Tag: Billy Wagner

Note To The Mets: Don’t Neglect The Bullpen

An article by posted on August 20, 2009 0 Comments

With all the talk of the Mets plans for 2010 and beyond, few if any have mentioned the bullpen. As one of the lone bright spots for the team this season, the bullpen is going to need some attention next season. Currently, the Mets have two ex-All-Star setup men on their roster in Billy Wagner […]

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Billy Wagner Placed On Waivers

An article by posted on August 19, 2009 0 Comments

Jayson Stark of ESPN is reporting the following, According to a major league source, the Mets placed Wagner on trade waivers Wednesday. That means those waivers would expire at 1 p.m. EDT Friday, hours before Wagner is scheduled to be activated and make his long-awaited return from Tommy John Surgery. It’s unlikely Wagner would be […]

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Who Are These Doctors Anyway?

An article by posted on August 19, 2009 0 Comments

You know, I can accept the fact that the injury bug has bitten our Mets hard this season, and that freak accidents have hurt, as has being beaned in the head by opposing pitchers.  We’ve learned to accept that we have average to below-average replacements and that the season was basically over before the all-star […]

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Everybody Relax, Mets Won’t Get Much For Billy Wagner

An article by posted on August 13, 2009 0 Comments

I’m hearing a lot of talk on sports radio today about Billy Wagner who had another perfect appearance in rehab and is set to be activated this Sunday. Most of the enthusiasm is centered around the chance that the Mets might be able to move him before the August 31st waiver deal deadline. I have […]

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Reason To Watch

An article by posted on August 12, 2009 0 Comments

As I’ve been watching our beloved Mets this season, going through cases of Pepto-Bismol and Alka-Seltzer, I’ve still kept an interest in seeing the team win, no matter how many games out of first we’ve been.  Recently, it’s gotten much tougher to get genuinely excited over wins, though having them spaced so far apart does […]

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Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Back

An article by posted on August 12, 2009 0 Comments

Welcome back, Where your dreams were your ticket out. Welcome back, To that same old place that you laughed about. Well the names have all changed since you hung around, But those dreams have remained and they’re turned around. Who’d have thought they’d lead ya (Who’d have thought they’d lead ya) Back here where we […]

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What Should The Mets Do With Billy Wagner?

An article by posted on August 8, 2009 0 Comments

It has been only 11 months since undergoing Tommy John surgery, but Billy Wagner has been progressing quite well in his minor league rehab assignment.  He has made four appearances facing live hitters and is yet to give up a run.  His fastball has been clocked at 94 MPH and most importantly, he has not […]

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When Tom Becomes Pessimistic…..

An article by posted on August 5, 2009 0 Comments

We all have them—friends who are overly optimistic, even when things with our Mets look as grim as they possibly can.  To put this in perspective, during Game 6 of the ’86 World Series, I was hanging out with a bunch of friends in a bar on Long Island.  Among those friends was my buddy […]

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Can The Mets Return To Form In August?

An article by posted on August 3, 2009 0 Comments

Every time an updated injury report is released, August appears to be the month circled for the majority of the disabled players to make their return to the Mets.  What will this mean for the players who have been thrust into everyday roles over the past few months?  Let’s start analyzing what August has in […]

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Pedro Feliciano Has Gone From Specialist To Special

An article by posted on August 2, 2009 0 Comments

Here’s a quick question for you to consider.  Who is the longest tenured Mets player currently on the 25-man roster who has not played in the majors for any other franchise during his time with the team?  Although you might think the answer is Jose Reyes, he’s only been with the team since June 2003. […]

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Stokes Out To Prove Pessimistic Wagner Wrong

An article by posted on July 28, 2009 0 Comments

During an interview with the New York Post two weeks ago injured Mets reliever, Billy Wagner was asked about what he role with the club would be. Wagner was very honest and blunt in his response about whether or not he thought he would have a significant spot in the bullpen. “No. Not at all. […]

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The Sandman Cometh

An article by posted on July 24, 2009 0 Comments

In the early innings of tonight’s Mets telecast, Gary Cohen asked the viewers who they thought was the injured player closest to making his way back from the disabled list.  Although Jose Reyes has been doing some light running and is very close to playing in rehab games, he was not the answer.  Imagine my […]

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