One of the major weaknesses of the New York Mets is the catching position. Starter Josh Thole has produced nothing offensively and is poor defensively. Backups Mike Nickeas and Rob Johnson struggle just to hit over the Mendoza line. Newly acquired catcher Kelly Shoppach isn’t awful, but we would be kidding ourselves to think that he is a long term solution at catcher. And to make matters worse, there are no catching prospects in the […]
The first all professional baseball team, that is, the first team to pay all of its players, was the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings. The team was owned and operated by members of a Ohio Law firm. Since that time, the business of baseball has evolved in countless ways. Player unions, media revenue, sponsorships, advertising dollars, taxpayer funded ballparks, revenue sharing, and collective bargaining agreements are just a few of the many ways the business of […]
R.A. Dickey has been a cornerstone of the New York Mets’ early success during the 2012 season. While he had pitched well in the previous two seasons, nobody was expecting a sub-3.00 ERA, thirteen wins and an All-Star appearance. His success has presented the Mets with a dilemma, and the team must decide whether to keep Dickey or trade him. * How will the Mets perform? The Mets were one of the surprise teams of […]
Louisville 5, Buffalo 4 By Sean Kenny After a great outing by Colin McHugh, the Bisons bullpen blew the lead in the eighth, and lost the game in the ninth by the score of 5-4. Colin McHugh had a phenomenal outing today, going six and two-third innings, allowing five hits, no runs, one walk and five strikeouts. Colin was throwing strikes, and throwing strikes will always leave a pitcher in a great position to pick […]
Mets Season Prospects Coming off a series sweep by the Atlanta Braves that left nothing undamaged and a series loss to the Washington Nationals, the New York Mets season appears to be in jeopardy. While the Mets started the season with a respectable win-loss ratio (46-43) at the All-Star break, the second half is off to a rocky start. It is too soon to call the season over at this point, but as the days slip away, […]
Pawtucket 6, Buffalo 1 Sunday was the final game of the four-game set, and the end result was no different from the first three. The Bisons fell 6-1 to the PawSox, drifting eight games behind in the divisional race heading into an 8-game road trip to Norfolk and Durham. Inefficient starting pitching doomed the Herd this weekend, and the case was no different Sunday. Garrett Olson got the start for Buffalo, and a 39-pitch first […]
Not too long ago, the answer to that question would be easy. A resounding “NO!”. Too much money, too old, bad attitude, lousy fielder and he is a strikeout waiting to happen. Physical prowess be damned, he just has too much baggage. Then again, not too long ago, I would have scoffed at the idea of signing Derrek Lee<you could probably link to your post about Lee here> to the team. My, how things have […]
It is pretty clear that everyone believes Ike Davis’ bat is hurting this team. Admittedly the last guy you want to see come up to the plate with men on base in an important situation is Ike Davis. And no one can deny this is true. Many are supporting sending him down to the Minors because he is holding this team back… Which begs the question…Holding this team back from what? Has he held us […]
SNY analyst Bobby Ojeda came down HARD on the Mets new philosophy at the plate with regard to heir approach at the plate during tonight’s Mets pre-game show. For those that missed it, Ojeda ripped into what he called “this business of taking so many pitches” that the organization has forced the players to adopt. It started like this after Carlin shifted the conversation to the struggling Mets offense: Chris Carlin: Are we starting to […]
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