The Mets so far have had one of the best seasons of any team in Major League Baseball…seriously. I know you must think Spector’s finally lost it. Follow me on this one. The Mets this season have fielded about 15 players who have actually contributed – a far cry from the normal 25 man roster. Let’s reminisce and go back to early Spring – Port St. Lucie – when hope was abundant – when we [...]
In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss: The Status Quo, Changes, and other mindless random thoughts. The best part of going on vacation is returning to the comforting surroundings of home. At least, that’s what I tell my kids. If you don’t like sleeping in your own bed then buy a new mattress. Came back from two weeks in Maine (a plug for Acadia National Park) and was sad to learn the Mets are in the [...]
Mets drop the opener to the Braves 9-3. Misch got beaten up early and often and the Mets had to go to the bullpen, including getting Oliver Perez into the game. Mets offense had nine hits, but only scored three runs. Mets are now one game below .500. A goal for the Mets. Game Summary Pat Misch has likely pitched his last start for the Mets this season. After giving up hit after hit and [...]
No, I haven’t lost my mind. I don’t think Oliver Perez is a good player at all. Ollie is not a team player, he plays for the name on the back of the jersey. Perez has shown that he has no inclination to work on improving his game and giving something back to the team that is for some reason paying him to be on the team. Ollie would rather sit on his you know [...]
After last night’s 14 inning marathon, I was very proud of the outstanding job by both R.A. Dickey and our bullpen. The bullpen has shined since Hisanori Takahashi returned. Tak, Bobby Parnell, Elmer Dessens and Manny Acosta completely shutdown the Astros for five and two-third innings of solid relief, enabling the Mets to eventually break the 2-2 tie and win the game. The one thing that continues to bug the hell out of me though, is [...]
Update 1:30 PM According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Mets rightfielder Jeff Francoeur has cleared waivers and can now be dealt to any organization. Trading Francoeur does make sense, but I’m not so sure we will get much for him. Some rumors are floating that Fernando Martinez may have been called up to showcase him for a potential offseason trade. It sounds like pure speculation and conjecture to me. Original Post 12:00 PM According to Mike [...]
Former Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez was in New York yesterday for a promotion and sat down with Max Dickstein of amNewYork for a short Q & A session. It was your typical interview until Pedro was asked for his opinion on the Mets and the Yankees. He answered the Yankee part of the question in one sentence, but had quite a few things to say about the Mets. It started out so innocently… [...]
Almost as predictable as the Mets falling short in the wins column these days is the projected fall-out that occurs after each loss. Every beat writer or sports news outlet is trying to find the scapegoat. I find that laughable, since I believe Jerry Manuel, Howard Johnson or Omar Minaya are symptoms of a larger problem. I can’t believe that letting any of those guys go will help in the short or long term, except [...]
In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss, Anger,the disliked trio of Oliver Perez, Luis Castillo, and Carlos Beltran, and Packing Materials. If you are an avid Mets fan you should be angry today. Seething actually. Angry your GM, Omar Minaya waved the White Flag at the trading deadline; a team with numerous holes couldn’t fill any of them? (Maybe he was in a cave and didn’t see what the rest of his division rivals did at [...]
Let me start by saying that I’m not hanging yesterday’s loss on Oliver Perez. The game was lost and completely out of hand long before he took the hill in the eighth inning. In fact that’s why he came into the game… The only time we see Ollie now, is when a win becomes as improbable and remote as a Jeff Francoeur 10 game hitting streak. This is what Perez has been reduced to… pure nothingness… [...]
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