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  1. Taylor Hall Nominated for Hart Trophy

    Putting my fandom aside it should be Hall. The race is close, but Mackinnon had a much better supporting cast and only scored 4 more points. Kopitar did not have an impressive supporting cast either but scored 1 fewer point in 6 more games. It's close but Hall should win this
  2. New York Mets 2018 season thread

    And if we keep him and decide to go forward trying to win as a rotation mainstay, I wouldn't want him anywhere near those numbers. I'd be super safe and shut him down late August. Fake some kind of arm fatigue and save the bullets for 2019. Would like to keep him under 200 innings this year Syndergaard I would seriously consider trading. He has an ego and an attitude of invincibility. He's a stubborn thrower rather than pitcher. And he's come up with some annoying injuries of late. It's like he throws too hard for his own good and his body is trying to tell him to ease up a bit or there will be consequences. But since the beginning of last season to June 2018 he's only started 18 games for us and thrown only 94 innings. That's unacceptable. We just can't rely on him it seems. He hasn't quite yet earned that reputation of injury plagued but if he comes back from this finger ligament strain and ends up on the DL once more you're going to see a lot of grumbling about him.
  3. New York Mets 2018 season thread

    Well they did fight back a bit to make it a respectable 10-8. Still too many big AB fails by Conforto and Frazier to have a shot at an improbably comeback. Rosario also left his brain in the hotel room today. Just terrible. This was a game we could've won like 8-7 if a few things went our way, but Vargas and Robles tried their best to put it out of reach early and they did just that. I hate the Rockies and games in Coors. Tomorrow they go with Bettis who is the reverse deGrom. 5-1 but pitching like absolute sh!t. We need to knock him around
  4. New York Mets 2018 season thread

    You're just never going to get back into the race and reel off chunks of W's when you Vargas in the rotation He is outright NON COMPETITIVE
  5. New York Mets 2018 season thread

    Vargas career is over. Just cut him outright I know the ballpark and the Rockies can hit but he can't get anybody out. It's batting practice. He's awful. He was don't 2nd half of last year
  6. New York Mets 2018 season thread

    Not exactly sure what to do with deGrom, but I'm leaning towards keeping him. He's just such a special incredible talent and at the absolute peak of his game now. Shame we couldn't do more for him offensively and bullpen wise but the lack of wins doesn't diminish his pitching one iota. If they decide on trading him I want to demand the absolute biggest and most obnoxious package that I can. I may even consider dealing him to the Yankees. I mean he could be a final peace of the puzzle there but we've seen the Yankees win their titles before. With plenty of ex Mets on those teams. But the conversation starts with Gleyber Torres. If he's not in the package there's no deal. I'm thinking though you know it's easier to compete when you have guys like deGrom and Thor and (cross your fingers he's turned a corner) Matz at the top of your rotation. You don't need great hitting to win. You just need average or even slightly below average offense to win when you've got these arms going. The only reason we haven't of late is because we ended up having great pitching combined with quite literally the historic worst offensive spell in maybe 100 years. Most times that won't happen. We really should've come out of this stretch at worst .500 Still there is that though that you can turn around and deal deGrom and get a Torres equivalent from another team PLUS a good young starter, perhaps not one that would reach a deGrom ceiling but still good, and a good relief prospects that turns into a good setup now. That would set us up nicely as well. I'm still leaning towards keeping him though. He's 29 and doesn't have the miles on his arm that other starters would at this age. It's not unreasonable to expect 5 outstanding seasons from him coming up.
  7. New York Mets 2018 season thread

    Really starting to like Nimmo and all he does. Tremendous hustle. Great sparkplug. And he's developed some legitimate power. Now I don't know if this year is going to be an anomalous 25-30 HR season with him settling into being a 10-15hr guy afterwards but I sure hope it's the former. And he finds ways to get on base. Even in his two previous stints with us the past two years. Wasn't quite cups of coffee but weren't quite long stretches either...one thing he always did back then too was get on base. So far he's at .410 which would put him 5th in all of baseball (not sure if he qualifies yet with at bats but...he should)
  8. New York Mets 2018 season thread

    One thing that annoys me about Dom Smith is that he's shaping up to be nothing more than a perpetual tease player. At times at the plate he demonstrates a great eye, great swing, smoothly and effortlessly makes contact on difficult pitches and drives the ball for hits. And it will look so good you'd think this guy is destined for good things. Then he'd follow it up with 0-12 with 6 K's and the rest tappers to 2nd. He is an absolute tease and to me looks like the typical maddening AAAA players. He's the type of guy who will get a million chances and wash out of our organization at 27-28 still the exact player he is now.
  9. New York Mets 2018 season thread

