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Archive for May, 2009

KRod Celebrates A Save

Watch as Francisco Rodriguez celebrates today’s save. Note the bow he exchanges with pitching coach Dan Warthen at the 25 second mark.

Goodbye Castro

The Mets pulled a minor trade on Friday night to accommodate Brian Schneider‘s return from the DL. They traded Ramon Castro to the Chicago White Sox for RHP Lance Broadway. The move means the catching tandem for the time being is Schneider and rookie Omir Santos. In a recent MostlyMets poll 50% of respondents voted […]

Rizzo Pulls a Manuel

Washington Nationals acting general manager Mike Rizzo did his best Jerry Manuel impression when he was asked why he designated starting pitcher Daniel Cabrera for assignment yesterday. Rizzo said: “You have to put your best 25 players on the roster that are giving you a chance to win. I look beyond the contract and look […]

Reyes, Church DLed; FMart Promoted

Jose Reyes was finally put on the disabled list yesterday, five days after I said he should be. It’s the right move but I still wonder why general manager Omar Minaya waited and kept manager Jerry Manuel shorthanded for those five extra days. Especially in light of Ryan Church‘s hamstring strain which kept him out […]

Book Review: For the Love of the Mets

An interesting opportunity arose recently that allowed me to merge my two favorite interests: my kids and the Mets. With the costs of taking the kids to a game being way too prohibitive in recent years and the hardships of trying to keep them interested through more than two or three batters when watching on […]

Book Review: Faith and Fear in Flushing

When I started this blog over 5 years ago (has it already been that long?) there were relatively few Mets related blogs around. The following year (2005) saw more blogs added to the roster and then things really took off to the point where as of this writing there are 56 active Mets related blogs […]

Reyes Not Going On DL But Should

After an MRI on his right leg today in New York the Mets announced that Jose Reyes has tendinitis behind his right calf. He’s listed as day-to-day and will not be put on the disabled list (DL). Given the Mets recent history handling injuries I have to wonder whether it would be a better idea […]

Condolences to Schoeneweis

Life transcends baseball. And so does death. My heart goes out to Scott Schoeneweis and his family on the sudden passing of his wife. She was found in the master bedroom of the Schoeneweis house by their 14 year old daughter. The only thing sadder than a parent burying a child is a child discovering […]

DeRosa Available?

Jon Heyman of is reporting that the Cleveland Indians may be ready to trade versatile infielder Mark DeRosa. In light of the injury to Carlos Delgado this may be a good possibility for general manager Omar Minaya to investigate. Other possibilities that Minaya is reportedly interested in, such as Nick Johnson and Aubrey Huff, […]

Delgado Out 10 Weeks; Mets Out For Season?

Carlos Delgado‘s surgery went well and he’s expected to return to action in about 10 weeks. That would be the end of July. Will the Mets still be in the race by then? Probably not with their current solution in place at first base. The tag team of Fernando Tatis and Jeremy Reed would be […]