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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Contest Alert

Always Amazin' did a contest in which he gave away the 1986 World Series DVD Collection and I was feeling a bit left out. So here I am with my own contest for the DVD collection and here is how it is going to work. I'm going to put it out there to guess the line for Steve Trachsel's start on Wednesday against Mark Mulder and the Cardinals. You will get one point for IP (if he goes 5.2 innings, you have to guess 5.2 to get credit), H, ER, BB, SO, and HR allowed. The person with the highest total wins. The tie breaker will be the total runs scored in the game and the tie breaker for the tie breaker will be the pitch count. If there is a tie, the DVDs will go to the person with the closest guess to the actual total runs (you can be under or over it doesn't matter, just be the closest) and include your guess for the pitch count in case there is the unlikely tie for the tie. If there is somehow a tie on the tie breaker for the tie breaker, you can guess how many holes there are in the pair of underwear I'm wearing for that current day.

Good luck. All guesses have to be in by tonight at midnight and send them via email to metropolitans at optonline dot net. Just shoot me an email with IP, H, ER, BB, SO, HR allowed, total runs scored between the Mets and the Cardinals, and pitch count with spaces in between each number. You don't have to indicate which is which, just make sure you have a number for each category even if it is zero and put them in order of the above format. If you are missing one? You lose. Got it?

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Game on! Glavine is back in the game.

A source told The Post last night that the Mets' All-Star left-hander - feared done for the season, maybe even for his career with a possible blood clot in his pitching shoulder - underwent an angiogram yesterday and will not require surgery.

Hopefully the Mets run into October with Pedro, Glavine, Maine, and The Duque, but I think Maine will really be left out. The Duque had some success last year out of the bullpen and might be a viable option, but I ultimately the Mets will side with his playoff experience and put him in the rotation. Either way, it is good to know Tom will most likely be back.

  • The Baseball America Prospect Hot Sheet is out and Guerra is still in the top ten.

    9. Deolis Guerra, rhp, low Class A Hagerstown (Mets)
    Hope Mets fans enjoyed the show, because Guerra's cheese smelled so good last week: no hits in five innings, though he walked six and struck out six. This 17-year-old has a 1.15 ERA in August and is 6-7, 2.20 overall with just 59 hits allowed in 82 innings.


    59 hits in 82 innings? Siiiiiiick.

    Fernando makes his first appearance on the Not-so-Hot sheet and you have to give him a pass really.

    Fernando Martinez, of, high Class A St. Lucie (Mets)
    Understand, we come not to bury Martinez . . . he's 17 and playing in the Florida State League. That's incredible, really. But he went 5-for-32 last week and is hitting .200 in the FSL so far (14-for-70). Just don't pencil him into the 2007 lineup in New York as Cliff Floyd's replacement, that's all we're saying.


  • The Mets keep moving close to acquiring Shawn Green.

    "It's moving, but I can't tell you whether it's going to happen or not," one source said. "It's closer than it was last week."

  • Omar is such a comedian.

    As for Perez's turnaround, GM Omar Minaya said: "I think it was a combination of mechanical and just clearing his head. We knew when we got him it was just going to take some time. Two years ago people talked about him the way they talked about Dontrelle (Willis), the way they talked about the guy in Tampa Bay. What's his name? (Scott) Kazmir. We felt we got a guy who potentially had some upside. We didn't know if we could get him back, but I'm pleased by the progress."

  • Fernando Martinez went 1 for 6 with a triple and two RBIs in St. Lucie's win over Palm Beach. He is now batting .197 for St. Lucie. Also in the game, Mike Carp went 1 for 4 with his fourteenth homer of the year, drove in three runs, and walked twice.

    Jon Niese continues to struggle of late and took the loss in Hagerstowns game against West Virginia. Niese went four innings and gave up eleven hits, five earned runs, and one homer while striking out four.

  • Phil Humber started in St. Lucie as did Mike Pelfrey. Kevin Mulvey? Binghamton. Good luck bro.

    Kevin Mulvey, the Mets' second-round pick in this year's draft (and their initial selection), will pitch Thursday for Double-A Binghamton for the first time. Mulvey is a right-hander from Villanova who pitched in the Gulf Coast League for two innings this past Saturday.
  • 22 Comments:

    Anonymous joe said...

    the link is for a .net which is it .net or .com?

