Streaking Mets are Fun to Root For

Thank You NY Mets for suddenly being a good time again! It’s been so long I practically forgot what it was like.

Some will say we swept a so-so D-Back team but the truth is they had 2 more wins than us coming in.

I don’t want to get too excited but it sure does feel like something just clicked for the Mets.

Jason Bay is back and we’re undefeated ever since. The lineup is exponentially more dangerous with Bay hitting 5th and Ike 6th. If everyone stays healthy we can have a pretty formidable 3-4-5-6 

Reyes is having a good year so if we could just get Pagan going in the 2 hole…

Wright is officially HOT with 2 bombs yesterday and 3 over the weekend. It’s good to see David abuse CityField a little, he deserves it.

Why izzit that all of a sudden it’s not so hard to hit HR’s in CityField???

Seriously what do we attribute that to? Weather? A new comfort level in season 2? Wind Currents?  The law of averages?

I really don’t know what to make of the fact that NewShea has the 3rd highest HR avg at 2.7 HR per game.

20 Responses to “Streaking Mets are Fun to Root For”

  1. KMac Says:

    BMF, I know you’re trying to block out last season, but isn’t this the 3rd year at NewShea?

    I hope we put all the “trade Reyes” talk to bed.

  2. Val Veeta Says:

    The 2011 Mets’ issues are all about pitching. The line-up is fine, when all are healthy, I would even put our line up among the best in the NL.

    But when pitchers are blowing game after game, the team gets down, the losing attitude festers and infects hitting, fielding, baserunning, etc. Look at all the early leads blown by inept pitching during the losing streak. If the pitchers were able to hold even some of those leads, the Mets would have a very different record right now.

    This weekend, we saw a sudden change in the quality of the starting pitching and VOILA, the team is again playing great. What the hell happened?

    There is a very interesting article today (linked at MetsBlog) about how both Pelf and Niese were in serious danger of losing their rotation spots before this weekend. The new regime is putting them all on notice: you don’t perform you are gone, and I really believe that is what is making the difference. No one is entitled to a spot, even in April, not even our “ace”(ha). Look at the quick dispatching of Carrasco and change of attitude about Gee. This aggressiveness and willingness to tinker with the rotation when things are not working is a sea change from recent years, when rotation spots were largely determined by contract status.
    This is keeping me optimistic about the long season ahead.

  3. cleonjones Says:

    Who are these guys??:) Does having Bay back really make a difference? Starting Pitching is the key- Keep up the good work!! Lets go Mets !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Fort Greene Met Fan Says:

    http://www.metsblog.com/2011/04/25/changing-luck-with-darth-vader-stanley/

    LOVE. HIM.

  5. ProfessorReyes Says:

    What everybody above me said.

    Thank you, KMac! I want to poke the trade Reyes people with a cattle prod to wake them up. “he’s too expensive” blah blah blah….. anybody at his caliber will be at LEAST that expensive, hello? And so what, we put a LESSER player in at short? Are you high? Like we need to go through another season with a giant question mark over a middle infield spot. Yeah, let’s do that again.

    Thank you ValVeeta! (I have the urge to make old fashioned mac & cheese now) I love accountability, especially accountability in the manager to stick with his program of accountability! I’m looking at you, Anderllins. I hate that sleazy greasy feeling of thinking maybe the players have control over the manager.

    Thank you cleon! Just your enthusiasm I guess.

  6. Val Veeta Says:

    One more point about Reyes. Children absolutely LOVE him. He plays with boundless energy like a kid and the little ones pick up on that.

    My 9 year old son has grown up idolizing Jose. One of his first sayings when he was a tiny tot was “run like the wind Jose!” He recently told me that if the Mets trade him, he is done being a Mets fan.

    I hope Sandy & co. are smart enough to factor in that they may lose the youth fanbase along with #7 if that dark day ever comes.

  7. USMF Says:

    1st off…if anyone read the posts from yesterday…it proves that I’m a E’ffing genius! Nobody should ever question my skills ever again…at least on matters not related to who may make the rosters and on matters concerning the great mysteries of women. :)

    btw, I also said a week ago that all our problems started with the starting pitching…now that the Starters are pitching deep into games, the Pen has done a complete 180…I’d like to claim that I’m a genius with that one too, but that’s just baseball 101.

    They really need to put me on SNY at night…I could blow circles around Joe Benigno (especially Joe “I’m a load fat moron” Benigno), Marc Malusis, Adam Schein (although I find him entertaining) , Adam Rubin, David Lennon and Mike Puma… or any other fish rag hack they decide to through up there.

    There are only two guys in the league that I’d consider better than Reyes at short right now… neither are available and one is a dog in the field. Even the young talent we have at short in the system isn’t as good as Reyes or they are destined to get moved to 3rd or the OF before they reach AAA.

    Sadly, Wright would be easier to replace than Reyes…

  8. the dude formerly known as bill l. Says:

    Gotta love it. Train kept a rollin’.

