After another humiliating loss last night at the hands of the Philthies, I can’t help but wonder what exactly to make out of this season for the Mets. The Debbie Downers who said all along that the Mets were not even a .500 team, are gloating right now. But it didn’t happen until we traded the top slugger in our lineup and the best reliever in our bullpen – so put a lid on it. What was this season about? Did […]
The judge in the Roger Clemens federal perjury trial abruptly declared a mistrial on the second day of testimony after the government inadvertently allowed the jury to hear statements from a U.S. congressman discussing the credibility of one of the key witnesses against the former All-Star baseball pitcher. Here’s the press release from the AP: The judge has declared a mistrial in the Roger Clemens perjury case, the Associated Press reports.U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton […]
While the All-Star Break doesn’t occur after exactly 81 games, it’s routinely thought of as the halfway point. The first half is over and the second half is about to begin. So just as we were polled at the start of the season, the staff here at MMO was asked to give out their first half awards. Let’s see how they stacked up to the early-season predictions. The National League looks like this: Not one […]
The American League was a little easier than the NL, I think. Such depth in the NL outfield and at first base and no depth at all at third base made it difficult to settle. But trying to adhere to that stupid rule about representing each team made it a challenge. Without further ado… C - Alex Avila, Victor Martinez, Carlos Santana Avila and Martinez are no brainers. Santana and Russell Martin could be interchangeable, but I picked […]
I think it’s pretty absurd that All-Star ballots are released three or four weeks into the season. Even if the voting ended as recently as a month ago, Alexi Ogando would be the starting pitcher for the American League, and Mets fans know firsthand the struggles he’s been through since then. I don’t start paying attention to All-Star candidacy till around mid-June, and I don’t vote till the night the polls close. So here, despite […]
After a brief hiatus, the NL East report is back by popular demand! Here is what is going on all around the NL East: Phillies: The Philadelphia Phillies continue to show why they are the best team in baseball, winning seven of their last 10 games. -Roy Oswalt was pulled from his start against the Cardinals early after experiencing “back tightness” and will miss his next start. This is significant not only because he was placed on the 15-day DL […]
ESPN reports that the Washington Nationals will name Davey Johnson as their new manager, according to a source familiar with the situation. Johnson, 68, will manage the team for the rest of the season and next season, subject to league approval. He has been a senior adviser for that ballclub since 2006, and last managed in 2000 with the Los Angeles Dodgers. I wonder why Johnson was never considered by the Mets when they were interviewing candidates? […]
Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols will miss four to six weeks with a small fracture in his left forearm, an injury that creates a gaping hole in the St. Louis lineup while vastly altering the dynamic of the National League Central race. The Cardinals announced today that an MRI showed a non-displaced fracture of the left radius and that the All-Star’s arm was placed in a splint. Pujols was injured Sunday in a baseline collision […]
Many were surprised including the players when Florida Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez resigned on Sunday amid a brutal stretch in June where the team has gone 1-18. The 50-year-old became the first Puerto Rican-born manager in MLB history when he took over for the fired Fredi Gonzalez, who is now the manager of the Atlanta Braves. Before his promotion to the majors, Rodriguez had been the manager for Florida’s Triple-A affiliate in New Orleans. “This […]
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