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And the Mets Do... Nothing

And the Mets Do… Nothing

High Noon was 4pm Saturday — the non-waiver trade deadline. It came and went with nary a whimper from the New York Mets. The Mets stood pat while everyone around them made trades in an effort to get better. Omar Minaya is apparently happy with the team he assembled. Make no mistake, none of the […]

A Month to Forget for Mike Pelfrey

A Month to Forget for Mike Pelfrey

July 2010 is not a month that Mike Pelfrey will recall fondly. He did not go to his first All-Star game. He did not win a game, losing three. His ERA for season rose from 2.93 to 4.10. He watched a potential 20-win season go by the wayside. The way things are going, he’ll be lucky to […]

Of Course! Roy Oswalt to Phillies

Of Course! Roy Oswalt to Phillies

Well, it’s official — Roy Oswalt is going to the Phillies for J.A. Happ and a couple of prospects. And my question is this — how could the Mets let that happen? Now, I know what you’re saying — how could the Mets stop it? Well, the Yankees seem to be able to stop their […]

Left Side Not Right?

Left Side Not Right?

David Wright and Jose Reyes have been the faces of the New York Mets for the past half-decade. The left side of their infield is one of the Mets’ strengths, withthe teams fortunes hinging on its success, both offensively and defensively. But the left side just doesn’t seem right lately, defensively anyway. Have you noticed Wright is throwing everything […]

Trade Winds Blowing -- Or are They?

Trade Winds Blowing — Or are They?

The MLB non-waiver trade deadline is Saturday, July 31st, and by all accounts, the Mets will be happy to watch the clock strike 4PM Eastern Time without making any deals. Most reports agree that the Mets are not anxious to make a move, that they don’t want to make a trade just for the sake of […]

Reflections on Awful Trip

Reflections on Awful Trip

Ever since I moved to Los Angeles in 2006, I anxiously awaited the release of the Mets upcoming schedule so I could see when they were coming West. That first season, I couldn’t wait for them to come to LA in June, so I drove down to San Diego when they played there in April. […]

After Dismal Trip, Jerry's Got to Go

After Dismal Trip, Jerry’s Got to Go

I’m not a “fire the manager” kind of guy. The manager is generally blameless when a team stops hitting or pitching. But sometimes a manager just has to go. The uninspiring Art Howe earned his dismissal. Willie Randolph should have been fired following the 2007 season — someone had to pay for the epic late-season collapse, and because […]

Go Get Oswalt & Dunn, Now!

Go Get Oswalt & Dunn, Now!

These past few games since the All Star break have truly exposed the Mets deficiencies — hitting and pitching (isn’t that all baseball is, anyway?!) I have two quick fixes for these problems — Roy Oswalt and Adam Dunn. Let’s start with the pitching. Johan Santana and Jon Niese are doing just fine, and will […]

Mets at All Star Break

Mets at All Star Break

If you told Mets fans before the season began that at the All Star break, Carlos Beltran would have played exactly zero games, Jason Bay would have as many home runs as Jose Reyes and Angel Pagan, Johan Santana would be just about a .500 pitcher with a dramatic decline in velocity, and Oliver Perez […]

LeBron=Clemens (Without PEDs)?

LeBron=Clemens (Without PEDs)?

When Roger Clemens forced a trade from the Blue Jays to the Yankees prior to the 1999 season, he said he wanted to go to a club that had a chance of winning the World Series. And what better team than the Yankees, winners of two of the previous three championships? During a Mets broadcast, Ralph Kiner […]

Mike Pelfrey Snubbed Big-Time

Mike Pelfrey Snubbed Big-Time

Admittedly, everyone involved in this web site — meaning the readers and me — are biased towards the Mets and their players. But you would be hard pressed to find anyone, even Mets haters, who  would not classify Mike Pelfrey being left off the All Star roster as a major snub. Pelfrey is 10-2 (third most […]

When Will Jerry Learn?

When Will Jerry Learn?

When will Jerry Manuel learn that Pedro Feliciano should never, ever pitch to right handed hitters? Now, I am not big on the whole lefty/righty thing. But Feliciano is the classic lefty specialist  — he’s murder on left handed hitters, but righties kill him. In Thursday night’s game in Washington, Manuel brought Feliciano in to […]