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The Miami Marlins are in for the weekend, and with them comes Jose Reyes. Now that the season is dwindling down to a precious few games, I ask: Would the Mets season been significantly different had they re-signed Reyes?
I don’t see how that is possible after last night.
With the way the Mets are heading, by the time they are competitive again Reyes will be on the downside of his career. The Mets had to have made that self-examination in their thought process. How could they not have?
On paper, the Marlins opened the season a better team than the Mets, with or without adding Reyes.
The teams have six games remaining to determine last place, which no looks like a foregone conclusion.
Reyes will finish with a superior career than Ruben Tejada, but the latter is a better fit for the Mets, and it is based on economics. The Mets couldn’t afford to give Reyes the deal the Marlins did and then expect to re-sign David Wright. Re-signing R.A. Dickey wasn’t even an issue then.
As it is, the ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Matt Harvey missed a win last night because umpire Bob Davidson called a pitch by rookie Josh Edgin to veteran Chase Utley that was a fraction of an inch off the plate a ball. It was the correct call but it could have gone either way. The pitch resulted in a walk and the next batter hit the game-winning two-run homer. It was a 3-2 count and if it was called a strike the game would...
FISH OUT OF WORK
Rumors out of Miami state the Marlins may be close to ditching first-year manager Ozzie Guillen and replacing him with one of the team's World Series heroes.
Before last night’s game, Terry Collins told reporters that reliever Josh Edgin would make one more relief appearance this season before being shutdown for the season.
With the Mets already being pounded 11-1 by the Phillies, Edgin came on to relieve an ineffective Jeurys Familia in the ninth inning with the bases loaded. He plunks Chase Utley to force home a run, and then BOOM...
Thanks to a solid effort by Jon Niese and a surprising 11-hit outburst, the Mets defeated the Miami Marlins by the score of 7-3 on Friday night at Citi Field.
The win snapped the Mets’ nine game home losing streak, but they set the new franchise record of not scoring more than three runs in 16 straight home games.
Jonathan Niese allowed three runs on seven hits...
R.A. Dickey earned his 19th victory with a strong performance, Jason Bay and Scott Hairston homered and the New York Mets barely held on in the ninth inning for their second straight home win, 4-3 over the Miami Marlins on Saturday.
Just hours after the Mets snapped a nine-game losing streak at Citi Field on Friday and scored more than three runs in their home ballpark for the first...
Continuing the series of Mets hypothetical trades, the Mets largest need is in regards to the outfield, both defensively and offensively. The Mets could look for a team that may be struggling, and looking to rebuild. Oh, hello Cleveland Indians I didn’t see you there.
The Indians are a team struggling, with a few rising everyday players but struggling at other positions. What...
Has anyone been listening to Mike Francesa absolutely kill the Mets on WFAN lately? Most likely many of you have, since Francesa garners a large audience, and rightfully so.
He is a knowledgeable sports personality that commands respect based on his reputation. But seriously, talk about something other than degrading the Mets.
This whole past week, Francesa has been...
I never thought I’d say this, but thank goodness I was at the Yankee game tonight.
I didn’t have to suffer through the nine innings the Mets forced our fan nation to endure this evening. Nevertheless, tonight’s mess must be reviewed.
It as simply a 16-1 butt-whooping of the New York Mets at the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies, battling their way into the playoff...
NEW YORK -- The New York Mets' march of misery continued at Citi Field on Thursday night, quickly hitting a new low against the resurgent Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies pounded Mets starter Jeremy Hefner with six consecutive hits to start their 16-1 win during an eight-run, nine-hit first inning. They bookended that with a seven-run ninth inning, including a grand slam...
The New York Mets (68-83) beat the Miami Marlins (66-86) 4-3, today at Citi Field from Flushing, NY.
W - R.A. Dickey (19-6), L - Mark Buehrle (13-13), S - Jon Rauch (4)
R.A. Dickey was amazing once again and is inching closer to the NL CY Young award. He went 8 plus innings, allowed 6 hits, 2 earned runs, walked 2 and struck out 4 batters.
Jon Rauch gave up a three...
Two big innings lead to the Phils routing of the Mets as they win by the score of 16-1.
The Phils took the lead in the first as, with two men on, and with nobody out, Chase Utley hits an RBI single, knocking in Jimmy Rollins, who had started the game off with a single, then stopped at second base on Juan Pierre’s bunt single, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead, while sending Pierre, who...