Mets Thoughts

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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Is Mets Offense Only Ones To Blame For Santana’s Record?

An article by posted on June 21, 2010 0 Comments

I’ve given this careful consideration and have come to a conclusion.  I love Johan Santana, but I’m not so sure that the lack of run support is the only reason for his disappointing record this year. Granted, the Mets didn’t score a single run in yesterday’s game.  So no matter how good or bad Johan […]

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Jose Reyes Is The Leader Of The Pack

An article by posted on June 21, 2010 0 Comments

Look in the dugout during a Mets game.  If you see Jose Reyes smiling, laughing and dancing, you know the Mets are winning and contending.  If you see him anyway else, they are probably losing.  We saw it happen in 2006.  Reyes led the Mets with 194 hits, batting .300.  He hit 37 doubles, 19 […]

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The 2010 New York Mets…fellas

An article by posted on June 21, 2010 0 Comments

All season long so many of us have dissected in every which way possible, every move the New York Mets have made. Granted some of us have used hacksaws and some of us have used the precision of a neurosurgeon, to make our points. I’ve occasionally waded in both pools, admittedly. The way the Mets […]

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“Hey, Dad, You Wanna Have A Catch?” A Father’s Day Blog Three Generations In The Making.

An article by posted on June 20, 2010 0 Comments

I was about 6 years old when my father threatened to throw me out of the house. The reason was simple. I told him I was going to be a Yankees fan. It was the early 1970’s and I knew nothing about Baseball. But still, I was going to root for the Yankees. Why? As […]

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Mets Acquire Jorge Padilla

An article by posted on June 20, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have acquired outfielder Jorge Padilla from the Blue Jays, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com (via Twitter). There’s no word on what Toronto will receive on the deal at this time. Padilla, 30, has a slash line of .330/.405/.459 with four homers for Toronto’s Triple A affiliate this season. He came to the […]

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Mets Winning Streak Snapped, Fall 5-3 To Yankees

An article by posted on June 19, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets eight game winning streaked was snapped this afternoon as the Yankees beat up on Mike Pelfrey and handed the Mets a 5-3 loss in game two of the Subway series. Game Summary Mike Pelfrey did not continue his streak of great starts as he struggled early and often against the Yankees. He gave up […]

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Mets Renaissance Playing in the Bronx

An article by posted on June 19, 2010 0 Comments

Did any of us think this would be possible some six weeks back? We’ve won eight straight, 12 of 13, and we just shut out our favorite team to hate in the Bronx! What a game! What performances! Gamesmanship, strategy, decision-making, fundamentals…concepts we only could have wished for last year at this time. Mets fans […]

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Angel Clutch Again As Mets Beat Yanks 4-0 For 8th Straight

An article by posted on June 19, 2010 0 Comments

For the first time in 3 years, the Mets shutout the Yankees behind the great pitching of Hisanori Takahashi and the bats of Angel Pagan & Co. Game Recap Hisanori Takahashi went out today, and replicated his stellar performance against the Yankees, going 6 innings giving up 0 runs on 4 hits with 2 walks […]

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