A Spring Suitable For Optimists And Pessimists Alike

An article by posted on March 12, 2010 0 Comments

The top stories for the Mets so far this spring is the (again) absence of Carlos Beltran and Jose Reyes’, and the emergence of Ike Davis and Jenrry Mejia. Add a sidebar by the unsinkable Nelson (Molly Brown) Figueroa, and it has been business as usual at camp. Established players hone their skills and young […]

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Mets Camp – Nightmare In Port St. Lucie

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February started out with so much hope.  As the players arrived in Port St. Lucie there were so many positive vibes.  And fans picked up on it and became excited.  The adage, hope springs eternal, was never more true.  Now, three weeks later, everything has changed.  It’s a nightmare and we are not waking up. […]

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Morning Grind: Reyes Aftermath Shows Depth Is Still A Problem

An article by posted on March 12, 2010 0 Comments

It seems like the more things change, the more they stay the same. After coming off a miserable season that was marred by injury in 2009, what made that season worse than it should have been was the apparent lack of depth. Carlos Delgado goes down and is replaced by untested leftfielder Daniel Murphy… Jose […]

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Does Anybody Want The Fifth Spot Besides Figueroa?

An article by posted on March 11, 2010 0 Comments

With all the talk about #2 through #4 of the rotation for the Amazins, the 5th spot is as up in the air as an Ike Davis homerun. There are arguably about three or four pitchers contending for the spot. After a tenuous 2009, a clear message is being sent to everyone not named Santana […]

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Reyes Needs To Completely Shut It Down

An article by posted on March 11, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 3/11 12:50 pm Reyes Will Be Okay, But Needs To Completely Shut It Down For A Few Weeks… In a surprise development to the Mets and Jose Reyes’ agent, the shortstop will remain in New York for several weeks and open the season on the DL. Test results to determine the extent of Jose […]

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The Time For Short-Sightedness Must Come To An End

An article by posted on March 11, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin, of the Daily News, Jerry Manuel  does in fact intend to use Jenrry Mejia in short relief appearances. First, Mr. Rubin’s quote, than my outrage. Look for Manuel to get his way with Jenrry Mejia, at least as far as working the 20-year-old righthander as a reliever from this point forward […]

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Handling Of Reyes Is A Step In The Right Direction

An article by posted on March 11, 2010 0 Comments

As all Mets fans are anxiously waiting for the prognosis for the treatment of Jose Reyes later today, we should all sit back and be thankful for what the Mets have done in this situation. The Mets are being extra cautious as they should be. The communication gap was more a case of Reyes not […]

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The Toughest Parks To Hit Home Runs

An article by posted on March 10, 2010 0 Comments

Jon Star from Bleacher Report had a well researched piece on which parks were the most difficult to homer in during the 2009 season. He writes that PETCO Park ranks number one and remains the hardest place in the big leagues to homer in. Star lists Citi Field as the second most difficult and writes, Citi Field became […]

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Strasburg Making Me Nervous

An article by posted on March 10, 2010 0 Comments

Seeing highlights of Nationals’ pitcher Stephen Strasburg from yesterday’s game against Detroit bummed me out just a little.  I love watching great pitchers do their thing, and it’s especially exciting to see young pitchers like Strasburg break into the bigs and blow hitters away.  But I’m just a bit bummed out, because he’s in the […]

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Can We Please Issue A Gag Order On Jerry and Omar?

An article by posted on March 10, 2010 0 Comments

I have a sneaky suspicion that someone from the front office, maybe even Omar Minaya, took Jerry Manuel on the side and told him how it was regarding prospects Jenrry Mejia and Ike Davis. Yesterday, in the lesser of the two big miscommunication snafus, the other being Reyes, Minaya made a statement contradicting what Manuel […]

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