Thoughts from Joe D. I didn’t get a chance to weigh in on this yesterday and just wanted to post a quick summary after his interview. We’ve heard Fred and Jeff Wilpon say things like this for almost a year now. Ever since they avoided that billion dollar lawsuit and averted bankruptcy, I said at the time that the team was on the rebound financially…. And they apparently were… They cut spending drastically, charged Alderson […]
Since May 26, the Mets are third in the majors with a 3.18 (151 earned runs/427.0 innings) team ERA and there’s a good reason for that positive development, his name, Jeremy Hefner. Since June 4, Jeremy Hefner leads the majors with a 1.76 ERA (10 earned runs/51.0 innings) over eight starts. Pittsburgh’s Francisco Liriano is second with a 1.89 ERA. Hefner has allowed two earned runs or fewer in those eight starts, the longest such stretch since Johan Santana had […]
With the New York Mets (41-50) about to embark on the second half of the the 2013 season, I hit up two dozen of our MMO writers for their overall grades by position for our Mid-Season Report Cards. For added measure we also included Terry Collins, Sandy Alderson and Mr. Met who was the only one to score an A+. So without further ado, here’s our 2013 Mid-Season Mets Report Cards. Terry Collins C- TC […]
I asked my writers who they thought was the biggest surprise for the Mets in the first half, and one of the benefits of having 25-35 active writers is that it gives me a good well-rounded sense of where the Mets fan base is on these roundtable questions I like to do. As expected there were some varied answers, and few added comments as well. Here is what we came up with. Daniel – The […]
I asked some of our writers what they felt were the Best and Worst moments for the Mets in the first half, and it looks like the consensus for the best was when we swept the Yankees and the Empire State Building was brightly lit up in Blue and Orange. Daniel Nelson Best Moment: I’d have to say sweeping the Yankees in four games was pretty special. You hang onto moments like that when you […]
That’s the cover of this year’s Mets Media Guide. I was taking a look at it this morning and thought I spotted a curious omission. Before you read any further, take a look and see if you can spot it too… Here is who is featured on the cover starting at the top and going left to right: 1. Tom Seaver 2. R.A. Dickey 3. Jon Matlack 4. Mike Piazza 5. John Stearns 6. Carlos […]
This story isn’t about Jordany Valdespin, this story is about the N.Y. Mets and their borderline comical PR machinations. The Mets had another major twist in the Valdespin saga yesterday. On this episode of How the Valde-spins, Jordany was notified that he would be demoted to AAA where he could get regular at bats. Jordany proceeded to have a conniption, a melt-down, a tantrum, an epic hissy fit or whatever you want to call it. […]
New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates Carlos Torres (0-1, 0.51) vs A.J. Burnett (4-6, 3.05) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Ike Davis – 1B Marlon Byrd – RF Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF John Buck – C Omar Quintanilla – SS Carlos Torres – RHP Game Notes Carlos Torres makes his first start as a member of the New York Mets and the seventh start of his major league […]
Terry Collins had some high praise for Eric Young Jr. yesterday, in a conversation with the New York Post. “The energy level has been raised since we got E.Y. and called up some guys from the minor leagues,” Collins said. “Andres Torres did a nice job last year when he wasn’t hurt, but certainly this year Young has made a big difference in our lineup.” And even right fielder Marlon Byrd is happy to have Young […]
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