Aug 6: Friday Mets Links

MetsGazette – Congratulations to Omar Minaya and Jeff Wilpon, as they will be able to destroy the Mets for another season in 2011. Get your tickets now!

MetsBlog – Jon Heyman says the Mets will be crossing their fingers and hoping the season turns out ok. Good luck with THAT.

The Mets Police – The start time of Lunch Box Day on August 15th has been moved to 8pm because the game will be broadcast on ESPN. Will a Mets lunchbox make me less likely to lose my lunch when I watch the Mets? I hope so…

And here is Kerel Cooper from OnTheBlack, giving his thoughts on trading David Wright and Jose Reyes:


  1. wohjr August 6, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    Those aren’t really “thoughts” on trading DWright and Reyes. More just dismissing the idea out of hand. Why is it so preposterous?

    ps- You could MAYBE get a bag of balls for Beltran at this point– you people saying to trade him are delusional

    • Kerel Cooper August 6, 2010 at 4:44 pm
      wohjr –
      Wright: left you a reply to Wright on my blog.

      Beltran: IF he plays well the remainder of the season, I don’t see why the Mets wouldn’t get takers for him. Granted he’s got a full no trade clause and is due $18.5M next year, but there may be a team out there willing to bite the bullet for one season if they feel he can be a difference maker. Obviously if he plays badly and is still limping around out there, that’s a different story.

  2. wohjr August 6, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Thanks for the responses man, I’ll get back on the Dwright thing at your place.

    RE Beltran, the guy is approaching ollie territory in my book. I’m really not sure he can help this team anymore… but at the same time– full no trade and 18.5 mil due for a visibly slower Carlos just isn’t going to bring back much at this point. The way this team is headed I just have a hard time seeing anyone finishing on fire. The virus has infected everyone on the team to my eyes, this is looking like september ’09 all over again. Given that the wilpons have pretty clearly signaled their financial constraints, I can’t see any opposing GM being willing to give up much of anything unless the Mets send Carlos & $$$$$ in return for prospects. Wilpon’s won’t do it (they can’t bring themselves to cut Ollie, even! SUNK COST PEOPLE) so I think we’re stuck with this cold fish through next year.

    If anyone has the capability, I’d love to see pre and post head-on-head collision numbers for Beltran

  3. Jrz August 6, 2010 at 9:45 pm
    Joe, I am a regular at Bronx Brass Tacks. I just started paying attention to your link and twitter feed at BBT recently and am sorry because for about the last week I have really enjoyed your site.

    I was wondering, as a catcher, if you had an opinion on the sloppy play on a pop up in the Yankee/sox game tonight? It was a bit of an in between’er. Vazquez came in, Cervelli went out, and for some reason Tex was no where to be seen.

    Thanks and again, I have really enjoyed your site.

    • Joe Janish August 6, 2010 at 11:37 pm
      Thanks for visiting!

      I didn’t see the play that you refer to, since I only watch baseball games. What are they calling the sport that the DH league is playing?

      Ha ha … just kidding. Seriously, though, I didn’t see the play but I’ll keep an eye out for it. Generally speaking, even though the catcher is the infield leader and almost always is the “take charge” guy, a popup that travels in front of home plate should generally be the 1B’s ball — mainly because infielders are more familiar with popups and don’t have to turn around to field them. Anytime a player has to do a 180 turn to catch a ball, complexities are introduced, so you want someone already facing the “right” way to go after the ball.

      If I see the play I’ll comment further. Thanks again!

  4. Jrz August 6, 2010 at 11:47 pm
    HAHA! The reason I didnt pay much attention to your site was because the link wasnt provided at

    Thanks for the response, it is much appreciated.

    Like I said, it was kinda in between and I am not sure why Tex was not even in the picture. I would say that Cervelli had to take about 10 steps from behind the plate and had no time to turn. I pitched and caught as well but nothing beyond high school. I am of the opinion that if the catcher has to take more than a few steps into fair territory before having to turn, he is going too far. It was a sketchy play and like I said, I have no idea where Tex was since there was 1 out and a runner on 2nd.

    Thanks again for responding and I hope you get a chance to see the play because I would really like to hear your take on it.