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Why I’m Okay With Adam LaRoche

It’s tempting to say good riddance to a guy that killed the Mets over his career with the thousands of teams he played with. And that’s what I thought when I heard that Adam LaRoche pulled a Cuddyer and retired with $13 million left on his deal. But now that the details are out about LaRoche retiring because the Sox had an issue with his son in the locker room, I gotta say I’m...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Waive Goodbye

March 11th: Blogger with soothsayer overtones in his handle predicts that Ruben Tejada isn’t going anywhere. March 15th: Mets waive Ruben Tejada. Listen, sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes the bear eats you. It’s easy to see why Tejada is probably leaving … he is only owed a half million now as opposed to the three million he would have been owed if the Mets had kept...
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March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Time To Cancel Spring Training

Boring spring trainings are a good thing. And  the baseball side of the spring has been refreshingly boring for the Mets. Sure, there are questions as to the health of some bullpen pieces like Jerry Blevins and Jim Henderson, but otherwise, things are going fairly swimmingly unless you’re a prize winning pig. (R.I.P., Pig.) With the injury to Asdrubal Cabrera’s knee keeping...
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March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Best Legal Supplements for MLB Players

Baseball is a physical game that requires absolute strength, stamina, power and speed among players. And thankfully, steroid era of baseball has long been gone. Now, baseball players rely heavily on their workout and training, proper diet and the use of legal supplements to help them achieve the maximum potential of their workout. You see your favorite MLB players like David Price...
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March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

A Special Edition Of The Hate List

1. Chase Utley 2. Joe Torre 3. Cal Ripken 4. Larry Bowa 5. Mariano Duncan CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 21: Joe Torre, Major League Baseball’s Chief Baseball Officer, looks on prior to game four of the 2015 MLB National League Championship Series between the Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets at Wrigley Field on October 21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

The Truth Is Out There?

On the Strange-O-Meter, this has a chance to be a top five ranked spring training in terms of nuttiness. And most of it is thanks to one guy with his cars, horses, and the poor unfortunate pig who may or may not have been the victim of a Florida law (wouldn’t be the first.) But Jenrry Mejia isn’t going to let his lifetime ban go without a fight. And he has a very interesting...
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March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

A Horse Is A Horse, But At Least It’s Not Another Car

I don’t know, Yoenis. I’m not sure that’s what they meant by “more horsepower in your ride, next time.” Now that's how you make an entrance! @ynscspds @Noahsyndergaard #Mets
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March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Could Ruben Tejada Walk Out Of Town? (Because He Is Able To Walk Now, Thanks Chase)

Now it would be kind of heartbreaking that the last memory of Ruben Tejada in a Mets uniform is him limping out to the introduction line during the playoffs. But there is a report out that Tejada might be released or wheeled prior to Opening Day this season. One club source said Tejada is on the bubble to make the team, while another said he should make the roster. No clear role...
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March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

For Life

This is kinda like when Oscar Madison and Felix Unger were in a retreat at a monastery, and they were forced to serve penance by baking bread and keeping silent for 24 hours, and they couldn’t even make it to breakfast without getting three strikes each. The difference was that in this case, when Felix thought they were expelled from the retreat, Richard Stahl says “No, there...
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February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Populism Wins

I gotta say, I’m stunned. I was honestly preparing to do a spoof on those videos where those awful parents looking for a guest spot on the Ellen show exploit their kids by putting them on camera and telling them that their favorite player got traded, and having a good old time giggling in the background. And I was going to do it when Yoenis Cespedes signed with another team. But...
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January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Obnoxious? Must Be Those New York Values

“I don’t know if you know this, but Mets fans are really, really obnoxious,” Todd Ricketts told a Cubs Convention audience at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. The Cubs board member said he and his wife had enjoyed his team’s trip across the country for the playoffs, saying they had relished Pittsburgh, where Chicago won the wild-card game, and appreciated the “hospitable...
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January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Where Fantasy Becomes Reality, and Reality Is Steered Towards Fantasy

Our long Flushing nightmare is over. Mike Piazza was voted in to the Baseball Hall of Fame, finally getting a percentage of votes high enough to gain entry. Piazza’s numbers speak for themselves, but it was a cleansing of the inactive voters that probably put him over the top. Not that it helped candidates like Tim Raines and Jeff Bagwell, but all praise due to Piazza, who would...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Daniel Murphy Wrapped Up Under The Cherry Blossoms

