Archive for March, 2011

Big Pelf Year?

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

I’m worried and excited to see Pelfrey attack 2011. While I still think he’s an underrated pitcher he’s gonna have a helluva time squaring off against the NL’s aces.  

The ideal slot for him this season would be 3. He’d be a top half of the rotation pitcher but would get the added advantage of matching up against the 3’s as opposed to the 1’s.

I think he could make a solid 2 but being the top guy in the rotation is sure to knock a couple W’s off that 15win total from last year.

Are Beltran and Santana Ticket Decoys?

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Call me paranoid. Call me pessimistic. I won’t deny either but I do get the sneaking suspicion that Carlos Beltran and Johan Santana are significantly less healthy than the organization is admitting to. 

Because if the fanbase thinks these two stars will be playing chances greatly improve that people will spend their money on over priced tickets.

Are you telling me that after all this time the Mets  didn’t know Carlos Beltran wouldn’t be able to run? Even the back asswards Met medical department can’t be that inept… Can they?

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Word has leaked that Luis Hernandez is slated to win the 2B job. 

Wow that sure was an anti-climactic moment. I guess I should be excited by this but Hernandez ranks 5th on the excitement scale behind Emaus, Murphy, Castillo and Tejada… and Tejada isn’t even in the competition anymore.

Speaking of guys demoted to AAA, Jenrry Mejia was sent down to get consistent work as a starter and refine his curveball. 

To me this says we’re still feeling the effects of Omar’s poor decision to push Mejia into a relief role when he should have been starting all along.

I’m really excited to see what Jenrry can do in the bigs as a starter.

Wilponzi’s Looking for 3rd Scam…

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

…only they’re calling it a “minority investor search”. 

The hustle this time is they look for some idiot(s) to put lots of money in and never get any back in return. 

(*footnote - shout to Irish Mike for the above sentiment) 

Essentially that’s what they’re asking for isn’t it? A blind investment from a partner who shall remain silent. 

The main differences between Madoff scam and the current Wilponzi scam is Bernie had a reputation for making money while Fred, Jeff and Saul have a reputation for losing money, poor management style and meddling in player decisions. 

Unfortunately launching scam number 3 may be their best bet at retaining ownership of the Mets.

Man oh man, I can’t wait for the day the Wilpons are forced to sell. 

The Flushing Athletics? 

Monday, March 14th, 2011

The more I think about it the more I believe the Mets are headed into an Oakland A’s era of reduced payroll and small market sensibilities.

One would think with this being NY we wouldn’t run that risk but of course we’re dealing with the Wilpons who now have Alderson at the helm. Sandy has proven effective at streamlining payroll - which you know the financially strapped Wilpons are directing him to do.

This is exactly why the news of Tejada being sent to AAA to play shortstop all year sounds like a precursor to jetisioning Jose Reyes. 

Why would you cut ties with a homegrown, fan favorite like Jose? To avoid awarding another big money contract.

Reyes is gonna want big money, if not HUGE money, and he’s certainly not a guy Alderson values very highly. His numbers have been declining across the board for years not to mention it’s been a challenge to stay healthy. 

I hate to say it but I have a bad feeling Jose will be traded by the deadline to get as much in return for him as possible.

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As for on field action:

• How bout Josh Thole tearing it up this spring

• Perez successfully retired the 1 lefty he faced

• Scott Hairston had 3 more hits and is moving closer to being first man to hold down RF when Beltran inevitably begins the year on DL. Personally I’d rather see Lucas Duda get AB’s

Doc Good-en Route to Celebrity Rehab

Friday, March 11th, 2011

It’s official: Dwight will be on Celebrity Rehab. The show is a go and Doc boarded a plane last nite heading to the Pasadena Recovery Center where he will be under the care of Dr Drew for an undetermined amount of time.

If you’re a fan of the show (BMF never misses an episode) you’re familiar with “Sober House”‘the spinoff series where Celebrities get continuing care by living together in a Sober House.

Doc is already committed to do both shows.

Although Dwight has battled cocaine and alcohol in the past he’s attending Celebrity Rehab to address an addiction to Ambien.

If you recall that minor accident in NJ last summer with his son in the car, the issue was that Dwight was under the influence of Ambien.  

I’ve never taken the stuff but it seems to be a fairly potent drug. Just the sort of drug that an addict who battles depression can quickly get addicted to.

I spoke to and texted with Doc while he was on his way and he’s looking forward to the process. But he’s also, understandably, apprehensive about doing the show.

I really hope this experience will help him address the cause of what is hopefully his last dalliance with addiction. Depression is the root issue so Dr Drew needs to get deep enough into Doc’s head to make a difference. 

BMF can truthfully say, Dwight Gooden is the greatest guy. Humble, intelligent, compassionate and incredibly passionate about teaching kids baseball.

He has a lot to offer this world, not to mention Met fans, my wish is that he can realize his destiny.

Good luck Doc - we’re pulling for ya’!

Doc Good-en Route to Celebrity Rehab

Friday, March 11th, 2011

It’s official: Dwight will be on Celebrity Rehab. The show is a go and Doc boarded a plane last nite heading to the Pasadena Recovery Center where he will be under the care of Dr Drew for an undetermined amount of time.

If you’re a fan of the show (BMF never misses an episode) you’re familiar with “Sober House”‘the spinoff series where Celebrities get continuing care by living together in a Sober House.

Doc is already committed to do both shows.

Although Dwight has battled cocaine and alcohol in the past he’s attending Celebrity Rehab to address an addiction to Ambien.

If you recall that minor accident in NJ last summer with his son in the car, the issue was that Dwight was under the influence of Ambien.  

I’ve never taken the stuff but it seems to be a fairly potent drug. Just the sort of drug that an addict who battles depression can quickly get addicted to.

I spoke to and texted with Doc while he was on his way and he’s looking forward to the process. But he’s also, understandably, apprehensive about doing the show.

I really hope this experience will help him address the cause of what is hopefully his last dalliance with addiction. Depression is the root issue so Dr Drew needs to get deep enough into Doc’s head to make a difference. 

BMF can truthfully say, Dwight Gooden is the greatest guy. Humble, intelligent, compassionate and incredibly passionate about teaching kids baseball.

He has a lot to offer this world, not to mention Met fans, my wish is that he can realize his destiny.

Good luck Doc - we’re pulling for ya’!