Like most of you I could not wait for the 2009 baseball season to begin. I felt the Mets were most definitely the team to beat in the National League. Omar Minaya did an awesome job rebuilding the bullpen by adding JJ Putz and Frankie Rodriguez. The Mets offense had no problems hanging crooked numbers on the scoreboard. This was going to be our year. Then the injury plague came. Never in my wildest dreams […]
From inside the Mets (and Rays) clubhouses I gleaned several conclusions Saturday: Carlos Beltran is a real gamer (I proposed trading him a month ago because the returning bounty would fill several holes, but I agree with a post who called me “insane” ). He’s hurting right now. (scheduled for a MRI Monday). His knee barks loud when he has to put on the breaks. His diving catch yesterday, that saved two runs, is probably […]
Ryan Church will never be more than a marginal player for the following reasons: His swing is too long; it starts in Flushing and ends in Corona. Number Two: He has a low baseball IQ. Case in point, during a tilt of the Subway Series, and a runner in scoring position with one out, he attempts to bunt. With a short porch at the end of a jet stream staring him in the grill. Ouch! […]
Okay, I wasn’t at Citi Field last night, but I could feel the energy in the park all the way from New York to Nashville. It was a playoff game in June, and the Mets continued their dominance of Philly when they absolutely had to have a win against them.
So much for all that talk about Citi Field being the place where would-be homeruns go to die… Last night, baseballs were flying out of Citi Field like nobody’s business as the Phillies and Mets combined to hit seven homeruns to set a new single game record and smashing the previous high of five at Citi Field. And while all the homeruns were no doubters, none was bigger and badder than that of Ryan Church whose blast […]
The more that Omar and Jerry deny that there is a rift between them and Ryan Church, the more apparent it becomes. The Associated Press is reporting that the Mets have acquired outfielder Emil Brown from the San Diego Padres for a player to be named later. Brown is 34-years old, and was currently playing for Triple-A Portland. He was hitting .260 with four homeruns and 22 RBI’s in 146 at-bats. Could this signal another possible move regarding Ryan Church? Being […]
This team when it comes to handling injuries is just horrible. We saw it last year with Ryan Church’s concussion in Atlanta. The Mets gave him a game off, flew him to Colorado and had him playing while suffering a concussion. It was a major setback to the season as Church was not the same player when he came back after finally being put on the disabled list. This year in Spring Training there were […]
Rightfielder Ryan Church left Friday’s 5-3 victory over the Red Sox in the fourth inning with a sore right hamstring. Mets.com reports, Though Church said he should be ready to play again on Saturday, manager Jerry Manuel said that he is unlikely to do so. “My hammy’s been bugging me lately,” Church said. “It’s actually caused my torso on my right side to get out of whack. I just finally had enough.” Church, 30, was […]
Earlie today Mets manager Jerry Manuel was a guest on Mike Francesa’s radio show. There were some interesting things said by Manuel. Daniel Murphy: Manuel pretty much said that the Daniel Murphy outfield experiment is dead and over with. Murphy will have the next 4 games to prove himself a capable first baseman, otherwise Murph will not be an everyday player. Also sounds like Murphy will not be getting a lot of at bats against […]
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