Mets Thoughts

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This

An article by posted on September 22, 2008

If the season ended today, the Mets would be on their way to the post season… So why am I so down? Scott Schoeneweis, was speechless after yesterdays loss. “There’s no explanation anymore.  I just don’t know what to say. We’re not consistently making big pitches at big times.  We do it one night, we don’t […]

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The “V” in MVP

An article by posted on September 22, 2008

On the surface, the MVP is a bit misleading. The person who does not follow Baseball would think the MVP award goes to the best hitter or top pitcher. This is not the case. The best pitcher wins the Cy Young Award. The top hitter may win the Silver Slugger Award or the Home Run […]

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This Week in Baseball History: Sept 22–Sept 25

An article by posted on September 22, 2008

September 22: 1911: At 44 years old Cy Young beats the Pirates for the 511th and final win of his career. 1925: Dodgers pitcher Burleigh Grimes accounts for 7 outs in a single game when he hits into 2 double plays and a triple play. 1948: Stan Musial goes 5-for-5 for the 5th time this […]

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No Pain, No Gain, No Maine

An article by posted on September 21, 2008

The more I see of Pedro Martinez, the more I worry about whether he is going to be a strong option as a starter for the Mets in the post season. Pedro’s days of dominating hitters are long gone, but I still figured he would give us a quality start whenever he took the mound. I never expected him […]

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I’ll Flip You For It

An article by posted on September 20, 2008

The Mets won a coin toss against the Brewers today to determine home-field advantage for a potential one-game wild card playoff between the two teams. If the Mets and Phillies tie for first place and have better records than the runners-up in the other divisions, then the Mets will be the NL East champions based […]

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Hot or Not: We’re in the Home Stretch Edition!

An article by posted on September 20, 2008

The Mets climbed back into first place after a 9-5 victory over the much maligned Braves. Oh, and that one team in Philadelphia got walloped by the Marlins (Yay Marlins!) Welcome to another installment of Hot or Not. I’m hoping the Mets can carry this column into the post season. Daniel Murphy and Nick Evans […]

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Mets Move Triple-A Team From New Orleans To Buffalo

An article by posted on September 20, 2008

As reported in the Buffalo News, the Buffalo Bisons have called a press conference for Monday morning in Dunn Tire Park to officially announce the New York Mets will be their new parent club next season. “This is great news for Buffalo sports fans. The Mets and Bisons are a natural marriage, and one that […]

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Dan Murphy Vaults Mets Back Into First Place With Key Hit Against The Braves

An article by posted on September 20, 2008
Dan Murphy Vaults Mets Back Into First Place With Key Hit Against The Braves

The Mets overcame some shoddy defense to come back and beat the Braves by a score of 9-5 thanks to a huge pinch hit two-run double by rookie sensation Dan Murphy. The game started out with Jose Reyes hitting a leadoff first inning homerun to put the Mets up early, but it soon became clear […]

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Exit Starting Pitcher, Enter Heartbreak

An article by posted on September 19, 2008

A little less than two years ago, the Mets bullpen was heralded as the most elite in the National League. It was set up perfectly and had all of the elements that constructed an ideal committee to spell the tired starting pitching staff. My how times have changed! When a starter visibly didn’t have his stuff […]

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Playoff Roster Scenario – Part 1 of 3

An article by posted on September 19, 2008

As I wrote in a post earlier this week, the Mets are making the playoffs. Whether it’s by winning the division or winning the Wild Card, I have absolutely no doubt the Mets are in. That being said, I was wondering about a few decisions the Mets may soon have to face in constructing their […]

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