Tag: J.J. Putz

Note To The Mets: Don’t Neglect The Bullpen

An article by posted on August 20, 2009 0 Comments

With all the talk of the Mets plans for 2010 and beyond, few if any have mentioned the bullpen. As one of the lone bright spots for the team this season, the bullpen is going to need some attention next season. Currently, the Mets have two ex-All-Star setup men on their roster in Billy Wagner […]

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Who Are These Doctors Anyway?

An article by posted on August 19, 2009 0 Comments

You know, I can accept the fact that the injury bug has bitten our Mets hard this season, and that freak accidents have hurt, as has being beaned in the head by opposing pitchers.  We’ve learned to accept that we have average to below-average replacements and that the season was basically over before the all-star […]

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Ruben Amaro Jr. is the Anti-Omar

An article by posted on August 12, 2009 0 Comments

Did any of you see the cover story of the USA Today sports page yesterday?  If you didn’t, here is a link, but let me warn you—it’s going to make you both angry and jealous.  It’s about Phillies’ rookie GM Ruben Amaro, Jr., and how the guy has earned the respect of his players by […]

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Reason To Watch

An article by posted on August 12, 2009 0 Comments

As I’ve been watching our beloved Mets this season, going through cases of Pepto-Bismol and Alka-Seltzer, I’ve still kept an interest in seeing the team win, no matter how many games out of first we’ve been.  Recently, it’s gotten much tougher to get genuinely excited over wins, though having them spaced so far apart does […]

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Injury Checklist

An article by posted on August 5, 2009 0 Comments

If you were watching today’s game when Gary Sheffield left the bases with apparent leg stiffness, Gary and Ron were reciting the litany of Met injuries, and having trouble remembering all of them. That got me wondering who has not been injured out of the Opening Day roster. Take a look: Out of the Opening […]

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When Tom Becomes Pessimistic…..

An article by posted on August 5, 2009 0 Comments

We all have them—friends who are overly optimistic, even when things with our Mets look as grim as they possibly can.  To put this in perspective, during Game 6 of the ’86 World Series, I was hanging out with a bunch of friends in a bar on Long Island.  Among those friends was my buddy […]

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Can Things Get Better? Maybe

An article by posted on July 15, 2009 0 Comments

For as bad as the Mets have looked at times this season (and I have advocated blowing up the team or just not paying attention to them anymore), it’s almost miraculous that they are not worse than three games under .500 and 6 ½ games out of first place.  When you think about the lousy […]

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Bobby Parnell The Setup Guy? Not So Fast…

An article by posted on June 1, 2009 0 Comments

Colin Stephenson of the Star Ledger, wrote an interesting article focusing on yesterday’s eight inning when Jerry Manuel yanked J.J. Putz and replaced him with Bobby Parnell. He writes, Did Manuel have any hesitation to bring in the rookie to relieve the veteran, former closer Putz? “I brought him in, didn’t I?” Manuel snapped when […]

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J.J. Putz Was Dealing Last Night

An article by posted on May 17, 2009 0 Comments

When the Mets made the deal for J.J. Putz this past off season, most of us applauded the move not only because it shuttle Aaron Heilman out of town, but because one look at Putz and you knew we were getting one of the most dominant closers in the American League. So far this season, […]

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Billy Wagner Throwing 90 MPH, Return Is Now Certain

An article by posted on May 16, 2009 0 Comments

Two days after shelving J.J. Putz for a few days with a bone spur in his right elbow, the Mets got some good news regarding their former closer Billy Wagner who is rehabbing in Florida. Adam Rubin of the Daily News reports, Billy Wagner has returned to Port St. Lucie after a month-long moratorium on throwing […]

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