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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.


Moments In Time…

There are certain plays that will forever stay etched in you memory. On Saturday night..Omir Santos may have added one to the list of plays or moments that will stay frozen in time for Met fans. Whats great about memories is that it can be passed on from generation to generation thus never allowing them to ever be forgotten or lost to time. Here are some Met wins or plays that stay etched in my memory and hope will bring a smile on a rainy day.


Carlos Beltran hits a walk off HR in the 16th inning vs the Phillies on May 23, 2006


Mike Piazza’s 2 run HR over the Braves on September 21, 2001. Those runs turned out to be the game wining runs


Robin Ventura’s Grand Slam Single over the Braves on October 17, 1999 in the 15 inning


Sprinklers go off while Pedro Martinez pitched on June 2, 2005. Martinez shut down the Diamondbacks 6-1 with 9k


Johan Santana complete game shut out of the Marlins on September 27, 2008 to keep the Mets playoff hopes alive.


Endy Chavez catch against the Cardinals in Game 7 of the NLCS in the 6th inning on October 10, 2006

Phillies Mets Baseball

David Wright walk off double off Mariano Rivera on May 19, 2006


Omir Santos game winning 2 run HR on May 23, 2009 off Jonathan Papelbon.

Getting to the bottom of it..

Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLBTR outlines the Jake Peavy tease trade to the White Sox

  • Peavy will make $15MM next year, $16MM in 2011 and $17MM in 2012. There’s a club option for $22MM in 2013, with a $4MM buyout.
  • The Padres want to move him because he’s expensive, but he has a full no-trade clause this year.
  • Peavy says he’s “not closing the door on anything” with the White Sox, according to Bernie Wilson of the AP.
  • Dave van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune says the White Sox are leaving the deal on the table in case Peavy changes his mind.
  • Peavy sounds open to the possibility of being traded, hinting that he’d consider moving to another city.
  • Cities in “Middle America” are more appealing to Peavy, as’s Jon Heyman reported yesterday. Also, he prefers the National League.
  • As’s Buster Olney reports, the Cubs still have interest in Peavy.
  • Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune suggests that the Cubs could pursue Peavy if their ownership transition progresses before the end of July.
  • For what it’s worth, Peavy praised Cubs fans and the organization

I think peavy will get moved EVENTUALLY..I just have no idea to who. He has a MASSIVE contract so i can understand the padres want to move him…but he is a hellova pitcher too. This saga is interesting as Peavy wants to stay in the National League and with that no trade clause, he can very well get his wish. I shiver to think of a cubs roation of Zambrano/Peavy/Harden/Lilly/Marshall or Dempster……and im sure most of the National League feels the same way.

Ill Make You An Offer…You Can’t Refuse..

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How interesting it is that we are taking on the Yankees arch nemesis the Red Sox and the Yankees are taking on our new arch nemesis the Phillies. I never would have thought that we would be in this position that we can “ask” the Yankees to do us a solid and put a hurtin on Phillies and the Yankees are probably looking at us thinking if we could do the same to the Red Sox. Currently the Mets are 1.5 games behind the division leading Phillies and the Yankees are currently 1.5 games away from the division leading Blue Jays (but only one game away from the 2nd place Red Sox). I guess it’s appropriate to use the old saying “you scratch my back and ill scratch yours”. Time for some NY “business” if ya catch my drift.. us a favor and eh.... us a favor and eh....