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What Can Dillon Gee Be?

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

An overall awful ending to yesterday’s home opener. Every negative meme spoken about the Mets came to fruition: bad defense, bad bullpen and bad luck. Dillon Gee was the unlikely starter, and for six innings he made you wonder if he is emerging as the ace of this Harvey-less rotation. Then came the bullpen, led by journeymen […]

SNY’s Rich Coutinho Previews 2014 Mets

Monday, March 31st, 2014

On Saturday’s Weekend Watchdogs radio program, Rich Coutinho of SNY and Metsblog previewed the 2014 Mets.

Mejia Should Take the 5th

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Jenrry Mejia tossed a solid 5 innings of 1-run ball this afternoon against the Washington Nationals. Going into the ballgame, Mejia was reported to still be “in the mix” for the fifth spot in the rotation. There shouldn’t be any more discussion as Mejia should be given the spot over Daisuke Matsuzaka. This season will […]

Curtis Granderson a Nice Start for the Mets

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Curtis Granderson is not typically the type of offensive player I prefer. Yes, he has tremendous power, but he strikes out a ton, has a good, but not great OBP, and is average defensively. The Yankees traded for a player in 2010 that many thought would make them forget Bernie Williams. Unfortunately, outside of two […]

Odds Against Mets Returning Triple-A Affiliate to IL

Friday, May 31st, 2013

So the not surprising word is out. The Mets are not all that happy with their Triple-A affiliate being housed in Las Vegas. The Mets, bounced out of Buffalo in favor of Toronto, are in Las Vegas for both the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Face it, the Mets having their top affiliate in Las Vegas […]

Is Bobby Parnell Finally Growing Up?

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

I have always been dubious about Bobby Parnell. Despite the electric fastball, he’s struggled with his command, control and composure on the mound. I always felt that Parnell had the most hittable 98-mph fastball in the history of the game. I personally was ready to give up on him last year, and suggested it was time […]

My Contribution to Changing Subway Series History

Monday, May 27th, 2013

The Mets and Yankees will kick off a four game Subway Series this week. It’s the first time the teams haven’t played three games in each ballpark since 1998. If you remember, the first two years of Interleague play included three games with each team alternating ballparks. The Mets played at the old Yankee Stadium […]

Those Who Contribute the Least Shouldn’t Be Made the Story

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Mets historians will recall how former GM Frank Cashen declared, ““those who contribute the least spray the most champagne” after being doused by reliever Randy Niemann during the 1986 NLCS championship celebration. I think it’s time to take that mantra when it comes to Jordany Valdespin, except those that contribute the least shouldn’t be made the story. With Twitter, […]

Mets Prospect Montero is Double-A Proven

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

TRENTON, N.J. – So, just how good is Mets pitching prospect Rafael Montero? Where does he rank in comparison to highly regarded right-handers Domingo Tapia and Noah Syndergaard? Montero, pitching at Double-A Binghamton, impressed just about everyone Tuesday night at Trenton’s ARM&HAMMER Park, despite taking loss in a 5-1 Thunder victory before 3,980 fans. He […]

Big Leagues Mag: Matt Harvey Having Mets’ Fan Party Like It’s 1984

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Matt Harvey Having Mets’ Fans Party Like It’s 1984