It’s not easy being a Mets fan. Living in the New York area you’re constantly surrounded by Yankee fans who are more than willing to tell you about their 27 championships and how great their team is. The problem has been, especially in the last 20 years, that it has been hard to argue that there is anything good about being a Mets fan. There was the walk of ’99, the Subway Series of ’00, […]
Once upon a time, on a hot August 6th day, our beloved NY Mets were nine games out of the playoffs. Not the Wildcard – there was no wildcard back then. In fact there was no Central Division either. Only two teams would make it to the playoffs each season and have a chance to face the best team in the American League. Our cross town rivals were 21.5 games out of their Division. These are the […]
The arrival of Sandy Alderson has stirred up many heated debates on the legacy of Omar Minaya. There are those who blame the former GM for everything that went wrong including that wicked Wainwright curveball. Then there’s the other side who lay the blame on all the ill-fated injuries or just plain old bad luck. The truth is probably somewhere in between. But I will caution the haters (you know who you are) that Minaya’s legacy has […]
With a little over a month to go in the Savannah Sand Gnats season, the Mets affiliate in the low A, South Atlantic League, find themselves solidly in first place in the Southern Division. As first half winners of the division, they are guaranteed a playoff berth, and they have a 3.0 game lead in the second half standings as well. Their overall record this season stands at 63-44 for a .589 winning percentage. As […]
Unlike the Mets AAA and AA minor league entries, Their Single-A team in the Florida State League has been having a very good season, and are right in the thick of the playoff mix. There will be a “stretch run” for St Lucie, as they were the first half division winners, and are thus assured a playoff spot. What has been St Lucie’s formula for success? Let’s look a little more closely to find out. […]
A .500 Team? We Are Not Even Close… So Lets Trade! I have seen this sentiment posted quite a bit as a reason to trade Beltran and “insert name here” many times. The chief argument being that we are 7.5 games out of the playoff race and have not been able to make up any ground in a month despite playing some pretty good baseball. (I’m not even going to mention the loss of Wright […]
Alas, like the AAA Bisons, there will be no joy in Mudville, or in Binghamton in 2011. Like the Bisons, the B-Mets have had a season where they had to plug holes. One or two were in the rotation, when Mark Cohoon and Dylan Owen were called up to AAA. But the rest of their problems stem from lack of production from many of their key players. Pitching – There have been some miserable failures […]
Buffalo Bisons (Triple A) Team Report Surprise surprise, there won’t be any stretch-run for “the Herd” in 2011. Manager Tim Teufel and his staff have done a wonderful job, considering their roster has been raped and pillaged all season long by the major league team’s unquenchable thirst for replacement players. With virtually the entire opening day starting line-up of the Bisons either on the Mets right now, or injured (Captain Kirk), Teufel has had to mix […]
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 […]
- TRS86: on Latest On Trading Ike Davis And First Base Market: Actually I am assuming he will platoon...
- Jeru: on Alderson Reiterates That Tejada May Start At Shortstop Next Season: what other areas aside from 1B? 2B? they got...
- TRS86: on Alderson Reiterates That Tejada May Start At Shortstop Next Season: Again, if he actually says Tejada is...
- Jeru: on Alderson Reiterates That Tejada May Start At Shortstop Next Season: T Agee Have a good day and thanks...
- TRS86: on Alderson Reiterates That Tejada May Start At Shortstop Next Season: I can't help but miss the main...
Write For Metsmerized Online
Mets Merized Online is reloading and looking for new writers to help cover the Hot Stove Season. We're also looking for passionate writers who would like to contribute new and original features.
Contact us now at GetMetsmerized@aol.com for more info and join the #1 Mets Fansite on the web!