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Archive for May, 2011

My Response on Beltran and Wright

Last night I was called to task when, on Twitter, I said that Carlos Beltran was not as good as his hype and endorsed the opinion that David Wright is not a superstar. The challenge came in the following form: Let’s take these issues one at a time. When the Mets signed Beltran he was […]

Wilpon Has Lost His Marbles

There was a time when I really liked Fred Wilpon. And in the last few years, as his popularity as Mets owner has waned, I still comforted myself with the fact that he was smart and had a passion for baseball and managing a baseball team despite what seemed like a dwindling sense of reality. […]

Player Shuffle In Wake Of Wright Injury

News came yesterday afternoon that David Wright has a stress fracture in his aching back. He’ll be out at least 10 days but will likely not need surgery. Almost immediately after hearing the news I thought the Mets would move Daniel Murphy to third base and call up Nick Evans to play first base. Turns […]

Ike to DL, Muprhy To 1B

After further examination Ike Davis has been placed on the DL with an ankle sprain and bone bruise. Fernando Martinez was recalled from AAA Buffalo to take Davis’s roster spot. Daniel Murphy will move over to first base and leave second base to Justin Turner and Willie Harris. Though Murphy has experience at first base […]

Davis To Have MRI

The Mets have sent Ike Davis back to New York for an MRI on his ailing leg. Davis injured the leg last night in when he collided with David Wright while both were attempting to make a play on a popup in front of the mound. This is both bad news and good news. The […]

Francoeur: Poor David Wright

Jeff Francoeur‘s been quoted in several news outlets as saying that he feels bad for right handed hitters in general and David Wright specifically who have to play at CitiField. The main target of his derision, not surprisingly, is the deep right center field wall and tall wall along left field. “I’m not saying to […]

The Story Thus Far

We’re 31 games into the season and I’ve barely posted at all so far. So let’s take a moment to catch up. The Mets are 16-20 and in last place in the NL East. There are 5 players on the disabled list including staff ace Johan Santana. (Santana’s place on the DL was expected.) One […]