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Twitter Ruins Trade Deadline

If you’re a baseball fan (and if you’re not, why are you reading this blog?!), then chances are you love trade rumors. It is fun to speculate on players your team may trade or acquire, and the week leading up to the trade deadline is always an exciting week. However Twitter is ruining it. It […]

Mets 5-Game Winning Streak Snapped

Mets 5-Game Winning Streak Snapped

The Nationals snapped the Mets five-game winning streak on Saturday, shutting out the Mets 3-0. All of the scoring happened in the first inning on a Jayson Werth three-run home run off loser R.A. Dickey (below). The Mets offense managed virtually nothing, obviously, although they made it interesting in the ninth but left the bases loaded. […]

Mets "Core Four?" Never Happened

Mets “Core Four?” Never Happened

When the Mets signed Jason Bay prior to the 2010 season, they envisioned a powerhouse lineup that would propel the team to great heights over at least the following two seasons, lead by the “core four” of Bay, Jose Reyes, David Wright and Carlos Beltran. Now that Beltran is gone, it is interesting to take […]

Carlos Beltran's Legacy

Carlos Beltran’s Legacy

Now that Carlos Beltran has played his first game with the Giants, it is time to look at his legacy with the Mets. It certainly is mixed. When the Mets signed Beltran to that seven-year, $119 million contract prior to the 2005 season (below), it was the seventh richest contract in baseball history and the […]

Mets Sweep Reds

Mets Sweep Reds

The Mets completed the sweep of the Reds Thursday afternoon, the first time the Mets have ever swept a four-game series in Cincinnati, beating the Reds 10-9. It was an offensive battle from the start — the Mets scored a run in the first, and then Chris Capuano didn’t wait until the sixth inning this […]

Carlos Who? Mets Rip Reds

Carlos Who? Mets Rip Reds

When Ike Davis went down, the Mets offense suffered. The same thing happened when David Wright and Jose Reyes went away for a while. But now Carlos Beltran is gone forever. How did the Mets offense fare in their first game without him. Quite well, thank you — they beat the Reds 8-2. Wright continued […]

Looks Like Carlos Beltran to be Traded to Giants

Reports were flying fast and furiously Wednesday afternoon that the Mets and Giants have agreed to a trade for Carlos Beltran. The Mets will reportedly receive Zack Wheeler, whom Joel Sherman of the New York Post describes as “one of the best pitching prospects in the majors.” Sherman also tweets that the Giants will pay […]

Tim Byrdak with the Save!

Tim Byrdak with the Save!

I never thought I’d be writing that headline, what with many, many relief pitchers ahead of him in the pecking order of closers, and with Byrdak recording only three previous saves in his 10-year career. But here we are. The game against the Reds Tuesday night was a wild one. The Mets scored two runs […]

Damn! Beaten to the Punch on Angel Pagan

Damn! Beaten to the Punch on Angel Pagan

Following my wildly successful article on whether Mike Pelfrey is a non-tender a candidate, I was planning on writing a similar post on Angel Pagan. I was going to wait, though. What was the rush? Well, the Daily News beat me to it, writing on Tuesday: Batting .232, with a .306 on-base percentage, Pagan has […]

Mets Win a Heart-Pounder

Mets Win a Heart-Pounder

It’s been a while since the Mets got my heart racing, but the blood certainly was flowing during the ninth inning in Cincinnati Monday night. Up by two, the inning started off with an exciting play — Paul Janish hit a ground ball to first, which Daniel Murphy was able to knock down. On his […]

Mets Lose, But David Wright Shines

Mets Lose, But David Wright Shines

Just as Jose Reyes showed Sandy Alderson how important he is to this team, David Wright is starting to do the same thing if Alderson has designs on getting rid of him. Wright slammed a two-run home run in the seventh inning to give the Mets a short-lived 4-3 lead in the game against the […]

What to do with Chris Capuano?

What to do with Chris Capuano?

Stop me if you’ve read this before — Chris Capuano is cruising along through five innings when he collapses in the sixth, allowing a bunch of runs to lose the game. It happened yet again on Saturday. Capuano was shutting out the Marlins when he allowed a single, triple and two home runs in the […]

Best Mets OF Ever: Beltran or Strawberry?

Best Mets OF Ever: Beltran or Strawberry?

