After a down year in 2011 — which was split between Cincinnati and Washington — Gomes bounced back to hit 18 home runs and drive in 47 runs in 279 at-bats, along with his best-ever .377 on-base percentage for the A’s.
Don’t worry about what’s right or wrong, or better yet what makes sense. We’ll just keep making it up as we go along.
There’s no mistaking Mets general manager Sandy Alderson’s priority: signing “core players” David Wright and R.A. Dickey to contract extensions — pronto.
Things can’t get any worse for the rock bottom Mets.
Third place? Fourth place? Look, any place that isn’t first place or a place that means a playoff spot should really be immaterial to anyone who plays for, roots for, or follows a team.
“We’ll see exactly where we land,” GM Sandy Alderson said Sunday. Well, hopefully on their feet — with Wright and Dickey in house and on board. Season-ticket holders and other fans will not be settling for less.
Both Atlanta and the Mets are currently in the midst of employing six-man rotations. The Braves for the right reasons, the Mets for the right intentions, but not necessarily to the benefit of all those involved.
7-4 with a Matt Harvey capper on Sunday in San Diego would have been terrific, but 6-5 is nothing to sneeze at.
You can’t discount R.A. every fourth day. Manager Terry Collins said it’s going to happen, while Mets general manager Sandy Alderson was a little more cautious.
Matt Harvey stole the show in Arizona on Thursday night. That’s what happens when phenoms fulfill their promise. But don’t forget about manager Terry Collins.
Finally, Matt Harvey has arrived. That’s the good news…
Harvey is needed and he, not Miguel Batista, should be pitching against the Dodgers on Saturday at Citi Field.
So, can one of the biggest surprise teams in the first half (46-40) continue to surprise moving towards the finish line? Well, they need some things to change – and some to remain the same.
In the final portion of the 25th anniversary show, Mike Francesa featured the regulars of today’s current WFAN, along with some other very special guests.
17 runs. Bonanza!!! Ever since demolishing Tampa Bay in Florida, the Mets had averaged just a measly 3.4 runs per game over the next 11 while losing 7 of them, so Wednesday must have seemed like Christmas to them.