My, how quickly the tide can turn. Two short weeks ago, I myself stated in my weekly piece here at Metsmerized that I was a fan filled with worry and concern. Nothing specifically brought me to feel in the manner I did. The Mets were dreadful; they were winning marginally if at all, and failed to impress by doing so. They resembled not much more than a tired, old, oft-injured, uninspired ball club. To add […]
OK, so I am a wee bit premature with this, not to mention a tad anxious. But my mission tonight is to educate those of you who do not already have an understanding of the magic number. The magic number is used to determine when and how the first place team would "clinch" their position in the playoffs. It is any combination of first place wins and/or second place losses that would mathematically eliminate the second […]
Billy Wagner is probably one of the best closers the Mets have ever had. Aside from the constant bickering with the Yankees over who really owns "Enter Sandman" (Wagner or Rivera?), Wagner has been a delight – consitant and reliable in almost every opportunity. Granted, he has gotten into trouble, but what pitcher hasn’t? So far in 2007, Wagner has saved 29 games in 31 chances. So why do I say unlucky? The Mets right […]
The bell tolled at full volume for the Mets over this last week. This crucial six game voyage was a time to put up or shut up. An absolutely golden opportunity to take advantage of mediocrity and capitalize in the win column was essential if nothing else, an obligation. After all, the Pirates and Nationals are teams that championship caliber clubs feast upon. In wake of Orlando ‘El Duque” Hernandez’s stellar pitching performance on Sunday […]
Something that has been on my mind fellow Mets fans, is the major issue we have at catcher. I love Paul LoDuca as much as anyone else, but lets face the facts, he’s in the midst of a decline. A recent rumor on SI.com has the Mets linked to Pudge Rodriguez and Jorge Posada. Right off the bat, let me say that both of theses players(even if one IS a Skankee Yankee), were terrific players […]
How many games have the Mets’ eight starters actually played in together this year? It’s just one injury after another. In fact, except for the two youngsters on the team (Wright and Reyes), all the other starting position players have spent time on the disabled list, most recently Paul LoDuca. How can a team expect to function when everyone is hurt? Forget about the starters, it trickles down to the backups as well. The same day that LoDuca […]
It is imperative that the Mets not just take this series, but sweep it. Taking two out of three games only gains one game in the standings, while sweeping gains three. When the Mets last left Atlanta, they were only one and a half games ahead of the Braves. Since then, they have played just three games over .500, and yet they gained three games in the standings. Willie has to put his best lineup […]
FYI… I figured I would make my Monday posts about my observations over the past week…so here goes… First off, congratulations to Tom Glavine for winning number 300!! I thought it was going to be another long stretch before we saw it, like waiting for the Mets to clinch last year! Well, it wasn’t saved for Shea but I‘m sure the Mets have some big video tribute/presentation in the works! Is it just me or […]
After allowing the dust to settle and the smoke to clear on the hoopla that was Tom Glavine’s 300th career victory, the Mets now have a far more significant matter at hand. With the milestone put in the rear view mirror, the focus is squarely set on the Atlanta Braves. They head to Flushing this week for perhaps the teams most important battle of the season. With eight grueling weeks remaining, the race for the […]
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