Mets Thoughts

Yes, It’s Omar

An article by posted on September 30, 2010 0 Comments
Yes, It’s Omar

Looking back over the months, reading about the Mets organization from the beginning until today, I realized that I had omitted writing about the most charming employee of them all. No one has a biography like he does – he’s been everywhere, done everything and still has that charm to share with everyone. After returning […]

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Lets Shut Down All Our Players And Forfeit The Rest Of The Season

An article by posted on September 30, 2010 0 Comments

Now that I have your attention, can somebody please tell me what the deal is with all these rants chastising the Mets for not shutting players down? What the hell is going on around here and when did all this madness about shutting players down begin? Let me see if I got this straight…  Carlos Beltran bats […]

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From Left Field: Can Finishing .500 Be Considered Somewhat Of A Success?

An article by posted on September 30, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets are currently 76-79. Including tonight’s game (that is in progress), they have seven games remaining: four against the Brewers and three against the Nationals. If the Mets were in a heated pennant race, they would have lucked out considering their competition over this next week. However, since they were eliminated from playoff contention […]

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Acosta Blows It, Mets Lose 8-7 In Game 1

An article by posted on September 29, 2010 0 Comments
Acosta Blows It, Mets Lose 8-7 In Game 1

Jonathon Niese was abused in his final outing of 2010, but the Mets offense came to his rescue. Game Notes Jonathon Niese had his second straight poor outing, and leaves a sour taste in his mouth exiting the 2010 season. Jonathon went two and two-third innings, giving up six runs on ten hits with no […]

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The People v. The Flushing Core

An article by posted on September 29, 2010 0 Comments
The People v. The Flushing Core

For some, the jury is out. For others, the case is already made and evident. We have heard much ado about David Wright’s ability to be a leader on this team. I’ve even posted that the leader of the future is not even on this team yet. Amazingly, in posts all over this site and […]

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Episode One – The Phantom Mets

An article by posted on September 29, 2010 0 Comments
Episode One – The Phantom Mets

Yesterday was a big day for me when I learned that George Lucas announced that all six films in the Star Wars Saga will be converted to 3D!  According to the press release, Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace is expected to be released theatrically in 2012. Being a huge Star Wars fan along with my son, I […]

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Morning Grind: Dealbreaker For The Mets

An article by posted on September 29, 2010 0 Comments

Dealbreaker is a mild way to describe what the Mets have in their hands. Trade ideas, who comes and who goes, how to spend the Wilpons’ money, etc, etc, etc. The battles about what 2011 will look like are still raging as we speak. Quite honestly, this team is in a place I never in a […]

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Tejada! Clutch! Mets Win 4-3

An article by posted on September 28, 2010 0 Comments
Tejada! Clutch! Mets Win 4-3

Mike Pelfrey went seven and one third innings of quality baseball, and key offensive contributions from David Wright and clutch hitting from Ruben Tejada gave the Mets the win, 4-3 versus the Brewers. Game Notes Mike Pelfrey went seven and one third innings today, giving up three runs on five hits, walking four and striking […]

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In Retrospect, Firing Willie Didn’t Really Change Much

An article by posted on September 28, 2010 0 Comments
In Retrospect, Firing Willie Didn’t Really Change Much

With the Milwaukee Brewers in town, and Jerry Manuel presumably in his last week as Mets manager, it is not surprising the attention being placed on Willie Randolph and the inevitable comparisons to his successor. I covered Randolph in 2006 until 2008 when he was unceremoniously fired, and found him to be knowledgeable but sometimes […]

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All Those Empty Seats

An article by posted on September 28, 2010 0 Comments
All Those Empty Seats

They haven’t gone away – all those empty seats in the new stadiums that are home to four of the major league teams in the NYC area. Yes, I’m talking about the ‘new’ Yankee Stadium – self explanatory. Citi Field – the new Mets Stadium named by the Wilpons in exchange for 20 years of […]

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