The Real Dirty Mets

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No game tonight so lets get bored.

Jose Reyes was airborne, but Jason Varitek had the ball, as Reyes was thrown out by Manny Ramirez trying to score in the fifth inning.

So I was just thinking.  Reyes is going to play through pain.  He is not going to steal a base for at least a month.  We can’t score runs and have no one to drive in runs behind Beltran and Wright.  You see where I am going with this.  What about going with this lineup for a while and see what happens?









What do you guys think?


May 21, 2009 Posted by | Mets, TRS86 | 17 Comments

????? According to Matt ?????

This is the story that Matt just posted at

Earlier this week, I was forced to temporarily shut down the comment section on

According to traffic history and old and recent surveys, less and less people are reading my blog’s comment section, and more and more people feel the current level of discourse reflects poorly on the overall blog.

The thing is, during much of the first four years of, long before my affiliation with SNY, and long before site-wide sponsors, the comment section had been a place where Mets fans would respond to me and my work with intelligent, relevant statements and criticism about what had been written in that specific post.  I enjoyed the feedback, as it was respectful and thoughtful, and I often received compliments from other readers and other blogs about the insight people gained from peeking in on this section of the MetsBlog.

In the last year, however, the comment section has changed in to a place where only a small, inclusive group of 30 or so readers mostly speak to and among themselves, often creating their own discussion, separate from the topic at hand.  In other words, the comment section has become a message board.  Of course, there is nothing wrong with message boards, but they are different from a blog.  They are two totally different forms of communication, and serve different purposes.

As a result, old school, original readers of, who were once very engaged years ago, eventually turned away from the comment section, only reading what I write to the main page, which is a shame.

So, I am now working to create a parallel space on that can serve as a more relaxed, open environment for people to vent, discuss topics and exchange ideas among themselves, while returning the official comments section to an special location where a trusted group of readers can respond to the topic at hand.

I believe such a switch back to the way things were will help realign the very-public comment section with my blog’s overall brand, while also creating a new location for people to have open and honest discussion about the team we all love.

Thank you for understanding, and for your patience as I work to make these necessary adjustments,

So what do you guys think about this story?  Please let me know.

May 21, 2009 Posted by | Mets, TRS86 | 70 Comments

Watchout Metsblog we are coming for you!

OK, so maybe not.  My hope is that Metsblog fixes all of it’s issues and becomes the ole site again.  Either way, this is just too fun to stop if that happens.  My hope is that we can continue to improve and make a real quality blog that MANY Met’s fans will come to, not just the ones spurned by Metblog.

I thought it would be interesting to post our blog stats.  If you guys are interested I can make a link in a side column so you can access them anytime you want.

Blog Stats Summary Tables

Total views: 2,940

Busiest day: 1,034 — Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Views today: 792


Posts: 40

Comments: 520

Categories: 10

Not too bad for about a day’s work.

I will say this, unlike the ole site, with out the support of ALL of the commenters on this site this would just be Dirty and I talking to each other.  Please continue to support this fan venture.  Remember  this is a site made for ALL of US.

May 21, 2009 Posted by | Mets, TRS86 | 7 Comments

White Sox, Padres Agree To Peavy Trade

Holy Crap

Jake Peavy

Thanks to Mlbtraderumors for the info:

It is apparently a four-player offer, which would presumably gut Chicago’s farm system.  Peavy would have to approve any trade and according to Krasovic Peavy is telling people that the trade is “something to think about.”  However, Krasovic says Peavy “may have reservations about pitching for Ozzie Guillen.”

May 21, 2009 Posted by | Rumors, TRS86 | 29 Comments

Can We Get a Little Help Here?


With Reyes out the Mets are in desperate need of someone stepping up.

In the last series these two stats tell it all

Wright and Beltran 7/18 with 8 walks:  .388 BA .577 OBP

Rest of the team 17/87 with 6 walks: .195 BA .293 OBP

May 21, 2009 Posted by | Mets, TRS86 | 2 Comments

First Baseman? Mets Need a Shortstop

Jose Reyes has been sent back to NY for test.  We don’t know how long he will be out but many assume he is headed to the DL.  So now what?


With Carlos Delgado out until at least late July, the rumors have swirled around the Mets and first basemen throughout the league.

But what the Mets may really need is a shortstop. Jose Reyes left Wednesday night’s game against the Dodgers with what looked to be an aggravation of the calf injury that kept him out for five games. With backup Alex Cora out indefinitely with a thumb injury, the Mets are now left with a pair of shortstops: Ramon Martinez, who had two errors in his start on Monday night, and Fernando Tatis, who is a “break glass in case of emergency” kind of shortstop.

Even if Reyes returns quickly, the Mets need a credible backup. In house, the Mets have last season’s backup middle infielder Argenis Reyes at shortstop, a decent glove who simply cannot hit. Jose Coranado is struggling so much with the bat, a .141 average at Triple-A, that he is an unlikely recall.

As previously reported, the Indians are fielding offers for Mark DeRosa. But DeRosa hasn’t played more than 20 games at shortstop in a season since 2001-and over his last three seasons, he played a total of nine games there.

From Joel Sherman’s Hardball Blog:

Sherman comes up with the idea of a 3 player trade here.

In summary his idea is Putz to Cleveland for Carroll and DeRosa.

May 21, 2009 Posted by | Mets, Rumors, TRS86 | 1 Comment

It’s like Deja Vu All Over Again


Game 1

June 5th:

Final: Padres 2 Mets 1

Met’s Record: 30-29 4.5 games back

Pelfrey 6 innings 1 run

Reyes 2/3 walk

Castillo 0/3

Wright 1/4

Beltran 1/4

Delgado 0/3

Schnieder 1/3

Chaves 0/2

Schoeneweis gives the walk off blow with a HBP.

Game 2

June 6th

Final: Padres 2 Mets 1

Met’s Record: 30-30 5.5 games back

Reyes 1/3

Castillo 1/4

Wright 1/3

Beltran 0/3 walk

Easley (in for Delgado) 1/4

Tatis 0/3

Schnieder 1/4

Chavez 2/4

Johan gives up 2 including 1 unearned in the 6th inning.

Game 3

June 7th

Final: Padres 2 Mets 1 10 innings

Met’s Record: 30-31 6.5 games back

Reyes 0/5

Castillo 1/5 walk

Wright 1/5

Beltran 1/5

Delgado 3/4 walk

Tatis 0/4

Chavez 1/2

Schnieder 1/2 2 walks

Feliciano gives up a walk off HR to Hairston on a 3-1 count in the bottom of the 10th.

May 21, 2009 Posted by | Mets, TRS86 | 11 Comments

Murphy done in LF!?!?!?

Murphy done in LF

According to David Lennon:

Jerry Manuel just said that Murphy will start the next four games at first base and is essentially done as a leftfielder. Manuel declared the experiment over.

May 20, 2009 Posted by | Mets, TRS86 | 3 Comments

Scott Schoeneweis Wife Found Dead At Home

Wow, unbelievable.

All thoughts and prayers go out to the Schoenweis family.

May 20, 2009 Posted by | Mets, TRS86 | 4 Comments

Scott Schoeneweis Wife Found Dead At Home

Wow, unbelievable.

All thoughts and prayers go out to the Schoenweis family.

May 20, 2009 Posted by | Mets, TRS86 | 4 Comments