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Mets Should Take Chance Sandoval

According to reports the Boston Red Sox have DFAed Pablo Sandoval. Sandoval has been lousy since going to the Red Sox in 2015 but he may be worth taking a chance on in this situation. Who knows how long it will be until David Wright is ready to play? And could Sandoval do any worse […]

Utley Play Hard But Clean

As a Mets fan I hate what happened to Ruben Tejada on Saturday night. Tejada was taken out on a hard slide by Chase Utley. Utley was trying to break up a double play but slid into Tejada’s plant leg and not only took him out of the play but took him out of the […]

Can’t Criticize Murph

Daniel Murphy missed the first 2 games of the season to witness the birth of his first child and spend a couple of days on paternity leave. Yesterday he took a beating from Boomer Esiason, Craig Carton and Mike Francesa for doing it. All of them basically saying “you’re a professional so go do you […]

Opening Day Springs Eternal

Opening day is nearly upon us. In fact tomorrow at this time the Mets season will have already begun. This excites me. Not because I’m a Mets fan but because I’m a baseball fan. Opening day is always exciting to me because everything starts anew and anything can happen. It doesn’t matter what your team […]

On Bobby V. and the Red Sox

So it appears that Bobby Valentine is the front runner for the Boston Red Sox managerial job. Good for him and for them. I wish them all the best. Though I don’t mean the above facetiously (I’ve been known to have a dark sense of humor sometimes but I’m not mean) I’ll be happy to […]

Time To Say Goodbye To Ollie?

Oliver Perez started today and had a decent outing… after giving up 3 runs without an out to start the game. There’s talk that this could be his last start as a Met. The rumor is that he’ll be asked to take a spot in the bullpen as a “situational” lefty. But when asked by […]

Spring Thought

Spring training is here and I’m at work. Big projects are keeping me from blogging as much as I’d like but I hope to be able to blog more soon. As with most years I’m excited about spring training this year. Usually I’m excited because I love the game of baseball. And while that’s true […]

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 […]

Perez Ready To Help? I Think Not

I was reading David Waldstein‘s post in the Bats blog about the return of Oliver Perez to active duty for the Mets. I had some trouble getting past the first paragraph. It had nothing to do with the writing but everything to do with what was said. The paragraph ended as follows: He threw in […]

Mets Not Necessarily Done

Some local reporters are looking at this weekend’s subway series and calling it the Mets last chance to get things going this season. If they can’t play well and get a couple of wins this weekend the Mets season is over. I have trouble buying that notion. Do things look bleak right now? Yes. Do […]