Mets fans will never stop hoping for the best possible results this season, especially before the games even begin. Our desire to root for a winner is so great, oftentimes blinding us to the realities of the situation. We hope that Reyes and Beltran will return on schedule. We hope that our starting pitchers will pitch to their potential. We hope… Hope is high. Expectations are low. There are the optimists and pessimists, as well […]
The New York Mets have seen darker days than this; the midnight massacre in which Tom Seaver was traded away comes to mind. Another bad time for the Mets and their fan base was in the early 90’s when the Mets had the worst team that money could buy followed by the failure of Generation K. 2002 was a horrible year as the Mets signed a bunch of over the hill players for a lot […]
My, my, my… It appears that we got a real wakeup call from John Maine the other day… Ol’ Johnny Boy pitched in relief after a pretty neat showing by Johan Santana on Sunday, and here’s what he brought to the table: eight batters, five runs, three walks and three hits in less than an inning pitched as he was only able to retire two batters. Spring Training is supposed to be where you work the kinks out and […]
Here it is, one day before “The Ides of March” and the so called pundits as well as the vast majority of the Mets faithful are in full panic mode and have come to bury Caesar long before the body is cold. Come on everybody, 2009 was officially over on Oct 3rd or if you prefer the Julian calendar how about 11:59PM and 59 seconds on December 31st. Just because two of our top five players […]
February started out with so much hope. As the players arrived in Port St. Lucie there were so many positive vibes. And fans picked up on it and became excited. The adage, hope springs eternal, was never more true. Now, three weeks later, everything has changed. It’s a nightmare and we are not waking up. The bad luck from last year is continuing with no end in sight. The winter of discontent has been extended […]
With all the talk about #2 through #4 of the rotation for the Amazins, the 5th spot is as up in the air as an Ike Davis homerun. There are arguably about three or four pitchers contending for the spot. After a tenuous 2009, a clear message is being sent to everyone not named Santana or Rodriguez on the pitching staff: The best pitchers get the spots. Pure and simple. Let’s take a look at the […]
As all Mets fans are anxiously waiting for the prognosis for the treatment of Jose Reyes later today, we should all sit back and be thankful for what the Mets have done in this situation. The Mets are being extra cautious as they should be. The communication gap was more a case of Reyes not understanding the situation, and nothing that the Mets did improperly. Reyes, who was cleared to play by doctors in Florida […]
Seeing highlights of Nationals’ pitcher Stephen Strasburg from yesterday’s game against Detroit bummed me out just a little. I love watching great pitchers do their thing, and it’s especially exciting to see young pitchers like Strasburg break into the bigs and blow hitters away. But I’m just a bit bummed out, because he’s in the Mets’ division and will most likely be facing our team a lot over the next few years. I’m bummed out […]
Watching Johan Santana’s understandably horrific spring training debut yesterday, something dawned in this Mets fans head. No, there is no fear whatsoever that Johan is a different pitcher post-op, in fact, quite the contrary. Based on his velocity and arm slot, I am positive he will have a monster year. The reason I have absolutely no fear that Johan will return to form this season, is the same reason that I really began to fear […]
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