I think everyone understands what signing Gary Sheffield was going to mean for Ryan Church. Obviously based on how much Sheffield has accomplished in his career, we all knew it would lead to some complications in terms of finding playing time for everyone. That said, it was still tough to see one of our hottest hitters riding the bench last weekend and at some point I believe it’s going to come to a boiling point. […]
Update: Carlos Beltran will be starting and playing in centerfield today, as opposed to what was reported earlier. Thanks to Amazin86er for the tip. I’m not one to mess around with a real life Gangsta, but what exactly was Jerry Manuel on, when he wrote out his lineup card for todays game? Did he toast to Santana’s great start a little bit too much last night? Or was this decision the result of something a little bit […]
Mets fans are always worried, thats what makes us Mets fans. Of course you have the overly optimistic Mets fans who will always tell you, “it’s only April” or “relax, we have a seven game lead.” Those fans are the most vocal, but still make up the minority. We are all a hopeful bunch, but still “glass empty” type of fans for the most part. All of that said, we could always count on the […]
The Mets came within inches of a win when David Wright blasted the first Mets homer at Citi Field, a three run shot that tied the game at 5-5, but the Mets flamed out after that and lost 6-5 to the Padres. Mike Pelfrey started but it didn’t take long for him to get into trouble when the first batter of the game Jody Gerut homered to put the Padres up 1-0. In the second […]
The Mets bullpen is the talk of the town after yesterdays opening day performance. They were also the opening story on ESPN’s Baseball tonight and MLB Network’s MLB Tonight. I can definitely get used to more of this! Was it just me or did Ryan Church look extremely motivated yesterday? I mean extremely motivated! The best part was that remarkable diving catch and getting up to fire a bullet to double up the runner for […]
The Mets opened a new season with a 2-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds today in a rain soaked Great American Ballpark. Johan Santana who started the game got in trouble a couple of times, but for the most part delivered a solid performance today. He pitched 5.2 innings and allowed just a run on 3 hits while walking 4 and striking out 7 batters. Santana is 10-0 as a Met in his last ten decisions. […]
As I posted earlier, the Mets could be on the verge of signing Gary Sheffield as soon as tonight. In addition to the sources I already mentioned this morning, Joel Sherman of the NY Post adds a little more clarity to the situation and writes, The Mets are closing in on signing Gary Sheffield, likely today, with an eye on giving him significant playing time, according to two people involved in the talks. “Unless something drastic […]
The Mets outfield has some question marks going into the season – but it should have the depth to be solid all year. Other then Jeremy Reed replacing Endy Chavez, it will look similar to the end of the last year. Although it has some questions, the pieces fit together nicely to give it depth should anyone not live up to expectations. In left field, Daniel Murphy and Fernando Tatis figure to split time – […]
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