Posts posted by nmigliore
On 9/6/2016 at 10:39 PM, MadDog2020 said:
Actually, the uniforms they wore in that Giants game were the circa 1966 uniforms, but I agree- I wish we'd go back to those permanently, or a variation of a past throwback like the Marino era jerseys... The color rush jerseys are a joke and one day we'll look back at them the way we do the FoxTrax glowing puck and 90's NHL throwbacks- ideas we knew were horrible at the time, but are simply products of their era. 'The kids' like this sh!t. Once 'the kids' grow up and become adults, they'll wonder what the fvck they were thinking.
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Ha, I used to be so enamored by alternate jerseys when I was younger. Despite being a die-hard Devils fan I still bought a Blue Jackets road blue jersey (with the green face thing on the patch) because I thought it was so cool (ok, it wasn't an alternate uniform but I just loved the jersey in general)... and I was so gaga over the Bruins' 3rd jersey - the bear head on yellow and jagged black around the bottom. If I were a more spoiled child, I would've had many more... I was nuts for 3rd jerseys.
I actually find it down right hilarious, re: Tebow, but maybe that's because I'm in a good mood with the Mets playing excellent of late...
Disappointing loss with deGrom on the hill. Looked like they had a great chance to get back into it late but that Conforto DP was a backbreaker. In the glass-half-full view, they did come away with 3-of-4 at least and sit just 2 back of STL with no team in front of them (albeit PIT and MIA are breathing right down their necks). Some of that good may come undone this weekend though with Washington in town and the Cards facing the terrible Reds.
14 hours ago, MantaRay said:
Christine Michael, RB, SEA
Love the upside of this pick. Monster training camp and preseason and he's definitely going to eat into Rawls' work if not overtake him at some point.
I like that Flores has made me alter my stance on him this year, but he has a pretty massive platoon split:
vs RHP: .228/.286/.339
vs LHP: .344/.390/.699
You're not talking huge samples with the above, but his career splits bare out a similar picture, so it's hard for me to get behind him as anything more than a short-side platoon player somewhere on the infield. He's a better fit a super-utility infielder who gives Starter X, Y, or Z a breather on day-after-night/Sunday games and serves as your top PH off the bench vs LHP.
What is with this team and lingering/chronic back problems? Argh.
My goodness, where would this team be without Cespedes the last year+?
Great start to a critical series - definitely was expecting a loss with the Montero/Fernandez matchup. Now let's take advantage of stealing that one and win at least 2 of the next 3.
With the obvious caveat that's applied to Gore for half a decade now (more?) -- that the wheels could fall off at any moment -- I like him this year. He was still quietly just outside the top 10 RB in standard scoring last year despite all that went wrong with Indy/Luck and has a bunch of journeymen behind him on the depth chart.
14 hours ago, MantaRay said:
Alshon "soft tissue" Jeffrey, WR Chi
Nice pick. Was looking through the draft results yesterday and was surprised to not see Jeffrey picked yet... definitely risk there but monster upside in a contract year.
I'll believe it when I see it, re: Yo! opting in... but with as much sh!t luck we've had this year, we deserve something bat sh!t crazy like that to happen. Would make me feel so much better entering 2017 knowing we can plug in Yo! in the heart of the lineup...
2 hours ago, Hi, I'm VALUE! said:
Actually I meant 8 this AM.
Round 1 Pick 12 is an old faithful, Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
Round 2 Pick 13 is someone I've had blind faith in for so many years and now that he's in the right situation, it will be a good time for him to blossom into a stud RB: Lamar Miller, RB, HOU
Don't want to spam your draft thread, but I love Lamar Miller this year... he was so underutilized in Miami and still finished as a top 10 RB in standard scoring the last two years. Houston was probably the best landing spot possible for him and he's still just 25 years old. Won't be shocked in the least if he's this year's RB1.
I've yet to see that 30-for-30 piece, unfortunately - are you guys talking about his physical appearance? The way he speaks? Just curious.
Sure sounds like the evidence is pointing against Doc right now, though.
2 hours ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:
I just hate when Met hitters get demoted to the PCL and promptly start putting up fantasy numbers. Are they really learning anything? Improving on deficiencies? You just KNOW Conforto will come back here and promptly go 1-for-15. And what's maddening is that it doesn't look like the Mets will be setting up AAA-shop anywhere else anytime soon. It'd just be nice to be able to get ANY kind of read on the Mets' AAA players. Matt Bowman is a perfect example...the guy looked like a lost cause last season, but has been a decent reliever at the major-league level this year. Maybe it's a fluke, maybe it's luck, maybe he won't repeat this...but it would've been nice to see him pitch in a normal environment last season.
Yep, this is why I vehemently hated the move to the PCL when it happened... it's total joke environment and just makes player analysis more difficult.
Yeah, Bowman has been way better than I expected. Solid K/BB, tons of groundballs. Probably nothing more than a middle reliever ceiling still, but that's a major success for a Rule 5 guy who looked like a lost cause after last season.
