A lot happened today with your ball club. What are your thoughts? Talk about anything you’d like. I’ll post later if something breaks, but until then, this is your show.
Good thing that Milledge’s injury is only a contusion. You always have to worry when a player is hit on the hand by a ball travelling at 80-90 MPH while he’s at bat. Even though he’s young, it still would have been a major setback for a kid who’s played well this spring and is really set out to show he’s for real.
John…last year you were pretty critical of Milledge and his antics/behavior in the clubhouse and his attitude towards the game and the team. Now, as we near the end of ST, would you say he’s matured a great deal?
To RmkMets (RE: Milledge)
You are right about hand injuries. There are so many small bones in the hand and the smallest of hairline fractures can cause a lot of pain and be hard to locate on an X-Ray.
Yes, I was critical of Milledge last year. I would say he has matured a great deal. I am working on such a story for our preview section. He has been a delight to speak with all spring.
Today, we talked a little about the Rocky movie playing on the TV. He’s been great. What really matters is how his teammates feel about him and everybody is in his corner.
I am predicting a huge breakout year for Oliver Perez. He reminds me of Randy Johnson in his glory days.
im sure the mets will turn this day to day injury into a reason why milledge cant start, and we will all have to watch Shawn Green hit 100 for the regular season, lose games for us defensivley and make the mets look like old garbage
I think Green has until April 15th to prove himself. I know that’s a pretty short time, but at that point if he’s not getting it done, and you’re planning on making a roster move bringing up Pelfrey, something’s gotta give. Either work out a platoon with Millegde, or you let the kid start and have Green off the bench or possibly traded.
John, now that Pelfrey has been told he’s made the team as the 5th starter, am I correct to assume that John Maine and Oliver Perez have also been told that they are the 3rd and 4th starters? I have not read this anywhere.
I think Milledge has matured and should be with the team as they head north—until the 15th. Green is a veteran player and needs the time to prove that his experience is worth something. I think once things start for real, next Sunday night, you’ll see Green with his ‘new’ swing doing a better job of getting hits. After all, Spring Training is the time to work on things that the season doesn’t give you the luxury of doing.
I’m also glad that Pelfrey is part of the starting rotation. He is a good addition.
To Sean (RE: Maine/Perez)
In announcing Pelfrey, Willie announced his entire rotation today. Just not what order they will work in.
Are Park and Sele garunteed spots in the bullpen? If so I like the move, but how do the Mets then fit Sanchez and Mota in when they return? It seem’s like Joe Smith’s bus ticket to AAA is already printed in some respects unless the Mets feel comfortable enough to deal an arm out of their pen. I hope he gets a fair chance to stick, he’s certainly earned it.
I just wanted to say that I had my Fantasy Draft today and am ecstatic to say that my first three picks were SS J. Reyes, OF C. Beltran, and 3B D. Wright. Im not a big fantasy guy but it felt like a conflict of interest when I have to root for a player on another NL East team. I am going to sleep good tonight.
Since the Mets have two days off during their first trip through the rotation, do you think they’ll skip El Duque’s first start to keep everyone on five days rest, or will they pitch him and give everyone six days between starts the first time through? He is a little behind in Camp due to the late start, I’m sure Glavine would prefer to go on five days, and why mess with a good thing since Perez has been throwing so well? They could give Duque a simulated start April 2 and then slot him between Glavine and Maine in the second game of the series in Atlanta.
Delcos, I was at the game on Saturday and, based solely on your recommendation, I went with the pulled pork sandwich. Wasn’t bad at all. Not as good as Chan Ho was, but not bad.
What’s the deal with the Sanchez MRI? Still no word I don’t think that’s a good sign. Looks like we’ll be seeing Mr.Sanchez mid to late summer.
To – Cox Cable, SNY, The New York Mets:
Major League Baseball begins next week and your business decision not to provide SNY to thousands of Connecticut families again this season is a disgrace. These families have children who will be unable to see the Mets on television for the second season in a row. These children could have been your future customers.
Finding ways to bring services to your customers should be your goal, not just finding ways to get them to pay you more dollars. By your adhering to your rigid corporate ‘rights’ you are depriving Connecticut residents of family pleasure and losing a whole generation of fans.
Perhaps you can live with these decisions as you increase the costs to your customers while you decrease coverage and your corporate profits soar. We can only hope that the days of your cable monopolies are numbered and competition will bring common sense. MLB needs to realize this, and the Senate will be addressing this issue in hearings that start tomorrow.
Or, perhaps you will realize that good customer service is important now.
Why not do the right thing this year?
Wow I didn’t realize that some Mets fans are still unable to get SNY. Hasn’t the channel being on air for almost a year, I can’t believe SNY can’t come to an agreement with Cox Cable. It’s strange that they’ve come to an agreement with all the other major Cable companies like Cablevision and Time Warner, but still nothing with Cox. There’s got to be a bigger issue that’s holding up a pontential deal, it is weird that this hasn’t gotten more press.
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