Painfully familiar: the New York Mets (RIP Morbs)

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  • degrom hit 102 last night
  • meet the new bullpen
  • jeff mcneil also thinks the vax is a personal decision; talk to him, alonso
  • guillorme's throw was bad, but mccann still should have caught it
  • missed keith going 'mmm'
  • wish i didn't have to watch them on my computer using a vpn

mookieproof, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 22:32 (one year ago) link

been making me a tinge sad that morbs will never get to see lindor in a mets jersey, but i appreciate them remaining a continued source of amusement. keep it up boys

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 6 April 2021 22:33 (one year ago) link

I hope they win at all.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 04:38 (one year ago) link

And then come in last.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 04:38 (one year ago) link

Painfully Familia

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 23:00 (one year ago) link

Who will actually smile more though, Lindor or Nimmo?

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 23:04 (one year ago) link

hbp blown-call walkoff, appropriate for a mets/marlins game

johnny crunch, Friday, 9 April 2021 00:07 (one year ago) link

crunch otm. lots of tweets of ppl feeling bad for marlins fans, this isn't an emotion that actually exists in the universe

J0rdan S., Friday, 9 April 2021 00:09 (one year ago) link

honestly ffs

If I owned the Mets Sandy Alderson would be fired by 9AM this morning. https://t.co/l5chQ6eyO6 pic.twitter.com/h13pYEnRxw

— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) April 16, 2021

mookieproof, Saturday, 17 April 2021 04:53 (one year ago) link

Depressing.

i bought biden some thin mints with my stimmy (PBKR), Saturday, 17 April 2021 17:05 (one year ago) link

otoh, DeGrom is doing DeGrom things: .53 ERA and .667 BA (early days).

i bought biden some thin mints with my stimmy (PBKR), Saturday, 17 April 2021 22:23 (one year ago) link

2 fewer innings for the bullpen to blow it for degrom

, Saturday, 17 April 2021 23:37 (one year ago) link

HE GOT THE WIN

THE BOYHOOD DREAM HAS COME TRUE

, Saturday, 17 April 2021 23:39 (one year ago) link

Painfully familiar indeed. Only the Mets would lose to a very depleted Phillies lineup by way of a wild pitch strikeout of the pitcher that ending up scoring the 2 decisive runs.

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 1 May 2021 02:46 (one year ago) link

Alvarado and Hoskins trying to start brawls with Smith and Castro was the insult on top of the cake, even had Ron Darling wishing the Mets would have given to the rage.

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 1 May 2021 02:49 (one year ago) link

Ok maybe some karma for Alvarado and Hoskins tonight. Crazy game.

Michael F Gill, Monday, 3 May 2021 03:11 (one year ago) link

that ball bounced back like a homer imo

mookieproof, Monday, 3 May 2021 05:11 (one year ago) link

mets getting a ridic amount of dumb ump calls in their favor so far this year. morbs pulling strings upstairs or mlb bending over backwards to keep mets competitive. rojas is not exactly making me forget the shit for brains callaway years with his bullpen management. weird roster

buzza, Monday, 3 May 2021 08:03 (one year ago) link

hitting coaches fired lol

mookieproof, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 06:31 (one year ago) link

they get on base at a healthy clip, can't do anything to score mostly
not sure what that is but whatevs, chili the patsy here

buzza, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 07:19 (one year ago) link

This Donnie stuff is so stupid, unless Donnie is code for PEDs.

keto keto bonito v industry plant-based diet (PBKR), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 15:12 (one year ago) link

have to think that the general manager spelling his first name incorrectly and having a shitty last name contributed to the questionable decisionmaking

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 21:20 (one year ago) link

This guy who is up for the Mets is the weirdo pitcher from Everybody Wants Some!!

keto keto bonito v industry plant-based diet (PBKR), Saturday, 8 May 2021 03:00 (one year ago) link

You gotta like that story; 27 yo career minor leaguer in his second at-bat gets the game winning infield hit in the bottom of the 10th.

keto keto bonito v industry plant-based diet (PBKR), Saturday, 8 May 2021 03:04 (one year ago) link

Eureka it’s Mazeika!

