Archive for July, 2009

Mets Game 102: Loss to Diamondbacks

Rockies 3 Mets 2 At the start it was a skirmish between soft-tossers, but in the end, a battle of the bullpens. Livan Hernandez and Doug Davis matched each other slow curve for slow curve through six innings and each exited the game with the score tied and no chance for a decision. The soft-tossers […]

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Deadline Deals

The clock has struck four and the apple in Citi Field may as well be a pumpkin. No trades for the Mets, but a flurry were made by others. Since the 2 PM update, the following occurred. Red Sox get Victor Martinez The Bosox were expected to do “something”, and they did, moving Adam LaRoche […]

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Trades Update – Victor Martinez About to Move?

As of 2 PM this afternoon, the Mets have not announced a trade. But there are still two hours to go before the deadline. Meantime, the Twins have acquired Orlando Cabrera, the Tigers have traded for Jarrod Washburn, the Dodgers found someone to take Claudio Vargas off their hands, and the Red Sox may be […]

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Does Omar Need to Make a Deal?

The Mets’ recent winning streak (all of four games) was enough to get the natives restless and insist that Omar Minaya make good on his promise that the Mets are “buyers” rather than sellers. As the clock ticks down, one must wonder if indeed the Mets will “buy” before the deadline — and if they […]

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Mets Game 101: Loss to Rockies

Rockies 4 0Mets 2 You can’t win ‘em all. Poised for a sweep, instead the Mets finally fell to the Rockies, fulfilling their manager’s prophecy that there is no such thing as momentum in baseball. Although he allowed 4 runs on 8 hits and 4 walks in 6 1/3 innings, Jonathan Niese had nothing to […]

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Mets Game 100: Win Over Rockies

Mets 7 Rockies 0 Break up the Mets! The steamrolling juggernaut known as the New York Mets flattened the Rockies for their fifth consecutive victory. The Mets’ offense singled Jason Hammel to death in the second inning, giving ace Johan Santana an early five-nothing lead. They tacked on another two, but Santana needed only one, […]

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Mets Lead MLB

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Mets now lead MLB in press conferences since the All-Star Break. Elias also announced that today’s conference held by Minaya broke the all-time record for most apologies in a 48-hour period. Well done, men!

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If the Mets Buy

When the team was more than 8 games behind in the Wild Card standings, Nepopolitans GM Omar Minionaya insisted that the team would be “buyers” rather than “sellers” at the deadline. This, of course, came as a surprise, since they were window shoppers last year at this time — a time when they were atop […]

Shea What?, Trades

Trade To Be Announced?

According to Bart Hubbach’s Twitter feed, the Mets have sent down Elmer Dessens and promoted catcher Robinson Cancel. Furthermore, Omar Minaya has a press conference scheduled for 11 AM. Does this mean Brian Schneider has been dealt for a LOOGY? Stay tuned. ** UPDATE ** As suggested by commenter “Ellie” (Hendricks?), the Mets promoted Cancel […]

Rumors, Trades

A Whirlwind of Deals

While the Mets remained status quo over the past 48 hours, a number of trades were made among postseason-contending teams. Let’s break them down. Phillies obtain Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco for prospects Jason Knapp, Carlos Carrasco, Jason Donald and Lou Marson Wow. The Phillies get a Cy Young winner and a very capable (and […]

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Did Jeff Wilpon Play Pro Ball?

You may already know that I’m a former college baseball player and coach, and therefore geeky enough to have an appreciation for listening to an interview with Moby Benedict. For those unaware, Benedict was one of the most successful college coaches of all-time, leading the University of Michigan from 1963-1979. In those 17 years, no […]

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Castillo In the Two Hole

Bespoketh Jerry Manuel during last night’s postgame, in regard to Luis Castillo: “The thing about Luis, we have found a way to fit his game in to what we’re doing and we’ve kind of worked around him as well. He’s been very good, a lot of energy, a lot of enthusiasm, he’s playing tremendous baseball… […]

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Mets Game 99: Win Over Rockies

Mets 4 Rockies 0 Mike Pelfrey allowed 7 baserunners in his first four frames, but was saved by two double play balls and four strikeouts. He continued to battle, working out of jams, and kept the Rockies scoreless through six and a third. Meanwhile, the Mets scratched out three runs — one each in the […]

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Mets Sign Adam Pettyjohn

According to a press release posted by the Buffalo Bisons, the Mets have signed lefthanded pitcher Adam Pettyjohn and assigned him to Buffalo. Don’t get too excited, folks. The 32-year-old Pettyjohn, once a “can’t-miss” prospect, has been a career minor leaguer going back to 1998. Pitching for the Louisville Bats last year, he set a […]

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Deep Throat Speaks Again

In a remarkable turn of events that may change the course of American history, it has been discovered that journalists Robert Woodward and Carl Bernstein spilled the beans on Watergate as part of a devious plan to become President of the United States and/or gain Presidential Cabinet positions. According to recently found notes from an […]

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