Archive for May, 2011

Truth Hurts, At Least Fred Knows It

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

We’ve all been thinking it but Fred said it. 

Well, we weren’t disparaging Reyes’ future contract but Met fans have known for years that Wilpon was a schmuck for the Beltran deal and more recently we’ve all come to terms that Wright is a very good player but certainly not a superstar. 

Nothing Fred said was all that shocking or controversial. Granted it’s gonna stir up some shit when a team owner is dissing 3 of his top players and calling the team as a whole “shitty”.

But I can’t for the life of me figure out WHY he said those things.

The most logical explanation I can think of is maybe Fred had a senior moment and spoke more openly and honestly in front of a reporter than he should’ve. I mean the guy is in his 70’s so it’s not unreasonable to think he might slip now and again.

Especially since the New Yorker likely embeded a reporter with Fred for at least a couple of full day marathon interview sessions. I can see Fred slipping once or twice in that timeframe.

For all we know Fred was sitting in his luxury box nipping at the Makers Mark while shooting the shit with the reporter.

He obviously should not have said these things for the sake of avoiding more distractions and possible acrimony. But it’s refreshing to hear Fred’s thoughts, maybe he’s not so different from us after all.

I thought it was hilarious that Wilpon feigned the game 7 Beltran check swing and said, Ike Davis is a great hitter on a shitty team.

I refuse to believe Fred made a calculated decision to lob these grenades. He’s not a Steinbrenner and I can’t imagine he’s suddenly playing a new role.

So unless there’s a better explanation I think this one needs to be chalked up to a senior and/or some whisky aided honesty.

But I do wonder how Reyes and his agent will react. I don’t think I necessarily agree with his about Jose either. Yes the broke ass Wilpons won’t pay Crawford money but thats not to say the Yankees, Red Sox, Anaheim, or someone else won’t hand out a mega deal if Jose keeps up the pace all year.

And if I was Jose I’d probably be like, “F-U Fred I’m gonna go get as much money as I possibly can which means I’m gonna sign with an owner without any Ponzi schemes or Billion dollar law suits hanging over their head.”

Concentration Still an Issue for Big Pelf 

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

At this point everyone agrees Mike Pelfrey has the stuff to be a front line starter unfortunately his focus still betrays him too frequently.

Pelf still easily slips into a black hole of his own frustration when things dont go smoothly.

Case in point from Sun afternoon:

A Brett Gardner comebacker scooted through Pelf’s legs under his mitt and into centerfield for a leadoff hit to open the (about to be fatal) 7th.

Cameras showed Pelfrey pacing behind the mound visibly frustrated shaking his head and muttering to himself about not making the play. BMF has seen those mental breaks from him before and I immed knew he was in trouble.

Sure enough Pelfrey walked the very next batter on 5 pitches. Then with Cervelli squaring around to bunt Pelf drills him almost in the head. The yanks wanted to give us an out but Pelfrey was too rattled to take it.

Collins and Warthen should’ve come with the hook right there. Maybe they haven’t seen Pelfrey mentally break enough times but it was painfully clear it was time for him to go.

But he didn’t and the Yankees swamped us with 8 runs in the frame. God watching that inning reminded ms how much a friggin hate the Yankees. 

Big Pelf in the BX

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Game Thread…

Yankee-Coors Field Beats Mets

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

The game started off great as the Mets loaded the bases with no out in the first. Clean up hitter Jason Bay was in prime position to bust out of his 2 year slumber but managed only a sac fly.

I guess that should be seen as a victory for Bay but the truth is it put a huge damper on what could have been a rally that buried the Yankees before the came to bat.

The sac fly would’ve been the only run we scored if not for a killer AB by Turner. Young Justin battled Burnett with 2 out and 2 on for 8 pitches before serving a single to plate Murphy and give us a 2-0 lead. 

Capuano looked good early bit eventually the Yankee Coors Field effect took it’s toll as HR after HR sailed out of the Bronx Band-box.

It’s so frustrating to play and lose to the EE I’m that joke of a stadium. I know both teams are playing on the same field but the Mets rarely take advantage of the dimensions.

Oh well, let’s win this series today behind Big Pelf at 1:00.

I was shocked to see this wasn’t the Sunday Nite game. I wonder if this is the first time in 15 years the Subway Series didn’t rate enough to be the national broadcast… Or did we lose that distinction last year…???

Subway Series Game 2

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Why am I feeling a sweep?!!?!?

Game thread…

Justin Turner = Met Mini Messiah

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

It’s as if Justin Turner is the chosen one. A mini Met Messiah sent by the baseball heavens to save the Mets.

In almost no time at all Justin Turner has become a leader on this team. He undoubtedly leads the baby Met assault but he’s also become THE guy who stepped up to produce when Ike and Wright hit the DL.

Turner is unafraid and the rest of the guys are following. 

I love watching our young aggressive Mets beat the aging yanks. The Posada situation is bad. Jeter has slipped and Mariano has to finally take a step back one of these years.

And how great is it to hear Beato say he “hates the Yankees”.