.”  But if the Mets march to the beat of their own drummer, they changed that philosophy from the “outfield” to “first base.”  John Olerud leaves as a free agent, no problem!  Throw Todd Zeile there.  Mo Vaughn hasn’t […]

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The Last Word On Hat-Gate, Hopefully…

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The Last Word On Hat-Gate, Hopefully…

Just a little tidying up on the 9/11 hat controversy as both sides (the Mets and MLB) do some damage control for appearances sake. New York Post A red-faced Bud Selig called the Mets on Sunday night, the commissioner of baseball irate that the organization had thrown his office “under the bus” in divulging MLB […]

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