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Mets, Dickey Lose a Disappointing One

Mets, Dickey Lose a Disappointing One

It had all of the earmarks of a truly memorable game — a hobbling R.A. Dickey pitching his best game of the year, shutting out the Pirates through seven innings and striking out a career-high ten, the Mets clinging to a 1-0 lead. Then it all went to hell. Dickey allowed three runs in the […]

Makeshift Lineup? No Problem, Mets Win

Makeshift Lineup? No Problem, Mets Win

The following was the starting lineup for the Mets in their Memorial Day game with the Pirates: 1-Willie Harris, 3B 2-Justin Turner, 2B 3-Carlos Beltran, RF 4-Daniel Murphy, 1B 5-Angel Pagan, CF 6-Josh Thole, C 7-Jason Pridie, LF 8-Ruben Tejada, SS 9-Dillon Gee, P And guess what? They won! It helps that they were playing […]

Jose Reyes is Pretty Good

Jose Reyes is Pretty Good

So let me get this straight — Jose Reyes is leading the league in hits, doubles, triples, stolen bases and at bats, is third in batting and fourth in runs scores — and the Mets are considering trading him? That doesn’t make a lot of sense. Of course, perhaps Sandy Alderson is not considering trading […]

David Einhorn -- Smart Man

David Einhorn — Smart Man

We’re beginning to see how this David Einhorn fellow was savvy enough to build a financial empire. Reported details of his deal to buy part of the Mets have emerged, and it seems like he worked out a phenomenal deal. According to a source who spoke to ESPNNewYork.com, Einhorn’s $200 million will buy him 33% […]

Mets Finally do Right Thing with K-Rod

Mets Finally do Right Thing with K-Rod

The power went out in my building around the time the Phillies tied the score with the Mets 3-3 in the eighth inning. By the time the power came back, the game was over and I went online to find out the Mets lost 6-4. There was one saving grace — the Mets finally showed […]

Meet the New Boss -- David Einhorn

Meet the New Boss — David Einhorn

So the Wilpons have chosen their “preferred partner” — hedge fund manager David Einhorn. If approved by MLB, he will invest $200 million of his own money for an undetermined share of the Mets. For the 43-year-old Einhorn who grew up a Mets fan, it is a dream come true, saying in a Mets news […]

Crummy Few Days for Mets

Crummy Few Days for Mets

And things were going so well. Before Saturday, the Mets were winners of seven of their last nine and reached had reached .500. Then it all came tumbling down in the worst few days in recent Mets history. They dropped two to the Yankees, allowing 16 runs in the two games. Then on the off day […]

Fred Wilpon Blasts Wright, Reyes, Beltran

Fred Wilpon Blasts Wright, Reyes, Beltran

It was relatively drama-free in Flushing this season – that is until owner Fred Wilpon opened his big fat mouth and decided to criticize the top players on his own team. Mets World was burning up Monday as word spread of Wilpon’s comments in a very long article in the New Yorker. But when you analyze what […]

Mets Have Best Logo in MLB?

Mets Have Best Logo in MLB?

Way back when, I used to drive past the World Trade Towers on my way to work. It never fazed me — I was passing two of the most recognizable buildings in the world and I didn’t think twice. I guess when you see something all the time, its significance escapes you, sometimes until someone […]

David Wright Has Stress Fracture in Back

David Wright Has Stress Fracture in Back

David Wright has a stress fracture in his lower back. Now, it’s apparently not as bad as it sounds (the words “fracture” and “back” together seem frightening to me). Sandy Alderson said the fracture turned up on an MRI Monday, adding “David himself was surprised by it.” Alderson said Wright will get a second opinion […]

No! More! Bunting!

No! More! Bunting!

The Mets staged a nice little comeback victory on Sunday in Houston, following that game on Saturday that may have been the worst game of the season — they fell behind in the first inning and didn’t show any fight the rest of the way. I couldn’t even bring myself to write about it. Wait, […]

Mets Go Homer-Happy in Houston

Mets Go Homer-Happy in Houston

Friday night’s game in Houston showed once again why the Mets need to do something about Citi Field. I’ll explain in a moment. The Mets were down 4-0 in the seventh when Jason Bay hit a monster solo shot that left Minute Maid Park. Then in the eighth, pinch-hitter Fernando Martinez slammed a two-run shot […]

All Hail Carlos Beltran!

All Hail Carlos Beltran!

I don’t know about you, but I was always a big fan of Carlos Beltran. I never determined that his mega-contract was “bad,” I never called on him to be traded even before his unauthorized knee surgery, I never wrote that I don’t like the “safe” brand of baseball he plays. Beltran hit three two-run home […]

Mets Win; Lose Ike Davis?

Mets Win; Lose Ike Davis?

The Mets beat the Rockies 4-3 Tuesday night as Mike Pelfrey put together another solid start. But the big news is that Ike Davis was forced to leave the game with what is being called a strained left calf. Davis and David Wright collided on a pop-up near the mound in the fourth inning. Davis […]

Chris Young's Reign of Terror is Over

Chris Young’s Reign of Terror is Over

So long, Chris Young, we hardly knew ye. Seriously, we didn’t. The Mets announced Monday that Young was diagnosed with a torn anterior capsule in his right shoulder. This is the same injury that forced Johan Santana under the knife. It hasn’t been decided if Young will have surgery or try to rehab the shoulder […]

Not Earning Their Money

Not Earning Their Money

How often did we watch Mike Piazza come up with the huge hit to win a game for the Mets? How often do we watch highlights and see guys like Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez and other big-name stars come through in the clutch? This is why players like these make the big bucks. Certainly they […]

Not Mighty Chris Young

Not Mighty Chris Young

This is why you don’t sign players who are chronically injured — they will get injured again. You can count on it. I mean, did anyone think Chris Young would get through this season healthy? I’m kind of surprised it happened so fast, but not surprised it happened at all. Young made just one start […]

Photos: Celebrity Mets Fans

Photos: Celebrity Mets Fans

I must say right off the bat that I stole this idea from another Mets blog. But I didn’t use that site for these photos — there might be some of the same, but I did my own research and found these photos of celebrity Mets fans myself. I swear.

How About that Mike Pelfrey!

How About that Mike Pelfrey!

Is Mike Pelfrey finally on track? He pitched his best game of the year in Thursday afternoon’s matinee against the Giants, going 7.2 innings allowing just one earned run in a 5-2 Mets win. It appears he is over that stomach virus that plagued him during his last two starts. The ace-less Mets need Pelfrey […]

Too Much Talk About Trading Jose Reyes

Too Much Talk About Trading Jose Reyes

Let’s get Tuesday’s game out the of the way: The Mets lost to the Giants 7-6 in ten innings. R.A. Dickey had another poor outing, Josh Thole had a rough time behind the plate and grounded into a crucial double play with the bases loaded in the ninth, Ike Davis continues to rake, as does […]

Jenrry Mejia Wrecks Elbow

Jenrry Mejia Wrecks Elbow

The Mets just can’t catch a break. Prized pitching prospect Jenrry Mejia has an elbow injury that could keep him out for a year. According to the Mets: Righthanded pitcher Jenrry Mejia was examined today by Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek and was found to have a complete MCL tear of the right elbow. […]

Osama bin Laden Dead; Mets, Phils Play On

I was kind of surprised they didn’t stop the Mets-Phillies game Sunday night to show President Obama’s announcement on the big screen that Osama bin Laden had been killed. I’m not criticizing the non-decision — I don’t know if there is any precedent for that in sports. But it wouldn’t have been inappropriate. Clearly, it […]