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  1. Really? I use paragraphs all of the time. But if you're going the cell phone route, yeah, even shorter posts are going the get that "Wall of Text" look.
  2. If this means sweeping changes in the front office, I’ll live with it. Stomaching BVW patting himself on the back for going 30-30 and squeaking into the playoffs would’ve been hard to take...especially since there’s no way the Mets would’ve done much damage upon getting there.
  3. Suffice it to say that Alonso fattened up big-time in garbage time. Hard to believe he has 16 dingers. Hope when BVW leaves the building, he’s carrying a box full of his desk contents...
  4. I’ve read Parcells’ biography, and the feeling in his camp (and several others) was that Bledsoe was going to be an absolute stud, a future Hall-Of-Famer and an all-time great. He seemed to have it all coming out of school a year early: size, the arm, the brains...everything but speed. Considering how franchise QBs developed back then, Bledsoe’s trajectory was pretty typical at first...and he was just 21 years old as a rookie winning the job out of preseason to boot. His first year (for a team that had been beyond rotten the season before) went as one should expect. In his second year
  5. Right now these Devils are about where the mid-80s Devils were...now it’s about some of the kids turning into legit NHLers (and hitting on at least two of these three first rounders). When you’re starting from near rock-bottom (Shero definitely was), and high-profile UFAs aren’t really an option for you, you can only expedite the process so much. To Shero’s credit, he was very creative and proactive in trying to make things happen with very limited resources. It’s definitely a shame that MoJo’s 2016-17 turned out to be a career year...I really thought he was going to be another Palms, in te
  6. Just keep Lugo in the bullpen. He’s simply better there. Hopefully this is it for Matz.
  7. Oh no argument here...I wasn’t agreeing with that part of SD’s statement. One thing that Lou did very well in building the team was turn the pieces he inherited into other pieces that wound up figuring heavily into championships. There’s GMs who definitely find ways to screw up what they’ve been given to work with.
  8. To your final point, I think it’s fair to say that we may never know if Lou could be ever be a “build a team from near-scratch” GM, because he’s never truly had to be that. He inherited some nice pieces to work with everywhere he’s been (including here).
  9. Just recorded and watched the E:60 interview with Drew Bledsoe (think it’s called “Better With Age”, in reference to Bledsoe’s Doubleback winery in Washington, his home state...he’s enjoyed a ton of success with the winery, and really loves what he’s doing...not to mention the place is absurdly beautiful to boot...I don’t even drink wine anymore (due to Type 2) and I want to go there, just to check it out). Was a pretty good watch...Bledsoe comes off as a very classy guy and pretty down-to-Earth. The middle chunk of the show is dedicated to the injury that nearly killed him (I knew the Mo Le
  10. Can you read? I said Lou made a terrific coaching hire in Trotz and made some other good moves as the Islander GM. I also wondered aloud how many times he would have won the award as the Devils GM (had it been in existence), because I’m sure it would have been multiple times. Much of Lou’s run here was excellent, but it can’t be disputed that it did run its course...and as I pointed out, he had the third-longest tenure as a GM in the history of the NHL. Even if things ended badly (and they did), it was still one hell of an era overall, and I’ve never said otherwise. I have no idea what yo
  11. Rest of the season went about as I expected it to, though I’m sure that I wasn’t alone on that front...BVW’s and Jeffy’s scrap-heap signings (particularly Porcello and Wacha) simply gave this team no chance to put together any real winning streaks. Any fan putting some time into this season knew this team wasn’t finishing with a .500 record. One more note re: Sandy...man I hope that he’s not going to start bringing in the Sandy Special type of hitters again (Jay Bruce, Todd Frazier, etc). I know he didn’t exactly have lots of money to spend, but he did make some pretty bad moves while h
  12. Yeah, if anything it’s rather fitting that the friggin Wilpon era is ending with the wimpiest of whimpers. Even deGrom couldn’t take his final start home. I really hope that Cohen doesn’t get rejected by the rest of the owners. Much as I’m not expecting that to happen, man would it be so Met-like for the fans to get that kind of a direct kick to the balls. Just the idea that the Wilpons could somehow be here for another offseason...AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
