The MLB All-Star game is starting to become nothing short of a high school popularity contest. The players elected to the game seem to be done so on name sake or the team they play for rather than performance. The worst part of it is that this game actually matters. I wouldn’t mind if the popularity contest created a fun exhibition game. However, the fact of the matter is, the managers are compromised between a […]
It’s so interesting to think about the idea that a Mets team who lost 90 games last year is now in contention for a playoff spot without their All-star caliber CF. Granted, Pagan has performed much better than anybody expected him to perform and the importance of his performance cannot be measured. Although, I wish the Mets were able to win games on the road…I shouldn’t complain, at least we’re winning. On to the POTW! […]
The Mets looked strong once again last week but lost the last two games of their road trip to the Yankees, posting a 7-2 road trip overall. Santana got victimized by a Grand Slam (again!) and that made the start look a lot worse than it probably was. Beltran’s rehabbing, Mejia’s in AA, and Parnell looks to make his return to the MLB in a move that I have to question slightly. Anyway, on to […]
Yuniesky Maya – does that name ring a bell? A little while back in the offseason, the Mets were looking to sign this guy, but there were a few problems with his Visa and that held him back. But there’s good news on that front, reported here : Enrique Rojas of ESPN.com says free-agent Cuban RHP Yuniesky Maya is finally free to sign a contract with a Major League team. (Link is in Spanish.) The […]
The Mets looked extremely sharp last week, posting a 5-1 record over their last 7 days. The off-day seemed to have no ill effect on the team and hopefully that trend will carry over into Cleveland as the Mets travel there to take on the Indians this week. It is a great day to be a Mets fan, with the Mets looking sharper than ever lately, and you have to give most of the credit […]
Nine weeks into the season already? I can’t believe it myself. In random baseball news, Armando Galarraga threw only about the 390,000th non-perfect game in major league baseball, nothing special. John Maine is on the DL with a weak shoulder and now Perez because his knee hurts. Uh…no comment. At least he’s not taking up a roster spot anymore. We saw the return of Niese for a strong start and the sweep of the Marlins. […]
I don’t get it. Jerry Manuel may be a bad manager, Oliver Perez may be an idiot, and Johan Santana may be really good, but nobody can explain to me why the Mets bite on the road and are dominant at home. The Mets had a wonderful shutout streak going that went to 35 IP, before Igarashi gave it up in what else, but an away game. If anybody can figure out why the Mets […]
We took two of three from the Yankees. I could care less about whether Yankees fans consider the series important or not. The point is, Santana looked sharp, the offense looked alive after Javier blanked them, and Jason Bay woke up. I really hope that it wasn’t just a one night thing for Jason, and that the Mets can at least put up a strong showing against Philadelphia this week. This week was insanely hard […]
I openly admit that I have not come to terms with the fact that we actually dealt with a four game sweep in Florida, because in my recent memory, that has never happened before. The Mets were usually able to scratch out a game or something, but we really messed it up this weekend. It’s amazing how the back end of our rotation dictates our win and losses so directly. We get good pitching from […]
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