The English punk rock group, The Clash, was famous for the song “Should I Stay or Should I Go.” With the season winding down, let’s do a Mets-related version of this song. For 2012, who should stay and who should go? Stay Manny Acosta: Though erratic at times, he showed he deserves a spot in next year’s bullpen. Pedro Beato: Shut him down now so as to not hurt the kid’s confidence anymore, but he’s [...]
To take our minds off the floundering excuse for a baseball team, I present to you a look back at a bit of baseball history from a different perspective. Recently, I was lucky enough to interview Gil Hodges’ widow, Joan Hodges. She was so sweet and had so many great stories. As the saying goes, “Behind every great man, there stands a great woman.” Such is the case for Gil. On Dec. 26, 1948, Hodges married [...]
The Mets will play their final game ever this evening at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. It was a short-lived history, since the Marlins were brought into the league as an expansion team in 1993. Coming into the last game, the Mets are 73-72 in games played on the road against the Marlins. They will try to stay above .500 tonight with first pitch scheduled for 5:10 p.m. since the Mets have a [...]
After a few rare off days in late August to ‘weather the storm’ that was Hurricane Irene, the Mets are back in action later this afternoon for a doubleheader against the Florida Marlins. Terry Collins addressed the media before the twin bill. He first off said the field is in great shape after the Category 1 hurricane, which was downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it hit the northeast. The team evacuated after [...]
So Steve Carlton picked up the win last night for the Philadelphia Phillies… Actually, it was rookie Vance Worley, throwing a Carlton-like game, who picked up the win. During their history, the Mets always seem to have a knack for losing to no-name pitchers. Granted, Worley is on fire right now, but there’s no reason why this rookie, who was only supposed to tread water in the Phillies All-Star rotation, should have beaten the Mets [...]
Now that Jason Isringhausen has recorded his 300th save, Terry Collins told reporters that he would start weaning one of his younger relief pitchers—Bobby Parnell or Pedro Beato—to become the team’s pitchers. Izzy was just what this team needed this year, whether it was his ability to get clutch outs in big spots or the leadership he provided to the younger players. However, the likelihood that he returns next year is minimal to say the [...]
After hearing his name every single day for quite awhile a few weeks ago, Carlos Beltran has almost become a forgotten figure in New York. Maybe it just seems that way since almost every post was Beltran related, but even so Beltran’s association with the Mets is history. Anyway, here’s a Beltran update. In 11 games for the San Francisco Giants, Beltran is hitting just .244. He has no home runs and just two RBI. [...]
Tonight is the annual Home Run Derby, which in my mind is one of the most exciting events in all of sports. Though no Mets will be participating, the field consisting of David Ortiz, Adrian Gonzalez, Jose Bautista, Robinson Cano, Prince Fielder, Rickie Weeks, Matt Kemp and Matt Holliday should put on a good show. Since the event’s inception in 1985, only four Mets players have ever participated in the Home Run Derby. The first [...]
Jason Bay has been a Met for a year and two months. During this time, he has been a major disappointment since signing a four-year, $66 million deal with a fifth-year vesting option. Granted, Bay missed a significant chunk of time last season due to a concussion, but even before that, he struggled offensively. This was a guy who had six straight 20+ HR seasons, including a 36 HR campaign for the Boston Red Sox [...]
I am happier than anyone with how the Mets have been playing lately. The team is getting offensive production from unlikely sources, the bullpen has been miraculous and Mike Pelfrey seems to be getting back on track. However, all of a sudden, shades of the 2009 injury plague have crept back to the team. David Wright and Ike Davis are out, forcing the team to reach into its minor league system to pull up able [...]
Yesterday, former Met right fielder Jeff Francouer released statements saying that the Mets should consider lowering the left field fence and bringing in the deep gaps of Citi Field. Of course, earlier in the offseason, Francouer, who is currently mashing with the Kansas City Royals, called Citi Field a “damn joke.” Internally, the Mets have discussed the idea of making the dimensions more hitter friendly in the ballpark. However, are the dimensions at Citi Field [...]
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Last updated: 05/18/2013
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