According to MLB.com, the New York Mets announced today that they have signed shortstop Reese Havens and right handed pitcher Brad Holt and assigned both to Single-A Brooklyn of the New York-Penn League. Havens was the club’s 22nd overall selection in the first round of the 2008 Major League Baseball’s First Year Player Draft from the University of South Carolina while Holt was the 33rd overall pick in the first round compensation round from the [...]
When I woke up this morning and went to work, I read about two dozen posts on the "Willie Watch". I was tempted to write my own post on the matter, but thought otherwise. Throughout the day I wondered if Willie would still be the manager when I got home. And, as you all know by now, he still is the manager, and according to Steve Popper from Newsday, he will continue to be the manager for [...]
I sat there stunned as Billy Wagner blew his 5th save yesterday. I turned the game off after that because I had a feeling of what was going to happen next: enter Heilman, D-Backs win game. Of course, I put none of the blame on Heilman himself because he would not have been pitching had Wags gotten the third out. Casey Stengel once said, "Most ball games are lost, not won." Well, Casey doesn’t know the [...]
At a loss for words on how the last week of baseball has played out here are some uncanny lyrics that fit the state of the Mets…. Viva la Vida by Coldplay I used to rule the worldSeas would rise when I gave the wordNow in the morning I sweep aloneSweep the streets I used to ownI used to roll the diceFeel the fear in my enemy’s eyesListen as the crowd would sing:"Now the old king is [...]
In the past week, we have seen our beloved Mets return to their losing ways through a mixture of poor relief pitching and lack of clutch production. One week ago, the Mets appeared to have “turned the corner” onto a winning street. Unfortunately, they switched off their GPS device and made another turn. Last night, the bullpen blew the game yet again, spoiling a terrific performance by Mike Pelfrey. I was perturbed to see Willie [...]
Better late than never. And I know it’s not the smartest move to post during a game, but I have to. All day I had writer’s block – What to write about? What to talk about? Well now there’s plenty. What in hell was Willie thinking pulling Pelfrey when he did? Is one lousy little base hit really enough to be considered "in trouble"? Maybe it was the same scenario as with Vargas a few [...]
I have completely had it with this roster. I am tired of same old tired players playing the same old tired baseball. It’s not that I don’t like guys like Damion Easley, Marlon Anderson, Moises Alou, and all the other tired old veterans, I just think we have too many players like this. I feel like we went from having one Julio Franco in 2006 to a dozen of them in 2008. I just can’t take [...]
Wow, todays match-up between Brandon Webb (11-2) and Mike Pelfrey (2-6) really shows the disparity between a great team and a team who thinks they’re great. It just seems like the Mets keep finding ways to lose, while teams like the Phillies and the Diamondbacks keep finding ways to win. I really feel bad for David Wright who is always at his locker after each game trying to explain why his team is so abysmal. [...]
This morning, John Delcos from the Journal News raised a few questions. Questions that are already on the minds of Mets fans. Questions that only the Mets can really answer. When does it stop being early? When does the disclaimer there’s a lot of season left begin to lose its credibility? I don’t even pretend to know the answers, but I do know the urgency to start winning has never been greater for the Mets. [...]
So here we are fellow Mets fans. Almost halfway through the month and the Mets are languishing in fourth place behind everybody but the Nats and 2 games under .500. Like me, I’m certain most of you envisioned better days than this for the Amazins’ in 2008. Omar took care of the Mets most glaring need in Johan Santana and still it was not enough. Perhaps the collapse will not be so easily removed from [...]
With the Mets recent slide this weekend in San Diego, I feel it’s now or never with this ballclub making the postseason. The 2008 New York Mets are currently 30-32, again under five hundred and 7.5 games behind the surging Phillies. With Pedro Martinez returning this past week, the Mets were supposed to have found their savior in the rotation to take the pressure off Santana, however it seems once again the offense has hit another slump and [...]
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