Mets-ka-bobble

Thursday, March 26, 2009

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Mishkabobble has become Metskabobble. You can make believe you don't see it or even think you'll never have to come to terms with it but it's there. Oh, it's there.

The Mets have holes. We just have to hope they have less holes than the other teams in the NL East. The season is only 11 days away and we are not prepared. (Thanks WBC). Yesterday, Oliver Perez was shakier than that old man down the block suffering from arthritis. John Maine seems to be fighting more Devils than Sean Avery. And even our number two man, Mike Pelfrey, got hit on more times yesterday than Brad Pitt in his prime. As you can see, the holes are quite large.

A frantic Mets fan blogs in:

"I am a frantic Met fan! And I am blogging in! Eli, do you see the possible beginning of the end for the Metropolitans!? I will venture to say that David Wright will not turn out to be like Shaq and complain that 'my big toe hurts' the entire season but what I will say is that at some point this season - Nick Evans will be called upon to take over Ryan Church (who will turn into John Olerud and have to wear a helmet on his head, in fear of concussion number 4. If all goes well, Church will hit like Olerud too). And when Evans does become an every day player - he will hit the ball as far as his eyelashes (are those extensions?). It's too bad that Evans might start the season at AAA Buffalo, in order to keep his bat sharp, but he should be ready for when Ryan starts to see stars again. No knock on Church but after his torrid start of the season last year - he just hasn't been the same. Someone has to knock it into his head (not too hard though) that he can be an ABOVE AVERAGE right fielder. I pray, Eli, I pray."




So this man is worried about Church (no pun on the pray). To be honest, I would love to have a super-star in right field (Vladimir Guerrero anyone?) instead of Church. Yes, I am spoiled but I'm honest. We'd have the young kid, Beltran and a super-star. Why am I teasing myself? Okay, moving on with the holes.

So far we have some rough spots in our starting rotation and a concussion waiting to happen in the outfield. But let's also discuss our left-handed reliever or lack thereof. Pedro Feliciano is the only lefty in our bullpen. It doesn't take someone with Dan Warthen's prescription to see that last year Pedro was more like a Aaron Heilman. He just didn't produce. I was so upset when the Mets didn't sign an Arthur Rhodes (lefty) for small money. Omar, wake up and smell the coffee beans...which are from the Dominican Republic so you'd probably like 'em.

Citi never sleeps but it's General Manager obviously does.

I'm not saying Omar should be fired but Evan Robert's hairy brother thinks so. Apparently, lonesomeness runs in the family.



Starting Rotation? A Hole.
Church? Holy.
Feliciano? E Agujero. ("A Hole" in Spanish)

I don't mean to be pessimistic. I think I'm just being realistic. Oli and Maine have to put it together. Church has to keep it together. And Feliciano has to hope he's together with this team come the trading deadline.

We're in a recession. We all know that. Now more than ever we need to find reasons why we should INVEST our time into this team and PAY attention to every game they play. Let's hope they fix these holes, as opposed to digging themselves a larger one, and hopefully, we won't fall into another hole come "Fall-Time".

Bring on the Reds, baby!

(Oh, and just for good measure. Check out this relic. A guy from 1982 took his "home video player" to film Opening Day in Shea '82. Who knew that electricity was around in those days? Gotta love the guys voice, lol).

97 comments:

Skeptic Al said...

Good stuff...

Evan Robert's hairy brother is almost as boring as Barack Obama in prime time. Almost.

Eli From Brooklyn said...

I think Evan's other brother is the driver in the car from 1982. Lol. What's with the Redhead Mets fans and their urge to video themselves? Weeeird.

wario said...

Eli how did you get video of Al driving?? Was it one of those hidden camera prank shows?

Great stuff once again, where did you pickup this frantic guy? He worries too much, he might get an ulcer.... seriously everyone needs to relax, everything will be ok…
REMEMBER ARRON HEILMAN IS NOT HERE!!!
That’s all that counts!

haraz31 said...

Good stuff

Unfortunatley all us mets fans are pushing the red panic button although the season hasnt started yet. lets hope omar got it right this time or else manual might get fired.

wario said...

that red head is the red panic button!!! tell him to relax please

Skeptic Al said...

Sometimes great people and great actions can only be seen through the lens of a rear view mirror.

- Skeptic Al

wario said...
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Eli From Brooklyn said...

Al, are you admitting that that guy from 1982 is you? LOL - I LOVE THAT GUY! U sure it's you?

Haraz, I agree. Let's hope.

Wario, We have more Heilmans to dispose of.

wario said...

Eli are you reffering to the arron heilman of this blog?? aka AL?

Eli From Brooklyn said...

I happen to be a huge fan of Al. He makes me laugh, he's an American icon, he even knows how to make "being a bum" cool again.

