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   1. Free Rob Base Posted: August 25, 2006 at 03:55 PM (#2156523)
I thought El Duque was getting the night off?
   2. Sam M. Posted: August 25, 2006 at 04:19 PM (#2156544)
He is. It's Bannister Night at Shea.
   3. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: August 25, 2006 at 06:34 PM (#2156665)
Skeptical fans who are not yet convinced that a team without Bobby Abreu is logically better than a team with Bobby Abreu will be happy that that reliever guy we got in the Abreu trade has been added to the major-league roster.

If his ERA was 0.00 in the AL, imagine how good he will be in the junior varsity senior circuit!!!
   4. Raskolnikov Posted: August 25, 2006 at 06:40 PM (#2156674)
that that reliever guy

You know that a trade is lopsided when one side's ledger can be described by "that reliever guy."
   5. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: August 25, 2006 at 07:03 PM (#2156707)
No, there was that reliever guy, the rookie-league catcher guy, the 2005 first-round pick guy, and Carlos Monasterios, whose name is impossible to forget although I don't remember what position he plays.
   6. Harris Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:13 PM (#2156848)
so why is it that last year we traded polanco last year for urbina because the phils couldn't dare bench bell and move polanco to third, but this year we bench pat burrell againtst all RHP?
   7. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:14 PM (#2156849)
Joe Thurston is playing left? Did Burrell #### Manuel's dog or something?
   8. Raskolnikov Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:14 PM (#2156850)
Dammit, Bannister's sucking already. Settle down.
   9. Raskolnikov Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:16 PM (#2156852)
Uh, someone should tell Bannister that batting practice is over. These balls being creamed actually count.
   10. Harris Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:18 PM (#2156854)
looks to be a big strike zone tonight. hope wolf can take advantage of that.
   11. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:27 PM (#2156860)
As much as you'd like to see your big guys pitch, these starts by Bannister and Perez add intrigue to these games. It is almost like the Mets are holding auditions for next season.
   12. Harris Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:27 PM (#2156861)
Joe Thurston is playing left? Did Burrell #### Manuel's dog or something?

I think it is retribution from the front office for him rejecting the trade to Baltimore.
   13. Rob Base Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:29 PM (#2156863)

I think it is retribution from the front office for him rejecting the trade to Baltimore.


Same GM who gave him the NT clause, isn't it?
   14. Harris Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:31 PM (#2156866)
swing away with nunez, but bunt with wolf. I think Chollie got that backwards.
   15. Harris Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:33 PM (#2156868)

Same GM who gave him the NT clause, isn't it?


uh no. Ed Wade giveth. Pat Gillick punish.
   16. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:35 PM (#2156869)
I really like to see Wright hit a homer.
   17. Rob Base Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:35 PM (#2156870)

uh no. Ed Wade giveth. Pat Gillick punish.


I see. Anyway, I hate when people get pissy with players refusing to waive their NT rights.
   18. Rob Base Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:36 PM (#2156872)
So, Wright sucks now, huh? What the hell is the deal?
   19. Harris Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:36 PM (#2156873)
i really like to see wright K
   20. Rob Base Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:38 PM (#2156875)
Is Chris Woodward's theme song sarcastic?
   21. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:38 PM (#2156876)
I don't think we'll be seeing Wright do the home run derby next year.
   22. Harris Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:39 PM (#2156877)
Thurston got rung up on two pitches worse than any of those.
   23. Banta Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:39 PM (#2156878)
As much as you'd like to see your big guys pitch, these starts by Bannister and Perez add intrigue to these games. It is almost like the Mets are holding auditions for next season.

I've been thinking the same thing.

How's Bannister looked so far? Bad?
   24. Rob Base Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:40 PM (#2156879)
No, not terrible.
   25. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:40 PM (#2156880)
Can't Wright sit for a couple of days? ####### Willie.
   26. Rob Base Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:41 PM (#2156881)
Endy is teh ####.
   27. Banta Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:41 PM (#2156882)
It's outrageous how awesome Keith Hernandez is.
   28. Rob Base Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:42 PM (#2156883)
Yeah, he's cool.
   29. Harris Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:44 PM (#2156885)
Hernandez is a gigantic ex-druggie homer.
   30. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:47 PM (#2156887)
Hernandez is a gigantic ex-druggie homer.

That's not fair at all.

It looks like he keeps himself pretty trim.
   31. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:48 PM (#2156888)
Humber started today in AA. Here are his numbers tonight.

5.1 IP, 5 K, 2 BB, 4 H, 1 R, 1 HR.

His overall numbers:

22.3 IP, 26/8, K/BB, 19 HITS, 4 HRs.

He's doing pretty well.
   32. Harris Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:49 PM (#2156889)
the gigantic was descriptive of his homerism, not his size. Sorry for the confusion.
   33. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:49 PM (#2156890)
You either like Keith Hernandez or you're with the terrorists.
   34. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:50 PM (#2156892)
Was Humber always an extreme FB pitcher?
   35. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:51 PM (#2156895)
the gigantic was descriptive of his homerism, not his size. Sorry for the confusion.

