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Owner of The Real Dirty Mets.

Watchout Metsblog we are coming for you!

OK, so maybe not.  My hope is that Metsblog fixes all of it’s issues and becomes the ole site again.  Either way, this is just too fun to stop if that happens.  My hope is that we can continue to improve and make a real quality blog that MANY Met’s fans will come to, not just the ones spurned by Metblog.

I thought it would be interesting to post our blog stats.  If you guys are interested I can make a link in a side column so you can access them anytime you want.

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First Baseman? Mets Need a Shortstop

Jose Reyes has been sent back to NY for test.  We don’t know how long he will be out but many assume he is headed to the DL.  So now what?


With Carlos Delgado out until at least late July, the rumors have swirled around the Mets and first basemen throughout the league.

But what the Mets may really need is a shortstop. Jose Reyes left Wednesday night’s game against the Dodgers with what looked to be an aggravation of the calf injury that kept him out for five games. With backup Alex Cora out indefinitely with a thumb injury, the Mets are now left with a pair of shortstops: Ramon Martinez, who had two errors in his start on Monday night, and Fernando Tatis, who is a “break glass in case of emergency” kind of shortstop.

Even if Reyes returns quickly, the Mets need a credible backup. In house, the Mets have last season’s backup middle infielder Argenis Reyes at shortstop, a decent glove who simply cannot hit. Jose Coranado is struggling so much with the bat, a .141 average at Triple-A, that he is an unlikely recall.

As previously reported, the Indians are fielding offers for Mark DeRosa. But DeRosa hasn’t played more than 20 games at shortstop in a season since 2001-and over his last three seasons, he played a total of nine games there.

From Joel Sherman’s Hardball Blog:

Sherman comes up with the idea of a 3 player trade here.

In summary his idea is Putz to Cleveland for Carroll and DeRosa.

It's like Deja Vu All Over Again


Game 1

June 5th:

Final: Padres 2 Mets 1

Met’s Record: 30-29 4.5 games back

Pelfrey 6 innings 1 run

Reyes 2/3 walk

Castillo 0/3

Wright 1/4

Beltran 1/4

Delgado 0/3

Schnieder 1/3

Chaves 0/2

Schoeneweis gives the walk off blow with a HBP.

Game 2

June 6th

Final: Padres 2 Mets 1

Met’s Record: 30-30 5.5 games back

Reyes 1/3

Castillo 1/4

Wright 1/3

Beltran 0/3 walk

Easley (in for Delgado) 1/4

Tatis 0/3

Schnieder 1/4

Chavez 2/4

Johan gives up 2 including 1 unearned in the 6th inning.

Game 3

June 7th

Final: Padres 2 Mets 1 10 innings

Met’s Record: 30-31 6.5 games back

Reyes 0/5

Castillo 1/5 walk

Wright 1/5

Beltran 1/5

Delgado 3/4 walk

Tatis 0/4

Chavez 1/2

Schnieder 1/2 2 walks

Feliciano gives up a walk off HR to Hairston on a 3-1 count in the bottom of the 10th.

Tonight's Pitching Matchup

From Walnut 15.  I hope he does not mind. 

Pitching matchup

  LA: RHP Jeff Weaver (2-1, 3.38 ERA)


NYM: RHP Livan Hernandez (3-1, 5.59 ERA) 

Scouting Report:

Weaver vs. Mets (lifetime, 2-1, 6.10):

Ryan Church .667, 1 RBI, 3 AB
David Wright .429, 2 RBI, 7 AB
Jeremy Reed .400, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 5 AB
Carlos Beltran .262, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 42 AB
Luis Castillo .222, 9 AB
Gary Sheffield .214, 1 RBI, 14 AB
Fernando Tatis .200, 5 AB
Jose Reyes .182, 11 AB



Hernandez vs. Dodgers (lifetime, 9-13, 4.42):

Andre Ethier .429, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 14 AB
James Loney .365, 1 RBI, 8 AB
Casey Blake .375, 8 AB
Rafael Furcal .333, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 66 AB
Mark Loretta .333, 2 RBI, 30 AB
Brad Ausmus .323, 5 RBI, 31 AB
Juan Pierre .271, 1 RBI, 85 AB
Russell Martin .133, 15 AB
Orlando Hudson .063, 2 RBI, 16 AB
Juan Castro .000, 3 AB
Matt Kemp .000, 1 AB