    11:56 AM

     
    Blogger Larry G said...

    Since the Weaver-Maine game starts tonight (Tuesday) at 7:10, I think you'll be getting a lot of high scores in your contest prior to midnight.

    12:09 PM

     
    Anonymous benny BLANCO said...

    lol, the New York Posts builds it up with Glavine by saying all the negative stuff and then saying "will not require surgery". Those punks.
    Good news. THe panic is over.

    The more time passes by the more sense Shawn Green makes, I guess. He'll come in this season. And he'll take over for Cliff Floyd in 2007 who's been somebody you can't really count on. Not too bad.

    I know it sounds ridiculous that the top notch guys start in the FSL while Kevin F'N Mulvey starts in Binghamton but its not too bad because the reason they've started in in St. Lucie is because of the weather. So now that the weather is nice in Binghamton he can start there.

    And bro, your contest can't end at mid-night, lol. THe game will be over by then. You need to do it by 6:55pm or something. I won't be participating on the DVD though. I don't remember anything about the 1986 team and don't have a big love for them so I'll just let somebody over the age of 30 win it, it'll only be fair.

    12:30 PM

     
    Blogger Toasty Joe said...

    Mike said Wednesday, so I assume the contest is for tomorrow's game.

    12:39 PM

     
    Blogger oSSyCoCoTaSo said...

    anytime a met pushes a yankee down a flight of stairs, im cool with it. sign barfield now!

    lol.

    can we agree that his bro is a met killer in the making?

    12:40 PM

     
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    '...anytime a met pushes a yankee down a flight of stairs, im cool with it. sign barfield now!'

    classic

    12:47 PM

     
    Anonymous benny said...

    Joe, Well John Maine pitches Tuesday and even though I'm a little sluggish today, I'm pretty sure today is Tuesday.
    Says so on my computer...

    12:51 PM

     
    Blogger mr. met said...

    Sorry man.. it's .net. The link is right...

    I wrote this before they pushed Glavine out and Maine was going tomorrow. Switched it to Trachsel. Good times.

    12:58 PM

     
    Blogger mr. met said...

    Well, we should be straight now..Sorry, I'm real busy today or else I'd do today's start and I really didn't want it to be late notice so everyone who wanted to play could.

    1:00 PM

     
    Blogger mr. met said...

    Wow...now I see what I did...this was supposed to run yesterday....

    Well, we are all on the same page....Traxx it is..I've emailed everyone to and got updated lines from all but four.

    Mike

    1:31 PM

     
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    If I see October , as a met fan, I will hopefully stay a met fan and not jump ship. September is my favorite? month as a met fan? Leets just see.........

    3:36 PM

     
    Blogger oSSyCoCoTaSo said...

    i dunno wugt ot think of the this green trade. im lookin at the #'s and nothing stands out. he's mediocre all the time in all situations. at least his defense is above avg

    7:29 PM

     
    Blogger warmsox said...

    Green trade is official pending league approval due to money switching hands.

    http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060822&content_id=1623233&vkey=news_nym&fext=.jsp&c_id=nym

    7:34 PM

     
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    LHP Perez was DFA'd

    Not Ollie ..Juan. iguess so someone doesnt call up the wrong Perez on Sat.

    7:36 PM

     
    Blogger mr. met said...

    Green for MacLane? You have to love that one. Omar pulled off a good move. He may not have big numbers, but he's a solid ML hitter. The Mets are back to 1 through 8 being tough outs and improved their chances in a DH park. I like it a lot and it gives the Mets a stop gap for next year whether they trade Milledge or keep him. Omar is a stud.

    9:16 PM

     
    Blogger mr. met said...

    LHP Perez was DFA'd

    Not Ollie ..Juan. iguess so someone doesnt call up the wrong Perez on Sat.


    Only the Mets would call up the wrong guy.

    9:16 PM

     
    Blogger mr. met said...

    Beltran is just naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasty.

    9:59 PM

     
    Anonymous Scott said...

    Best game of the year bar none! Wow, talk about excitement!

    The Mets are 10 games higher in the standings than the cards and show that they deserve to be there. The cards rely way too much on Pujols.

    11:10 PM

     
    Anonymous benny said...

    I was at the game. Sick fucking game.

    3:37 AM

     
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