CHECK OUT MY THIS CALL TO THE BULPEN PODCAST WITH JEFF PEARLMAN

Last night I had the pleasure of talking with Jeff Pearlman on my THIS CALL TO THE BULLPEN Podcast on Blog Talk Radio. With Gary Carter and Lenny Dykstra, heroes from the halcyon days of the mid-80’s in the news recently, I felt Pearlman would be the best guy to talk to about both men as his book “The Bad Guys Won” is the quintessential book on the Mets of that era and he has interviewed and spent time with both players.  Just as I thought, Pearlman had some great insight on both players and the Mets of that era.

Jeff and I also talked about the Mets ownership troubles and of course Jose Reyes future as a Met.

You can listen to the podcast right here at Kranepool Society (lower right side bar) or at the show page on Blog Talk Radio or on iTunes.

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LOOKS LIKE IT JUST A MATTER OF TIME UNTIL WE’RE WILPON FREE

A stellar outing by Big Plef went for nothing as the once potent Mets bullpen has turned into a pumpkin.  Wasn’t just a few weeks ago, we just hoped for 6 good innings from the Mets starters so the bullpen could cement a win? That’s all changed in the last six games as Mets relievers have gone 0-3 with a 12.46 ERA.

New minority and soon to be majority owner David Einhorn took a look at what he spent $200 mil on last night. Reports flying from allover are stating that Einhorn has bought 33 percent of the NY Mets with the option of buying a majority 60 percent controlling interest in the team in three years. I’d say that’s a done deal. One of the most telling parts of Einhorn’s night at Citi was when he was asked about keeping Jose Reyes and signing him to a long term deal, Einhorn didn’t say it’s not up to me what he said was this is not the time to discuss it.  I guess our new Shark has more say so that he say so.

With the news of Gary Carter’s fight with cancerous brain tumors isn’t it time for someone in the Mets organization step up NOW and announce that the club will retire his #8? Not next season either, DO IT NOW. Make a day in July or August for Gary Carter Day. Retire The Kid’s 8 and give out Mets t-shirts with CARTER 8 on the back. I’m sure Mr. Hedge Fund guy can flip that bill on 40,000 Haines shirts.

That’s it for me , after freezing my ass off all winter, time to shut the computer and suck up the rays.

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THE F-MART ERA IS UPON US

word out of Queens is Jose Reyes and Ryan Church have been relegated to the DL (finally!) and Fernando Martinez is in the ball park and the lineup hitting 6th and Wilson Vladez (yes THE Wilson Valdez) has been obtained from the Cleveland Indians for cash and will play short most likely tomorrow when he reports

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“ACCORDING TO YOUR BLOOD TEST, YOUR OPS+ IS A LITTE LOW AND YOUR WHIP AND ERA+ ARE ELIVATED”

When I saw this I thought is was a column from The Onion but no it’s an op-ed piece in the NY TIMES written by John Kerry, Newt Gingrich and Billy Beane outlining a sabermetric formula to keep down cost for the nations health care.  I wonder if Bill James can come up with PSORD (Patient Survial Over Replacement Doctor)

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