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How Mets Could Learn From David Robertson

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Tyler Kepner had a great story about RHP David Robertson. I have said this season that Robertson is perhaps the most underrated reliever in baseball with his 13 strikeouts per nine innings ratio. On Friday he pulled a “Houdini” escaping a bases loaded/none out jam. However the part of the article that stood out was […]

Don’t Get Too Excited About the Pitching

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

I know, I know. There’s very little to get excited about, Mets fans. As such, the temptation is to look for the promise of things to come in the recent outings of Pat Misch and Tim Redding. Resist the temptation. Tim Redding, through the narrow prism of the second half, 2009, looks like a pretty […]

Autograph Wall, Allergic to Leather, Sounds of 69, Massacre

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

- I know we are on the verge of the football season, but did the Yankees and Red Sox need to celebrate with 31 runs and a 20-11 score? - When asked what I thought of this weekend’s series I said the Sox probably would come back and take 2 of 3 at home. I […]

Sheff Stirs, Can’t Win Them All, More Spin, Rickey

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

- The honeymoon finally ended yesterday between Gary Sheffield and the Mets. I am surprised it took so long for it to happen. Not sure the motivation for putting Sheffield on the DL and keeping Tim Redding around. Just a week ago the guy was sitting around waiting for his release. Wonder if Sheff will […]

Good Joba, Old Timers, John Henry Trash Talk, Hurts to Laugh

Monday, July 20th, 2009

- Didn’t seem if the fans were as into Old Timer’s Day as normal. Could it be because it was on a Sunday? I know some of the pomp and circumstance is nauseating, but the Yankees do a great job. Especially how they honored the deceased members of theirs, and the baseball, community. - Just […]

Hells Angels, Short Memory, Talk Show Hosts Ultimate Vacation

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

- NYBD radio listener Mick from VA summed up the Yanks problems with Anaheim with this statement: “that Mets starting P worries me in the NYM v. NYY match up—if you put them in Angels unis they’d be a slam dunk”. In case you missed the show, we will be playing the NYBD all time […]

Baby Steps, Going to the Well, Drinking Game, Early Exit

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

- In the movie “What about Bob” they talked about using “baby steps” to get over Bob’s fears. Oliver Perez took the baseball version of baby steps last night as his command was still missing. What saved him was that he had sharp slider, absent during many of his struggles earlier this year, and made […]

Leadership Personified, Ichiro, Contradictions, and the Wave

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

- I often discuss my thoughts on leadership and get criticized by our stat loving readers. I believe leadership comes in different forms and, for a team to win, they must have variations of it throughout the clubhouse. In the past, the Mets had very little off the field leadership to complement their dubious clubhouse […]

Mo’s 500th, an RBI, and Powerless

Monday, June 29th, 2009

- Congrats to Mariano Rivera for his 500th save and first ever RBI. I hope Yankees fans don’t take for granted the greatness of Rivera. There aren’t many more ninth innings in his arm and each remaining should be cherished. - The hardest part for a Mets fan should not be getting swept by the […]

NYBD MILB Roundup - Father’s Day Edition

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

- Tobi Stoner, who I watched shut down the Trenton Thunder last Saturday, made his AAA debut on Friday night. He got the win giving up three runs in six innings against Charlotte. - It always amazes me, with all the bad pitching in MLB, that someone like Nelson Figueroa can’t get a chance to […]

Homecoming, Jinx, Baby Steps, Bases Loaded

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

- Great story by NY product John Lannan last night. The drama of the ninth inning was why you have to enjoy baseball. Yankees trying to win another, the Stadium ready to explode, and Lannan squirming in the dugout. If you watched the game you also learned that he became a Yankees fan in 1995. […]

Livan Hernandez, Mo’s Revenge, Rivalry Week

Monday, June 8th, 2009

- How old could Livan Hernandez be? Baseball Reference has him at 21 years old his rookie year. Knowing that the bookkeeping is less than stellar outside the US, should we add five years? Is it fair to say that Livan is picking up where El Duque left off? It would have been cool to […]

Intimate Gathering on a Rainy Night

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

No Yankees game last night so today’s morning digest focuses on Mets- Nats. - I bet any money that someone in the audience has attended a wedding with more guests than the intimate crowd that gathered in DC last night. When Keith made the joke “the British are coming” I bet the Nats were hoping […]

Tom Glavine Released

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

It appears that the career of former Mets pitcher Tom Glavine may be over. Ken Rosenthal is reporting at Fox Sports that the Braves released the 300 game winner because his velocity is down. I know what the fans would say but, with rotation depth an issue, do the Mets take a flier on Glavine? […]

If Reyes Out Long Term Kiss 09′ Goodbye

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Just when you thought it was safe to read a Mets injury report news came out today that Jose Reyes was being sent back to New York for more tests. You have to think this injury is more than just tendinitis. It doesn’t look promising, despite what Jerry Manuel stated on WFAN, that Reyes will […]