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

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Easy Like Sunday Morning

This Met team looks to be tighter than a camel's ass during a sandstorm.

The way the Mets are pitching, the four wins could be the start of a big season for the defending NL East champions.

"They keep pitching like that, we're going to be dangerous," Reyes said.

The Mets have a 0.75 ERA and their starters have all four of their wins this season. They won their first four games, including three against St. Louis, by a combined margin of 31-3.

"It's good, we just stay together," Reyes said. "When we stay together, we're going to be dangerous. We've got the talent here. We've got to see what we can do."

The bullpen has not given up a run yet and the starters have been electrifying. While the Cards may not be a good team, they are still the defending champs and the Mets came out and smoked them and the Braves are no pushovers. Regardless what happens these next two games, coming home 6-0, 5-1, or 4-2 is going to be a great start and I'd venture to guess the Mets pull out at least one of these next two games.

Oliver Perez looked nasty which was great to see for obvious reasons and Jose Reyes just looks like he is in mid-season form already. 3 for 6 with two runs, four RBIs, and two triples? Are you fucking kidding me? As I stated on The Coop's blog yesterday, it's hysterical that the same reason the Mets will not make the playoffs according to some experts is completely being glazed over when it comes to the Yankees. The Mets starters have upside at least and what is the upside outside of anyone not name Phil Hughes on the Yankees? Igawa? He won't finish the year in the rotation. Mussina? He'll be decent enough, but nothing spectacular. Pavano? He had one good year ERA wise with horrible peripherals. Even if he pitches his best, he's not very good and league average at best. Pettitte? This ain't Andy of 1997. Wang? If he's your ace in the AL East, you have problems.

If people think the Mets should be concerned about their rotation, the Yankees should be concerned beyond belief. No Yankee starter has actually made it through five complete innings, but some moron has an article about how they'll win 110 games? Seven teams won 110 or more games in the history of baseball and this Yankee team might be the eighth? Please. Their rotation is a sham and most people fail to exhibit a little objectivity when it comes to the Mets and Yankees. This Met team is far and away the best in the NL and the Yankees are in serious danger of not making the playoffs unless they get Clemens and Hughes contributes significantly this season. They'll miss the playoffs one of these years and this could be the year unless their rotation sorts itself out.

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  • I had Knick tickets yesterday (ridiculous seats about seven rows back) and met some friends before for some beers at bar. I wanted to see a few innings of the Mets game before I went in, but the bar had two TVs both playing the Yankees! So I ask, "hey man, can you put the Mets game on one of these TVs?" To which he replied, "I don't know, people are watching the Yankee game and might get mad." So I said, "bro, the TVs are two feet apart. If someone wants to watch the Yankee game, they can slide down. Besides, no one is even looking at the Yankees game right now and it's on." So the bartender finally gives in a puts the game on begrudgingly. Then the guy behind me says, "oh man, you like the Mets?"

    What kind of fucking world do we live in? The Mets sold 3.5+ million tickets last year, already sold 2.5+ million this year, and are really damn good and I have a hard time getting them on in a bar in New York City? And people wonder why I hate the Yankees. How could I not?

  • From Count yesterday in the comment section...

    With respect to the Yankees and their favorable treatment on ESPN, I direct you to this quote:

    "We pretty much think of baseball as the Red Sox and Yankees and everybody else is the Washington Generals," said one ESPN employee who shall remain unnamed.

    Fucking ponderous.



    Blogger Coop said...

    Hey Mike, not sure if you will check on MSF, but I will make an appearance at Black bear. I need to get out of my house anyway after an uneventful morning shopping.

    2:37 PM

    Blogger Coop said...

    BTW, I like your commentary on the Yankees stuff. Guys like that are just into the marketing side of the Yank-these, and know nothing about what's "really" going on in baseball.

    2:39 PM

    Anonymous benny blanco from Barcelona, Spain said...

    I wish i could be able to attend Opening Day, its going to be nuts.

    The Mets are losing now but I say they make a come back win today.

    6:42 PM

    Blogger BookieD said...

    Picking up on the theme from Friday, Willie pulled one of his classic "player's manager" moves today and let Glavine start the bottom of the bottom of the 6th today, notwithstanding the facts that (i) the last pitch Tom threw was a meatball to Chipper he would have knocked 450 feet, but for the wind, and (ii) Glavine came to bat in the top of the 6th with a man on base. I want to see Tom rach 300 as much as anyone, but you can't tell me that today wasn't his day. I would have pinch hit for him in the top of the inning and sent Joe Smith out to face Andrew and Frenchie. I don't know that we would have won, but I could see the big inning for the Braves comming a mile away at that point. Consider this the first obvious Willie second-guess of he season.

    12:48 AM

    Blogger Uncle Peanut said...

    I couldn't agree more about the Yankee rotation.

    As for what's playing in bars, you should see what it's like up here in the sticks (Syracuse). Finding a Mets game in a bar is like finding Asian bums.

    9:27 AM

    Blogger AE said...

    in ref to the mets in the bar: you should know that most mets fans don't live in midtown manhattan. fuck most real ny'ers don't live anywhere near the garden. of course i'm assuming the bar you were at were near the garden....anyway, tranplants in ny are always yankees fans....and i'm fine with that because that leaves real baseball fans with the finest team in ny right now...

    2:13 PM

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