Al Bundy, that is.

Skeptic Al said...

Yes I am. But I was reffering to you as well. Think about it.

Eli From Brooklyn said...

You mean things in the past only become clear later on to the people who were not brilliant enough to understand them while they were happening. I got it. I got it.

Don't forget to post your video from the first day in Citi Field. I'm waiting for that one.

wario said...

lol, lol, lol

ya al, whose riding shotgun with you this time??

haraz31 said...

You guys just watch Heilman will be phenomanal this year the mets should have made a starter a few years ago

wario said...

ok rick peterson thanks

Eli From Brooklyn said...

Lol, I think it's hysterical that we found Al's old video. Lol. Im dying here.

Haraz, I wouldn't be TOTALLY surprised if that happened. He did have good stuff at one point and a scene change could do some people good. I think Aaron fits that bill (as did Heathe Bell in San Diego. A.K.A. - Their closer now. Our X Long Man.).

haraz31 said...

Peterson is the Jack @$$ that never let him start

wario said...

wow i never met a fan of his before!!!
where do people of your kind come from??

Eli From Brooklyn said...

Wario, I'd have wanted to see Heilman start last year. OR at least at the end of it. Don't you think we'd have a better chance to catch up if he gives up 8 runs in the first inning as opposed to giving them in the 8th inning? Think about it. Lol.

But on a serious note, I'd love to have seen him be a starter. Cuz as the lotto says "Hey, ya never know..."

wario said...

lets do the math.... 1x8x6=48... now you tell me, do you still wanna see him?

Eli From Brooklyn said...

Explain the math. I'm lost.

wario said...

1 inning, 8 runs,... for 6 ininngs

Eli From Brooklyn said...

Gotchya. I'd want to see that. Imagine it. Warthen doesn't pull him and makes him suffer thru the 9 hour and 56 minute game. Lol, now that I'd pay big bucks to see!

haraz31 said...

Wario you make it like Peterson was a freakin genius he gave up Kazmir for Zambrano
GOOD TRADE FOR THE RAYS

wario said...

Haraz, obviously you didn’t get the sarcasm… I was calling YOU rick Peterson for wanting to go with heilman…

haraz31 said...

I RESENT THAT TAKE IT BACK

haraz31 said...

NOW! TAKE IT BACK!!!

Eli From Brooklyn said...

Wario...He asked u to take it back.

wario said...

back

wario said...

ok sorry, but your lucky i didnt call you heilman.. we still friends??

DOVY said...

as much as i agree a bit lets not forget how j maine pitched in spring training last year and he fared on the season it makes me freak out less about how our pitching has looked.

wario said...

?

Eli From Brooklyn said...

Haraz is probably sobbing in a stall after what u said to him, Wario. If he was Peterson he'd be taking stats after every post (lol).

Dovy, so are u freaking or not? I'm more than 50 percent not okay with the situation.

Eli From Brooklyn said...

You guys heard that the Rays sent D. Price to AAA?

wario said...

haraz i apologize, it was only out of frustration… cuz as you might already know I hate hellman.

Eli From Brooklyn said...

Do you think that Haraz posts only while wearing his jacket? LOLOLOL

DOVY said...

i am alittle ollie makes me nausis as all hek and maine forgot how to pitch but i still got johan fever, love pelf, and think livan will be better then any other 5th starter out there hes got a great arm, and dont forget bout he bully pen.

Eli From Brooklyn said...

The Dovy Translator:

"I am freaking out a little. Oliver makes me nauseous (a heck of a lot!) and John Maine forgot how to pitch. But I still got Johan-fever, I love Mike Pelfrey, and think Livan Hernandez will be better then any other 5th starter out there. He's got a great arm, and don't forget about our solid bullpen."

The contents in this post have been translated to the best of my Brooklyn ability. Any mistakes, errors, or typos are forgiven by Dovy and Associates.

DOVY said...

hey come on im stting by my desk in the office so i type very fast and hope all the ppls understand i think they get the jist - our offense looks real solid though.

Eli From Brooklyn said...

Agreed. I want Murphy in the 2 hole over Luis. You too?

DOVY said...

um yeah but i dont like lc in the 8 hole i dont think he will do any good there.

haraz31 said...

sorry i was working a little
Apology Accepted

wario said...

im back... i guess all our bosses have left our office now... lol

wario said...

eli..lol you funny

haraz you are the man

dovy.. are you on crack at the office??

DOVY said...

wario are you?

wario said...

its what gets me through the day!

DOVY said...

good for you i am not

wario said...

im just playin with you... it took me awhile to figure out what you wrote... but good points!!

DOVY said...

o i no dat, um yeah im not that gr8 a typer but im sure u all get the jist no?

DOVY said...

