Bobby Parnell Draws Rave Reviews From Manuel

An article by posted on March 14, 2009

A longshot to make the team at first, Bobby Parnell may have suddenly thrust himself smack, dab in the middle of the pack of those relievers trying to carve out a role in the bullpen. Parnell has had an okay spring thus far, but yesterdays effort against the Detroit Tigers may have been his defining moment. […]

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So This Mets Fan Walks Into a Bar…

An article by posted on March 13, 2009

Okay, it’s Friday afternoon and my Tuesday column is a trifle overdue. We’ve all just spent the past week worrying, arguing, and moaning about the ST 2009 drawbacks facing our Mets and us. Well, I think it’s time we all had a drink or two and made a serious effort to lighten up and relax. […]

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Time To Say Goodbye To Freddy Garcia

An article by posted on March 13, 2009

When the Mets first signed Freddy Garcia to a minor league contract, he boastfully proclaimed that the number five starters job was his. In his mind it was never a competition and in fact when asked to comment on it he said,  ”Either they give me the job or I’ll go pitch for someone else.” […]

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Mets Notes

An article by posted on March 13, 2009

A new daily feature that will keep you fully briefed on the current state of the Mets. One post with all you need to know until tomorrow. Domestic Policy Nick Evans is making it very hard for the Mets to send him back to Buffalo. He is now batting .313 and lead the team with […]

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Give The Damn 5th Starter Job To Jon Niese!

An article by posted on March 13, 2009
Give The Damn 5th Starter Job To Jon Niese!

I’m growing tired of watching these Mets pitchers compete for the fifth starter job. I just wish the Mets would go with Jon Niese at this point and let everybody else go. And I mean everybody including Tim Redding and his guaranteed contract. I’ve seen all I needed to see from Redding. I’ve been opposed […]

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Mets Trim Four Players, More Questions About Bench…

An article by posted on March 13, 2009

Adam Rubin reported on his blog that the Mets have trimmed four players from the roster immediately after last nights 16-8 loss to the Marlins. Rob Mackowiak, Eddie Kunz, Valerio de los Santos and Josh Thole were each sent to minor league camp. Yesterday I wrote that Eddie Kunz had no shot and would close […]

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World Baseball Classic & The State of the Mets

An article by posted on March 13, 2009

World Baseball Classic On Saturday I attended the USA/Canada game of the World Baseball Classic.  The game was close, with the United States pulling out the win 6-5.  It wasn’t the best day to wear a David Wright jersey though, as he went 0-4.  JJ Putz pitched the ninth and got the save, giving up […]

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Are Mets Back In Market For Lefty Reliever?

An article by posted on March 12, 2009

After the Mets released Duaner Sanchez, it was assumed by many that he would be replaced by one of the many candidates in camp. However, Marty Noble of mets.com gave an interesting answer in his mailbag today that leads me to believe Omar is not done shopping. Minaya indicated Tuesday the club may look at […]

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There Are Three Times When It’s Okay To Lie About Your Age

An article by posted on March 12, 2009

As far as I’m concerned there are only three times when it is okay to lie about your age. 1. It’s okay for women to say they are 29 instead of 30, it’s an emotional plateau for them and if it makes them feel good, why not. 2. It’s okay to lie about your age […]

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Mets Sign Nine Including Dan Murphy

An article by posted on March 12, 2009

The Mets took care of some business today and signed the following nine players for the 2009 season. Dan Murphy – $401,000 (Will get close to 425 AB this season barring a disaster.) Nick Evans – $403,000 (I wonder why he got more than Murphy?) Robinson Cancel – $408,000 (I think he will get 80-100 at-bats […]

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