Pedro Martinez is making headlines with overtures to his old ball
club. “If they want a fifth starter, I’ve been there,” Martinez said.
don’t know how much they want me, but I’m available… But I have my
goals and I have my things that I want to achieve in
life. If it’s not with the Mets, it will be with someone else.”
a little sad to see a future Hall-of-Famer so desperate to get back
together with a team that clearly shows no interest. Here are a few
signs that the Mets aren’t that into you, Pedro (adapted from “He’s
Just Not That Into You” by Greg Behrendt):
1. If He Isn’t Calling You – If the Mets wanted you, they have your agent’s number. They haven’t lost it.
2. If He’s Breaking Up with You – “Pedro is a Hall of Fame pitcher and one of the greatest pitchers of
our time, but I feel very confident in the people we have in camp that
can get the job done,” manager Jerry Manuel told the Post on Monday. Sounds like a break-up line if I ever heard one. “It’s not you, baby, it’s me.” R-i-i-i-ght.
3. If He’s Having Sex with Someone Else
– This is more figurative than literal. Johan Santana is the Big Man on
Campus. Santana won 16 games last year–only one game less than your
total number of wins in the last three seasons.
4. If He’s Disappeared on You – The Mets left Shea Stadium, and didn’t leave you a forwarding address?
Instead of praising the Central Division champion Chicago Cubs after
taking 2 of the first 3 games of the Mets/Cubs matchup at Shea, Mets’
bloggers are turning their NY vitriol inward–toward their own team.
NJ.com reports that “Mets Fan Club is frustrated at how many times the Cubs handed over chances for the Mets to win”:
has been another major ***** in the armor this season, and that has
been the painful inability to convert runners in scoring position. The
Cubs did all they could to give this win to the Mets — on a night when
the Phillies lost and the Brewers won — and the Mets couldn’t
From Brooklyn Mets Fan:
“…the real culprit was the
Met inability to plate a man from 3rd with ZERO out – inexcusable. And
the real kicker is the Mets failed on this mission TWICE!!!
Why can’t Mets fans praise the tightrope-walking antics of the slumping Bob Howry in the 9th? Or the guts that the Cubs’ pitchers showed when walking runs home? Now that I type that, it does sound like the Cubs were doing everything in their power to lose the game short of pitching the ball underhanded to Carlos Delgado. When Lou brought in Howry to extend the game in the 9th, I thought, “Oh man, here we go again…Lou wants to get this over with ASAP and get home to watch the tape of Bush’s speech in five minute clips on YouTube.” Howry even gave the first batter third base, but the Mets failed to knock him in.
Who’s to blame for the Cubs’ win? I have to agree with the Mets’ bloggers that this was one Lou was willing to concede. Anytime he hands the ball to Howry, there’s a 75% chance that Howry will give up a run or two. If Lou thinks Howry is “hot” now for making it through a couple of innings against the Mets, he better think again–Howry’s year-to-date performance indicates that it really was the Mets who beat themselves last night.