A blog dedicated to the New York Mets with some other baseball thrown in.

Monday, May 31, 2004

Some Insight From Homer

No, not Homer the poet and philosopher, but Homer Simpson.

"I've seen teams suck before but they were the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever did suck." - Homer

I am going to continue to pretend that the Mets are still not beating themselves with costly errors, so I will focus on the positives:

  • Jason Phillips had two hits, which just happened to be homeruns and is ripping the ball right now looking like Phillips of '03 pre-baby

  • Wiggie picked up two hits, one of which was a homerun and is making consistent, solid contact

  • Piazza is continuing to punish the ball

  • Kaz has been consistently hitting

  • Milledge picked up another hit and is batting .326 in low A ball

  • Yusmeiro Petit is now 6-1 with a 2.15 ERA and begging for a call up to high A ball

  • Scott Erickson threw six shutout innings in his first rehab start for St. Lucie

  • Tyler Yates is adjusting well to the closer's role in AAA, striking out 2 in 1 inning

  • Victor Diaz is now batting .284 and had a homer and 5 RBIs yesterday, finally hitting like he should

  • Craig Brazell continues to impress despite never walking



Howe made some strange decisions yesterday, but I am done picking on him. He does not have much to work with at this point with this injury riddled team. It is getting hard for him to put the best product on the field day in and day out. A fully healthy team with people producing and he does not look like an idiot. The lack of defense is doing the Mets in and they are taking themselves out of the game despite playing and pitching well enough to win. I am not by any means saying Howe has made the best decisions at all times, but he certainly cannot go out there and poke a double with the bases loaded and no outs, or make Cameron make contact with the baseball. He does not have the easiest job around at this point.