In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss a surefire way to fix the Mets going forward without one single player transaction. Now that I’ve grabbed your attention, how in the world are the Mets going to improve without a blockbuster trade, jettisoning dead wood like Jason Bay, or eschewing the free-agent meat market? Read on… The answer lies in the abysmal second half record. Play every game next season away from Citi Field, now dubbed, “The […]
In Doug’s Dugout today, we simply vent (mostly about Jason Bay and management). Something is rotten in Denmark, my fellow furry Mets fans. Suddenly, since the second half bell rang, the Mets hierarchy (i.e. Sandy Alderson) has demoted multiple (young) Mets outfielders with the regularity of a Jason Bay strikeout. What in the heck is going on here? Allow me to enlighten you: Remember when Alderson and manager Terry Collins proclaimed that salary would not […]
In Doug’s Dugout today we holler, “ROAD TRIP,” debate buyer vs. seller, and utter other meanderings: When John Belushi, aka “Bluto,” in Animal House announced to his brethren at the Delta Tau Chi Fraternity at fictional Faber College, “Road trip,” it was to escape, for a short while, the specter of triple-double or double-triple, secret probation. It really didn’t help the lads much with the subterranean culm of 0.0. But it sure was a blast. […]
In Doug’s Dugout today, we broach the second half, Tony LaRussa, and other observations. As the Mets embark on the second half sprint towards the post-season (who would’ve predicted that?) the benchmark is Ten. That is, ten games above .500. If the team can improve their 6 games above .500 mark, and make another strong a push upward, they could zero in on 90-plus victories. That will put them in the Wild Card hunt, if […]
In Doug’s Dugout today we explore, M*A*S*H*, Baseball style, and other off-center thoughts: Cue the Fife ‘n Drum Corpse, er Corps. Sound the theme to M*A*S*H*, the movie or television series. Either one will do. The Mets are on their way to setting a team record for the number of players to man the shortstop position in one calendar week. Only the Gabor sisters had more ex-husbands. Maybe they can sign Hawkeye Pierce, Trapper John, […]
During the brief heyday of the New York Knicks their bench was dubbed, “The Minutemen,” by the starters. When Dave Stallworth, Nate Bowman, and Cazzie Russell were substituted into the game the team hardly skipped a beat. The future Hall of Fame guard Walt “Cylde” Frazier could rest easy because when field general Mike Riordan was inserted by Red Holtzman, he would execute the offense flawlessly. Stallworth came in and crashed the offensive boards routinely. Russell relieved […]
In Doug’s Dugout today, we talk about unsung heroes, dropping like flies, and other moronic thoughts: My primary thrust today was focusing on replacing Mike Pelfey’s innings (the Chris Schwinden experiment failed), but then Mike Nickeas and Jordany Valdespin had the audacity to interrupt me with last night’s heroics against the Phillies. How dare they! Sometimes it is the unsung players, who reside in the shadows that emerge to provide scintillating moments for a ballclub. […]
In Doug’s Dugout today, we discuss comebacks, a Hot Reuben Sandwich, and other insipid thoughts: I will give the Mets kudos for not folding like a child’s tent in a wind storm, after Todd Helton (another Met killer) pinch-hit a grand slam off of Tim Byrdak in yesterday’s 8th inning. Byrdak has been perfect, but never, ever, never, throw one down and in to a lefty. Helton crushed it, and almost the Mets in the process. All […]
In Doug’s Dugout today, we discuss: Beating the Braves, the Mets’ new Mantra, and other random thoughts. Anytime the Mets sweep the Braves, regardless of expectations, it’s a great feeling. Because no team in the Eastern Division has inflicted more hurt on the Amazins. If only they had stayed in the Western Division, like it was the first year of divisional play in 1969 (when the Mets outslugged Henry Aaron’s crew to cop their first […]
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