Jeremy Heit's Blog
Saturday, August 28, 2004
 
The Mets won 9-2 last night. I would tell you something funny or witty about the gme, but I didn't see it. They did put up a 6 spot in the first inning though, which is, um, shocking.

David Wright is now hitting .299/.333/.522 in the big leagues. And he wasn't ready all along?

Richard Hidalgo for free! Flip down to the Houston Astros. They designated David Weathers for assignment. He had a 4.65 ERA with them.

Actually, to be correct, Richard Hidalgo did come at the cost of Jeremy Griffiths. I'm sad about that, but Richie's .263/.338/.534 line with the Mets is making me quickly forget about that.

The Astros also designated Weathers to make room for Dan Wheeler. I guess they wanted the younger version of the same pitcher. And hey, Wheeler even has more upside in the inherited runners catergory!

The Mets wrapped up Alay Soler to a 3 year deal worth 2.8 million dollars. Since we all love Duke's quote, let's give him a shot on this one...
"Soler is a big, strong right-hander with a power arm," Mets general manager Jim Duquette said. "He has command of all of his pitches -- fastball, curveball, changeup and a slider. We are happy to add a pitcher with Alay's international experience."
If you can't have veteran experience, then get the next best thing, international experience!

In all seriousness, with the rotation seemingly all locked up for at least next year, if Alay is really that good, would anyone else mind seeing him get a shot at being the right handed relief ace (or as managers would call it: set up man). He throws hard with four pitches. That sounds like a filthy K guy that would look nice the bullpen, at least until a starting spot opens next year due to a Victor Zambrano injury.

Jae Seo is back up and starting again today. Unless he pitches masterfully, I doubt he gets another start. We all know Rick Peterson hates his guts.

Friday, August 27, 2004
 
Dan Wheeler was traded. Which isn't a bad thought. He's a nice mop up/low leverage innings guy. If it wasn't, as Avkash put it, for "Prentice Redman with a different name". Hell, at first glance, I think Prentice Redman might be nice.

More thoughts tomorrow with more energy.

Thursday, August 26, 2004
 
Matt takes a look at the philosophy of the Mets over the last year and a half. I might do a somewhat similar thing soon, using only my archives. We'll see how stupid I was.

If you are looking for a reason to watch the Mets, Kaley has some ideas.

But, boy, do they stink. And its not all talent. It is partly Art Howe.

I know, I know. The rant from a few weeks back. But this is different. The same thing as last year is happening again. They are quitting on the last month and a half of the season. Yes, they may be injured, but they also don't seem to give a crap. No pride in winning games, in playing even remotely well. If they were losing every game by 1 run, losing them because they were less talented, that's fine. But that isn't the situation.

I was always for dumping Art Howe, but felt his "nature" took too much blame in discussions about him. Not anymore. He's lethargic, they are lethargic.

But, hey, at least they rallied in the 9th a little. It shows they battled.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004
 
Worst. Week. Ever.

Seriously, I apologize again, but I'm tired and don't have a lot of time this week at all to do anything more but just get a chance to read about the Mets.

But, the blogosphere is amazing this week, with so much to read, that I'll just tell you to click on every link on the sidebar and read it.

The Mets lost last night, though Heath Bell pitched good, which, at this point, along with David Wright, are really the only important things going on. Actually, Benson's development too...

I'm running out again. Enjoy tonight's game, if you actually watch it.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004
 
Scott Kazmir pitched 5 scoreless innings last night. If you want to know more, the whole blogosphere has you covered to the right.

The Mets lost last night and Aaron Heilman was back to his 2003 ML tricks.

Finally, thanks to all the people who have come here the last year and few months, since now I'm over the 50,000 person mark.

And, I do apologize for the posts, but I have neither the time nor energy this week to write much. But, as I said up at the top, the Mets blogosphere has great stuff out today. Actually everyday... which is why it is so great.

Monday, August 23, 2004
 
Linkage:

Interesting conversation going on in the comments of this thread.

Avkash talks Aaron Heilman's career.

Finally, Matt talks up the irony of Heilman starting tonight and Kazmir making his big league debut today.

Hopefully Heilman will pitch well, though I'm not sure I'll catch much of it. See ya tomorrow.

Sunday, August 22, 2004
 
If you like crappy bullpens and lots of GIDPs, then yesterday's game was your thing. The Mets won 11-9 in 12 innings on a Dustan Mohr error with 2 outs in the 12th that scored two runs. In the bottom of the inning, Fortunato got his first major league save when he got Grissom to ground into a double play to end the game, leaving Bonds on deck. The DP combo was Delgado-Keppinger-Zeile. That's quality.

Gerald Williams is hitting .297/.409/.595 in 37 ABs. Once again, the Mets luck out doing something stupid.

On the other hand, David Wright is hitting .304/.333/.527. I think he is going to be special or something...

Posting will be erratic the next two weeks or so, at least on the weekdays. I'll probably be posting everyday, but when is the question.

Mets try to take 2 out of 3 again with Matt Ginter taking the mound.


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