Three Days In September

An article by posted on March 15, 2012 0 Comments
Three Days In September

My 12th birthday, Monday September 8th, 1969. Why in hell does it have to be a day game today? I agonized as my mom drove me to school. As I sat in Mr Greenleaf’s home room that morning I cursed and muttered under my breath: “Koos is going against the Cubs today at Shea, AND it’s […]

Continue Reading »

Judge Deals A Jarring Blow To Mets Defense

An article by posted on March 15, 2012 0 Comments
Judge Deals A Jarring Blow To Mets Defense

On Wednesday, the Mets owners were dealt a jarring blow to their defense when Judge Jed S. Rakoff ruled that Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz must prove that they were not “willfully blind” to Madoff’s scheme. The burden of proof will not be on Irving Picard, but instead it’s on the Mets owners who have to […]

Continue Reading »

Spring Notes: Thoughts On Wright, Reyes, Gee

An article by posted on March 14, 2012 0 Comments
Spring Notes: Thoughts On Wright, Reyes, Gee

First it was going to be a game or two, then at the end of this week, then next week and now David Wright hopes to be ready by Opening Day. Knowing these are the Mets, why didn’t they just throw Opening Day out there from the outset. Why did it take them so long […]

Continue Reading »

Nickeas and Thole Responding To Manager’s Challenges

An article by posted on March 14, 2012 0 Comments
Nickeas and Thole Responding To Manager’s Challenges

Last month I posted my thoughts on Josh Thole and how the heat was on for him this spring, and that he wasn’t going to be handed the starting catching job on a silver platter. Thole knows exactly what’s at stake: “I’m getting to a point where we’re not in a trial-and-error period anymore,” Thole […]

Continue Reading »

David Wright Has Rib Tear

An article by posted on March 14, 2012 0 Comments
David Wright Has Rib Tear

David Wright has told reporters that he has a small tear in his “rectus abdominis” which is also known as the “six pack”. He stated that he thought it was a rib cage injury until he had an MRI done, and says that he expects the cortisone shot he had on Monday to take 48 hours to […]

Continue Reading »

Things That Make You Go Hmm… Lannan or Pelfrey?

An article by posted on March 14, 2012 0 Comments
Things That Make You Go Hmm… Lannan or Pelfrey?

While reading Tyler’s post this morning on what if anything the Mets should do with Mike Pelfrey moving forward, I couldn’t resist the temptation of comparing him to the National’s John Lannan who is apparently available according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, yet too rich for the Mets taste which is rather unfortunate. Red Sox, Tigers, Astros among […]

Continue Reading »

It Is Time To Do Something About Mike Pelfrey

An article by posted on March 14, 2012 0 Comments
It Is Time To Do Something About Mike Pelfrey

I mentioned in my introduction post that the Mets might want to consider moving Mike Pelfrey to the bullpen. Now I am saying that it is time that they do something. It’s become increasingly difficult to rely on him in the starting rotation. One thing the Mets may want to try is to move him to the […]

Continue Reading »

Beltran Says Duda Will Be A Great Player

An article by posted on March 14, 2012 0 Comments
Beltran Says Duda Will Be A Great Player

Yesterday, former Met Carlos Beltran spoke to reporters and actually had some nice things to say about his former team. Beltran said he felt bad for Met fans who want see contender right now, but sees the Mets as a young team with great prospects, but that it’s going to take some time He’s very […]

Continue Reading »

Pelf, Offense Struggle in 7-1 Loss To The Cards

An article by posted on March 13, 2012 0 Comments
Pelf, Offense Struggle in 7-1 Loss To The Cards

This afternoon, Pelfrey struggled again and gave up 4 ER off 2 HR in 4.1 IP, and sent the Mets on their way to a 7-1 defeat. Summary It was a tough day for Mike Pelfrey, who started opposite Adam Wainwright. It is early in spring training, but a line of 4 ER, 2 HR, […]

Continue Reading »

Terry Collins Very Upset After Learning Tejada Is Out With Groin Strain

An article by posted on March 13, 2012 0 Comments
Terry Collins Very Upset After Learning Tejada Is Out With Groin Strain

Terry Collins showed some “signs of frustration” today and was “visibly upset” according to several reports after he learned that Ruben Tejada had been scratched from this afternoon’s game with an apparent groin injury. Mike Puma of the NY Post, reported that it “pushed the Mets manager over the edge.” A visibly irritated Collins said: “Shocker. It’s […]

Continue Reading »

Doug’s Dugout: Holy Kervokian, That Didn’t Take Long!

An article by posted on March 13, 2012 0 Comments
Doug’s Dugout: Holy Kervokian, That Didn’t Take Long!

In Doug’s Dugout today, it’s “deja vu all over again,” with the news that David Wright will miss this week due to a nagging rib injury (but last week he had a great day in the weight room-cue the applause). It’s only March, but what Mets’ fan is not a tad alarmed? This is (already) […]

Continue Reading »