Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Supe…No, wait. It’s just another home run given up by Johan Santana. I’ve been reading many articles and blogs on numerous sites, including this one, on who’s to blame for Johan Santana’s poor performance against the Phillies on Sunday night. It was surely not an outing Mets fans have come to expect from Santana, as he gave up ten runs in 3 2/3 [...]
The Mets are off to an impressive start in the National League East. Coming into tonight’s opener of their crucial weekend series against the Philadelphia Phillies, the Mets find themselves in first place with a 13-9 record. Although the team still hasn’t fired on all cylinders in the hitting department, their pitching has performed beyond expectations and has been the main reason for the Mets’ early season success. Lack of control was the Achilles heel [...]
Yes, you did read the title correctly. Over the past week and a half, Mets pitchers have indeed been good for nothing, meaning they’ve been good enough to hold the opposition to practically nothing on the scoreboard. Pitching was not supposed to be the strong point of the 2010 Mets. After all, the Mets’ starting rotation was supposed to be made up of Johan Santana and The Four Rainouts. Mike Pelfrey had come off a [...]
Back in 1992, the Mets added four new faces to the team in the hopes that they could recapture the glory days of the recently concluded 1980s. In new manager Jeff Torborg, first baseman Eddie Murray, outfielder Bobby Bonilla and pitcher Bret Saberhagen, the Mets thought they could knock off the two-time NL East champion Pittsburgh Pirates from their perch atop the division. Not only did they not dethrone the Pirates, they completely fell apart, [...]
Twenty-five years ago today, the April 1, 1985 issue of Sports Illustrated hit newsstands. Amongst all the coverage of the NCAA Final Four was one particular article that caught the eyes of many Mets fans. The late, great George Plimpton had written an article for that particular issue called “The Curious Case of Sidd Finch”. In the article, Plimpton went on to discuss how Finch was a rookie who was invited to Mets’ spring training [...]
The Mets have had a number of fiery players over the years. With their performances on the field and behind the scenes in the clubhouse, these players have carried the Mets beyond the team’s expectations. From Tug McGraw’s “Ya Gotta Believe” that gave hope and fired up the 1973 Mets on their way to the National League pennant to Keith Hernandez and Gary Carter’s veteran presence that helped the Mets win the 1986 World Series, [...]
In 2000, Mike Hampton helped the Mets win the National League pennant. After the Mets lost the World Series to the Yankees, Hampton left New York for the better school systems in Colorado. (The $121 million given to him over the course of the eight years he signed for had nothing to do with it.) Apparently, Hampton wasn’t the only pitcher to turn down money from the Mets in 2000, only to sign with Colorado. [...]
Since becoming a Met in 2006, John Maine has shown signs of greatness, such as his near no-hitter against the Marlins on the next-to-last day of the 2007 season. However, he has never been able to maintain the consistent level of pitching that a pitcher of his talent needs to be a top of the rotation starter. Never was this more apparent than during his 2009 season. In fact, you might say Maine’s home and [...]
Sorry about the title (and photo to the left), Mets fans. The Mets did sign “a Rod” over the weekend, but it happened to be Rod Barajas, who should take over as the #1 catcher for the Mets this season. After failing to sign other potential #1 catchers, most notably Bengie Molina, the Mets were able to sign Barajas to a one-year deal for a very reasonable dollar amount ($1 million, plus $1 million in [...]
There are three words every baseball fan loves to hear. They bring us back to the time when we were kids and just wanted to have a catch with our friends. They provide warmth in our hearts and minds during an otherwise cold winter. They provide us with a sense of anticipation that the next season will be better than the last. Those three words are PITCHERS AND CATCHERS and as of today, the pitchers [...]
According to Mark Bowman at mlb.com, Tom Glavine has retired from baseball after 22 years in the major leagues. He will reportedly return to the Braves as a special assistant to team president John Schuerholz and will participate in Braves’ radio and television broadcasts. To baseball fans, Glavine was one of the best pitchers of his generation. He won 305 games over his career, including five 20-win seasons. He finished in the top three in [...]
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