I remember Denny Green’s blowup almost word for word because it’s my second favorite unintentionally hilarious sports rant I’ve ever seen. I would love to have used my all-time favorite, I’m a man, I’m 40! but it was apropos of nothing regarding this post. After defeating the Astros this afternoon, the Mets have now completed roughly 25% of their season and have a 19-21 record after 40 games. They’re tied for last in the division, [...]
What are the odds that 2011 is the last season Mike Pelfrey plays for the New York Mets? What are the odds that Pelfrey is an ex-Met by August 1st? Maybe a lot higher than you think. It might be time to seriously consider trading Mike Pelfrey. Pelfrey is under team control for two more seasons after this one, hitting free agency for the first time after the 2013 season. And he WILL hit free [...]
In November, Andy Martino wrote this article for the Daily News, saying that Omar had received a job offer from Arizona and will discuss a potential opening with Alderson. About six weeks ago, Ian Begley wrote this, quoting Fred Wilpon as saying he personally wishes Minaya return to the organization in an advisory or scouting role, possibly in the international department. But that was six weeks ago. Has anyone heard anything new? Wilpon echoes my sentiments, [...]
With deference to our own Mr. North Jersey, who beat me to the punch, former Mets pitching coach Rick Peterson talked to Ed Randall this past weekend on Randall’s WFAN program. Amongst other topics, Peterson addressed September of 2007 specifically and had this to say: “I really have a strong passion for New York, for the New York fans and the Mets. I had some of the best moments of my career in New York. … I [...]
Updated @ 9:00 2/24: Hey, it’s Kelly, your one and only official MMO graphic designer. Just wanted to add that I created a graphic for the league. Enjoy and good luck to all! Updated @ 7:30, 2/24: Great turnout! And I was worried about filling up twelve spots. I expanded the league to the maximum allowed, 20 teams. That would be the deepest league I’ve ever been a part of. I’m already stoked. And remember, [...]
The baseball season doesn’t end for me ’til after the winter meetings. Once the World Series is over, I turn my attention to the awards season and the big names on the free agent market. That all lasts about a month, and then for that first weekend in December, I’m glued to my computer and the television. After that though, I hit that stretch of road that looks exactly the same no matter how many [...]
The Mets haven’t developed a second baseman since Edgardo Alfonzo. In the eight seasons since his last appearance with the team, fans have watched Luis Castillo, Jose Valentin, Anderson Hernandez, Kaz Matsui and Roberto Alomar’s doppelganger try and man the position with very little success, but finally there’s some hope for the future of that position. Sandy Alderson has lined up several young players with something to prove to compete for the position, and while that’s [...]
Why haven’t the A’s finished above .500 since 2006? It’s a question I’ve seen asked by some detractors of sabermetrics, as if a few seasons under .500 can eradicate nearly 40 years of research. I never felt the need to dignify that question with a response, as the answer is very simple. Poor Billy Beane spilled the beans about his winning formula with a very small payroll, and the teams with a large payroll took their [...]
Well, some of the facts may not be “fun” for Mets fans, but the April 17th Mets/Cards 20-inning game made some wierd history. Jayson Stark writes a column for espn.com with a “Strange But True” theme every so often, and his year-end article featured the early-season marathon. Here’s some of his findings: Stranguest But Truest Game Of The Year Yeah, there were many, many insane baseball games in 2010. But for seven mind-boggling hours of pure, cue-the-Twilight-Zone-theme-music [...]
The MMO fan base seems to be split recently. There’s a small group of people who are entirely unimpressed (to put it mildly) with Alderson and Co. for not spending money they don’t have on players that won’t help. There’s a seemingly larger group of fans who understand that this team, despite a new front office, is still Omar’s team, having no choice other than to play out the undeserving contracts awarded by Omar. Once this money [...]
It’s obvious the Mets need a starting pitcher, probably two. They need a second baseman, too, but Daniel Murphy looks like he’s healthy enough to compete in Spring Training, the Mets took a second baseman with very nice looking peripherals in the rule five draft, and Justin Turner might show his stuff in Spring Training, too. So they now have bodies there, let’s move on the starting pitching. The following is a list of the remaining [...]
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Last updated: 05/18/2013
- Angelo: on Mets vs Cubs: Davis Not In Lineup As Gee Looks For A Win In Rubber Match: i expect a big game from byrd...
- ill_egl: on With Ike Davis Struggling, What Are The Mets’ Options?: Anyone have any input on how Boyd...
- Heybatter: on Is Collins The Blame For Team’s Poor Performance, Or Is He Just The Patsy?: THIS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ in spades
- Hawk: on Mets vs Cubs: Davis Not In Lineup As Gee Looks For A Win In Rubber Match: About time we see Recker.
- Metsie: on Is Collins The Blame For Team’s Poor Performance, Or Is He Just The Patsy?: I actually agree with Sherman to a...