Tag: Jerry Manuel

Oliver Perez Is Exactly What Is Wrong With The Mets

An article by posted on July 20, 2010 0 Comments

It looks like later today or possibly tomorrow Oliver Perez will be reactivated and be back with the big league team.  The genius that Jerry Manuel is has reportedly decided to use him the bullpen as a second lefty.  The fact that Oliver Perez is going to be back on this team just shows how […]

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Has Jerry Manuel Earned An Extension?

An article by posted on July 18, 2010 0 Comments

Here’s something I read this morning by Steve Popper of The Record who also happens to be one of my favorite beat writers covering the Mets. Steve caused me to chuckle when he started out this morning’s column with a warning to his readers, I’m going to make the most common sense argument – and one […]

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Whatever Happened To Prevention And Recovery?

An article by posted on July 13, 2010 0 Comments

After last year’s injury plagued season the Mets unveiled a new slogan in Spring Training.  That slogan was “prevention and recovery.”  They had it posted in the clubhouse in Florida and after last year it was nice to see that the Mets were going to start taking injuries a little more serious.  Fast forward to […]

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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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