Mar 4, 2008
Well the debacle season known as 2009 is gone. I know its been a long time fellow Mets fans and baseball fans but now we can concentrate on something I've been looking forward to since after the all Star break, the offseason acquisitions or possibilities. Im confident that I can't write not one thing down that a die hard Mets fan hasn't vented about. Lets see where Omar and the Wilpons plan because so far our nemesis the braves already have a solid starting rotation and will add to it to sign Hudson for an extension leaving room to trade a pitcher for a slugger. The Philthies will tweak their team if that and we know the Nats and Marlins will forever be a thorn in our side. Well time to do some research so we can ponder the possibilities that will never happen. Glad to see you guys held it down. (Nov 5, 2009 | post #26253)
You missed an opportunity to put Gimpy on a pemanent DL and didn't take it, shame on you. Just kidding. Did you get some great pics of the new stadium and if so would you care to share with your fellow Mets fans? (Jul 12, 2009 | post #23578)
A fair and accurate reporter, yeah right! Bias lies everywhere. (Jul 12, 2009 | post #23577)
Great minds think alike. I came to that conclusion yesterday after reading his comments. Playing in front of a large crowds seems minor to most, but it might be that jolt needed to bring back those sloid numbers he had in his 1st 2 seasons. I know the braves were still making the playoffs then and the Atl crowds were larger then. Since they have missed the playoffs, the only time they draw a decent crowd is inter- league play and when the Cubs and Cardinals come here. Another positive I forgot to mention about Francouer is when things were going good for him, he was among the league leaders in 2 out RBI's. If he can bring that nack back then things will contiue in the upswing. This was after his 1st two full seasons in the league, a stat forgotten by most when his name is mentioned. (Jul 12, 2009 | post #23576)
Well he got off to a good start so I'll shut my yap on what his former fans think. I just saw so much of him that I hope what you said rings true for him and he succeeds in NY. Good win for the boys in blue & orange. At this point, every little bit helps. LGM! (Jul 11, 2009 | post #23554)
Well I was born in 76' so for 73' to make a reappearance in 2009 for the Mets would be a welcome. I feel like we are being tortured. The last time the Mets were 5 games under .500 was 2005....the year things were in the upswing. Things just seem to be going in the wrong direction and in a hurry. Most things can be blamed on the injuries, but not all of them! LGM! (Jul 11, 2009 | post #23550)
More like a pouter. His intial response was: “It’s definitely disappointing,” said Francoeur, a Lilburn native and former two-sport star at Parkview High who has struggled for the past two seasons. “I never wanted it to happen this way. … You can imagine getting traded, but you never imagine getting traded to your biggest rival.” Hopefully thats the motivating factor in him turning it around. But if your team sent you to the minors, haggled you before abritration and you still don't perform for them has me worried. What will motivate this guy will be the deciding factor in evalutaing this trade by Omar. (Jul 11, 2009 | post #23549)
Well I'm not sure how to take this but I checked with some braves fans and their blog at the AJC Even the editor is estatic....they are so happy to get rid of Francoer. Read some of these post: Doc Holiday……….if Ryan Church were to tear his knee up during the game tonight and was out for the rest of the year………..then the Braves would have still MADE OUT by getting rid of Jeff Francoeur. That would just allow Matt Diaz more playing time. Plus with Omar Infante coming back soon, it isnt like the Braves wouldnt have options. By trading Jeff Francoeur, Frank Wren finally stops Bobby Cox from penciling Jeff Francoeur’s name in the line-up. If the Braves kept Jeff Francoeur and he tore his knee and was out for the rest of the year………..do you think that it would have hurt the Braves? I liken his trade to Jeff Bennett breaking his hand. Bennett breaking his hand finally prevented Bobby Cox from bringing his sorry **** into the game in tight situations. I hated to see him come into games. But once Bobby believes in you, there is no turning back. Do any of you really miss Jeff Bennett? Just imagine if it was Jeff Francoeur who broke his hand and had to miss the last 2 months instead of Omar Infante? Who would you rather see hitting on a daily basis: Jeff Francoeur or Omar Infante? still amazed that some Braves fans are upset about this. If he turns it aroung in NY then good for him, it wouldnt have ever happened in Atl. A sub .300 OBP three out of his first 5 seasons and some people want to keep him around at $4 mil +?? Im surprised we got anyone for him, esp someone who is better than him. Church is slg .444 away from citifield and is an upgrade defensively. We got better by trading our worst player and