Tag: Cubs

Jeff Francoeur Speaks, But Will Omar Listen?

An article by posted on September 22, 2009 0 Comments

An interesting piece appeared in the NY Post this morning by Mike Puma, who spoke to Jeff Francoeur about Rockies pitcher Jason Marquis who will be a free agent this off season. Jeff Francoeur told The Post yesterday that Marquis, whom he considers a close friend, desperately wants to pitch for the Mets next season, even as […]

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Cubs Didn’t Look At Milton Bradley’s Intangibles; Lesson Learned

An article by posted on September 21, 2009 0 Comments

I haven’t really had a lot of nice things to say about the four-year deal the Mets gave Luis Castillo just before the start of the 2008 season. It turns out that he was injured or in pain for most of the season in the first year of that contract, but this year Castillo has […]

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From Ace To Z: Should The Mets Get Zambrano?

An article by posted on September 16, 2009 0 Comments

According to Steve Rosenbloom’s blog for the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs are looking into trading starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano during the off-season.  Zambrano has been tired of all the criticism being thrown at him and has been quoted as saying, “Maybe if I go to a different city next year, if I get traded, I […]

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Murphy Lays Down The Law; Mets Win 4-2

An article by posted on September 6, 2009 0 Comments

It was the Murph and Pelf Show at Citi Field on Sunday as Daniel Murphy provided the offense and Mike Pelfrey gave the Mets (and himself) a much-needed strong pitching performance.  The one-two punch lifted the Mets to a 4-2 victory over the Cubs and gave them their first series victory in five weeks. The […]

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There Goes The Streak! Mets Fall To Cubs 5-3

An article by posted on September 5, 2009 0 Comments

For the first three innings of the game on a beautiful day for baseball, Nelson Figueroa appeared to be on his way to another stellar performance against the Cubs at Citi Field on Saturday.  He was continuing his amazing strikeout run that he began last week when he fanned a career-high 10 batters at Wrigley […]

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No Sweep For You! Mets Take Finale 4-1

An article by posted on August 30, 2009 0 Comments

When Johan Santana was disabled with a season-ending injury, the Mets knew his replacement would have some big shoes to fill.  Since replacing Santana in the rotation last week, Nelson Figueroa has done his best to pitch like the Mets ace.  Today, he pitched into the eighth inning and struck out a career-high 10 batters, […]

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A Slam A Day Keeps The Wins Away; Mets Lose 11-4

An article by posted on August 29, 2009 0 Comments

If the Mets wanted to exact a measure of revenge against the Cubs for their role in keeping them out of the playoffs last season, they sure aren’t going about it the right way.  Fernando Tatis became the sixteenth Met to run his way into a crucial out at home plate when he ignored the […]

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August 16, 1987: Mets Score Club Record 23 Runs

An article by posted on August 16, 2009 0 Comments

It was 22 years ago today on a lazy Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field in Chicago.  The Mets were battling the St. Louis Cardinals for the division title and needed to win the finale of their four-game series against the Cubs after being defeated in the first three games.  They were in the throes of […]

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The Opening Night Cat Cursed The Mets!

An article by posted on August 5, 2009 0 Comments

Blogger’s disclaimer:  I am not being serious in this post in any way, shape or form.  I’ve just had enough trying to figure out what went wrong with this year’s team.  While others blame Omar Minaya or the trainers, I’ve found something else to blame for this year’s misfortunes.  Read on… It was April 13, […]

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Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: The Jason Marquis Story

An article by posted on July 7, 2009 0 Comments

Before the injuries started mounting, before the fielding and mental errors began to grow, the Mets’ front office made another error.  This error happened in the offseason and it was made by Omar Minaya.  The Mets could have acquired Jason Marquis from the Cubs for practically nothing and didn’t pull the trigger. First, as reported […]

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