Tag: Jerry Manuel

Good Golly, Miss Ollie?

An article by posted on July 11, 2010 0 Comments

Thomas Kaplan of the NY Times updates us on Oliver Perez who made his third minor league start for Class AAA Buffalo this afternoon. Perez had a rough outing Sunday. He allowed only one unearned run in five innings, but they were five extraordinarily ugly innings: Perez gave up three hits and five walks; hit two […]

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It’s Not About Getting A Pitcher, It’s About Doing This…

An article by posted on July 11, 2010 0 Comments

As Major League Baseball moves into its All-Star Break, it’s time to reflect on the Mets and what they need to do to improve the team in the second half.  Whereas many people have been clamoring for another starting pitcher before the trading deadline on July 31, I don’t think that’s the answer.  In fact, […]

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Cliff Lee Won’t Help The Mets

An article by posted on July 6, 2010 0 Comments

Cliff Lee is one of the best pitchers in the game.  Last year’s performance in the World Series was spectacular.  Lee was brilliant against one of the best if not the best lineup in the game in 2 starts.  The two games that the Phillies won were Lee’s in the Fall Classic. It’s now 2010 […]

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Mets DL Fernando Tatis, Recall Raul Valdes

An article by posted on July 5, 2010 0 Comments

Anthony McCarron of the Daily News is reporting that the Mets recalled left handed reliever Raul Valdes from Triple-A Buffalo and that he will be available for tonight’s game. Valdes was 0-1 with a 3.68 ERA in 29.1 innings pitched this season. To make room for Valdes, Fernando Tatis was placed on the 15-day DL with […]

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This Gangsta Is Not Armed And Dangerous

An article by posted on July 5, 2010 0 Comments

In today’s New York Post, Mike Puma reports that Jerry Manuel is desperate for another arm in his bullpen and that he plans to address the matter with GM Omar Minaya. “Manager Jerry Manuel planned to speak with team brass last night about the possibility of adding a seventh reliever, after the Mets emptied their bullpen […]

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Jerry Manuel – The Destroyer of Arms

An article by posted on July 4, 2010 0 Comments

Brian Stokes. Fernando Nieve. Raul Valdes. Sean Green. No, I am not listing the all “keep those guys off my team” list – this is a listing of the guys Jerry Manuel has ridden like a 1981 Chevy Astrovan across the border. Jerry Manuel is to the concept of MLB bullpens and how to keep […]

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Manuel On The Nine Walkoff Losses

An article by posted on July 2, 2010 0 Comments

Last night, the Mets lost 2-1 after a ninth inning sacrifice fly by Ryan Zimmerman. It was the ninth time this season that the Mets have suffered a walkoff loss on the road. A hefty number considering they have just 23 losses on the road overall. On Tuesday, Jerry Manuel had no problem bringing Frankie […]

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Pitching K-Rod In The Eighth Was Fine With Me

An article by posted on June 30, 2010 0 Comments

You win some and you lose some, and then there’s games like last night. When Hanley Ramirez launched that grand slam to put the Marlins ahead 4-3, I swear I had a vision of it seconds before it played out on my TV screen. It just seems that whenever the opposition loads the bases against […]

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The Strasburg Cometh

An article by posted on June 28, 2010 0 Comments

All of us have come to love the uplifting and inspirational story of a rookie making good on his promise. Case in point, Ike Davis. When that rookie comes with superstar billing, it becomes universal and even historical. The past few weeks Major League Baseball was introduced to the 2010 edition of this story when […]

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John Maine Will Be Shutdown

An article by posted on June 23, 2010 0 Comments

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News via Twitter, John Maine received the second opinion on his shoulder today and it was confirmed there is no structural damage. He does have fairly serious shoulder tendinitis and he’s gonna have to shut it down for awhile. The Mets also released a statement saying that Maine, Omar […]

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John Maine The New Tenant Of The Doghouse

An article by posted on June 22, 2010 0 Comments

It looks like John Maine’s career with the New York Mets and perhaps in baseball is close to coming to an end.  The last 2 seasons have been a disaster for the pitcher.  I have defended him many times on this site and others.  I don’t exactly know why but I’ve always had a bit […]

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