Thoughts from Joe D. I didn’t get a chance to weigh in on this yesterday and just wanted to post a quick summary after his interview. We’ve heard Fred and Jeff Wilpon say things like this for almost a year now. Ever since they avoided that billion dollar lawsuit and averted bankruptcy, I said at the time that the team was on the rebound financially…. And they apparently were… They cut spending drastically, charged Alderson […]
Yesterday, after I posted on what someone from Men’s Journal had sent me and asked to share their article for our readers, I didn’t quite get a chance to weigh in on the totality of the article which covered a lot of ground. I simply posted a quick excerpt for them with a link to their full article. It’s quite apparent that Matt Harvey has a taste for the finer things in life, is huge […]
Well the 2013 All-Star Game has come to a close as the American League defeated the National League by the score of 3-0. It was the lowest-scoring All-Star Game since 1990, when the AL earned a 2-0 victory. I loved the Opening Ceremonies and it was great to see Carlos Beltran and Mariano Rivera get some nice ovations, but not nearly as loud and boisterous as the ovations for the Mets All-Stars David Wright and Matt […]
Here is the official proclamation from the Mets… Matt Harvey has been named the National League starting pitcher at the 84th All-Star Game to be played at Citi Field tomorrow at 8 p.m. EST. Harvey is the third Mets pitcher to start an All-Star Game. Dwight Gooden started the 1988 All-Star Game at Cincinnati and the 1986 Game at Houston. Tom Seaver started the 1970 All-Star Game in Cincinnati. Harvey became the fourth pitcher in […]
When Josh Satin started at first base on Sunday against a right-handed pitcher, your spine was tingling, right? Some of you had goosebumps, right? When Josh Satin reached base twice in four at-bats, you snickered, right? If you read my pregame notes, you probably saw me wondering if Terry Collins was feeling under the weather… Benching Ike Davis against a right-hander? Obviously, something is amiss, right? After all, you’ve all become accustomed to seeing Satin […]
So it only took a matter of hours before what really happened in the clubhouse after Jordany Valdespin learned he was demoted, began to leak out. Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger has the scoop… When manager Terry Collins informed Jordany Valdespin that the Mets had decided to option him to Triple-A Las Vegas Saturday night, the exuberant utilityman snapped in anger in the visitors’ clubhouse at PNC Park, yelling furiously while his startled teammates looked […]
The Futures Game Was Bright With Syndergaard, Montero and Nimmo On Hand Well that was fun.. The game’s best young prospects converged on Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, to take part in the Futures Game, where the U.S. Team defeated the World Team by a score of 4-2. As for the good guys, Noah Syndergaard started for the U.S. Team and allowed one hit in his inning of work, while Rafael Montero started for […]
I wanted to update this post with a chart by Mr. North Jersey who plotted David Wright’s first 87 games for each season of his career. It helps to illustrate further why I don’t see 2013 as Wright’s career year, at least not so far… Hat tip to MNJ… Original Post: Though I enjoy employing and often using many of the new advanced metrics in my own posts now, I still see some of these […]
David Wright, the National League captain for the 2013 Chevrolet Home Run Derby, has selected Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez to replace Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies in the Derby, to be held on Monday, July 15th at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. Alvarez will compete in his first career Home Run Derby, and will become the fifth player in Pirates history to partake in the event, joining Bobby Bonilla (1990), Barry Bonds […]
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