Mets Thoughts

I Sense A Big Shake-Up This Week, Some Heads Will Roll

An article by posted on April 16, 2011 0 Comments

It’s taxing times for a beleaguered Mets team these days, but there’s no rest for the weary as they get set to play a doubleheader for the second time in three days. The Mets even tried unsuccessfully to get MLB to intervene and overrule the Braves decision to play two games today, but their pleas fell on deaf ears. Atlanta is […]

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Interview with Former Met Frank Catalanotto

An article by posted on April 15, 2011 0 Comments

Mets Merized Online has certainly had its share of interviews since its inception in 2005.  We’ve interviewed Mets insiders like Brian Costa and Adam Rubin, we’ve interviewed former coaches like Jerry Manuel and Rick Peterson, and we’ve even interviewed current and former Mets players like Angel Pagan, Josh Thole, Ron Swoboda and Brain McRae.  You may as well add this interview to the […]

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Is America’s Pastime in Decline?

An article by posted on April 15, 2011 0 Comments

David Waldstein of the New York Times had an interesting account of the attendance at Citi Field yesterday and the sentiment among the fans who attended. The combined attendance for the doubleheader, which was made necessary by a rainout on Tuesday, was 25,758. But long before the end there was only a smattering of fans, and […]

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Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?

An article by posted on April 15, 2011 0 Comments
Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?

My title is one of Casey Stengel’s most memorable quotes and is applicable to how this season has started for the Mets. Yesterday’s doubleheader loss, coming hours after Terry Collins’ closed doors meeting, was a study in bad baseball. It made me wonder what would have happened had the Mets not focused on fundamentals during […]

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Doug’s Dugout – A Twin Killing, Tulo, The North Atlantic

An article by posted on April 15, 2011 0 Comments
Doug’s Dugout – A Twin Killing, Tulo, The North Atlantic

In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss: The North Atlantic, a Twin Killing, Tulo, and other assorted feeble thoughts. I suppose if the Titanic once sank in April so can the Mets.  However, it is only two weeks into the season, and way to early to lower the lifeboats, but the team is taking on water. […]

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Seriously, This Is Too Much!

An article by posted on April 15, 2011 0 Comments

I’m working on a post for later this afternoon right, and I need to check out something quick about the Mets 40 Man Roster. So off to mets.com I go and then I click roster, when lo and behold I see this: You can click the image to enlarge it but basically it shows everybody’s […]

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For Love Of The Game

An article by posted on April 15, 2011 0 Comments
For Love Of The Game

I read a bunch of papers every day, both delivered to my home and on the web. My field is Political Science and there is plenty of news there any day to catch my eye, although I do limit my attention to the Congress and the President. Here in Connecticut we have a new Governor […]

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Feliciano Likely Out For Season, Alderson Looking Pretty Wise

An article by posted on April 15, 2011 0 Comments

In mid-December, when the crosstown rival Yankees signed Mets’ lefty specialist Pedro Feliciano to a two year, $8 million deal, the front office was criticized for letting him walk. Now, roughly four months later, it is looking like quite the smart move by Sandy Alderson who elected to pass on Feliciano. Feliciano had experienced a sore tricep that put him […]

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Is It Too Early To Worry, Or Is That Something We Tell Ourselves To Feel Good

An article by posted on April 15, 2011 0 Comments

I received an email from one of our regular readers last night asking me what I thought of the 4-7 start to the season. He was worried and wanted to know if I was worried too. My answer in short is yes, I do have concerns, but I also believe we are in capable hands […]

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3 Up, 3 Down: Rocky Mountain Low Edition

An article by posted on April 14, 2011 0 Comments

The Colorado Rockies were in town this week for a four game series, winning all four including both ends of a double header. Here we have the 3 Up and 3 Down from the series. Three Up 1. Troy Tulowitzki: It pains me to put an opposing player in this slot, but Tulowitzki had just […]

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