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03-21-2011, 12:48 AM
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He's gotta be cut, he's just a detriment to the team now. I'd rather go with 24 players on the roster opposed to 25 with him on it.
I now agree. I've advocated giving him a shot...he had it, is failing, and needs to go. He's just a distraction. I'm thinking this week.

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ugh the mets, what are we gonna do with these guys , its depressing to think that this franchise that was one hit away from the world series in 2006 has fallen so far into oblivion, and there is s no end in sight.. its just been embarrassment after embarrassment ever since beltran struck out with the bases loaded on that one fateful night in october in 2006...

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Ollie released.

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Would anyone be interested in fantasy baseball? Me and a buddy got a league going and we're 3 managers short.

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any other met fans interested in see Brad Emaus getting consistent at-bats in the big leagues? I haven't gotten to see him in spring training action so far, since I don't care too much for it, and when I have watched he hasn't played.

I have a good feeling in this team, now that the bad is out (Ollie, Castillo, Omar, and Jerry) and I think they have a chance to contend this season. the Rangers have gotten a lot of my attention since they are going to make the playoffs, but I can't wait for baseball to start back up!

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Not sure if you found any takers but i would certainly be interested if the spots are still open.

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somewhat optimistic for the start of the season.

i have a sneaky feeling the new york mets will be better than we thought for 3 reasons.

1. no more manuel, ollie and castillo. the negative has bee purged. clean slate. as im listening to these guys when interviewed, to a man, they are all confident and saying basically this team is better than people think and if they stay healthy, they will score runs. all of them seem very confident. the clubhouse is closer and the guys seem to all believe. i know thats what every team says in spring, but this just seems different.

2. the pitching. 1-5 they arent phily, but they aint bad. pelf is poised for a big year. hes a horse and a guy who can go deep every start. niese has a strong arm and dickey is an innings eater. those 3, if they can get thru 6, give us a chance everyday. the biggest surprises are the new guys. chris young may well be the best fa pitcher signing of the season. if healthy, he gives us a huge boost form the 4 spot. his era this spring. .133. capuano is another guy whos been hurt for a couple years but seems back and healthy. hes a lefty who can fool people and again, if healthy, is a terrific 5 guy. his spring 2011 2-0 with a 2.30 era.

the relievers look solid especially if we are looking at izzy and parnell as setup guys for krod. we sem set there for sure with those 2 hard throwers. again, if izzys arm is ok, he makes a huge difference. parnell is filthy. as an 8th inning guy, he should lock that spot down. as for krod, his stuff looks sharp this spring. his velocity is up and his control is spot on. he has something to prove and i think hes gonna have a big year if he gets the ball with the lead enough times. guys like byrdak- as the lefty specialist and boyer- with a .90 era this spring have been pleasant surprises.

3. the bats. i keep hearing that this team is gonna score alot of runs. the key is reyes. if healthy and happy, hes the engine. if he puts the ball in play and doesnt swing for the fence, he can be on 2nd base every time. no one can stretch a single into a double like jose can. if hes healthy, hes the catalyst. emaus looks like he can hit. pagan has the tools to be an allstar. wright is wright ad batting .333 so far this spring. beltran, again if healthy, is still a 30 hr guy and switch hits. bay needs to bounce back and hit some homers on the road this year- hes the biggest question mark i have and someone that needs to get off to a good start. ike needs to cut down on the k's but provides some lefty power and should be around .300. im really excited about thole and his contact bat. hes had a terrific spring hitting .380 with 3 hr's. and scott hairston has pop off the bench and can play lf is bay continues to suk.

this team is going to be better than we thought. can they win the division... prolly not but a wildcard is not at all out of the question. and with johan out until atleast the allstar break, assuming hes healthy to come back then, thats a huge boost to this team. getting an arm like that mid season, is enormous. again, assuming hes healthy and can go 100 percent, if they are hanging around the pack at the break, ya never know.

cant wait for the season to start.

