Carlos Beltran has always been a soft-spoken leader, preferring to lead by example rather than through rah-rah histrionics. Throughout his career, he has been a player that has done everything well on the field. He can hit for average (.325 in 2009, career .283 hitter), hit for power (franchise record-tying 41 HR in 2006), steal bases (286 SB in his career) and play a Gold Glove caliber center field. He lets his talent do the [...]
When Julio Franco was a Met, he vowed to play until he was 50. That didn’t happen, but the way Omar Minaya has put this team together, the Mets might have a few AARP members before too long. When the 2009 season began, more than half of the 25-man roster (13 players in all) was on the wrong side of age 30. Of those 13 players, only three of them made it out of the [...]
According to an article by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, a recent survey polled 20 MLB executives (general managers, assistant GMs, etc.) on a number of topics, including where they believe free agent pitcher John Lackey will sign. They also revealed their thoughts on the possible length and dollar amount of his contract. Of the 20 executives who were polled, the majority believe his new area code will be 718. However, will that be in the [...]
After a long 2009 season that resulted in our crosstown rivals taking the World Series from our division rivals, the hot stove season has officially begun. Opening Day of the 2010 season is exactly five months away and the Mets have plenty of work to do in those five months, to say the least. The Yankees just won the World Series after they went hard after free agents CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Mark Teixeira. [...]
Interesting news here on Adrian Gonzalez. Chris Ello at 619Sports.net (a blog that discusses San Diego sports) has noticed that the Padres did not include any photos of slugging first baseman Adrian Gonzalez in the ticket brochures they mailed out to past season ticket holders. It seems like an odd move for the Padres to have their primary offensive weapon missing from such a pamphlet. Wouldn’t their main box office attraction be the first person [...]
We’ve made it to another Halloween, Mets fans! That means it’s time for my first annual “Frightening Moments In Mets History” blog. It’s so scary that even Jose Reyes was not prepared for the shocking stories he was about to read. I’ve gone through the archives (and by archives, I mean Google and my warped little mind) and picked out some moments that’ll make you cringe, some moments that’ll make you squirm and some moments [...]
Some people are calling it the Doomsday Series. Others are calling it the World Series From Hell. I’m calling it Armageddon. Regardless of what name you’re attaching to this year’s Fall Classic, the World Series no Mets fan wanted to see between the Yankees and the Phillies has become a reality and is set to begin tonight at Yankee Stadium. I’ve been reading reactions by Mets fans on this site and on others and one [...]
Two days ago, I wrote about the twenty-third anniversary of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. Miraculous as that game was, all it did was force a seventh and deciding game. Do you remember seeing the replay of Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk waving for the ball to stay fair in the 1975 World Series? That home run gave the Red Sox a thrilling 12-inning victory over the Cincinnati Reds in Game 6. That’s [...]
Fellow Mets fans, it is with sadness that I must report that our nightmares have become a reality. The Doomsday Series is now upon us, as both the Phillies and the Yankees have earned the right to face each other in the 2009 World Series. They will be playing in the Fall Classic no Mets fan wanted to see. I guess with Halloween approaching, it’s only fitting that we’re getting this matchup. After all, a [...]
John Lackey has been with the Angels since 2002, when he helped them win the World Series. He has been the heart and soul of their pitching staff for eight seasons. Now he may have thrown his last pitch for Los Angeles/Anaheim/California. Is it possible that his performance for the Angels in Game 5 of the ALCS just earned him a contract for the 2010 Mets? The Mets need a proven #2 starter to follow [...]
The Yankees finished with the best record in baseball, swept the red-hot Twins in the ALDS and are now playing the Angels in the American League Championship Series. The Phillies won their third straight division title, were clutch in Colorado and are now trying to repeat as National League Champions. Both teams are currently three wins away from a World Series showdown. I am a Mets fan. I hate the Yankees. I hate the Phillies. [...]
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