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Owner of The Real Dirty Mets.

7 Years?

Pretty fitting huh? OK maybe not for some.

About a year ago, TRDM posted it’s last article. Fittingly it was by an amazing hardworking author who had been keeping the site going just with his minor league updates. Gone were the amazing opinion pieces filled with rational thought and statistics that had made TRDM who it was. Gone were the comments of a loyal group of Mets fans that not only was I proud to share a blog with but who had become part of our lives.

When we started TRDM, actually it was TRS86 just a WordPress Blog like this one, there was a need. Metsblog had become a place where you no longer could come and discuss baseball, only fight trolls and defend the Mets you love. Cerrone had allowed the comment section, against our pleading, to become a detraction to his growing blog. So in the early morning hours of May 20th, 2009 I decided I couldn’t take it anymore. I was finding myself rooting for the Mets because I loved them but just as much because I wanted to be able to have a peaceful day interacting and discussing baseball with my fellow Mets fans.
So the first article?
What to do with 1B

Look at the names, Tatis replacing Reed? My how times have changed… or have they?

So what is this all about? I am not sure. I don’t have the time in my life to run a blog. My daughter was 3 when I started TRDM, she’s 10 now. She still talks about my blog. We had a great run, it more than paid for itself. We had press credentials once Sandy arrived, one of our writers got to experience things that would have never been possible without the blog. I got into minor league games, was able to speak to players, it was really a dream come true. But life is hard. I don’t enjoy writing articles very often, they are time consuming if you hold yourself to a high standard. I don’t enjoy fixing web issues, making sure the header looks right, or that the links work.

What do I enjoy? Debating with fellow Mets fans in the comment section. Even when TRDM was barely hanging on, I went to Amazin Avenue or Metsmerized to feed that need. Ultimately that need and lack of desire to continue to search for great authors willing to work for free brought an end to the site we loved. I take full blame for that. Owning a blog with aspirations (we were top 5 in comments and views during our peak) was too time consuming for someone who had a full-time job, coaching job, and a family while also commenting. I do take pride in seeing many of our authors go on to bigger and better things. I maybe irrationally think that I helped a guy like Connor get his foot in the door and now he has became what I believe is the best Mets blogger in the business.

A rambling paragraph ago I asked, what was this all about? Even after two paragraphs, I still don’t know. I feel a little like I did when we started TRDM, however, as a wiser man, I know I have no desire to try to build a site again up to a level of respectability. Also I respect the owners of AA and MMO tremendously and I have no desire to pull viewers away or compete with them in any way. So again, I asked what am I doing here? Maybe I just needed to look back at a better day? I miss my blog family and wish last year during the WS run they were there to celebrate with. I miss the debates over actual baseball topics. I miss the discussions that would make me a better baseball fan, more knowledgeable and accepting. I miss the personal connection that we had with each visitor.

So what’s a man to do? Most of the regulars at TRDM were split between AA and MMO when the site took it’s last breath. So I’ll ask this question to them and send them this link. Not in hopes of getting viewers but a honest discussion of where we are as fans and what our desires are and then from there, we’ll proceed or go off in our own directions.

Got Some Cleaning To Do

Mets at Red Sox: Game 3 Preview

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AmbulanceMrMet

New York Mets
Name Injury Status
Ryan
Church
, RF
Sore left hamstring day-to-day
(5/22)
Alex
Cora
, 2B
Torn right thumb ligament on 15-day DL
(5/18)
Carlos
Delgado
, 1B
Right hip impingement on 15-day DL
(5/11)
Oliver
Perez
, P
Right patellar tendinitis on 15-day DL
(5/3)
Jose
Reyes
, SS
Right calf tendinitis day-to-day
(5/20)
Jose
Reyes
, SS
Right calf stiffness day-to-day
(5/17)
Francisco
Rodriguez
, P
Back spasms day-to-day
(5/23)
Brian
Schneider
, C
Strained back muscle on 15-day DL
(4/16)
Billy
Wagner
, P
Left elbow surgery – out for season on 15-day DL
(3/27)

Add Carlos Beltran to that list as well.  I would assume he would be playing in CF if the DH were not available.  That’s some list.

Can ANYONE Play This Game?

Pinch hitter Deluxe by Williams by baseballart.

TILT?

This season the Mets have been accused of not being clutch, gritty, having heart, balls, you name it.  When actually it’s ONE spot in the order separating us from the elite.  So you want the Mets to win?  Find us a 6 hitter.  Maybe DeRosa is the answer, Nick Johnson, who knows.  But if this is our #6 hitter and Wright is our #5, Wright may be treated like Bonds on his Mega Man Pills.

