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   1. Banta Posted: August 12, 2006 at 09:46 PM (#2138407)
So, are we gonna use this or is it time for Mets gamechatter to step into the 21st century?
   2. Old Matt Posted: August 12, 2006 at 09:52 PM (#2138412)
Preston Wilson was designated for assignment.

PICK HIM UP INSTEAD OF TRADING FOR GREEN!
   3. Old Matt Posted: August 12, 2006 at 10:05 PM (#2138421)
Okay, why is Tucker starting again? How about a little Ledee?
   4. Banta Posted: August 12, 2006 at 10:17 PM (#2138430)
If Tucker's starting again, I think I'll watch all of the Bills tonight instead. What the hell did Michael Tucker do to justify this?!
   5. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 12, 2006 at 10:25 PM (#2138433)
Forget Preston Wilson. Dial's numbers at the all-star break had him as the worst defensive player in the NL and one of the worst hitters.
   6. Banta Posted: August 12, 2006 at 10:33 PM (#2138434)
WHY WILLIE WHY? WHY TUCKER?!

One game, I can understand. Two games, that's a bit of a stretch, but ok. BUT THREE ############# ASSBITING GAMES IN A ROW?! WHY?!



...I'm ok. Really.
   7. Banta Posted: August 12, 2006 at 10:38 PM (#2138436)
Well, at least Tucker isn't starting over Milledge. That'd really piss me off.
   8. Raskolnikov Posted: August 12, 2006 at 10:40 PM (#2138437)
WHY WILLIE WHY? WHY TUCKER?!


That's easy. During his time down at Norfolk, he traded with Offerman for those compromising photos of Willie.
   9. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: August 12, 2006 at 10:58 PM (#2138443)
Oh, Sugar Pants. Your imitation of Marlon Anderson is perfection. Truly.
   10. Old Matt Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:04 PM (#2138448)
I mean, really, it's a lock. Tucker is on the playoff roster.
   11. Old Matt Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:07 PM (#2138455)
Lo Duca is hitting .319? Holy ####### ####.

Go hot 19-year-old girls!
   12. Banta Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:12 PM (#2138459)
Seems like it's been awhile since Wright has hit a homerun.
   13. Banta Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:13 PM (#2138460)
Bah, Zimmerman is good at defense.
   14. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:13 PM (#2138461)
#### Zimmerman.
   15. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:14 PM (#2138462)
July 28th was Wright's last homer. He's only hit two since the all-star break.
   16. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:17 PM (#2138466)
Great play Valentin!
   17. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:17 PM (#2138467)
Jose Valentin. Gold Glove second baseman.
   18. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:18 PM (#2138468)
The Stache does it all.
   19. Banta Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:18 PM (#2138469)
Another good inning from Maine!
   20. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:22 PM (#2138470)
July 28th was Wright's last homer. He's only hit two since the all-star break.

The curse of the Abreu. The curse of the Bob-bino?
   21. Old Matt Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:25 PM (#2138474)
GET THOSE SNAKES OFF MY ############# PLANE!
   22. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:27 PM (#2138475)
That would be the greatest movie ever if after Sam Jackson killed the snakes he would yell "YES THEY DESERVED TO DIE AND I HOPE THEY BURN IN HELL!".
   23. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:33 PM (#2138477)
Maine is awesome.
   24. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:34 PM (#2138478)
Okay. Maine has definitely gained some velocity this year, hasn't he? I don't remember anyone telling us he could hit 94 mph before the season started.
   25. Old Matt Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:36 PM (#2138479)
Maine rocks.
   26. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:37 PM (#2138480)
Maine should throw at him.
   27. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:39 PM (#2138483)
Reyes triple!
   28. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:39 PM (#2138484)
REYES!!!

TRIPLE TIME BABYEH!!
   29. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:40 PM (#2138486)
This Bergmann guy may not be very good. Perhaps the 8.14 ERA was a tipoff. Hitting the pitcher is not a good idea.
   30. Old Matt Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:41 PM (#2138488)
Triples for everyone!
   31. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:41 PM (#2138489)
Beltran triple!
   32. manchestermets Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:43 PM (#2138490)
Weakness sensed. Kill.
   33. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:46 PM (#2138493)
How utterly pathetic.
   34. Old Matt Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:51 PM (#2138496)
Maine rocks.
   35. Dog on the sidewalk has an ugly bracelet Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:51 PM (#2138497)
John Maine is awesome. How well do you think he needs to pitch the rest of the way to get the nod over El Duque and Trachsel come October?
   36. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:51 PM (#2138498)
Maine > everyone
   37. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:52 PM (#2138500)
Wow. Maine looks like a steal. He's dominating the Nats right now.
   38. Sam M. Posted: August 12, 2006 at 11:58 PM (#2138503)
And Reyes matches Waner! First NL player since 1934 to go back-to-back with 15 triple seasons! (It'd be more impressive if Crawford hadn't done it the last two seasons in the AL, I must admit, and seems likely to make it three in a row this year . . . .)
   39. Sam M. Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:06 AM (#2138513)
Mr. Maine is pitching with a TON of confidence. It's great to see a kid get that attitude and put it to use.
   40. Dog on the sidewalk has an ugly bracelet Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:11 AM (#2138517)
Maine sucks.
   41. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:11 AM (#2138518)
Goddammit. I thought tonight was going to be a special night.
   42. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:11 AM (#2138519)
####, the streak ends at 26.
   43. Sam M. Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:13 AM (#2138521)
Quite a shot. But hey, I LOVE that he's willing to challenge a good hitter with his fastball -- as well he should be. Most of the time, he'll win those confrontations.
   44. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:19 AM (#2138530)
How good would this team be if Delgado and Floyd had hit their projected stats this year?
   45. Sam M. Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:21 AM (#2138532)
How good would this team be if Delgado and Floyd had hit their projected stats this year?

