Archive for September, 2011

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

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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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MMO Take Five with MetsBlog’s Brian Erni

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MMO Take Five with MetsBlog’s Brian Erni

MetsBlog – Brian Erni For this weeks edition of MMO Take Five, I spoke with my good friend Brian Erni, from MetsBlog, and asked him about several hot Mets topics this week including Mike Pelfrey, Bobby Parnell, etc.  Please enjoy. Brandon Butler:  Jason Bay is contributing to the team with his excellent hitting over the […]

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Star Wars Night – Mets Pics

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Star Wars Night – Mets Pics

Last night, the Mets teamed up with Lucasfilm Ltd. to host the first Star Wars Night at Citi Field. A portion of every ticket sold was donated to “Stand Up To Cancer”. I find your lack of clutch hits disturbing.  Laugh it up, fuzz-ball!  Guards, take him away and delete his Twitter account.   Don’t forget […]

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Pelfrey Nominated For 2011 Roberto Clemente Award

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Pelfrey Nominated For 2011 Roberto Clemente Award

The New York Mets, Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of Major League Baseball, today announced that Mike Pelfrey has been named the Mets’ 2011 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Pelfrey is one of the 30 Club finalists for the annual award, which recognizes a Major League Baseball […]

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