Maine just gave up 2 runs in 1st inning this is really no good

wario said...

i agree... but in a couple of weeks he'll be fine.... he is a head case and needs to get back into it after sugery

Eli From Brooklyn said...

The Holes are growing...

wario said...

you listening or watching?

Eli From Brooklyn said...

I don't like Castillo. He better make me change my mind. Who do you think is more of a headcase... Maine or Perez? (and lol to bosses, Wario).

DOVY said...

the holes are growing i really dont see how much better hes gonna get he looks done man worst then a 5 starter

Eli From Brooklyn said...

Its not on TV or on the Radio. He's prob game'daying it.

Eli From Brooklyn said...

How r u watching it, Dovy?!?

DOVY said...

firstly i am signed up for mlb. com but no im not watching wen season starts my boss and i watch the day games on comp

Eli From Brooklyn said...

so u r watching it where exactly??

wario said...

Maine in some ways is like steve tracsel, he is all about routine... once that gets set he will be good

perez is also about routine, but his routine is every other yr , not 5 days...

wario said...

so when taht wednesday day game rolls around.. your office shuts down?? CAN I WORK THERE???


PLLLEASE

DOVY said...

no im not cant skip work for spring training but wen reg season starts and there are day games u bet ill bee watching. r u ? mets just got run
i agree with wario on ollie so what yr is this

wario said...

IM THINKING BAD YR .. sorry to inform you

Eli From Brooklyn said...

Me too. Hopefully his second half will be better than his first half. He tricked the Mets into giving him a 3 year deal. Scott Boras does it again.

Maine is like Steve Trachsel? Hmm, seems like Steve never actually got into his routine.

Skeptic Al said...
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Eli From Brooklyn said...

Al, hopefully you don't remove your 80's clothing as much as you do your posts.

wario said...

al does it for the counter on top!!

Eli From Brooklyn said...

You think he posts just to make his ticker (my ad revenue) go up?

wario said...

lol thats what im sayin

Eli From Brooklyn said...

It very well could be. Working on a blog now. MMM.

haraz31 said...

Wario he is trying to out do all your posts

DOVY said...

so im not watching the game folks

wario said...

haraz, we both know that is im possible

wario said...

dovy we need game updates pls

DOVY said...

so maine has settled down:
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Maine 4.0 4 2 1 3 3 0 8.47

Eli From Brooklyn said...

Wario is a good friend. We fought in 'Nam together. Practically carried me to safety. He has a blogging in type of style. mmmm

Eli From Brooklyn said...

2 runs in 6 innings and I'd be okay... They took him out of the game, Dovy?

Eli From Brooklyn said...

If I was a Marlins fan and the GM traded away a big player then I'd say "Give me back that fillet Fish...give me that Fish".... I LOVE THAT SONG! lol

Eli From Brooklyn said...

Did I just post 3 in a row? Make it 4. ouch.

wario said...

he is good to go... good job dovy...

eli you dont ahve to thank me for that, i told you... i had to save you so you can later save me from doing work!!

we are even

DOVY said...

im not sure whats goin on but its not 6 innings yet will advise shortly ppl

Eli From Brooklyn said...

WORD!

People have told me that "oh the comments are up to 100 becuz u and Wario talk on the blog..." - well WHERE IS EVERYONE ELSE, right?

How's work going?

Eli From Brooklyn said...

Thanks Dovy. You are the blog's 20/20 guy!

DOVY said...

yes jerry wrecko

wario said...

eli, plz.. we are not up to 100 yet, dont jinks it....

Eli From Brooklyn said...

No. You are Dovi Houstler.

wario said...

good call....

DOVY said...

o yeah he mr. met now you get a free of chage an update the WHOLE THING with Dovy Wrecko

DOVY said...

NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Maine 5.0 6 3 1 3 5 0 8.00

Some errors by the mets but only 1 earned run

Eli From Brooklyn said...

Errors? There is no room for errors. We got the whole lineup in there except Wright. Valentin is playing. mmm, i like that guy. reminds me of 2006. and lol to the post at 2:39

DOVY said...

yeah valentin (ur guy) and holy church. you know it steve somers the absolute bomb

Eli From Brooklyn said...

Word to that!

DOVY said...

yeah and i not on list haw dare you

DOVY said...

3-2

Eli From Brooklyn said...

You're on my list of people I tell when I am on hold with Steve Somers. Fear not!

New blog coming tonight... TTYL

Skeptic Al said...

Eli I agree with you.

Oliver Perez is getting me sick. Thirty Six million for a 4.33 ERA and he shows up fat to camp. In my days ( the 80's ) we'd put him on a bus and send him down to the minors.

Not promote him!

Eli From Brooklyn said...

He claims he is in shape... I believe Dan Warthen. Boras needs a beating from that plastic bat guy.