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Burnett’s Hip Turn, Jeter Underrated Again, Granderson’s D, Dickey in the Bullpen, Nick Evans, Josh Stinson, Grantland Commercial

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

I was talking with NYBD contributor Joe Delgrippo yesterday. We discussed A.J. Burnett and my thoughts about how he is throwing less fastballs than ever before. One of the things Delgrippo saw was Burnett not using the same pronounced hip turn. It’s something the Yankees have been working on correcting since spring training, but if […]

Morning Digest: Al Michaels and Bob Costas Edition

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

It’s weird hearing Al Michaels and Bob Costas do baseball. For me, it’s been so long since Michaels did MLB that I can’t see him doing anything but the NFL. I always think of the dramatic flair that Costas added to Michael Jordan’s final days with the Bulls in the NBA Finals against Utah. With […]

What to Expect From the Buffalo Mets

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

The Mets current 25 man roster has eight players that were in Buffalo on Opening Day. Although the Mets system isn’t highly regarded for top talent it has been able to produce some decent replacement players in times of need. With Ike Davis and David Wright out for an indefinite period of time it’s an […]

The Beltran Options Don’t Cut It

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

It appears that even the most optimistic prognostication would have Carlos Beltran playing around 100 to 120 games. Right now, I would suspect he will need to miss about a third of the games due to his injured knee. We knew going into this season that Beltran was a risk. Last year, right field was […]

Mets Roster Update

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Last week, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York predicted the Mets roster to be the following: Rotation Mike Pelfrey Jonathon Niese R.A. Dickey Chris Young Chris Capuano Bullpen Francisco Rodriguez Bobby Parnell D.J. Carrasco Taylor Buchholz Tim Byrdak Pedro Beato Pat Misch Lineup Jose Reyes, ss Angel Pagan, cf David Wright, 3b Carlos Beltran, rf […]

Will the Mets Bench Continue to Disappoint?

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Injuries have decimated the Mets starting lineup, but what it has also done is robbed their bench of any quality. Players such as Alex Cora and Fernando Tatis have been thrust into starting duty. Even worse was the depth was abysmal. The bench over the last couple of years has lacked power, depth, and generally […]

What Will Make the Final Six Weeks Productive

Monday, August 9th, 2010

It’s time to stop listening to the empty words of Jerry Manuel, Omar Minaya, and any of the members of the Mets 25 man roster. They can talk about what they need to do, but reality states they are not in a pennant race. Teams serious about winning are about 10 games over at this […]

Satin, Reyes, Ratliff, Keying Binghamton Surge

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Things are looking up as far as the Mets are concerned all over.  The big club is a surprise contender in the National League East, Class-A Savannah has already clinched a playoff berth in South Atlantic League and Double-A Binghamton is the Eastern League’s hottest club. So much for matters being dull and boring with […]

Nick Evans: Better Hitter and Just as Versatile as Tatis

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Last night I covered the Trenton Thunder/Binghamton Mets game at Waterfront Park. During batting practice I took notice that Nick Evans spent a considerable amount of time taking groundballs at third base. Should this be a surprise? Maybe not, as Evans has played six games at third in his minor league career, but it did […]

Why Do the Mets Sour on Certain Players?

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Howard discussed the Mets decision to call up Omir Santos over Nick Evans yesterday. Although I think it’s a temporary move until Henry Blanco is healthy, it does show you how far Evans has fallen on the depth chart. It was the last day of 2008 that Evans started in left field against the Marlins […]

Why Organizational Planning Matters

Friday, June 4th, 2010

So let me just say up front, what I am about to discuss is a piece of the Met roster puzzle that wouldn’t be likely to account for more than a win either way in 2010. We’re talking about the promotion of Omir Santos over Nick Evans or the third catcher over the 25th man, […]

B-Mets Bats Are Hammering the Eastern League

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Something not so unexpected is going on in Binghamton that just might make a Mets fan smile. The B-Mets, who entered last night’s play in the Eastern League with an 8-6 mark, just a half-game behind Trenton and New Hampshire in the Eastern Division, have belted 21 home runs and scored 95 runs in their […]

A Vote For Endy

Friday, January 8th, 2010

At the risk of seeming sentimental, I pass along this tidbit courtesy of MLBTradeRumors.com and Larry Stone of the Seattle Times- Endy Chavez is available. Very available. I’d like the Mets to see if they can bring him back. And not just for reasons of the heart. According to the piece, Chavez could be available […]

Nick Evans, Catcher: Brilliant!

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Lost among all the consternation over Francisco Rodriguez pitching terribly and Jose Reyes tearing a hamstring while running for no reason was this tidbit reported by Adam Rubin: “Nick Evans has started only three games since an Aug. 25 promotion, but his idle time hasn’t been a complete waste. Evans has been working with coach […]

September Should Be More Fun Than August

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

If there is a bright side to the remaining games in the Mets’ schedule, it is that they aren’t likely to be less entertaining than the August matchups. Between the return of David Wright, the scheduled comebacks of Carlos Beltran and John Maine, and the presence of Josh Thole, Tobi Stoner and Nick Evans, there […]