The Mets enter the All Star break today in a position few, if any, fans envisioned. With forty-six wins under their belt, the Mets reside in third place in the NL East and just out of the final wild card spot. How did this happen you ask? Well here are a few of your favorites who are more responsible than the rest for the team’s surprising first half. Johan Santana The highlight of the season [...]
June was set to be a real test for this team. More than 20 games against teams which boast better than .500 records stood in the Mets path a few short weeks ago and ultimately, they’ve navigated the month well, but that’s not to say the month of June hasn’t been frustrating. Win three..lose three..win one..lose three..win three..lose three..win four..and most recently, you guessed it..lose three. All of that equates to just one game under [...]
Riddle me this… You have a 37 year old pitcher, a knuckleballer, in the midst of the greatest season of his career who has become a fan favorite and is well on his way to earning a second contract extension since joining the team in 2010. How on earth do you approach that contract negotiation? This my friends is why Sandy Alderson gets paid the big bucks, because there is no handbook for this one [...]
As the Mets’ roster has evolved throughout the course of this season, it appears that things may fall into place a bit faster that most fans had originally envisioned. The farm system, originally believed to be devoid of any significant major league caliber talent only one year ago, has produced enough replacements to keep the Mets afloat throughout the first third of the 2012 season. While this news is good for the franchise and its [...]
Coming off of a sweep at the hands of the NL Central leading Cincinnati Reds, the Mets should probably consider themselves lucky. Why you ask? Well, just as the Mets had done when sweeping the Tampa Bay Rays only a few days earlier, their crosstown rival Yankees did the Mets a favor in their sweep of the Washington Nationals. Its for that reason and that reason alone that the Mets remain only 4.5 games back [...]
Professional sports, especially baseball, have a way of sensationalizing the efforts of millionaires. These folks are after all only human, but even still there are times when things just seem too good to be true. Take for instance the career path of RA Dickey. I would call his time with the Mets a resurgence, but that would give the impression that Dickey has done this before, when in fact he has never come close. Drafted [...]
There are times when I think Omar Minaya takes a lot more flack than he should. During his tenure he did everything in his power to produce a winning ball club. He signed a lot of free agents to numerous big money contracts and for the most part I agreed with his decisions. I was even on board for most of his questionable ones. Due to a lack of better options at the time, I [...]
This weekend’s three game sweep at the hands of the hated New York Yankees resulted in a number of things. In the process, the Mets have now dropped six of their last seven games and fallen to a mere three games above .500 for the first time since May 24th. Their all-time record against their crosstown rivals..a disappointing 35-52. Worse yet, having had a chance to move into first place in the NL East as [...]
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Last updated: 06/18/2013
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