The long, strange Mets career of Daniel Murphy is over. Murphy reportedly signed with the Washington Nationals on a three year deal worth just a shade over $12 million per season. What’s funny is that I vaguely remember a podcast I did with Josh Chapdelaine where we envisioned a contract of similar length and money as being fair for Murphy to return to the Mets. (Well, he envisioned...
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December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Back To The Frozen Foods Aisle

Let’s give a warm Mets welcome to new center fielder Alejandro de Aza! Don’t everybody throw your underwear at once. Look, I get it. Yoenis Cespedes isn’t coming back, and he was never coming back. He was going to cost a lot of money late in his contract for a team that eventually has to sign some of their pitchers. He’s not a true center fielder and therefore not a fit...
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December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Welcome Back Bartolo

No, when Bartolo Colon was signed to replace Matt Harvey as the ace for two seasons at $20 million, I wasn’t crazy about it. And certainly not when it was made clear that part of this contract was about trade value. (Oops.) One season at $7.25 million to be a swingman? And accepted in spite of better offers in other places because he likes us? I’m strangely okay with that even...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Soul Alone

I know some of you think that I’m a monster for my callous dismissal and for my lack of suitable tears for the departure of Daniel Murphy. I understand that, but I assure you that I’m not a monster, and that I do indeed have a soul. As such, I will allow my soul to come out. Michael Cuddyer rejected a $15 million plus qualifying offer to accept a two year deal from the New York...
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Our New Middle Infield, And Why You’re All Insane

Jon Niese for Neil Walker? — Metstradamus (@Metstradamus) December 1, 2015 Yup. Nailed it. Once Ben Zobrist decided that he wanted to name his next daughter “Wrigley” or “Leon Durham”, Jon Niese for Neil Walker was the move to make. It was a no-brainer (hence, I came up with it eight days earlier … because it took no brains.) The Mets weren’t going to pay $10 million...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

No Hard Feelings

Terry Collins finished third in the N.L. Manager of the Year voting for the 2015 season. I for one am happy that there are more important things to celebrate than awards. But Collins finishing third isn’t a Greek tragedy. Joe Maddon deserved the award, hands down. Terry Collins was nominated for the award because the Mets finished in first place in the N.L. East. (Remember, nothing...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Dead And Lucky

Nobody could have imagined that this World Series could have ended like this after Matt Harvey demanded the ball in the ninth inning. It was supposed to be the completion of the redemption for Harvey … and his demand was the sign. He wanted the ball … to finish what he started. Perhaps Terry Collins and Dan Warthen got caught up in the moment, sending him back out. Maybe they...
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November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

A Couple Of Hangnails On The Fickle Finger Of Fate

Steven Matz was gutty. Michael Conforto was amazing. Bartolo Colon was heroic. But as those three efforts were putting the Mets on a path towards 1986, a dreadful eighth inning turned fate towards 2000, as a 3-2 lead was changed to a 5-3 loss in Game 4. I knew it was going to be tough to beat the Royals in both Games 3 and 4. They’re a damn good team. I could have used less of...
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November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Texan

Sure, we all know Noah Syndergaard as “Thor”. Norse God of fastballs. But with that first pitch last night that buzzed Alcides Escobar, Noah Syndergaard showed us his other alter ego: Nasty ****-Kicking Texan. The Mets have had enough of these moments where that Texas attitude hurt them … and that’s just between Roger Clemens and Josh Beckett alone. And Syndergaard took...
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Not Dead, But Wounded

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October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Our Shining Song

When the Mets defeated the Cardinals in Game 6 of the 2006 NLCS, I referenced a song by Steve Winwood called “One More Morning“. It seemed simple. Win Game 6 while down 3-2, get one more morning. It was a natural fit. “One More Morning”, along with being the title of that post, was the next next to last track on Winwood’s Roll With It album. But there was a greater plan...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Get Back, Marty

It’s surreal to think of what the situation is for the Mets. To go from Justin Upton shocking them in the rain to being one win away from the World Series in the span of just under three months will never not be completely bizarre to me. I’m not used to this. I’m used to successful Mets teams to enter seasons with expectation. I’m used to teams like 1986 who had the division...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Another Monster, Another Empty Cage

It’s almost as if Daniel Murphy is that hardened criminal who spent years in jail making a list of all those people responsible for an innocent man going to prison … and then getting out and wasting them, one by one. Kershaw … check. Greinke … check. Lester … check. Arrieta … check. And if this goes the way I think it’s going to go, he’s going to have a chance to...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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