PUT ON YOUR EASTER BONNET WITH BLUE AND ORANGE ON IT

Happy Easter to one and all. It’s a great day to head to Citi Field to watch the suddenly hot NY Mets. I have a bunch of family coming over or else I’d head to the ballpark. I’d sneak out but with my luck I’d end up on TV like George Costanza with chocolate ice cream all over my face.

You hear the rumblings, how can the Mets send Dillon Gee back to Buffalo. In fact Ron Darling said during the telecast yesterday that Gee has nothing to prove at Triple A that he belongs in the big leagues and I concur. But if he stays, who goes to either the pen or Buffalo?

The names Chris Young and Chris Capuano come up as bullpen squatters which I think is ridiculous. One of the traits you need to be a reliever is the ability to warm up quickly and sometimes as in Tim Brydak’s case, often. With the pedigree and injury history neither pitcher fits the profile of a reliever.

For some reason today’s starter, Jon Niese’ name doesn’t come up when it comes to removal from the rotation or bullpen relegation and I can’t understand why it doesn’t?

Since a fine start on April 2nd against the Marlins, Niese has not been very effective getting blown up by the Phillies and Rockies and allowing 7 hits and 5 BB in 6 innings to the Astros in his last start a 6-1 Mets loss. I hope Niese throws a gem today at Citi Field but if he has another of these more hits than innings pitched along with 4 or 5 BB, then maybe Gee takes Niese’ spot in the rotation and Jon take a turn or two or three in Buffalo.

The St. Lonesome Mets of the FSL are 15-2 after another win last night and another outstanding pitching performance. After rising star Matt Harvey pitched himself closer to Binghamton on Friday, RHP Jeurys Familia tossed 7 outstanding innings for the baby Mets.

I know the strikeouts make fans crazy but really, how in the world do some Mets fans hate David Wright? There are some of you who think Wright is a JAG (just another guy) but with Bay back in the lineup and Ike on fire and Beltran back to being a solid everyday mainstay in the lineup, Wright will have the protection in the lineup that will make him not only more productive but getting it out of his head that he needs to hit 6 run home runs to get the Mets a win. It just seems to me all the Wright haters are just lazy louts who parrot what they hear on talk radio.

The Murph giveith and the Murph takeith away. Daniel Murphy is a work in progress at 2nd base to say the least but the boy can swing a baseball bat.

It’s tough to say anything bad about R.A. Dickey but Bobby Ojeda went off on The Dickster for his interview with Matt Vagisil and Tim McFullofshit last Saturday. Dickey was asked about his trip to Mt. Kilimanjaro that he will partake in in the off season. Bobby O filliped his rug  about R.A. talking about an off season endeavor in April. I can see Ojeda’s point, in fact I hate all these in game interviews and I’m sure the players and managers dislike them as well but Dickey was asked specifically about the trip and it is for charity so what was The Dickster to do?

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FROST ON THE BUNNY

Happy Easter to all even though the weather in NYC feels more like Christmas. Tomorrow morning should be the last of the 30 degree temps in the morning so says Megan Glaros the weather honey on Ch 2. I think she said that but I’m not quite sure because every time I watch her give the weather reports I fall into a daze and just picture her telling me the forecast naked. Is Glaros hot? Muy caliente muchachos, muy caliente

Livan Hernandez may be just and innings eating back of the rotation pitcher but last night he was an artist. Hernandez proved everything that is the art of pitching. It doesn’t matter how hard you throw, if you have command of your pitches that you can hit whatever spot you want, then you’re a Master.

Jerry Manuel, Ryan Church has accepted your challenge

Two things went against Marlon Anderson, he hit left-handed and he wasn’t a pitcher so the Mets had to let him go. He shouldn’t have been with the team anyway as signing him to a two year deal was another Omar folly but Anderson did leave an impression on D-Wright and it seems he was more valuable to the team than most fans (me) felt:

 

“He was probably one of the most unselfish players that I’ve ever played with,”  

said. “He was always looking out for what he thought was the best thing for the team.”

 

That’s it for today. It’s Easter and I’m dining at my in laws today and want to get a good seat at the table so I can scarf down some lasagna (you can keep the lamb and the ham) and bogart the TV to watch the Mets . Later

 

David Wright

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