Carlos Beltran is in town and brought Adam Wainwright to face off with Johan tonight. Beltran is leading the NL with 15 Hrs....It would take the combined totals from Duda, Hairston, and either Ike Davis or David Wright to top that. No animosity here, you gave us some terrific years and at the end got us Zach Wheeler. Just hit a cold spell for a few days. If you're at the game, give him a royal welcome. Then boo. We are 5 over .500 and still in the competition for a playoff spot. Fifty one years ago our fledgling ancestors were 19 games under on the date. College playoff begin today on ESPNU. If you don't get it call Directv, but PM me first. I'll get a bonus and so will you.
Just gotta say how refreshing it feels to have a gritty team that never gives up....a big change from the overrated prima donnas we have dealt with the past 6+ years. It's almost hard not to root for a team like this...
yeah gotta agree insane. The team is back to being its trademark self... a tough, focused, gritty, fight until the last out type team, the same type of Mets team I loved to watch in the 80's and 90's. For the past half decade I felt tormented watching Minaya and the rest of the poor leadership management of old taking this team in the wrong direction, having this team in the wrong mindset. A moron GM crippling the budget, handing out longterm deals and big bucks to his "special" buddies, overpaying has beens and injury prone players. But we finally have a GM with brains and morale now... and its paying off. Our new management has the players thinking the right way. Recognizing the priority, the importance of playing hard to win.
The Mets aren't too far off from something big. I do still think we are a few pieces shy of what we need to get all the way there, but am feeling pretty confident that the pieces we need will be put into place within the next year or 2. Mets are definitely heading in the right direction. Postseason is near!
Next year the Mets will at least grab a wild card. They may even take a WC this year or at least make it very interesting until the final weeks of the season.
By the way insane, I dig the new avatar. Unfortunately brings back memories of an aweful trade and makes me think what the Knicks could have been instead of the incohesive mess they are now. But as of this week Howard just added the Knicks to his "preferred teams" list so there may be hope... if Dolan makes a trade happen.
Yeah, this was a nightmare weekend, right from the get-go. As soon as they didn't score more with the bases loaded in the 2nd it had all the earmarks of yet another bad day. I hate losing to the Yankees and left to walk around town and go out to eat after that 2nd inning because I couldn't stand watching the rest of the game.
Niese gave the team yet another great starting effort, but you have to score more in these games. I'm not shocked to see yet another couple of errors was the undoing of this team yet again. Everyone was fine with just about whoever playing in the infield, and now the lack of real fielding experience is killing this team. So once again it's the small stuff. Starting pitching is good, they're still getting clutch hits for the most part and even the OF defense has been fine. Up the middle defense and the bullpen has cost this team tons of games this year.
No krufan or TEB11 today, didn't really expect them to be out. A couple of good wins and the night crawlers slither back under a rock. Two years ago I formed a group to get away from the negative aspects. Even if I had that option today, I'm not going anywhere. You want to be a jerk, I'll let you know about and so will others.
Rumor going around that Manny Ramirez may be coming to the Mets. Mets would only owe him 500K and he would replace Bay in left. I don't know how true this rumor is, but I'm not against Manny playing in NY for the rest of the season. Again, ANYONE is better than Yogi's warrior Jason Bay.
Phillies have lost 11 of their last 14 games and dropped to 5 games below .500, still in last place. Now while I will admit that I currently am enjoying this, I still think the Phillies will pick it up after they get Utley and Howard back, and ultimately take one of the wild cards this year.
I have a tendency to agree with you concerning the phils. They will pick it up once they get their pieces back especially Howard.Utley if healthy can be productive but he has stepped down quite a bit in recent years.
In terms of the Mets it will be interesting to see what the GM does the rest of the way. The mets have been competitive so far so will he go and get some pieces to help the team?
As for Manny I dont want him. He does not exactly have the reputation of a team player. He tends to bring conflicts to a team. Moreover this team is playing above the sum of its parts. This team plays like a "team". Under these conditions I would not bring in Mannie. We would trade out the all effort attitude of Bay to the I dont care attitude of Mannie.
PS I would not call Bay a warrior unfortunately he is all effort. I would have expected him to be a bit more tentative, especially after the injury.
The thing about it ATW is that I dont think I hear anyone saying he is not trying. This is not a rerun of Oliver Perez.
I dont know what the answer is but I get the sense that Bay would try whatever he had to to have got his career back on track. The problem is that the further away he gets from his Boston glory days the less the chance of getting back there in terms of production.
He would not be the first that would have needed a change of scenery. The question now is how much is he willing to sacrifice to get his career back on track.