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 8 May 2021 03:16 (one year ago) link

Mets suck

calstars, Monday, 10 May 2021 23:13 (one year ago) link

Lol, when are you going back to booing Stanton along with the other bleacher creatures?

keto keto bonito v industry plant-based diet (PBKR), Monday, 10 May 2021 23:50 (one year ago) link

Who you kidding. Stanton gonna be the hero of NY if he keeps this up

calstars, Tuesday, 11 May 2021 00:17 (one year ago) link

Go jerk off to Susan Waldman you loon.

keto keto bonito v industry plant-based diet (PBKR), Tuesday, 11 May 2021 01:46 (one year ago) link

Only thing worse than a Yankees fan is a Dallas Cowboys fan.

keto keto bonito v industry plant-based diet (PBKR), Tuesday, 11 May 2021 01:49 (one year ago) link

calstars will at some point turn on every single yankee except cole and higgy before the season ends

mookieproof, Tuesday, 11 May 2021 02:06 (one year ago) link

Nah bro

calstars, Tuesday, 11 May 2021 02:09 (one year ago) link

Go jerk off to Susan Waldman you loon.
no thanks!

calstars, Tuesday, 11 May 2021 02:10 (one year ago) link

Only thing worse than a Yankees fan is a Dallas Cowboys fan.
where you from?

calstars, Tuesday, 11 May 2021 02:10 (one year ago) link

I was born at the fry station at Mickey Mantle's Restaurant. Where you from?

keto keto bonito v industry plant-based diet (PBKR), Tuesday, 11 May 2021 11:58 (one year ago) link

Mazeika, king of the walk-off fielders choice.

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 02:31 (one year ago) link

Is Lindor Jason Bay 2.0? It's still early (it better be), but damn, he is lost.

Deicide at Chuck E. Cheese (PBKR), Monday, 17 May 2021 23:46 (one year ago) link

He's walking a good amount and not striking out much. He rates pretty well in exit velocity and barrels. I think he'll figure it out but it's definitely been rough.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 18 May 2021 00:23 (one year ago) link

I also feel there is something about coming to the NY market that is a shift. But yeah, he hasn't hit well so far. His defense has been good though.

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 01:35 (one year ago) link

God, just saw Pillar in the dugout tonight and cringed. Looks brutal and glad he seems ok (aside from nasal fractures).

Deicide at Chuck E. Cheese (PBKR), Tuesday, 18 May 2021 23:16 (one year ago) link

So many injuries and yet a lot of unexpected people coming through lately. This has been a very fun month so far.

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 19 May 2021 02:34 (one year ago) link

this is a nice catch but i'm not sure it's enough to make up for being 0-for-5 with five strikeouts in your career

KHALIL LEE TO THE RESCUE!!! pic.twitter.com/69GtNN84dH

— SNY (@SNYtv) May 19, 2021

mookieproof, Wednesday, 19 May 2021 05:07 (one year ago) link

He's walking a good amount and not striking out much. He rates pretty well in exit velocity and barrels. I think he'll figure it out but it's definitely been rough.

― reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, May 17, 2021 8:23 PM (two days ago)

i love lindor and even tho he's a met i still have a hard time rooting for him to fail, but his slash numbers have been pretty concerning for a bit now even dating back to last season. his SLG percentage has fallen off a cliff and if he's not providing elite power at that position he's kinda just... a high AVG/low OBP shortstop getting into his 30s... it feels pretty dicey to me longterm. they really need him to be an MVP level player for the next 4-5 years because the back half of that contract is gonna be ugly given the type of player he is

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 19 May 2021 05:12 (one year ago) link

'i love lindor but nevertheless i must bury him'

too soon

mookieproof, Wednesday, 19 May 2021 05:16 (one year ago) link

Over the last ten games he is batting .278/.341/.500, 132 wrc+

More or less, that’s the slash line of his best batting season.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 19 May 2021 15:06 (one year ago) link

Jacob deGrom is throwing 102 MPH...

Someone send help.

— Palm Beach Cardinals (@GoPBCardinals) May 20, 2021

Karl Malone, Friday, 21 May 2021 15:35 (one year ago) link

deGrom needs his own thread:

ERA 0.71 IP 51.0 SO 82 WHIP 0.57

He is 9-for-20 at the plate this season, and he’s allowed only 22 hits in 51 innings on the mound. Put it another way:

Jacob deGrom's season:
4 runs, 3 RBI as a hitter (9-for-20, .450)
4 runs allowed in 51 innings as a pitcher.

— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) June 1, 2021

Vin Jawn (PBKR), Tuesday, 1 June 2021 11:25 (one year ago) link

deGrom is going to do what Kluber and Donaldson looked like they might do (but almost certainly won't now): get into the HOF on an astounding peak value after the age of 27.

clemenza, Tuesday, 1 June 2021 15:23 (one year ago) link

He still needs to play 3 more years to be eligible, and may need a Cy young / no hitter / post season heroics along the way to really seal the deal. But he is definitely on the path.

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 1 June 2021 15:50 (one year ago) link

You think he needs another cy young?! He could tread water the next three years and I think he’d skate into the hall no problem.
I don’t like his odds of playoffs heroics with the Mets!

Yeah I might be down if the timing works out. I am due for another trip to NYC this summer.

