What is it with the Mets and their starting pitchers? Giving them near total control hasn’t worked. It didn’t for Willie Randolph and Jerry Manuel, and it isn’t for Terry Collins. The impression is the tail is wagging the dog when it comes to Mets’ starters, and this isn’t new. Pitchers tend to be divas by nature, but it has gone to another level with the Mets. Clearly, free-agent Shaun Marcum did not report to spring training ready to go by […]
Thursday – October 19th – 2006 Top of the 9th and the score is 3 to 1 in favor of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Mets are one loss away from post-season elimination. The St. Louis Cardinals are one win away from the World Series. Cliff Floyd has struck out with runners on first and second. Jose Reyes has just lined out to Jim Edmonds in center. Hope is rapidly fading when Carlos Beltran makes […]
“The more things change, the more they stay the same” seems to apply for the Mets after the last few days. On Friday I posted here that Terry Collins told reporters that it would be up to Carlos Beltran on whether or not he would move from center-field and start playing right-field. Yesterday Brandon Butler posted that Oliver Perez has already been guaranteed a roster spot by Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins. I was hoping with a […]
Before you read any further I just want to make it clear that I have never, I repeat never inquired about getting a job with Player Development for the New York Mets. Yesterday Omar Minaya after what I am sure was an exhausting investigation into the Tony Bernazard situation finally announced that the Mets fired Tony Bernazard. In his press conference yesterday afternoon Omar claimed that the Mets human resources department was already looking into […]
This is not a knee jerk reaction after last night’s horrible defeat. Last season after Willie Randolph was fired and Jerry Manuel took over I thought it was the right decision. As the Mets tried to make the playoffs last season I was really impressed with Jerry Manuel. When the Mets lost on the last day of the season I was hoping that Jerry would have been given a new contract for this season and […]
Jerry Manuel has confirmed that Mike Pelfrey will indeed skip his scheduled start on Sunday to rest his forearm. However, he remains tight-lipped about who will start in his place. I had surmised that starter to be Nelson Figueroa and it looks like that’s exactly who the Mets will call up despite the National Security implications of admitting to it. Figueroa was 3-3 with a 4.57 ERA in 16 games for the Mets last season. […]
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