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Archive for August, 2007

Sweep Proves Me Right

I wrote the other day criticizing Kevin Kernan‘s column in last Sunday’s New York Post in which he proclaimed the race in the NL East over. After the Mets got swept in a four game series in Philadelphia yesterday I now have the sad privilege of gloating. A 6 game lead has turned into a […]

The Race Is Not Over

New York Post columnist Kevin Kernan wrote a column for yesterday’s edition entitled “It’s Not Over Yet, But NL East Race is Over”. Kernan’s contention isn’t so much that the Mets have a big enough lead. after all, it’s still August and 6 game leads are still erasable. Instead he thinks that the Phillies and […]

Radomski Names Names

Former Met clubhouse assistant Kirk Radomski, who pleaded guilty to charges of distributing steroids and laundering money, has reportedly named names to Major League Baseball’s chief steroid investigator, former Senator George Mitchell. Part of Radomski’s plea deal calls for him to testify for a grand jury if needed and to cooperate with MLB’s investigation. This […]

Mets Get Conine

With Damion Easley possibly done for the year and Carlos Delgado‘s status unknown the Mets traded two single A players to the Reds for Jeff Conine. The veteran Conine plays both corner outfield positions and first base. He has also played a little third base. Conine is a good addition. At 41 he’s close to […]

Mets Wounded Update

Ramon Castro was placed on the DL over the weekend for his arthritic back. With Paul Lo Duca already on the shelf the Mets now ‘boast’ a catching tandem of Mike DiFelice and Sandy Alomar Jr. Endy Chavez played in his fourth rehab game in St. Lucie last night. He said he is ready to […]

Injury Updates

With Paul Lo Duca already on the disabled list the Mets have been playing it safe with Ramon Castro. Castro is suffereing from arthritis in his back and while he has not be placed on the DL the team has been starting Mike DiFelice the last few games. Adding injury to injury Carlos Delgado left […]

Moises Alou Hitting In Top Form

What has gotten into Moises Alou? He has a 7 game hit streak going through last night’s game and has hit in 12 of last 15. In the last 3 games he has 7 hits, 3 home runs and 9 RBIs. Last night he even stole a base. Since coming off of the disabled list […]

R.I.P. Phil Rizzuto

It was reported yesterday that former Yankee shortstop and long time Yankee announcer Phil Rizzuto died Monday night. Many people in my age group fondly remember the banter between Rizzuto and Bill White and later with Tom Seaver in the Yankee booth. Billy Crystal opened one of his comedy albums, recorded in New York City, […]

Martinez Improvement

In his second rehab start Pedro Martinez threw 47 of his 60 pitches for strikes while allowing 3 runs on 3 hits over 4 innings. A marked improvement on the numbers he put up in his first rehab start last week. More importantly he got his speed up to around 88 mph. Martinez felt good […]

Pedro to Start in St. Lucie Tonight

I neglected to mention Pedro Martinez in yesterday’s post. I figured I’d wait until today since he will be making is second rehab start this afternoon. Pedro had previously thrown a simulated game when his first scheduled rehab start was rained out and finally pitched in his first game last week. He got rocked but […]