Tag: Johan Santana

Who Is The The Beast Of The East?

An article by posted on February 25, 2010 0 Comments

Last week, when Johan Santana was asked by a reporter who the best pitcher in the NL East was, without hesitation he replied, “Santana”. A couple of days later after the Phillies Jimmy Rollins caught wind of it, he disagreed and said the number one pitcher in the NL East is Roy Halladay. Take off […]

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Low Expectations For 2010. And That’s Good.

An article by posted on February 22, 2010 0 Comments

One of the best westerns of all-time is ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.’ In one scene, Tuco, played by Eli Wallach, is getting the hell beat out of him by a soldier who is nearly three times his size. Beaten, injured and demoralized the bloody Tuco looks up at his assailant and speaks […]

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Spring Training Report – New Saber Stat Edition OPSwB

An article by posted on February 20, 2010 0 Comments

On Thursday, Jerry Manuel unveiled his plan that he would bat Jose Reyes in the third spot spot of the lineup, at least until Carlos Beltran re-joins the team. Yesterday, Reyes was all gung-ho for the idea. “Whatever is best for the team, I’m going to do it,” Reyes said. “Manuel is the boss. Whatever he […]

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Johan has confidence in rotation…so should we?

An article by posted on February 17, 2010 0 Comments

I knew I wanted to write something about the Mets’ starting rotation after reading an article in The Sporting News about the Mets being one of this off-season’s “losers,” citing the fact that they did not address the “gaping holes” in the starting pitching rotation.  Well, yeah, but we are likely going to go into […]

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Time To Step Up – Part 1, Pitching

An article by posted on February 16, 2010 0 Comments

Pitchers and catchers are arriving in Port St. Lucie, workouts will be starting shortly and soon exhibition games will be played in Florida.  The Mets will be trying to erase the 2009 season and focus on winning in 2010.  There a lot of question marks coming into the 2010 season for the Mets such as […]

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My Own Apathy is Bumming Me Out

An article by posted on February 10, 2010 0 Comments

Any day now, pitchers and catchers will begin reporting to spring training all across Florida and Arizona.  In a few weeks, all teams, including our Mets, will begin their spring training games, and then less than two months from now, Johan Santana will likely be throwing the first live pitch for the Mets since last […]

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It’s Just More Smoke And Mirrors

An article by posted on February 2, 2010 0 Comments

Just once in the past six months would I like to sit down and write something positive, uplifting, and glorious about the Mets. However, this organization will not let that happen. Between their informal “mini-camp,” to the newsreels of Jose’ Reyes running full tilt at some fitness center on Long Island, they should be handing […]

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Hope Springs Eternal, Especially Among Met Fans

An article by posted on January 29, 2010 0 Comments

Occasionally, all of us become downtrodden, pessimistic, and critical of the Mets. Even the most faithful and patient Met fans have problems with this. We vacillate between positive and negative storylines and opinions in our comments, our radio calls, our blog writing and reporting.  I’d like to take a positive look at what the Mets […]

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“We Believe In Comebacks.” (Sure We Do)

An article by posted on January 28, 2010 0 Comments

We all share great memories of 1986. One that stands out for me was actually the pre-game show prior to Game 7. Red Sox 2nd basemen Marty Barrett was being interviewed. The reporter asked him if he felt confident the Sox could overcome the Mets miraculous comeback in Game 6. Barrett answered eloquently, in a […]

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Hey Mets Fans, Here’s A Sight For Sore Eyes

An article by posted on January 26, 2010 0 Comments

Check out this beautiful photograph of Johan Santana by Adam Rubin of the Daly News. (via The Ropolitans)  Despite all the ups and downs, and ranting and raving of this never-ending off season, you look at a photo like that and everything else almost seems to melt away. Santana after his pitching session, “This is big […]

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