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Collins Needs to Learn From His 9th Inning Mess

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

I think Terry Collins does a great job holding his team accountable and communicating with his players. Both were huge question marks when he was named Mets’ manager after the 2010 season. After watching him for two years, I have been less impressed with his in-game management and bullpen utilization. I don’t think either is bad enough […]

Where’s The Outrage Over This Performance Enhancing Drug?

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Do you really think baseball or any of our American sports are drug free? I am not talking about narcotics, steroids or even amphetamines. I am talking about legal, over-the-counter type of drugs that may be used a bit more than normal. Earlier this year, HBO’s Real Sports did a profile on the painkiller Toradol. ”You […]

Mets Pitching Depth Could Get Scary

Friday, February 24th, 2012

No one expects much from the Mets, but the reports of them being a 100-loss team are, in my opinion, greatly exaggerated. Vegas has their over/under at 74.5. I have also seen 70.5 as the number. I believe their offense and bullpen gives them a decent shot at about 75-77 wins, and that number doesn’t include Johan Santana in […]

Could the Mets Trade for Matt Garza?

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Ken Rosenthal reported earlier this week that Theo Epstein is willing to trade Matt Garza. I think this is a rare opportunity the Mets have to make a deal to improve the roster for the short and long-term. It is believed Epstein is looking for a prospect package to help replenish the farm system. Garza had an outstanding […]

Mets FA’s and Arb Eligible: Who Should Stay or Go?

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

The Mets have twelve players that are either free agents or arbitration eligible this offseason. Let’s take a look at each and see if it makes sense to have them back in 2012: Jose Reyes (free agent) - no brainer, sort of. Losing Reyes will change the dynamic of the Mets in a way they won’t be […]

Do the Yanks Have the Special Sauce, Pelfrey as the Closer, Bud Selig the Socialist, Was Kim Jones Influenced by Bob’s Blitz

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Over at Grantland, Jonah Keri (who will appear on Sunday’s show with me) quotes Nate Silver and Dayn Perry from their book “Baseball Between the Numbers.” The authors found three characteristics that define the majority of successful playoff teams, or as they call it the “Secret Sauce.” Those traits are: - A pitching staff with a high strikeout […]

Listen: Weekly Digest @ 6pm

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

I am back with another edition of the show tonight at 6pm. Hear me “peel the onion” on Brian Cashman’s comments about A.J. Burnett and Mike Pelfrey‘s analysis on the Mets. Our very own Joe Delgrippo was at the Trenton Thunder-Binghamton series earlier in the week, and gives his thoughts on prospects such as Matt […]

The Real Damning Mike Pelfrey Statement, Thoughts on Posada’s Turn Back the Clock Day, Prepare for Postseason, Laga’s Foul Ball Out of Busch Stadium, Mike From Whitestone, Sabathia is RH

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

We “peeled the onion” on Brian Cashman’s comments regarding A.J. Burnett yesterday. Today, Mike Pelfrey is the center of attention with his controversial comments in the New York Post. “It’s unrealistic for anybody at the end of last year to come in and say, ‘The Mets, this is a one-year thing, next year we’re going to win it all…It’s unrealistic.” An […]

Learning From Generation K- A Second Chance

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

 Paul Wilson, Jason Isringhausen, Bill Pulsipher. For now, that is the order in which their lockers are situated in the clubhouse at the Mets’ spring training complex. Someday soon that could be the order of the team’s starting rotation, perhaps as early as this season if Wilson can live up to all the hype surrounding his arrival. […]

Trading Pelfrey, Trusting Hughes, Aramis Ramirez, Pittsburgh Yanks

Monday, July 18th, 2011

I talked about the market for Carlos Beltran earlier this morning, but there is another Mets player that I think might be desirable to contenders: Mike Pelfrey. After losing to the Phillies on Sunday afternoon Mike Pelfrey is 5-9 with a 4.67 ERA. After making so much progress with his splitter last season it appeared […]