Monday, July 25, 2016
Not the greatest Met catcher ever (that distinction belongs to Gary Carter RIP), but still a great player, great Met and a definitive HOF'er.
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Monday, July 18, 2016
That's really all they can do: just do what it takes to win as many series' as they can and let the chips fall where they may as far as the postseason is concerned. If the Mets do their part, they'll be there in October.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
A Christian who's always worn his beliefs on his sleeves, I truly believe that it wasn't just Daniel Murphy's at times poor defense that made the Mets choose to not offer him a legitimate contract in the off-season (after all, the Mets do play in uber-liberal New York City). And because of that Mets fans have to deal with Murph 18 to 19 times a year in their own division as a member of the front-running Nationals. As I write this Murphy has 7 home runs against the Mets, while hitting at a more than .400 clip. Call it a coincidence or not, but it's why politics should never mix with sports and it's why the Mets need to start treating Murph like Barry Bonds in his heyday and stop pitching to him.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Since his return to the Mets Jose Reyes has been totally contrite. He's in counseling and even went out of his way to speak to minor leaguers about the seriousness of what he did. He's been punished and banned by Major League Baseball too, as he should've been. But apparently all that's not enough for the holier-than-thou's in the New York Daily News offices who want to condemn the man for life for making one very bad mistake. Any wonder why professional athletes don't want to be bothered the press sometimes? Good thing Mets fans did the right thing and gave Reyes a standing ovation in his return, because we all make mistakes and he deserves a 2nd chance.
Monday, July 4, 2016
Of course, Reyes was going to be called up eventually, but I don't know about right now. I mean, the Mets are at home and with a 5-game winning streak, playing really well. What's impressed me the most is the professional at-bats they've been taking, especially James Loney's RBI groundout against the Marlins today. Then too what with Reyes still learning how to play 3rd base, them being at home till the All-star break, Wilmer Flores getting hot and Reyes still having a cloud over his head what with the domestic violence charges controversy, you would've thought that the Mets would wait till after the break and them being on the road to bring Jose back. In other words, the timing just seems to be off.