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Archive for May, 2007

It’s OK to Hate Bonds, Just Hate Him for the Right Reasons

In this morning’s New York Post Mike Vaccaro discusses the hypocrisy about to be experienced at Shea when fans cheer for Guillermo Mota, returning from a 50 game steroids suspension, and boo for Barry Bonds, who has never failed a steroids test. This is a point that I’ve talked about a lot. As much as […]

Yankees (& Fans) Are Down

With the attention that Mike Francesa gives the Yankees and how he seemingly dreads saying anything positive about the Mets they should change the name of his Sunday night show on channel 4 from Mike’d Up to Yank’ed Up. (Giving credit where it’s due Mike’d Up is a clever name for a sports show.) Did […]

Alou DLed, Vargas Recalled

As expected the Mets put Moises Alou on the DL with a pulled left quad and recalled Jason Vargas to start tonight’s game. This isn’t exactly a surprise as it had been speculated since Alou hurt himself on Saturday. But some had thought that rookie outfielder Carlos Gomez, batting .444 (4 for 9) with 2 […]

Urdaneta: First Down, Now Out

This week has gone from bad to worse for Lino Urdaneta. On Monday the Mets optioned the right handed reliever to Triple A New Orleans. Today rumor has it that Urdaneta will be suspended for 50 games for a steroids violation. with penalties like this out there and the known long term affects steroids has […]

Pelfrey Out, Gómez In

The Mets finally demoted Mike Pelfrey yesterday. The move was made to make room on the roster for highly touted rookie outfield prospect Carlos Gomez who was brought in as outfield insurance after Moises Alou pulled a quad on Saturday. Though no decision was immediately made it looks like Alou is headed to the DL […]

Post: To Hell and Backman

Today’s New York Post has a two page spread by Brian Costello on the trials of former Mets second baseman Wallly Backman. You may remember that Backman was fired after just 4 days as the manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the off season a couple of years ago. He’s trying to work his way […]

Clemens and the Yankees

The Yankees certainly have a flair for the dramatic. Roger Clemens announced yesterday from the owners box at Yankee Stadium that he will be returning to pitch for the Yankees. You can’t get much more dramatic than that when it comes to a signing. And when the player is as big as Clemens then why […]

Pelfrey In Trouble?

It’s a little early to speculate but it’s possible that Mike Pelfrey‘s spot in the rotation could be lost to Jorge Sosa once Orlando Hernandez comes back from the disabled list. After a positive outing against Florida last week Pelfrey turned in another poor performance yesterday against Arizona. The Diamondbacks only managed 3 hits against […]

Easley Plays Long Ball

The Mets offense got a boost from an unlikely source yesterday when Damion Easley hit a 3 run homer off of Arizona closer Jose Valverde to cap a Mets rally in the ninth and give New York a 9-4 victory over the Diamondbacks in the opener of a four game weekend series. David Wright also […]