Mets Thoughts

Game Preview, Notes, Starting Lineup: Mets @ Braves

An article by posted on April 17, 2011 0 Comments

Starting Lineup Jose Reyes – SS Josh Thole – C David Wright – 3B Carlos Beltran – RF Ike Davis – 1B Angel Pagan – CF Willie Harris – LF Brad Emaus – 2B Dillon Gee – RHP Mets Notes METS AT A GLANCE: The Mets have lost seven games in a row dating back […]

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Mets Lose Both Games In Doubleheader Against Braves; 4-2, 4-0

An article by posted on April 16, 2011 0 Comments

Game One: Game Summary Mets get out slugged as DJ Carrasco gets over matched against the Braves’ long balls. The bullpen holds together, and the offense fell silent. Mets lose the first game of the double header, 4-2 to the Braves. Game Notes When the Mets chose DJ Carrasco to start for them in a […]

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Realizing It’s Time To Rebuild

An article by posted on April 16, 2011 0 Comments

I’m not really a negative fan, at least I’d like to think so. I never booed Oliver Perez or Luis Castillo, and I never called for Omar’s firing. I don’t think I’m smarter than the people who run a professional baseball team, and I try to recognize there’s always more to a story than we […]

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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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