Tag: Phillies

Mets Would Be Smart To Keep Wagner… For Now

An article by posted on August 21, 2009 0 Comments

Jon Heyman is reporting that Billy Wagner has been claimed on waivers, probably by the Cubs, hopefully not the Phillies or Marlins who are also rumored to be interested. The Mets now have 3 days to either work out a trade, let him go with nothing in return, or pull him back as they did with […]

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Oliver Perez To Have Sore Knee Examined

An article by posted on August 19, 2009 0 Comments

In his last four starts, Oliver Perez has shown some signs of improvement with a 3.32 ERA in that span. Last night he faced Derek Lowe who was the Mets first choice to be this season’s big pitching addition to the rotation, but when Lowe signed with Atlanta it left the Mets with little choice […]

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Ruben Amaro Jr. is the Anti-Omar

An article by posted on August 12, 2009 0 Comments

Did any of you see the cover story of the USA Today sports page yesterday?  If you didn’t, here is a link, but let me warn you—it’s going to make you both angry and jealous.  It’s about Phillies’ rookie GM Ruben Amaro, Jr., and how the guy has earned the respect of his players by […]

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When Tom Becomes Pessimistic…..

An article by posted on August 5, 2009 0 Comments

We all have them—friends who are overly optimistic, even when things with our Mets look as grim as they possibly can.  To put this in perspective, during Game 6 of the ’86 World Series, I was hanging out with a bunch of friends in a bar on Long Island.  Among those friends was my buddy […]

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Don’t Rush Beltran And Reyes Back!

An article by posted on August 4, 2009 0 Comments

When everyone went down on the disabled list we were all waiting on the edge of our seats until after the All-Star break because that’s when Omar and the Mets promised Carlos Beltran and Jose Reyes would return and turn the season around.  Today is August 4, 2009 and Beltran and Reyes are not back. […]

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So Do We Buy or Sell?

An article by posted on July 29, 2009 0 Comments

These last four games have been great for us Mets fans and for the Mets themselves, but they can’t be making Omar Minaya’s job any easier.  With the Mets sinking fast at 7 games under .500 and in fourth place in the NL East after Friday’s loss in Houston, Minaya had to be thinking about […]

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Phillies Get Reigning Cy Young, Cliff Lee

An article by posted on July 29, 2009 0 Comments

The Phillies have reached agreement on a trade that would bring them left-hander Cliff Lee and outfielder Ben Francisco from the Indians for Class A right-hander Jason Knapp, Class AAA right-hander Carlos Carrasco, shortstop Jason Donald and catcher Lou Marson, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The deal, which does not include any cash, […]

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Random Stats and Thoughts

An article by posted on July 22, 2009 0 Comments

We can beat a dead horse all day long about how bad and disappointing the 2009 Mets have become, and how we’re going to have to endure a few months of meaningless baseball now that all hope for the playoffs is basically lost.  So instead of beating the horse, I’m just going to point out […]

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To Buy Or Not To Buy: That Is The Question

An article by posted on July 22, 2009 0 Comments

Welcome, class.  Today we will discuss whether the Mets should become buyers or sellers at next week’s trade deadline.  We will consider every option before making our final decision.  We will look at the standings in the National League East and the Wild Card race and we will look at which players might be made […]

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Can Things Get Better? Maybe

An article by posted on July 15, 2009 0 Comments

For as bad as the Mets have looked at times this season (and I have advocated blowing up the team or just not paying attention to them anymore), it’s almost miraculous that they are not worse than three games under .500 and 6 ½ games out of first place.  When you think about the lousy […]

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