Mets-cellaneous

Happy Brithday to Dennis Ribant, one of my favorite Mets and the best starting pitcher the Mets had until of course Tom Seaver. Checkout this very interesting bio from SABR on Ribant 

Thinking out loud:

Matt Harvey went into a real damage control yesterday after his cringe worthy interview/infomercial on the Dan Patrick Show.  Good for Harvey and his advisors to get him to go back on the DP show and make amends.  I know what Qualcomm is, a digital wireless telecommunication company but for the life of me, I still don’t know what it is that Harvey is a spokesman for?

 

As for Matt Harvey going the rehab route instead of Tommy John surgery, the only people who are chastising Harvey for forgoing an operation are folks who never had surgery. Harvey received diagnosis from two of the best orthopedic surgeons in the country in the Mets Dr. David Altcheck and Dr. James Andrews, if either doctor felt the tear of the ligament was bad enough to be surgically repaired; Harvey would be readying himself for surgery.  

I’m not a fan of Ruben Tejada’s but I do feel very bad for him. Tejada has carried the self-inflicted label as a lazy, overweight, under achiever who was given a put up or shut up ultimatum by the front office. So as he tries to show he has the play hard gene, he breaks his leg. That sucks. I think this seals it for Tejada, he will not be the Mets starting shortstop next April.

 

Good article in the NY Times about the Mets ready to finish in 4th place in the NL East for the 5th straight season. There are some great quotes from Ed Kranepool and Ron Swoboda but it’s this one from Terry Collins that tells you all you need to know about the mindset of this organization:

 

Manager Terry Collins said beating out the Phillies would be a “great accomplishment with all the things we’ve went through.” His players did not disagree, although it was clear that the constant fourth-place finishes was not the foremost thing on their minds.

 

Really? Finishing in 3rd place is a great accomplishment? This is a winner’s mentality? I guess Collins has never heard of the Bill Parcells line of “The don’t give out medals for trying” Terry Collins would make a great kids soccer coach.  

I would love nothing more than to see Troy Tulowitzki playing shortstop for the Mets, but I don’t see how it can happen since it seems as though the Rockies want young ready for the big leagues position players, a commodity the Mets lack.

Sure it’s noble of David Wright wants to play again this season but why? Is it for his satisfaction? Is it to show the young wet behind the big league ears teammates that you never give up on a season? Is it a bit of both? That’s what I think; it’s a bit of both. Hopefully he won’t blowout the hammy busting down to first base.

Any Mets fan complaining about SF Giants fans coming into Citi Field and putting their feet up, knocking over a lamp or  two and spilling drinks on the carpet while cheering on their team are too young to remember what it was like to root for the 80’s Mets. The disgust for Giants fans behavior is the same disgust the rest of baseball had for the Mets and Mets fans back then. Winning does that.    

 

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Kranepool Society Podcast 3-13-13

Listen to internet radio with Kranepool Society Podcast on Blog Talk Radio

My guest on the podcast today is Cecilia Tan who is the editor of the 2013 Baseball Prospectus Annual as well as the publications director for the Society For American Baseball Research (SABR). Cecilia also writes about baseball at her WhyI Like Baseball site.

 

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PRO BASEBALL CENTRAL TONIGHT AT 9PM ET ON BLOG TALK RADIO

Join us tonight for another episode of PRO BASEBALL CENTRAL at 9PM ET on BlogTalk Radio. Our guest will be Matthew Silverman, co-editor of the book THE MIRACLE HAS LANDED: The Amazin’ Story of How the 1969 Mets Shocked the World (Maple Street Press in association with SABR) a very detailed chronicle of the 1969 World Champion New York Mets.  

If you can’t join us live you can here the podcast here at the Kranepool Society or on BlogTalk Radio and our PRO BASEBALL CENTRAL site.

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BETTER LATE THAN NEVER, I GUESS

Sorry for the lateness of this post but I’m still trying to get over the shock of last nights Pro Baseball Central and Joe McDonald making his case for the Mets to win at least 90 games next year and at the least make the post season the NL Wild Card team. Yes I think we will start having a Breathalyzer on hand for the next show. Check out the podcast as it was quite entertaining if I say so myself.

John Sickles has published his top 20 Mets prospect list and his #1 is Jennry Mejia. No matter what stories you read about Mejia, they all confirm that Mejia could be a special pitcher and they all worry about the Mets rushing him. Hopefully the new brain trust in the organization can stop the practice of rush prospects through the system and just allow them to work their way up the organizational ladder.

So D-Wright will sit down with the Radio Bloviator next Wednesday. Instead of the Mets holding a Fan Fest so Mets fans can mingle with there team, we get a ride in the WFAN  Hot Air Balloon.    

On February 6th, the NYC Chapter (known as the Casey Stengel Chapter) of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) will hold their annual meeting at the New York Public Library at 455 5 AVE at W 40 St 6th floor. The event starts at 10AM and goes to 4PM all for a registration fee of $15. Check out the NYC SABR site and download the press release for more details and for a list of featured speakers and presenters.

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