As we approach the final four games of the 2009 regular season, any hope of spinning a positive ending to an otherwise dreadful season is pretty much lost. Despite the writing being on the wall since mid-Summer that the Mets would not be involved in post season play for the third straight year, Mets fans clung to the hope that they would at least get a glimpse of the team’s future. However, like the stars [...]
It feels great to be back again after being sidelined for almost a week with a nasty flu and no internet service as well. However, it doesn’t feel all that good analyzing another ugly loss for the Mets, this time at the hands of the surging Nationals who won their second straight against the Mets. The Mets have made losing an art form. I’ll make this recap short yet not so sweet… Mike Pelfrey started the game [...]
Last week it was revealed that after the last game of the season (which cannot come soon enough for me) that Jerry Manuel will sit down with Omar Minaya along with Fred and Jeff Wilpon to discuss the future of the coach staff which consists of Howard Johnson (hitting coach), Dan Warthen (pitching coach), Luis Alicea (1B coach), Razor Shines (3B coach) and Sandy Alomar Sr. (bench coach). Word going around is that Howard Johnson’s [...]
Over the past five seasons, David Wright has emerged as the face of the New York Mets franchise and assumed the role of unofficial “captain”. For the most part he has filled this role rather nicely and has always brought a positive vibe to the team. Over his five year tenure with the Mets, Wright has been through the highs and lows. What has always impressed me was regardless of how the team was performing [...]
The air is getting cooler and the days are getting shorter as the horsehide is being replaced by the pigskin. It sure felt like football was in the air at Land Shark Stadium in Miami Saturday night. The Dolphins’ end zone was visible near the right field warning track (prompting Gary Cohen to exclaim “he hits it to the end zone…Touchdown, Francoeur!”). The Mets also gave up a touchdown to the Marlins in the fifth [...]
Number 5 is now number 1. Including tonight’s game against the Florida Marlins, David Wright has become the Mets all-time leader in games played at third base. At the tender age of 26, Wright has now played in 836 games at third base, surpassing the previous record holder, Howard Johnson. Until the arrival of Wright in the summer of 2004, third base used to be the favorite place for the Mets to play musical chairs. [...]
Do you ever wonder what guys like Johan Santana think after suffering through two straight non-playoff years? Last year the Mets collapsed in September for the second straight year, and the Twins were a one-game playoff away from reaching the postseason. This year the Twins are battling the Tigers for the AL Central crown while the Mets have been out of the race since July. I know Johan likes the bright lights, but let’s face [...]
The inaugural season for Citi Field ends in a few weeks and to say the least it was a very disappointing first year for the Mets new ballpark. At the start of the 2009 season I was hoping that with a new ballpark that had not witness disappointments over the last couple of years the slate would be clean and we could start making new histories for the new ballpark. Unfortunately for us the memories [...]
It’s safe to say that one of the greatest sports movies of all time is 1984’s ‘The Natural.’ Although the ending may be a bit over the top, it truly succeeds as a story of personal triumph over failure. But imagine for a moment if the story was different. Imagine the movie starting out with Roy Hobbs walking to the plate, hitting a walk off pennant winning HR on the 1st pitch and running the [...]
For the second straight outing, Tim Redding gave up only one earned run. Fortunately, he didn’t have to face Pedro Martinez this time around. Redding’s mastery of the Nationals and some timely hitting by David Wright and Jeff Francoeur in the seventh inning helped the Mets snap their season-long six-game losing streak. Today’s final score was 3-2. Redding shut down the Nats so completely that the only hit they were able to muster off him [...]
I recently was emailed this question by one of our readers. I heard that the Mets will not alter the dimensions of Citi Field next season. Does this mean that David Wright is doomed to be a 10-12 homerun hitter instead of a 30 homerun hitter? I was a little surprised myself when I heard the news that Citi Field’s dimensions would stay the same. Last month, Wright admitted that he altered his swing because of [...]
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