Archive for September, 2011

Funny Thing About a Batting Race…

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

is when you’re batting .331-.335 on any given September day and you go 1-5 it’s a very bad night.

Give or take a point or so but Jose has been steadily collecting a hit in his third AB without missing a beat.

I remember as a kid when Dwight Gooden had an early season ERA south of 1.00. Meaning if he gave up just a single run in 9 innings his ERA would rise.

Almost the same thing for Jose. Sustain the pace of 1 hit every 3 AB’s or 1-2 hits a game.

It’s insane.

How bout Pelfrey Big Pelfin’ it last night? I really don’t know what to make of this guy… do you? I would love to hear a Collins/Alderson behind closed doors convo about Pelfrey.

Reyes Back in Front…

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Game Thread…

Bully Pulpit

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

**GUEST BLOGGER - BLONDIES JAKE**

In his latest article, ESPN’s Jayson Stark writes that it’s likely Mark Buehrle and Roy Oswalt will be free agents this offseason. I know this has been brought up before and I know the Mets “don’t” have the money. But I would gamble on offering both big money for a one-year or two-year deal and try to compete for the Wild Card next year for multiple reasons.

Short term signings won’t block any youngsters from getting a crack at the rotation (especially since there should be at least two if not three rotation spots open, even if Santana can come back). And it’s not like the next generation of pitchers the Mets hope will have an impact (Mejia, Wheeler, Harvey) are on the cusp of reaching the majors right now. Plus, even for big money, there’s no albatross if it’s at most a two-year deal.

Beuhrle is an innings eater (at least 200 every year since his first full season, 2001) who pitches to contact which will be just fine in Shea2. Oswalt is a power pitcher who could throw anywhere. Separately, neither might be interested in coming to the Mets, but together, they would have to see the team as a legitimate playoff contender. A rotation of Santana, Oswalt, Buehrle, Niese and Gee would be a formidable group.

What the signings would do is give the Mets a real shot to compete, because the lineup is solid and has a chance to be good if Ike returns and the youngsters keep progressing. Without top of the rotation arms, it’s going to be the same as this year, where realistically the team has no chance. If that happens, Shea2 will fill up, especially as the summer wears on and fans realize the team is actually a contender. The moves will essentially pay for themselves so it will be a win-win.

Do I think there’s any shot of this happening? NO! But do I think it’s the right move? HELL YES!

Jo-se, Jo-se, Jo-se…

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Let’s get some hits tonite!!!

Game thread…

Does Anyone Care About Reyes and Batting Crown? 

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Maybe I’m wrong but there seems to be a general malaise from Met fans when it comes to Reyes battling it out with Ryan Braun for the batting title.

Considering a Met has never finished with the top NL avg you’d think fans would be really invested in this but on the whole there’s shockingly little passion for this cause.

Maybe people are detaching themselves from Jose expecting to lose him this winter. Maybe we’re afraid he’ll price himself out of our range.

I don’t know what’s going on but the interest in this historic run is frustratingly low and it doesn’t male sense.

Mets v Nats

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Game thread….