No idea what the Mets can do to sure up the 5th starter spot the rest of the way; maybe try Lugo, Gsellman, or Gilmartin... Gsellman would be my first choice but he's not exactly lighting it up in AAA and the others may be no better than Verrett or Niese. Maybe they can search the waiver wire for another Niese-type and cross their fingers.
The Mets really do need to keep Walker. Despite being overshadowed by the crying over spilled milk with Murphy, and all things Murphy in general, he's been one of the best 2B in the league this year and arguably the best Mets' position player (the one player making it arguable being Cespedes, a no-doubt goner this winter).
If not Walker, who is your 2B next season? Herrera was shipped out. Cecchini's offensive profile is reminiscent of Ruben Tejada and he's an error machine in the field who hasn't ever played a single inning at 2B. Reyes? LOL. Flores has proven to be a useful part but more so as lefty-mashing utility infielder. A free agent? Check out the 2B list, it's horrendous.
Pirates won today which vaults them ahead of the Mets, who are now chasing THREE teams for the last wild card spot and sit 3 GB (which will be 3.5 if the Cards win tonight). The Rockies are even closing the gap on us - a win today would put them 1.5 behind us.
I preferred Gomez to Cespedes as well.
Gomez was having a down year, sure, but he was one of the best players in the game in 2013 and 2014 and came with another year of control (I didn't like Cespedes because the Mets were something like 3 or 4 games behind Washington, so I wanted a 2016-controlled player). Nobody could've really predicted he'd fall off a cliff like this, although I'm sure the medicals that spooked the Mets out of the deal have played some kind of a role in this meltdown.
Cespedes, on the other hand, was having a pretty great year but the track record suggested he'd regress in the second half.... but instead, like Gomez, nobody could've predicted what happened next (Cespedes turning into a complete monster).
What a fall from grace for Gomez, huh? A year ago we were on the verge of moving Flores and Wheeler for him. Thank goodness the Mets nixed that deal.
Mets sent down Nimmo and are bringing up TJ Rivera.
Rivera is a great story - local kid from the Bronx who went undrafted after attending Troy University in Alabama, was signed by the Mets in 2011, never a prospect but has grinded out 6 years in the minors and hit his way up the big leagues. Forget whatever comes next, the fact he's made it this far is an amazing success story, so good for him.
Per Rubin, Amed Rosario was activated from the DL, back with Binghamton. Good to see.
Speaking of prospects, Jeff Paternostro of Baseball Prospectus chatted about (nearly everything) Mets today: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/chat/chat.php?chatId=1364
Keep in mind Jeff is also a Mets fan. I used to read a lot of his work in the past when he contributed to Amazin' Avenue - he's good but I feel there is a small bias in his Mets' prospect views (which kind of shows with the fact he answered like 90% Mets questions in that chat).
If the Mets were to make it -- no easy task since, despite being 1 out, they're chasing TWO teams, one of which has really under-performed this year -- AND take out the Dodgers, my hopes will shoot up. This lineup has been frustrating to say the least but there's still some hitters in here who can ignite the offense if they got hot; a playoff rotation built around Thor-deGrom-Matz gives us a chance in any series; and the back end of the bullpen, while certainly not elite, is still pretty strong with Blevins, Robles, Reed, and Familia.
58 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:
Mets will probably lose a one-game playoff against the Dodgers by a score of 5-0 or something like that. Whoever starts for Mets will give up 2-3 runs over the first two innings (just to make sure his teammates feel like they're in a hole they can't climb out of right away), then will stick around until the 5th or 6th inning, having thrown over 100 laborious pitches. Then the relievers will give up another 2 runs or so (probably Robles). The Mets will wind up with 5 hits or less, over 10 Ks, a walk or two, and will go 0-fer with RISP. Terry will make at least one baffling decision that will have everyone screaming louder than ever for his ouster. Who wants to take bets on this not happening?
Oh, almost forgot...Cespedes will strike out in his final AB with two on, then announce as he's heading back to the dugout that he's opting out of his contract. He won't be available to the press after the game because he'll be heading to the golf course (regardless of what time the game ends).
Ha, the second part made me laugh. The first part was too depressingly realistic for me to laugh.
4 minutes ago, capo said:
I don't usually look at the standings but I did last night and I couldnt believe it. There's no way in hell I would bet on this team in a 1 game playoff against Kershaw. I would actually take the odds on them getting no-hit.
Anything can happen in a single game, but yeah, it's hard to be optimistic when the team's best outcome is a one-game playoff vs Kershaw. There's no way we're catching the Nats, unfortunately.
Amazing that this team is just 1 game behind in the Wild Card race despite all the things that have gone wrong of late (or this season as a whole, frankly).
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Pretty impressive win by the Pats all things considered. 3 Brady-less games to go, all of which are at home against stiff but beatable teams, and the cherry on top is that the rest of the division lost.
Lots of exciting games this week but I think Raiders/Saints was the best. Jack Del Rio has a massive pair of balls, man.