Tag: Jerry Manuel

Maine Closing In On Return To Mets

An article by posted on June 14, 2010 0 Comments

In a rehab start for Double-A Binghamton yesterday, John Maine pitched four scoreless innings allowing just one hit and two walks, while striking out five. According to Anthony Coleman of the Trenton Times, Maine’s velocity topped out at 88 mph. Maine didn’t seem too concerned. “I don’t really worry about velocity. It’s just looking at swings, […]

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Alex Cora’s Option Vests After 80 Appearances

An article by posted on June 1, 2010 0 Comments

This afternoon, Adam Rubin, Mets beat writer for ESPN NY, had a live chat and one of the more interesting things that came out of it was some information regarding a vesting option that Alex Cora has in his contract.  Q – Doesn’t Cora’s option vest with 80 starts, not 80 appearances? It’s bad enough […]

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Johan Deserved A Better Fate

An article by posted on May 28, 2010 0 Comments

I can already imagine all the “Fire Jerry Manuel” posts that we’ll be seeing tomorrow morning when we log onto our computers. Why didn’t he leave Johan in… Why didn’t he let Pedro Feliciano pitch the entire inning… Why didn’t we bring in Jenrry Mejia… Personally, I didn’t have a problem with taking Johan Santana out after […]

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Can The Mets Win With The Wilpons As Owners?

An article by posted on May 25, 2010 0 Comments

When a team in any sport is struggling everyone from the general manager to the coaches/manger to the players take the blame.  In some cases like the Mets it’s true.  Omar Minaya needs to go as does Jerry Manuel and most of his coaching staff.  I know of a certain pitcher making $36 million dollars […]

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Jerry Manuel Not Nearly This Bad

An article by posted on May 24, 2010 0 Comments

We’ve all seen plenty of head-scratchers from Jerry Manuel this season, and many of his major strategical blunders have been chronicled and well documented on this site, but here’s something that might make you feel more appreciative of the Mets man in the hot seat. The Cardinals have been struggling to score runs this season and […]

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Mets Beat Yankees But That’s Hardly Enough

An article by posted on May 24, 2010 0 Comments

So many indelible moments in life seem to occur in slow motion, sometimes both the good and bad moments. The 2010 Mets season for me has been just that, a slow motion Shakespearean tragedy. Perhaps to some a typically bad CW network soap opera. It’s your choice. The Mets are in my opinion, just about beyond […]

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Mets Get Igarashi Back, Demote Manny Acosta

An article by posted on May 23, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have activated reliever Ryota Igarashi from the disabled list and he will be in the bullpen when the Mets play their finale tonight against the Yankees. According to mets.com, rather than send highly regarded prospect Jenrry Mejia back to the Minor Leagues to stretch out as a starter, the Mets opted to keep […]

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John Maine Episode Is Just Another Amazin’ Mess

An article by posted on May 21, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets ended a lousy 2-6 road trip with a 10-7 win over the Nationals yesterday. That’s the good news, but leave it to the Mets to upstage a solid pitching effort by a Raul Valdes and a ten run offensive outburst by conjuring up yet another public relations nightmare. After the drama that unfolded when Jerry […]

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Where’s The Slugger The Mets Signed In The Offseason?

An article by posted on May 20, 2010 0 Comments

When the Mets ended the 2009 season, they had three main goals on the agenda; revamp the bullpen, sign a top of the rotation pitcher, and get a power bat to play leftfield, bat cleanup and give David Wright protection. Obviously, we never got the starting pitcher, it’s still too early to tell if the bullpen […]

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Bullpen Burnouts: Fernando Nieve and Jenrry Mejia

An article by posted on May 20, 2010 0 Comments

Only a month ago, the Mets bullpen was being looked at as a big strength for the team as they led the league in ERA, Batting Average Against, WHIP and even strikeouts. They have quickly sunk to the bottom in many of those categories as the season wore on due mostly to some bad bullpen […]

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The Mets Are Making My HMO’s Day

An article by posted on May 19, 2010 0 Comments

I’m going to keep this brief. The Mets definitely have a way of tugging at it’s loyal fan’s heartstrings. So far 2010 should be titled the “Big Tease”. The team first teased us with a snail’s paced, dreadful start. Talk’s of axing everyone from Jerry Manuel to probably a CitiField usher started to pop up in the […]

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