In what could be a set up for the future the Mets have named Wally Backman as manager of AAA Buffalo. Many people scoffed at the fact that Backman wasn’t named to Terry Collins’ staff on the major league level last month but being at AAA is probably good for his chances at a major [...]
In 1989 Pete Rose, the all time leader in hits and a sure thing first ballot Hall of Famer, was was banned from baseball (including induction to the Hall) for gambling. Six years earlier Charlie Samuels became the Mets clubhouse manager. Twenty one years after the Rose ban Samuels was suspended from his position with [...]
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 [...]
Jose Reyes will undergo an unusual treatment for his torn hamstring called Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP). The process involves blood being taken from him and spun in a centrifuge to pull out the platelets. The platelets are then injected at the site of the injury. The procedure is said to help regenerate tendons and [...]
Ben Shpigel of the New York Times has an excellent summary of the National League playoff tie breakers. Shpigel breaks down the four scenarios and tells us what happens when any of them comes to pass. Considering the weather reports I’m assuming he’s using the days Monday and Tuesday loosely.
Jack Curry has an article in today’s New York Times discussing Johan Santana‘s changeup and how much it looks like a fastball. Here are some quotes: Your Ad Here Rick Peterson: “When you talk to hitters and hitting coaches, the No. 1 factor for being a productive hitter in the major leagues is pitch recognition. [...]
An article in today’s New York Times reports that George Mitchell has denied his investigative team leaked the Paul Byrd story on Sunday. On the morning of the Cleveland Indians ALCS game 7 loss to the Boston Red Sox The San Francisco Chronicle reported on Byrd’s HGH usage. There was speculation that Mitchell, a member [...]
My hatred of west coast night games has been discussed before so I won’t get into it now besides to say I hate them. Now that I got that out of the way… The Mets helped prove that Barry Bonds is not the only person on the Giants who can win games.
David Picker writes about the Mets player’s being reliastic in the context of mathematical elimination in today’s New York Times.
Although I quoted from the New York Times in yesterday’s game comments in reference to people blaming Gerald Williams for losing the no-hotter for Pedro Martinez it seems like the New York Post has decided to get in on the action. In this morning’s paper the Post features a picture of Williams saving Dwight Gooden’s [...]