Archive for September, 2009

Mets Game 159: Loss to Nationals

Nationals 7 Mets 4 The season cannot end soon enough. The Mets had a two-zip lead early, the Nats fought back with a run, the Met answered with an insurance run, the Nats got another run, and the Mets answered yet again with an insurance run. So in the bottom of the ninth, Francisco Rodriguez […]

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Evaluating the Mets Pitching Staff

In David Lennon’s article on the “housecleaning” of the Mets, the poor performance of the pitching staff — and Dan Warthen’s responsiblity for it — was explained away by the injuries (funny, seems that EVERYTHING that’s gone wrong for the Mets this year is being blamed on the injuries). Manager Jerry Manuel “I just think […]

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Mets Soft? Look Again to the Jets

At Newsday today, David Lennon reported that more heads will be rolling in the Mets organization, and noted that “Mets decision-makers have been meeting regularly for the past six weeks in an effort to sort out what went wrong this season.” To which Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog responded, “here, let me take a crack at […]

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Mets Game 158: Loss to Nationals

Nationals 4 Mets 3 With their 91st loss, the Mets may have sunk to a position lower than their opponent. The Nationals may be twelve games worse overall, but right now, the teams are all too similar — and the Nats may be slightly better. Mike Pelfrey pitched a strong seven innings, allowing only three […]

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Setting Up the Excuse File

The 2009 season hasn’t yet ended, but already Mets manager Jerry Manuel is setting up excuses for the 2010 season. In our latest installment of “Manuel Being Manuel”, we have this gem from The Star-Ledger, in response to whether he was feeling the pressure of possibly being fired: “I know how this particular situation works,” […]

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Mets Can Learn from the Jets

During the NFL offseason, the Jets made the somewhat surprising move of hiring Rex Ryan as their head coach. The hiring was met with mixed opinions from the pundits, and there were much eye rolling going on when Ryan addressed the media on several occasions with big talk about the Jets — and that he […]

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Mets Continue to Clean House

Somehow this news got buried at the bottom of Adam Rubin’s postgame report on Sunday night, as if it were inconsequential: Binghamton B-Mets manager Mako Oliveras and Gulf Coast League manager Julio Franco have been fired. Oliveras and Franco join Minor League Special Assistant Ramon Pena and “Field Coordinator” Luis Aguayo on the unemployment line […]

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David Wright was NOT Disciplined

Despite at least one newspaper article to the contrary, David Wright was NOT BENCHED for disciplinary reasons on Sunday afternoon. I’ll state it again, so that it is perfectly clear: the fact that David Wright stopped running about 15-20 feet before reaching home plate on Jeff Francoeur’s two-out single on Saturday had absolutely nothing to […]

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David Wright is Unorthodox?

At first I thought this was the reason Wright played on the high holy day of Yom Kippur. Then I realized I had read the quote too quickly, and also realized Wright isn’t Jewish (though he and many Mets had plenty to atone for). Jerry Manuel had this to say about David Wright’s problems at […]

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Chris Carter DFA’d

According to MLBTradeRumors (hat tip to NY Baseball Digest), the Red Sox have DFA’d Chris Carter — presumably the other “player to be named later” in the Billy Wagner trade. I’m not sure what exactly this means, mainly because I don’t own (nor can I find online) an official guide to MLB rules regarding waivers, […]

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Mets Game 157: Loss to Nationals

Nationals 2 Mets 1 The Mets lose their 90th game of the season, to a team who has already hurdled triple digits in losses. In addition, rookie stringbean Ross Detwiler earned his first MLB win — in his lucky 13th start. The 6’5″, 180-lb. Detwiler scattered seven hits in six innings and disappeared at one […]

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The first shoe dropped when Tony Bernazard was relieved of his services. Most recently, Latin American scouting chief Ramon Pena met the same fate. Additionally, Omar Minaya’s former mentor and current right-hand man Sandy Johnson announced he’d be retiring at the end of the season. Further, the future of the Mets’ coaching staff is “under […]

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Mets Game 156: Win Over Marlins

Mets 4 Marlins 0 Payback’s a beach … It wasn’t quite as dramatic as the Marlins’ extinguishing of the Mets’ playoff chances at the end of the 2007 and 2008 seasons, but this game more or less put the kibosh on Florida’s shot at the Wild Card. Patrick Misch used magic, voodoo, smoke, and mirrors […]

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Mets Game 155: Loss to Marlins

Marlins 9 Mets 6 A ninth-inning rally closed the gap, but the game really wasn’t that close. John Maine was OK through the first four frames, then the wheels came off in the fifth. By the time he exited, his line was: 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 3 K. We’ll just […]

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Mets Claim Jack Egbert

In a surprise move to bolster their pitching staff, the Mets have claimed Jack Egbert off waivers from the Chicago White Sox and added him to their 40-man roster. I say “surprise” because it’s rare to see a roster move this late in the season. To make room for Egbert, the Mets moved Fernando Martinez […]

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