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Flores is my buddy [04 Aug 2015|08:40am]

Gotta feel for this kid

What would that be like if he were up to bat, game 7 Division series against Mad Max and he cranks one to win it and send the Metsies on, wow!!
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Disturbance [05 Sep 2014|07:23pm]

Sorry about that. cuongem has now been removed from the community, so that rubbish hopefully won't clog up your ever sparser friends page any more.

So, those Mets eh? Lots of pitching! And with a bit of luck, in 2015 lots of hitting too! Or a bit more, anyway.
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[27 Jan 2011|01:45pm]

[ mood | amused ]

In wake of storm, Bobby Valentine serves as traffic cop

With traffic snarled on I-95 and local roads still slippery because of Wednesday night's snow storm, Bobby Valentine took matters into his own hands.
The former Mets manager, who now doubles as Stamford's Director of Public Safety and an ESPN baseball analyst, took to the streets Thursday morning and served as a traffic cop near an I-95 on-ramp.
Valentine, a Stamford native who was named to the public safety post earlier this month by Mayor Michael Pavia, directed traffic near the on-ramp at exit 8.
Traffic getting on and off the highway was particularly hectic throughout the morning in Stamford and Darien. Northbound lanes were shut down completely near exit 12 from 4:30 a.m. until about 9:30 a.m., resulting in a traffic nightmare that extended for several miles.

I sort of wish he was out there with his sunglasses and fake moustache on.

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[14 Jun 2010|12:14pm]

David Wright supports Team USA

Source: Deadspin
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2 Outs Are A Bad Thing... [13 Apr 2010|09:08pm]

[ mood | annoyed ]

2 Outs For This Team = Epic Fail.

We can't anyone out with 2 outs and we can't score with 2 outs.

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Spring Training [23 Jan 2010|11:22am]

Has anyone else been having trouble getting tickets. I've been trying for 90 minutes.

ETA: Just tried again online and got through.
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[29 Dec 2009|04:16pm]


are you happy about this? i know we need a decent pitcher or two pitchers.

your thoughts?

and happy new year to you all.
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Mets get Jason Bay [29 Dec 2009|04:02pm]

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Bay Or Holliday? [29 Oct 2009|11:16am]

So whadda you guys think?
Which of these guys is gonna be the kinda player we need to get to the next level?

I'll be honest which choo, I'm a little mixed emotions on this here decision.
I am thinking that Jason Bay, he's the kinda guy you want on your team because he's that kind of player that you want that takes things to the next level in terms of him hitting for power and also being a team kind a guy. 

But that said, I'm thinking Matt Holliday was a really premiere type of guy in colorado with the Rockies there and okay maybe he tanked in Oakland but he's still a guy that is a go to guy when you need a bat even if he did drop that ball in the lights against the dodgers which really could happen to anybody when you lose a ball in the lights.
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Separating the Mets fans from the Mets phonies. [28 Oct 2009|03:49pm]

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Comparing the collapses - 2007 Mets vs. 2009 Tigers [07 Oct 2009|11:43am]

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Rewarding Failure [05 Oct 2009|12:32pm]

 After an underperforming year, a year of bad bunting, bad fundamentals, and underperforming pitching, both Manuel and Warthen will stay on.

Offseason isn't even a day old and they've already started screwing up next year.

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Worst Met Losses of 2009. [20 Sep 2009|09:33am]

With the 2009 season soon coming to a close, I'm trying to compile a list of the 10 worst losses the Mets have suffered this year.

So far, in chronological order only, I have the following:

1. 4/13/09 vs Padres at CitiField: Mets lose 6-5. The home opener at CitiField in which the winning run was balked in by Pedro Feliciano. Lots of "CitiField firsts" such as the first hit being a HR (a leadoff solo shot by Jody Gerut), and first save (Heath Bell).

2. 4/21/09 vs Cardinals at Busch Stadium: Mets lose 6-4. Despite the Mets taking a 4-0 lead, the team gives up 6 unanswered runs to lose the game. Daniel Murphy makes one of his many LF misplays by falling down on a Brendan Ryan line drive, leading to a triple and eventually the tiebreaking go-ahead runs. Carlos Beltran doesn't slide at home plate.

3. 5/19/09 vs Dodgers at Dodger Stadium: Mets lose 3-2 in 11 innings. The 5-error game, Ryan Church misses 3rd base, the Mets almost survive the bottom 11 until 1B Jeremy Reed throws the ball wide of catcher Ramon Castro and the Dodgers win.

4. 6/12/09 vs Yankees at Yankee Stadium: Mets lose 9-8. The Luis Castillo dropped pop-up game.

5. 6/14/09 vs Yankees at Yankee Stadium: Mets lose 15-0. Johan Santana's worst start of his career, and the offense can't touch AJ Burnett.

6. 8/7/09 vs Padres at PETCO Park: Mets lose 6-2. Frankie Rodriguez implodes in the 9th. Even with getting squeezed by the home plate ump, he serves up a walk-off grandslam to SS Everth Cabrera.

7. 8/23/09 vs Phillies at CitiField: Mets lose 9-7. Pedro's first start against the Mets is a W for him at CitiField. The Mets rally against Brad Lidge in the 9th comes to an abrupt halt when Jeff Francoeur lines into an unassisted triple play turned by 2B Eric Bruntlett.

8. 9/16/09 vs Braves at Turner Field: Mets lose 6-5. Daniel Murphy misplays two balls at 1B to the point that closer Frankie Rodriguez throws him under the bus after the game.

So, what other games should be on the list? Are there even 10?
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Where the Mets stand in mid-September [13 Sep 2009|04:37pm]

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The quest for mediocrity. [06 Aug 2009|02:44am]

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Why doing nothing at the July 31 deadline was the smartest choice for the Mets. [01 Aug 2009|06:52pm]

On July 7, I wrote that the Mets 2009 season was pretty much over, as far as any chances the team had at making the postseason. And to illustrate that, I made a series of predictions as to how the team would fare over the rest of July...

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The Mets and the Tony Bernazard mess. [27 Jul 2009|10:34pm]

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Church for Francoeur. No, really. [10 Jul 2009|11:10pm]

Ah, just when the Mets seem like they can sink no further, we get the traditional July unbelievably fucking boneheaded trade.
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Time of death, July 6, 2009. Rest in Peace 2009 New York Mets. [07 Jul 2009|01:45am]

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New York Mets are falling down, falling down, just like last year. [29 Jun 2009|07:26pm]


Through 75 games, the 2008 and 2009 teams went 37-38. They were 4 games behind Philly at this point last year. And the Mets mostly hovered at the .500 level all of June, often falling 3 games under .500 before the 10-game win streak in early through mid July which propelled them above .500, back into the NL East race.

So turning things around isn't impossible.

But the major difference between last year's team and this year's team through 75 games?

Carlos Delgado was a week away from the beginning of his resurgence.
Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran were healthy.
Oliver Perez was starting to improve.
John Maine was still pitching well and his ERA was under 4.
K-Mart wasn't on the team.
Neither was Argenis Reyes.
David Wright had 12 HRs.

The biggest injury problems the team had were Ryan Church, Pedro Martinez (for the 83rd time), losing Billy Wagner in early August, and the revolving door of leftfielders filling in for Moises Alou.

For all of the fans who think things will be fine and dandy when (or if) Delgado, Reyes, Beltran, etc. come back? Remember that this team went 9-12 in April. So as is the case with baseball, there's no guarantees that their returns will change the team's fortunes, but you'd certainly like to have the opportunity to try and play games with your best players, win or lose.
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