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Agreed. It's not that he happens to be right about the current state of the team. It's the snugness in which he writes. It is painfully obvious to anyone with a brain that he has had it out for the Devils since day one. What is also obvious is how little he truly knows about the game. Sadly for them, that seems to fit the mold for ESPN hockey writers. They are glorified blog writers who just bitch and moan about any team not named Penguins or Rangers.
Burnside has been making the same prediction about the Devils for the last five seasons. Yes, he finally got it right this season...he's probably telling everyone who'll listen "See...I knew it all along!"
Like Opie and Anthony used to say "You don't go to CNN to hear dick jokes; don't listen to us to hear hard-hitting news." In that same vein, I don't go to ESPN for legitimate hockey talk.
He has no desire to be traded because no other team would let him play so many games and do whatever he wants. Remember when he was benched in Montreal and had a hissy fit? He seems to have more pull than the coaches. And he likes to complain about how everyone plays in front of him, a real team player wouldn't do that.
Trolling douche. At least this will save me the time of having to read your other 16 posts...they can't possibly top this gem of brilliance.
He wasn't, then he was, now he's not. Be that as it may, he's got to be feeling the pressure big time right now, with pretty much nothing around him except Sheff, who's far from a sure thing himself.
Tri would find this interesting...I'm pretty sure Wright is on pace to break the record for the highest BABIP (Batting Average on Balls In Play) ever...it's been getting talked about quite a bit lately, in both the broadcast booth and on talk shows. That means he's hitting into a tremendous amount of luck, and since these things tend to even out over time, he's likely due to hit a skid sometime this season. It's not an absolute, but even if it doesn't happen this year, the law-of-averages could wind up manifesting itself in another season, where his BABIP winds up in the lower half of the league.
.5 game out of first with some pretty bad injury luck so far this year. If I listed all the injuries the Mets had so far this year and said they'd be .5 games out of first I think everyone would take that with a smile.
Pretty bad is an understatement, to say the least.
As for taking a 1/2 game out of first with all that's gone wrong...it's impossible not to. It has more to do with the Phillies not playing well more than anything the Mets are doing, but the Mets deserve a lot of credit for finding a way to take 3 out of 4 from a superior Cardinal squad. With the lineup the Mets are fielding right now, every series win is a bonus.
Since the schedule turned brtual, starting with the Philles on June, the Mets are 7-9. Not pretty, but far from disastrous. If they take two out of three from the Yankees it'll be hard not to be thrilled.
Back from Hilton Head (South Carolina, for those unfamiliar) after a whole lot of driving.
The week pretty much went as I expected it to. I don't care about them miraculously finding themselves two games out of first...it's fool's gold, and the Phillies are the kind of team that can play mediocre ball for long stretches, only to rise up and win the important games. This Mets team has pretty much done zilch, and they're now dreadfully shorthanded to boot. I can't expect Omar to plug this many holes, and even if Omar was a great GM (he is only in his own mind), asking him to replace three everyday stars and two starting pitchers is asking far too much.
I had the white flag rising up the pole, but consider it fully raised with Beltran's trip to the DL. I consider the Omar Minaya Era to have gone sour enough to send him packing come season's end.
I'll still watch, but with Castillo's fly ball drop my emotions with this team are spent. Just the fact that that a$$hole is still wearing blue and orange is blasphemous to me. I just hope Fernando Martinez gets as many ABs as possible and shows something.