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Madoff Strikes the Mets?

Madoff Strikes the Mets?

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August 31, 2009 Posted by | 1 | Leave a comment

Time to Make the Switch.

WE  HAVE MOVED!

PLEASE JOIN US AT

http://www.nleastchatter.com/realdirtymets/

May 24, 2009 Posted by | 1 | 4 Comments

NLEastChatter.com has arrived!

so, the moment is here.. NLEastChatter.com has been registered and is available… a basic page is available for now…

I don’t want to take up blog space for conversation, so feel free to check out the new, infantile stage forum at http://www.nleastchatter.com/forum so we can get things squared away.

See you over there!

May 23, 2009 Posted by | Mrose, NLEastChatter.com | Leave a comment

Let’s Do This!

Guys, I know it’s easy to despair with this team sometimes especially with the kind of play we’ve been witnessing, but you gotta keep positive.  Last year on this date we were in 4th place and 1 game below .500.  This yr we’re 1.5 games back and 2 above .500.   

bon jovi We are on a 4 game skid, but we were not blown out in any of em.  We played without our big bopper in Delgado, without (for the most part) Jose Reyes and with players manning positions theyre not accostomed to.  Not to mention we’ve had Jeremy Reed and Ramon Martinez in the lower part of the lineup.

This weekend undoubtedly wil be tough, but dont fret.  We got our ace going up against a very beatable Dice K, who’s 0-1 with a 12.79 ERA along with a 3.00 WHIP. 

In game 2, we have Big Pelf going up against another very beatable Red Sox hurler, Josh Beckett.  Pelfrey has shown something that Ive been very impressed with, and thats composure.  He’s settled down after getting hit and has kept us in games.   Beckett has had a pretty good couple of outings but we’ll see if he can hold it up. 

Sunday’s finale will matchup Redding and Wakefield.  A decent matchup that could go either way.  Redding had a very encouraging debut and looks to show he was worth the pickup.  Wakefield has been the definition of consistentcy.  The verteran knucklerballer has been at times masterful.  I hope he’s horrible on Sunday.

waterboy_2Obviously a big issue during the losing streak has been offense.  As mentioned earlier, Jeremy Reed and Ramon Martinez cannot be in this lineup on a daily basis, especially in May.  After watching his team get swept, I highly doubt Jerry will be putting that lineup out again.  

Anyway, my fellow neurotic Mets fans, enjoy the long wknd, be safe and as always Let’s Go Mets!

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May 22, 2009 Posted by | 1 | 8 Comments

Ok, been playing around with a new site. Let me know what you think.

I wanted to change the name of the domain to reflect the actuall site.  I have been playing around with it for a couple of days.  Please go over to that site and let me know which format you like better.  There are not many differences but I think the comment section is a little neater and it post the time on each comment instead of just the date.

www.realdirtymets.wordpress.com

May 22, 2009 Posted by | 1 | 8 Comments

Headed to Bean Town…

Wish the team, and myself luck!

wish us luckI’m headed up to Boston this morning, I’ll be attending my second overall game at historic Fenway Park, but first with the Mets in town.

I will also be bringing my fiance’s 14 year old godson who is a Red Sox fan to his first game at Fenway as well, so i’m very excited for him to experience this.

My only other time at Fenway was a Blue Jays game in 2007, where I was very drunk, very quickly and had no interest in the outcome of the game, so it couldn’t have been a better experience… this time though, I’ll be wearing Mets gear, but behaving myself, that’s for sure.

With all that said, lets hope the Mets get on a winning track, and we need to root for those Yanks as well.  As much as it pains me, but in the grand scheme of things, their record doesn’t impact us at all unless its in our egos, but the Phillies record matters.

I will return late Saturday afternoon and at that time, we should be able to begin the move to NLEastChatter.com, giving out email addresses and settin up shop in our new digs.  I’m very excited and very happy we’ve found such a good “core” of potential writers, supporters, moderators, etc etc, and I feel this will be extremely successful.

Alright guys, I hope to come back to another win, and more excitement over our venture, at least one of those things is a guarantee, the other…sits on the wide shoulders of Johan Santana.

See everyone tomorrow, with photos of the game, hold down the fort, and most importantly ..

lets go mets

May 22, 2009 Posted by | Mets, Mrose, NLEastChatter.com | 24 Comments

Buffalo bats by the numbers

In the context of facilitating any discussion about near-future minor league hitter call ups, courtesy Baseball-reference.com here are the Buffalo Bisons’ batting statistics after 37 games (13-24).

