After giving the Ike Davis for Prince Fielder trade some time to be debated, I’d like to propose another possible trade option for the 2011 New York Mets. It would involve the Mets trading Carlos Beltran and some minor leaguers (maybe a pitcher and one of Duda or Evans) to the Kansas City Royals for Zack Greinke and David DeJesus. This deal would involve many moving parts so here is the rationale I have to [...]
With the League Championship Series starting this weekend (and with my team not in the mix yet again), I would like to share my picks for the remainder of the playoffs. Though you could say my picks are grounded in a personal bias, much research went into these picks, and I stand by my selections. To be honest, right or wrong in my picks, I could really care less about how the playoffs wind up. [...]
So with the bulk of the offseason looming, there are many questions surrounding the Mets. One that fans would not think would be a huge issue is first base. Ike Davis had a solid rookie year hitting .264 with 19 HR and 71 RBI (just three behind the Mets rookie record set by Darryl Strawberry in 1983). He played a Gold-Glove caliber first base and is booming with potential. I have been hearing some possible [...]
Patience is a virtue, everything happens for a reason, good things come to those who wait, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and you have to look before you leap. Cliches aside, the Mets (and us fans) will have to be patient in finding out who will be running the show next year and hopefully beyond. I thoroughly enjoy all the speculation by fans listing who they think will be the next GM or manager. [...]
Well, Mets fans, we did it. We endured another long season of Mets baseball, only to see our boys play to an 79-83 record (fourth in the NL East) and miss the playoffs for the fourth straight year. Though we will now turn our attention to football, hockey, or basketball, let’s take a look at some of the memorable moments of this season. The Mets looked great on opening day with Johan Santana leading the [...]
Catching the baseball. Many consider this the basic feature of America’s pastime. However, knowing our beloved Mets, they usually seem to screw it up. Tonight in the Mets 9-2 loss to the Brew Crew, Jose Reyes dropped a pop up with two outs in the fifth inning. Dillon Gee had only given up two runs up to that point, with the Mets trailing 2-1. Naturally, the next batter, Lorenzo Cain, stroked a two-run double to [...]
The Mets are currently 76-79. Including tonight’s game (that is in progress), they have seven games remaining: four against the Brewers and three against the Nationals. If the Mets were in a heated pennant race, they would have lucked out considering their competition over this next week. However, since they were eliminated from playoff contention a while ago, now I would like to see if the team can at least manage to finish .500. So [...]
Dillon Gee completed the fourth start of his career tonight. He pitched seven innings and surrendered only five hits and two runs to earn his second victory. Through these four starts, Gee has thrown four quality starts, giving up only six runs in 27 innings of work (a 2.00 ERA). Though his first two starts were against the lowly Nationals and Pirates, the last two were against the potent Braves and the Phillies. Looking forward, [...]
The three-run homer that Elmer Dessens gave up tonight in the eighth inning to Gaby Sanchez that wound up costing the Mets a loss didn’t really bother me tonight. The team is out of contention, and at this point, all I want to see is some solid, fundamental baseball as well as some clutch hitting in order to play the role of spoiler. Plus Dessens doesn’t exactly factor into the Mets long-term plans. What I [...]
According to Abbott and Costello, “Who’s on first, What’s on second, and I Don’t Know’s on third.” However, for the 2011 New York Mets, the question will be the following: who (not what) is on second? Let’s be honest. Even before his recent injury, Met fans were not getting excited about the prospects of having Luis Hernandez man second base for us next year. If you look right now at the Mets’ 2011 roster, the [...]
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Last updated: 05/21/2013
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