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Might watch the Mets this year. I know, it's pretty bandwagon (don't know why you'd bandwagon the Mets, though...) but I turned my friend onto hockey and the Rangers so i'm giving him a chance to make me like the Mets and baseball.

Here's to a good season.

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somewhat optimistic for the start of the season.

i have a sneaky feeling the new york mets will be better than we thought for 3 reasons.

1. no more manuel, ollie and castillo. the negative has bee purged. clean slate. as im listening to these guys when interviewed, to a man, they are all confident and saying basically this team is better than people think and if they stay healthy, they will score runs. all of them seem very confident. the clubhouse is closer and the guys seem to all believe. i know thats what every team says in spring, but this just seems different.

2. the pitching. 1-5 they arent phily, but they aint bad. pelf is poised for a big year. hes a horse and a guy who can go deep every start. niese has a strong arm and dickey is an innings eater. those 3, if they can get thru 6, give us a chance everyday. the biggest surprises are the new guys. chris young may well be the best fa pitcher signing of the season. if healthy, he gives us a huge boost form the 4 spot. his era this spring. .133. capuano is another guy whos been hurt for a couple years but seems back and healthy. hes a lefty who can fool people and again, if healthy, is a terrific 5 guy. his spring 2011 2-0 with a 2.30 era.

the relievers look solid especially if we are looking at izzy and parnell as setup guys for krod. we sem set there for sure with those 2 hard throwers. again, if izzys arm is ok, he makes a huge difference. parnell is filthy. as an 8th inning guy, he should lock that spot down. as for krod, his stuff looks sharp this spring. his velocity is up and his control is spot on. he has something to prove and i think hes gonna have a big year if he gets the ball with the lead enough times. guys like byrdak- as the lefty specialist and boyer- with a .90 era this spring have been pleasant surprises.

3. the bats. i keep hearing that this team is gonna score alot of runs. the key is reyes. if healthy and happy, hes the engine. if he puts the ball in play and doesnt swing for the fence, he can be on 2nd base every time. no one can stretch a single into a double like jose can. if hes healthy, hes the catalyst. emaus looks like he can hit. pagan has the tools to be an allstar. wright is wright ad batting .333 so far this spring. beltran, again if healthy, is still a 30 hr guy and switch hits. bay needs to bounce back and hit some homers on the road this year- hes the biggest question mark i have and someone that needs to get off to a good start. ike needs to cut down on the k's but provides some lefty power and should be around .300. im really excited about thole and his contact bat. hes had a terrific spring hitting .380 with 3 hr's. and scott hairston has pop off the bench and can play lf is bay continues to suk.

this team is going to be better than we thought. can they win the division... prolly not but a wildcard is not at all out of the question. and with johan out until atleast the allstar break, assuming hes healthy to come back then, thats a huge boost to this team. getting an arm like that mid season, is enormous. again, assuming hes healthy and can go 100 percent, if they are hanging around the pack at the break, ya never know.

cant wait for the season to start.
The Mets have a horrific pitching staff, and are dependent upon a bunch of injury prone players to have a good season. Sure, any team can be in the mix at the start, but let's be honest..

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03-28-2011, 12:55 PM
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The Mets have a horrific pitching staff, and are dependent upon a bunch of injury prone players to have a good season. Sure, any team can be in the mix at the start, but let's be honest..
naw. not really. i agree, it all depends on if they can stay healthy throughout the entire lineup.

the pitching lacks big names, but i like all 5 of the starting arms. and i like the pen alot.

if they can stay healthy, they can compete. if they can compete and stay close until johan returns, assuming he does, who knows.

their lineup is actually pretty good. a bay, pagan and beltran outfield isnt too shabby. bay, pagan and a healthy beltran should play some excellent defense and snag alot of balls.

im always optimistic in spring, but his year without the bums and especially without gangster jerry, the guys seem genuinely excited for the season.

call me a homer, but i think they can compete. again, assuming health.

