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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. […]

Mets Report Card

July 13, 2010 by


The All-Star break is upon us and it’s natural to look forward. The Mets at 48-40, four games back of the Atlanta Braves in the NL and one game behind in the wild card race. Below is a list of Mets players with a grade given to each hitter and pitcher on how they have […]

Bridge to K-Rod shaky

June 24, 2010 by


New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez has been confused lately. While he knows he gets paid to close games, on many days he doesn’t know if he will have to pitch more than one inning, which impacts his rhythm and the bullpen as a whole. “It is tough because in preparation, you don’t know if […]

Mets need shot in the arm

June 1, 2010 by


Are the Mets a contender? As of Tuesday they are exactly .500 and only three-and-one-half games back in the National League East. I’ll say this, they are definitely not out of contention. The Mets have another month to see where they stand as we head towards the trading deadline. There is no reason for me […]

Make Igarashi the 8th inning reliever

April 15, 2010 by


Wednesday night’s game against the Rockies was filled with disappointment, ranging from another poor outing from a starter to the team’s dismal showing with Runners in Scoring Position (1-12) to an 0-for-5 for Jose Reyes to using Fernando Nieve for the sixth time in eight games. But one good thing that did come out was […]

Mets shop for pearls in the Orient

February 17, 2010 by


Since the influx of Asian born players to the Major Leagues in the mid 1990’s the New York Mets have had their fair share, 12 in all, from Japan and Korea. Unfortunately the Mets have yet to find a pearl from the Orient. But the team continues to look for players overseas. This past Winter the […]