1. CC Boys Power Past Reds 9-7

    The New York Mets version of CC proved to be more effective tonight as they win in Cincinnati for the second straight night 9-7. Carlos Delgado and Carlos Beltran combined for six of the nine runs to give the Mets a 2-0 start for the season...

    Joe Noa Written by Joe Noa about over 5 years ago 38 reads 2 comments

  2. Mets Win Opener 2-1: Johan Average, Bullpen Great

    When you don't have your best stuff and win, you are a great pitcher. Johan Santana is a great pitcher. The Mets beat the Reds 2-1 in the 2009 season opener in Cincinnati...

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  3. Why The Mets Land Gary Sheffield to Citifield

    The Mets have officially announced that Gary Sheffield is a New York Met. The Tigers unexpectedly released Gary Sheffield. The Mets will pay Sheffield the Major League minimum of $400,000...

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  4. Welcome Home? It's Not Shea!

    CitiField is a beautiful park, but it's no Shea Stadium. Shea Stadium was considered a pitcher friendly park. CitiField is a pitcher's best friend. Don't expect too many home runs to fly in this park...

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  5. MLB 2009 Predictions. The Kings Will Be in Queens.

    Here are the rest of my picks for the 2009 season. Before I bring forth my magical, mystical, total guaranteed (just kidding) picks, just remind yourself that SI picked the Tigers to win it all in 2008...

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  6. NL East Prediction: Third Time's a Charm—Mets Win the Division

    This is the time when everyone is an expert and I am no different. The experts from ESPN, The Sporting News, Baseball Digest, Sports Illustrated, and here at Bleacher Report...

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  7. Mets Fry Marlins 5-4. Jerry Manuel Is All Smiles Heading Into Season

    The Mets defeated the Marlins by a score of 5-4 before an almost sellout crowd at Tradition Field in Port St Lucie. Dillon Gee pitched only three innings but they may have been the most important innings of his young career...

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  8. Cole Hamels the Philly Messiah? Not Yet!

    Cole Hamels has been declared the new Philly messiah. Is he really going to save the Phillies and bring the Phillies back to post season? No. Let's bring the fact that Cole Hamels had a 14-10 record and an ERA of 3...

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  9. Garcia Not Ready, Accepts Assignment To Buffalo

    The Mets announced that Freddy Garcia has been reassigned to AAA Buffalo. The fifth slot winner goes to Livan Hernandez. Garcia was rocked throughout Spring Training. He did not have good command of his pitches...

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  10. Puerto Rico Just Like the Mets? A Proud Island Loses to Team USA

    Team Puerto Rico reminded me of the 2008 Mets in the way they lost to Team USA. Team Puerto Rico was leading Team USA 5-3 going into the bottom of the ninth inning. Pedro Feliciano reminded me of last year, and to most Puerto Rico fans, it wasn't good...

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  11. Mets Have Better Representation Than The US Government

    The Mets are doing a very good job representing themselves to the world. Certainly better than what the US government is doing. It looks like each important game, with the exception of Asia's teams, has shown a Met performing well...

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  12. Omar Minaya, Bring Pedro Martinez Back!!!

    After watching the Mets play the Marlins tonight, it left me wondering,"Where's Pedro?" The Mets loss to the Marlins by the score of 16-8 at Port St Lucie. Eight runs is more than enough to win a ballgame, but it wasn't tonight...

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  13. Alex Rodriguez: Don't Look Now, But Here Comes the Boomerang

    Don't hate the writer, but I was right about A-Rod. He had his cyst drained but now it appears that there is more damage and he won't be able to play through the pain. The damage to the labrum is more severe than expected...

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  14. New York Yankees Don't Need Hip Hop at Third Base

    It just seems like Alex Rodriguez doesn't want to have without being the center of attention. That happens when you sign a $300 million deal and you put yourself in that spot. The light is on A-Rod...

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  15. Mannywood Will Be a Feature Movie

    I am glad to see that this soap opera is finally over and we can go on with our lives. It was evident that Manny was not going to get his wish for a six-year deal worth $150 million...

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  16. Obama-CitiField Has a Ring to It

    Now that Citigroup is being bailed out by the federal government, this will stir a lot of controversy in Queens, New York. The Obama administration has invested in Citigroup and will hold a 36% stake in the company...

    Joe Noa Written by Joe Noa about over 5 years ago 85 reads 1 comments

  17. Winter Training Has Begun!

    It's February 25,2009 and Spring Training games have officially started for the New York Mets. Spring doesn't officially start until March 21 but there are so many days in a year to get the work in for preparation for the 2009 season...

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  18. Earth To Manny!

    Why do you get the impression that "Planet Manny" is slowly losing its orbit? Or is it the "Boras Comet" flashing by with its brilliant tail between his legs? Either—or both—of these guys need a reality check...

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  19. Manny Who? Murphy's the Law in Left

    Word is out that Jerry (Gangsta) Manuel has anointed Daniel Murphy as the everyday left fielder. Bravo, Gangsta. This was the right decision to make. Manuel must see something in Murphy that convinces him Murphy is mature enough to start everyday...

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  20. Cut the A-Hem-Roid Out for Fast Relief

    Just when you think things are going to start feeling better, you get another flare-up. You watch your diet, you eat the right things, and you get some rest, and still the flare-up comes back...

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  21. A-Rod Sends In the Clowns

    Send in the clowns. The circus officially arrived in Tampa yesterday. The big top was set up and the ringmaster walked in to make his announcement that the show must go on. Alex Rodriguez has many hats...

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  22. A-Rod's A-Rip Off

    Well, now that we understand that A-Rod is a cheat and a pathological liar, what else is there for him to say in his planned news conference? Rafael Palmiero said it was OK to lie as long as you don't get caught...

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  23. Jerry Manuel: The Gangsta Way

    I like the way Gangsta (Jerry Manuel) is showing the Mets and the media that he is willing to make changes for the good of the team. He has made it clear that this is a "team" sport. You will win as a team and lose as a team...

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  24. Pedro Martinez Out: Livan Hernandez In

    New York Mets general manager Omar Minaya signed Livan Hernandez to a minor league deal Saturday. The deal is worth $1 million and will compete with Jonathan Niese, Tim Redding, and Freddy Garcia for the team’s fifth rotation spot...

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  25. Manny Ramirez Needs Some Sunscreen as He Waits

    Can you imagine seeing Manny sitting under an umbrella, at the beach, sunglasses on, drinking his tropical drink with a straw? He's staring at his cell phone, waiting for that call from his agent Scott Boras to give him the news about where he is going..

    Joe Noa Written by Joe Noa about over 5 years ago 125 reads 4 comments