With the deadline for the 40 man roster decisions looming, the Mets have many difficult decisions to make. One player the Mets will have to decide to protect is outfielder Cory Vaughn. Vaughn is a powerful right handed slugger who has been inconsistent throughout his minor league career. Despite his power potential, I believe Mets should not protect him on the 40 man roster. Vaughn has an impressive combination of power and speed, but he […]
Hodges14 asks… Exactly what does a hitting coach get judged by? How do you measure whether or not he’s doing an effective job? I would think it’s things like improving the team’s overall batting average and reducing strikeouts, so why is Dave Hudgens coming back? There’s a better case to be made for firing Hudgens than there ever was for firing Howard Johnson. I just don’t understand the front office’s fixation and obsession with this […]
As the post season crawls to a close, thus ushering in the hot stove season, there seems to be a growing tide of great and unrealistic expectations for players the Mets could or should target. Over at MetsBlog, they’ve spent this weekend writing multiple times about Tim Lincecum as well as other potential free agents or players presumed to be on the block like Mike Napoli, Jacoby Ellsbury, Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp. Readers here […]
According to Neil Best of Newsday, only 1.54 percent of homes were tuned in to Mets games on SNY this season on average. That figure is down from 2.25 in 2012 and represents a drop of a whopping 31.6 percent. The 1.54 percent is the lowest viewership percentage in the history of SNY. Best also adds that viewership did experience a modest bump whenever Matt Harvey started a game. That’s almost unbelievable and almost a third lower than […]
On January 3, 1920, Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold Babe Ruth along with mortgage rights on Fenway Park to the New York Yankees. On January 4, 1920, there were no newspaper articles talking about ‘The Curse of the Bambino.’ For a curse to gain traction two things must happen. First, there must be the passage of time. Secondly, a reversal of fortune based around strange and unexplainable events from that point forward must occur. […]
According to a report in the New York Post, the Mets will be looking to refinance “roughly $250 million in bank debt”. This is no doubt referring to the large note that becomes due in June of 2014, that we’ve talked and heard so much about. But thanks to the great job by Sandy Alderson, the lenders are thrilled and after huge losses in 2011 and 2012, a source told the post that the Mets […]
Not that this should come as a surprise to any of you, but despite this afternoon’s probable packed house to pay tribute to Mike Piazza, Mets’ attendance will drop for the fifth straight season. Not counting Saturday and Sunday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York crunched the numbers and calculates that with an average attendance of 26,467, the Mets rank 21st in the majors. Here’s a year-by-year look that illustrates the steady decline since 2008 when over four […]
The Brewers scored two two runs in the top of the tenth to beat the Mets, 4-2, in ten innings on Saturday at Citi Field. Aaron Harang made his fourth start of the season for the Mets and it was undoubtedly his best and probably his last too. The veteran righthander allowed just one run – a solo homer by Carlos Gomez – in his six innings of work. Harang allowed five hits, waled two […]
Prior to his start on May 30 against the Yankees, Dillon Gee was on the verge of losing his place in the starting rotation. The Texas native was 2-6 with a 6.34 ERA and was hearing Zack Wheeler‘s footsteps as the über-prospect was just weeks away from being called up for his first taste of big league action. But everything changed for Gee with that late-May start at Yankee Stadium. Gee pitched into the eighth […]
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