Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Jason Vargas has been very consistent down in AAA having six straight starts of six innings or more for New Orleans.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


The Mets now lost 12 of their last 15 games an have been outscored 87 to 50. Get it together....

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


RotoWorld recently updated both Lastings Milledge and Dave Williams:

Lasting Milledge has resumed running and hitting and could play in games at Triple-A New Orleans in around two weeks. Milledge has been out since spraining a ligament in his foot in late April.

Dave Williams (herniated disc) could pitch in a rehab game at Single-A Port St. Lucie as early as Friday. Williams has been out since suffering a herniated disc in his neck in January. The Mets need a starter for one game of the June 29 doubleheader, Williams could be activated to make the start depending on how he does during his rehab outing.

Thursday, June 14, 2007


Ben Shpigel at The New York Times writes about the feelings in the Mets clubhouse and how everyone remains loose despite a rough stretch of games over the past two weeks.

Then why are they so tight in the field?

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Gomez's Collision

John Klima at, writes about Carlos Gomez and his collision into the outfield wall.

Rookie Carlos Gomez said he came out fine after crashing hard at the base of Dodger Stadium's left-field wall in pursuit of a James Loney double Monday night. Gomez, who was back in the lineup Tuesday night, said he had some stiffness in his shoulder, but didn't anticipate it affecting his swing.

I guess thats what happens when you switch from being a center fielder in the Minors to playing both right and left field...

Update on Mike Pelfrey

Mike Pelfrey has done very well in AAA this season and poorly for the Mets. In 6 games for the Mets, Pelfrey was 0-5 with an era of 6.53 and 13 strikeouts. In 5 starts for AAA New Orleans Zephrys, Pelfrey is 2-1 with a 2.13 era and 17 strikeouts. What a diffrence....


The Pacific Coast League announced today that Zephyrs left fielder Chip Ambres was awarded the PCL Batter of the Week award after racking up 17 hits in six contests with a .586 batting average and three homers.

Ambres highlight performance came on June 7th, when he went 5-for-5 with a double and two home runs with four RBI. During his award-winning run, the Beaumont, Texas native scored 14 runs and tallied 10 RBI while extending his hit-streak to eight games and raising his season batting average from .267 to .310. Ambres was a first-round selection in the 1998 draft by the Florida Marlins, and is in his first season with the New York Mets organization.

This is the first PCL Player of the Week award that a Zephyrs batter has won since Mike Coolbaugh took the honor in July of 2004. Zephyrs starting pitcher Philip Humber won the Pitcher of the Week award earlier this year.


The Brooklyn Cyclones (A short season) and Kingsport Mets (rookie) both start there seasons in less then 1 week on June 19.

Delayed Draft Results

Pick 42
Kunz, Edward from Oregon St

Pick 47
Vineyard, Nathan from Woodland HS

Pick 77
Moviel, Scott from Saint Edward HS

Pick 93
Rustich, Brant from UC Los Angeles

Pick 99
Niesen, Eric from Wake Forest

Pick 123
Clyne, Stephen from Clemson

Pick 153
Lucas, Richard from Wolfson Senior HS

Pick 183
Lutz, Zach from Alvernia Col

The Mets sure went for tall relivers in this draft. For More on the Mets Draft click here and to view all the Mets Picks click here.

False News

Adam Rubin at the Daily News reported that Lastings Milledge is weeks away with a sprained foot ligament.


I apoligize for the lack of posting. I have been very busy the last couple of weeks. Starting next week I will be posting often; everyday and multiple times.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Lastings Status

Ted Berg on reports that Lastings Milledge should begin running tomorrow, and will soon resume baseball activity.Berg adds that he believes Milledge due to Alou's absence, is the Mets best option for left field at this time.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The Draft

I think everyone knows what tommorow is, 2007 Amateur Draft. will be televised live for the first time ever on ESPN2 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.

