Tag: John Maine

Mets Have Trade Bait

An article by posted on June 8, 2010 0 Comments

Omar Minaya became the General Manager at the end of the 2004 season.  Since then the Mets have mostly been quiet when it comes to the trade deadline.  Except for 2006, when Duaner Sanchez went for a cab ride, injured his shoulder, forcing Omar to make a trade with the Pirates for Oliver Perez (thanks […]

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John Maine Feels Pain; Daniel Murphy To Become SuperDan

An article by posted on May 24, 2010 0 Comments
John Maine Feels Pain; Daniel Murphy To Become SuperDan

On Friday, the Mets placed starting pitcher John Maine on the 15-day disabled list with what the team called shoulder weakness.  Now Anthony DiComo of mlb.com is reporting that John Maine has been diagnosed with tendinitis in his right rotator cuff, as per the results of today’s MRI. The precautionary MRI was deemed necessary when […]

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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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Mets Overcome Maine Distraction To Top Nationals 10-7

An article by posted on May 20, 2010 0 Comments

Things looked bleak when John Maine was removed after throwing five pitches and walking the leadoff batter, but reliever Raul Valdes stepped up and gave the Mets five solid innings of relief, while the Mets bats exploded for ten runs topped by a two run homer from catcher Rod Barajas, his tenth of the season. […]

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Mets Need To Fire Coaches Too!

An article by posted on May 18, 2010 0 Comments

Baseball is a long season and when a team under-performs the way the Mets are you always hear the usual fire the manger and/or general manager.  I support that 100%.  Jerry and Omar absolutely need to go.  Omar has done a horrible job of building the franchise and Jerry Manuel is just not a manager […]

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Mets Fall Below .500, Lose 7-5 To Marlins

An article by posted on May 15, 2010 0 Comments

Mets drop game three of the series to the Marlins 7-5. Mets drop to one game below .500, lose their fourth straight game, and lost their first five road series series this season. Game Summary John Maine did not continue his stream of quality starts as the first twelve pitches he threw in the game […]

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The Ballad of Oliver and John

An article by posted on May 12, 2010 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, I suggested that the Mets pitching staff’s overperformance could result in a hat-tipping to Dan Warthen, who may be deceivingly quiet. By “deceiving,” I mean he is not a flashy pitching coach, people rarely ever heard of him before he came to the Mets although he does have a bit of […]

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Barajas Powers Maine Man, Mets To 5-4 Win

An article by posted on May 5, 2010 0 Comments

John Maine came out and pitched a great game, and Rod Barajas came through in the 9th inning with his seventh homerun of the season for a 5-4 win against the Cincinnati Reds Game Notes: John Maine went to the mound and put up another solid performance over six innings. Maine gave up two runs, one […]

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The Mets Pitching Staff Has Been Good For Nothing

An article by posted on April 27, 2010 0 Comments

Yes, you did read the title correctly. Over the past week and a half, Mets pitchers have indeed been good for nothing, meaning they’ve been good enough to hold the opposition to practically nothing on the scoreboard. Pitching was not supposed to be the strong point of the 2010 Mets. After all, the Mets’ starting […]

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Keith and Ron Know Their Elton

An article by posted on April 24, 2010 0 Comments

I don’t know about you, but as a die-hard Elton John fan I was thrilled when during last night’s game against the Braves, Keith Hernandez mentioned the song “I’ve Seen That Movie Too,” an obscure number from Elton’s 1973 “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” album. (I believe it was during that conference on the mound where […]

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