    Val Veeta: you should send your post over to Alderson or hope he’s reading BMF. I think that my daughters are really Reyes fans first, and Mets fans next. But Alderson seems set on giving the idea of trading him serious consideration, so we’ll have to wait and see. It’s perhaps optimistic that when making his decision to dump Ollie and Castillo, he has noted that the fans dislike for them factored into his decision, so maybe Mets fans affection for Jose-jose-jose will influence him to re-sign Reyes.

  9. USMF Says:

    The Four worst moments of my Met Life…

    1988…I was finally old enough to understand and appreciate baseball and it was the first season I listened to Gary and Mr. Murphy on the Radio almost every night. Then came those Eff’ing Dodgers…I still hate them to this day.

    1991…Even though we know Straw was going to LA before the season ended…my favorite player of that time left with out any real consideration into staying. More reason to hate LA.

    1992…David Cone, one of my all time favorite pitchers (one whom I molded myself after) and the only reason to watch the Mets that year was traded away…Sadly, that started a dark time in my Mets Fan life…one that took me several years to come back to watching baseball.

    1999….Kenny Rodgers…nuff said.

    2011… soon to added to the list- Reyes traded away??? I hope not….it will send me into another deep baseball depression…

    Even though the team has sucked and been disappointing the past 10 years…I’ve still watched/listened to 130+ games a year. If Reyes is gone…they’d have to reach the playoffs for me to want to watch.

  10. BrooklynBill Says:

    I do think Reyes will be traded…we should be happy he is playing well, increases his trade value.

    Paulino has anemia? seriously, that’s what they are going with? Find it hard to believe a professional athlete can suddenly develop anemia. What’s the real rub?

    Any chance the Nats give Ollie P. the call during our series? That would be awesome.

  11. foxster Says:

    whoopee, 3 in a row. broomstick time. my son took his family to Sundays game, sat behind the visitors dugout and was clearly visable through out the game at least they saw a good game. he was there on opening day this year. nuff said.

    anyhow: LETS GO METS

  12. foxster Says:

    Met’s trades? a history of mostly zero.

  13. USMF Says:

    Foxster- Mets have made some great trades in the past. We’ve gotten Mex, Carter, Piazza, Johan, Cone, HoJo, Leiter, Olerud, Ray Knight, Ojeda, Darling, Franco, Delgado, LoDuca and Mike Hampton all from trades…

    Yes I hate Hampton because he bailed after one year…LoDuca was on roids, LosD got hurt…but still, we got more out of them than the junk we gave up for them.

    Yes the deal that shall not be spoken of will always taint our memory… (well not mine, I was a month old when it happened.)

    and get over the Zambrainless/Kazmir deal…Kaz is a complete bust.

  14. BrooklynBill Says:

    Anyone recall Alex Ochoa? Budding future star. Five tool player. Bupkus.

    Or how about Escobar? the future CF for years to come. Squat.

    Where are those guys now anyway?

  15. JJ Says:

    Talking about Mets trades…how can we leave off the immortal Harry Chiti…traded for himself…only the Mets could pull that off.

  16. MetFanDan Says:

    Now that’s the 4-2 (minimum) homestand that I was talkin’ about last week !!!

    What’s this about Gee maybe going to the pen fulltime ??? What…is our starting pitching an embarrassment of riches all of a sudden ???

    LET’S GO METS !!!

  17. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    Wow this has been a nice ride against s**t teamsand we get the Nats next. This is also a team that is not so good and we need to beat.

    Still have the yellow caution light up, you could’t have p[icked two crappier teams to amke a homestand with, but it is a start and we are heading in the right direction.

    Lets see if we can continue it against the Nats, a team we can beat on the road and then lets play some real teams and do it!

    The one day where we did not need a day off. Lets keep it rolling!

    LETS GO METS!

  18. GB Says:

    It doesn’t matter if they beat good teams or bad teams this time of year. If you beat good teams, don’t be surprised if they beat you in postseason, or if you can’t beat poor teams in the next series. A win is a win.

  19. cleonjones Says:

    Lets get a W tonight !!! Lets go Mets !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. foxster Says:

    re trade history: i said MOSTLY zero, not completely. there have been some good deals, but the Mets trade history is not exactly something to that can be looked at with pride.
    for example, coming to the Mets:
    Joe Foy - Jim Fregosi - Pepe Manguel - Juan Samuel etc on the other hand leaving
    Amos Otis - Tom Seaver - Rusty Staub -
    Tug McGraw - Lenny Dysktra etc
    there have been very good deals for the Mets, but those deals aren’t the general rule. what should be read is Amazing, an oral history of the NY Mets, which is very informative as the playefrs who toiled for the Mets give their view of what it was like during their tenure.

    i’ve been a Mets fan in six different decades. i sure as shooting don’t hate or even just dislike the team. i’ve lived and died with them for a very long time. my wish is that they become a consistent contender like the Brooklyn Dodgers, of my youth. maybe the Brooklyn Dodgers spoiled me by being a winning team, until O”malley ripped the heart out of Brooklyn. i just wish the Mets would be a winning team, but it’s obvious that b aseball todahy kis nogt the baseball of the 1950’s

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