Its hard to fathom now, but the Mets had a realistic shot at the playoffs only one month ago. Since then the team has taken a turn for the worst with a lot of poorly played baseball compounded by additional injuries. In the process, the current situation has re-highlighted some glaring issues that the team’s successful first half had given us the luxury of forgetting about. First and foremost, the team’s pitching staff desperately needs [...]
I know what your thinking..The Mets are well on their way to making the 2012 season nothing more than an afterthought. The fact is your probably right, and that’s exactly what needs to happen if the organization is to find its way back to the promise land sooner than later. With the semi-successful first half, many Mets fans (myself included) allowed themselves to buy into the possibility that this team could make the post-season. Having [...]
It’s all fun and games until the Mets find themselves a half a dozen games back in the division and fading. That’s certainly how it feels today as the Mets limp into DC with their season on the ropes. With six games against the NL East leading Washington Nationals over the next nine days, the Mets have to opportunity to claw their way back into the fight for the division, however it may be time [...]
With the Mets seen as the probable last-place team in the National League East when the season began, it was a pleasant surprise to end the first half with a 46-40 record. This leaves the Mets right in the thick of the National League Wild Card race and still contending for the division. After dropping the first three games of the second half to the Atlanta Braves, the Mets’ weakness is already glaring. The Mets’ [...]
It must be great to be a San Francisco Giants fan. Not only did a late push of fan votes elect three starting position players (Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval and Melky Cabrera) to the NL lineup, but now the Giants will also have Matt Cain as the starting pitcher. John Harper of the New York Daily News tweeted at 9:23 a.m. that “Source says Dickey is not starting All-Star Game. Will be Cain vs. Verlander.” [...]
The Mets enter the All Star break today in a position few, if any, fans envisioned. With forty-six wins under their belt, the Mets reside in third place in the NL East and just out of the final wild card spot. How did this happen you ask? Well here are a few of your favorites who are more responsible than the rest for the team’s surprising first half. Johan Santana The highlight of the season [...]
Riddle me this… You have a 37 year old pitcher, a knuckleballer, in the midst of the greatest season of his career who has become a fan favorite and is well on his way to earning a second contract extension since joining the team in 2010. How on earth do you approach that contract negotiation? This my friends is why Sandy Alderson gets paid the big bucks, because there is no handbook for this one [...]
Professional sports, especially baseball, have a way of sensationalizing the efforts of millionaires. These folks are after all only human, but even still there are times when things just seem too good to be true. Take for instance the career path of RA Dickey. I would call his time with the Mets a resurgence, but that would give the impression that Dickey has done this before, when in fact he has never come close. Drafted [...]
Last season I thought I knew what was going to happen. I figured we probably would not be in contention for a playoff spot, but I was excited about the possibility of reloading at the trade deadline. We had guys like Beltran, Reyes, Dickey, Izzy, Hairston, Byrdak and Krod. All of whom I felt had the potential to bring back something from a team in contention who wanted to bolster their starting staff, bullpen, lineup [...]
- Alex68: on Mets Minors Report 5/24: Lara Promoted, Mejia Strong In Rehab, Tapia Returns From DL: PERSEUS, what happened to the shoutbox since...
- Matt Balasis: on It’s Not The Approach That’s The Mets’ Problem, It’s The Execution: Well, right now, the A's, Red Sox,...
- Major Mangu: on It’s Not The Approach That’s The Mets’ Problem, It’s The Execution: Hudgen's approach works best for leadoff hitters...
- Vinny B: on Mets Minors Report 5/24: Lara Promoted, Mejia Strong In Rehab, Tapia Returns From DL: I agree with that. Every player should...
- Reed: on If Zack Wheeler Is In, Then Who’s Out?: I'd go Harvey, Niese, Wheeler, Marcum, Gee. Also,...