Found July 13, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Let me begin by apologizing to Bleacher Report who inspired me to write this post after I read “4 Bold Predictions for the New York Mets in the Second Half of the Season“. Usually when I see the word “bold” used in a title like that, I expect to see someone going out on a limb or just predicting something insanely improbable. But after clicking through one of their patented, state of the art, slideshows, I gotta tell you I was completely underwhelmed and disappointed. I stared at the screen wishing I could have 4 minutes and 32 seconds back. Anyway, here in summary form are their 4 “Bold Predictions” for the Mets’ second half: David Wright will prove his first half wasn’t a fluke. Santana will have a bad second half, but Dickey will have a good one. The Mets will make a big splash at the trade deadline. The Mets will compete for one of the Wild Cards. What do you think? Are those bold enough for you? I think I can be a little bolder, and the best part? No slideshows. 4 BOLDER PRED...

Dillon Gee will undergo surgery, likely done for the season

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, New York Mets starter, Dillon Gee, will undergo potential season-ending surgery “to fix artery damage in his pitching shoulder, which should prevent a recurrence of clotting.”  Rubin went on to state the following on his blog: Photot by Michael G. Baron “After doctors dissolved a clot but determined Gee’s artery was damaged, he was...

Mets’ first half report card

Well here we are. At the midway point of the season, our beloved New York Mets are exceeding expectations and are currently six games over .500 and in contention for the playoffs. For the Mets to be where they are at this point, a lot has gone right so far with many players unexpectedly chipping in, while others have gone way beyond the call of duty. So, with that said, here is your...

Press Release: Dillon Gee Underwent Surgery To Repair Artery

The following update was just issued by the Mets: Dillon Gee underwent surgery today on his right shoulder to replace a portion of a damaged artery.  The surgery, which went as expected, was performed by Dr. Robert Thompson in St. Louis. Dillon is expected to be discharged from the hospital either Tuesday or Wednesday. Dillon’s return to throwing and other baseball activity is...

Mid-Season Mets Minor League All-Star Team

What a great night it was for our prospects in Buffalo and Binghamton who were selected to play in the Triple-A and Double-A All Star games. As you may have already read in today’s MMO Farm Report, we had Matt Harvey, Fernando Cabrera and Valentino Pascucci representing the Bisons, while Eric Campbell, Jefry Marte and Armando Rodriguez repped the B-Mets. Our Boys didn’t disappoint...

Medical Update From Mets On Gee

The following update was just issued by the Mets: Dillon Gee will have surgery tomorrow on his right shoulder to replace a portion of damaged artery. The decision to have surgery follows a recommendation made earlier this week by Mets medical staff and doctors in New York and Dillon’s consultation today with Dr. Robert Thompson in St. Louis. Dr. Thompson, who has performed similar...

Mets place Gee on DL, call up lefty Edgin

The New York Mets have called up left-hander Josh Edgin from Triple-A Buffalo to pitch in relief. The 25-year-old Edgin joined the team before Friday night's game against the Braves. He was 3-2 with a 3.89 ERA and one save at Buffalo. The Mets placed right-hander Dillon Gee on the 15-day disabled list. Gee was scheduled for right shoulder surgery on Friday in St. Louis and...

Miguel Batista’s last shot, Duda’s reprieve, splits for Hairston & Rauch

In his last 10 games, Dillon Gee had a 3.11 ERA and a 3.0 K/BB ratio. In short, he was pitching great and giving the Mets a chance to win nearly every time out, as he had eight Quality Starts in that stretch. Now, with the horrible news about a blood clot, the Mets are scrambling to replace him in their rotation. According to the fans the first option should either be to promote...

Mets Have Set The Bar Higher For Second Half

In Doug’s Dugout today, we broach the second half, Tony LaRussa, and other observations. As the Mets embark on the second half sprint towards the post-season (who would’ve predicted that?) the benchmark is Ten. That is, ten games above .500. If the team can improve their 6 games above .500 mark, and make another strong a push upward, they could zero in on 90-plus victories. That...

Creative (Albeit Poor) Internal Solution to Dillon Gee

The Mets will be faced with an upcoming roster move soon as Gee is about to go on the DL till at least September. You can read about that story everywhere, it’s not the focus here. What are the Mets supposed to do? Do they trade for another pitcher? Do they rely on Batista? Do they rush Harvey? Harvey says he’s ready, and his last several starts have shown improvement but Mets...

Mets lose Dillon Gee for the season: is it time for Matt Harvey?

Few Mets fans have been riding the Dillon Gee bandwagon for as long as I have. To me, and some of my closest Mets fan friends, he’s the second-coming of Rick Reed, down to sharing the number the veteran righty wore in his time in New York. Over the All-Star break, Gee was revealed to [...]

Pre-Game: Mets (46-41) @ Braves (47-39)

  RA Dickey is coming off of a whirlwind week, let’s hope it doesn’t get to his ego. Aw who are we kidding, what ego? The Mets continue their three game series with the Atlanta Braves today at Turner Field with RA Dickey returning to the mound for the the first time since he pitched the 6th inning of the All Star Game on Tuesday evening. The Braves counter with Tommy Hanson...

Mets-Braves Preview

The New York Mets were one of the biggest surprises of the first half of the season. They were dealt a different kind of curveball during the All-Star break. The Mets will try to overcome yet another injury to a member of their strong rotation as they visit the Atlanta Braves for the opener of this three-game set Friday night. Not much was expected of New York (46-40) this season...

R.A. Dickey Only Pawn in MLB ASG Ratings Game

How hard on hard on Tony LaRussa everyone was. He's a genius. Just read Phil Mushnick today: Knuckling under TV’s pressure A Fellow with an extensive career as both a baseball marketing and sports... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Quick! What Do All Of These Players Have In Common?

Happy Let’s All Be Superstitious Day For No Scientific Reason! What do all these players have in common?   Edgardo Alfonzo Billy Wagner Lee Mazzilli Mike Nickeas (via 2011, not 2012) Tweet
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