    Terry truly made some baffling decisions at times. Especially with the staff and pen. His philosophy was to absolutely push them as hard as they can go and always kept them in 1 or too batters too late when the game got away. But yea he did care and the players respected him and played hard for him even though I don't think he was all that well liked. With Callaway...it's almost as if he doesn't exist. His voice in that locker room doesn't matter at all.
  10. What’s your max offer for Tavares

    With Lou in the fold and that new arena on the horizon, I think that was enough to convince Tavares they're going to turn a corner and it was worth sticking around If it was still Snow running the show with a murky future at the Barclays disaster then I definitely think he bolts
  11. New York Mets 2018 season thread

    Quitfest 2018 merrily rolls along as the Mets sleepwalk through another one with 0 fight. Just going through the motions. Only 97 games to go
  12. New York Mets 2018 season thread

    Jacob deGrom is literally the unluckiest in recorded baseball history. ... starter has posted an ERA under 1.00 over 10 starts, the team has never won fewer than four games. DeGrom has a 0.87 ERA over his last 10 starts. The Mets are 2-8
  13. New York Mets 2018 season thread

    That's what happens when you quit. And they have quit on their manager
  14. New York Mets 2018 season thread

    Nothing new today. Comatose Mets refuse to compete in any way. 16-34 in their last 50. 4-17 in their last 21. No pulse And they're LOOKED worse than those numbers.
  15. New York Mets 2018 season thread

    This is extremely embarrassing and just...suspiciously bad and embarrassing too. It's not even quite mid June yet and the Mets have totally outright quit on their manager. To be this comatose, this lackadaisical, this apathetic, and this dead right now is more than just injuries and bad luck. Their heart isn't in it. They've quit. I have never seen this level of apathy and detachment on June 12th from the Mets.
  16. New York Mets 2018 season thread

    That's a correct but garbage call on the ump. Absolutely Nimmo dropped his elbow. Should not have been a HBP. But they never ever call it. So why now?
  17. New York Mets 2018 season thread

    Mets release Adrian Gonzalez and Jose Lobaton. Gonzalez had only 3 hits in his last 28 ab's. Only 1 walk during that stretch too. Bet he asked to be released Ty Kelly and Dom Smith on the way up Had no idea Ty Kelly was still kicking around somewhere in the organization. Smith wasn't even hitting in Vegas
  18. New York Mets 2018 season thread

    It was so lax and mindless on Reyes part (75% of what Reyes does on the field is mindless anyway) he probably thinks the neighborhood play still exists/ And it wasn't like the runner was right at his feet. He had time, he had space. It was just textbook bad baseball With how he's looked this year this HAS to be the last straw
  19. New York Mets 2018 season thread

    Reyes needs to disappear off the face of this earth his stupidity is unfathomable
  20. New York Mets 2018 season thread

    Wait until the bullpen shows up in a clowncar
  21. New York Mets 2018 season thread

    And that's the death knell. The guy is overwhelmed and at this point is it even fair to him to be out there like a shivering fawn? As this goes on I'm probably going to start feeling bad for him.
  22. New York Mets 2018 season thread

    The team has quit. From Cespedes on down to everybody. They are not trying. They have quit on their manager, the season, each other. It is an absolute meltdown Are they going to do anything to shake things up?
  23. New York Mets 2018 season thread

    Cespedes left the game in Trenton. Quad tightness. Starting to doubt he'll see the field again this year
  24. New York Mets 2018 season thread

    Because the Mets defy logic, reason, and mathematics. Do not apply those things to us as you would with conventional franchises. We're at the mercy of some malevolent force right now What's going to happen now is things will reverse. All of a sudden the Mets will finally start hitting, but the pitching will stink, and we'll continue to lose
  25. New York Mets 2018 season thread

    Much better analogy. This is exactly like MacLean. I still remember first game Lemaire coached behind the bench he was shaking his head and telling the press they were not conditioned. That they forgot how to play hockey. That's how deeply unqualified MacLean was Sometimes you need to be patient when you see a good manager with a bad team trying every trick in the book to outsmart the other guy and steal a win or two. Good managers get teams to overachieve. This is not the time for patience. He has not shown to be imaginative, inspiring, savvy or an effective leader in any way. Heck we even had a damn batting out of order issue a little while ago. This is bush league