Archive for May, 2012

Down on the Farm: Wheeler, den Dekker, Flores impress

Here are four questions/statements that you might be asking yourself two months into the minor league season. Is there a true ace in the Mets system? One of the biggest weaknesses within the Mets organization is the lack of a bonafide #1 starting pitcher. Many fans believe that Matt Harvey is going to be that […]

Mets Minors

Mets Game 51: Loss to Phillies

Phillies 10 Mets 6 This game was much closer and low-scoring than the final score would suggest. Mets fans might lament that this was one that got away. In contrast, Phillies fans might believe that their old “fightin’ Phils” are merely back to their comebacking ways. It’s all about perspective, right?

Mets 2012 Games

Blog Roundup: Catching Up

Due to long holiday weekends, productive work days, and life in general occupying my time, I haven’t had a chance to post a blog roundup (or as it is also affectionately known: “link dump”) in a while.  So, I have some catching up to do.  Here are some recent and not-so-recent-but-cool links for you this […]

Around the Blogs

Mets Game 50: Win Over Phillies

Mets 6 Phillies 3 It was Jeremy Hefner Day at Citi Field, and Hefner responded with a strong six-inning outing and a solo homer to entertain the crowd.

Mets 2012 Games

Which Outfielder Will Be the Odd Man Out?

Within the next 2-3 weeks, the Mets should be getting 3 key injured players back.  SS Ruben Tejada, C Josh Thole, and OF Jason Bay are all beginning to play rehab games this week.  So which players on the current major league roster will they replace? In the case of Thole, the answer is simple […]

Opinion and Analysis

Symptom Treated – But Now What’s the Cure?

Unsurprisingly, Manny Acosta has been designated for assignment, which means he can’t pour gasoline on fires in Flushing for at least a week. There is a possibility, however, that he brings his Fahrenheit 451-style fireman skills to Buffalo. But let’s not think about that for now. Yes, we’ve been screaming for Acosta’s removal since late […]

Pitching Staff

Phillies Lose Roy Halladay

As if the Phillies’ injury issues couldn’t get worse, they’ve now lost starter Roy Halladay for an undetermined time due to a shoulder problem. Suddenly, Roy Oswalt looks like a viable option for the Phillies. For those who have been following MetsToday, the Halladay injury is not exactly a surprise. From May 8th: I can’t […]

News Notes Rumors, Opinion and Analysis

Mets Game 49: Loss to Phillies

Phillies 8 Mets 4 Congratulations to those who have Ty Wigginton on their fantasy baseball teams.

Mets 2012 Games

Thank You, Jerry Coleman

Beyond being a day off of work, Memorial Day honors the men and women who died in battle to preserve the freedom of the United States. One man who escaped death despite fighting for our country in both World War II and the Korean War was former Yankee infielder and current San Diego Padres broadcaster […]

Off Topic

Jon Niese Prefers Daytime TV

With yet another afternoon ballgame, it’s interesting to mention that today’s Mets starter Jonathon Niese has been incredibly effective during daylight. I have to admit that this came to my attention thanks to MetsToday reader “Dave” (thanks Dave!). Through five afternoon starts, this is Niese’s line: 33 IP | 0.94 WHIP | 27 K | […]

Opinion and Analysis

Mets Game 48: Win Over Padres

Mets 2 Padres 0 It wasn’t a four-game sweep, but it was the next-best thing.

Mets 2012 Games

Mets Game 47: Win Over Padres

Mets 9 Padres 0 On a lazy Saturday afternoon, it looked as though the San Diego Padres couldn’t get the ballgame over fast enough.

Mets 2012 Games

Mets Game 46: Win Over Padres

Mets 6 Padres 1 That’s more like it.

Mets 2012 Games

Mets Game 45: Loss to Padres

Padres 11 Mets 5 This was supposed to be the beginning of an easy, breezy weekend at home. The Mets were hosting one of MLB’s worst offensive ballclubs — and one that was further decimated by injuries to the few legitimate MLBers on their roster. To boot, the starting pitcher facing them had been released […]

Mets 2012 Games

The Soft Spot of the Schedule – Calm Before the Storm?

Looking at the Mets schedule, something occurred to me: they’re smack in the middle of one of the softest sections of their season. Three games against the Pirates followed by four games with the lowly Padres — a seven-game span of less than mediocre opponents. What makes it all the more intriguing is that this […]

Opinion and Analysis