I just posted a new poll on what Met you believe will carry the team in the second half. Tell me who and why here, then go over and vote. Thanks.
Beltran. Because he has to…
The whole damn team.
I see Henderson on the list. They’ll probably activate him soon, and he’ll definitely show more spunk than Beltran, Green, Delgado, etc. I hope Gotay and Milledge play everyday the rest of the way. At least they show some spunk. Milledge has won two games, more than most of the regulars have done in the last 2 months.
Yeah, that Milledge sure is a disruptive timebomb, showing up all the veterans by being involved with the winning run in two games and hitting a home run in another!
Who does he think he is? Doesn’t he know that he’s supposed to let the veterans lose those games like a good Yanke… uh… Willieball player?
What a showboat!
Hey Delcos Glavine pitches a Gem and we get no game wrapup? You seem to have no problem doing it when the Mets lose. I suspect you are a yankee fan.
I’m not sure if its about someone “carrying” the team but I think the player that will have the biggest impact is Moises Alou. He makes the team whole again.
He will be back for the stretch run and will make EVERYONE in the lineup comfortable again, especially Delgado.
I will split my vote between Delgado and Alou.
How can anyone say with a straight face that Alou will be back. He’s always 2 weeks away. Some articles say he is doing rehab games but has anyone seen his name in any minor league box score?
On the contrary, Alou was shut down completely for several weeks when they decided his quad “pull” was a quad “tear”. He’s been running, throwing and catching in FL for the last week or so—which he had NOT done before that since the injury. He’s supposed to play in his first rehab game on Monday night (tomorrow). If that doesn’t happen, then yes, it’s appropriate to wonder if/when he’ll ever return, but so far, he’s doing exactly what they said he would be, once they realized the injury was more severe than first thought.
Tough call here…for me it came down to either Moises, Da Edge – or Rickey. The rest of the team is about doing what I’d expect of them so I was looking for someone who would step up.
I ruled out Moises when I heard rumor that he’s got a torn cuticle on his throwing hand and relapse of irritable bowel syndrome. Should be another 2 months on the DL at least so it won’t be him.
Da Edge is a possibility but after a ‘nice’ 3 game restart to his Met career, LoDuca will put him back in his place with more “know your place rook” msgs. Can’t have a ‘rook’ actually showing up and doing something the rest of the team can’t (be clutch). Plus the NY media will contribute to unhinging him be relentlessly asking him about the things that really matter to them: “Lastings, do you think the word ‘ho’ will be used more times in your next album than you get hits this year??”...he’ll implode.
Which basically leaves us with Rickey being Rickey. Noone will talk a better game and he’ll certainly be able to mentor Jose Reyes on how to jake it up the first base line without getting in hot water. Plus, the added experience and depth of knowledge in clubhouse card gaming will be crucial down the stretch this year. It’s a no brainer really.
Who’d deal is it?
Y’know… I always thought that Franco put that “know your place, rook” note in there.
Hello, Syracuse person. Newhouse class of 2001 representin’.
I hope you are right Laurie, but I don’t believe it. The man didn’t even have the concern for the team to spend some time in the dugout when he was “shut down” in NY and the Mets were at home. He could have taken a lesson from Pedro who joined the Mets when they were in Florida and the team showed life for 3 days. how was the injury diagnosed wrong. They MRI’d him. I think the team is covering for him, so he doesn’t get booed too much if he ever plays in Shea.
Anyway, if he comes back to replace Milledge I hope he doesn’t come back. If he shares time with Green fine.
I think it’s going to be Pedro. If he can come back and even pitch his attitude will change how this club plays. There is no real fire our there right now, no swagger. Pedro brings enough of his own swagger for the entire team to feed off of. If he can come back and pitch effectively his mere presence will carry this team. The talent is there, they just need someone to show them how to win.
Didn’t Wagner already come out and take claim for the ‘rook’ thing, before we go out hanging Paulie for it.
To Mike C. (RE: Milledge note)
It wasn’t Franco who posted that note last year in Washington.
Reyes is about to go off.
Like June 2006 kind of off. Like batting .450/.500/.800 kind of off.
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