Mets Thoughts

The Mets Control Their Own Destiny

An article by posted on September 5, 2008

The calendar has turned to the point that proved to be the demise of the 2007 New York Mets. September has arrived once again, after an offseason filled with questions of a possible mental hangover, the Mets of this campaign appear poised to lay those demons to rest. Entering the Summer Olympic Games a few […]

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A Field Goal Up.

An article by posted on September 4, 2008

Three up on the Phillies in the NL East with 22 left to play. Not in as good shape (standings-wise) than the 2007 Mets at this time. At this time last year, the Mets had a stronger lead in the NL East.  However, last year, at this point, the writing was on the wall.  2007 […]

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Perfect Timing For Carlos Beltran To Get Hot

An article by posted on September 4, 2008

Let’s give it up for Carlos Beltran! The knock on Beltran after his first season with the Mets was that he was soft. How ridiculous… He is anything but soft. Time and time again we have seen him crash into walls, limping off the field, and what not. And yet each and every time he […]

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Bobby Parnell Gives The Bullpen Someone Who Can Throw Heat

An article by posted on September 3, 2008

Josh Thomson of the Journal News spoke to September callup and top Mets prospect, Bobby Parnell. The Mets’ top pitching prospect, Jonathon Niese, got the start last night, but perhaps the next best young arm is Bobby Parnell. The 6-foot-3 right-hander was among 10 call-ups, nine of whom joined the team when rosters expanded yesterday. The […]

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Generation K – Deja` Vu All Over Again

An article by posted on September 2, 2008

When Mets fans first heard the term Generation K back in the nineties, it would invoke hope and dreams of a Mets dynasty. The term referred to three highly touted Mets prospects; Jason Isringhausen, Bill Pulsipher and best of all, Paul Wilson. They were supposed to lead the Mets from relative obscurity to the World […]

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David is More Than Just All ‘Wright’

An article by posted on September 1, 2008

On the surface July 21, 2004 seemed like a pretty good day for the Mets. We defeated the Expos 5-4 at Shea with a run in the bottom of the 8th. We reached the .500 mark (47-47) and were just three games behind the Phillies. Orber Moreno picked up the win in relief of starter […]

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This Week In Baseball History: Sept 1–Sept 4

An article by posted on September 1, 2008

September 1 1890: In the first Triple Header ever played, the Brooklyn Bridegrooms take all 3 from the Pittsburgh Allegheny’s, 10-9, 3-2 and 8-4. 1902: The most famous DP combination ever, Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers and Frank Chance, play together for the very first time. 1912: In a highly publicized pitching duel, Smokey Joe Wood […]

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Should Church Play Everyday?

An article by posted on August 31, 2008

I came across this blurb by Bart Hubbuch in the NY Post. Manuel said he will consider pinch-hitting more often for right fielder Ryan Church, who is scuffling a bit at the plate since coming back from a seven-week absence due to post-concussion syndrome. Church is hitting .158 (3-for-19) in his past six games after […]

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Carlos Beltran 5, Marlins 4

An article by posted on August 30, 2008

Last night, the New York Mets were down to their last strike. Luis Castillo got on base, followed by David Wright and Carlos Delgado. Enter Carlos Beltran. The first pitch he sees off Kevin Gregg ends up in the right-center field stands, in the section of Dolphin Stadium aptly known as the “Fish Tank.” And […]

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Mike Pelfrey’s Time Is Now

An article by posted on August 29, 2008

Mike Pelfrey is obviously the present and the future of this Mets rotation. With Ollie and Pedro facing free agency, and with John Maine’s shutdown, our Opening Day 2009 rotation is very much up in the air. Barring any major free agent signing (i.e. CC Sabathia), Mike Pelfrey is on pace to become our #2 […]

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