Tough loss for Mets last night but with a win today it would be another series win and big one as it would make 5 of 8 series the team has taken.
So while we wait to root for Mets win today, some observations:
As good as the bullpen has been of late, I hope Sandy Alderson is looking to either find a closer or is working with his cabinet to determine if either Jake DeGrom or Jeff Walters can handle the job at the big league level. I don’t understand why a live arm like DeGrom is still in Las Vegas and Jose Valverde is still in residence in the Mets bullpen. I’d even take a look at Rafael Montero for the closers job as well, that is if the organization feels he has the makeup to handle the role. It seems that Kyle Farnsworth may have given us the best he had left; now the intriguing part is Dice-K who looks like he has the makeup to close and has been a revelation out of the pen. I just hope that Terry Collins doesn’t run him into the ground as he’s wont to do with relievers.
I don’t know how Eric Young Jr. does it. EYJ has reached base 20 straight times, he’s tied with Dee Gordon for the NL stolen base lead with 12, he has the third most runs scored in all of MLB with 20. All this while batting .226 overall and .146 at Citi Field. However he does know how to get on base as EYJ has a robust .385 OBA since April 8th
The offense is starting to percolate as David Wright has gotten hot hitting .321 over his last 53 AB’s and has driven in 10 runs in the last 13 games.
I don’t want to start a “bash Chris Young in every post” routine but I don’t care what he was promised by Alderson about playing time and I don’t care that he looks to be a waste of $7.2 mil but how does he not grab some pine when Juan Lagares comes off the DL ? We’ve seen CY play CF and he is now the 4th best option on this team at that position.
You read all the stories and opinions about the Mets players boycotting Friday night’s post game media get together until Mike Puma of the NY Post was removed from the clubhouse. Puma’s game story on the Thursday game (the story headline in the paper was LARDBALL that has been removed on the Post website) in which Bartolo Colon was outstanding had this as its lead:
If the umpires searched Bartolo Colon’s neck for a foreign substance on Thursday, chances are they only would have found peanut butter.
The Mets players, who I would guess led by the Captain David Wright, said enough was enough and they were tired of their teammate treated as a sideshow. I applaud the players for taking a stand. As you can see from my Twitter feed it was a hot topic yesterday. To begin your game story with that paragraph is no only unprofessional but if it were any other news outlet an embarrassment. It was also a positive as maybe now the Mets are fighting back against a media in NYC that makes them the butt of jokes by writers who forget the write about sports and not for Saturday Night Live. One thing I’ve learned from watching the beat writers in action they are the most unfunny and unwitty people you will ever meet.
I would love to give Matt Harvey a history lesson of the East Village circa 1976-1986. We sure didn’t shop for suits (Matty Boy do you know what USED to be at John Varvatos?) or eat brunch. BRUNCH????? How about a kinish and an egg cream at Dave’s Corner at 4 AM
If you listen to the Kult of Mets Personalities Podcast which I have embedded at the top of this page, you will hear our perspective on Mookie Wilson’s sour grapes toward the Mets. The most unseemly detail of his bitch fest was talking about how Gary Carter was against Keith Hernandez being named captain. Class move Mook, invoking a man’s name that unfortunately is not around to defend himself.