 

Split

BA

MBA

OBP

MOBP

SLG

MSLG

OPS

MOPS

TB

MTB

1st

.265

.276

.328

.355

.387

.385

.715

.740

1099

67

2nd

.279

.298

.353

.392

.429

.360

.782

.752

1150

58

3rd

.294

.323

.388

.417

.510

.540

.898

.957

1306

87

4th

.269

.333

.353

.438

.478

.562

.831

1.000

1210

86

5th

.260

.361

.340

.444

.428

.529

.768

.973

1076

82

6th

.251

.204

.335

.278

.399

.293

.734

.571

983

46

7th

.247

.263

.321

.328

.392

.395

.713

.722

947

60

8th

.257

.284

.336

.347

.381

.399

.718

.746

882

59

9th

.177

.226

.245

.282

.254

.292

.498

.574

551

40

1-2,non-P

.272

.287

.340

.373

.408

.373

.748

.746

2249

125

3-6,non-P

.269

.305

.355

.396

.454

.481

.809

.876

4574

301

7-9,non-P

.249

.276

.327

.341

.384

.402

.711

.742

2171

147

A Look Back, Seem Familiar?

WORLD SERIES

Join me in a trip down memory lane.

2000

Game- 40 May 16 boxscore NYM   COL L 3 4 11 20-20 4 7.0
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit  Str   PO   A  Details
J McEwing CF                  5   0   1   0    0   1  .231  .747   17   14    1   0   2B,GDP
D Bell RF                     5   1   2   0    0   0  .356  .985   19   15    1   0   2B
E Alfonzo 2B                  4   0   2   0    1   1  .346 1.014   21   14    2   1
M Piazza C                    5   0   1   1    0   1  .373 1.172   15   10   14   0
  T Wendell P                 0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000              0   2
R Ventura 3B                  5   1   2   1    0   0  .238  .830   15    9    0   3   HR,2B
T Zeile 1B                    4   1   3   1    1   1  .296  .886   26   15   12   1   HR,2B,CS
  K Abbott PR                 0   0   0   0    0   0  .234  .578              0   0
B Agbayani LF                 5   0   1   0    0   2  .283  .797   17   14    2   0
R Ordonez SS                  3   0   0   0    0   0  .170  .492   10    7    1   6   SH,GDP
  M Franco PH                 1   0   0   0    0   1  .139  .401    3    3    0   0
R Reed P                      2   0   0   0    0   0  .188  .410    9    6    0   0
  M Johnson PH                0   0   0   0    1   0                5    1    0   0
  J Franco P                  0   0   0   0    0   0                          0   0
  A Benitez P                 0   0   0   0    0   0                          0   0
  J Nunnally PH               1   0   0   0    0   0  .196  .763    6    3    0   0
  T Pratt C                   0   0   0   0    0   0  .356  .979              0   0
Totals                       40   3  12   0    3   7              163  111   33  13

Alpha and Omega

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With Johan and Krod on this team, are we witnessing history as Mets fans? 

When was the last time we had a dominant SP and Closer in the same season?

Lets take a look:

2009:

Johan: 1.50 ERA  Go to fullsize imageKrod: 0.87 ERA   Go to fullsize image

1990:

Viola: 2.67 ERA 20-12Go to fullsize imageFranco: 2.53 ERA 33 savesGo to fullsize image

1988:

Cone: 2.22 ERA 20-3(Sometimes I forget how good he was)Go to fullsize image 

McDowell: 2.63 ERA 16 saves Go to fullsize imageMyers: 1.72 ERA 26 saves Go to fullsize image

1986:

Really a combination of starters doing very well as well as bullpen.  No one was clearly better in the rotation or pen.

1985:

Gooden:  1.53 ERA 24-4  (unbelievable)Go to fullsize image

McDowell: 2.83 ERA 17 saves Go to fullsize image Orosco: 2.73 ERA 17 savesGo to fullsize image

1984:

Gooden: 2.60 ERA 17-9 Go to fullsize image

Orosco: 2.59 ERA 31 saves Go to fullsize image Sisk:  2.09 1ERA 15 saves Go to fullsize image

1975:

Seaver: 2.38 ERA 22-9 Go to fullsize image Apodaca: 1.49 ERA 13 saves Go to fullsize image

1972:

Seaver: 2.92 ERA 21-12 Go to fullsize image McGraw: 1.70 ERA 27 saves (106 innings) Go to fullsize image

1971:

Seaver: 1.76 ERA 20-10 Go to fullsize image

Frisella: 1.99 ERA 12 saves (90 innings) Go to fullsize image McGraw: 1.70 ERA 8 saves (111 innings) Go to fullsize image

1969:

Seaver: 2.21 ERA 25-7 Go to fullsize image McGraw: 2.24 ERA 12 saves (100 innings)Go to fullsize image

In my opinion you the 1969 season was the most dominant season by a combination 1 SP and 1 CL.  Will we see history this year?  All I can say that there is no doubt that right now I feel more comfortable in these two pitchers than any two in my Mets fan-hood.  To that, I say thank you to Omar.  You may screw a lot up, but you got that one right.