Hey Joe, Just read today that Elvis Andrus had cleared waivers. As you posted yesterday and in the past, a glaring hole that needs to be filled going forward is a legitimate everyday shortstop. I believe you also mentioned his name along with Jurickson Profar as well. Just a couple of comments. If indeed he did clear waivers, the Mets should obviously explore what it would take to get him from the Rangers knowing the following… From […]
Well this loss wasn’t pretty… Maybe we just caught them at the wrong time… but we just came so close to wining every game in this entire damn series that it frustrates me. They say good teams find a way to win ball games no matter what — and the Dodgers are certainly a good ball club right now. On the heels of five unanswered runs, the Dodgers slid by the Mets tonight by the […]
Well, there are some days when Matt Harvey will show up to the ballpark and be human. Tonight, unfortunately, was one of those nights and we could tell from the beginning. Our resident ace had trouble locating all of his pitches, although his fastball still had tremendous late life and a high velocity. He hung a lot of his breaking pitches and they just didn’t have the same break they normally did. Honestly, he was […]
Someone asked me today if we should just go ahead and send Daniel Murphy to the bench in a super utility type role. “Of course”. I responded. Looking at how far his defense has been regressing and how inconsistent his bat has been, it’s no big secret how this movie is going to end. Once Wilmer Flores gets this so called shot at second base, and if he can prove to be adequate, that will […]
The clock is ticking on the 2013 season, and we’ve learned so much about the future of this franchise. The problem is, in some aspects we’ve learned the Mets have more work to do than we had hoped. Whether Ike Davis hits 10 HR in the next 10 days or not, Davis needs to go. He was given a second chance to prove that 2012 was a fluke, and instead he proved it was a […]
I thought I would share an interesting email exchange I had with Dave In Spain who I’m sure most of you know from MMO and several other popular Mets sites. I know they’d never ask the Captain, but do you think David Wright could ever be convinced to “volunteer” to move to left field? This would solve the Flores positional issue, leave Murphy in place, and make it easier to go all-in on Shin-Soo Choo or Jacoby Ellsbury […]
In a back and forth affair that saw multiple lead changes, some dumb decisions, and a Mets team that continues to show a little heart — they were sent away via a Paul Goldschmidt walk-off home run to start this road trip off with a loss. The Mets came in looking like a team with some momentum behind them, taking the lead in the 4th to break up what began as a pitcher’s duel. Taking […]
The long-anticipated arrival of Wilmer Flores to the Mets’ big league roster highlighted two areas of concern for the organization going forward: first, the dearth of viable position player prospects at the upper levels of the system, and second, the need for a modicum of patience on the part of fans and management alike to allow those few prospects that emerge sufficient time to develop and adapt their skills to the majors. With most satisfied […]
Sorry for the title, it wasn’t intended to be serious, but more of a retort I’ve been giving a lot of Met fans lately who seem to be in a rush to trade Wilmer Flores. A notion I find to be highly illogical given the precarious offensive dilemma the Mets find themselves in. I had a cool exchange with Michael Baron of MetsBlog a few days ago and I think it goes to my point. […]
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