Harper's Ferry: Consensus #1 Pick Sets Sail for Majors

Bryce Harper. Phenom. Destroyer of baseballs. The 2010 version of Stephen Strasburg, as expected, was drafted #1 overall in Monday night’s 1st round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft which took place in Secaucus, New Jersey. This slugging catcher(and soon to be outfielder) put up eye-popping numbers as a 17-year-old at the University of Southern … Continue reading

Phillies in Mets' Target-lock

The Mets have been playing good ball lately, taking two out of three from the Yankees and blowing out the Phillies last night to even their record to .500. The bats have gotten hot, it appears, and the pitching is doing well despite all of the disruption that has plagued the starting rotation. Hisanori Takahashi … Continue reading

Mets Challenge Yankees' Claim to New York

This last homestand has been hard to watch to say the least. Going 2-1 against the Twins was okay, but then splitting with Boston, being swept by Tampa, and on top of all that, losing to the Mets…that was tough. Unlike some Yankees fans and all Mets fans, I don’t actually have a hatred or … Continue reading

I come back to this???

On April 30th I left for a two-week excursion across the Atlantic. The day I left the Mets crushed the Phillies 9-1, extending their lead to 1.5 games in the NL East. I came back Monday, and after two more excruciating losses, the Mets now sit at 20-22, 6 games back of the first-place Phils. … Continue reading

Niese Hamstrung, Perez Penned, who will step up to fill shoes?

Yesterday the Mets lost one of their most effective pitchers in John Niese following his hamstring injury. With Oliver Perez being demoted to the bullpen due to general ineffectiveness, the Mets are now short two starters and really only have two good ones (I think John Maine proved how “good” he was by throwing twelve … Continue reading

Let's Have a Quickie: Dallas Braden's Pretty Perfect Game

In case you were unaware, Dallas Braden of the Oakland Athletics threw a perfect game yesterday. He was lights out, striking out six Tampa Bay Rays en route to the 19th perfect game in MLB history. The question remains: what does this mean for fantasy players? In short, nothing. Some owner got a great start … Continue reading

Mets to Build Weather Control Tower for Citi Field

It was the bottom of the 9th Inning, with the Mets trailing by one, and Jason Bay at the plate. With a single swing he sent the ball high and deep into left field. But instead of going out, a strong breeze grabbed the ball and corralled it, keeping it within the confines of the … Continue reading

This Week in Metsdom

Since the second coming of Jesus (a.k.a. Ike Davis), the Mets have sprung from the bottom of the NL East to second place, currently just a half game behind the Phillies. Also promising is the return of Jose Reyes. Yes, he’s been back in the lineup, but until recently he was looking like an April … Continue reading

The Man, The Legend…

Since being called up last Monday, Ike Davis has single-handedly propelled the New York Mets to 6 victories in 7 games. It is astounding how the tides turned once he was promoted. No Mets prospect has garnered this much (positive) attention since the 80’s, when Doc and Darryl were taking New York by storm, and … Continue reading

"Why the Red Sox (sigh…) Suck": One Exile's Boston Baseball Update

[[From my outpost of exile in New York City.]] So, sure, the Mets might have won in 20, but how did those last few days of Boston sports furor feel? Sox, Celts, Bruins (see also: bears), oh my! [[Open Note to Mets’ Team Leadership Forum: if you continue to pie-in-the-face every rookie (cough Ike cough … Continue reading