Saturday, April 30, 2005

The Channel 11 news just came on during the Mets' rain delay. The lead story was Selig's new tougher steroid plan (3 strikes, you're out!). For some reason, while the anchor was explaining the story, they showed highlights from today's A's-Mariners game. They then cut to a clip of Canseco walking and wearing an A's jersey, which I guess somehow linked the steroid story to today's A's game.

And congrats to Jose Reyes, who finally got his OBP above his batting average... by getting hit by a pitch. Actually, the replay indicated that the pitch never hit him, but still good. And what do you know, he scored! Now all he needs is a walk. Come on, Jose, all I'm asking for is one walk. Just one! OK, I'm probably going to ask for more after that, but I'll be happy with one for now.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

wouldn't a savvy manager see these stats and not start 'tom horrific' agains the braves?

Glavine's had eight reunions with the Braves since departing as a free agent after the 2002 season, and he's 1-7 with a 9.36 ERA.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005


I don't think it's dumping to trade piazza and glavine. obviously major moves like this happen mid-summer and not now so we'll see how the mets are then. but i do not think the mets are a playoff team. we were a game out last year but we all knew it wasn't happening but instead they make the move for right now.
even if we make a run for the wild card to the end of september, i don't think it's worth it to hold on to glavine and piazza, especially since piazza is a free agent after this season.

not that i want any of their poop prospects, but wouldn't glavine look good in pinstripes? him and the big unit can have contests to see who can makre the more droopy dog face.
I think Chump is right that Floyd should be the one to go if we make a move. Cameron's value is at an all-time low, and Floyd's is on the rise. That being said, I don't know if I'd be in such a rush to make a move. Floyd and Cameron are both questionable health-wise, and Diaz is still somewhat of an unknown. He's putting up huge numbers, but it's only been a month, and this performance is pretty out of line with his minor league performance. I think he'll be a pretty good hitter, but I'm not 100% sold that he's going to be that good this year. I think I'd wait a little while to make a move. Once Cam comes back, work Diaz into the lineup a few days a week, which should help to keep Floyd and Cam healthy. If the Mets are going to win this year, considering Floyd's injury history, I think they need a pretty good 4th outfielder. Plus, this way, we'll get a little more time to see if Diaz is for real before we count on him to be the starter for the rest of the year.
As for Piazza, I think it's a little early to start thinking about making mid-season dumps considering that it's April and the Mets are a half game out.

Monday, April 25, 2005

victor diaz has definitely earned the right to stay up in the biggs, but cameron is coming back soon. rumor has it omar is still trying to unload him, which i think is a mistake. cliff floyd's trade value increases by the day, he should be the one to go as there is no telling when his next injury will be. glavine should go by midseason as well. piazza too, he has thrown out 1 of 21 base-stealers this season.

I think the mets will be around a .500 club this year. no reason to hang on to these three veterans.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

When asked if he was hurt, Ohka conceded "a little bit."
But he wouldn't elaborate.
"I don't want to tell you," he said.
clemens stats so far are str8 up dumb:

2005 4 4 0 28.0 16 1 1 6 32 10.29 1 0 0 74.5 0.79 .165 0.32

Monday, April 18, 2005

Ishii threw 11 straight balls.
He's no Ravi.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

I'm not sure how long this 'trend' can last, but i'm enjoying this rash of complete games. I went to dodger stadium today and watched Jeff "Dream" Weaver twirl a 5-hit complete game. I pay to see the big boys pitch, not chumps like john franco.

On a related note, i'm sure everyone else has been reading the articles hinting at the fact that it's the relievers who have been the real juice-abusers, and now that The H is O, scouts have been noting relievers losing a bit of zip and endurance.

Not John Franco, he just keeps chugging along. And Mike Stanton.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

A new era begins!

"KC- Joe McEwing was called up from the minors on Wednesday April 13."

Thursday, April 07, 2005

why do i have a funny feeling, as the 0-3 mets head into atlanta, that the piazza/randolphy 'victory cigar' will become a running joke for this team?

the mets, for the past 4 years now, have a disturbing habit of making ordinary pitchers look like the second coming of ferguson jenkins.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Obviously, I didn't see the Mets opener on Monday, but this caught my eye from the Prospectus recap:
"Wagner throws his obscene slider to Reyes. The pitch so befuddles him that with the pitch a foot inside and at his shoetops, Reyes swings and misses at it--and gets hit on the foot with the pitch. "

Not quite as ridiculous as Saro getting hit in the chest while swinging, but still pretty funny.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

As of this moment, Jason Giambi has been hit by 3 pitches this year. Every other batter in the majors has combined for 6. He's back, baby!