Browsing Posts tagged Jerry Manuel

Hi, my name is Joe Cohen and I’m going to be contributing baseball pieces, primarily about the Mets, to NYSOS. Luckily, my time here begins on a high note, following yesterday’s main bit of news from Mets camp:

Taking a step forward yesterday, the Mets cut Luis Castillo from their roster and ate the remaining $6 million left on his contract. While it’s not necessarily going to win them a division title or maybe even third place this upcoming year, it keeps the ball rolling in the right direction.

What gave Mets fans hope when new GM Sandy Alderson arrived was that he would right the ship in a no-nonsense manner. He certainly has the credentials, previously working as the CEO of the Padres (winning 2 division titles during his tenure) as well as for the commissioner’s office. If anyone would be implementing the no-BS culture in the clubhouse that was sorely lacking with Minaya and Manuel, wouldn’t it be a former Marine?

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The New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs 18-5 on Sunday afternoon. It looked like the offense saved all their strength for this one game of the season. They really didn’t want to get swept by the Cubs, and proved it by putting up three five-run innings. Who was the major run producer?

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We are at that point in the season where Mets fans have lost all hope in 2010 and looking towards the future. The struggles of the last four seasons have really put a dent in Mets fans hearts, causing fan confidence and attendance to fall to its lowest level in recent memory. So many negative issues have haunted the team this year, and major changes must be made in order to compete in 2011 and beyond. With that said, this will probably be the most important September (without being in contention) in a long time.

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The New York Mets were defeated by the Atlanta Braves 9-3 on Monday night. They played an awful game on both sides of the spectrum, struggling to hit with runners in scoring position and losing it on the mound. They are back to under .500 for the season, and give the Atlanta Braves a larger division lead in the NL East.

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The New York Mets topped the St. Louis Cardinals 8-2 on Tuesday night. After a 2-9 road trip, they start their six-game homestand on a good note. After 100 games played, the Mets are 51-49, only two games over .500, and struggling to keep pace with the hot Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East division.

AP Photo/Kathy Willens

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As the MLB Trade Deadline approaches and NFL training camp is ready to kick off, sports in the northeast have become very exciting. The Yankees are in play for Dan Haren, the Mets have snapped their West Coast losing streak, and the Jets are hoping to ink Darrelle Revis to a new deal…

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The New York Mets defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday night in a 6-1 win. They end a rough four-game losing streak on a night where the Atlanta Braves lost. With their 50th win of the season, they pull to 6.5 games behind first place in the NL East. The next two games against the Dodgers are very crucial in determining where they stand at the trade deadline.

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

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The New York Mets were defeated by the San Francisco Giants in 2-0 loss Thursday night. They begin an 11-game West coast road trip getting shutout by one of the best pitchers in the game. With another Braves win, the Mets fall further out of first place.

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The New York Mets fell to the Atlanta Braves Friday night in a 4-2 loss, dropping to four games behind first place in the NL East division. The Mets, who have played well at home all season long, just lost three of their last four games on their own turf.

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The New York Mets were defeated by the Florida Marlins Tuesday night 7-6. The Mets fought hard at the end to even the score, but Dan Uggla hit a walk-off single off Pedro Feliciano in the bottom of the ninth. They continue to struggle against the Marlins, now 4-8 on the season. With an Atlanta loss, they were unable to gain ground for the NL East division lead.

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