5/13/09 A loss and some thoughts

Some notes from yesterday

Putz is trying to find motivation for the 8th…as he told Boomer and Carton that you don’t have the “heart pounding sensation” in the 8th. He’s wondering where the 2-3 mph are on his fastball went? Even though he littered the interview with words that made it seem he’s happy to be here, I still wonder if he has the right attitude deep down. I appreciate the honesty, but you’re paid a small fortune to pitch one inning and not being able to find inspiration shouldn’t be an issue.

There is no way Putz is here pitching the 8th next year.

Craig Carton can't get enough!

I’m surprised Boomer & Carton had time for sports with their unlistenable endless segments featuring housewifes and assorted mockable shtick.

 

 

 

Metsblog points out that in the Bergen Record, Bob Klapisch says, “So far, the Mets faced only one superior team, the Cardinals, and ended up getting swept.” I didn’t realize Bob Klapisch was an idiot. The world champions just got swept Bob. 

Reyes needs to play smarter, but I wonder if it’s something he can work on or if it’s just that he’s special? Really, there’s evidence to show that Jose is on the short bus and he might not ever be able to make great in game choices. That or he’s not taking things seriously enough. I smell a poll!!!

The team had nice fight yesterday and in those kind of games, any small issue will break you. Jose watched his double fly like a bystander watching a plane at La guardia and for that he might have missed a triple. Who needs a tie game when you can watch a homer from the best seat in the house right Jose??. Other than that, it’s hard to fault a team too much when it battles like that. Did I just say they battled? Wow… I pulled a Willie.

Posted By Nik Kolidas

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5 responses to “5/13/09 A loss and some thoughts

  1. Please Nik don’t say Rhytham next..

    JJ better get his imigination going and make believe its the ninth..what nut jobs these guys can be.

  2. A few things:

    a. “Really, there’s evidence to show that Jose is on the short bus and he might not ever be able to make great in game choices. That or he’s not taking things seriously enough. I smell a poll!!!”

    I know this is “just a blog” but it still isnt right to knock a guy’s character or intelligence. the guy made mistakes. but i’d rather see a bad baserunning based on agression than otherwise. I for one see it as a mistake, just like wright had an error through the legs or beltran not hitting a fly out. Also, just because the guy make a mistake on the field doesnt mean he’s a retard.

    this isn’t al harrington hanging on the rim showboating, he was trying to make a play and made a mistake.

    b. ” appreciate the honesty, but you’re paid a small fortune to pitch one inning and not being able to find inspiration shouldn’t be an issue.

    There is no way Putz is here pitching the 8th next year.”

    first, we fans got to realize one thing: no matter what you do when you do it every day it’s WORK (thanks Chris Rock). The fact is Putz is used to doing a particular job after a few years, and now got demoted. Just like anyone else in any other job, he’s adjusting to a demotion.

    It’s also way too early to use words like “no way.” If he has a string of great outings that could easily change to “mets management would be stupid to let him go.”

    By the way, even if he’s not back mets should pick up the option so they can use him as trade bait. It’ll make him an expensive setup, but still a relatively cheap closer.

  3. When I said Putz wouldn’t be back here, I meant it due to Putz and not the team. The man couldn’t have made it any clearer that he wants to close and being the 8th inning guy on a 1st place club doesn’t give him the adrenaline rush he requires to throw as hard as he can.

    As far as Jose and it not being right to knock a guy’s character or intelligence…. when is it right? Never? To me, there is an extended body of work in front of millions of people to display both things and since the guy is a paid performer, I’m not clear why it’s wrong for me to voice an opinion. On both of those plays, Reyes had the play in front of him and choose not to do the right thing. This is not a new thing for Reyes.

    Let me ask you… when he was showing up Jerry Manual on his first day at work… at first base right in front of a million viewers… what was on display then? His impeccable character or his Einstein brain?

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