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Behind the Bullpen Management

Monday, October 31st, 2011

We argue about the utilization of bullpens here all the time. It’s probably the most important and difficult part of managing a team. We often look at it scientifically; evaluating platoon splits when we make our second guesses. We never have the complete information, however, as the manager, catcher, and pitching coach know how the individual pitchers […]

Reyes Made Wise Decision to Avoid Boras

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

The 2011 season always appears to be two steps forward, one step back for the Mets. That was inevitable on the field, as most had them winning no more than 81 to 85 games. But Jose Reyes and his future with the team appeared to be on the right track with his play on the […]

Vote: Oliver Perez in Pinstripes?

Monday, March 21st, 2011

The Yankees are clearly looking for pitching depth. Yesterday, I was told of reports from Arizona the Yanks had two scouts to watch Dave Bush pitch. Today there are reports they are looking into Oliver Perez who was released by the Mets this morning. Despite the fact their system is loaded with young arms it […]

Los Mets Are Gone- Can the Fans Move Forward?

Monday, March 21st, 2011

The Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez story line is finally over. On Saturday night I tuned into WFAN’s Steve Somers in the car and heard a caller refer to releasing Perez and Castillo as the end of the “Los Mets era.” Obviously, this was a statement that was leaning towards the type of behavior ridiculously […]

NYBD on WGBB at 10 pm

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Check out the second hour of radio live from the studios of 1240 AM WGBB Shaun Clancy, owner of Foley Pub and Restaurant will talk about the 2011 inductees into the Irish American Hall of Fame. Steve Popper, Mets beat writer for the Bergen Record, discusses the latest from Port St. Lucie. We will talk […]

Tim Byrdak is Pedro Feliciano

Friday, March 18th, 2011

One of the more infuriating pieces (or lack thereof) reporting this spring has been the Mets competition for a left handed specialist. It actually shouldn’t be a competition (I don’t believe it really is), as Tim Byrdak should be given the same respect and consideration that Pedro Feliciano did throughout his tenure. All spring you […]

Is 3P Sports the Key to Fixing Oliver Perez?

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Rick Peterson joined Ed Randall over a week ago on WFAN. It was a highly informative 24 minute interview which you can listen to over here. I wanted to transcribe this quote regarding Oliver Perez because I thought it was interesting insight into his struggles. When Oliver Perez came over from Pittsburgh, you know, he […]

Perez Should Volunteer for Minor League Assignment

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

If Oliver Perez were smart he would stick around the Mets organization the remainder of the season. Regardless of whether he pitches here, or in the Atlantic League, Perez will earn $12 million dollars in 2011. The early returns are mixed even for the most positive Perez supporters. Knowing that Johan Santana is out till […]

Grapefruit Roundup Tonight at 8pm

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

We finally have some spring baseball games to talk about. I will kick off the show talking about the Yankees. Joining me will be Steve S of the Yankee Analysts as we discuss Dellin Betances electric outing, the Francisco Liriano rumors, Joba Chamberlain‘s impressive outing, and some early questions surrounding the team. In Port St. […]

Castillo & Perez Heading in Opposite Directions

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

They always say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Although Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo have been with the Mets a combined eight years, a new general manager and field manager gave them one last opportunity for a first impression. Although I figured both to be dumped before the end […]

Would the Cards Want Oliver Perez?

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Last night, we talked about how the potential Adam Wainwright injury would impact the Yankees ability to acquire a starter. The Cardinals still have a solid team without Wainwright, but may be in the market for another starting pitcher. This may sound crazy, but would a strong spring give them reason to roll the dice […]

Mets Rotation: Question Marks and the Gee Factor

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

In Tampa the talk will be about how the Yankees have no depth at starting pitching, but if they really want to see starting pitching question marks they should take the trip to Port St. Lucie. As of today, there is only one healthy starting pitcher that has a resume of recent success. That would […]

Enough of the Winter of Discontent

Monday, February 14th, 2011

I realize, in what has been a legitimate Winter of Discontent for both Yankees and Mets fans, my writing has been, for the most part, absent from NYBD presentations. The reason is my recent pursuit, that of Director of Media Relations for the Trenton Steel, a new Indoor Football team which will begin play in […]

Revisting Oliver Perez for Scott Kazmir

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Back on May 7th, 2009 I wrote the following here at NYBD: Ever since the Saturday meltdown in Philadelphia fans and media alike have been speculating how to fix Oliver Perez. Here is a wild thought: how about trade him? How you ask? Why not call the Tampa Bay Rays and try to reacquire Scott […]

Trio’s Non Visit a Real Indictment

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Perhaps the non-mandatory visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center shouldn’t be a big story considering it was an optional team event. However, the fact that Carlos Beltran, along with Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez, skipped the event really puts these individuals in perspective. This isn’t a political commentary. Whether you agree with the current […]