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Its a bit early to be crowing.  Of course, by the time it matters, there may be nothing to crow about.

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2 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

Its a bit early to be crowing.  Of course, by the time it matters, there may be nothing to crow about.

No kidding. Pirates are 7-2. May be the high water mark of the season…

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1 hour ago, DaveP043 said:

Its a bit early to be crowing.  Of course, by the time it matters, there may be nothing to crow about.

You're right. The Mets will probably have it wrapped up in a couple months. 

26 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

The Tigers are 4 - 4 but the season is early.   They are only predicted to win 60 so there is a lot of losses headed their way.

I kinda feel bad for Cabrera. His probably going to finish out his career on rebuilding teams. 

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The Mets need Harvey to finally start getting his act together. He has the ability to be almost as good as deGrom and Syndegardd, who are both terrific. He can't continue to be a 5 inning, 4 earned run guy in the 3 spot. Matz (lefty) and Vargas need to contribute also, but if the Mets are going to do more then contend for a wild card, Harvey has to step up. Excellent start though with the lineup looking good, bullpen has been great, and it looks like Callaway and Eiland were great picks to manage the team and work with the pitching staff. The sweep was great, but the Nats are tough, and we caught a break getting them when Murphy is out. He beats us single handedly when we face him.

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2 hours ago, Groucho Valentine said:

You're right. The Mets will probably have it wrapped up in a couple months. 

I almost agree.  I think you'll have no real reason to watch the Mets in a couple of months.

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2 hours ago, GrandStranded said:

The Mets need Harvey to finally start getting his act together. He has the ability to be almost as good as deGrom and Syndegardd, who are both terrific. He can't continue to be a 5 inning, 4 earned run guy in the 3 spot. Matz (lefty) and Vargas need to contribute also, but if the Mets are going to do more then contend for a wild card, Harvey has to step up. Excellent start though with the lineup looking good, bullpen has been great, and it looks like Callaway and Eiland were great picks to manage the team and work with the pitching staff. The sweep was great, but the Nats are tough, and we caught a break getting them when Murphy is out. He beats us single handedly when we face him.

Harvey was pretty mediocre yesterday, but he looked really good in spring training and his first start of the season. He's has gotten some velocity back, and he's spotting his off speed like he used to. If he stays healthy, i think he'll win 12-15 games. I think Swarzak comes back in a few days and that should help deepen the pen. 

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2 minutes ago, Groucho Valentine said:

Harvey was pretty mediocre yesterday, but he looked really good in spring training and his first start of the season. He's has gotten some velocity back, and he's spotting his off speed like he used to. If he stays healthy, i think he'll win 12-15 games. I think Swarzak comes back in a few days and that should help deepen the pen. 

I'd take 12-15 in a second with Harvey. How good was it to see the kid we got for Granderson close it out last night?

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13 minutes ago, Groucho Valentine said:

Is there any reason to not believe the Mets wont win the World Series? Gentlemen, i dont think this train can be checked. 

Lets review....2016

World Series....NO

Playoffs......NO

Based on the consistency of the results as compared to the prognostications, I'd say there's virtually no chance that the Mets make the World Series.  Even so, a stopped clock is right twice a day, so I suppose there's a chance.

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8 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

Lets review....2016

World Series....NO

Playoffs......NO

Based on the consistency of the results as compared to the prognostications, I'd say there's virtually no chance that the Mets make the World Series.  Even so, a stopped clock is right twice a day, so I suppose there's a chance.

The always correct 538 says differently. I think what we can count on is another Nats late season collapse to grease the wheels of Mets glory! Get off the tracks, Dave. That train wont stop for you. 

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Travis d'Arnaud out for rest of the season with Tommy John. 

All apart of the plan. He's taking one for the team from the gods so it doesnt happen to a pitcher. What a hero. What sacrifice. 

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10 minutes ago, Groucho Valentine said:

Travis d'Arnaud out for rest of the season with Tommy John. 

All apart of the plan. He's taking one for the team from the gods so it doesnt happen to a pitcher. What a hero. What sacrifice. 

Now we just need Plawecki to hold the fort until Oakland starts selling in late summer. Then we can get LuCroy, like we should've last year...

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20 minutes ago, GrandStranded said:

Now we just need Plawecki to hold the fort until Oakland starts selling in late summer. Then we can get LuCroy, like we should've last year...

Its been bothering me that theres been no real backup plan at 1B or C for years. I dont remember LuCroy being apart of the plans, but he would look good in a Mets uni. 

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3 hours ago, Groucho Valentine said:

Its been bothering me that theres been no real backup plan at 1B or C for years. I dont remember LuCroy being apart of the plans, but he would look good in a Mets uni. 

He was offered in a trade when he was with the Brewers(?) and then we didn't bid enough (shocker!) when he was a free agent. Both times the Mets wanted to stick with d'Arnoud. First base is a crap shoot, hoping Gonzalez stays healthy. Bruce can play there, but Dominic Smith doesn't look like the answer. Hey, we both know it's all about the pitching staying healthy anyway. It is nice to see the cushion we've already got against the Nats tho. Reverse of last year...

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On 4/9/2018 at 10:49 AM, dennyjones said:

The Tigers are 4 - 4 but the season is early.   They are only predicted to win 60 so there is a lot of losses headed their way.

You never know. I might only be able to name a third of the roster, but I actually prefer the rebuilding years of a franchise over a team full of underachieving superstars.

I always liked Gardenhire when he coached Minnesota. Based on the few games I've watched this year, he seems to be a bit more aggressive on the base paths than was Ausmus (who I never cared for as a manager). Maybe that comes with more youth and better speed on roster.

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On 4/9/2018 at 9:06 AM, Groucho Valentine said:

Hey @DaveP043 your porch is looking a little dusty.. looks like you need a 

 

On 4/9/2018 at 10:10 AM, DaveP043 said:

Its a bit early to be crowing.  Of course, by the time it matters, there may be nothing to crow about.

 

On 4/9/2018 at 11:16 AM, Groucho Valentine said:

You're right. The Mets will probably have it wrapped up in a couple months. 

 

On 4/9/2018 at 1:29 PM, DaveP043 said:

I almost agree.  I think you'll have no real reason to watch the Mets in a couple of months.

 

On 4/13/2018 at 12:40 PM, Groucho Valentine said:

Is there any reason to not believe the Mets wont win the World Series? Gentlemen, i dont think this train can be checked. 

Well, almost to the 1/3 point of the season.  The Nationals have edged their way to first in the NL East, still without Eaton and Murphy.  The Mets are once again riddled with injuries, 3-7 in their last 10 games, and soaring like a rock.  Oops, I meant plummeting.  Still, more than 100 games to go, who knows how things will look in September.

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