Debunking a myth – how the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland A´s have built perennial contenders as small market teams With the Mets caught in a massive financial restructuring and – apparently – unable and / or unwilling to compete for high-end free agents this winter, the Tampa Bay Rays & Oakland A´s are often referred to as models of how you can win with a small payroll. And indeed, both teams have had stunning […]
Spoiler Alert: This game was really, really ugly. Let’s get right to it… The Nationals got off to a quick start off of Carlos Torres when Denard Span and Ryan Zimmerman hit back-to-back jacks to lead off the game. Torres would settle down, but just for a while. After a quiet second, the Nats struck again in the third when Jayson Werth took the first pitch he saw to left center for a three run […]
Nationals at Mets • 7:10 PM Gio Gonzalez (9-6, 3.49) vs Carlos Torres (3-3, 2.89) Starting Lineup Eric Young Jr., lf Daniel Murphy, 2b Andrew Brown, rf Lucas Duda, 1b Justin Turner, ss Juan Lagares, cf Wilmer Flores, 3b Travis d’Arnaud, c Carlos Torres, rhp Gio Gonzalez is coming off a rough outing against the Phillies in which he allowed five runs (one earned) on five hits over 5 2/3 innings. He didn’t have much help […]
Between the Mets and the Jets today, nothing makes sense — and I’m happier than a kid in a candy store. The New York Mets pulled off an unlikely 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians through the strength of Daisuke Matsuzaka, Justin Turner, and Eric Young. …Yeah, what? Matsuzaka was masterful early, as he didn’t allow a hit until the fourth inning. He finished with six innings pitched and only one run allowed — a […]
I know this probably isn’t going to be a popular opinion around here, so let me preface it by saying this — I think Shin-Soo Choo is pretty good. However, I don’t think he’s the type of player the Mets should be allocating their available funds to. I know Mets fans are clamoring to root for a winner. I don’t, however, think the Mets need to go out and spend money this offseason. Some fans […]
Here is the official statement by Bud Selig on this afternoon’s announcement from MLB regarding the conclusion of their Biogenesis investigation. “Major League Baseball has worked diligently with the Players Association for more than a decade to make our Joint Drug Program the best in all of professional sports. I am proud of the comprehensive nature of our efforts – not only with regard to random testing, groundbreaking blood testing for human Growth Hormone and […]
While everybody in the sports world is focused on Alex Rodriguez today, the Mets universe just imploded with news that not one but TWO New York Mets will be suspended by MLB for 50 games. Look, we all knew that Cesar Puello was involved. It was just a matter of time, and I still contend to this day that since the Mets knew that he was involved they didn’t feel rushed to promote Puello. With […]
Nationals (40-40) vs Mets (33-44) LHP Gio Gonzalez (4-3, 3.31) vs RHP Zack Wheeler (1-0, 3.18) Starting Lineup Eric Young Jr., lf Daniel Murphy, 2b David Wright, 3b Marlon Byrd, rf Josh Satin, 1b John Buck, c Juan Lagares, cf Omar Quintanilla, ss Zack Wheeler, rhp Game Notes Dillon Gee limited the Nationals to one run in six innings as the Mets won, 5-1, Saturday at Citi Field. Gee has a 2.48 ERA over his past six […]
Dillon Gee rebounded from from a poor start to give the Mets six solid innings in a 5-1 win over the Washington Nationals today at Citi Field. Gee has always had success against the Nats and had a 2.70 ERA in eight starts against them going into today. The right-hander had his changeup working and spotted his pitches well, holding the Nationals to one run on six hits and three walks while striking out four. […]
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