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Santana Done?

The day we all feared has finally come. The Mets announced yesterday that Johan Santana has a recurrence of the same injury that kept him out for the whole 2011 season and likely has thrown his last pitch as a Met, possibly of his career. I actually did not have very high expectations for Santana […]



Spring Is Where Questions Start Getting Answered

This is an incredible time of year for baseball. No matter how many questions a team may have as the offseason ends there is great anticipation. How will the Mets cover for the lost offense and leadoff characteristics of Jose Reyes? Will Johan Santana be able to return to his old form? Is there a […]



Almost Spring

The agony (if you’re a Jets fan) and ecstasy (if you’re a Giants fan) of the football season is now behind us. With the Giants Superbowl victory on Sunday and parade yesterday the NFL news cycle is now complete. We can now start thinking about baseball. I’m not one to analyze rosters through the offseason […]



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 […]



Sandy Alderson Presents The Omar Minaya Mets

It’s beginning to feel a little like the Omar Minaya Mets again with the stories and denials about Johan Santana‘s stalled rehab. There was a report this weekend that attributed an unspecified person in the Mets organization saying the Mets may shut Santana down. Then Santana himself denied it. This coming less than a week […]



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 […]



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, […]



Mets Getting Ready To Play Likes It’s 2009

Mets camp is winding down and opening day just a few days away but I find myself without the optimism I usually have this time of year. Most years there something to get excited about. A fresh start, some hot new rookie, etc. But this year it seems as if the season will begin where […]



And So It Begins

After David Waldstein reported in the Bats blog for the New York Times yesterday that Kelvim Escobar “felt some discomfort in his right shoulder” Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports’ HardballTalk is reporting that “Escobar isn’t even able to grip a baseball right now” and may be seriously injured. Are you kidding me? Here’s a guy […]



My Thoughts On Bay Signing

Upon hearing the news that the Mets signed Jason Bay yesterday a friend of mine, who coincidentally is a Phillie fan, asked me via Facebook what my thoughts of Bay as a Met are. My response was as follows: I think the fourth year wasn’t necessary. He’s a good player and definitely adds some pop […]