Archive for August, 2009
With the rosters expanding to 40 tomorrow, the Mets have announced the promotion of catcher Josh Thole from AA Binghamton. According to MetsBlog, Thole will wear uniform #30. Nick Evans is expected to get a callup as well, though it has yet to be announced. The Buffalo Bisons are not exactly brimming with talent, and [...]
A sickening feeling came over me after again looking at this December, 2008 trade: Mets trade Aaron Heilman, Joe Smith, Endy Chavez, Jason Vargas, Mike Carp, Ezequiel Carrera, and Maikel Cleto in return for J.J. Putz, Jeremy Reed, and Sean Green. Here’s part one of the analysis:
The Mets’ season has been officially meaningless for several weeks now, making the last quarter of the season something of a mass tryout. Heading into September, we’re hoping to see a few more fresh, young faces, and assuming we’ll garner information that will help shape the 2010 Mets roster. Or will we? A major consideration [...]
Mets 4 Cubs 1 The Mets continue to impress by salvaging at least one win per series. If they can continue to win at least one out of every three, they are almost guaranteed to stay ahead of the cellar-dwelling Nationals. Keep fighting, men! Though the season is over for most of the Mets fan [...]
Cubs 11 Mets 4 The Bobby Parnell Experiment took another step backward. Parnell allowed 8 runs on 9 hits and 2 walks in 4 2/3 innings, capped by a grand-slam homerun. The offense scored four early runs against Ryan Dempster, then kind of fizzled. Not much more to describe about this game, from the Mets’ [...]
Cubs 5 Mets 2 Waiting to lose … that’s what it looks like these Mets are doing lately. Pat Misch was hit hard by the Cubs batters, but most were outs or foul balls, and others were knocked down by the crosswind. As a result, he managed to hang around for 7 innings, allowing only [...]
Yesterday I thought we’d reached a low point when the DFA of a career minor leaguer caused excitement in the Mets blogosphere. Today, I’m seeing we fans sink even lower in this steep abyss of failure and mediocrity we’re calling the 2009 season — because now, we’re mad at the Yankees for preventing the Mets [...]
MetsmerizedOnline hears from scouts around the league that Francisco Rodriguez could be the latest Met hiding an injury. The same article also displays some frighteningly awful numbers from K-Rod since the All-Star break. Also on MMO, Joe D wonders if the Mets were duped in the Billy Wagner deal — and predicts dark days ahead. [...]
Mets 10 Marlins 3 Wow … where did that come from? Just when you thought the dilapidated Mets couldn’t buy a win, the offense erupts for ten runs and Tim Redding holds the Fish to three runs in six and two-third innings of admirable work.
You know your team’s organization is in big trouble when the DFA of a 27-year-old career minor leaguer sparks a flurry of posts throughout the blogosphere. In case you hadn’t heard, the Colorado Rockies have DFA’d Matt Murton to make room on the roster for
Dave Singer at New York Sports Dog points out that, like their favorite team, Mets bloggers have also been struggling with injuries all season — with several on the DL. However, reports of my pinky’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Will Sommer of MetsFansForever has two interviews from his trip to Binghamton — one with [...]
After having his knee examined, Oliver Perez has been shut down and scheduled for season-ending surgery because of patella tendon tendinosis. No word on whether he will have his head examined. Johan Santana will have elbow surgery. J.J. Putz has been shut down for the season, due to new fraying in his elbow near the [...]
Marlins 5 Mets 3 Late summer depression has set in: the days getting shorter, Mets games growing longer. Somehow, this 2-hour and 40-minute contest felt more like 4-5 hours of Chinese water torture … don’t ask me why. Mike Pelfrey squandered an early 2-0 lead, eventually allowing 5 runs on 11 hits and 5 walks [...]
Yup … Ollie is done for the season. He’ll be undergoing season-ending surgery on his knee. Suddenly the release of Livan Hernandez isn’t looking so smart. Can Nelson Figueroa start twice in a five-day period?
If the Mets had access to stem cell technology, they’d likely have a team of scientists working feverishly in the lab on a Daniel Murphy clone. After all, the businesslike young man has been a fan favorite, is home-grown, and — most importantly — has remained healthy all season. But of course, there is no [...]