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Weekly Digest @ 10pm on 1240 AM WGBB

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Tonight I will be live from the studio of 1240 AM WGBB. Former big leaguer Frank Catalanotto will kick off the show. Frank recently published a book called “Heart and Hustle: An Unlikely Journey from Little Leaguer to Big Leaguer.“ I will talk about the homegrown Mets and their surprising April start. MLB.com contributor Jed […]

Don’t Throw the Tatis Out with the Bathwater

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Just wanted to follow up a bit on what Mike wrote earlier today regarding the Mets’ bench. There seems to be a tendency, though not from Mike, to equate Fernando Tatis’ early struggles with those of Frank Catalanotto, Mike Jacobs, Gary Matthews Jr. and Alex Cora. But the reason to be down on the potential […]

Cleaning Up the Mets Bench

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Yesterday I mentioned what a nice job Omar Minaya has done creating a bullpen with some under the radar value this offseason. On the flip side, the Mets bench has never been a strength during Minaya’s regime. The weakest link of the 2006 team, in my opinion, was the bench as an over the hill […]

Listen: Grapefruit Round Tonight @7pm

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Howard Megdal of SNY and I talk about the latest from both Port St. Lucie and Tampa. We kick off the show talking about Phil Hughes in the rotation and the future of Joba Chamberlain in the bullpen. I will also ask Howard if a better solution would be to follow Rob Neyer’s column regarding […]

Gary Matthews Jr. Clogging Things Up

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Angel Pagan seemed poised to win the CF job for the Mets this spring. As a matter of fact, I could see him supplanting Jeff Francoeur, upon Beltran’s return, if Frenchy returns to his 2008 Atlanta levels of offense. Jason Pridie drove in four runs this week and we all know what Frank Catalanotto can […]

Colin Curtis Early Favorite to be 2010 Darren Reed

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Last year I had some fun late in Spring Training and speculated who would be the Darren Reed of spring training. Many fans may not remember Reed. After all he only had 153 major league at bats, but did play for both the Mets and Yankees. Reed was originally drafted by the Yankees in 1984 […]

Positional Battles: Mets Bench

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Let’s take a look at the Mets bench, which has not been the team’s strength in many years. Locks: Alex Cora, Fernando Tatis, Gary Matthews Jr. Competition: Mike Jacobs, Chris Carter, Frank Catalanotto, Chris Coste, Jason Pridie, Nick Evans, Anderson Hernandez, Russ Adams Long Shots: Andy Green, Jesus Feliciano, Mike Hessman, Mike Cervenak, Jolbert Cabrera, […]