it kept Bobby from continuing to throw him out there everyday. Now it sucks for Kotchman, because he’ll be the person we are attacking next. I like his defense but he better start doing something offensively and soon If Franceour couldn’t make it in his hometown where he gets a honeymoon it’s doubtful he’ll make it in N.Y. where one bad streak will have fans eating him alive. K.C. or another small market team might be just the ticket for Franceour — I expect him to be packaged with others out of N.Y. shortly as part of a bigger deal. Me again: If this was a move for teams to get rid of disgruntled players, Omar should have gotten Y. Escobar, the shortstop. B. Cox has sat him numerous times due to his passion which gets misatken in Atlanta as a hot dog. I bet you he gets traded next to a team that really didn't want him but couldn't resist. Ok Francoer, we have to find you a new nicknmae since you will be wearing the Orange and Blue. "Frenchy " aint going to cut it playing for the Mets. I want to really get behind this trade with you guys but so far from what i've seen from this guys since he came into the league is not promising. We won't even be able to blame this one on Ho-Jo. Come on Santana, get a win tonight. LGM! (Jul 11, 2009 | post #23548)
What spell is it that Aroyo has over the Mets? No matter the lineup this guy seems to shut them down. Oh well, 2 more games unitl the break. Now theres sometihng Mets players and their fans can look forward to. (Jul 10, 2009 | post #23507)
This Francoer thing is mind boggling as h/ell. Dis, how many braves games do you log because I know you know the real Francoer. He swings at every 1st pitch he sees, no matter where it is. He won't go the other way and is just a stubborn bone headed batter. His defense is great and will be welcomed at Citi but Ga. is all he ever knew and is prone to pouting. The guy just got married and bought a house where he loves. I just hope Omar didn't get us another wuss because we have enough already. I thought it was going to be a "get him then flip him in another trade" thing but Omar sounded as though he has found his man. I hope it works out for the Mets but this more was more of a regression that progression IMO. (Jul 10, 2009 | post #23506)
I thought about that but that doesn't work for me. They are far from being mathematically eliminated in July which means I have plenty of games left to catch. The passion for the game can't quelch my passion for the Mets no matter how bad they play. Just continue to vent during these tough times and realize the good times will one day roll even if its not this year. Sure its hard watching the Mets right now let alone root for them, but thats what being a fan is all about. Just think that if everything that went wrong in the 1st half actually goes right in the 2 half, then it will all be worth it. If not, then just go with, "we'll get'em next year! (Jul 10, 2009 | post #23441)
Thats why the starting pitchers were suppose to have depth to the point that they would be interchangeble at this point but won't be due to injuries. Livan and Redding should have been expaendable by now or put in the pen. But with Opies imaginary injury and Maines mystery injury, we now have to rely on guys who were only going give the Mets a solid 3 months. I have no idea how Redding won 11 games last year. (Jul 10, 2009 | post #23440)
The way the Mets luck went last night, it wouldn't have mattered who was on the mound, but it was nice to have Opie back even though the bad, not the ugly showed up last night. I was wrong about Redding. I thought he was going to be a decent #5 guy but he has stunk it up. Well Mets fans, there are 4 games left before the break and the Mets are 4.5 out in the dvision and 5.5 out in the wild card. It sure would be nice not to fall any further than that before the break. With Delgado's good news, things may be looking up for us yet. LGM. (Jul 9, 2009 | post #23399)
So where do the Mets go from here? Like you guys said, this is the place where Mets fans celebrate or vent and lately its been the latter. I'm trying to hold back from blasting this team but what I'm having is way too many glimpses of the mid 90's teams, and that was ugly. Even though the odds say things will get wosre with Ollie here, at least it will make things interesting. There is no more injury to hide shoddy pitching if he is off. And if he is good, then its a smalll shot in the arm. And if we get the ole' Ollie back then at least when know when we will get to see a good game, a bad game, and an ugly game in his starts. And another thing, reading D. Wrights comments would realy let the sails out of any fan. I don't blame him completely due to the fact that he is on a depleted team, but he is now talking tired. And when I say tired I mean beaten and exhausted. I hope something comes quick to get this team out of its funk. Who would ever thought the Mets would fall this far from last years collaspe? LGM (Jul 8, 2009 | post #23388)
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