Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Mejia goes out after 2.1 innings with an injury. No one knows what it is yet, but what do we expect? If we ever got "good news", I think we'd all be in shock. Let's see what the crack medical staff says is wrong with Mejia, can't wait for this one.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
On a more positive note, next year's schedule is out http://bit.ly/cowtPS. The interleague games are with Texas, Anaheim (or whatever they're called today), Detroit, and Oakland. Of course there are 6 games with the other NY team. Have I ever written how much I hate interleague play? It unfairly affects division races, and it's just dumb.
K Rod texted his girlfriend 56 times after being told to have no contact with her. It just gets worse for this guy...
RA threw a gem vs. the Bucs tonight, and now they're talking about whether or not he deserves a contract next year. HELL YEAH! The guy has been the second best pitcher on the staff! Give him a one or two year deal, he has earned it.
I wish we could play the Pirates 18 more times, instead of interleague play. Man, are they bad.
Can the Mets finish .500? 2 more with Pittsburgh, 3 with Washington and 4 with the Brew Crew...
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Other topics, Bill Madden wrote a piece that you can read here http://bit.ly/9J70h4. He suggest that the best combination for next year is Towers/Mazz. Now, I bet you haven't given Mazz a lot of thought since his SNY gig. But, as Madden points out, he did quite a job with the O's, and he has Met and NY pedigree. I did not realize he left the O's over the Palmiero thing. Anyway, I do think the fans would rally around Mazz, not as much as Bobby V., but they'd rally. And the Backman idea, while I like it, I'm not sure the Wilpons have the stomach for him and the constant watch the media would have over him. I'd sign for Towers now, who Madden points out, did a lot with a little as he built the Padres. The Mets may not have "a little" by technical definition, but they will be hamstrung by eating some or all of several bad contracts.
Anyway, this is going to be one interesting off season. From Ollie/Looie to K Rod and beyond, who knows what will happen. It all starts with the GM/Manager combo. The chemistry has to be there. Do we trust Jeff to make the right choice, the right critical choice?
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Ollie refuses to talk about it...
Beltran says he had a meeting of his foundation to discuss building schools in PR...
But isn't it odd that these 3 guys have gripes with the organization and/or the fans? Their Walter Reed snub certainly bothered Jeff Wilpon. Two of the three will not be here next year. I'm sure the Mets would love to make it 3 of 3, but no one is going to take (and pay) Beltran.
But what matters here is that this organization just cannot get out of its own way. No matter what, it finds a way to embarrass itself. If the first 1,000 reason were not enough, here is one more reason why personnel changes are needed. The mix has to change. There are too many malcontents. To that point, a young, un-named Met recently said that some in the clubhouse are ho-hum about losing. Further, this un-named Met was chastised for speaking out.
I say don't chastise him, listen to him! It is blaringly obvious to us, the fan base.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
DW has an injured ring finger on his left hand. That balck cloud just won't leave this team...
Reyes may be back tomorrow, but then again, he might not.
OK, this is the best license plate ever. A New York plate with "86WSG6E3". It just does not get better than that!
Monday, September 6, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Wow! Mets have 18 hits and lead 16-5! I think they may actually win this one. At least they avoid a sweep. At this point, my only hope is for a .500 season. To do that, they'll need to be 4 over .500 the rest of the way. They do play Washington, Pittsburgh, and Milwaukee, so I'm not ruling it out. But, let's face it, it's a long shot.
Mets say Santana is "fine" http://bit.ly/caiP51, but the fact that he threw 4 hours ago and they have not said he'll start on Tuesday is concerning. Actually, I'm more concerned that Jerry said it was his shoulder Thursday night, until spin doctor Jay Horowitz yelled "pectoral" during the post-game presser. I guess we'll know fo sho during the post game show.
Nick Evans is back. When will the Mets realize this guy is NOT a major leaguer?
Tejada has a dinger today and 5 RBIs. Good, he still needs a full season at AAA.
Niese has not looked sharp in a while. I'd like to see them keep using him, so he can go into the off-season having figured out his issues (hopefully) vs. wondering what happened.
Sign of the times...I put my Mets-Phils tix for Saturday up for sale on Stub Hub. Phillie fans are the worst, and there will be plenty of them there. I'll go for the last game of my plan, Oct. 2, to bid Jerry and Omar farewell.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Mejia's first start today. Who knows what we'll get? But I must say, it gives us reason to watch.
Duda has not impressed me.
I can see why Texas DFA'ed Arias.
Parnell is maddening to watch. With that stuff, he should mow them down like John Deere.
I have not read this anywhere, but I would not be surprised if Backman takes over this month. They did it with Bobby V in 1996. It would make sense. The minor league season would be over, and why not let Wally see what he has, or more appropriately, does not have. Jeff did meet with Wally this week, hmm....
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
So they did it to make room for Duda? Nope. September 1st, so Duda could have been called up. Oh well, let's just give away another month, and to all of us who hold tickets, too bad. A few more thoughts:
Ike was called up too early. The question now is how much damage is being done to him. He seems to K 3 times per game, and he has holes in his swing. We could have tolerated Jacobs to get Ike a few months in AAA.
Tejada is not ready, and is probably being damaged, too.
Mejia will start Saturday. No idea what to expect there.
This team may struggle to win 75 games. They may not be able to go 10-20 over the last 30. They are lifeless, and have quit again this year.
"Omar has to step up". Jeff said it 10/5/2009. So, will he be back? How could that be justified? They'll find a way.