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Thursday, September 27, 2007


That taste in your mouth would be puke.


Anonymous Anonymous said...



- Nokes

10:49 AM

Blogger mr. met said...

I believe alright. I believe this team will be in the playoffs, but really. They are not instilling any confidence in us are they? I just got my playoff tickets and I should be excited. Instead, I'm worrying about a four game stretch to end the season. They look horrific out there.

11:40 AM

Anonymous brian b said...

i'm disgusted.

12:03 PM

Blogger Itsmetsforme said...

If its not to be for the Mets, I wish these Nationals good luck in the playoffs. I don't know how i didn't recognize their excellence before. With a new stadium, a young future star at third base, solid closer, timely pitching, ginormous offensive production; they are a powerhouse to be reckoned with. It's a wonder my Mets could even keep it close.

12:22 PM

Blogger mr. met said...

I sense some heavy sarcasm. Really though, with the Yankees and their fans rejoicing while us Met fans are enduring some pain, has anything really changed?

3:24 PM

Anonymous Rick m said...

Hey, welcome back. Nice photos, don your skirt and show us some more!

On to matters of suckitude. I can't remember ever seeing a total bullpen implosion like we have now. Even in the depths of 1993, Jeff Innis and Mike Maddux were consistantly mediocre. There's nobody out there who can get you three outs now. Nobody.

I've been frustrated by Willie's deployment of left vs right matchups so early in the game all year. When you're in the sixth inning, it's just too early in the game to be doing that -- lots of baseball left. And we've been seeing it all year. The result? Past performers like Smith, Feliciano, Mota -- they're warn out. The Mets have four pitchers over 65 appearances this year. The Red Sox have none and the Angels have one. The other playoff teams; Indians, Cubs, DBacks and Yankees each have two. Philly has none. Overuse, it's simple as that. And that doesn't take into account all the times these guys have gotten warmed up because Willie wants them ready to face a lefty or righty too early in the game. Blech.

I almost want to see Philly overtake the Mets. They're playing better baseball and it seems the Mets will embarass themselves against whoever they play. It's a shame because the team has been hitting well lately...

3:28 PM

Blogger mr. met said...


I mean, what are you saving them for? Why don't managers get it? You do not know when the game will be on the line, so use the relievers as the high leverage situations come. I mean, we are in must win games right now, right? The guy is just deficient.

Willie does wear out certain guys for sure and now the Mets are paying for it. Yes, the depth is not there, but that is no excuse to burn people out and I blame the Mets for not doing a more exhaustive in house search.

3:41 PM

Anonymous DG said...


Only a flawed team loses five of six games, including being swept at home, in a pennant race against a sub .500 team like the Nationals.

I don’t want the hear how “we’re everybody’s World Series,” as the Mets like to say about teams that get up for them.

I don’t want to hear how “we’ve got to turn things around.”

More than a few times this season when they were slumping they said things will get better once they got back Pedro.

Now, they need a big game from Pedro for things to be right.

3:47 PM

Anonymous Two-By-Four said...

From Ken Davidoff's column in Newsday:

This has become such a fiasco that you can blame everyone, up and down the hierarchy, from ownership to Omar Minaya to Willie Randolph to the players. The Humber mess has to rank atop the list of transgressions.

What was the purpose of having this guy sit around for a month, throwing a total of three innings since Sept. 5? He couldn't have pitched any worse than Brian Lawrence did Sept. 17 in Washington, right? That the Mets sent Humber to Port St. Lucie on Saturday night, for a quickly assembled, simulated game, spoke to their lack of preparation. Didn't they know earlier that they would need a sixth starter, given Martinez's insistence on receiving a fifth day of rest?

Before yesterday's game, Pedro said, "If it was in my hands, we would've been pitching [Humber] a long time ago."

4:33 PM

Anonymous DG said...

This is kind of sad. Works well with the comment by Pedro just above. Just don't ask yourself why his legs were giving out. You already know. Lot of pressure for your first start, no?

“Yeah, my legs started going during that fifth inning, but I was just trying to push through it. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make the right pitches at the right time - and that really hurts. To have a five-run lead in the fourth, and then give two of them back…to not be able to get through the fifth, and give our bullpen a chance that really hurts…As a pitching staff, we haven’t been able to really help out (the hitters) a lot, and that was definitely on my shoulders tonight.” Humber

4:50 PM

Anonymous Two-By-Four said...

Ed Coleman just revealed that the Mets home record against the NL East is 11-22. I suspect that the problem lies in the lack of on field as well as off the field leadership. This is a laid back, somewhat soft team, molded in an image to delight their image conscientious owner. But they play in an extremely high pressured environment at home. The pressure is greatest when they play teams in their own division. To put it another way I suspect this is a team of Ed Whitsons.

6:12 PM

Blogger mr. met said...

All good stuff. Davidoff was on point.

That Humber quote was good as well, but I do think he was fully set up for success. He is to blame some, but a rough spot for him.

2x4...for sure. They wanted this even keeled team with their even keeled owner and bam....are we surprised they seem laid back and uninspired?

6:20 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here, this will make everything better:


9:08 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

As confident as I normally am due in large part to the Mets comebacks in 86, we are going to need a really large ass to back into this one.


9:09 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 or 5 team tie-breaker:


9:25 PM

Blogger mr. met said...

Wow. I guess at this point, the Mets need to win out....right?

Scary stuff. I cannot say I'm enjoying this. Great theatrics? For sure, but not really what us fans need. Couldn't they have collapsed a few weeks ago? Did they have to have the greatest end of season collapse in the history of baseball?

9:42 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now it's must win time, right. Consider it the playoffs.

I'm watching Prince Fielder come to bat with the bases loaded and Mil down 5-2

Talk about the back door!


9:47 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

And now still down 5-2.

9:48 PM

Anonymous Two-By-Four said...

I decided to see what the Phillies did in the years following their famous tank job in 1964 (soon to be eclipsed by the present Mets tank job). After blowing the 1964 Pennant and finishing 2nd the Phillies in the following years finished 6th, 4th, 5th and 7th. The one constant was they kept the same Manager, Gene Mauch. I honestly can’t see Randolph coming back if this continues. If for no other reason than to placate the fans someone will have to take the blame.

After rebuilding the popularity of the Mets, if the Mets continue this tank or choke job, the Wilpons’ will be faced with a difficult off-season as they will once again have to give this franchise some credibility.

Best post of the night:

Jesus Christ couldn't save this team.

10:05 PM


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