In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss, Anger,the disliked trio of Oliver Perez, Luis Castillo, and Carlos Beltran, and Packing Materials. If you are an avid Mets fan you should be angry today. Seething actually. Angry your GM, Omar Minaya waved the White Flag at the trading deadline; a team with numerous holes couldn’t fill any of them? (Maybe he was in a cave and didn’t see what the rest of his division rivals did at […]
In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss: Firing Omar, R.A. Dickey, No-hitters, and other feeble thoughts: First things first: How many managers and hitting coaches, etc, does Omar Minaya get to fire? The only reason he hasn’t fired Jerry Manuel after that odious West Coast “performance,” is he knows he is tethered at the hip with the Mets skipper. So, what does he do? Have meetings on the team’s day off pondering which coach should […]
In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss: The Reds, The Sellers, Met Killers, and Carlos Beltran. While the current version of the Cincinnati Reds are not the re-incarnation of “The Big Red Machine,” they can mash with the best of today’s MLB contingent. Currently on a pace to smack 200 homeruns (have 104 after Monday night’s win over the Mets) and factoring in their friendly Great American Ballpark dimensions (and the steamy Ohio summer) and the […]
In Doug’s Dugout today I talk about interleague play and the tab for Cliff Lee: For anyone who thinks interleague play is for the birds, they never had the Birds of Baltimore on their schedule….or the Indians and Tigers. If the Mets can win the series against the Twins this weekend, after splitting six games with the mighty Yankees, an interleague record of 13-5 an accomplishment. Taking 8-9, and battling back-their identity since May, in last night’s loss against […]
In Doug’s Dugout today we broach the following: A scout’s opinion on Ike, Stephen Strasburg, and other random mindless thoughts: When Ike Davis was drafted off the campus of Arizona State, a scout described him as having, “light-tower power.” In the minors his first year he had an outage, but as he has matured and found his way to Citi Field that assessment is as piercing as a flood light. His game-winning majestic blast […]
In the first installment of “Doug’s Dugout,” I take three healthy swings at the following:The Closer, Instant Replay, and Ollie Perez. First things first: I hate the Closer. Specifically all Mets closers over the years who have contributed to migraine headaches and a brewing peptic ulcer. Why should Frankie Rodriguez be any different from John Franco and Armando Benitez? They all have made me squirm in my (un)easy chair as the 11 o’clock […]
A funny thing happened on the way to the Eastern Division title: The Mets discovered the kryptonite that may derail the Phillies’ season. And the green rock that renders all with super power to mush, lies smack underneath Citi Field. Suddenly the powerful home run loving Phills routinely squeeze out long fly balls at the Mets’ home park. Normally, they are four-baggers in the friendly confines of Citizens Bank Bandbox. Have there ever been two […]
As Jim Nabors in “Gomer Pile” used to say: “Surprise, Surprise, Surprise.” He could have been pontificating cryptically on the present wafer thin condition of the Mets’ starting rotation. A concern expressed by many since there was snow on the ground, and ignored by Omar Minaya, but coming to fruition as June bugs and Vultures are circling. Yesterday John Maine lasted five pitches. He was throwing a Tom Glavinesque 85 mph, sans the biting breaking ball. […]
Jason Bay is a guess hitter because he has been streaky his entire career. So far, his short tenure with the Mets has been one wrong answer after another. Take the seventh inning of Sunday’s fifth straight Mets loss – Please. With the annoying Marlins about to break out a four-pack of brooms, the Mets rallied from a 7-0 deficit to draw within one crooked number, thanks to a huge Alex Cora two-run double (more […]
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