I know. I was just playing along.

You either like Keith Hernandez or you're with the terrorists.

Walt Frazier is superior to Keith Hernandez.
   36. Harris Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:51 PM (#2156896)
in the spirits of mets chatterers..

HOWARD!!
   37. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:51 PM (#2156897)
Bannister sucks.
   38. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:52 PM (#2156898)
That was predictable.
   39. Banta Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:53 PM (#2156900)
Well, Ryan Howard is a beast.
   40. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:53 PM (#2156901)
Bannister's early-season effectiveness was such a mirage. You can only get away with allowing a ton of baserunners for so long. Just ask Shawn Chacon.
   41. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:56 PM (#2156905)
Bannister has walked something in the range of 1 in every 7 batters he's faced this year. That is ... not good.
   42. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:58 PM (#2156908)
I don't know how Bannister managed to strike out more than a hitter an inning last season in AAA. It doesn't seem like he's got a swing and miss pitch.
   43. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:58 PM (#2156909)
I still think Bannister can be a solid pitcher. His K's have disappeared and his walks have shot up, he needs to get back to doing whatever he was doing in the minors.
   44. Banta Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:59 PM (#2156910)
Bannister's early-season effectiveness was such a mirage.

Definitely, I've always thought so. I didn't think much of him then and he hasn't done anything tonight, from what I've seen, to change my mind.
   45. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 25, 2006 at 11:59 PM (#2156911)
His curve seems pretty good, he doesn't seem to throw it that often though.
   46. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:00 AM (#2156914)
I
   47. Banta Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:01 AM (#2156918)
His curve seems pretty good, he doesn't seem to throw it that often though.

His curve is alright, but it's not nearly good enough for someone with a fastball like his. As much as I'm not that big of a fan of Maine's offspeed stuff, I think it's better than that any of the crap that Bannister throws.
   48. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:02 AM (#2156919)
In theory, Bannister hits the corners with his fastball and finishs hitters off with his curveball.
   49. Banta Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:02 AM (#2156920)
MVP!
   50. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:02 AM (#2156921)
Beltran!
   51. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:03 AM (#2156922)
His curve seems pretty good
They can just sit on Brian's breaking stuff because his fastball isn't enough to keep them honest.
   52. Harris Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:05 AM (#2156924)
if the strategy is ti pitch arounf delgado b/c 1st base is open....im against it
   53. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:06 AM (#2156926)
C'mon David, break the slump!
   54. Banta Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:07 AM (#2156927)
I remember when Wright was better than Reyes. Hell, I remember when he was better than Michael Tucker.
   55. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:08 AM (#2156930)
Or don't. Whatever.
   56. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:08 AM (#2156931)
David Wright sucks.
   57. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:08 AM (#2156932)
I didn't think much of him then and he hasn't done anything tonight, from what I've seen, to change my mind.

I watched him pitch five one-run innings on Easter, allowing ten baserunners. I figured there was no way he could continue to dance out of trouble like that.

He's combined Jaret Wright's awful, but effective, pitching from this year with Jaret Wright's long DL stretches from last year. At least he costs about 1/20th of what the Yankees pay Wright.
   58. Banta Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:09 AM (#2156933)
...Howard just made a good play. As Emad would say, that's a bad omen.
   59. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:12 AM (#2156939)
As Emad would say, that's a bad omen.
[Welcome to the Dollhouse]: DUH!
   60. Raskolnikov Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:13 AM (#2156941)
Howard just made a good play. As Emad would say, that's a bad omen.
They should hypnotize Howard to think that the baseball's a cheeseburger. Betcha he'd become a vacuum at 1B.
   61. Banta Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:14 AM (#2156942)
Ralph Kiner's awesome too. As I say every Friday, I wish SNY had him in the booth more often. It's humorous.
   62. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:14 AM (#2156943)
That was a good inning. Of course two of the batters were Nunez and Wolf.
   63. Harris Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:15 AM (#2156944)
if y'all are down on david wright well gladly give you nunez for him ( or david bell)
   64. Harris Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:18 AM (#2156947)
wolf is a significantly better batter than nunez
   65. Banta Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:18 AM (#2156949)
Someone go and beat up Randy Wolf. Now.
   66. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:22 AM (#2156951)
Nearly 20% of the pitches Wolf has thrown have been to Bannister. Thus far, he's a better batter than a pitcher.
   67. Harris Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:24 AM (#2156956)
it would've been sweet to see victorino test chavezs arm there. stupid, but sweet.
   68. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:24 AM (#2156957)
That's a pretty weak AB by Utley.
   69. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:25 AM (#2156959)
IBB, smart move.
   70. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:25 AM (#2156960)
Why aren't they walking Howard?
   71. Harris Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:27 AM (#2156966)
That's a pretty weak AB by Utley.<i>

