Every day when they post the Mets’ lineup and I see Anthony Recker’s name in there I think to myself: “Crap.  That guy can’t hit a lick.  Why not use the other guy?”   But then the next day it’s d’Arnaud and I end up thinking the exact same thing.

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Speaking of that position.  Nowadays when we say grace at home it includes the line:  “And may God bless and keep Kevin Plawecki and bring him to Flushing as soon as possible (or at Godspeed, whichever is faster).”

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So Ruben Tejada has hit TWO homeruns inside of one week.  Isn’t that supposed to be one of the signs of the Apocalypse?  What’s there by my computer desk?  Is it a locust?

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Not quite an unfinished symphony.  I was working on a song parody sung to the tune of “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by the Beach Boys.  Never could get past the second line.  But here’s what I had:

 

Wouldn’t it be nice if we were better and we needn’t use Scott Rice so much

And wouldn’t it be nice if Lucas Duda ever had a hit that’s in the clutch.

 

(If you want to fill in the next two or so minutes of it feel free)

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I really can’t take a team seriously when 3/7 of its bullpen consists of Buddy Carlyle, Dana Eveland, and Scott Rice.

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One of the hot Sabermetric stats is known as WAR which stands for Wins Above Replacement (player).   When you look at the Sabermetric glossary and turn to the WAR page there’s a picture of Matt den Dekker.

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It’s cool that Daniel Murphy will be going to Washington for that event about working fathers.  It wouldn’t surprise me though if he’s called back again for a senate hearing to determine whether he’s actually a good player or not.

To read Twitter, blogs, and newspapers no two people agree.  Is he a good hitter or not?  Baserunner?  Adequate 2bman?  The country demands answers.

 

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If I had $7.25 million to spend I don’t think I’d ever spend it on a Chris Young.  But hey,  that’s just me.

 

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The Mets have been a better road team than home team for years.  It hasn’t worked but maybe that’s why Fred Wilpon designed CitiField to look and feel like Ebbets Field.