  13. Yeah I’m willing to be openminded, but I don’t get Nas still being here at all.
  14. Guess the Wilpons got their meaningful games in September. Yippy.
  15. He's gonna need a big suitcase to pack up all of those minuses he's accumulated through the years...
  16. Something else that I was thinking about...I'm sure that Cohen and Sandy share equal contempt for Jeffy. I've gotta think that Sandy made his concerns known to Cohen about potentially getting into another bad situation as a Met exec, at which point Cohen made it very clear that The Steve Cohen Era will 100% NOT be the Wilpons Part Deux. I don't think Sandy takes the job otherwise. So for better or worse, this is definitely going to be Sandy's show, with little to no inference or unwelcome outside meddling. Cohen was also quoted about building things the right way, with Sandy on
  17. Yeah I love the fact that even though Jeffy is STILL walking away with a hell of a lot of money (there's obviously a win there on some level), nothing else has involving this sale has been on his terms...no continued involvement in personnel decisions, forced to sell the team to the one guy he absolutely not did want to sell to (and was basically told by the other owners to stay out of the negotiations and not to fvck anything up), and will forever be remembered as a complete buffoon and a generally lousy guy.
  18. Nice final start by Peterson...not to mention that this guy pretty much came out of nowhere to begin his major league career on a solid note. Barring injury or a rotten spring, looks like he should be starting next year in the rotation. Looks like three spots are pretty well spoken for (deGrom, Lugo, and Peterson), as far as the 2021 season goes...we’ll see what happens with Syndergaard. Matz has gotta go. Curious to see if Cohen/Alderson/the new GM make a run at Bauer, though it’s not like Bauer has been as good throughout his career as he has in this kooky lil’ 60-game season...he ca
  19. Guess we'll find out once and for all who the "real" Alderson is, and if having a lot more to spend will make him a more imposing presence. We'll know soon enough how much the Wilpons truly kneecapped him and compromised his ability to make moves. Not gonna lie, I would've rather seen someone without previous Met ties get this gig. The Sandy era (though they did reach the World Series in 2015) isn't exactly chock full of wonderful memories. He must truly love the organization to want to come back.
  20. I think this was more about having some kind of diversion for everyday people...I think many people needed this, just something to talk about, something to take their minds off the sh!tshow that has been 2020, even if the season had to be severely truncated to make MLB work for now. And in general, I think MLB did a pretty good job, even with some of the outbreaks. Once basketball, hockey, and baseball are done, it's going be very quiet. Kind of (sadly) funny though that even with the playoff bar being set so low, the Mets STILL couldn't fvcking find a way to get in...nope, probably w
  21. Still feels like his results are too mixed for the rotation...I guess I'd rather see him potentially be an awesome bullpen guy, as opposed to a pretty good #3 or #4 starter. But I guess it's not the end of the world if he at least gets a look as a starter to begin next season, with a full spring training to get stretched out. If it doesn't work out, back to the pen he goes. I'm still not a big believer in Diaz (and I'll probably never fully trust him in big spots), but he's done enough this season that I can understand if the Mets don't want to bail on him just yet. Just don't go into
  22. Bats go silent when they’re needed most...because of course they do. Oh well...only six games left. If deGrom pitches a shutout in his final start, he might take home another Cy Young. Right now based on pure numbers though, it feels like the Cy is Trevor Bauer’s...his numbers are just better enough.
  23. Josh had his fair share of dopey play calls tonight...but that final one took the cake. Game probably shouldn’t have been that close to begin with.
  24. Patriots limitations on full display this week. Kind of amazing that they’re still in the game at the moment...though Wilson’s bad luck with the Pick-6 has definitely helped in that regard.
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