Mets Thoughts

Mr. Never Clutch or Mr. Never Good Enough?

An article by posted on June 25, 2010 0 Comments

It’s always puzzling to me the way some Mets “fans” treat David Wright. Part of the problem I think has to be Derek Jeter. Jeter has set the bar so high for being the “face of a NY franchise,” that no matter who puts on a Yankees or Mets jersey years from now, they will […]

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Tigers Claw Mets For 6 Runs In Loss To Detroit

An article by posted on June 24, 2010 0 Comments

Mets couldn’t get the sweep against the Tigers as they lose 6-5 despite a late inning rally. Mets fall back to .5 games behind the Braves. Game Summary Hisanori Takahashi started for the Mets and got roughed up by the Tigers early in his worst start of the season. Takahashi, who has had a great […]

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Steroids And Baseball, Continued

An article by posted on June 24, 2010 0 Comments

The following paragraph is part of a letter that I wrote – it was published in the New York Times on January 26, 2004. “President Bush mentioned the issue of steroids in sports in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 21, 2004. As a lifelong baseball fan, I am very concerned about […]

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Reyes And Pagan Are The Mets’ Dynamic Duo

An article by posted on June 24, 2010 0 Comments

It may have taken Jerry Manuel ions to figure it out, but since his decision to bat Jose Reyes and Angel Pagan first and second at the top of the order, this team has been exciting to watch. Jose Reyes has lit it up and now their is no doubt that he is 100% recovered from […]

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Dickey Fires Blanks In Mets 5-0 Win Over Tigers

An article by posted on June 23, 2010 0 Comments
Dickey Fires Blanks In Mets 5-0 Win Over Tigers

The legend of R.A. Dickey continues to grow after pitching another masterpiece tonight in the Mets 5-0 shutout over the Tigers. Jose Reyes ignited the offense again with a huge game that included his sixth home run of the season. Game Summary Dickey just continues to dazzle everytime he takes the mound, confounding hitters with […]

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Get Ready For The Mets Broadcast About Nothing

An article by posted on June 23, 2010 0 Comments

Did you hear the one about the comedian and the former first baseman who called a baseball game for the New York Mets?   No?   Well, come tonight, you will. Tonight’s game against the Detroit Tigers will feature legendary comedian and lifelong Mets fan, Jerry Seinfeld, joining Keith Hernandez and Gary Cohen in the […]

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John Maine The New Tenant Of The Doghouse

An article by posted on June 22, 2010 0 Comments

It looks like John Maine’s career with the New York Mets and perhaps in baseball is close to coming to an end.  The last 2 seasons have been a disaster for the pitcher.  I have defended him many times on this site and others.  I don’t exactly know why but I’ve always had a bit […]

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MetsMerized Player Of The Week! (Week 11)

An article by posted on June 22, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets looked strong once again last week but lost the last two games of their road trip to the Yankees, posting a 7-2 road trip overall. Santana got victimized by a Grand Slam (again!) and that made the start look a lot worse than it probably was. Beltran’s rehabbing, Mejia’s in AA, and Parnell […]

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First-Half and Second-Half Santana: Myth or Reality?

An article by posted on June 22, 2010 0 Comments

I’m sure like most of you, I was tickled orange-and-blue when Johan Santana was traded to the New York Mets in the offseason leading to the 2008 season.  I have a few friends who were from Minnesota who did warn me, however, that Santana takes a while to “warm up” during the season.  Expect a […]

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Barajas And Blanco…The Perfect Catch

An article by posted on June 21, 2010 0 Comments

In a recent Metszilla post (20/20 hindsight ) Jay looked into this past off-season and some of the free agents that general manager Omar Minaya decided to pass on.  He went on to make the following statement about the non-signing of  Bengie Molina, who was seeking a 3-yr deal worth roughly $20 million: As quick as we are to look at guys like […]

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