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#1621 Devils Pride 26

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 09:03 PM

Gotcha. For whatever reason I read that this morning and thought you were in doom and gloom mode about the moves.
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 07:14 AM

Gotcha. For whatever reason I read that this morning and thought you were in doom and gloom mode about the moves.


Not even a little bit. In a way it's a little tough to sit by and watch other teams scoop up the big names, but before the Mets could even dream of being in that position where it would make sense for them to dole out a massive contract, Sandy has a lot of work to do.

First would be establishing an identity. David Wright shouldn't be counted on as a cornerstone to build around...he's a defensive liability, he strikes out too damned much, and when the game's on the line, you don't have much confidence in him making the difference. At this point he's just too flawed a player. So who is that cornerstone? Is it Ike Davis? If it's not him, then who?

And what exactly is this team going to be built around? Speed? Defense? Power? Pitching? Even with the walls coming in, we all know this park is still a pitcher's park that rewards gap hitters.

As nmig pointed out, at least the Met farm system appears to be getting deeper, in terms of talent. This has been an issue for years with the Mets, so it's good to see Sandy is addressing it.

Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 08 December 2011 - 07:15 AM.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 03:26 PM

What a fall from glory for Fernando Martinez. He was one of the better prospects in baseball just a few years ago and now finds himself in a new organization after being cut for Ronny Cedeno. But so can be the life of a prospect.

It is a bit frustrating we waived him -- there are worse players on the 40-man -- but I can still see where the front office is coming from. He has arthritic knees, which, even if his bat manages to come around (I'm skeptical), might limit him from being able to play the outfield on a regular basis. Plus, there's all those other maladies that have plagued him over the past 7 years; wrist sprains, hamstring sprains, hip flexor sprains, among others. It's too bad it had to end this way. I do have a small glimmer of hope left for him, and maybe he'll manage to stay on the field and actually hit in the Astros' organization, but expecting that to occur will be just like the last 7 years - nothing more than a dream.

Edited by nmigliore, 11 January 2012 - 03:30 PM.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 05:10 PM

Sad news: Gary Carter has died. Everyone knew this day was coming but it's still tough to hear. RIP, Kid. :(

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Edited by nmigliore, 16 February 2012 - 05:10 PM.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 05:12 PM

Aww, I just heard that Gary Carter is dead from brain cancer. :( A guy nicknamed the Kid died too young.

Edited by Devils Dose, 16 February 2012 - 05:30 PM.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 05:15 PM

A shame for sure...

Wonder if the Mets wear black armbands or small #8s on their unis this year.
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THE NHL MUST LOVE THE DEVILS - from who else? A RANGER fan!
[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!

Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
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Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.

It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:16 PM

RIP, one of my favorites while growing up.
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:11 PM

Rest In Peace Gary. You no longer have to endure the horrible pain.

Some of my greatest memories growing up was watching the 3-4-5 combo of Hernandez-Carter-Strawberry.

Marty Brodeur has a great autographed picture he posted on Facebook of Marty and his brother as little kids with Carter in Montreal.
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:33 PM

That picture Brodeur has is something else, it even says good luck in becoming a super star!
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:22 PM

RIP Gary. So sad.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 04:07 PM

I wonder if Montreal will have a pre-game tribute to Carter before Sunday's game. The Habs had Carter and Andre Dawson raise a banner to the rafters of Centre Bell honoring the Expos a few years ago. Wouldn't be suprised to see Carter honored a little like Pat Burns was last season.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:23 AM

I wonder if Montreal will have a pre-game tribute to Carter before Sunday's game.

Looks like they did: http://www.metsblog....tonight-ripkid/

Really cool to see.

Edited by nmigliore, 20 February 2012 - 09:24 AM.

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