Former Met Jeff Francoeur was the subject of an "interesting" practical joke from his teammates of the AAA El Paso Chihuahuas, the affiliate of the San Diego Padres. Francoeur, who is a great baseball character, did things his Frenchy Way.
Great weekend weather wise but not for the Mets as they couldn't beat the D Backs more then once. So they lose to the Bucs on monday and fire there hitting coach. Somewhere in Seattle Ho Jo is laughing!
Now the Mets beat the Bucs the last 2 games and scored 5 runs at home for the first time since Ike Davis was still on the team. Duda and Wright had homers. Wright has...
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Having been a Mets fan now entering my 42 year, I am constantly remembering the bad old days of sub .500 baseball, the near misses of 1973, 1988, 2006, 2007, and 2008, and the wonderful run of 1986.
I am also fortunate enough to remember my youth listening to Lindsey Nelson, Bob Murphy and Ralph Kiner keep a young boys interest whether on TV or radio.
With the final piece of the Mets Trinity
As has been reported all over the Twittersphere this afternoon, Mets (believed) opening day pitcher, Jon Niese is headed back to NY for an MRI because of a "dead arm" - believed to be caused by discomfort in his triceps on his left pitching arm.
Here we go Mets faithful - only a week into spring training and the Mets are already being bitten by the injury bug, which for...
The Mets baseball universe came to an abrupt stop...pause if you will, when we learned of the passing of Mets broadcasting legend Ralph Kiner.
Kiner, along with Lindsey Nelson and Bob Murphy, formed the famed Mets broadcast team from 1962 - 1978 - an amazing run by the broadcasting team, and an amazing era for Mets fans.
"Hello everybody, I'm Lindsey Nelson":...
Edgardo Alfonzo, arguably the best second baseman in Mets history, and in my opinion one of the smartest ball players this team has ever had, has been hired to be a coach in the Mets minor league system.
Fonzie, who played with the Mets from 1995 - 2002, was used in many capacities while with the Mets. He was a SS in the minor leagues until Mets signed Cuban defector Rey Ordonez. Once with the
Former Mets left fielder Jason Bay last week indicated there is a great likelihood that he will file for retirement from Major League Baseball.
Shi Davidi tweeted:
"Jason Bay says while he hasn't filed any papers yet, he can't see a scenario in which he comes back to play, so he's essentially retiring."
Bay was much maligned in his brief Mets career, which...
The Major League Baseball Winter meetings commence Monday (tomorrow), December 9, 2013. With the meetings getting under way tomorrow, will Sandy Alderson look to move one or more players?
Andy Martino reported that the Mets will actively be seeking to move discombobulated first baseman Ike Davis. The Mets believe Duda offers more...more errors, more useless hits, and more headaches? Duda has
Yesterday Sandy Alderson made the splash he had been promising for the last year or so when he and the Mets signed former Yankee CF Curtis Granderson.
Granderson, who had an injury plagued 2013 season, did rake a lot of HR's over the last three years, and will fill a void the Mets have had...a power hitting outfielder.
What I like best about this signing isn't Granderson...
Hi all! Been a while. Mets winter is starting off slow of course. A Shocker? not really. I mean the Wilpon's have to worry about the ole mighty dollar with there small market pocket book in the Big Apple !
So the Mets dumped Justin Turner and Jeremy Heffner. Why? Was it to free up roster space or save a little of Turners salary for that big Free agent they want to...
“I really don't see how that is going to help!
Surrender is a perfectly acceptable alternative in extreme circumstances! “
From Star Wars~
Sandy Alderson has been flip-flopping on what the Mets are
capable of spending and what they...
" Hello, yeah, it's been a while.
Not much, how 'bout you?"
England Dan & John Ford Coley
Well it has been a while, and with the Major League Mets Cold Stove Hot...
My Life Is A Mess
I have been
asked over the last many decades as to why I am a Mets fan. From the devastating World Series loss to the
Oakland A’s in 1973 when they had a three games to two lead going into game six…and
lost; a multitude of one hitters before Johan broke that trend last June 1st;
an incomprehensible play-off loss to the Dodgers in 1988 and Cardinals in 2006;
Not sure how many die hards were watching last night’s game with the rookies Mets and the former World series Champs Giants but it sure was worth it . They were celebrating Cohen’s 25 years as a Met Broadcaster during the telecast and it was great hearing all 3 of the guys talk about there favorite games. Of course some of Gary’s calls were heard again. Like Endy’s catch...
Halfheartedly watching tonight's game between the Mets and Giants, I have been most interested in listening to Keith, Ron, and Gary strolling down memory lane about some big calls Gary has made for the Mets over the last quarter century.
As a college student I remember when Gary was hired by the Mets; I had never heard of Gary Cohen, and didn't know what to expect.
As a Radio/Television
After consulting with Dr. James Andrews, Mets young ACE, Matt Harvey has decided to forgo Tommy John surgery, and has elected to rehabilitate his cranky right elbow.
Harvey has been the sole Mets story this year, with his dominant pitching performances and gritty 'tude. Unfortunately, like with most Mets youngsters, he got hurt and his season was cut about a month too short.
I am not a
Each year I, along with an entire country, move about this day in a fog, remembering and reminiscing about the events that took place twelve years ago on this date.
Each year I tend to reveal a little about where I was, how I felt or feel, and my continued disdain for Joe Torre and Bud Selig in their threats against the Mets if they choose to wear first responder's caps for...
Yeah ok so now what do we do in 14? Matt Harvey went for a MRI today for a forearm issue and now is going on the DL for a partially torn UCL around his elbow. They will wait 10 days for the swelling and possible Tommy John surgery.
Guess the plans for 2014 are shot since they will be without there ace pitcher because you know the route that will be taken in 10 days...
The Matt Harvey Express has hit upon some rough times over the last month or so. Harvey, who was so dominant for most of the season, appears to be slowing down and hitting the proverbial wall, which is to be expected.
Harvey has pitched 178.1 innings this year, and is expected to have an innings limit of about 200, We have seen over his last few starts he has been less than Harveyesque. Some of
The Mets signed
former Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka yesterday. Matsuzaka arrived in the
United States amongst much fanfare back in 2007. The Red Sox paid an
astronomical ransom of $51M posting fee to Japan to negotiate with him. Then
the BoSox signed him to a 6 year $52M contract.
live up to expectations, though he did have a solid season in 2008, his second
Mets rookie pitcher Zack Wheeler continued his losing ways dominance over the Atlanta Braves last night in defeating the Braves 5-3.
Wheeler pitched 6.2 innings, and left with a 4-0 lead with bases loaded. Carlos Torres came in and promptly gave up a double to Andrelton Simmons, which cleared the bases and cut the Mets lead to 4-3. Ike Davis hit an absolute moonshot in the Mets 8th which landed
To make room for Jon Niese's return to the Mets rotation today, instead of sending someone like Andrew Brown down, the Mets chose to demote Jeremy Hefner.
Adam Rubin just tweeted that Hefner was demoted and will go to NY for medical attention for an issue with his elbow. Hefner says that the elbow is painful with inflammation. Let's hope Tommy John surgery isn't needed...
A friend at work just sent this to me, and I am still laughing. It might be old, but it is great.
Take a look:
Source: Jimmy Fallon You Tube