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End of season report card for the Mets

October 8, 2010 by


For a season that opened up with hope, and which was carried to the All-Star break, the Mets once again flamed out and disappointed their fans and had their second consecutive losing season (79-83). Change is now on the horizon as GM Omar Minaya and manager Jerry Manuel were given their pink slips on Monday. […]

Will Mets Overrate Youngsters?

September 12, 2010 by


“Here is another way to look at this: The Yanks felt similarly after the 1995 season about a young corner infielder with power (Russ Davis) and a talented lefty starter (Sterling Hitchcock) as the Mets feel now about the powerful Ike Davis and lefty Niese. The Yanks turned their duo into dynasty cornerstones Tino Martinez […]

The Mets’ 2005 Draft and FA signings

September 1, 2010 by


The 2005 draft has been very kind to the New York Mets. Five players selected that year have reached the major leagues; the seventh most of all National League clubs, but few of those clubs can match the impact of the Mets draftees: Mike Pelfrey (1st round), Jon Niese (2nd round), Bobby Parnell (9th round) […]

Manuel on innings limit for Niese

August 26, 2010 by


We touch on that kind of stuff all the time, but we haven’t really sat down and put anything in ink,” Manuel said. “I think a lot depends on if we see a diminished product, if we see fatigue. Then I think we’ll probably visit it with some sincerity. Jerry Manuel summing up his views […]

Cutter helps Niese to nice rookie year

August 23, 2010 by


No matter how you look at things, the development of Jonathon Niese has been one of the top storylines for the Mets in 2010. But coming into this season mainstream scouting reports were behind the times on Niese. Baseball America had this report on his arsenal: Niese’s signature pitch is a 12-to-6 curveball, though he […]

Mets pitchers and Quality Starts

August 18, 2010 by


The Mets’ offensive troubles have become the story of the season and have overshadowed some terrific pitching performances. How many times have pitchers ended up with no-decisions in games where they pitched brilliantly? Here is a chart of all Mets starters, their Quality Starts and decisions in those games. Name Quality Starts QS Record Johan […]

From bad to worse

August 7, 2010 by


The New York Mets have reached the point in the season where things become awkward; they are now waiting to die. After Friday’s 7-5 loss to the Phillies, Mets manager Jerry Manuel awkwardly said it was a “tough loss,” the dying equivalent of “I’m sorry.” Condolences accepted. The news is no shock though. The Mets […]