All Things New York Mets

All Things New York Mets

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Saturday, September 12, 2015

eBay Pickup

With all the is going on I haven't had much time to get on eBay.

I have seen some of this years Diamond Kings and really like the mini Relics and have picked up 2 so far.  Their are a bunch of cards on my watch list that I would love to have if I had unlimited funds or I was single again and didn't have kids.

I picked up this Travis d'Arnaud mini relic a few weeks ago for pretty cheap

Well the Mets are 6.5 up with about 10 games left and looking to limp into the playoffs and currently have a magic number of 5 to eliminate the Nationals. Especially after going 3 and 6 against the Marlins Braves and Yankees. Luckily the Nationals are sucking too at this point and not helping their cause in chasing down the Mets.  I'd say Matt Williams I'll be dismissed or relieved of his duties come this off season.  

They are playing for home field advantage against the Dodgers who id much rather face away from the friendly shadows of Chavez Ravine. 



I've Been a Bad Bad Blogger

Well you're probably asking yourselves what did he do to have a title like that??

I've been busy with summer vacations, family stuff, work, and a bunch of other small things that have kept me from posting on my blog.  I do still read and look daily at the blogs and applaud those that can post daily or there a bouts. 

I finally found some free time to try and get some posts in the pipeline.

This first one is courtesy of Jeff over at 2 by 3 Heroes who I owe a huge apology for not posting about this awesome PWE that came my way.  Granted I emailed Jeff shortly after I received it to acknowledge how awesome the cards were, but that is still no excuse to let as much time elapse as I did.  I just looked at the envelope and it is dated at the end of June.....JUNE that is almost 3 months ago which is way to long to go without posting.  MY APOLOGIES JEFF.  I should have found some free time to snap some photos and put together a post while at work or while I had some down time at work via breaks, but lets get this show on the road and get to the goods.

First up is The Franchise or Tom Terrific or you may know him as Tom Seaver.

Next up is is current Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez, ex Mets Carlos Beltran who's still looking at Adam Wainwrights curveball and Ike Davis, along with current Mets player Daniel Murphy in some shiny Chrome

The Highlights of this PWE are these two beauties.  One of current Mets closer Familia and the other of Mister Gold Glover Juan Lagares.  Familia has filled in quite nicely as the closer and has probably cemented himself in that role for awhile being he has been pretty reliable and nasty at the same time.  This Familia is numbered out of /99 and if I remember correctly it is the snow camo or something of that sort parallel from this years Topps. Juan has been dealing with some elbow issues since the beginning of the season and was even told to limit his throwing from the outfield as not to do further damage, but now he has been relegated to the bench due the the nice acquisition of Cespedes who has been tearing it up lately offensively.  Juan does come in late in the games as a defensive specialist replacing rookie Conforto who has also been tearing it up since being called up from Double A.  I love this Gypsy Queen of Juan and I also have the parallel version numbered to /50 as well

It'll be interesting to see what the Mets do with their outfiled this offseason being I can't see Conforto being sent down and the Mets just amended Cespedes contract where they can negotiate with him like all other clubs and removed the clause where they only had 5 days from the end of the World Series to negotiate with him.  I would love to see the Mets resign Cespedes but his payday is going to be a pretty penny and I dont see the Mets offering up the money to keep him plus all the young arms they have.

The Mets currently have and 8.5 game lead on the Nationals with 21 Games left, but I'm not counting on anything being the collapses of 2007 and 2008.




Jeff thanks again

Sunday, September 6, 2015


Nothing like some drama to start the weekend off. 

I'm talking to you Scott Boras and Matt Harvey. 

Who has had some pretty interesting headlines in the NY Daily News and Post. Now being called The Dork Knight and Harvey Dent/Two Face and Harvey Pulls a 180 to ACE HOLE!!(nice play on words)

Now this is coming from the guy who wanted to pitch a year ago at the end of the year and his agent and Alderson said wait till this year. Then he whined and cried when the Mets said we are going to a  six man rotation to preserve innings. And now he pulls this BULLSHIT with a just about a month left that he has a cap of 180 innings after the Mets tried to cut back his innings and he bitched and moaned. 

I know one thing the next 3 games are huge for the Mets being they're against the Nationals and having lost 2 of 3 to Marlins and having their lead cut down to 4 in the NL EAST. I hope this isn't collapse 3.0 for the Mets who haven't seen the post season since 2006. The next few games can turn the ship around or cause an all out panic if the Mets get swept. 

Plus it'll be interesting to see how this whole Harvey innings limit pans out. Mets are saying they had a soft limit of about 190 innings not including post season that everyone was on board with at the beginning of the year. 

I know one thing is if the Mets make the playoffs he better pitch or things will be really fun to see. Like he's been saying all along he wants the ball and you have to rip it out of his hands. Well live up to what you say. 

Some people are saying that it shouldn't be about innings count but more about pitch count. If that's the case he's sitting and just above 2400 pitches for the year and compared to another Borass client Strausburg was around 2800 or 2900 pitches when he was shut down when the Nats made the playoffs his first full year back and he didn't play at all in the post season 

Sorry no cards this post but have some stuff that I need to get scanned so I can get some posts done that are way over due.