Not that good if Valentin and LoDuca had hit theirs, OFF. Just sayin'.
   46. Sam M. Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:26 AM (#2138539)
Sweet. John Maine, right now, is the 2nd best starter on this team.
   47. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:27 AM (#2138541)
Not that good if Valentin and LoDuca had hit theirs, OFF.

Touche. Still, I can;t help to wonder...105 wins?

I've ran out of adjectives to describe Maine.
   48. Old Matt Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:28 AM (#2138542)
So Kris Benson got the Mets two postseason starters.

I'll take it.
   49. Sam M. Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:30 AM (#2138544)
Valentin with the Olney™!
   50. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:31 AM (#2138545)
I'd be interested to find out what I said about the Benson deal at the time, but unfortunatly I didn't post on the Transaction Oracle entry for that deal.
   51. Sam M. Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:32 AM (#2138546)
I can't believe I'm saying this but here goes . . . pretty good night for Tucker.

Oh, I feel so dirty.
   52. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:32 AM (#2138548)
Milledge needs to stop trying to pull the ball. Go the other freaking way.
   53. Sam M. Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:33 AM (#2138550)
This is a PA for Lastings to be aggressive.
   54. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:34 AM (#2138552)
I'll take a Baltimore chop.
   55. Sam M. Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:34 AM (#2138553)
There you go!! Good break -- but I like that he didn't just try to take pitches, in the 8 hole there. With the runner on third, the 8th hitter has to go to swingin'. Good approach, and he got the run in. Nice.
   56. Sam M. Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:36 AM (#2138555)
Wow -- quite a gesture of respect to Reyes. I think this is the right move, BTW. But LoDuca needs to make 'em pay.
   57. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:36 AM (#2138556)
So Kris Benson got the Mets two postseason starters.

And they saved $10MM in the process, no?

Afraid of Jose, aren't we?
   58. Sam M. Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:38 AM (#2138558)
Darn it. We got the break with Milledge, but they got one on LoDuca's liner.
   59. Old Matt Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:39 AM (#2138559)
That's all right. I'd rather see Edge get the breaks rather than Lo Duca.
   60. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:40 AM (#2138560)
Linedrive out. Damn.

You know, I realize that it isn't such a great asset for a guy with his speed, but I absolutely love LoDuca's ability to make contact.
   61. Old Matt Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:41 AM (#2138562)
Maine hit the wall, eh?
   62. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:41 AM (#2138563)
Crap.
   63. Sam M. Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:41 AM (#2138564)
Damn. That LoDuca liner not finding a hole looks like a MUCH worse break now. Yikes.
   64. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:42 AM (#2138566)
Whoops. Soriano is having some kind of year.

That's all right. I'd rather see Edge get the breaks rather than Lo Duca.

Edgerrin James?
   65. Urban Faber Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:46 AM (#2138575)
The guitarist from U2?
   66. Sam M. Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:47 AM (#2138577)
Wow. That's a Trachsel-like hook. I'm kind of shocked at this, unless Maine told Peterson he was running out of gas.
   67. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:47 AM (#2138578)
Feliciano coming in. I like it.
   68. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:48 AM (#2138580)
The wrestler?
   69. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:50 AM (#2138582)
Nick Johnson is goofy, but he's awesome.
   70. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:50 AM (#2138583)
Good move here. You got four LHP. Use them.
   71. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:55 AM (#2138587)
Oh well. Lets get the lead back here.
   72. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:57 AM (#2138591)
MVP! 3/4 of the way to the cycle.
   73. Banta Posted: August 13, 2006 at 12:59 AM (#2138592)
Well, things haven't gone well since my internet died. For the Mets and especially for the Bills. The Bills look like they finally have the team assembled that will have a legit chance to not win a game this season. Hell of an accomplishment.

All Beltran needs now is a homerun.
   74. Sam M. Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:00 AM (#2138593)
Come on, David. Now's the time.
   75. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:01 AM (#2138594)
Who the hell are these guys pitching for Washington? Hughes? Schroder? I'm a pretty big baseball fan. I'm pretty plugged-in. I have never heard of these people.
   76. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:01 AM (#2138596)
I have supreme confidence in Wright getting the job done here.
   77. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:03 AM (#2138598)
Who the hell are these guys pitching for Washington? Hughes? Schroder? I'm a pretty big baseball fan. I'm pretty plugged-in. I have never heard of these people.

