Mark Ellis was a one man wrecking crew as the Mets lost to the Dodgers by the score of 7-2 last night at Citi Field. The Dodgers’ second baseman had four hits, two home runs, four RBI and even knocked starter Jon Niese out of the game. In the top of the third inning, a comebacker struck Niese on his leg sending him to the ground writhing in pain. Niese sat down in the dirt along the first [...]
Updated by Joe D. at 3:50 PM It’s official. The Mets just announced that they have recalled RHP Jeurys Familia from Las Vegas (AAA) and optioned RHP Greg Burke to Las Vegas. Hat tip to Mr. North Jersey…. Original Post 2:40 PM The Mets’ bullpen allowed 14 hits, 10 runs, eight earned over 9.0 innings during yesterday’s doubleheader and appear to be showing some leaks. Entering the Colorado series, the bullpen had posted a 2.08 ERA in [...]
ADD DESTROYING CRIMINAL EVIDENCE TO A-ROD’S RAP LIST? On Friday afternoon, Michael Schmidt of the New York Times broke the story and identified Alex Rodriguez as the player who allegedly purchased documents from a former employee of Biogenesis of America in an attempt to destroy evidence linking him to the anti-aging clinic’s distribution of performance-enhancing drugs. When the Miami New Times broke the story in January, I remember saying “this is the White Whale. This is the [...]
Of all the tweets in all the world of Twitter, the one with Target Field blanketed in snow is the most telling. There is five inches of snow with more forecast in Minneapolis where the Mets play tonight. The high for the series is forecast at a blustery 43 degrees. It will be colder with the wind. I would love to see Twins owner Jim Pohlad sit with Commissioner Bud Selig in short sleeves tonight [...]
I cringed as Domonic Brown’s three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning disappeared deep into the stands at Citizens Bank Park last night. Phillies 5, Mets 0 before we even blinked. But then I realized that Citizens Bank Park is band box, and one or two big swings would get the Mets right back in the game. Sure enough, homers from the red-hot John Buck and Lucas Duda made it a 5-2 [...]
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is reporting that the Mets will use a four-man rotation this week and that Aaron Laffey will make his next start next Tuesday, a week from tomorrow, against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Essentially, the team will be using the off-day on Thursday to skip the fifth spot in the rotation this week. “Laffey is going to be the guy until we figure out when Shaun’s going to be back, or [...]
The Mets will have $6.99 million to spend on the 2013 Draft this June. This according to an announcement by Major League Baseball. The approximate $7 million represents the tenth largest sum among all MLB teams and covers their first 11 selections in the draft through ten rounds. The Astros, who have the No. 1 overall pick, will have the largest bonus pool at $11,698,800, while the Nationals have the smallest pool at $2,737,200. The Mets have [...]
Do you think Sandy Alderson was willfully blind when he traded R.A. Dickey and counted on Johan Santana to be his Rock of Gibraltar and retake the reins as the ace of the Mets rotation? Yesterday, I faulted Santana for not keeping the Mets in the loop this Winter about his questionable shoulder and how he was progressing, but shouldn’t there be some accountability on the Mets’ part as well? Wasn’t there an obligation to track Santana down and [...]
If there’s one thing I can say about Mets fans if I were to use Twitter as the barometer, you could slice the entire fan base down the middle and the divisions are quite clear. In the past 12 months, when anyone asked me to describe the state of the Mets fan base, my reply would always be this: So color me surprised when I came across some of the comments made by general manager Sandy Alderson [...]
Updated Post 11:45 PM Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports posted on this today and I wanted to add some additional information that has surfaced that is relevant to my original post: The government is in. Despite the failings of federal officials in past high-profile cases that married athletes and PEDs, the Florida Department of Health has started an investigation into Anthony Bosch, operator of the Biogenesis clinic that allegedly provided drugs to players, the New [...]
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