Mets Thoughts

Jo-han, Jo-han, A Pitcher’s Life For Me

An article by posted on April 25, 2009 0 Comments

Amazing. There is no better word to describe Johan Santana. Talk about a stopper – he’s the only guy in the Mets rotation who can win!  (And have a different handshake for every teammate!)  Now I have been following baseball since 1990, and I’ll admit I have never been a fan of pitching. Never gave it […]

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Mets At It Again, Take Down “K” Cards

An article by posted on April 25, 2009 0 Comments

If you watched last night’s game against the Nationals, you may have noticed the K-Cards that a group of fans were hanging as Johan Santana collected his 10 strikeouts. Well, leave it to the Mets to take the fun out of Citi Field once again. David Lennon of Newsday explains: Johan Santana’s 10 strikeouts Friday […]

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Game Recap: Mets 4 – Nationals 3

An article by posted on April 25, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary The Mets (7-9) took care of the Washinton Nationals (3-12) tonight in a game that they absolutely had to win. Johan was dominating as usual and the Mets got a big RBI triple from Beltran to put them in front and never look back. It got a little scary in the ninth when K-Rod made […]

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Here Come the Men in Black … Galaxy “Pretenders”

An article by posted on April 24, 2009 0 Comments

I could spend the next 20 minutes writing about the Mets woes and how to fix them … but I won’t. Instead, I’d like to focus on something interesting and fun. As discussed on Wednesday’s telecast, the Mets will no longer be sporting the black “New York” jerseys. From now on, when the team wears […]

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You Can’t Win When You’re In Passive Mode

An article by posted on April 24, 2009 0 Comments

The fears broached in spring training are coming to fruition in the first month of the season. Will the Mets be competitive when spots 2-5 come up in the rotation? The answer this week was a resounding NO. After Johan Santana pitched another one of his signature games last Saturday, it’s been all downhill. Oliver […]

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Manuel To Starters: Swim or Sink?

An article by posted on April 24, 2009 0 Comments

Following yesterday’s game, Mets manager Jerry Manuel spoke to reporters at his post game presser and said that he will use his current starting pitchers one more time through the rotation. But he also cautioned that if things do not get better, he will make some changes. “It’s not rocket science,” Manuel said.  “If they ain’t […]

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The Shot Heard ‘Round Flushing

An article by posted on April 24, 2009 0 Comments

There are Hall of Famers and then there are others who put up solid numbers for an entire career. One particular player compiled a 289 career BA and 2715 hits over 22 years. These numbers are not worthy of enshrinement in Cooperstown but he was a solid, consistent player. He was an All-Star and once […]

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A Little Home Cooking

An article by posted on April 23, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets are currently on a four game losing streak, and have just been swept by the first place Cardinals. The Mets see themselves a mere two games up in the loss column above the last place Nationals in the NL East. We’re currently watching a group of players who each are putting up solid […]

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Game Recap: Cardinals 12 – Mets 8

An article by posted on April 23, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary The Mets (6-9) flamed out and got swept by the Cardinals (11-5) despite the new look lineup. They did bang out 13 hits, but unfortunately for them the Cardinals hammered our pitching for 12 runs and 18 hits. Mets Pitching Livan Hernandez started and he was hit hard right from the start when Albert Pujols […]

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Are The Mets A Statistical Anomaly?

An article by posted on April 23, 2009 0 Comments

Some analysts like to size up the Mets every which way to Sunday. Batting with runners on base, in scoring position, in road uniforms, in hot weather… you get the picture. Mention the words heart or worse yet clutch, and get ready for an avalanche of Harvard Law School jargon and Bill James inspired anagrams and […]

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