The Mets lost the 29th pick of the draft to the Giants due to losing OF Moises Alou. The Mets gained the 42nd and 47th picks for losing Bradford and Hernandezt to the Orioles and Indians. In addition to those picks the Mets also have the 78th, 94th, 100th, 124th, 154th and 184th picks.

But the drafting may prove to be a significant event, nonetheless. The Mets chose Jason Isringhausen in the 44th round of the 1991 draft, and he has had a productive career, albeit with teams other than the Mets. And Piazza was selected after 1,389 other players in the 1988 draft the Dodgers.

Boy, this should be exciting... I hope somehow Matt Harvey out of Fitch High School in Groton drops down to 42 but I doubt it just because lately Conneticut high school players have been almost non exsistent in the draft.

Over at Marty Noble reports on how General Manager Omar Minaya will continue to focus on abilty rather than position or need.

As they do each year in this event, the Mets will focus on talent, not position or need. As general manager Omar Minaya said last week, "The time needed to develop players is unpredictable and varies from player to player," as shown by Joe Smith and Lastings Milledge, which precludes clubs from drafting players to fill existing or anticipated needs as happens in other professional sports.
To announce the Mets first pick, Darryl Strawberry has been choosen as the designated voice for the Mets in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft. Twenty-seven years ago, the Mets chose first in what then was called the amateur draft and, after some internal debate there was considerable thought given to drafting Billy Beane they used their selection to draft Darryl Eugene Strawberry, an outfielder from Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles. For more click on this link:

The Status of Milledge

Metsblog reported that Yesterday, Lastings Milledge told reporters that, although he is not yet doing any on-field work, he is ‘progressing.’

Milledge told reporters he hopes to return to on-field work within a week, at which point, “It should move fairly quick from there.”

Last week, Mets GM Omar Minaya told reporters that Milledge has begun light running in his rehab from sprained ligaments in his foot.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Pelfrey Update

MetsBlog reported that Mike Pelfrey allowed no runs and just three hits, while walking four, and striking out, in five innings for his first win for Triple-A New Orleans last night. Overall in Triple-A, spanning four strats since being demoted last month, Pelfrey is 1–1 with a 2.66 ERA, but has allowed 29 base runners, while striking out 10, through 20 innings pitched.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Gomez and Reyes

The more I see 21 year old Carlos Gomez on the Mets, the more it reminds me of Jose Reyes a couple of years ago. Gomez started out red hot; in his first three major league games Outfielder Carlos Gomez was 4-for-9 with two doubles, two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base. When Reyes was at the beginning of his professional career he chased every pitch out of the strike zone. Off speed pitches made him look completely overmatched. Today, Carlos Gomez broke up an 0 for his last 18 stretch with a hit today. Over that horrendous stretch everyone saw how overmatched Gomez was. He looked foolish on the breaking stuff a lot like Reyes did a few years back. Reyes chased bad pitches out of the strike zone early on and Gomez has shown the same. Both are extremely quick which makes them even more alike. Hopefully Gomez develops into a player like Reyes (with more power being 6 foot 4, 195 pounds). The next week will be a good opportunity for Gomez to show how he reacts after going hitless in 18 at bats, and hopefully Alou will be back next week.

Ruben Gotay and His Upcoming Status

24 year old Ruben Gotay had a monster day today against the D-Backs going 3-4 with a home run 3 rbi's and 2 runs. Jose Valentin is ready to come off the DL and is expected to do so on tuesday against the Phillies. This most likely means that Gotay will be sent down to AAA. I dont think that is the best option. I would prefer to keep Gotay up considering he is batting .316 with 9 rbi's, 2 home runs, and only 4 strikeouts in 38 at bats thus far with the Mets. It would be hard to keep Gotay up right now when Valentin returns because of the lack of outfielders due to the injuries of all three starting outfielders with Beltrans status as day to day and Alou/Green are both on the 15-day DL. It's a tough decision to make, the Mets will have to send down Gotay but hopefully he continues to hit and will shortly return to the Mets.