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Beltran to Right; Valentine to Own?

Beltran to Right; Valentine to Own?

What could have been a season-long controversy and distraction ended quietly in Port St. Lucie on Monday — Carlos Beltran ceded control of center field to his protege, Angel Pagan. After two weeks of trying, it became clear to Beltran that he just couldn’t make it in center, and that his surgically-repaired knees would be […]

Duke Snider Dies

Duke Snider Dies

He was only a Met for a year, but Duke Snider, who died Sunday at age 84, was a towering figure in  New York baseball. Often overlooked as the third best of the “Willie, Mickey and the Duke” triumvirate, Snider could hold his own with those other two greats. Snider hit 40 home runs in five consecutive […]

Rotation Could Turn into Strength

Rotation Could Turn into Strength

One of the biggest question marks for the Mets entering the 2011 season is the rotation. It looks pretty weak now, but if everything goes right it could end up to be a major strength. Mike Pelfrey, Jonathon Niese and R.A. Dickey are the three stalwarts of the rotation. Chris Young will be the fourth […]

Video: Let’s Go Mets Go!

The 1986 Mets theme song “Let’s Go Mets Go,” featuring a blurry Howard Stern at the end:

Madoff Backs Up Wilpons

Madoff Backs Up Wilpons

The Wilpons’ insistence that they didn’t know Bernie Madoff was running a Ponzie scheme is getting support from the man himself. In a prison interview with The New York Times, Madoff said his old friends Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz had no idea Madoff’s dealings were a scam. “They knew nothing,” Madoff told the newspaper. […]

Oliver Perez Wants to Start!

Oliver Perez Wants to Start!

Never let it be said that Oliver Perez doesn’t dream big. Not content with sitting in the bullpen collecting dust and his $12 million, Perez has asked to be given the chance to crack the Mets rotation. And the Mets said yeah, sure, why not. Perez Met with manager Terry Collins and GM Sandy Alderson […]

Jose Reyes & Health: Much Ado About Nothing

Jose Reyes & Health: Much Ado About Nothing

One of the themes we will invariably hear about during spring training is that Jose Reyes must prove he is healthy and can remain healthy. That is a lot of hogwash — Jose Reyes is just fine. All of this goes back to Reyes’s first two years with the Mets. His first season ended a […]

THE Review: "The Baseball Talmud"

THE Review: “The Baseball Talmud”

Jews have a certain obsession with finding out if other people are Jewish. I once read a good explanation as to why this is so: unlike other minority groups (like blacks or Asians, for example), you can’t tell if someone is Jewish just by looking at them. Hence asking the question: I wonder if he […]

Get Michael Young!

Get Michael Young!

Back on December 13th, I wrote a column on the speculation that the Rangers might sign Adrian Beltre and might look to trade Michael Young. I said if that happens, the Mets should try to get him and plant him at second base. Well, it has happened, and I am here to say again that […]

Feeling Sorry for the Wilpons

Feeling Sorry for the Wilpons

        Am I the only one starting to feel sorry for the Wilpons? I have not been a big booster of the Wilpons and their management of the Mets. In fact, just a week ago, I applauded their decision to seek “strategic partners,” writing that even a minority owner could breathe new life […]

Video: Hitler Reacts to Mets 2008 Collapse

I love these Hitler parodies on YouTube. If you don’t know about them, they are taken from the German movie “Downfall”; only people have taken to subtitling them on all sorts of topics. You can spend hours watching them — they are simply hilarious. In this one, Hitler reacts to the Mets collapsing yet again […]

Mets Host 2013 All-Star Game; About Time!

Mets Host 2013 All-Star Game; About Time!

Multiple published reports citing multiple sources say the 2013 All-Star Game will be held at Citi Field. And I say it is about damn time the Mets are given the opportunity to host the game. Shea Stadium was the site of just one All-Star Game, in the park’s inaugural 1964 season. And that’s it. And […]