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Archive for July, 2008

Take the 7 Train on the Trade Deadline

Jessica Bader at Take the 7 Train posted a good primer to the trade deadline. It includes an explanation of how waiver trades work after the deadline and what the Mets and other NL East teams are looking for at the deadline.

Hometown Heroes

The bullpen implosion in the first game of the series on Tuesday not withstanding this has been a great series for the Mets. They took two out of three games from the Phillies (though they should have swept). Carlos Delgado continues his hot hitting and Jose Reyes delivered some timely power (in game 2). On […]

Mets Today on John Maine

Great post on Mets Today yesterday on John Maine entitled “I Can Fix Maine in 10 Minutes“. Love the reference.

Mahorn Knocks Down Leslie

I never thought I’d blog about a WNBA game but…. In last night’s game between the Detroit Shock and Los Angeles Sparks a brawl broke out with just seconds to go in the game. During the fracas Detroit assistant coach Rick Mahorn knocked LA forward Lisa Leslie to the floor. I wasn’t watching the game […]

Mets Miss Wagner In Loss

I said yesterday that the Mets need Billy Wagner healthy. Last night was why. Manager Jerry Manuel was informed before the game that Wagner needed the night off to give his shoulder some rest and allow the spasms he’s ben diagnosed with to subside. Due to a very good start by Johan Santana in which […]

Big Series Starts Tonight

A big series with the Phillies starts tonight and all eyes will be on Billy Wagner. The current Met and former Phillies closer had an MRI today after feeling some discomfort on Sunday. He’s been diagnosed with a muscle spasm and is considered day to day. Wagner is a big part of the Mets bullpen […]

Ready for the Second Half

The Mets had a tumultuous first half of the season that included a managerial change but ended it with a surge as they won their last 9 games to pull within a half game of the first place Phillies. The team obviously cannot continue to play at the level they have in the last 9 […]

Wright In All Star Game

David Wright didn’t win this week vote for the final spot on the National League All Star Team but he’s going to Yankee Stadium anyway courtesy of Alfonso Soriano‘s injury. Soriano is on the DL for the second time this season and will not be able to play so NL manager Clint Hurdle named Wright […]

Alou Out For Season

It turns out that the hamstring cramp that caused Moises Alou to leave a rehab game the other day is actually a tear. Doctors are recommending surgery and Alou is expected to miss the rest pf the season. There is some buzz that this could lead to retirement for him. The loss of Alou for […]

The Other Reyes Is In Today’s Lineup

Argenis Reyes is in the lineup today at second base. It’ll be his first start for the Mets. He’s played very well the last couple of days going 3 for 4 with 2 runs and an RBI coming off the bench. He had a heads up play advancing to second on an errant throw last […]