Tag: Jerry Manuel

Righting The Wrongs

An article by posted on May 6, 2014 0 Comments
Righting The Wrongs

Usually I’m not the type to tell someone “I told you so”. It’s annoying at best and at its worst it can make you want to slug the person who says it. That doesn’t mean there aren’t times when facts are so evident that they hit you in the face leaving you feeling like Delino […]

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Mets Are Still Undecided On One-Time Phenom Mejia

An article by posted on March 16, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Are Still Undecided On One-Time Phenom Mejia

Jenrry Mejia takes the mound and will oppose Cubs left-hander Chris Rusin at 4:05 PM Sunday as the Mets wrap up their two-game series at Cashman Field in Las Vegas. The Mets have never settled on a role for Mejia, which could be the case again this spring. At 24, Mejia is one of those promising young arms the […]

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Ruben Tejada: Stage Fright?

An article by posted on March 13, 2014 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada: Stage Fright?

During a commercial break on my sports talk show a well-known New York sportswriter said to me, you know what’s wrong with Roberto Alomar? He has stage fright. It was July 2002. The New York Mets were in the middle of a free-fall. Alomar was being booed relentlessly. Stage fright? I thought as I put my […]

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Jenrry Mejia To Compete For Spot In Rotation This Spring

An article by posted on December 10, 2013 1 Comment
Jenrry Mejia To Compete For Spot In Rotation This Spring

Staying healthy has always been an obstacle in Jenrry Mejia’s pursuit of a starting job in the New York Mets’ rotation and it is that way again. Mejia, who underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from his right elbow, should be ready for spring training but staying healthy isn’t always a given with the talented righthander. […]

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This Day In Mets History: Strawberry & Matlack Named Rookie of the Year, Agee Wins Gold Glove

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets History: Strawberry & Matlack Named Rookie of the Year, Agee Wins Gold Glove

1970 – Mets’ outfielder Tommie Agee becomes the first non-pitcher to win a Gold Glove in each league. The New York flycatcher also won the honor with the White Sox during his 1966 Rookie of the Year season. 1972 – Jon Matlack (15-10, 2.32) is selected by the BBWAA as National League Rookie of the […]

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Beltran Leaves Game With Rib Contusion After Grand Slam Robbing Catch

An article by posted on October 23, 2013 0 Comments
Beltran Leaves Game With Rib Contusion After Grand Slam Robbing Catch

Carlos Beltran left Game 1 of the World Series with bruised ribs on Wednesday night after robbing David Ortiz of a grand slam in the second inning. Beltran went full throttle and slammed into the short right field wall to make the spectacular grab. Beltran stayed in the game, but could be seen holding his side […]

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Featured Post: Breaking Backman

An article by posted on September 16, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Breaking Backman

Passion is a powerful force. It reveals the extremely fine line between good and evil; friend and foe; master and slave. Passion turned Walter While, your average high school science teacher into Heisenberg, a maniacal drug-dealing assassin in khakis and a pork pie hat. Passion is Walter Wayne Backman’s worst enemy — and slim hope. […]

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Did Mets Play Russian Roulette With Mejia’s Elbow?

An article by posted on August 18, 2013 0 Comments
Did Mets Play Russian Roulette With Mejia’s Elbow?

Another day, another injury for the New York Mets, and not surprisingly, one involving a pitcher. Jenrry Mejia didn’t make it out of the fourth Saturday night in San Diego because of pain caused by a bone spur in is right elbow. His season is in jeopardy as he likely will be placed on the disabled list […]

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Filthy, Nasty, Dominating… That’s What Mejia Was Against The Nationals

An article by posted on July 27, 2013 0 Comments
Filthy, Nasty, Dominating… That’s What Mejia Was Against The Nationals

Before Sandy Alderson rolled into town and traded Carlos Beltran a couple of weeks after drafting Brandon Nimmo with his first selection in the 2011 draft, the top prospect for the Mets was Jenrry Mejia. However, by July of that season, he was merely an afterthought as he was beset by injuries that included Tommy […]

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The MMO Grind: Terry Collins Is Safe At Home, But His Foot Missed The Plate

An article by posted on May 4, 2013 0 Comments
The MMO Grind: Terry Collins Is Safe At Home, But His Foot Missed The Plate

As of now, Terry Collins’ job is safe and deservedly so. Based on getting the most out of what he has been given and basic fairness, there’s nothing justifying Collins’ job being in question. However, fairness is irrelevant in sports. A manager’s job security always becomes an issue when he has lame duck contractual status and his […]

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