Archive for June, 2008
Mets manager Jerry Manuel and outfielder Carlos Beltran were both fined for their roles in an altercation with umpire Brian Runge the other night. The amounts of the fines were undisclosed. The incident began as Beltran questioned a called strike. During the conversation Runge started to clean home plate in what was a not so [...]
The Mets designated Claudio Vargas for assignment after last night disgraceful 11-0 loss to the lowly Seattle Mariners. Carlos Muniz was recalled to take his spot on the roster. I don’t think this move had much to do with his disappointing performance in last night’s game as Vargas had been pitching pretty well before that. [...]
In a post on Mike’s Mets yesterday Dave Mills dissects the Willie Randolph firing. Dave comes to the same conclusion as me. It was the right move handled in the wrong way. Read the post to see all the parties Dave blames.
Before yesterday’s game Jerry Manuel made a comment likening Mets fans to fertilizer. I was going to write a nice post about this but then saw this one by Matthew Cerrone on Metsblog. It says exactly the same thing that I was going to say. So check it out.
Over the weekend it was announced that second baseman Jose Valentin will be taking the rest of the year off. Valentin had been rehabbing from various injuries at AAA New Orleans. After an injury riddled season last year the Mets re-signed Valentin to a one year deal in the hopes that he would retire as [...]
John Harper had a good column about embattled Mets assistant general manager Tony Bernazard in yesterday’s New York Daily News. Harper also writes about Jerry Manuel changing things for the better. At Mets.com Anthony DiComo writes about Manuel’s move to define rules for his bullpen. At NY Sports Day Joe McDonald compares the Willie Randolph/Jerry [...]
Videos courtesy of MLB.com: Marty Noble on Manuel’s first day Seth Everett on Willie Randolph’s dismissal
Here are some videos from last night’s game courtesy of MLB.com: Carlos Delgado‘s home run in the fourth inning David Wright‘s single ties the game in the 9th Damion Easley‘s homer wins it in the 10th
One night after being removed in the first inning as a precaution to protect one of the most valuable players on the team Jose Reyes proved that value. Reyes led off the game with a single, stole second, advanced to third when Angels catcher Jeff Mathis‘s throw to second went into centerfield and scored when [...]
Everybody in here obviously loves and respects Willie. With that being said, we have to move on for the sake of making the playoffs. And Jerry is extremely capable of doing that. He’s got the respect of this clubhouse. – Mets third baseman David Wright on Jerry Manuel taking over as Mets manager from the [...]