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2010 Turning Into 2009

2010 Turning Into 2009

So the Mets ended 2009 without their starting shortstop, center fielder and first baseman. Now we find out the Mets will begin 2010 without their starting shortsop, center fielder and first baseman. We’ve known about Carlos Beltran missing the start of the season for a while now. He’s still rehabbing after knee surgery. We’ve suspected Jose […]

Bullpen -- Who's In, Who's Out

Bullpen — Who’s In, Who’s Out

The Mets have a nice problem on their hands — too many quality arms for the newly redesigned bullpen at Citi Field. They can only take 7 relievers north, and the Mets have nearly a dozen who could conceivably make the team. Here are the candidates: Francisco Rodriguez Pedro Feliciano Bobby Parnell Sean Green Fernando […]

Dwight Gooden Busted for Drugs, Again

Dwight Gooden Busted for Drugs, Again

The headline made me shake my head in sadness, unfortunately not for the first time — Dwight Gooden arrested for driving under the influence of drugs. To make matters worse, this time his 5-year-old son was in the car when he crashed into another car in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey Wednesday morning. Luckily no one […]

Jose Reyes Cleared to Play

Jose Reyes Cleared to Play

After two weeks of silence about Jose Reyes and that darned hyperactive thyroid, good news out of Florida Tuesday — Reyes has been cleared to play. And there’s a pretty good chance he will be ready for Opening Day. According to a team spokesman, Reyes’ thyroid levels have returned to normal. And curiously, Omar Minaya […]

The Kids are All Right

The Kids are All Right

For years now we have been hearing how barren the Mets farm system the is. So it is a pleasant surprise that suddenly the Mets have several young players tearing up spring training who appear ready for prime time. There is a lot of discussion about whether these players should head north with the team or be […]

Should Have Taken the Money

Should Have Taken the Money

Every off season players and agents do a pretty good job of milking owners of millions and millions of dollars that they are very willing to spend. But every now and then, a player turns down money hoping for a better offer that never comes. Here is a partial list of players over the years […]

Peter Gammons Strikes Again

Peter Gammons Strikes Again

As I’ve written is the past, Peter Gammons is, in my opinion, the worst baseball writer out there. Here are just a  few of his offenses – he openly shills for the Red Sox. His columns are poorly written. And he is never right. His promo for the MLB Network makes me laugh — “I don’t worry about being first. […]

Jose Reyes Out-Mets Cursed?

Jose Reyes Out-Mets Cursed?

When the Yankees built their new ballpark and abandoned their historic stadium, I predicted they would begin a curse that would lead them to perhaps never win another World Series again, or at least take them many, many years to do so. As most of my predictions go, I was wrong –  they won one […]

Bengie Molina is a Retard

Bengie Molina is a Retard

And yes, when I use the word “retard” I understand I risk incurring the wrath of failed Vice Presidential candidate and bailer-outer as Alaska governor Sarah Palin, who has taken it upon herself to take ownership of the word. Speaking of Palin, it was very interesting that when White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel used […]

Let the Games Begin!

Let the Games Begin!

Well, it’s just spring training, but they are still games, so here are my impressions from the first exhibition game of 2010.  – First, I’m glad MLB Network carried the game, since I live in Los Angeles and don’t get SNY. And by the way, it’s really cool to roll out of bed and watch […]