Tag: hitting

Rays Shed Burrell & His $9MM Salary, Would Mets Ever Be So Bold?

An article by posted on May 15, 2010 0 Comments

According to this post on Twitter from the Tampa Tribune, the Tampa Bay Rays have designated outfielder Pat Burrell for assignment to make room for Hank Blalock. Burrell was hitting just .202/.292/.333 this year and had fallen out of favor with the organization and the fans. But what is most important to note is that the Rays, […]

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A Stunning Look Into The Mets’ Offensive Woes

An article by posted on May 11, 2010 0 Comments

There are many question marks surrounding the Mets’ offense this season. Why isn’t Jose Reyes hitting? Why is David Wright striking out so much? Why can’t Jason Bay get a clutch hit? Where did Jeff Francoeur’s bat disappear to? Why isn’t Luis Castillo on crutches yet? It’s enough to make a Mets fan go crazy […]

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Jason Bay: Rich Man, Poor Numbers

An article by posted on May 7, 2010 0 Comments

When Jason Bay signed his four-year, $66 million contract to play left field for the Mets, it was believed that he would provide the booming bat needed by the Mets that was sorely missed last season.  After all, Daniel Murphy led the team with a measly 12 home runs, while Bay hit three times that […]

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Johan Santana’s Health

An article by posted on May 3, 2010 0 Comments

This past Saturday night, the NYPD began an investigation involving an SUV parked in Times Square packed with fertilizer and fireworks that could have been part of some kind of terrorist attack. A report from the Washington Post surfaced that Police and FBI agents are investigating a 911 call placed at 4 a.m. Sunday from […]

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Rain Helps Mets Sweep Braves And Move Into Second Place!

An article by posted on April 26, 2010 0 Comments

Jose Reyes wasted no time using his speed to get the Mets on the board early in this rain soaked 1-0 win that saw the Mets sweep the Braves. It was the fourth straight victory for the Mets and sixth of their last seven. Game Notes Mike Pelfrey started and it was clear right from the […]

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Only Winning Can Keep Attendance From Declining

An article by posted on April 23, 2010 0 Comments

So here we are fifteen games into the season with a 7-9 record and finally winning our first series of the season against the Cubs. Optimists (a club of which I was a charter member) are still under the impression that the season is still in hand and that only minor changes are needed right now. While others […]

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Jason Bay’s Bat Needs To Get Louder

An article by posted on April 22, 2010 0 Comments

Who would have thought, a disappointing start to the 2010 season would have Mets fans ranting about anything but starting pitching. Mike Pelfrey has been lights out thus far posting a 0.86 era in 21 IP. Johan Santana seems to have achieved 2006 euphoria; and aside from some inopportune home runs, the bullpen and Japanese […]

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High Hopes + Low Expectations = No Consolation

An article by posted on April 21, 2010 0 Comments

Sorry Mets Merized fans.  I am still unwilling to dive head first into the Koolaid just yet, and I’m still somewhat negative on the 2010 Mets.  I know it’s early and a lot can happen.  And there are some positives.  But overall I see a bleak picture for the 2010 season.  A .500 winning percentage is […]

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It’s Official, Ike Davis Will Be In Mets Uniform Tonight!

An article by posted on April 19, 2010 0 Comments

  Updated 4/19 1:00 PM Here we go! WFAN is reporting that the Mets have called up 23–year-old Ike Davis and that he will be in uniform tonight when the Mets play the Cubs at Citi Field. According to the Buffalo Bisons, Ike Davis had been removed from today’s starting lineup and was informed of his […]

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Mets Have So Many Better Choices For First Base

An article by posted on April 15, 2010 0 Comments

Opening Day lineup had Mike Jacobs playing first and hitting clean up. Mets final game against the Rockies had Fernando Tatis playing first and batting fifth. Combined Jacobs and Tatis are 7/36 (.194), 1 home run, 5 RBIs with 10 strikeouts. Not exactly what the Mets want from their “power and clutch hitting” first basemen. […]

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