Mets Thoughts

Will Pelfrey Get His Groove Back?

An article by posted on July 19, 2010 0 Comments

We might know more about one of the Mets’ key second-half questions tonight, which is: Who is the real Mike Pelfrey? At one time, Pelfrey was 9-1 and cruising toward the All-Star Game. All was right in his world and the Mets were making up ground on Atlanta. However, he has hit a rough five-game […]

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Heyman’s 22 Best Available Pitchers

An article by posted on July 18, 2010 0 Comments

SI.com’s Jon Heyman, ranks the 22 best available pitchers at the trade deadline now that Cliff Lee is off the board. 1. Dan Haren, Diamondbacks, starting pitcher. One GM said he heard the asking price for Haren, who is reasonably salaried (he’s due $12.75M next season) for a bona fide young ace and signed through […]

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Has Jerry Manuel Earned An Extension?

An article by posted on July 18, 2010 0 Comments

Here’s something I read this morning by Steve Popper of The Record who also happens to be one of my favorite beat writers covering the Mets. Steve caused me to chuckle when he started out this morning’s column with a warning to his readers, I’m going to make the most common sense argument – and one […]

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Despite Ike’s Two Homers Mets Fall To Giants 8-4

An article by posted on July 18, 2010 0 Comments

Mets fall short of a comeback as they lose their third straight game to the Giants, 8-4. Hisanori Takahashi had a poor start for the Mets, while Ike Davis hit two long home runs, however, the Mets came up short in a ninth inning rally. With the loss, the Mets fall behind the Phillies in the […]

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Thoughts On Mets Latest Offensive Funk

An article by posted on July 17, 2010 0 Comments

Two games into the second half, and the Mets have yet to cross home plate. So much for the triumphant return of Carlos Beltran. I can certainly understand being shut out by the likes of Tim Lincecum., but Barry Zito too? We made him look like Sandy Koufax out there last night… Beltran thought otherwise, […]

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NL East Report

An article by posted on July 16, 2010 0 Comments

Atlanta Braves: (53-36; Leader) The Braves took the first game from the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday, and have their rotation set up for Hanson, Hudson, and Lowe the weekend. In case you missed the All-Star Game, Brian McCann won MVP for his go-ahead double that put the National League ahead. Nate McLouth continues his rehab […]

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Mets Cannot Let The Braves And Phillies Pull Away From The Pack

An article by posted on July 16, 2010 0 Comments

With last night’s 2-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants, the Mets now find themselves five games back of the front-running Atlanta Braves. It looks like a fight to the finish may be shaping up for the NL Wild Card this season. Three NL East teams currently occupy the top seven spots for the Wild Card; […]

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Beltran’s Back, But Lincecum Silences Mets 2-0

An article by posted on July 16, 2010 0 Comments

Mets get shutout by Tim Lincecum and the Giants 2-0 in their first game of the second half. Sixth time the Mets have been shutout this season. Carlos Beltran also makes his return to the Mets and get his first hit of the season. Game Notes RA Dickey led the Mets into the second half […]

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Mets 2010 First Half Report Cards

An article by posted on July 15, 2010 0 Comments

Here are the results of our First Half Report Cards for the 2010 season. We graded the Mets in the following ten categories: Starting Pitching Bullpen Catchers Corner Infielders Middle Infielders Outfielders Bench Manager General Manager Overall This year, we also decided to include an average overall grade in each category, to kind of balance […]

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We Are Still Operating Without A Setup Man

An article by posted on July 15, 2010 0 Comments

It’s now apparent that the Mets do have what it takes to make a run for the division. We find ourselves in this position because it turns out the Mets were not as bad as many of the experts had projected, and the NL East in general had a lot more parity at the top […]

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