The other day Ron Darling said Carlos Beltran is “the best all-around outfielder in Mets history.” Gary Cohen responded with one word — “Unequivocally.” I don’t know about that. You can definitely make a convincing argument that Beltran is indeed the best outfielder in the team’s history, and you wouldn’t be crazy to believe it. […]

Can't Anybody Here Pitch this Game?

Can’t Anybody Here Pitch this Game?

Friday night’s game in Miami was one of those brutal games that people who don’t like baseball point to and say, “How can you like this game?” Terrible starting pitchers who couldn’t throw strikes or keep a lead, crummy relief work and some shoddy defense — a three and a half hour slopfest. The Mets […]

Mets Lose But Pass Test #2

Mets Lose But Pass Test #2

Well, at least it was short. In two hours and seven minutes the Mets lost to the Cardinals 6-2 at a steamy Citi Field Thursday afternoon, blowing a chance for a sweep. But still, they took the series, passing their second big test of the second half (they failed the first — the lost series […]

Great Comeback Win

Great Comeback Win

Usually when the Mets are down 4-0, you can pretty much turn off the game and talk to your wife or do another unpleasant chore you’ve been avoiding because the Mets rarely come back to win such games. Had you done that Wednesday night, you would have missed a great comeback in addition to getting […]

Can Mets Gets Domonic Brown for Carlos Beltran?

Can Mets Gets Domonic Brown for Carlos Beltran?

Is it possible that the Mets can pry Domonic Brown away from the Phillies for Carlos Beltran? If so, Sandy Alderson deserves to named Executive of the Century. Several reporters have named the Phillies the frontrunner for Beltran (let’s put aside our disgust of making any kind of deal to help the hated Phillies). MetsBlog […]

Reyes, Beltran Power Mets Over Cardinals

Reyes, Beltran Power Mets Over Cardinals

So all that was missing from the Mets lineup were two All-Stars. Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran were back Tuesday night, going a combined five-for-eight as the Mets beat the Cardinals 4-2. Beltran was three-for-three with two doubles and two walks in his first game back from flu-like symptoms. But it was Reyes who was […]

Jose Reyes Coming Back Just in Time

Jose Reyes Coming Back Just in Time

Jose Reyes is due back in the Mets lineup on Tuesday after a successful rehab game in Brooklyn on Monday (below), and he couldn’t come back a moment too soon. The Mets have lost their last two games that included pitiful performances by the offense. Monday’s 4-1 loss in a makeup game against the Marlins […]

Mets Shouldn't Pay Any of Carlos Beltran's Contract

Mets Shouldn’t Pay Any of Carlos Beltran’s Contract

I keep reading that Sandy Alderson is willing to pay all of the $6 million left on Carlos Beltran’s contract in a trade in order to get a better prospect. I say this is a terrible idea — the Mets should not pay a dime. The Mets have what so many contenders crave — a […]

Mets Fail Test #1

Mets Fail Test #1

The Mets began the second half of the season with two huge tests — a series with the Phillies and one with the Cardinals — to determine if they are truly contenders for the Wild Card. Well, they failed the first test, dropping the rubber game of their series with the Phils on Sunday. The […]

Well, I was Wrong

Well, I was Wrong

Okay, here’s what I think happened. Everybody on the Mets read my post before Saturday’s game (because BloggingMets is so important and influential) in which I basically said the Mets lineup on this day could not hit its way out of a paper bag and would “be lucky if they can score a run,” and they […]

Powerhouse Lineup for Saturday’s Game

MetsBlog.com reports that Carlos Beltran will be out of Saturday’s game against the Phillies with flu-like symptoms. So this will be the lineup for the game: 1. Angel Pagan, CF 2. Justin Turner, 2B 3. Scott Hairston, RF 4. Daniel Murphy, 3B 5. Jason Bay,  LF 6. Ronny Paulino, C 7. Nick Evans, 1B 8. Ruben Tejada, SS Wow! Where to begin? […]

Mets Second Half Begins with Loss to Phillies

Mets Second Half Begins with Loss to Phillies

Maybe the Mets needed a few  more days off. The Mets began the second half of the season the way they ended the first — with a loss. The Mets are now losers of three straight after a lackluster 7-2 loss to the Phillies — on “pyrotechnics night” (below), no less. R.A. Dickey got the […]