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 the words, “I like big men like you. When you fall you make more noise.” This reminds me of the […]
This post was updated from an original post today. Brian Costa of the Star-Ledger writes that Carlos Beltran arrived to camp this afternoon and that he walked with no noticeable limp when he entered the clubhouse and went into the trainer’s room, where Omar Minaya joined him a few minutes later. Adam Rubin added that Beltran was on a stationary bike with no pain the day after the surgery and had no pain. Who knows… Maybe […]
With news that the Mets have signed catcher Rod Barajas, it certainly adds some punch to the bottom of the order that we didn’t have with Omir Santos or Henry Blanco. Yesterday the Mets blogosphere was abuzz with the news that Jose Reyes will be the likely number three hitter at least until Carlos Beltran comes back. It’s a good time to look ahead at the projected lineup for Opening Day. 1. Angel Pagan CF […]
There was plenty of great chatter yesterday between Jose Reyes and the beat reporters who spoke to him at the Mets spring training complex at St. Lucie. One thing that you immediately notice is how genuinely enthusiastic Reyes is regarding his leg injury which he says is completely behind him now. “I don’t have to be careful about nothing because I’m ready to go,” he said. “If I try to take care of something, that wouldn’t […]
Although Tom Petty wrote his classic song, ‘The Waiting (is the hardest part)’ over 20 years ago, this songs rings true today. Am I the only one tired of waiting for John Maine to develop into what we all expected? He came onto the scene in 2006 and showed promise, potential and a bright future. Now 3 years removed from his debut he is still labeled as one who has promise, potential and a bright […]
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 out barf bags to all their fans. What do they take the faithful out to be gullible mindless saps? Any […]
Updated: 2/2 9:00 AM Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, adds some perspective to the Jose Reyes workout which he personally observed. “For two hours yesterday, I watched Jose Reyes, testing his surgically repaired right leg time and again during the strenuous workout. There were 90-foot dashes; explosive 10-yard sprints, on which Reyes would grab a tennis ball on one bounce; ground balls hit to his left and right; high choppers where he had […]
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 have done and give hope to all of us for 2010… The need for good health takes precedent over all […]
The Mets 3-Day Mini Camp got underway yesterday and not surprisingly it was chock full of several interesting storylines, player updates and revealing quotes. Rather than flood the blog with a dozen or so individual posts, I hope you don’t mind an extensive recap instead for each of the three days beginning with this mornings recap of Day One. Lets get started… Johan Santana – All eyes will be on Johan Santana today as he throws […]
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