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Posted on: September 18, 2008 6:38 pm

Clutch's Mets 2008 Awards!

Here are my awards for the 2008 Mets..Feel free to disagree with any of them.
MVP: Carlos Delgado - no doubt in my mind is this guy the MVP of this team..He is the MAIN reason we are still in the race today..He seems to come up with big hit after big hit and leads the team in homeruns and RBI

Most Valuable Pitcher: Johan Santana - It's pretty amazing that this guy only has 13 wins heading in to tonight..He should have 20+ yet this bullpen blew leads for him over and over again..With a 2.70 ERA..This guy is the stud on the Mets staff.

Clutchest player: Carlos Delgado - Here is another award for Carlos,  This one being the most clutch award..Again he seems to always come up with the big hit and is playing big down the stretch.

Best Defensive Player: David Wright - I'm not sure how many of you watch Baseball Tonight. But David Wright is on there almost every night with a great play.  This guy gives it his all.

Best Reliever: Billy Wagner - Even though this guy has been hurt, he still has to be the Mets best reliever this season...Not many relievers on the Mets squad this year have been good...So Billy takes this award..

Young Player to come through: Mike Pelfrey - I thought he has earned an award this year..He has really come through...He is now a big game pitcher and will be a great one to come.

Those are my awards...Disagree with any that you want to.
Category: MLB
Posted on: August 26, 2008 6:32 pm

What the Mets need...and what we think they need.

I'll start of with a closer....To be honest with you yes we need to upgrade here...Billy Wagner is starting to wear down and has some injury issues...I think we should give a try at K-Rod...But if we can't get K-Rod look at Fuentes or Lyon and make Billy Wagner the Set-Up guy..

Next is a left fielder...A lot of people disagree with me on this one....But i think we need a new left fielder...Try after Matt Halladay or Adam Dunn...or maybe even Manny...I don't like the thoughts of Manny coming to the Mets though due to his personality issues....I'm just trying to say that i think in the future we should put Murphy at second..Then mix in Evans or Tatis somewhere...But i don't think those two are good enough to start in left for us..

A starting pitcher?  This is the one spot where i don't think we need to improve....We need to resign Oliver Perez...And bring up Jon Niese...Pedro is almost done guys...So Niese can fill his spot...Then our rotation will be Santana,Pelfrey,Perez,Maine,and Niese...Sounds good to me...

Other than those three positions i can't think of anywhere we would want to make moves, other than maybe at 1st base for Texiera...But I'm not seeing that happening..That's what the Mets need..
Category: MLB
Posted on: August 16, 2008 4:04 pm

Why the Mets will make the Playoffs..

I think it is no doubt,  what defines the New York Mets is starting pitching.  It all starts with Johan Santana, and ends with Pedro.  There arn't many pitching staffs that can out pitch this one.  I also would like to say that the bullpen might finally come around..Without Billy Wagner the Mets have closed out 6-8 save chances..That might not sound good..But Billy Wagner has only converted 27-34 save chances...Usually when Jose Reyes is rolling, So does this Met offense filled with stars.(Wright,Reyes,Beltran ext.) But honestly..When Reyes is hot..This team seems to surround around him and be hot as well..If Oliver Perez, Mike Pelfrey, and John Maine can all give quality starts down the stretch, This Mets team will always have a chance to win.
Category: MLB
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