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Posted 14 May 2014 - 10:18 PM

Farnsworth is a butt hurt loser. Glad they cut him.
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Posted 14 May 2014 - 10:29 PM

He's butt hurt cause we cut him the last day before we had to guarantee his 700k salary lol.

 

Of course you KNOW the Mets are going to hear from the MLBPA on this one too :P


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 06:33 AM

Farnsworth is a butt hurt loser. Glad they cut him.

 

Agree 100%, loser is the perfect word to describe him as a player.  The fact that he's a hard thrower has almost given him a lefty's "never quite finished" longevity to his career, but almost everywhere he's been, he hasn't lived up to the promise of what his stuff suggested he could be.  At any rate, glad the Mets are finally taking out the trash and getting rid of dry-well options like Farnsworth. 

 

Sadly, Vic Black continues to have control issues:  5 BB in his last two outings, in 2.1 IP, after having not walked anyone in his previous four appearances. 

 

Speaking of Black, anyone remember Dilson Herrera?  Or Kyle Johnson?  Herrera was the player-to-be-named in the Marlon Byrd trade (he's a second baseman who is also now playing shortstop this season), and outfielder Kyle Johnson came over from the Angels for Collin Cowgill.

 

Herrera is currently in A+ ball (St Lucie) and is doing OK for a recently-turned-20-year-old.  Kind of hard to say what he's going to be at the plate...he's pretty good at a lot of things, but nothing about any of his lines really jump out at you either.  He's got some speed and can steal some bases too.  If he continues at his current rate, he might see time in Binghamton before the end of the season.  Probably at least 2-3 years away.    

 

Kyle Johnson, who went to college first and is now in Binghamton, is up there in age (24.5) but has been a pretty good minor-league performer to date.  He hits for a pretty good average (.314 this season, .291 for his minor-league career) and gets on base too (.382 in the minors).  He doesn't possess much power, but has been a base-stealer in the past, and he's slugging .443 so far...it'll be interesting to see if he can stay there for a full season.  If he gets to the majors, it will probably be as a fourth outfielder-type, but depending on how he progresses, we may see him as soon as mid-late 2015.   


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[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 15 May 2014 - 06:42 PM

Lagares sitting 3rd straight game. I can't stand EY.
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Posted 15 May 2014 - 06:49 PM

EY sucks.  Everyone knows it except TC and Sandy.  Even the Met announcers are again bamboozled...we're hearing more and more about how he "brings energy".  He's been OK at getting on base (though not really great for a leadoff hitter), but Lagares should be starting, no questions asked.


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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?
- Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.

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 15 May 2014 - 07:00 PM

HOLY sh!t!  A HIT BY A PITCHER!


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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?
- Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.

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 15 May 2014 - 07:05 PM

Typical Met offense.
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Posted 15 May 2014 - 08:05 PM

Mets can't turn a fvcking double play with McCann running. Terrible throw by Wright was the reason. Of course it leads to a run.
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Posted 15 May 2014 - 08:13 PM

Lagares sitting 3rd straight game. I can't stand EY.

 

 

EY sucks.  Everyone knows it except TC and Sandy.  Even the Met announcers are again bamboozled...we're hearing more and more about how he "brings energy".  He's been OK at getting on base (though not really great for a leadoff hitter), but Lagares should be starting, no questions asked.

 

I hate to be the advocate of EY but they 'have' won when he's been in the lineup, and his speed gives them a dimension they need.  CY is more useless, same crappy BA and strikeouts without the running threat, only with more power...but rumor is they guaranteed him at-bats.  Which is insane, not only do you give the guy $7 million - a ridiculous overpayment - but you had to guarantee him AB's too?!  Come on Sandy.


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-NHL record for most road wins in the playoffs - 10-1 in '95 and 10-2 in '00
-NHL record for most home wins in the playoffs - 12-1 in '03

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 08:17 PM

Wright has been atrocious in this game so far. But tough to dump on hin otherwise.

Re: Mets offense. It's the ballpark. John Sterling is not exactly a fountain of baseball knowledge, but I listened a bit to the Yankees broadcast in the car yesterday and he made a good point. Sterling basically said that the walls were brought in and now the dimensions are not quite as imposing...but that players repeatedly tell him that the ball flat out DIES here for whatever reason. Sometimes you see a guy murder the ball and the fielder catches it before the warning track. Yankee stadium has a jet stream but for whatever reason Citi is death valley.

The Mets hitters have their heads messed with. They go to Yankee stadium and feel like a real offense, they come home and it's the dead ball era. You have hitters who constantly have to change their approaches upon returning home.

Does this effect other teams? It does...not like the opposition is blasting the ball out of here. Of course they do hit some more hr's than the Mets because opposing teams generally have better offenses. But opposing teams dont deal with the psychological issues of Citi Field either because they play here sparingly and dont press like the Mets.

 

The Mo's zone in right needs to be gotten rid of completely. There needs to be no well, no indentation in there at all

 

I didn't see the ball Wright hit off of Tanaka in the first inning yesterday, but listening in the car it sounded like a sure HR...then Sterling breathes a sigh of relief when it's caught. That was HUGE, going up 2-0 in the 1st would've been a massive shot in the arm. You could hear a thundering crack over the radio. Yet it was a fly out. I couldn't believe it.

 

this is not the first time the Mets have raked on the road to come back and stink it up at home. Happened too many times since this ballpark opened.


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 08:50 PM

Two hits in seven innings against what's left of the Yankee pitching staff is just hideous.


It's like that Bob Uecker line in Major League...one hit, that's all we got one g-- d--- hit?!

You can't say g-- d---- on the air!

Don't worry, nobody's listening anyway.


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-NHL record for most home wins in the playoffs - 12-1 in '03

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 08:58 PM

Same old David Wright.  Captain Complementary.  One day someone will wake up and realize you don't build your offense around a barometer hitter.

 

Welcome to the Mets Jacob. 


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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?
- Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.

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 15 May 2014 - 09:02 PM

Wright really needed to come through there in the 8th, what an awful game he's had
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Posted 15 May 2014 - 09:14 PM

And Chris Young fans again, but let's keep playing him over Lagares too!


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-NHL record for most home wins in the playoffs - 12-1 in '03

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 09:17 PM

Haha shutout twice. I'm so tired of this season already. Please bring on football.
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Posted 15 May 2014 - 09:23 PM

And Flores goes 2/12 and gets benched while Tejada gets to keep playing with a .194 average.  Nice double standard.


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-NHL record for most home wins in the playoffs - 12-1 in '03

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 09:37 PM

Watching the postgame for once (I don't know why) I heard them say a stat that's frightening...the Mets apparently have a TEAM BA of .194 in their last 35 games at Citi.  That's just ridiculous.


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-NHL record for most home wins in the playoffs - 12-1 in '03

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 10:30 PM

Watching the postgame for once (I don't know why) I heard them say a stat that's frightening...the Mets apparently have a TEAM BA of .194 in their last 35 games at Citi.  That's just ridiculous.

 

It's absolutely psychological and it needs to change.


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 11:32 PM

Grandersons home/road splits

 

.128/.198/.218 (.416) 86PA
.279/.405/.492 (.897) 74PA
 
absolutely hilarious.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 06:10 AM

Wright is on pace for 176 K this year.  Ouch. 


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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?
- Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.

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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