Tag: Carlos Beltran

We Were Bamboozled!

An article by posted on 01/09/2009 90 Comments

Going into the 2009 season hopes were high for the Mets.  Most people believed that once the Mets signed Francisco “K-Rod” Rodriguez that all the problems from last year were solved.  Last year the bullpen killed us in our race to the playoff’s but that was not the only reason why missed out of the […]

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Carlos Beltran Getting Close To A Return

An article by posted on 31/08/2009 0 Comments

Despite some earlier rumors that suggested Carlos Beltran’s season may be over, he continues to work toward a September return. I don’t know exactly what purpose his return will serve at this point in time, but it would be nice to see him playing centerfield and providing some additional pop to our anemic lineup. Beltran took another step […]

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Let’s Play A Little Role Reversal, Shall We?

An article by posted on 25/08/2009 0 Comments

The Mets played one heck of a series against the Phillies this weekend, sweeping Philly and securing their lead atopthe NL East, pushing the Phillies back 16.5 games in the division. At this point, don’t be surprised if the Nats don’t pass the current 4th place team. Then their only hope would be to play spoiler. What a series for […]

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Who Are These Doctors Anyway?

An article by posted on 19/08/2009 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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Alex Cora To Have Season Ending Surgery

An article by posted on 18/08/2009 0 Comments

Shortstop Alex Cora became the latest Met to go on the disabled list after deciding to have season-ending surgery on his right thumb. Cora also has a torn ligament in each of his thumbs and will have surgery on this left thumb this Thursday, and surgery on his right thumb five weeks later. Cora, who signed as a free […]

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The Mets Need to be BOLD

An article by posted on 14/08/2009 0 Comments

As one of Omar Minaya’s biggest supporters, I do believe it will be time to demote him after this season. When you take a look around the big leagues, you notice there are eight teams that will continue to operate with a team salary of over $100 million. Those teams are the Yankees, Mets, Cubs, […]

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Fixing The Mets Won’t Be Easy, But It’s Doable

An article by posted on 10/08/2009 0 Comments

Joel Sherman of the NY Post takes a look at what the Mets need to do to get back on the right track in a post to his blog. Besides highlighting some players he thinks can help, he does a nice job of encapsulating the current state of the Mets and the dilemma they find themselves in. So […]

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Injury Checklist

An article by posted on 05/08/2009 0 Comments

If you were watching today’s game when Gary Sheffield left the bases with apparent leg stiffness, Gary and Ron were reciting the litany of Met injuries, and having trouble remembering all of them. That got me wondering who has not been injured out of the Opening Day roster. Take a look: Out of the Opening […]

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When Tom Becomes Pessimistic…..

An article by posted on 05/08/2009 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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Don’t Rush Beltran And Reyes Back!

An article by posted on 04/08/2009 0 Comments

When everyone went down on the disabled list we were all waiting on the edge of our seats until after the All-Star break because that’s when Omar and the Mets promised Carlos Beltran and Jose Reyes would return and turn the season around.  Today is August 4, 2009 and Beltran and Reyes are not back. […]

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