Rk Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Fernando Martinez 20 37 156 143 20 41 13 2 7 23 2 0 11 28 .287 .340 .552 .892 79 2 1 0 1 0
2 Jesus Feliciano 30 32 125 116 7 32 6 0 1 9 5 1 5 11 .276 .306 .353 .660 41 1 1 1 2 0
3 Cory Sullivan 29 35 119 104 11 21 4 0 2 8 1 1 12 17 .202 .280 .298 .578 31 4 0 1 2 0
4 Argenis Reyes 26 30 111 92 12 25 4 1 1 4 5 0 17 15 .272 .385 .370 .755 34 2 0 2 0 3
5 Jose Coronado 23 29 100 85 4 12 2 0 0 3 2 0 11 22 .141 .240 .165 .404 14 3 0 4 0 1
6 Nick Evans 23 22 87 75 5 7 1 0 3 7 0 0 12 27 .093 .218 .227 .445 17 4 0 0 0 0
7 Mike Lamb 33 21 81 76 6 12 6 0 0 8 0 0 4 5 .158 .200 .237 .437 18 3 0 1 0 0
8 Robinson Cancel 33 22 79 73 7 16 3 0 0 2 4 0 4 7 .219 .269 .260 .530 19 3 1 1 0 0
9 Jonathan Malo 25 17 74 69 4 12 3 1 0 2 1 0 5 15 .174 .230 .246 .476 17 1 0 0 0 0
10 Michel Abreu 30 23 74 70 5 15 4 0 2 10 0 0 4 16 .214 .257 .357 .614 25 2 0 0 0 0
11 Wily Mo Pena 27 17 56 52 3 12 2 0 1 8 0 0 3 12 .231 .268 .327 .595 17 1 0 0 1 0
12 Jason Cooper 28 16 43 38 3 8 3 0 0 2 1 0 3 10 .211 .302 .289 .592 11 0 2 0 0 0
13 Rene Rivera 25 9 36 32 1 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 10 .156 .200 .219 .419 7 1 0 1 1 0
14 Ramon Martinez 36 9 35 31 5 9 1 0 0 1 0 1 4 5 .290 .371 .323 .694 10 0 0 0 0 0
15 Bobby Kielty 32 8 33 26 3 6 0 0 1 3 1 2 7 7 .231 .394 .346 .740 9 0 0 0 0 0
16 Andy Green 31 8 27 22 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 4 .182 .296 .227 .524 5 0 0 0 1 0
17 Javier Valentin 33 6 22 19 2 6 0 0 1 4 0 0 3 2 .316 .409 .474 .883 9 1 0 0 0 1
18 Omir Santos 28 3 15 13 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .231 .333 .231 .564 3 0 1 0 0 0
19 Angel Pagan 27 3 14 14 2 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 .286 .286 .571 .857 8 1 0 0 0 0
20 Mike Nickeas 26 2 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Rob Mackowiak 33 2 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1 0
22 Brandon Knight 33 4 7 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .500 .750 2 0 0 3 0 0
23 Dillon Gee 23 4 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .143 .143 .143 .286 1 0 0 0 0 0
24 Rafael Arroyo 26 2 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 4 .000 .286 .000 .286 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 Jon Niese 22 3 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0
26 Frank Diaz 25 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 Kyle Snyder 31 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 Tim Redding 31 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 Casey Fossum 31 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Michael Antonini 23 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 Tim McNab 29 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 Freddy Garcia 34 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Nelson Figueroa 35 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
39 Players 27.4 37 1341 1193 105 252 56 6 19 99 24 5 116 242 .211 .282 .316 .598 377 29 6 17 9 5

May 21, 2009 Posted by | Grave | 3 Comments

Jerry, man. Method or madness?

Newsday’s David Lennon has this inside look at Jerry Manuel’s managerial methods.  Click the link for the long version.  The short version:  Jerry uses his eyes, and his gut, not just a stat sheet.

Jerry Manuel

Jerry Manuel

Jerry, man

Jerry, man

May 21, 2009 Posted by | Grave | 2 Comments

Daaaaaaaaarryl! Daaaaaaaaarryl!

According to bisons.com Darryl Strawberry will be appearing at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, NY Saturday, May 23 in conjunction with Darryl Strawberry bobble-head day.  The first 4,000 fans in attendance will receive Darryl bobble-heads, and Strawberry will be conducting an autograph session on the concourse during the game.  Gates open at 12:00 noon, first pitch at 1:05pm.  It is also High School Saturday, and high school students with valid ID can purchase 2 tickets to the game for $12.00.  The Buffalo Bisons are the AAA affiliate of the Mets.

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May 21, 2009 Posted by | Grave | 6 Comments

Where will Derosa Play?

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Ok so we know from this morning, the Mets are eyeing Derosa. Now we all know Derosa is pretty much a jack of all trades..being that he has played every position except catcher and pitcher, but i wonder where will he truly play. Cora will be back in 15 games so he can cover the infield and Murphy looks to get more time at 1b after his great performance last night. I would assume then that since Tatis would be the reserve 1bman and successor if Murphy doesn’t work out, then Derosa would have to play the outfield. If that’s the case…should we be shopping for an outfielder that would start over Sheffield/Tatis/Reed? Now i know Derosa has the advantage in that he plays both the IF and OF but i wonder if there is an outfielder that’s available that we should be looking for instead. Time will tell and Omar is defiantly under pressure but strategically speaking…You have Murphy as your starting 1bman and Tatis to back him up/Reyes will be back in a few days and so will Cora to back up the infield..im starting to lose the reason why we are trading Derosa in the first place. Yes i know people will say because they have to see Ramon Martinez in the lineup but…Cora should be back in a few days..what do you do with Derosa when that happens??

Quite possibly our biggest pursuer for Derosa’s services the Brew Crew, This is what “Brew Crew Ball Blog” has to say about that:

“Meanwhile, we continue to discuss options at second base. The Indians are looking to deal Mark DeRosa, but want big-league ready pitching in return, and the Brewers don’t have a lot of that hanging around, unless the Indians would accept someone like Tim Dillard or Seth McClung. As of this writing, 62% of voters in this poll would prefer the Brewers stick with internal options. Casey McGehee started at second and went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk last night.”

May 21, 2009 Posted by | Dirty, Mets, Rumors | 9 Comments