This morning one of our readers commented about possibly making a trade for Roy Oswalt of the Astros. And although I totally disagreed with having to give up Mike Pelfrey for him, the thought of adding Oswalt seemed quite intriguing. 1. Johan Santana 2. Roy Oswalt 3. Mike Pelfrey 4. Oliver Perez 5. Jon Niese Since then, WFAN has been abuzz with talk of Oswalt, but now I came across this post by Adam Rubin […]
Update 4/21 1:30 PM According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, Dr. Steadman, who performed the surgery on Carlos Beltran in January, told Carlos Beltran he should not run until all ‘hot spots,’ or bone bruises, are healed in his knee. However, Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus is accusing the Mets of another coverup and writes, Hearing that Beltran’s exam was more negative than is being let on. “No progress, none at all.” Curious if Boras will comment. […]
Let me begin by saying that I count Joel Sherman among my favorite sports journalists, but what was he thinking when he wrote this last night for the Post? IKE DAVIS took batting practice in Buffalo yesterday morning in anticipation of hitting cleanup in a 1 p.m. start against the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate. Fifty minutes before first pitch, however, he was notified of his promotion to The Show. So he flew to New York to […]
Ike Davis’ debut was a memorable one as he picked up the first two hits of his career. Angel Pagan’s homer broke the game open and the Mets defeated the Cubs 6-1. Game Notes Jon Niese got into a few jams, but time and time again he got out of trouble with a big strikeout whenever he needed one. He pitched a smart game and I was a little miffed to see him taken out […]
Updated 4/19 1:00 PM Here we go! WFAN is reporting that the Mets have called up 23–year-old Ike Davis and that he will be in uniform tonight when the Mets play the Cubs at Citi Field. According to the Buffalo Bisons, Ike Davis had been removed from today’s starting lineup and was informed of his promotion. Kevin Burkhardt believes Ike Davis will be in tonight’s lineup. To all who asked: I’m sure Ike will be […]
Last night’s epic 20 inning marathon between the Cardinals and the Mets had more ups and downs than a ride on the Cyclone in Coney Island. When the game finally came to an end and I saw Luis Castillo field the grounder off the bat of Ryan Ludwick and fire it to Mike Jacobs at first base for the final out. it took a couple of minutes for me to finally rise up and cheer like […]
While trying to defuse a potentially volatile situation from taking shape in the Mets clubhouse, right fielder Jeff Francoeur addressed yesterdays comments on ESPN and called them “false, untruthful and stupid”. Seth Everett of ESPN’s Baseball Tonight, reported that players Jeff Francoeur, Johan Santana, Jose Reyes and John Maine were very unhappy with Jerry Manuel. A charge that Francoeur scoffed at and took great offense to this afternoon. “That’s far from the truth,” Francoeur said. “Jerry’s helped […]
Streaking Jeff Francoeur has now extended his hitting streak to 10 games and according to our old friend Adam Rubin, Frenchy is just four shy of matching Wright’s franchise record to start a season, which was set last year. Additionally, Francoeur ranks second in the National League in batting at .457. There’s a lot of bloggers, journalists, analysts and beat reporters with egg on their faces right now thanks to Francoeur’s huge second half last season and his MVP […]
I’m not trying to be a nit-picker so soon after a much needed win for the Mets against the Rockies… especially at the dawn of a big three game series against the St. Louis Cardinals… but I wanted to say this a few days ago and I need to get it off my chest. For much of spring training camp in late February and March, unless you spent that time under a rock, we were reminded […]
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