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I could see the Mets contending in a weaker division but the NL East has quickly worked its way into being the second best in the league. The Phillies everyone knows about already but the Braves are a great team, too. The Marlins go through cycles (they get good and then sell hard) and I'd say that they'll be a darkhorse to make the playoffs. The Nationals are finally a team that's on the up, though they won't really be a threat until Harper is playing in the bigs. If Santana was healthy, I could see the Mets challenging the Braves but I just don't think it's going to happen. He could come back at the end of the year and help but I'd be very hesitant to expect him to be on his game after that surgery. Just look at Prior or Wang.

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Might watch the Mets this year. I know, it's pretty bandwagon (don't know why you'd bandwagon the Mets, though...) but I turned my friend onto hockey and the Rangers so i'm giving him a chance to make me like the Mets and baseball.

Here's to a good season.
God help you.

Seriously though, this team will surprise some people. I'm not saying they'll make the playoffs but they'll be a solid ball club. There's way to much talent on this team to be more than 5 games under .500 at the most. Haven't watched much of spring training because I've been focused on the NYR but it seems as if the team is shaping up nicely outside of Beltran being injured again. With Beltran and Reyes in contract years, you should see ample production out of them and it may give them the chance to get something good at the deadline for either. As ODC said, their pitching is a lot better than people give it credit for and in the lineup, they still have Ike and Wright with Bay definitely having a better season then last.

The team will be good and don't be surprised if they happen to be in the playoff race some September.

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naw. not really. i agree, it all depends on if they can stay healthy throughout the entire lineup.

the pitching lacks big names, but i like all 5 of the starting arms. and i like the pen alot.

if they can stay healthy, they can compete. if they can compete and stay close until johan returns, assuming he does, who knows.

their lineup is actually pretty good. a bay, pagan and beltran outfield isnt too shabby. bay, pagan and a healthy beltran should play some excellent defense and snag alot of balls.

im always optimistic in spring, but his year without the bums and especially without gangster jerry, the guys seem genuinely excited for the season.

call me a homer, but i think they can compete. again, assuming health.


Santana will be out till at least an all-star break and that's a huge blow considering rest of their rotation. Healthy Reyes/Beltran and a rebound season from Bay will mean they'll score more runs but pitching is a huge worry. Dont see how they compete with that pitching staff against Phillies, Braves and Marlins. Those 3 teams have something that Mets lack - quality pitching, which is what wins you games. .500 record would be a pretty good season for Mets.

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They were nearly. 500 last year, with the horrendous injuries.

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They were nearly. 500 last year, with the horrendous injuries.

They also got 29 starts from Santana last season, 17 of them quality starts.

Pelfrey is good (15 wins and around 4 ERA) but the rest are mostly question marks. Niesi is OK. Dont expect sub-3 ERA from Dickey. Then what? Chris Young? Chris Capuano? Boof Bonser? Pat Misch? Young has started 36 games in last 3 seasons, Capuano had 9 starts last season and some relief apperances. They better hope Pelfrey takes the next step and Mejia is ready mid-season and makes immediate impact.

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Hey it's opening day. The only team we have doesn't fail at everything is back.

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The bats look great so far.


CC looks great too, had one bad inning due to a some poor D, but escaped it only giving up a run

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Couldn't have been scripted it better.

Phil Coke is still garbage and gives up bombs. Can't believe he is going to start for the Tigers.

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Yeah! Wouldn't want to lose your fake money.

Don't worry, you can't put some real money down on the Mets Over 74.5 and Phils Under 98. Both are money.

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Joba to Soriano to Mo was nice to see today.

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NYY Opening Day Recap

Yanks basically played a picture perfect game today. Couldn't have really asked for anything better to start the season. Saturday could be a totally different game with A.J. pitching.

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Agreed. It reminded me a lot of the 96 with Rivera and Wetteland.

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