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Archive for July, 2007

Tonight’s Pregame Notes

Here’s the starting lineup for the Mets that will (hopefully) support Tom Glavine in his quest for his 300th win: SS Jose Reyes 2B Luis Castillo 3B David Wright 1B Carlos Delgado LF Moises Alou RF Shawn Green CF Lastings Milledge C Ramon Castro Note the absence of Carlos Beltran. Beltran was put on the […]

Mets Get Castillo!

The Mets have been searching to improve their lineup by adding a more natural second place hitter as well as addressing their needs at second base. Yesterday they accomplished both. After negotiations for other second basemen (Mark Loretta, Mark Grudzielanek, Tadahito Iguchi, etc.) the Mets had a chance to acquire the Twins Luis Castillo. They […]

Trade Deadline Looming

Carlos Beltran is hurting and may be put on the disabled list due to a strained oblique he hurt during batting practice last week. Paul Lo Duca is bothered by a strained hamstring. The team recalled Mike DiFelice from AAA New Orleans as a third catcher in case they need one . (Sandy Alomar Jr. […]

R.I.P. Bill Robinson

I was saddened to hear the news that Bill Robinson died over the weekend. Robinson was Davey Johnson’s hitting coach in 1986. He was also the hitting coach on the world champion Florida Marlins squad in 2003 and played outfield for the 1979 world champion Pittsburgh Pirates. He spent the last couple of years as […]

As The Bonds Turns

Barry Bonds is at it again. The latest episode of “Bonds Behaving Badly” revolves around interviews Bob Costas aired with Curt Schilling and the creator of “The Clear”, chemist Patrick Arnold, for “Costas Now”. In the interviews Arnold says that BALCO founder Victor Conte told him that Bonds was using “The Clear”. Schilling says in […]

What’s on Second?

There’s been a lot of rumors lately about who the Mets may trade for as the non waiver trade deadline approaches. The most speculation is around second base where Jose Valentin is on the DL with a fractured right tibia. I’d argue that the Mets are better off without Valentin. Ruben Gotay has been playing […]

Maine Can Hit Too

You knew things were going the Mets way last night when John Maine came to bat in the fourth inning with the Mets already leading 4-2. Maine just tried to make contact with the ball but ended up hitting a two run homer to left field. The blast had Mets broadcasters Gary Cohen and Keith […]

This Is Your Home Run King… Almost

I saw this in today’s New York Post. I was trying to come up with my own caption for this one but it says it all without any further comment. Cartoon By Michael Ramirez © Copyright 2007 Investor's Business Daily. All Rights Reserved.

Heed My Warning

After winning 3 out of the first four coming back from the All Star break the Mets have now dropped 2 out of the last 3 heading into a weekend series against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Teams like the Padres and Dodgers are teams that the Mets need to play better against. While you […]

El Duque Deals and Steals

The Mets bounced back from a 5-1 loss in San Diego on Monday night to beat the Padres 7-0 last night. Orlando Hernandez pitched 7 innings of 2 hit ball. Pedro Feliciano and Guillermo Mota finished up the combined 3 hitter. El Duque also stole a base becoming the first pitcher since 1967 to steal […]