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 15 March 2022 02:32 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

first place

mookieproof, Saturday, 9 April 2022 05:51 (two months ago) link

been thinking of our doctor friend this week. i wish nothing but pain for all mets fans but i do miss morbs

J0rdan S., Saturday, 9 April 2022 05:53 (two months ago) link

I can understand the urge to cheer for this team. But this franchise has literally the worst luck.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 9 April 2022 05:58 (two months ago) link

they have the worst something but idk if i would say it’s luck

J0rdan S., Saturday, 9 April 2022 06:01 (two months ago) link

They have angered a moderately powerful genie

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 9 April 2022 06:02 (two months ago) link

been thinking of our doctor friend this week. i wish nothing but pain for all mets fans but i do miss morbs

― J0rdan S., Saturday, April 9, 2022 1:53 AM (six hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

same :(

k3vin k., Saturday, 9 April 2022 12:31 (two months ago) link

I think for at least the 7th year in a row, Mets may have had the greatest potential for both incredible feats and incredible failure. There has been a lot of failure to say the least, and even the good years (‘15, ‘16, ‘19) have been filled with so many rip-your-hair-out-of-your-head moments. Former GM Brodie Van Wagenen literally started throwing chairs at one time.

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 9 April 2022 17:58 (two months ago) link

Lindor had himself a day. Hoping the old Lindor is back

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 15 April 2022 21:28 (two months ago) link

staff ace chris bassitt

mookieproof, Friday, 15 April 2022 21:41 (two months ago) link

Marte is not going to sustain this for a season, but he's a way better player than I realized.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Friday, 15 April 2022 22:37 (two months ago) link

And possible co-ace Tylor Megill!

Feel like we are about to find out if Nimmo is actually unvaccinated though

Michael F Gill, Friday, 15 April 2022 22:40 (two months ago) link

The beats: “Buck, what’s the status on Jake’s MRI?”

Buck: “Well, I think first you gotta ask the question: what exactly IS an MRI? Something to think about. Anyway, next question.” https://t.co/uagbr4YAnn

— Michael Drago (@iammichaeldrago) April 25, 2022

mookieproof, Monday, 25 April 2022 21:31 (two months ago) link

Appreciate a manager who has already dealt the NYC media nonsense before.

Michael F Gill, Monday, 25 April 2022 22:53 (two months ago) link

get ready for some jordan hicks. a guy who throws 100 mph sinkers, 91 mph sliders, doesn't strike out as many as you'd think, and is now trying to become a starting pitcher with only two pitches. note: he was a starter in the minors before getting promoted very quickly, and upon reaching the majors as a reliever he dropped from 4 pitches down to his current TWO (2). a "deep cut" storyline of the cardinals this year is whether he can bring back a 3rd pitch and get the game into the 5th or 6th inning (at some point this year - his goal for today should be a solid 4 innings), or if the ship has sailed

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 26 April 2022 22:16 (two months ago) link

I feel I am already familiar with the Hicks saga due to you KM! I remember when he first came up. Turning him into a starter is an interesting angle, considering his past injury / closer issues. If Flaherty is still around, do you think they still try this out? LGM.

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 26 April 2022 23:16 (two months ago) link

If Flaherty is still healthy, this doesn't happen. It's interesting, though, what would have happened when the inevitable injuries occurred later in the season - if Flaherty goes down in mid-May, does Hicks suddenly get the 5th rotation spot after being in the late-bullpen the previous 2 months? i don't think so, but not sure. i'm glad he's getting the opportunity - both hicks and reyes were once thought of as starting pitchers before injuries and circumstances led them to the bullpen. they're both so injury prone, it's hard to imagine a long-term future for either one. but i'm loving this opportunity to see what hicks can do while his arms is still mythical

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 26 April 2022 23:35 (two months ago) link

every time alex reyes comes back it's like obi wan kenobi's ghost version. it's like hey, i see you there for a minute, and i love you, but goodbye

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 26 April 2022 23:37 (two months ago) link

it appears the 2022 hicks era is already over

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 00:36 (two months ago) link

saying that from a doomer perspective, but i'm just not accustomed to seeing hicks (or reyes) for more than a few weeks without total disaster

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 00:37 (two months ago) link

Yeah the phrase “season-ending injury” is always hovering around both of them.

Met batters have been averaging 1 HBP per game this month, and after each one Showalter’s glower power grows.

