Maybe I should move more often. My family moved from Tennessee to Wisconsin two weeks ago, and about that time the Mets were slipping deeper and deeper into a funk, starting out with a 2-6 record. It looked like Jerry Manuel and Omar Minaya might not last until the end of April with the team. But then something happened. After Mike Pelfrey won a stunning 5-0 decision in Colorado, the Mets took one game out […]
On a night where the Mets bats were nowhere to be found, Oliver Perez pitched 5 minimally effective innings, but the bullpen surrendered 6 runs in 9-3 loss to Cubs. Game Notes Oliver Perez went out and gave it all he had, going five innings, giving up three runs, two earned, on eight hits. Ollie seemed to have decent control, by his standards walking three and striking out four. This was the second straight “Quality” […]
Sure, we’re all thrilled that the Mets continued their Opening Day dominance on Monday with a win over the Marlins to start the 2010 season. It was a very complete performance with Johan Santana, Fernando Nieve and K-Rod holding the Marlins to one run; and our hitters, starting with David Wright belting a first-inning two-run homer against our nemesis Josh Johnson, delivering enough runs to make it a rout. Newcomers Jason Bay, Gary Matthews Jr. […]
I know this is a positive post and it’s only been one game but that was a big and important win for the Mets and the fans. After the disaster of last year the Mets needed this first win behind their ace and they got that win! Jason Bay had a good 1st day, going 2-4 with a triple and scored a run, Barajas went 2-4 hitting a double, driving in a run and scored […]
Updated Post 6:30 pm Adam Rubin of the Daily News says the Mets have designated LHP Arturo Lopez for assignment to make room for Rod Barajas on the 40-man roster. Original Post 11:55 am After passing his physical yesterday, the Mets’ projected Opening Day catcher, Rod Barajas, arrived to the Mets spring training complex this morning in Port St. Lucie. Barajas threw out 34 percent of potential base stealers last year and hit .226, while driving […]
To begin, catcher Rod Barajas passed his physical today and will report to Mets camp tomorrow morning. According to Jon Heyman, he is guaranteed $500K, and then gets $400K for making the Opening Day roster. He can earn another $1MM with easily attainable incentives. * * * * * * * * * * Jason Bay arrived to camp today and spoke to reporters. Kevin Kernan of the NY Post relays that Bay said he is a “lead […]
Sorry about the title (and photo to the left), Mets fans. The Mets did sign “a Rod” over the weekend, but it happened to be Rod Barajas, who should take over as the #1 catcher for the Mets this season. After failing to sign other potential #1 catchers, most notably Bengie Molina, the Mets were able to sign Barajas to a one-year deal for a very reasonable dollar amount ($1 million, plus $1 million in […]
Last week I wrote how it was time for the pitchers on this team to step up to plate for the upcoming 2010 season. This week I’ll be looking at how the infield needs to step up and make 2010 a successful season. Rod Barajas: With the signing of Rod Barajas we finally (hopefully) are done signing catchers and unless something drastic happens this spring Barajas is going to be the Mets starting catcher come […]
With news that the Mets have signed catcher Rod Barajas, it certainly adds some punch to the bottom of the order that we didn’t have with Omir Santos or Henry Blanco. Yesterday the Mets blogosphere was abuzz with the news that Jose Reyes will be the likely number three hitter at least until Carlos Beltran comes back. It’s a good time to look ahead at the projected lineup for Opening Day. 1. Angel Pagan CF […]
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