People fear what they do not understand. There’s no way to deny that. The truth is, baseball is still a game where people continue to hold on to “the way things used to be” in their hearts. It’s why there is no full replay yet, it’s why people are against the DH in the NL even though the NL is at a disadvantage during the regular season or AL during the World Series… or why […]
As we approach the trading deadline, anybody who has a keyboard will be coming up with trade ideas for the New York Mets. The truth is, I try to stay away from the “rumor” machine because I feel like I’ve learned my lesson with getting enthralled in things that never actually happen. The Mets are in an interesting position because so much of what they do moving forward depends on Ike Davis. If Davis comes […]
Last year, the Mets whiffed on a trade that brought Ramon Ramirez and Andres Torres to New York in exchange for Angel Pagan. The deal was supposed to deal one of the Mets many outfielders, for a need which was middle relief and also bring in a veteran outfielder to fill the gap. Ramirez never lived up to the expectation of being a quality reliever, but was the trade really a whiff when you look […]
We’ve all heard and participated in the endless discussions about Zack Wheeler. It seems to me that we all focus on the command, which admittedly is an issue, but to me there is a greater issue here. When I watch a baseball game, I don’t watch for a pitcher to tip his pitches. Last night I was watching the MLB Network, and watched as Joey Cora and Mitch Williams broke down video from Wheeler’s first […]
Patience was never really a word you would hear when it comes to New York fan bases. Now, possibly more than ever, Mets fans with the exception of a vocal minority are practicing patience with regard to their expectations for this franchise. I know it’s tough to be a fan especially in New York and think “we’re almost there,” especially after 2006 – but the situation is what it is. I’m trying to embrace it […]
The trade winds are blowing, which means the ideas are coming! We received the following message from Ramon. I recently read that Starlin Castro was available, along with Carlos Gonzalez. Do you see it possible for the Mets to acquire Castro? What do you think it would cost the Mets to acquire both him (considering we’d be buying low since he’s had a poor season)? What about CarGo as well? Starlin Castro is a very interesting situation. At 23 […]
In 2012, Ike Davis had valley fever. In 2012, Ike Davis was rusty because he had missed so much playing time in 2011. In 2012, the hitting approach impacted Ike Davis negatively. In 2012, Ike Davis didn’t have enough lineup protection or he was shuffled around the order too much. In 2012, Ike Davis should have been sent to the minors but instead he was allowed to “work things out” at the big league level, […]
With the hinted announcement that Zack Wheeler could be making his major league debut on June 18th, the Mets are officially on the clock for the future. June 18th is vital to the Mets future success, and it’s probably not for reasons you may think I am going to say. They need to trade Wheeler, if not for the team’s sake – then for his sake. Wheeler is never, ever going to live up to […]
It must have been fate that I happened to be in my car at 1:00 pm yesterday. After listening to WFAN’s Mike Francesa, I see the other side to this Valdespin issue – in fact it goes beyond Valdespin. I only was in the car long enough to hear his opening monologue, but you know what? He was dead on. Look, Valdespin is a jerk – he’s an immature bench player who constantly finds himself […]
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