Jerry Manuel: The Honeymoon Is Over

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I’ve spent a great deal of time considering Jerry Manuel’s decision to pinch hit Omir Santos for Ramon Castro during yesterday’s loss to the Marlins. I’ve also read a great many opinions on the matter and for the most part they all came to the same conclusion that Manuel made a big gaffe. I also […]

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4/30 Minor League Report! GARCIA

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Binghamton 8, Portland 3 Emmanuel Garcia broke out of a 6 for 37 slump in a huge way, going 3 for 4 with 3 runs, leading the Mets to a convincing 8-3 win over the Sea Dogs today. Josh Thole, Shawn Bowman and Mark Kiger also had multi hit games for the Mets, while Ruben […]

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Change, Change, Change

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Well it seems as if the front office is all about giving players their shot and if they fail they are gone. Casey Fossum was designated for assignment this past Sunday after a short stint with the Big Leagues. Freddy Garcia never even made it to a big league game before being cut either. I […]

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Not So Random Thoughts – 3 Year Decline

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As far as the Mets are concerned April is now over and they find themselves in 4th place with a 9-12 record, closer to last place than first. Not exactly the beginning we all envisioned after overhauling our bullpen and adding a few role players to our bench. In 2008 the Mets found themselves at […]

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Fantasy Booms and Busts – April Edition

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April Booms 1B – It was tough to overlook Carlos Pena and his nine dingers in the AL, but Youkilis is batting .414 with 20 runs scored. Albert Pujols is a god! 2B – Chase Utley put a scare into many of us on draft day, but if you were lucky enough to grab him […]

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4/29 Minor League Report! Duda, Ratliff!

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Buffalo 0, Rochester 1 I’m not sure what else I can say at this point. Pitch well and lose, pitch poorly and lose, score 4 and give up 5, score 0 and give up 1…it’s just a sad sad situation up in Buffalo right now. The Bisons were held to 7 hits and 3 walks […]

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Game Recap: Marlins 4 – Mets 3

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Game Summary The Mets (9-12) lost to the Florida Marlins (13-8)  4-3 who won the series and and got back to their winning ways. The Mets squandered another solid start, this time by Johan Santana who didn’t figure into the decision. The bullpen had another classic meltdown, this time by J.J. Putz who along with Sean Green have blown back to back […]

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Best Bullpen In The NL, Except For Past 2 Days

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Just another loss. Stop overdramatizing! Right? Lest, I incur the wrath of amateur statisticians, let me just say the BP is fantastic, league-leading in fact, but it just so happens they’ve blown two good starting performances in two days. No need to worry, right? I mean, the BP is fixed—the first three weeks of April […]

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Mets Notes: Daniel Murphy Batting Third, Playing Leftfield

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Now there’s something I didn’t expect to see when I got a glimpse of today’s lineup… Daniel Murphy is not only playing leftfield in todays matinée, but he will also be batting third for the first time in his young Mets career.  It doesn’t say much for Jerry Manuel’s confidence in David Wright lately as even with […]

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Uh-Oh

An article by posted on April 29, 2009 0 Comments

I was thinking last night as the Mets had a comfortable three-run lead, that maybe, just maybe they have turned a corner and that I can write something positive today. But in the back of my mind I was thinking that a 3-run lead with a (let’s face it) still-shaky bullpen was not going to hold up against the Marlins.

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