Archive for May, 2009

Mets Game 49: Win Over Marlins

Mets 3 Marlins 2 In what’s getting to be a habit at Citi Field, the two starters locked horns and set down batters in a 1970s-like pitcher’s duel. John Maine allowed only three hits over six shutout innings, striking out five, outdueling Marlins starter Chris Volstad, who was nearly as impressive though his first six […]

Mets 2009 Games

Mets Game 48: Loss to Marlins

Marlins 7 Mets 3 This one was over before it started. Jerry Manuel threw up the white flag during the pre-game lineup exchange at home plate, handing over a card left over from a split-squad Grapefruit League game. Carlos Beltran in the third spot was the only recognizable part of the lineup. Similar to his […]

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Opportunity for Mets – Yankees Tickets

According to MetsBlog, you can go to Mets.com now through June 4th to register for an opportunity to purchase tickets for the “subway series” between the Mets and Yankees at the end of this month. To be clear, this registration places you into a random drawing for an opportunity to buy tickets. It’s the same […]

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Ramon Castro Traded to White Sox

As had been rumored, catcher Ramon Castro has been traded to the Chicago White Sox in return for RHP Lance Broadway. The deal cements Omir Santos’ place on the 25-man roster as the current backup to the returning Brian Schneider. Manager Jerry Manuel, however, said that although Schneider would get the bulk of the playing […]

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Mets Game 47: Win Over Marlins

Mets 2 Marlins 1 Omir Santos has officially tied the hands of Mets management. Santos has been Joe Hardy-like in his first two months as a Met, getting one after another clutch RBI and walk-off hits. In this game, he drove in both runs, creating a situation where Mets management cannot Chip Ambres him back […]

Mets 2009 Games

Castro To Be Traded?

With Brian Schneider on the mend, and possibly re-joining the Mets this weekend, Adam Rubin reports that the Mets are seeking to trade Ramon Castro, keeping Omir Santos as the backup. Great. Except, what team is looking for an overpaid, overweight, underachieving backstop who can’t stay healthy? And what in the world are the Mets […]

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Mets Acquire Emil Brown

The Mets have traded a player to be named later to the Padres in exchange for veteran outfielder Emil Brown. This may not be huge news now, but it could become important later in the season, if either a Mets outfielder suffers an injury or is traded (read: Ryan Church). The 34-year-old Brown will be […]

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Mets – Marlins Quick Preview

The Mets host the fish this weekend for a three-game set, but just as important, the Phillies are facing the Nationals. In cavernous Citi Field, most of the fly balls of Adam Dunn, Austin Kearns, and other sluggers in the Washington lineup were simply long outs, thereby castrating Connie Macta’s main offensive weapons (did you […]

Series Previews

Fernandog Revisited

Maybe I’m a weirdo, but wins don’t necessarily make me feel wonderful about a ballclub. For me, the process is just as, if not more, important as the result. Do not read on unless you have a good 5-10 minutes of time to waste — this is a long one.

Baseball Basics

The Murphy Homer / Non-homer

It doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things, because even without Danny Murphy’s homerun, the Mets still eek out a win by one run. But, there’s one thing bothering me about the fly ball he hit to the right field corner in the sixth inning of last night’s ballgame. While everyone else is focusing […]

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Nick Johnson and Other Rumors

A week ago, rumors were swirling around Nick Johnson and his possible move to either Boston or New York. Today, Ken Davidoff writes that Johnson, Austin Kearns, and Josh Willingham are the top pieces of trade bait for Washington. And according to Gordon Edes of Yahoo, the Nationals are scouting Jonathan Niese, Mike Antonini, and […]

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Mets Game 46: Win Over Nationals

Mets 7 Nationals 4 As expected, the Mets clobbered the Nationals to finish off a three-game sweep and replace the Phillies in the top perch of the NL East. Johan Santana was terrible (for Santana … for mere mortals, he was only good), but luckily was facing a AAA team that was bound to falter […]

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Told You So … and Didn’t

We’re a bit past one-quarter of the way through the season, so it’s time to review some of my wild and crazy Mets predictions of April 6th, 2009. I’ve selected particular predictions that seem relevant at the moment, but you can see them all here. Johan Santana will win 21 games, and take the Cy […]

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Mets Game 45: Win Over Nationals

Mets 6 Nationals 1 After watching two games with the Nationals, it’s clear the Mets have no fear of falling into the NL East cellar — even if all eight of their regulars go on the 60-day disabled list. Because for the second time in as many games, it wasn’t even close. Livan Hernandez rode […]

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Reyes and Church Out, F-Mart and Some Other Guy In

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Whoever it was in the Mets front office who was sober enough to realize the insanity of holding five players hostage from the disabled list, we thank you for releasing Jose Reyes and Ryan Church to convalescence. And we thank you for affording Jerry Manuel at least 23, maybe […]

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