On a day that Willie Randolph proclaimed that only Tom Glavine and Orlando Hernandez were guaranteed a spot in the rotation, the stage had been set for New York’s very own reality show. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, The Contenders: A Shea Stadium Showdown. First, lets meet the Executive Producers, Fred and Jeff Wilpon. This is where our story really begins. After a thrilling season which saw the New York Mets come within one strike of [...]
It feels so good to have baseball back again. I have to admit it was a pretty long and boring offseason for Met fans, especially when we were left with the memory of that awful game 7 in our heads! Blah! They say the best thing to do after you fall off your horse, is to get back on again. Well, unfortunately for Met fans, the season ended and we haven’t been able to get back [...]
One of the Mets newest beat writers, John Delcos, kick-started a small firestorm on his blog, when he wrote the following… David Wright has been in the area for a couple of weeks now, “because I want to get acclimated to things.” He said it is something he’s always done and plans to do throughout his career. On the other hand, Lastings Milledge, whose image needs an overhaul, is nowhere to be found. In fairness, [...]
It is so freaking cool to finally go into Mets Spring Training camp and not have to hear about the damned Atlanta Braves and their damned streak of consecutive titles. You have no idea how much I hate that team. I will never forget the year that they clinched just before going into the last series of the season against the Mets. Bobby Cox, who I despise, decided that rather than resting his regulars for a [...]
The Chan Ho Park contract just keeps getting better and better. Apparently, the Mets will only have to pay Park $150,000 if he does not make the team out of Spring Training. If he does make the team, the Mets get him for a very reasonable $600,000. Here’s the thing though, as Met fans we should be rooting for him not to make the team, because if he does make the team it means that [...]
NY Sports Guy breaks it down. Please forgive me. I’d like to write this in advance to all 8 of you that will read my blogs this season. 7 of those 8 will be my friends who will be reading just because I will make them. As for the rest of you, well, I’ll say it again. Please forgive me. I may write a few things this year that you may disagree with. I may [...]
David Wright appeared to wear down toward the end of last season, and after another busy winter, it will be crucial for the All-Star third baseman to keep the demands of his fame in check. With his popularity exploding beyond New York, the Mets’ cover boy must be able to handle the intensifying spotlight. So far I think he has handled his celebrity status quite well. He says and does all the right things, and [...]
ESPN, they had a great article by Phil Rogers who ranked all the outfields in baseball, and I was surprised to see the Mets ranked at number 4. Only the Angels, Tigers, and Braves were ranked higher. I thought it was ironic because besides all the comments and questions I get from fans concerned about the starting pitching, worries about the outfield ranked second. In my 2007 Mets Preview last month, I gave the Mets outfield a [...]
Only 8 more days until Mets pitchers and catchers report, and as a special treat to all my readers, subscribers and myspace friends, I give you the Ultimate Mets Merized Challenge. Here is a Mets quiz that is sure to test your knowledge of the New York Mets. I hope you enjoy it and look forward to your comments. HOW METS MERIZED ARE YOU! Nothing much happening this week in Mets land. The Mets did do [...]
Well, it looks like the battle to replace Darren Oliver as the long reliever just got a little narrower. Dave Williams, who was viewed as a potential long reliever and emergency starter, had an operation to repair a herniated disk in his neck and could be out until June. Williams started feeling pain when he began his offseason throwing program in January. This leaves the Mets with offseason acquisitions Aaron Sele and Jorge Sosa as leading candidates for the job. [...]
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