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 […]


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Don’t Expect Too Much From Wheeler

In today’s New York Post columnist Steve Serby discusses Zack Wheeler‘s first start, scheduled for the second game of today’s day-nigh doubleheader with the Atlanta Braves, with Mets great Tom Seaver. In it Seaver warns Mets fans not to judge Wheeler too quickly. Seaver said the following (directed more toward Wheeler than to fans: “It’s […]



Should Ike Davis Go To AAA?

There’s a lot of talk lately about Ike Davis possibly being sent to the minors due to his current slump. Honestly I would have no problem with this if not for one issue. Davis proved something to me last season when he managed to hit 32 home runs. But he struck out 141 times too. […]



Heed The Past With Dickey

The 2011 season brought the Mets a pleasant surprise in the emergence of R.A. Dickey. The knuckleballer defied the odds by winning 20 games and collecting Cy Young award honors. As pleasant as that is it also brings the Mets a dilemma: to sign or not to sign. Dickey had been an above average pitcher […]



Rooting Against Bay?

For various reasons I don’t get to watch very many Mets games. And most of the games I do watch I watch alone. To help make the experience less lonely I often watch with my laptop open and monitor my Twitter feed during the game. The interaction with other fans helps make it feel as […]



Hit Braun = Hit Wright?

People are talking a lot about Terry Collins taking David Wright out of last night’s game as well as Wright’s reaction. Honestly I’ve been waiting to see Wright behave that way for years. For those who don’t know what happened: After a solo home run by Rickie Weeks in the seventh inning Mets reliever D.J. […]



Booing Reyes Was Wrong

I don’t get it. I must be missing something. As I was growing up I was always taught to say thank you. So why was such a big deal made of the Mets video tribute to Jose Reyes before last night’s game, his first game back at CitiField since signing with the Florida Marlins? Why […]



Minaya’s Deal With The Devil

Ever since Omar Minaya left the organization I’ve wanted to believe the Mets bad injury history would be over. And just when I’m starting to believe that it is the team is hit with an injury bug. Pedro Beato, Scott Hairston, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Lucas Duda and Reese Havens all have been recovering from injuries this […]



Missing Playoffs Is Not A Big Deal In 2011

Every publication (print and electronic) that covers the Mets has a mention of the fact that the team was mathematically eliminated from the playoffs yesterday. I’m trying to figure out why this is so noteworthy. Coming into the season the goal of this year was to rebuild. Shed some big contracts, develop some younger talent […]



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 […]