Mets Thoughts

The Rotation Is Starting To Shine

An article by posted on May 19, 2011 0 Comments
The Rotation Is Starting To Shine

The Mets rotation has had its share of struggles this year, as we all know.  Mike Pelfrey got off to a terrible start and R.A Dickey, who was signed to a two-year deal, looks nothing like the pitcher we saw last season. The one bright spot, Chris Young, is now out for the season after pitching just 24 innings as […]

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Jason Bay May Start Batting Second

An article by posted on May 19, 2011 0 Comments
Jason Bay May Start Batting Second

Mets manager Terry Collins is seriously considering a major shakeup in the lineup that would include batting the struggling Jason Bay in the No. 2 spot of the batting order. “I’m going to try something,” Collins said. He added, “We’ve got to get him some protection, there’s no question about it.” Bay seems to have […]

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Attendance Continues To Plummet At Citi Field

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments
Attendance Continues To Plummet At Citi Field

After 19 home games this season, the Mets have had just 548,518 fans come out to Citi Field according to ESPN. This comes out to an average of just 28,869 fans a game, which is only 69.1% of the capacity of Citi Field. Anyone who has been to a Mets game this year can tell […]

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Be An Honorary Mets Captain

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments
Be An Honorary Mets Captain

METS AND DUANE READE LAUNCH HONORARY CAPTAIN PROGRAM Fans Can Win the Chance to Bring Out Mets Lineup Card Before July Subway Series at Citi Field The New York Mets today announced the launch of the “Honorary Captain” program Presented by Duane Reade, New York City’s largest drug store chain, giving fans the unique opportunity […]

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Is Sandy Sticking To His Sabermetric Ways Mentioned In Moneyball?

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments

In the chapter on Sandy Alderson in Moneyball, one of the biggest things Alderson was credited for was how he ran his minor league system. Alderson runs a franchise like a military style boot camp. He has specific rules, and wants these rules and regulations enforced properly by his respective managers, especially in the minors. In an […]

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Scapegoatism

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments
Scapegoatism

The idea of a scapegoat is a loaded one, a deeply symbolic one with biblical meanings surrounding it. In sports, it has its own special meaning. I recently saw a movie called “Catching Hell,” which was a documentary surrounding Steve Bartman. Perhaps you’ve heard of him, he was a guy who was infamously singled-out by […]

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Starting Lineup, Game Preview: Nationals vs Mets

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments

Starting Lineup Jose Reyes – SS Justin Turner – 3B Carlos Beltran – RF Jason Bay – LF Daniel Murphy – 1B Ronny Paulino – C Scott Hairston – CF Ruben Tejada – 2B Jonathon Niese – LHP Game Preview The Mets start a two game set at home against the Nationals tonight as the […]

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The Mets Are Still Finding Interesting Ways To Lose

An article by posted on May 17, 2011 0 Comments

I am happier than anyone with how the Mets have been playing lately. The team is getting offensive production from unlikely sources, the bullpen has been miraculous and Mike Pelfrey seems to be getting back on track. However, all of a sudden, shades of the 2009 injury plague have crept back to the team. David […]

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Getting Some Things Off My Chest

An article by posted on May 17, 2011 0 Comments

I swear, sometimes I think this team is cursed… It doesn’t matter who writes out the lineup cards or who runs things upstairs, disaster is never too far away and always manages to seek us out. So David Wright has a stress fracture in his lower back, Ike Davis has his foot wrapped up and is […]

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Stress Fracture Could Keep Wright Out Longer Than Two Weeks?

An article by posted on May 17, 2011 0 Comments
Stress Fracture Could Keep Wright Out Longer Than Two Weeks?

Yesterday, after I posted the news that David Wright was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his lower back., I speculated in the comments that maybe resting for ten days would do the trick. That was the optimist in me speaking. This morning in the New York Post, Mark Hale shares a gloomier outlook after speaking to […]

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