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  • #76
    Re: New York Mets 2012: Fight the Future

    Me too. In the Spring I was thinking about 10-15 games under .500 by the all-star break.

    This season's been a gift.
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    • #77
      Re: New York Mets 2012: Fight the Future

      Originally posted by burgie12 View Post
      Also, I want to see this movie.
      I saw it at the Tribecca Film Festival (for free!) It was a good movie, but I'd say wait until netflix/redbox or something. It wasn't great. Focused a lot on Wakefield, but was good enough to watch. And there's enough for the non-baseball fan. (Too much Jerry Manuel, though, I think).

      Nice win tonight. Always good to beat the Fillys
      Originally posted by nmupiccdiva
      ...anyone that can start a meme like that is welcome and will fit in just fine around here.

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      • #78
        Re: New York Mets 2012: Fight the Future

        Originally posted by Terrier520 View Post
        Nice win tonight. Always good to beat the Fillys
        Freaking amazing. It reminded me of Game Six -- down to the last strike a dozen times, clutch hitting, a little luck, some freakiness, and in the end the worst people on earth go away crying.
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        • #79
          Re: New York Mets 2012: Fight the Future

          Originally posted by Kepler View Post
          Freaking amazing. It reminded me of Game Six -- down to the last strike a dozen times, clutch hitting, a little luck, some freakiness, and in the end the worst people on earth go away crying.
          Love watching this team!
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          • #80
            Re: New York Mets 2012: Fight the Future

            Originally posted by PrezdeJohnson09 View Post
            Love watching this team!
            Did you see Wright's post-game on SNY? He is having a blast. It's great to see him actually having fun for the first time in years.
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            • #81
              Re: New York Mets 2012: Fight the Future

              Originally posted by Kepler View Post
              Did you see Wright's post-game on SNY? He is having a blast. It's great to see him actually having fun for the first time in years.
              I didn't. But I saw the picture of him getting the pie in the face in his post-game interview on facebook.

              Pay the man.
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              • #82
                Re: New York Mets 2012: Fight the Future

                Originally posted by PrezdeJohnson09 View Post
                I didn't. But I saw the picture of him getting the pie in the face in his post-game interview on facebook.

                Pay the man.
                The great thing about that was he saw it coming and almost timed it for Turner (?) to nail the interviewer rather than him. (I couldn't tell who the interviewer was. It's the guy who fills in for KB when he's having his batteries recharged down at the Seacrest Robot Plant).

                If we don't resign Wright I am going to personally murder the Wilpons. You may take that as a confession, but please don't give it to the police until I have done my work.
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                • #83
                  Re: New York Mets 2012: Fight the Future

                  Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                  Freaking amazing. It reminded me of Game Six -- down to the last strike a dozen times, clutch hitting, a little luck, some freakiness, and in the end the worst people on earth go away crying.
                  A pox upon your Game 6. It still gives me nightmares - along with the 1977 ECAC semifinal.
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                  • #84
                    Re: New York Mets 2012: Fight the Future

                    Okay, day before the ASB, and Niese had a bad first inning. Dempster shutting down the Mets.... 4-0. I don't like this.
                    Originally posted by nmupiccdiva
                    ...anyone that can start a meme like that is welcome and will fit in just fine around here.

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                    • #85
                      Re: New York Mets 2012: Fight the Future

                      Just another in our cycle of having one close game, one blow out win, and one blow out loss. Strange team.

                      Interesting point on Dickey as a possible starter: IINM, none of the NL catchers have ever caught a knucklerballer.
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                      • #86
                        Re: New York Mets 2012: Fight the Future

                        On the heels of being 1-11 post-All Star break, Matt Harvey has been called up for his major league debut.
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                        • #87
                          Re: New York Mets 2012: Fight the Future

                          Great start by Harvey. Only pitcher in modern baseball history to record 10+ strikeouts and 2 hits in his ML debut.

                          He had control throughout, was constantly ahead of hitters, consistently had the FB above 95 and has a wicked, wicked Uncle Charlie. The change up needs work.

                          Also very confident and, wonder of wonders, is the first Met pitcher since Pedro to throw up and in to reclaim the plate.
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                          • #88
                            Re: New York Mets 2012: Fight the Future

                            Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                            Great start by Harvey. Only pitcher in modern baseball history to record 10+ strikeouts and 2 hits in his ML debut.

                            He had control throughout, was constantly ahead of hitters, consistently had the FB above 95 and has a wicked, wicked Uncle Charlie. The change up needs work.

                            Also very confident and, wonder of wonders, is the first Met pitcher since Pedro to throw up and in to reclaim the plate.
                            A nice ray of sunshine for what has turned into a dismal July. (Not that this wasn't expected long ago making it much easier to swallow.)

                            The good news is you can see there are valuable pieces on this team that could make for a winner in a few years.
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                            • #89
                              Re: New York Mets 2012: Fight the Future

                              I got to see the team in person Friday, albeit in a loss. They have lost much of the good feeling that surrounded them the first half. It's not the ghost ship of past years, though. They have men who will be a part of the resurgence, and I don't think that will be too far off. Harvey, Niese and Dickey are all solid. Ike, Ruben, and Spin will be starters. Duda we will see when he gets back. And then there are tantalizing rumors of Wheeler, Familia, etc in the minors.

                              The question is whether to extend or trade David. If somebody offered us a king's ransom I would not turn it down, but I lean towards re-signing him as the Ripken / Jeter career the Mets have never had (unless you count Kranepool). Some of the damage to the franchise over the last few years has been spiritual. We let Reyes go out of necessity, but with Wright we have a choice.
                              Last edited by Kepler; 08-20-2012, 11:08 AM.
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                              • #90
                                Re: New York Mets 2012: Fight the Future

                                Valdespin needs to learn to be a little more selective at the plate (5 walks and 32 strikeouts in 160 plate appearances is not what you'd call "great") and actually be any good at one of the 17 positions he plays before I'm ready to say that he'll be a starter. I'm a little less confident in his ability to do so given that he's already 24 (I don't think people necessarily realize how old he is because this is his first year in the majors, but he's two years older than Tejada, almost as old as Thole and Davis and Duda) and hasn't shown any plate discipline in the minors either (11 walks and 44 strikeouts over two seasons in AAA, 23 walks and 91 strikeouts over two seasons in AA).

                                I don't see how the Mets could even consider letting Wright walk if it's within their means to keep him. (Obviously we don't know whether that's the case.)
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