You and me both.
   78. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:03 AM (#2138599)
The Bills look like they finally have the team assembled that will have a legit chance to not win a game this season. Hell of an accomplishment.

Hey you guys at least have Magahee, the Jets are going to be starting Derrick Blaylock.
   79. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:04 AM (#2138600)
Same here, rLr.
   80. Old Matt Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:05 AM (#2138601)
JP Losman rocks.
   81. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:09 AM (#2138604)
Stache!
   82. Old Matt Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:09 AM (#2138605)
The Mets need to have Stache Night. Hey, the Twins did Joe Mauer Sideburns Night.
   83. Sam M. Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:09 AM (#2138606)
What a great AB by Valentin. Great result, too. Awesome.
   84. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:09 AM (#2138607)
And the Stache keeps delivering. If this guy doesn't win comeback player of the year, it'll be a total injustice.
   85. Banta Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:10 AM (#2138608)
Hey you guys at least have Magahee

I fear that McGahee might be a bit overrated. Still, your point remains. That's better than starting Blaylock.

Although, with the Bills offensive line, it might not matter.

JP Losman rocks.

Well, he at least has the potential to rock. Problem is, the Bills are having a good old fashionated QB battle between Losman, KELLY HOLCOMB, and CRAIG F'KING NALL. Holcomb even started tonight and looked incredibly bad.

I firmly believe that come the start of the season that Losman will be the starter, but I frankly, nothing this team does would surprise me. I think that Dick Jauron might be really retarded.

Thank you Stache, for redeeming my evening.
   86. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:10 AM (#2138609)
The thing is, these two clowns aren't even prospects. They're both 28 years old. I have also never heard of Saul Rivera, who is in Washinton's pen.

I don't know what's gotten into Jose Valentin this year.
   87. Sam M. Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:11 AM (#2138610)
And all the Nats announcers can say is that Valentin was "lucky". Ugh. Not a word about the quality of the AB.
   88. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:12 AM (#2138611)
I really hate these Nats announcers.
   89. Old Matt Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:12 AM (#2138612)
Being in Syracuse most of the year, I have befriended many Bills fans. I understand your plight Banta.
   90. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:12 AM (#2138613)
I know you guys are excited about Reyes and rightly so, but do you all realize that Valentin is out OPSing him? That's just amazing.
   91. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:13 AM (#2138614)
I have no idea why Milledge is taking so many pitches. You have to establish you can hit the fastball before they start throwing you junk.
   92. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:14 AM (#2138616)
It's going to be a good battle for the #1 pick between the Bills and Jets.
   93. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:17 AM (#2138618)
Its all about the Los Angeles Rams this year.
   94. Banta Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:18 AM (#2138620)
I understand your plight Banta.

I appreciate that, but somehow, this just makes me feel even more pathetic.

If any of you have ever been to Buffalo, you'd totally understand how the city and the Bills really go hand in hand. Rays of hope and then devastating losses. Beyond devastating. Really, unbelievable at times. It's one thing to just be bad... it's another thing to toy with being good, but then blow it in the most maddening of ways.
   95. Sam M. Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:18 AM (#2138621)
I have no idea why Milledge is taking so many pitches.

Because that's the lesson he felt he needed to "take" from his first tour of duty with the Mets. In some interviews, he talked about how he was too anxious at the plate and not being patient enough. So he's probably overdoing it now, overcompensating by taking the wrong pitches. Eventually, he'll realize what Reyes did: it's about takine the RIGHT pitches, not just taking pitches per se. It's a process, and when he puts it together, he'll be fine.
   96. Banta Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:21 AM (#2138625)
It's going to be a good battle for the #1 pick between the Bills and Jets.

I can't even really get excited about that. The Bills would probably use it to pick a kicker or something!
   97. Old Matt Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:22 AM (#2138626)
I feel the same way about the Eagles, Banta. Three straight losses in the NFC championship and a hard loss in the Super Bowl. Before that, much worse. This year and next is probably the last shot with Donovan. And they suck again this year.

Not easy rooting for them. But I don't long for the days of Bobby Hoying and Rod Peete.
   98. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:22 AM (#2138627)
I can't even really get excited about that. The Bills would probably use it to pick a kicker or something!

Is Maurice Clarett allowed to reenter the draft?
   99. Sam M. Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:22 AM (#2138628)
More on Lastings: remember, he knows they ultimately envision him as a # 2 hitter, behind Reyes. The model for that (right or wrong)? A guy who takes a few pitches, letting the lead-off hitter have a chance to steal when he's on. Milledge is thinking about becoming that guy. Again, he's learning his trade, getting there, one step at a time. It won't be a straight line, always getting better. Fits and starts, till the pieces all come together. We just better be patient.
   100. Chris Needham Posted: August 13, 2006 at 01:22 AM (#2138629)
Not even us Nats fans know who these schlubs are. It's nice finally having an offense that can come back, but it's not nice when the arms make you do it three times in a game.

I think there are 7 pitchers in the pen now, and only two of them didn't start the year in the minors. And with the way your GM played for the present, that's what passes for 'prospects' with the Nats.
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