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Book Dishes Dirt on MLB, Seagulls, Per Diem, Mark Newman

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Fans of gossip are probably familiar with Perez Hilton, which delves into the lives of celebrities, but there is a site called TerezOwens.com which appears to be doing the same for athletes. I know some like this sort of thing, and others don’t; regardless, it’s become part of the landscape so we have to talk […]

The Francoeur Conundrum

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

The conundrum inherent in supporting the New York Mets was never clearer than last night, when Jeff Francoeur hit a home run that ultimately beat the Atlanta Braves. Yes, Mets fans were happy to win what amounted to a vital game, as are all contests against Atlanta. Doing so against Billy Wagner didn’t hurt, either. […]

Idea: Jeff Francoeur for Chan Ho Park

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Jayson Stark believes the Yankees are looking to deal Chan Ho Park who is making $1.2 million this year. There has also been talk they are also looking for a right handed complement for Curtis Granderson. How about the two local teams make a rare swap and trade Jeff Francoeur for Chan Ho Park. Francoeur is […]

Francoeur, Castillo, and Perez Addition By Subtraction

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Jon Heyman reported of a rumor where the Mets and Royals are talking about swapping a number of disappointing players/bad contracts. Just a few minutes ago he “tweeted” the following: SI_JonHeyman trade of well-paid players between mets, royals makes sense. francoeur, guillen, ollie, meche, castillo in the talks He went on to say “Francoeur, Ollie […]

Idea: Francoeur for Brian Bannister & Jose Guillen

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

It was reported a couple of days ago that Jeff Francoeur would like to be traded to a team where he could play every day. Some rumors had him on the way out as early as this weekend. One NYBD reader - 86Mets- proposed a Jeff Francoeur for Brian Bannister deal. I actually like it, […]

Jeff Francoeur: A Football Player Playing Baseball

Monday, July 19th, 2010

One of the biggest disappointments for the Mets in 2010, at least in my opinion, is Jeff Francoeur. Despite some of his struggles in 2008, I figured a change of scenery would help him rediscover his offense from 2005-2007. I knew full well his plate discipline was poor, but with experience comes maturity and perhaps […]

Small “Non Moves” Haunting the Mets

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

The Mets critical West Coast trip couldn’t have gotten off to a more frustrating start. The Giants have scored 3 runs in 18 innings and have won both ballgames. It shouldn’t be a surprise that a lineup without Reyes, Jason Bay hitting singles, and Jeff Francoeur swinging at everything is struggling to plate runs. Another […]

What Does Pagan-Coeur Look Like?

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

It appears that Carlos Beltran is doing well in his rehab stint and some believe he very well could join the team as early as Monday. Whether that happens or not is unimportant, since the reality of the situation will be the Mets have 3 spots for 4 outfielders in the near future. One of […]

Will the Fans Start to Like This Team?

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

We have been hearing negativity from the fan base the better part of a full year since the injuries hit last June. The offseason didn’t help as the team played it conservative, angering the masses even more. With the slow start, curious managing by Jerry Manuel and stubborn loyalty to broken down players, this boiled […]

DL on the DL: June Will Be Mets Proving Ground

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

As the Mets woke up in sunny San Diego to wrap up a month that saw them go 4-12 on the road so far, they have the look of a team that has mastered the art of winning ugly and losing pretty. At 26-26, the roller-coaster ride has seen the team take on a ‘damn […]

Why Jeff Francoeur is So Important

Monday, May 31st, 2010

The Mets received more bad news with respect to Carlos Beltran earlier this weekend. At this point it would be optimistic to get Beltran back by the All Star Break, if at all and, as Joel Sherman pointed out, how much could you expect from Carlos if he returns? It has gotten to the point […]

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 […]

NY Mets: DL on the DL

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

As the Mets closed up April will a stunning reversal of what was a 4-8 beginning with their 10-1 homestand and when they added a 9-1 thumping of the Phillies, the DL seemed to be a “divine light” that sent them Ike Davis for Daniel Murphy. Yet sometimes when you’re only focusing on the W’s, […]

Two Steps Forward/One Back

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

On a night at Citi Field where the optimism I have been preaching might have started to show, there still were glaring reasons to worry and wonder who cursed the Mets. On the positive note Mike Pelfrey was dominant again, Jose Reyes made his return, unofficially, but the real Reyes showed up for the first […]

Reasons for Mets Optimism

Monday, April 19th, 2010

I have been on record thinking the Mets are not as bad as everyone believes through the first two weeks of the season. Yes, there are concerns about the message being sent down by Omar and Jerry, but the release of Mike Jacobs is a start towards putting the best lineup on the field. The […]