uncharacteristic of him as well.
   72. Harris Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:28 AM (#2156967)
were going to waste a leadoff triple...shouldve sent victorino on the fly ball after all...
   73. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:29 AM (#2156968)
I'm so happy that Thurston was batting there instead of Burrell.
   74. Banta Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:29 AM (#2156969)
Bannister has to pitch in trouble. Maybe they should turn him into a reliever.
   75. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:30 AM (#2156970)
I gotta say, I thought there was no way Bannister was going to prevent that run from scoring.
   76. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:31 AM (#2156973)
Stranding a leadoff triple is really egregious.
   77. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:31 AM (#2156975)
Bannister has to pitch in trouble. Maybe they should turn him into a reliever.

He could be the overhand Chad Bradford.
   78. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:34 AM (#2156978)
Reyes!
   79. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:35 AM (#2156980)
LOUD NOISES!
   80. Banta Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:36 AM (#2156981)
What good is that glove doing if it doesn't stop Reyes from hurting his hand?!
   81. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:36 AM (#2156982)
Ouch, I hope he's ok.
   82. Banta Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:37 AM (#2156983)
Reyes should just wear a metal glove, like a knight would wear.
   83. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:38 AM (#2156984)
MVP!!!
   84. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:38 AM (#2156985)
MVP!
   85. Banta Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:39 AM (#2156986)
Beltran is the MVP. It's not even really close. I DON'T CARE WHAT THE NUMBERS SAY. NUMBERS ARE THE SPAWN OF SATAN
   86. Harris Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:40 AM (#2156989)
i like the 2005 version of beltran better than the 2006 version.
   87. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:41 AM (#2156990)
I'd like to see the argument against Beltran as the MVP.

I'd also like to see the argument for why signing Johnson, Wright, Pavano, and Womack was a better decision than signing Beltran.
   88. Banta Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:43 AM (#2156992)
I'd like to see the argument against Beltran as the MVP.

As someone noted a few days ago, if the Cardinals fail to make the playoffs, it'll be no contest. Beltran will easily win.
   89. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:44 AM (#2156994)
What's with kicking Ralph out of the booth?
   90. Spencer Benedict Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:45 AM (#2156997)
I'd also like to see the argument for why signing Johnson, Wright, Pavano, and Womack was a better decision than signing Beltran.

Its a totally different thing. Beltran went for the money. Johnson, Wright, Pavano, and Womack followed their lifelong dreams to wear Pinstripes, not caring about the money.
   91. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:46 AM (#2156998)
As someone noted a few days ago, if the Cardinals fail to make the playoffs, it'll be no contest. Beltran will easily win.

He deserves it, even if the Cardinals make it.

Barring a 1.500 OPS September by Pujols, which isn't entirely impossible.
   92. Banta Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:46 AM (#2156999)
What's with kicking Ralph out of the booth?

Welcome to my world. It pisses me off EVERY WEEK. They give him two stinkin' innings and then say "now go #### yourself, old timer. YOU'RE WASHED UP."
   93. NTNgod Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:47 AM (#2157001)
As someone noted a few days ago, if the Cardinals fail to make the playoffs, it'll be no contest. Beltran will easily win.

Considering how much of the rest of their team has struggled this year, it might actually help Pujols.

The whole line of thinking being that he's kept St. Louis from being a second-division club by himself.
   94. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:47 AM (#2157002)
Its a totally different thing. Beltran went for the money. Johnson, Wright, Pavano, and Womack followed their lifelong dreams to wear Pinstripes, not caring about the money.

Beltran would have even gotten to follow in the footsteps of his idol. The very thought of it just makes me mad.
   95. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:48 AM (#2157003)
Entering tonight, Pujols lead in VORP 67 to 59. Add in Beltran's superior defense at a more important defensive position makes Beltran an excellent choice. Pujols is an excellent candidate as well and one could argue that Beltran has more help surrounding him.
   96. Banta Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:49 AM (#2157004)
He deserves it, even if the Cardinals make it.

I agree. If someone can make an argument that LoDuca is more valuable than Piazza because of his throwing "ability" then I have to believe that a centerfielder playing great defense is more valuable than a firstbaseman who is out OPSing him by 100.
   97. Spencer Benedict Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:49 AM (#2157005)
Ralphie has not gotten the esteem that was accorded Murphy. Its unfortunate.
   98. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:49 AM (#2157007)
He offered a discount and they turned him down because the gangkly pituitary freak loser was too tempting. The Tampa Mafia are the worst criminals in history.

I think my brain will catch fire.
   99. Harris Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:50 AM (#2157009)
why pinch hit scrubby sandoval for wolf with two outs? waste of a bench player.
   100. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:54 AM (#2157017)
I love watching Jose try to suppress his laughter watching Manuel's gyrations.
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