This is from Pete, one of our regulars here at MMO. Mets 2011 Mid-Season Minor Leagues Biggest/Pleasant Surprises. (In reverse order of how dramatic) Juan Lagares – St Lucie, the speedy left fielder is enjoying a very good year with the bat. Hitting .338 in his first 234 AB. He also boasts an OPS of .845 Taylor Whitenton – Savannah, through 12 starts (16 G), the 6’3″ righty is 4-1, with a 2.79 ERA, and […]
I read a lot of blogs and stories about just how bad and awful this Met team is to the point of suggesting it should be blown up so we can start over. I’m left to wonder has anyone seen the team play lately? It seems that after the first two weeks in April, when we had a 4-11 record and a .363 W%, that so many fans simply gave up on the team and the season as a lost cause. […]
I just wanted to take the opportunity to note that it was REFRESHING to hear Keith Hernandez ( a man who knows a little bit about hitting) and Gary Cohen lament the effect that this OBP nonsense just may not be good for baseball in the long run, although not in those exact words. I’ve been saying that for the longest time. The discussion came up during Friday nights game vs. Houston These guys are […]
Though to most baseball fans the season has just begun, to many Mets fans it was over before it started. The Mets were welcomed at the beginning of the season by five fans covering their faces in shame with brown paper bags and chanting “sell the Mets.” After being sued for $1 Billion by Bernie Madoff victims, the Mets franchise is now left with a brand new, state of the art stadium that is home […]
This contribution was borne out of several discussion this offseason in our MMO chat room in which many have heaped praise on Paul DePodesta and J.P. Ricciardi for their player evaluation skills and success in the draft, while knocking the Mets farm system and the player evaluation skills of Omar Minaya. I wanted to compare the three as fairly as I possibly could, and I thought the best way to do that would be to […]
* * * Metsmerized Fan Post * * * Submitted by Metsie For months now I have tried to explain the concept of aggressively protecting the plate with two strikes. The concept is pretty simple. In any at bat you start off: 1 – You look for your pitch or a pitch you can drive and swing. (This is a key part no matter what the count!) 2 – Take whatever balls the pitcher presents to […]
I feel compelled to pen something before the end of this year, although it is a year that we would all like to forget as Mets fans. We have had almost nothing to brag about during the off-season as fans of the Metropolitans except that we have returning players that may help us before the All Star break and that is not even a guarantee, i.e. Johan Santana. We did sign Ronny Paulino, no disrespect […]
For many of us the arrival of November does not give us joy. The traditional baseball powers in the United States, Japan, Korea and even Europe have ended their season. Waiting the four months or so until spring training begins seems like an eternity. Football does not fill the void for many of us.. That said, there is no need to fall into a state of morose. Baseball continues in Cuba, Australia, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Mexico […]
* * * Metsmerized Fan Post * * * Last summer I was unemployed and wasted a great deal of time flipping channels in the early afternoon. One day, in late August, I found SNY airing a “Mets Classic” from 1991 against the Phillies. Howard Johnson was coming to the plate, men in scoring position, two outs, late innings. 1991 you’ll remember was one of HoJo’s better campaigns, where he hit 38 home runs, drove in […]
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