Mets Thoughts

Nolan Ryan – A Mets Alum Who Is Still Pitching

An article by posted on August 6, 2010 0 Comments

I’m a writer who is partial to pitchers – first was Sandy Koufax and the current is Johan Santana. I don’t have any reason for my choices or maybe it’s just that most of these guys strive for perfection from themselves – hoping that the rest of the team is paying attention. Some pitchers rule […]

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Fernando Martinez: The Prospect Who Became Suspect

An article by posted on August 6, 2010 0 Comments

Michael Salfino of SNY.tv wrote an interesting article yesterday on the Mets former number one prospect, Fernando Martinez. In it he chronicles the decline of F-Mart’s prospect status over the years, but is not yet ready to count him out. Since 2007, he’s moved down on Baseball America’s Top 100 list from the 20th to […]

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Mets Myths – Part 1

An article by posted on August 6, 2010 0 Comments

In light of this past week’s horrific disappointments, I would like to dedicate my next couple of articles outlining some things that I consider “Mets Myths”.  I hate to say it, but even when this team looked great in June, the following fears have lingered, and I now feel like they can no longer be […]

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The Untouchables

An article by posted on August 6, 2010 0 Comments

Almost as predictable as the Mets falling short in the wins column these days is the projected fall-out that occurs after each loss.  Every beat writer or sports news outlet is trying to find the scapegoat.  I find that laughable, since I believe Jerry Manuel, Howard Johnson or Omar Minaya are symptoms of a larger […]

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R.A. Dickey: Nobody Could Have Predicted This

An article by posted on August 5, 2010 0 Comments

While taking a look at Mike Pelfrey’s overall 2010 stats this morning, I came across some interesting data as I compared him to the other starters in the Mets rotation. I compiled the following chart on Baseball Reference, so that you could see who fits where in several different pitching categories among the Mets’ top four starters. Pos […]

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Slip Sliding Away…

An article by posted on August 5, 2010 0 Comments

In 24 hours the Mets went from one of their best wins of the year, to one of their worst wins of the year. Last night’s loss was a comedy of errors alright, but for most Mets fans it was just another agonizing and embarrassing loss. How many times have we seen this team crack under […]

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Pelfrey Pummeled, Mets Lose 8-3

An article by posted on August 5, 2010 0 Comments

Mike Pelfrey was ineffective yet again today, and the Mets lost the game and the series to the Braves, falling today 8-3. Game Notes Mike Pelfrey was hit hard today, not even making it out of the fifth inning. Big Pelf was a Big Letdown today, giving up five runs, with only three being earned […]

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Are We Living On Borrowed Time With David Wright?

An article by posted on August 5, 2010 0 Comments

It was a good day. We scored a run in the bottom of the 8th to defeat Montreal 5-4, reached .500 and now trailed the first place Phillies by just 3. Orber Moreno picked up the W in relief and Braden Looper collected his 20th save. Batting 7th that day was a rookie 3bman named […]

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David Wright: We Didn’t Do Anything Right

An article by posted on August 5, 2010 0 Comments

“It’s disappointing in how we played,” third baseman David Wright said. “We didn’t really do anything right tonight, and that’s troublesome because it was a big game for us, the ability to take two out of three from the first-place team.” The loss really set the Mets back last night, and they now find themselves […]

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Is Big Pelf A Big Game Pitcher?

An article by posted on August 4, 2010 0 Comments

Tonight’s a big game for the Mets as they try to do something they haven’t done in a nearly a year; win a road series against a division rival. A win would also give the Mets some momentum as they head into a weekend series with the Phillies who they are hoping to leapfrog in […]

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