Eric Young Jr. is not an ideal leadoff hitter. He is the best candidate on the New York Mets, but that is not saying much. Once Juan Lagares returns, Young Jr. should not even be in the conversation as an everyday player. Since Young Jr. made his MLB debut in 2009, he only exceeded 100 […]
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The Highlights The Mets beat the Colorado Rockies this afternoon by a score of 3-0 and have now extended their winning streak to eight straight games. Pedro Martinez started and was cruising along with a shutout until he was taken out of the game in the fourth inning with what is being described as a […]
I’ve seen some amazing and memorable catches over the years, but this one definitely ranks up there with the best of them. Some of you may have already seen this, but for those of you who haven’t, sit back and enjoy.I wonder if we can sign her to replace Moises Alou?
Pedro Martinez did not come out to pitch the fifth inning after being pinch-hit for in the bottom of the fourth inning. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX sports, when he made contact with Pedro Martinez in the dugout, he pointed to his groin and said it was precautionary. UPDATE: After initially thinking it was […]
Last night, Damion Easley belted a game winning homerun in the eight inning to break a 1-1 deadlock and put the Mets up 2-1. Immediately after the game, Kevin Burkhardt caught up with hiim and asked him what the feeling in the clubhouse is like lately. Easley had a great answer.
Just about a half hour ago, Clint Hurdle made the announcement saying that David Wright is in fact an All-Star. With Alfonso Soriano out with a broken bone in his left hand, David Wright will be replacing his final spot on the roster. Wright came second in the MLB Final Vote contest behind Corey Hart. […]
There’s a new sheriff in town… and his name is Jerry Manuel. Maybe this current winning streak has more to do with Jerry Manuel than you think. After sweeping the San Francisco Giants, the Mets are now 14-9 since Jerry Manuel took over for Willie Randolph. Apparently when Willie was in charge, he ran the clubhouse more like […]
Are you guys ready for a second helping of Luis Castillo this season? Or are you like me and hoping he takes his sweet ass time returning from the disabled list? There may be some clues that Jerry Manuel feels the same way we do on the matter. You just can’t take Damion Easley out […]
Ramon Castro continues to make the most out of his opportunities. Whenever he is in the lineup, it changes the whole offensive dynamic of the team. Last night he built a strong case for additional playtime when he blasted a three-run homerun over the right-centerfield fence that put the Mets up 3-0 and made Johan […]
Where are all the Mets fans who couldn’t wait to unload Mike Pelfrey in the off season? I’ll tell you where they are… scratching their heads and staring at their TV’s every time he takes the mound and exclaiming "OMG, I’m so glad Omar didn’t trade him!" Don’t feel so bad, I used to be […]
It may not have been the shot heard round’ the world, but it certainly was the shot heard round’ the bay. Last night, with arguably the best pitcher in the National League on the mound in Tim Lincecum, the Mets made short order of him in the first inning on this Carlos Beltran blast. It […]