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 04:05 (two months ago) link

hell yeah

Darryl Strawberry is here at Citi Field - and with his jersey on! pic.twitter.com/45tBcqEjDl

— SNY (@SNYtv) April 29, 2022

Karl Malone, Friday, 29 April 2022 23:51 (two months ago) link

(btw, just reviewing strawberry's 1983-90 stats -- DAMN! he was fantastic)

Karl Malone, Friday, 29 April 2022 23:54 (two months ago) link

only got into 335 games from 1992-1999, and even with that ended up with 41+ career fWAR

Karl Malone, Friday, 29 April 2022 23:56 (two months ago) link

That cocaine is a hell of a drug.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Saturday, 30 April 2022 00:13 (two months ago) link

hell of a ballplayer; dumb as a fucking rock

mookieproof, Saturday, 30 April 2022 00:47 (two months ago) link

159-pitch combined no-hitter y'all

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 30 April 2022 02:35 (two months ago) link

crazy to remember that strawb was on the 114-win “best ever” yankees in 1998. such a completely different era. i just looked it up and he hit 24 home runs that year. the next year, his last, he didn’t play much, but hit .327 with a 1.112 OPS.

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 30 April 2022 09:58 (two months ago) link

I think it was 30 For 30 that did an episode about him and Gooden that I thought was really good. Explored their personalities and upbringings - and exposed a lot of the faults in the way teams treated their players (mentally/socially) at the time.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 30 April 2022 14:52 (two months ago) link

Noticed that Tylor Megill and Alek Manoah, both in their second year (Megill's a little older), have very similar old-school lines right now:

Megill - 4-0, 1.93, 28 IP, 18 H, 6 BB, 27 K
Manoah - 4-0, 1.44, 25 IP, 15 H, 7 BB, 25 K

clemenza, Saturday, 30 April 2022 15:40 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Megill, scherzer, and Degrom all on the IL :/

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 19 May 2022 19:49 (one month ago) link

SOUNDS LIKE THE METS AM I RIGHT LOL

na (NA), Thursday, 19 May 2022 19:52 (one month ago) link

this game has been really, really funny

also, enjoying alonso make good on his vows to hurt people, lol! he's earned the right to hurt cardinals though - he almost got hit in the head AGAIN today

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Thursday, 19 May 2022 19:58 (one month ago) link

Alonso has hurt me

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Thursday, 19 May 2022 20:58 (one month ago) link

:)

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 19 May 2022 20:59 (one month ago) link

Great call by Mets booth too. What a rocket.

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 19 May 2022 21:03 (one month ago) link

I love the Mets booth. Always the best part about playing them. Like how they focused on how Pallante closed his eyes on that one delivery, noting that they never seen that before.

Not only would the cardinals crew never notice that, but...I mean. When Escobar made that error that tied the game in the 9th, Jimmy Edmonds said “that’s a big play right there.”

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Thursday, 19 May 2022 21:10 (one month ago) link

I wish I were paraphrasing

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Thursday, 19 May 2022 21:10 (one month ago) link

Every win is important right now because the starting pitching is going through some things.

PBKR, Thursday, 19 May 2022 22:58 (one month ago) link

Brings back some serious deja vu from last season, although the clutch hitting has been way better this year.

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 19 May 2022 23:34 (one month ago) link

that alonso walk-off HR was beautiful

na (NA), Friday, 20 May 2022 13:24 (one month ago) link

Need to find a gif of Alonso’s swing and subsequent beating of his chest.

Michael F Gill, Friday, 20 May 2022 14:39 (one month ago) link

This version of Alonso is fun.

PBKR, Tuesday, 24 May 2022 12:05 (one month ago) link

He is putting up MVP-type numbers so far, especially with OPS being down all year.

Funny to compare it to 2019, where he hit 53 HR, 120 RBIs, .941 OPS, and finished 7th in the MVP voting.

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 24 May 2022 14:19 (one month ago) link

This season/this team has been so much fun so far. Next month is going to be crucial (playing almost all 1st and 2nd place teams) and the injuries loom large, but it’s been a pretty perfect two months as far as results.

Michael F Gill, Monday, 30 May 2022 03:21 (one month ago) link

Met's offense reminding me of the 2015 Royals team they lost to in the WS. A lot of contact all up and down the lineup.

life is a highway to the danger zone (PBKR), Wednesday, 1 June 2022 11:24 (one month ago) link

What's going on with Guillorme? He's hitting .360/.455/.908 in 86 AB.

life is a highway to the danger zone (PBKR), Wednesday, 1 June 2022 22:30 (one month ago) link

It’s impressive. This is the first time he’s really had any sort of consistent playing time since he came up in 2018. He could be a late bloomer offensively a la McNeil. He does fit well in this new look Mets offense which seems to focus on putting the ball into play as opposed to launch angle / power.

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 1 June 2022 23:11 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Bobby Bonilla day!

I never get tired of this story (at least until 2035).

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/34168816/what-bobby-bonilla-day-explaining-why-former-met-gets-paid-119m-every-july-1

NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 1 July 2022 17:57 (three days ago) link

he should try to negotiate an extension while his value is still high

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Friday, 1 July 2022 17:59 (three days ago) link


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