For the first six years of his baseball career, Jason Bay was one of the game’s up-and-coming stars. He toiled in relative obscurity, first with the San Diego Padres and then with the Pittsburgh Pirates, where his tenacious, hard-slugging style of play caught the attention of baseball fans everywhere. After a two-season stretch with the Boston Red Sox, Bay reached the pinnacle of his career. He was able to test the free-agent market for the [...]
Rounding The Bases is back… As we did before, we’ll highlight some of the must-read posts from the Mets beat writers, take a cruise around the Mets blogosphere, check in on our enemies, and have a little fun while we’re at it. MMO Instant Replay Connor O’Brien dished out his report cards for the Mets infielders this week and gives Josh Thole a big fat D. “Josh Thole has not become the player we thought [...]
ESPN’s Jim Bowden presented five potential trades for David Wright if the Mets are unable to work out an extension, stating that the negotiations so far have been “slow and grinding.” Hold up for a minute. Let’s all be a little bit more patient with all this. The World Series ended less than four days ago. Of course, there’s also a sense of urgency when negotiating with a star player. But before we fly off [...]
Today is the 25th anniversary of a gigantic moment in Mets history, and that’s the celebration of Game Six. Whether you were alive, a child, a baby, an adult, not even born yet, chances are an elder has sat you down and either played the last inning of the game or has told them the story verbatim. I like to say that Mets fans are into the history of the team like no other fan [...]
I think it is time to talk about what Moneyball ACTUALLY means and to show some of those who claim to have read the book what the book is all about. Apparently, reading doesn’t always lead to UNDERSTANDING. I have read the book, it was interesting to learn about the little known “behind the scenes” process of team building and how a front office operates. It is for THAT reason the book sold so well not because [...]
My blood boils with each passing day of the Hot Stove season. While the Mets keep signing guys like Alex Cora, Chris Coste and Henry Blanco, the Phillies, Yankees, Red Sox and even Mariners keep making big moves involving the likes of Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Curtis Granderson and probably John Lackey. I knew the Mets wouldn’t be players in the offseason, because Omar Minaya and the Wilpons are, quite frankly, morons. They have failed [...]
A friend passed this clip along to me way back in April, and I was going to write about it then, but never got around to it. Well, now that it’s the off season and we are all stewing in the aftermath of another failed Mets’ season, I thought it would be a good time to share this for a good laugh as well as a good feeling of ’86 nostalgia. The clip is from [...]
In an appearance today on ESPN’s SportsCenter, MLB Analyst, Buster Olney, discussed the potential trade between the Mets and the Red Sox involving reliever Billy Wagner. In his appearance Olney stated that the chances of a deal happening are below 50 percent. There are numerous factors that would support Olney’s claim. One of these factors is that there are some concerns regarding the health of Wagner’s surgically repaired shoulder. Prior to yesterday afternoon’s game, Wagner [...]
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 starting pitching we’ve endured at times, the mental mistakes that seem to multiply, the injuries to most of the key [...]
After a well needed day of rest, the Mets look to bounce back after getting swept and get a win against the Boston Red Sox on the road. The Mets will send out their ace Johan Santana who is 5-2 with a 1.36 ERA. Boston will also bring out their ace as well, Daisuke Matsuzaka is 0-1 with a 12.79 ERA. Dice-K will return to the mound for his first start in five weeks after being on the disabled [...]
In this weeks Power Rankings on AOL Sports, the Mets moved up two spots to number three. The Rays dropped from the top spot all the way to 4th place and the Braves are moving up the charts quickly. How long before the Mets get to the inevitable number one spot? I say May 1st! 1. Red Sox | Previous Week: 2 The Red Sox didn’t answer all the questions directed their way this offseason, [...]
- Jay: on Sandy Disappointed With Some Of His Moves And The Team’s Performance: While regression is a by-product of rebuilding,...
- Hank: on Sandy Disappointed With Some Of His Moves And The Team’s Performance: Dooby, please rest your case. Sandy has...
- philipag: on Sandy Disappointed With Some Of His Moves And The Team’s Performance: When SA took over the team the...
- Peter S.: on Sandy Disappointed With Some Of His Moves And The Team’s Performance: Sandy must do something and if he...
- philipag: on Sandy Disappointed With Some Of His Moves And The Team’s Performance: Yep. I think that's one of the...