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Archive for June, 2006

Beltran Named NL Player of the Week

Carlos Beltran‘s .483 AVG. (14-for-29) with 12 RBI, 13 runs and five stolen bases earned him NL player of the week honors for the week of June 5-11. The Mets were 6-1 in that span.

Grimsley Suspended

If there was any doubt about Jason Grimsley‘s future in the major leagues it was wiped out today. Grimsley has been suspended from baseball for 50 games. The suspension will take affect upon Grimsley being added to a team’s 40-man roster. Grimsley’s numbers were not very good this year even with the HGH he was […]

A Lasting Impression?

Barry M. Bloom writes about Lastings Milledge and what may happen to him once Cliff Floyd and Xavier Nady are both back in the lineup.

R.I.P. Moe Drabowsky

Those of us who delighted in Roger McDowell’s antics as a young pitcher for the Mets owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Moe Drabowsky. Drabowsky was a prankster pitcher from 1956-1972. Among other well known pranks Drabowsky once gave a hotfoot (McDowell’s favorite trick) to then commissioner of baseball Bowie Kuhn. Drabowsky died this […]

So Long, Kaz

On Friday I mentioned a report by Ken Rosenthal at about the possibility that the Mets would trade Kazuo Matsui to the Colorado Rockies for Eli Marrero. On Staurday morning I opened up the newspaper to see that Ken’s report was spot on.

Matsui a Goner?

I read this morning that when Xavier Nady comes off the DL (he’s eligible next Tuesday) the Mets may release Kazuo Matsui unless they can trade him first. The move makes sense as the team has Jose Valentin starting at second base right now with Chris Woodward ready to back him up and Anderson Hernandez […]

El Duque Lives!

I was talking to a friend a few couple of ago about the Mets acquisition of Orlando Hernandez. My friend was not happy with the trade. He thpought the Mets could do better. He insisted that El Duque was washed up and not worth it. My response was a threefold argument which was as follows:

Kurkjian on Switch Hitting

Tim Kurkjian has an article on about switch hitters. Former Met Carlos Baerga and current Met Jose Valentin are quoted.

A Grim-sley Affair

The government has a new informant on drug use in baseball and his name is Jason Grimsley. In the wake of an interview with the FBI in which he named names the Arizona reliever asked for (and was granted) his release from the Diamondbacks. Most commentators are up in arms over this and Congress will […]

Soler Registers First Win

Congratulations to Alay Soler on his first major league win last night as the Mets beat the Dodgers 4-1. In 7 innings pitched last night Soler surrendered six hits while striking out seven and walking one. Good work.