Archive for January, 2012

Ross Intrigues

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

There’s something about Cody Ross. I never give the guy any credit - especially in fantasy drafts - but almost without fail everytime I see him bat he does damage.

When I caught wind the Mets may be after Ross I had the same reaction, initially “why would we want that guy” before “y’know I could see him delivering some big hits and earning a full time role in the OF. A Jose Valentin if you will.

So even though I’m surprised to hear myself say it - I fully endorse a Ross signing.

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Meanwhile BMF’s new TV show premieres tonite.

“City Hardwood” on NYCLife Ch 25 on all systems except Cablevision where it’s Ch 22 (because Cablevision always has to be difficult

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Anyway it’s a docuseries on Lincoln High School Varsity basketball team on it’s quest to be NYC Champions.

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Go Big Blue! 

BMF BLACKOUT

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

In the spirit of the Google and Wiki 24 hour shutdown in protest of United States’ bills aimed at curbing web piracy… BMF will symbolically dedicate this day to a BLACKOUT in protest of the sinking ship that is the Wilpons tenuous ownership grip that is still killing the soul of this team.

R.A. Summits

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Congratulations to RA who successfully climbed to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. How bad ass is that!?!

I never would’ve thought the old knuckleballer would accomplish the most impressive physical feat of the year. Then again who the Hell else on a baseball team is crazy enough to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro other than a knuckler.

Dickey has slowly but surely become one of Themistocles popular Mets. In fact he may be the second most liked player on the club right now.

Wright is still number one in fan’s hearts - no argument there but who aside from RA is tops in fans hearts? 

Reyes is gone. Beltran too. Ike Davis vanished thanks to the Met medical staff. Big Pelf has frustrated too many fans to be on top of this list.

Santana has been gone so long I question if he’ll ever come back. 

Jason Bay ? Ha! Who else is there? Tejada? Murphy? Parnell?

Seriously I think Dickey is the second most liked Met, probably closer to Wright than one would think.

Not bad for a guy who pulled himself off the scrap heap by learning the knuckle ball.

Ronny Cedeno is Here to Save the Day

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Or something like that. I guess Cedeno suddenly leaps to the top of the free agent aquisitions this winter. I mean, at one point he was a pretty highly regarded prospect.

The thing is BMF isn’t impressed by all glove/ no hit SS’s. Ever since Rey Ordonez was patrolling the left side if the IF I just can’t get worked up about these all defense guys. 

This sentiment spiked exponentially after years of watching Reyes.

At least we’re inching closer to spring trainig… ever so closer…

In the End F-Mart Quietly Exits Franchise

Friday, January 13th, 2012

After all the things we’ve heard, read and said about our once untouchable prospect, Fernando Martinez was unceremoniously claimed off waivers by the Houston Astros. And so it’s over. 

He’s still young. He’s still got a chance to blossom… Although it’s not looking promising for the oft injured, arthritic knee’d outfielder.

It’s crazy to think Minaya refused to part with him. And that’s not a knock on Omar, BMF didn’t want to lose him either. 

But cases like this make me think you should always trade your prospect for an established player. For every Reyes there are lots of F-Marts, Escobars and can’t miss kids who don’t pan out.

Plus in the end Reyes is gone too.

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Fred Willon said in WSJ ”I think we’re going to be better than you think. We would hope that Mets fans enjoy going to the ballpark and give this team a try.”

Hahaha nothing more than a pathetic attempt to get fans to believe in the team enough to buy the Wilpon’s overpriced tickets.

He really thinks we’re going to be good?

Sure we lose the best player we’ve ever had to a rival and added a few spare parts while the rest of the NL East improved their teams.

Hey Fred - do yourself a favor and stop talking to the media.

Long Slow Winter 

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Ronny Cedeno will likely be our “biggest” addition of the off season. Wow talk about a boring baseball related off-season. 

Of course the Wilpons keep us on our toes as the stories of the franchise unraveling continues.

And losing the best home grown Met ever in Reyes was a decidely non-boring saga but cripingly depressing. 

Aside from that we’re left to watch as everyone else plucks free-agents from the pool and improved this team. 

We are forced to be content with Scott Hairston.