You think J-Man was doing a rain dance yesterday? If a team ever needed time to step back and access itself it’s the Mets. The good news yesterday was Carlos Beltran abdicating the porcelain throne to going back to being the everyday centerfielder. The bad news was Jose Reyes took himself out of an extended spring game (how long are these extended spring games and who plays in them besides the handicapped major leaguer ?)


Then to top of the day, the Atlanta Braves send a message that they ain’t going anywhere by pulling off a deal for Nate McClouth and telling Titan Tom Glavine to go home and make brownies.


The Reyes situation is a puzzling. I never question a guy who says he’s hurt but at some point, which hopefully is today when Reyes comes back to NY to see the quacks, a determination needs to be made on how this injury affects the team for the rest of the season. If this is going to be a chronic problem all season, then I’d expect Omar to quietly but out feelers for a shortstop (Miguel Tejda?) who is major league caliber. It’s ok that Omar has found some putty players like Wilson Valdez, Ramon Martinez, and Angel Pagan (before his yearly injury) but the fairy dust wears off quick with players like this. The Braves see this and look at the NL East landscape and say why not us? So out goes Titan Tom Glavine and in comes the young stud Tommy Hanson. As for us? Welcome the newest dumpster dive prize, Emil Brown.


Heads up news from upstate, top prospects RHP’s Bradley Holt and Jennry Meija have been promotes to Bingo and both will start this weekend. Keep you eye on Holt as he may just bypass Buffalo and go right to Flushing to offset the suckitude of Tim Redding.


Tonight on PRO BASEBALL CENTRAL we will discuss today’s Mets-Bucos game, the injury epidemic with the Mets and a look around the minor league system. We will be joined by Bert Sugar, who will be talking about his new book, Bert Sugar’s Baseball Hall of Fame: A Living History of America’s Greatest Game, (Running Press) You can listen live at Blog Talk Radio or listen to the podcast at PRO BASEBALL CENTRAL.   

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  1. In the event that JEFFY is looking for CHEAP alternatives for treating Jose’s muscle strains, I have an acupuncturist on 91st St in Jackson Heights, 5 stops from Mets-Willets Point, who’ll take care of Jose’s problems for between $20 & $40. The cost won’t break into Jeffy’s Lunch Money

  2. It is the most unbelievable thing, the way this team deals with injuries. They take an MRI and still can’t figure out what to do. Reyes may or may not have a torn hamstring? We are going to wait a few days to see? Was an F%#$@#ING hamster working the MRI machine? Add another to the list of embarassing things, Mr. Beltran.

    Speaking of which, kudos to you Mr. Beltran for being embarassed by your teams’ play in Pittsburgh. Hopefully, the other 9(?) active players in the lockerroom as just as embarassed.

    Rightfield to David Wright, Rightfiled to David Wright…remember me? I am the place that you used to go to consistently to drive in runs and be a clutch hitter in. I forgive you and if you leave your love of trying to pull everything and striking out three times a game, things could be just as good as they always were.

  3. We’re deader than David Carradine.

  4. I hate to say that I called this one. A few days ago I posted that Putz will sit around, pitch a little, then need major surgery. But you know, it isn’t such a stroke of luck that I or anyone else could call that shot. It is a pattern. The Mets are the only professional sports team to go from day-to-day to season-ending surgery with no stops in between. Like a sports car with good pick up. Today Carton says they spend $150M and put this product on the field, one that gets swept by the Pirates. Uh, if you spend $150M, but don’t spend it correctly, um…who should take the fall for that? Anyway, we heard the rumblings when Putz came about his arm potentially being injured, and look what happens, folks…like magic.

  5. kranepool says:

    Originally Posted By CharlieH
    We’re deader than David Carradine.

    you are so right Grasshopper

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