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@MikeLecolant haha I do like Murph a lot, and his ups and downs can definitely be shown as the Mets story this season. I hope he keeps proving me right at least!
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Daniel Murphy's Hot Streak Coming at Right Time
Another great story...unbelievable that Seaver won 16 games out of the Mets 61 overall wins.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on This Date in Mets History Double Header: Gm. 1: 1967 - Kranepool and Seaver help to beat out Giants, 5-3, at Shea
@Will DeBoer I've been leaning more towards Balfour because of Street's inability to stay healthy. K-Rod is a big personality and I don't think he would enjoy being traded unless he was closing games.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on MLB Trade Rumors: Francisco Rodriguez on Mets' Radar?
@SuperfanXavier Thanks for reading and good points made all around. From the other comparisons I made, I agree with your agrument of Sandoval over Wright two years ago, the most deserving should get the start. Unfortunately, MLB has lost sight of the true meaning for the All-Star game because of the revenue.
I agree with you, non-players and coaches shouldn't vote for the starters, and if it were up to me, I would have that done. I do have a little bias for Wright on the East Coast, but he is clearly having a better year; this jump in votes at the end show that Giants fans may be a little more dedicated than others, especially in the immediate area of San Francisco compared to NYC.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on David Wright Voted to NL All-Star Team as Reserve; is MLB Voting System Flawed?
Couldn't have said it better myself... being able to shake up the divisional standings after a good series for the Mets is all we could ask for...much more than anyone was expecting too.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on The Mets Continue to Warrant a Move at the Trade Deadline
@MikeLecolant Agreed, it's lost is appeal to many purists. I wish it didn't determine home field advantage in the WS either...one of the many things Bud Selig has done that has made me scratch my head.
Awesome...what a freakin beard! They gotta bring stuff like that back.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on This Date in Mets History: 1978: Pat Zachry and his Beard Get Best of Cubs at Wrigley
Great piece, and I wholeheartedly agree. Hopefully they don't drop the ball, literally.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Last 12 Games Before All-Star Break Vital to Mets Season
Seriously! That was tough to watch. Hard to jump out to early leads two nights in a row and expect our bullpen to hang on both times, although they didn't pitch badly last night. Hopefully there won't be much need for them with R.A. on the bump tonight!
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Game Recap: Yankees Use Late Home Runs to Down Mets 4-3
Great piece. I agree with you; it seems like everyone is calling for Murph's head and I don't get it. He'll come out of it because he's a good hitter. Is he the future answer at 2nd base? Probably not, but he will continue to be the answer this year.
11 months ago on Should Daniel Murphy Be Worried About His Job?
@MikeLecolant Another good point that I didn't think about... could play a role as well.
11 months ago on What's With Daniel Murphy's Slump?
@MikeyJoe Thanks for your comment and I appreciate you reading! I'm glad that you enjoyed article and I agree with you. When Murph is hitting well, everyone is all over him, but when he struggles lots are looking for an alternative. I do think TC will be patient and be sure to put him in positions to succeed and get him back on track, just like he did for Ike.
It is odd that Ike gets more of a pass with fans and mgmt; I guess that's what home run power can do. Valdespin has done a great job to pick up the slack while Murph is struggling, but I'm sure once he adjusts to how he's being pitched, he'll be in there everyday again. Thankfully, Ike has picked it up so we don't have to watch both of them struggle at the same time!
@MikeLecolant well that certainly sounds like fun. I'm going to have to put it on my things to do list. What can I say, you sell it well.
11 months ago on Twelfth Season of Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball by the Seashore... Fuhgeddaboudit!
I agree with you; if this were previous years, I would also write this team off, but I'm not doing that just yet. These guys are different and I want to see how they react to these tough times.
11 months ago on Mets Swept By Cincinnati Reds, But Don't Judge Till After Orioles Series
Bringing baseball back to Brooklyn has been a wonderful thing. I have yet to catch a game there, but it is definitely on my list of things to do!
It sure is...unfotunately, he had to get hurt for playing time situation to get a little easier.
11 months ago on Game Recap: Homers by Hairston and Nieuwenhuis Not Enough in 7-3 loss to Reds
This series has been very frustrating because we really wanted to see these two take the lead and continue to put this team on a roll. Thankfully, we have Johan and R.A. to act as stoppers again. If the Mets want to continue to compete into the summer though, at least one of these two need to step up.
11 months ago on Last Two Mets Losses Equal One Big Lost Opportunity
@MikeLecolant Absolutely!! I agree 100%, pitching has become a little more complicated than it needs to be.
11 months, 1 week ago on Jon Rauch Demoted From Mets Setup Role
This picture made me laugh out loud.
11 months, 1 week ago on Padres' Owner Expected to Choose Winning Bidder Next Week
@MikeLecolant Yea, contention can make teams make some crazy moves, but I don't think Alderson will do anything crazy because of the asking prices. He will definitely be asking about certain players, but once the asking price is set too high, he will back out. Hopefully Beato and Mejia will give the 'pen enough of a shakeup to help them perform more consistently.
11 months, 1 week ago on Mets Trade Rumors: Alderson Looking for Bullpen Help?