What’s on Tap for May 20

The Mets open a three-game series against the Dodgers at Citi Field on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m.

Rafael Montero (0-1, 4.50 ERA) will make his second start for the Mets. He’ll be opposed by Josh Beckett (1-1, 2.38 ERA).

The game will air on SNY, and can be heard on WOR 710 AM radio.


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In case you missed it…

Saul Katz, co-owner of the Mets with Fred Wilpon, reportedly attempted to persuade Wilpon to sell the team, but that is no longer the plan >> Read more in the New York Post


Terry Collins is becoming agitated with the line of questioning regarding Juan Lagares and playing time >> Read more at MetsBlog


Charlie Samuels, the Mets former clubhouse manager who was fired in 2010 after admitting to possessing over $2 million in team memorabilia, is pitching a tell-all book >> Read more at ESPN




45 comments
stage52
stage52

I really want to learn how to steal Memorabilia from the team that employs me.

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

Tony LaRussa, Bobby Cox, Earl Weaver, Billy Martin, Miller Huggins, Joe McCarthy etc could not win with this group.

anymos
anymos

There's an ESPN insider article today titled 'Management Ruining the Mets.'  I'm not an insider so I can't see it- do they ever comment on those things in this blog?

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

Here's a concept! The Met's want to cut money? Do they really need to be paying 5 GM's?

BadContract
BadContract

What song do you think Terry Collins wakes up to every morning?

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

Think how agitated we get when TC does and doesn't do the stupid stuff he does. Put Juan Lagares in CF and leave him there and use a hit and run play!

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

It would be so cool if NO ONE AND I MEAN NO ONE SHOWED UP FOR TONIGHTS GAME.

chasesimms
chasesimms

What keeps me visiting Metsblog daily.  The dream.....................!


Breaking News:


Collins Resigns - Backman Gets The Call

PanchoVilla
PanchoVilla

No longer the plan?  I sincerely doubt that as it looks like Saul really wants to sell his portion and the Wilpons become minority owners.  This will be a great day and it may happen sooner than we all think.

1harris1
1harris1

I don't understand how Saul Katz should be expected to lose money, just because his nephew wants to maintain control of the team. This, while his own kids seemingly have no interest in the baseball business? It makes zero sense, but I guess nothing involving the Wilpon ownership can be considered surprising at this point.

An old favorite of the commenters on this site returns home tonight.

Olerud42
Olerud42

So, I am sensing that people kind of want Terry fired?

Ron W. Davis
Ron W. Davis

Saul Katz is the only person in ownership i can respect he is the only one living in reality he hates losing and he sees why the team can't draw fans . He wants to stay loyal to Fred and Jeff but i am sure he tried hard to convince Fred its time to sell and i think Jeff again keeps trying to tell his dad he can turn this around and that Fred is trying to give his son the time but he allows Jeff to use the team as his toy. Its time to take the toy away and tell his son the dream is over and the fan base needs a new direction if he was not family he would get fired over all the bad decissions he made since 2002 when Fred bought out Nelson Doubleday. 

Joseph DeFazio
Joseph DeFazio

@anymos  just read it, it's a good read and accurate.  It just talks about the 1B blunder, the OF blunder (playing E. Young over Lagares even though he has very poor numbers), and the Mejia blunder (starter to pen). 


Also points out how overrated Sandy Alderson is with his FA acquisitions being some of the worst in MLB the past few years.  

rustysribs
rustysribs

@BadContract How about Juan Lagares?.....Centerfield - John Fogerty

nolrog
nolrog

@BadContract What song does Fred Wilpon wake up to every day? 

Randy Newman, "I Love LA"

jlga
jlga

And when they hit and run and it's a strikeout/throw out people scream "Why was he running?"

There is no talent on this team ye people expect them to perform. They won't until the players get better.

donw
donw

@Bob Burket This is the best card we fans have to play.  Let's do it!

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@Bob Burket  Weren't there days in Montreal near the end when they would draw like 800 people? 

jlga
jlga

Because that will solve the lack of talent on this team. Brilliant.

1harris1
1harris1

Thankfully, Bud is out soon. Hopefully the next commissioner will take measures to address the Mets' ownership situation. It would be funny if that person turned out to be Alderson.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@johnsec125 Bud won't do anything to his buddy. It'll take a new commish before that's ever even in the realm of possibility

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@Olerud42 Well mostly they want the Wilpons to sell the team but they'll settle for what they can actually get

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@Ron W. Davis  You're wrong. Everything you read is that Saul doesn't even care about baseball. He's the business man. He has always looked at this as a business. Fred is the one who is the baseball guy. He's the one who wanted this. The romantic notion of owning a baseball team. Saul sounds like the smart, rational business man. He doesn't look at wins and losses, he looks at profit/loss.

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@BadContract  lol! That's great. I still say that's why he likes EY and Tejada so much. They're the only ones he can look in the eye. Has that Napolean complex

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

@jlga Yeah, lets just keep getting the few baserunners we get a game. Stand around and wait for the 3 run HR that doesn't come. It's getting easier and easier to watch some of the game and then turn it off.

nolrog
nolrog

@jlga Won't solve the lack of talent, but it will improve the ingame strategy and bullpen management. 

D
D

@jlga  jlga, its time to face it- ur gramps Terry is part of the problem, and not part of the solution

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@D  Very true. Perfect example is Joe Torre. Was a "horrible" manager before the Yankees and now he's considered this icon. I could have managed that talent

D
D

@jlga  I AGREE WE NEED MORE TALENT TO WIN, but if we don't fully support the Mets manager, we aren't Fans, but we are "fans"? Does ANY manager EVER make ANY difference ANYWHERE, in your opinion? 

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@D  True. I don't think the manager on this team no matter who it is would make them a playoff team but I do see your point. Every little bit helps. But how much of what TC does is coming from upstairs?  

jlga
jlga

We have a AAA ball club playing in the majors. Until that situation is resolved we will not win.

The same "fans" who want a Terry Collins gone are the ones who wanted Jerry Manuel gone and Willie Randolph before him. The managers change but the roster is still pathetic and that's why they lose.

D
D

@Tarheel11 @D  Difference is, if Wally were here, Ruben Tejada would have been riding the bench the last week, and we may actually have found out a little about Flores. And the Lagares "issue" would never have been an issue.. and those 2 things may have made a difference in 1 of the losses during that week... its the little things, and they add up over a full season...

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@D  As much as I hate TC, jlga is right. Everyone wants Wally, but even if Wally were here, Ruben Tejada is still going to be hitting under .200 and so is Granderson. First and foremost this team needs talent. 

D
D

@jlga  I agree, lack of talent is a bigger factor in losing than a below average manager... but I, like many other fans, still am tired of my team being managed by a below average manager.  What is so hard to understand about that?  We all know this team lacks talent buddy, no need to remind us in your trademark condescending manner every time someone suggests its time for a change in the dugout

jlga
jlga

The problem is six of the nine players in the lineup are hitting under .240. The problem is the bullpen still has Valverde. The problem is every five days we have to depend on Colon or Wheeler. The problem is we have four outfielders when we need a shortstop.

The problem is, and has been for years, we have no talent on this team. Until they get some players no manager will matter.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@johnsec125 I don't think the other owners mind that much that the Mets are terrible and aren't much competition on the field or spending on big time FAs.