Mets Regular Season thread

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  1. Walt White

    Walt White Well-Known Member

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    Walker was coming off a back w/back surgery and a bad hammy injury. He wasn't moving that well at this point either. He's a big guy and he's just about 32. They were probably happy to get anything at this point. Cabrera may stick as a utility guy if they can't get more for him.
     
  2. Red Menace

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    It's all about leverage, the Mets have none, teams know they can take advantage of them at this point. The Mets would do the same if the tables were turned.

    Terry Collins still employed?
     
  3. NYGalPal

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    I remember salivating at the thought of having the 5 Super starting rotation. Now it seems I have to say So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night to that dream.

    Now it's down to Syndergaard & Degrom!
    Harvey-done.
    Matz- Assuming his performance was due to his Elbow never being right. Even if we gave him that benefit, I see him as a bullpen guy.
    Wheeler- I also see him as a bullpen guy.

    What The Hell Did The Mets Do To Steven Matz?

    On Monday, the Mets announced that young starter Steven Matz was being shut down. Manager Terry Collins insisted that Matz was not hurt, telling reporters, “This is not an injury, this is not an injury ... If he had to pitch he could pitch tomorrow.” A few hours later, the Mets announced that Matz will be having surgery to reposition an irritated ulnar nerve in his pitching elbow, which sounds a hell of a lot like an injury.

    On one level, this is a typically Mets-y PR bungle, in which the organization decided it would be a good idea to march their always-harried manager in front of the press and have him tell lies that would be almost immediately refuted. This is the second time this has happened this year! We can all enjoy pointing and laughing and shaking our heads at that.

    But then comes this follow-up report from Newsday, in which it is revealed that the Mets’ bone-deep ineptitude didn’t just make Collins look silly in public, but may have actually put Matz’s health at risk. Get a load of this shit:


    According to a source, Matz consented to multiple pain-killing injections, occasionally on game days, to quell the pain that came along with an elbow that at times swelled to the size of a grapefruit. The pain came and went, though the elbow bothered him mostly between starts.

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    One source described a belief by some in the organization that Matz was simply learning to get over the “mental hurdle” of pitching through pain. Indeed, injury has been a constant theme throughout his career.

    The Mets, a team loaded with young pitching talent that should be competing for a World Series title every year, have once again been undone by injuries this season. Every one of their prized starting pitchers save Jacob DeGrom has spent time on the DL, and the everyday lineup has been a rotating cast of guys seemingly in competition to see how many times they can injure and re-injure themselves.

    Usually, you can write off a rash of injuries as bad luck, but given what’s in this Newsday report—that the Mets spent months pumping one of their pitchers full of painkillers so he could learn to pitch through pain—it’s starting to seem like the Mets, who have a long, rich history in this area, are once again the creators of their own bad luck.


    This team is ridiculous!
     
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  4. statjeff22

    statjeff22 2008 Green Guy "Most Knowledgeable" Award Winner

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    So Conforto swings and misses at a pitch this afternoon and dislocates his shoulder doing it. You can't make this stuff up.
     
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  5. GordonGecko

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    The league changed right under Sandy Alderson's nose and went completely over his head. Because starting pitchers aren't lasting more than 5 or 6 innings anymore, the league has gone from needing dominant starters to needing dominant relievers, of which the Mets have none. The problems with the starting pitching are due to the worst training staff in the majors who apparently let the players do whatever they want or straight out encourage bad practices.

    Syndergaard & Cespedes thought they were bodybuilders for some reason and came in all roided up and now can't stay healthy. Jeff Wilpon should have been fired a long time ago but since he's the owner's idiot son and can't get canned there is no excuse not to fire Ray Ramirez and his entire staff of incompetent bumblefucks who should never be allowed near a baseball player ever again
     
  6. Walt White

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    It's all Terry's fault. Such a bad guy and Manager. Multiple championships if it wasn't for him.
     
  7. Yisman

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    Cespedes shut down for the rest of the season.

    So Walker, Bruce, and Granderson traded for nothing, Conforto and Cespedes sitting...


    A lot more of those horrible lineups to come.

    Opening Day roster had over $150 million in salary.

    Now around $50 million.
     
  9. GordonGecko

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    guess it must be time for a price increase

    no seriously, they just raised ticket prices for the 2018 season
     
  10. stinkyB

    stinkyB 2009 Best Avatar Award Winner

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    or you could just walk up after first pitch and get them from people on the street for a fraction of face...... That's what my brother and I did for the Marlins sunday game last week. 8th row field level 10 bucks :cool:

    I wouldnt give those cheap fuks ticket $..... granted I did buy some over priced beer

    place is going to be a ghosttown the next few weeks.... and it should be. The Bruce trade was a disgrace
     
  11. Yisman

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    Now Flores shut down for the season
     
  12. NYGalPal

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    Jay Bruce must be so depress right now. I feel so bad for him. :rolleyes:
     
  13. GordonGecko

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    Cleveland Indians' Jay Bruce: "I went from one of least fun to most fun situations in baseball"

    that's a direct quote
     
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