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While all the talk lately has been about whether or not it’s time to end the Terry Collins era as manager of the Mets, how much of the blame for the team’s poor performance should be equally shared with the architect and general manager, Sandy Alderson?
Joel Sherman of the New York Post, pops the question and defends Collins, saying:
“It is relatively easy to argue his second-year team had worse talent than his first and this, his third team, has worse talent than his second…That is why I have no idea if Collins is a good manager or not. Showalter would lose big with this team, and so would Tony La Russa and Joe McCarthy and Casey Stengel. Or some cloned combo of all of them.”
Sherman draws a comparison between what Collins has been given to work with as compared to the last Mets manager to succeed, Willie Randolph.
“He was given Pedro Martinez, Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado and Billy Wagner to team with the young Jose Reyes and David Wright and the still-succeeding Tom Glavine. Co...
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With the way Ike Davis has been hitting lately, there has been a ton of talk has about sending the slumping lefty down to Triple-A to try and figure things out. With good reason, some are questioning whether or not Davis is the first baseman of the future anymore.
Everyone is chiming in on how to fix the situation. The fixes range from have Lucas Duda playing first base, to moving...
Lefty reliever Scott Rice tossed two scoreless innings to pick up the win against the Cubs on Sunday. It was his major league-leading 25th appearance of the season.
Rice lowered his ERA to 3.05, and is now on pace for 99 appearances. That would surpass Pedro Feliciano‘s franchise mark of 92 games in 2010 and rank second all-time to Mike Marshall‘s 106 appearances for the...
This was a tough week to choose a star. Instead it’s a group of names that some know and some don’t.
Zach Lutz – Before the season Lutz looked like the best hitter in the Met’s upper minors but after being sent to the minors (because he doesn’t play a useful position) Lutz was mired in a slump. He hit a dismal .218 in April with only 1 HR to his credit. May has seen...
Jack Leathersich is mowing down hitters this year. Photo courtesy of MMO contributor Gordon Donovan
Last Night’s Quick Scores
Las Vegas dropped to Omaha 4-3.
Binghamton dropped Portland, 8-5.
St. Lucie lost to Bradenton, 8-1.
Savannah topped Augusta, 12-10.
If you haven’t heard the news, Rafael Montero was brought up to Triple-A, and will be making a spot...
We are pleased to welcome die-hard Met fans Chris Wendelken & Erika Jenson Smith to the MMO team.
Chris and Jenson will take a lighthearted look at the New York Mets each Monday in their Mets Weekly videos which will be featured exclusively on Metsmerized.
Win or lose, the two of them do a nice job of quickly recapping the week that was for the Mets in their own unique and entertaining style...
Left field has always been used as a kind of defensive dumping ground for many teams trying to find a way to get a bat in the lineup. Not requiring the arm strength considered de rigueur for Right, and less daunting in the presence of a fleet centerfielder, it is often a place for players whose offense demands playing time, but are not “natural” outfielders and have been blocked...
Daniel Murphy 2B
Rick Ankiel CF
David Wright 3B
Lucas Duda LF
Marlon Byrd RF
Ike Davis 1B
John Buck C
Ruben Tejada SS
Shaun Marcum SP
Bobby Parnell has three wins and four saves this month. Parnell has hurled 8.0 scoreless frames in May and is tied for the major league lead among all relievers with four wins and is seventh in the NL with a 0...
Some readers have become accustomed to the great minor league coverage her on Mets Merized Online over the past couple of months. Truth be told, the reason you have seen such an abundance of coverage lately was because we have been gearing up for something big…
Mets Merized Online, was the first site to provide daily Mets minor league recaps in 2005, years before everyone else...
Gee looks for his second Quality Start of the season – and first since April 4th – when the Mets take on the Cubs at 2:20 PM.
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If Shakespeare were to write a play about the state of the Mets these days, it would probably be titled “Much Ado About Valdespin” as that’s about all anyone has to talk about outside of the largely dismal performance of the team between the lines. Inasmuch as the role young number 1 plays on the team is largely limited to that of utility player/pinch hitter, I wonder if the...
After winning their first home series vs. the Rockies, the Cubs weren’t able to do the same against the visiting Mets. Here is the recap of the Mets series.
5/17 vs. Mets: L 2-3
5/18 vs. Mets: W 8-2
5/19 vs. Mets: L 3-4
5/17- Right out of the gate, it seemed as though the Cubs were going to win the game and beat Matt Harvey, the young Mets’ pitcher, but Harvey was able...