Last week, when I saw those words in my title leading off a paragraph about Kevin Plawecki, the first thing that came to my mind was that the author was obviously frequenting too many of the the wrong sites. Had he come to Metsmerized for the dope on Plawecki, he may have been talking about him for as long as I have. That said, Nathaniel Stoltz of FanGraphs puts Plawecki on his list of five […]
David Wright told reporters Carlos Beltran was under-appreciated when he was with the Mets before last night’s home run derby… “He had a couple of monster seasons for us, and was a huge reason why we made it as far as we did in 2006,” Wright said of his former teammate. ”We came a couple runs from making the World Series, and we don’t get close to that without Carlos. So hopefully his reception from the […]
Former Mets catcher Paul Lo Duca didn’t hesitate when asked if he’d be willing to pitch again to David Wright in the 2013 Home Run Derby. “Ok everyone is asking me,” Lo Duca said on Twitter. “If David wants me to throw the HR Derby I’m in. If not…no biggie. We did it last time for fun. Hope he wins.” The fiery catcher pitched to Wright during the 2006 Home Run Derby and helped him finish […]
Man, 2006 feels like so long ago now. That season was the most exciting one I have witnessed since the World Series run in 2000. The Mets were a juggernaut. We had swagger, power, pitching, speed. We had a attitude and everyone hated us, especially when Reyes, Delgado, and others would dance on the field. Remember the slogan? “The Team. The Time. The Mets.” Remember how much we loved Willie Randolph? We thought he was […]
Yesterday, former Mets catcher Paul Lo Duca appeared on Sirius XM 175 MLB Home Plate. His comments were transcribed by Adam Rubin of the Daily News and are shown below. After missing all of 2009 with injuries, Lo Duca says he is healthy and ready to return to the game and fill whatever role the signing team needs including that of backup catcher and righthanded bat off the bench. Paul Lo Duca: “I’m completely healthy. I […]
I know it sounds like bad dialogue out of a comic book or a Michael Bay movie but it is unfortunately true. Omar over the last couple of years seemed to be the “Teflon GM.” The last 2 seasons we have witnessed the Mets collapse and miss going into the playoffs by one game. Omar did not put a team together the past 2 seasons that played baseball in October. The way the season has […]
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