How bad did Jerry Manuel want last night’s clash with the Phillies? Bad enough to spend his closer’s remaining bullets, Frankie Rodriquez, in a tie game for two innings, no less. Who says games in June don’t have the intensity of September affairs? Unfortunately, the Mets could not counter the Phighting Phillies number one asset-guile. As per usual, the Mets jumped ahead and could not handle prosperity. Leading 4-1 (should have been 5-1 but a […]
If the Mets lose 4-5 to the Pirates and Nationals, what happens in the coming weeks when they face the Phillies, Yankees, and Rays? They will need high-powered binoculars to locate Philadelphia, that’s what. With Mike Pelfrey and John Maine graciously serving up batting practice to the opposition, the mantra is becoming: Santana and Livan and pray for a hurricane. Seriously, by the time schools let out, the Mets could drop out of contention faster […]
Forgive me for being a backseat general manager, but after ever Raul Ibanez home run, do you cringe a little like me? When I perused the market of free-agent corner this winter his name jumped out because of his consistency and veteran leadership (all reports are he is well-liked and respected by his brethren). His price tag of around $27 million did not seem cost prohibitive considering Omar Minaya sunk $24 million into an oft-injured […]
After Gary Sheffield was nailed at the plate, at what he assumed was a home run by Daniel Murphy on Thursday night-assumed being the operative word, it might behoove all of the Mets to bust it on balls that carom off the quirky Citi Field walls. To be a home run, or not to be a home run. That is the question, that only television cameras can address. Yes, the Mets are five-for-five on the […]
Mets fans are still walking on air after last night’s thrilling comeback win against the powerhouse Red Sox. This one will sustain the often critical (but overly effusive) fan base until at least the next bad loss. But circle May 23rd as a defining moment in the 2009 season. After Omir Santos’ go-ahead two-run homer off of blowhard Jonathon Papelbon, a significant tremor registered on the Mets Fandom Scale. Not just Mets fans were amped […]
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 […]
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