Early in the spring we did a post mortem of the 2012 Met 2nd half in an attempt to discover the ugly specifics of last year’s second half swoon. What we found was interesting in that the culprit was not the offensive approach per se, but rather the downward spiral was precipitated by some hideous pitching performances by both our starters and bullpen alike. At the time of the analysis we’d just come off a [...]
In addition to his 2-for-4 performance during yesterday’s Opening Day routing of the San Diego Padres, Mets backstop John Buck debuted a snazzy new catcher’s mask that has people talking. Each year, Buck has gotten a new catcher’s mask each year over the past few seasons and this one appears to be the best yet! “Gerald with VooDoo Air is the one who designs my masks. He does most of the masks for the NHL goalies as [...]
Series Preview The Mets begin their 2013 season against the San Diego Padres, who they will face off in a three-game series at Citi Field. It’s the beginning of a rather easy April schedule for the Mets, whose April opponents posted just a .476 winning percentage last season. The Padres are in rebuilding mode, but may be a sleeper team this season, even in the ever-more-difficult National League West. They struggled big time on offense, [...]
Updated 11:00 AM – Here are the latest injury updates and other news from PSL this morning… Justin Turner According to Jorge Castillo of the Star Ledger, there’s a good possibility that if David Wright is ready for Opening Day and Daniel Murphy is not, Justin Turner could start at second base. In that scenario, Jordany Valdespin would start in center field instead of Collin Cowgill, with Lucas Duda and Marlon Byrd at left and right. Turner, [...]
With the Mets 7 1/2 games behind the wild card leading Atlanta Braves, but still having two months to go in the season, I’m not one to give up and give in concerning the Amazin’s playoff chances here in 2011. After the trade of closer Francisco Rodriguez the night of the All-Star game, and then just a few short weeks later with the trade of the resurgent Carlos Beltran many saw this as this team [...]
Three years ago today, Carlos Beltran got a good look at an Adam Wainwright curveball and the Cardinals went on to the 2006 World Series. (I have spared my fellow Mets fans from having to see that picture by showing you a photo of Beltran hitting a home run against the Cardinals instead.) After that devastating loss to St. Louis, the Mets thought they could use it as a springboard to bigger and better things. [...]
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Last updated: 06/19/2013
- El Sid: on Mets vs Braves: Young Bats Leadoff, Byrd Hitting Cleanup, Marcum Searching For First Win: Why is Eric Young Jr. playing centerfield?...
- Vinny B.: on Wilmer Flores: It’s Time For Another MLB Debut: Emaus is/was a non prospect. His numbers...
- El Sid: on Last Night We Saw A Big Chunk Of “The Plan”: Marlon Byrd: 11hr 33rbi David Wright: 9hr 36rbi
- Vinny B.: on Wilmer Flores: It’s Time For Another MLB Debut: I disagree with both of you here, Lewis...
- metsaddict77: on Last Night We Saw A Big Chunk Of “The Plan”: so byrd is cheap, you just prove...