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 [...]
* * * Metsmerized Fan Post * * * Long-time reader, first time poster (paraphrased from talk radio). I get most of my Mets news and opinion from Metsmerized without really contributing anything, but the recent Jeff Francoeur trade has me re-evaluating how I look at the game. I felt the need to weigh in. When Frenchy came to New York, I was like most of you. Sad to see Ryan Church exit, but excited that [...]
~ A METS MERIZED FAN POST ~ When you work in a large city such as New York, you run the risk of letting it becoming mundane, and sometimes forget how great it is, and what can happen on any given day. I work in the heart of Times Square, and there are times when it makes me, well frankly, grouchy. When I’ve put in a full day, I expect to walk out of the [...]
There is a big battle going on in the Mets blogosphere. Not only on blogs or Facebook or Twitter, but even bars and anywhere you’ll find Mets fans. Some fans just want their points heard and don’t care what anyone else has to say. Some like and appreciate the dialogue and are open to hearing other views. Some Met fans just like to complain, and even if the team had a 56-1 record, they would moan about that one loss. It’s [...]
All offseason we talked about what is best for our beloved Mets. What’s best as far as free agency. What’s best as far as who is managing. What’s best from the GM position. What’s best at each position. And even what’s best from ownership. We all have had our very candid and pointed opinions and we share them like no other fan in the league does. Baseball fans are some of the most knowledgeable and [...]
For better or worse the Mets 2010 roster is pretty much set. I remain cautiously optimistic and am looking forward to the season. I so much want CitiField to be abuzz with enthusiasm this year. In that respect, the 8th inning sing-a-long can go a long way towards energizing the crowd on a hot summer’s night, and spur the Mets on to late inning comebacks. So here goes. I’m a big fan of the 8th [...]
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