This was actually submitted this morning, and was scheduled in our queue for tonight, hence the title. JD I for one have seen enough of Daniel Murphy in left field. A person can cringe only so much before it leaves permanent unflattering lines across their forehead. In fairness to the kid, asking him to learn a position on the major league level is as unfair as your mother-in-law extending her visit. Moreover, he is liable [...]
The Mets committed a comedy of errors last night but not many bleary-eyed fans were laughing. If you were dedicated (crazy) enough to last past 2:30 in the morning, you were treated to arguably the worse 11th inning in team history. First, Ryan Church misses third base on a Angel Pagan double and the go-ahead run is transformed into an excruciating out. Moreover, Jerry Manuel does not protect his player by contesting the call and [...]
If there was any doubt who the true catalyst of the Mets engine is, David Wright has answered the debate with a resounding ME, the last three games against the Giants. Besides collecting three hits in each of the last three games, and hitting a robust .692, he now has pulled even with Carlos Beltran for the team lead in RBI’s, with 27. The Mets offense has come alive against the Giants, a team that [...]
Plain and simple, Jose’ Reyes has to grow up. He has to realize that he is one of two cornerstones for the Mets, and no longer a new-born colt prancing by his mother’s side. He needs to lead the Mets to the next level, not drag them into the abyss. Reyes will be 26 in June. Great leaders are ones that lead by example. His propensity to commit bonehead plays disqualifies him. When you try [...]
You can’t win ‘em all, it has been said, but last night’s defeat did sting a tad. For one, the Mets continue to squander sterling Johan Santana performances. He should hire a lawyer and sue the hitters for non-support. Why do the bats take a respite every time the fiery lefty storms the hill? The numbers don’t lie: 2.14 runs per game, worse for a starter (with 6 or more starts) this year. Can’t the [...]
“If I were a baseball manager, I would tell my guys batting third, fourth, fifth and sixth never to slide. Sure, there would be some embarrassing Jeremy Giambi/Carlos Beltran moments, and maybe a few runs would be lost along the way. But in the end, there would be a lot less injuries to my stars.” The musing by the Daily News’ Filip Bondy appeared in his “The Daily Blahg.” First of all, thank goodness he [...]
The fears broached in spring training are coming to fruition in the first month of the season. Will the Mets be competitive when spots 2-5 come up in the rotation? The answer this week was a resounding NO. After Johan Santana pitched another one of his signature games last Saturday, it’s been all downhill. Oliver Perez and John Maine are hard-pressed to get through five innings and Mike Pelfrey is not sound. Livan Hernandez was [...]
Opening Night is grand when it pertains to Broadway, but baseball is another story.Far be it from me to douse the flames of fervor, but the christening of Citi Field as the skies darken and the temps’ plummet is another in a long list of travesties perpetrated on the defenseless fans. We are treated more and more like sheep as time passes and we comply by following the shepherd off to slaughter. Nevertheless, I ask [...]
Waking up on opening day of the baseball season has a similar feel for grown-ups as Christmas morning does for kids. We greatly anticipate that first pitch, akin to a child rushing to tear open the presents. We can’t wait to see if this particular year includes something we always wanted a World Championship or a Pet Rock. For the past two seasons the ending has been a clunker, but when the bell rings [...]
As we officially enter the purgatory known as the “dog days of spring training” it’s hard not to become antsy. We can hear the sizzle of an upcoming season, but long to taste it. Whoever said patience is a virtue had to be a baseball fan around this time of year. With opening day less than two weeks away, everyone-fans, players, managers, and sportswriters have grown tired of the monotony of spring training. [...]
Mets fans may be clamoring for the return of Pedro Martinez but management is not. I agree with team brass, not because I love the candidates for the fifth starting slot, but does anyone believe he could hold up to the rigors of a full season when he has broken apart at the seams the last two plus? If Pedro were the prideful athlete he would play this season for the major league minimum [...]
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