Frank Francisco’s meltdown in Miami yesterday was troubling on a number of levels. Terry Collins did the right thing by not committing to any course of action after the game, but clearly something must be done about this bullpen.
The ball explodes out of his hand and has serious late movement but for some reason it never translated into success on the field.
The Mets should look very closely at the Diamondbacks when they hit the field this weekend at Citi, because in many ways the Mets may be this year’s version of the D-Backs.
Sandy Alderson had a vision going into the offseason, and that was to re-shape the bullpen. So far, it has worked wonders.
The discussion of sexual abuse is so often hidden by shame, and Dickey feels it has to be more out in the open.
The first meeting at Citi Field will be a different story. Still, it was enjoyable for Jose Reyes to see some familiar friendly faces.
Given the opportunity, Frank Francisco believes he has the stuff to be a dominant closer. The New York Mets think so, too, and will give him every chance.
The Mets responded to the departure of Jose Reyes with a busy Tuesday night in which they traded Angel Pagan and signed a pair of free agents. Rich Coutinho joined Neil Keefe for an epic email discussion to talk about the moves and to try and make sense out of the crazy week for the Mets.
Ed Coleman discusses the Mets’ chances of holding onto Jose Reyes and various free agent options for the Amazins.
The Mets have announced some coaching changes for 2012 and my immediate reaction is that losing Chip Hale is a big hit while adding Tim Teufel as third base coach and Ricky Bones as bullpen coach makes sense.
I have sat and watched the Mets the past week and – for the first time this season – it seems the effort is not there and it is sad to see.
Aramis Ramirez helped the Chicago Cubs rally past the New York Mets 5-4, after the Mets blew a three-run lead in the eighth Saturday.
A tradition continues as the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches.
This one ended late, but it didn’t take nearly as long as the Yankees game. And when the Mets needed a run, Nick Evans delivered.
Bobby Parnell (3-5) walked Jonny Gomes to put runners on first and second. Bixler and Gomes advanced on Ian Desmond’s sacrifice before Roger Bernadina was walked intentionally.