If anyone is going to $iti Field tomorrow night, I’d suggest that when Carlos Beltran comes up for his first at bat, you stand up and give him a hand. Beltran backed up the talk last night as he tried to 7-10 split Chase Utley and Wilson Valdez in the 7th inning. Beltran’s only regret is that “he didn’t hit anyone”. Too bad this didn’t happen in August as the incident has seemed to give the club a little spark. It’s also a shame that the manager wasn’t fired in August and another voice brought in to challenge the manhood of the players as Utley and the Phuck Phaces have, the second half of the season might have been much different.

I posed the question on Twitter last night, other that Ton’s O Fun Sabathia, what starting pitcher on the Highlanders would you take over any of the Mets starters? The only pitcher who got any mention from the Bronx side was Phil Hughes but would you take Hughes over Big Pelf? Hell to the No! Someone mentioned Ivan Nova which tells you the state of the Highlander rotation when Burnett and Vasquez got nary a Tweet. By the way Mets fans, it may be time for us to get into full Tampa Bay Ray mode as the GP Stu Steinberg, of the Canarsie Steinberg’s,  grew up a full blooded  Mets fan and I believe is still a Mets season ticket holder. It won’t be a total loss for the Bronx Bastards if they go one and done in the post season, it will give the maintenance crew enough time to set the Jerry Kenny Memorial in Fossil Park for an April unveiling.

What makes this September easier to take over last September is the fact that, a new GM and manager will be hired, that Ike Davis and Josh Thole have certainly shown they belong in the big leagues, that the pitching staff has the potential to be good to solid next season as RA Dickey should be back, Big Pelf continues to mature mentally, Jon Niese continues his progression and the emergence of Dillon Gee as a solid 4 or 5 in the rotation. The team will miss Johan Santana for sure and hopefully they can add another vet arm in the winter (money permitting and a savy front office man to boot) so I’m getting a bit more optimistic about the future than I had been say a month ago. It all depends on who get the GM and managers spot if my optimism will bloom into down right excitement.

Steve Popper says it’s time for Mets ownership to go all out and hire Bobby Valentine as the next manager of the Mets. I have to say with all the young talent and the need for a much needed shot of enthusiasm both on the field and in the stands if the Mets don’t go full bore for BV it will be a big mistake. This team as it will be loaded with young players and veterans who need to be challenged and no one does that better than Valentine.  This whole Utley incident has shown a light on Jerry Manuel that proves he’s not fit to manage. Instead of saying in his post game presser that “ well that’s how we played back in the day” and “I would think the players would respond” He should have closed the clubhouse door after the game and told his players that the Phillies have played you guys for chumps for four years now and will keep playing you for chumps until you fight back. No one is saying to clear the benches (although that would be fun) but there comes a time when the manager had to challenge his player’s manhood, their pride to tell them it’s time they stopped squatting to pee and stand up like men. That’s not Jerry Mnauel’ style and that’s why we’re also rans again in 2010.

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  1. As a Mets fan it really pains me to say this but the Phillies laugh at the Mets and deservedly so.

    As if repeatedly coming up short to them in the standings wasn’t laughable enough now they have a player knocked down in a hard, clean play, then do nothing about it in the game in which it occurred, then whine about it afterward. Thankfully Beltran felt inclined enough to take some action and found an opportunity to do so, albeit the next day.

    Good call on the ovation for Beltran kudos for bringing it up. I’m not sure that the average Mets fan has it in them to give Beltran an ovation since the average Mets fan hates him and has never forgiven him for looking at strike 3 in the ’06 NLCS.

    Given the way this season has unfolded I imagine only the hardcore Mets fan will be attending any of the remaining games and I would expect them to pay due respect to Beltran.

  2. “Wait til next season”. If Jeffy thinks he’s “Boss”jr, then Rizzo could be the best GM choice since he knows what Jeffy wants. Welcome to the Rays bandwagon. They better win this year or it’ll be never. Crawford and the whole Bullpen are going to be Free Agents this winter. The Rays have no $, no attendance, and the Trop is a dump. But they win with Pitching, defense, and a platoon. Sounds like ’69, hey?

  3. Pelfrey does not strike out enough batters to really be an ace-too many balls in play, but he is not bad-I like Gee despite hi minor league #s, his curveball and control enable him to get ahead and actually make a few guys swing and miss-Pitching will be the biggest on field issue(as it was this year)- We came into 2010 wi 3 of 5 starters coming off surgery- none made it through the year-A new (owner?) GM and Mgr will need to address the pitching and the softness of this club-

  4. Jay Baumann says:

    As regards Bobby , he managed two big market teams for about a dozen years , and he never came in first place . The law of averages say he should have been first about two times .
    Bobby is best at hyping himself .
    From 97 to 2000 , every Sept the Mets folded .Their performance against Yankees was an embarassment .He could not even get his players to hustle on the bases.

  5. While I was one of the ones who tweeted Hughes could be on the staff, I would NOT take him over Pelf. The reason is the subject of the rest of your post. Pelf is one of the few who has balls on this team. he’s challenged Utley and Ross over the years, to name two. He was identified by the Phucks as the most vocal from the dugout Friday. Yes, Pelf can pitch for me any day of the week.

    I also have no idea what this fascination is with the lame ducks. No one benefits from having lame ducks all over the place. It sends a bad message to the fans, and the players. And if the thought is that you want to protect their dignity, you’re actually doing the opposite by having them on display as dead men walking. That’s why I have no issue with what Torre did. He was responding to a question, a question that’s going to be asked when the world knows your manager and GM have those titles in name only.

  6. First off Utleys slide was not a clean slide. Anyone who thinks so just doesn’t watch baseball. But after consulting Ghandi and hte Speeches of MLK Manuel decided it was more important to Love and Philosophize the moment. Smoke a dooby and relax.

    He’s terrible and anyone who thought he would make a good mgr also thought Willie would be a good mgr…….OOPS oh SHit we did both.

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