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Rey Rey Gate


per rubins blog:

Jose Reyes had red eyes, and no wonder given his lack of sleep. He flew with the team cross country after Wednesday’s loss in L.A., then caught a second flight to New York. After an MRI and exam, he was back in Boston by 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Reyes said he is not available in any capacity Friday, and he won’t participate in pregame activities with teammates. He didn’t want to speculate about the DL, but this is something that may linger and land him there eventually despite the optimism and day-to-day listing

“I don’t want to be in the lineup too soon if I’m not ready,” Reyes said. “I have to be sure I can play all nine innings.”

Reyes said the right calf is worse than when he arrived in San Francisco.

“San Francisco it didn’t feel that bad,” he said. “I even wanted to play that day.”

Jerry Manuel said not placing Reyes on the DL has nothing to do with Alex Cora being inactive.

“I would hope not,” the manager added.

Manuel said Fernando Tatis could start at shortstop at some point, but that clearly wouldn’t be before Sunday, since Mike Pelfrey on Saturday is a ground-ball pitcher. Manuel indicated that he doesn’t necessarily believe Tatis is an inferior shortstop to Ramon Martinez, but the manager noted that Tatis hasn’t played there in a while.

“It’s almost unfair to put him in that situation and expect him to play well,” Manuel said.

Martinez, who had sports hernia surgery in late March, took only three weeks to resume baseball activities and had no troubles. He noted no one can replace Reyes.

“He’s one of the best shortstops and players in the big leagues,” Martinez said. “Right now, whoever comes in, nobody is going to fill in.”




Ah…the quote that will live in infamy but so appropriate for the Mets. Manuel has said recently that he will be conducting fielding practice before most games. Nobody wants that more and probably would stress that more than tonight’s starter Johan Santana. So far this year, the Mets have committed 8 errors on the field behind him, which we all know have lead to several unearned runs. Some of which have been game winning runs. Alas the winds may change in Johan’s favor as opponents main defensive target, Daniel Murphy.. will be playing a little closer to home at 1b. The Mets have got to tighten this up very quickly as the sawx are notorious for capitalizing on mistakes and lord knows we make many of them behind Johan. This does open a door to a compelling question however in that the Mets have a dilemma at SS. As you all may be aware of or not, Rey rey has a bum knee and probably wont be playing tonigh. Now as the manager you have two options for SS at the moment in Tatis(who only has 4 games at SS) or Martinez(career IF but has commited 2 errors already). We all know the black hole that is Martinez in the lineup, but we also know the “limited” experiance of Tatis in that position…as the manager of the Mets(i know we are not but im sure we stayed at a holiday inn last night…which automatically makes some of us more qualified than Manuel lol j/k…sort of) what do you do?

Line’em up boys.


Who the hell’s on 1st, 2nd, SS, LF, C and uh DH (screw the AL)?

So with this weekend being the start of dreaded inter-league AND with the fact that Reed and Martinez have gotten starts even WITHOUT the DH, how should the lineup look?  And yes Livan as DH is an option over Ramon.

ManuelWarning:  Nothing we post will matter nor be right because Jerry the tinker Manuel will solve all.

Time To Lock and Load

lock and load

As several of us have posted and witnessed, the mets offense needs to step up to the plate. The tag team champs cannot do this on their own and will most certianly require the help of someone…ANYONE to step it up this series in order to turn the recent pitching gems into wins. Lets look at a few May canadates by the numbers…

Ryan Church(before he bumped his head): 67ab/.299AVG/.364OBP/6HR/13RBI

Fernando Tatis: 32ab/.281AVG/.314OBP/1HR/7RBI

Ramon Casto: 22ab/.318AVG/.423OBP/5RBI

Jose Reyes(i know hes injured and this may be adding salt to a wound but): 117ab/.316AVG/.383OBP/5HR/15RBI/11SB

Or will it be the X-factor Dan”The Man” Murphy as he was not with us in May last year. Regardless..we need at least one person to step up here and deliver…we need someone to let the monster out of the cage ;p



Today’s Rumors


According to Peter Gammons:How about other players that could be on the trade block? PG: Well, No Victor Martinez and Cliff Lee are not on the trade block. That’s one of those Internet fabrications that isn’t true. The Indians would trade Mark DeRosa if they got major league pitching. Washington with their 2-16 bullpen are trying to move Nick Johnson and Austin Kearns and some of their semi-attractive veteran players to get relief pitchers. I know they offered Nick Johnson to Boston for Manny Delcarmen.

That hasn’t happened and may not until the Red Sox make a decision on David Ortiz. It’s early for trades to happen, but at the same time the Padres/White Sox deal is a reminder that now more teams are interested because more teams believe they have a chance to win in May or early June. And also if you trade for a player before June 1 you get four months of service rather than the two months. I think if there were a trade right now it’s far better for the seller and the buyer.

So with this it is clear that Nick Johnson would cost Parnell.  Uh Oh.