Posts Tagged ‘Queens’

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Boiling Point

June 3, 2010

 

Johan Santana has been dominant once again this season, with an ERA of 1.29 in his last five starts and an ERA of 2.75 for the season.  If you dig deeper into the numbers, and take out the one inning in which he let up nine runs to the Phillies who were illegally stealing signs, his ERA dips down a full run to 1.75 on the year.  However, the lefty has just four wins on the season, and Wednesday afternoon against the Padres was another wasted Johan Santana effort for the Mets.  While most players would love the opportunity to play in New York, one has to begin wondering whether Santana secretly wishes he could exile himself from the city and the organization.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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Wilson Piffs it Up

May 19, 2010

Its stressful playing on the Knicks

Wilson Chandler was charged with a misdemeanor last night, after he was found with what police said to be a small amount of marijuana. Chandler, 23, is the starting shooting guard for the New York Knicks.

Police pulled over his 2010 Mercedes Benz during a routine traffic stop at around 11:30 last night near94th ave and 213th street. Police were prompted to search the car after smelling the aroma of ganja coming from the vehicle.

He was issued a desk appearance for the charge.

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Bench Woes

May 5, 2010

The Mets bench is usually solid...this year..not so much

The Mets bench since their 2006 NL championship game appearance has always contributed to winning in Flushing. Whether it was a spectacular defensive play by Endy Chavez or a clutch hit from journeyman Marlon Anderson, the bench always found a way to make it through.

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The New York Dodgers?

April 2, 2010

...not anymore

As fans ventured to Citi Field in 2009, they were met with plenty of photo’s, memorabilia, banners, and statues of…. the Brooklyn Dodgers?  Yes, in case you missed it, the Dodgers had relocated to Queens and the New York Mets were exported to Guam.  Fans were disappointed, some were angry, and complaints rolled in as a beautiful new ball park wasn’t what most expected.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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St. John’s vs. Stony Brook

December 2, 2009

Justin Burrell looks to build on Saturday's performance

 

@ Carnesecca Arena:  Jamaica, New York 

St. John’s Red Storm (5-0)  

vs.  

Stony Brook Seawolves (5-1)  

Game time: 7 pm  

Line:  St. John’s (-9.0) 

TV:  SNY  

Radio:  1130 am  

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To Met or not to Met… that is the Question

November 6, 2009

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No, I’m not a bitter Met fan and no, I don’t hate the Yankees. I’m just making sure that I speak for the people and that ALL New York teams are represented equally on this site except for obviously the New Jersey Nets. Yes, I do hate the Nets. My bad NJ we just got some bad blood between us that I’m not going to get into.

So Met fans, its been a long and frustrating time for us since we last appeared in the 2006 NLCS. It seemed so long ago when we thought  that we finally righted our ship had the pieces in place and were knocking on the door of a possible dare I say;World Series Championship. Well, things don’t always go to seem as planned. We were knocked out of  2 consecutive NL east title races and were drained by injuries or Bernie Madoff this past season. Whichever makes you go to sleep at night.

What do we have to look forward to next season? The current NL east champs will be back with their core of Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Cole Hamels, Jayson Werth, Raul Ibanez, Ryan Howard and Shane Victorino. While the Mets have Carlos Beltran, David Wright, Johan Santana, Frankie Rodriguez, and Jose Reyes returning. It’s been a battle with the Phillies since I can remember and by the way things turned out so far, they’ve got 1 if not 2 legs up on us.

The Mets and the front office have a lot to worry about this winter. Omar Minaya is more than likely hanging on to his job by the skin of his teeth and he has a lot of holes to fill with this current Met team. Will the Wilpons be as patient this season if Omar fails to bring any starting pitching, bullpen help, corner outfielders and a 1st baseman? Or did this Ponzi scheme really take a toll on the billionaires and they are thinking about selling the team?

Forget the Wilpons, how about the fans? The Mets currently own the 2nd largest payroll in all of Major League Baseball at $149,373,987. The team with the largest payroll just brought home a championship on Wednesday. Mets fans have suffered and endured countless injuries and a team that seems to not have what it takes to get the job done. With this economy the Mets will not be able to pick players off from free agency by luring them to New York with the big bucks. They are going to have to demonstrate that they have a team in place that will be competitive and will still be playing baseball in the brisk evenings of October.

Stay tuned Met fans this winter is sure going to be interesting.