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Alderson Not Looking for Puppet Manager

There’s been a lot of talk about Sandy Alderson’s strategy of picking a manager who is going to follow through on the front office’s plans. Most people have been critical of this position because they feel it means the manager won’t have a head on his shoulders and will have limited power. They feel the […]



Stupid Is As KRod Does

Earlier this season Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Ryan Madson committed one of the stupidest acts a professional athlete can commit. After blowing a save in the 10th inning of a game against the San Francisco Giants Madson threw a temper tantrum during which he kicked a chair. Proving that the chair is mightier than the […]



Mets Need To Add To Player Leadership

During last night’s game between the Mets and Phillies ESPN’s Jon Miller and Joe Morgan made the point (more than once) that the Mets team needs to man up. (That’s my interpretation. They didn’t say it exactly that way.) This is not a new concept. I’ve seen countless blog posts and Twitter messages saying the […]



Poor Armando Galarraga

Poor Armando Galarraga. He pitched a game that was among the best ever the other day. But it wasn’t quite perfect. That was determined when umpire Jim Joyce blew a call at first base that would have been the 27th out. A lot has been said about Joyce’s blown call the other day. People are […]



Thoughts on Murphy in the Minors

An interesting move occurred yesterday when Daniel Murphy was activated from the DL but optioned to AAA Buffalo. This opens up a few thoughts. First, it’s obvious that Ike Davis has made his mark. In his 32 games he’s batted .290 with 4 home runs and 12 RBIs. That translates to 20 HRs and 61 […]



Reason For Optimism, Thinking Of Doom

Winning 2 games out of 3 against the Yankees could be a big deal for the Mets. A series win against the world champions is certainly a shot in the arm going into a series against the runner up and NL East division rival Philadelphia Phillies. If nothing else it has bought Jerry Manuel at […]



I Would Gladly Tase You Monday

For the second game in a row a fan ran onto the field at Citizen Bank Park in Philadelphia. But unlike Monday night the fan who ran onto the field Tuesday night was not tased. For those who missed the news yesterday, a 17 year old fan ran out onto the field during the Phillies […]



Ike Davis To Save The Day?

Following Saturday’s 20-inning odyssey the Mets DFAed Mike Jacobs in order to open a roster spot for an additional pitcher, Tobi Stoner, on the roster. My first reaction to this move was to realize how much the game has changed. The Mets used 8 pitchers in relief on Saturday. Only 3 of them were pitching […]



Don’t Pull Maine From Rotation Just Yet

After John Maine‘s bad outing the other night there was talk of Maine being pulled from the Mets starting rotation. Manager Jerry Manuel actually had to sleep on the decision before coming out yesterday to say that Maine would remain in the rotation. I’m trying to figure out what the big deal is about. Yes, […]



Delgado Visit a Non-Story

Everybody is reporting about Carlos Delgado visiting the Mets clubhouse yesterday. I’m still trying to figure out how people are making such a big deal out of it. Yes, the Mets need a first baseman. The current solution at first base (Mike Jacobs, Fernando Tatis and, when he gets healthy, Daniel Murphy) is not acceptable. […]