PLEASE DON’T LET THIS GUY BEAT DAVID WRIGHT… The second National League All-Star update has been released and six-time All-Star David Wright is losing even more ground to Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants for starting third baseman. With 1,473,381 votes, Wright now trails Sandoval by over 200,000 votes almost doubling the gap from the first ASG voting release a week ago. Of course with attendance and interest waning at Citi Field, and the […]
After scoring four times in the top of the tenth, the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets by the score of 8-4 in another embarrassing loss at Citi Field. It’s the second weekend in a row that the Mets were swept by the Marlins which begs the question; which of the two teams is the worst in baseball right now? A good argument can be made for the Mets. Jon Niese started in his […]
To Jeff Wilpon The Mets Are Just A Laughing Matter… That charming headline appeared in a May 29th Daily News article by the rabble-rousing Filip Bondy You may remember that Jeff Wilpon showed up at Citi Field and made a rare public appearance during a pregame ceremony for Mariano Rivera, who threw out the first pitch, and eventually the last. That was the day that the Mets COO gave up on the season and let the future […]
Met manager Terry Collins spent yesterday paving the way for soon to be promoted Zack Wheeler, telling reporters that the organization’s top pitching prospect will not turn the team around. “I hope everybody understands if and when this guy comes, he’s not going to be the savior. There’s a lot of pieces that have to work. One guy is not going to turn this around for us. It takes 25.” Wheeler, who is 4-1 with a […]
MetsBlog’s Matt Cerrone has learned that unless the Mets let Sandy Alderson spend money to improve the team this coming offseason, he will resign as general manager of the team after 2014. Sandy Alderson wants to significantly move this franchise forward in the next year or so. And, if it doesn’t happen, or if he isn’t allowed to spend a good portion of new money coming off the books because revenue is down again, he […]
In response to a question by Matt Cerrone, Buster Olney of ESPN said the Mets are going to have to start spending and even overpaying if they ever want to be in a position to compete. I think we can look at what the Seattle Mariners are going through, because I think they’re the closest comparison to what the Mets are going through right now. They have a star pitcher who can go out there every five […]
Updated Post 1:44 PM MLB Trade Rumors just posted something that would add to the debate on Choo as a potential acquisition for the Mets in 2014. I also updated the original post to indicate that Choo’s best position is right-field. Of course, as with most free agents, Choo’s next contract will cover post-prime years, perhaps age 31-35. With Boras doing the negotiating, we can’t rule out a sixth year or a salary in the […]
Any enthusiasm and energy the Mets may have had when they broke camp in St. Lucie and headed north have slowly dissipated. The visions of grandeur that Jon Niese would be the ace of the team, that Lucas Duda and Ike Davis would have breakout seasons, that Collin Cowgill would be the leadoff hitter they haven’t had since Jose Reyes, that Kirk Nieuwenhuis would rake in right field, that the bullpen couldn’t possibly be worse than […]
Lately, it seems the only thing the Mets excel at is finding ways to lose. Shaun Marcum had his first quality start as a Met, going 6.2 innings allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits while walking one and punching out three. He threw 96 pitches, 65 of which for strikes, however fell to 0-4 on the year in easily his best effort for the Amazin’s this season. After matching goose eggs with the […]
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