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@  brian stark : (23 Jan 2017 - 22:32)

The team results are outstanding. The way they go about it? Dreadful. Belichek is a great coach, but do you have to be a douchebag? That's a choice. Same thing goes for Popovich, great coach, but a huge douchebag. Brady is a great QB, no doubt, but again, a jerk (IMO). The Pats do everything they can to get every edge they can. I'm not opposed to that per se, but when you are caught, don't get on your high horse and try to get away with it. That's all.

@  Canada Mets Fan : (23 Jan 2017 - 20:37)

I'm not a Pats fan but you gotta appreciate what Brady and Belichik have accomplished. 7 SBs in 16 seasons?? That's just ridiculous. And since Goodell's foolishness about football psi, the Pats are 30-7. You can't argue with results.

@  Saxon : (23 Jan 2017 - 17:10)

as were the Braves...the Yanks were more like the IRS

@  METS FANG : (23 Jan 2017 - 16:58)

but cowboys are the "america's team" of football

@  METS FANG : (23 Jan 2017 - 16:58)

I'm a jets fan, so don't think I'm speaking from a place of bias

@  Saxon : (23 Jan 2017 - 16:47)

disagree...Cowboys are closer to the Dodgers or even the Braves...

@  METS FANG : (23 Jan 2017 - 16:34)

cowboys are the yankees of football in my opinion

@  Saxon : (23 Jan 2017 - 16:33)

I find rooting for the Giants to be like rooting for the Yanks...and the Jets don't even qualify as a professional sports franchise

@  yogib8 : (23 Jan 2017 - 14:08)


@  thomasam : (23 Jan 2017 - 13:54)

The two Giants superbowl wins are some of the sweetest moments ever as a fan

@  thomasam : (23 Jan 2017 - 13:26)

If you're not a New England fan you hate them, it's that simple

@  Saxon : (23 Jan 2017 - 12:10)

Tom Brady and Bill Bellichech are the NFL gods...they make the Steelers of the 70's look like amateurs that took advantage of their steroids to win

@  brian stark : (23 Jan 2017 - 11:42)

God #@%^ I hate Tom F%#&ing Brady...

@  brian stark : (20 Jan 2017 - 11:59)

Posada could not carry Mike jockstrap offensively.

@  Saxon : (19 Jan 2017 - 22:39)


@  Saxon : (19 Jan 2017 - 22:37)

well at least you should take joy in the fact that the switch hitting version of Piazza can't get voted in to the HOF anymore...not even his yankee pedigree got him elected

@  brian stark : (19 Jan 2017 - 17:43)

Saxon, I'm not saying that Mike was a great defensive player. I will say, though that he was not as bad as he was made out to be. He was good at framing pitches, blocked the plate superbly, and in general was not a clod out there. His throwing was not good. It was bad. But he wasn't an oaf out there, either. The difference is that his offensive production was SO much better than every other catcher, both in his time and historically, that making him wait was asinine. This isn't meant as an indictment of IRod, I have no problem with him geting in. My beef is that Mike had to wait.

@  Drucifer : (19 Jan 2017 - 15:39)

Here we are in mid January and I have already had to deal with a year worth of incompetence between a doc assistant & Express Scripts.

@  Saxon : (19 Jan 2017 - 11:40)

regardless of what Mets fans believe, he was not in the same class as Johnny Bench, Yogi Berra or Gary Carter...

@  Saxon : (19 Jan 2017 - 11:36)

well, IRod was a better all around player than Piazza (who was basically a NL DH trapped in a catcher's outfit)

@  brian stark : (19 Jan 2017 - 11:06)

I think it was, and it's overdue. IRod gets in first ballot and it took Mike several years? Not right.

@  METS FANG : (19 Jan 2017 - 10:07)

Was this the first year of the open ballot showing who each writer voted for?

@  Drucifer : (18 Jan 2017 - 19:23)

Both Bonds & Clements are 'creeping' up!

@  Saxon : (18 Jan 2017 - 19:21)

nice on Raines getting in...Bagwell taking that long to get in helps to show why Piazza was reluctant to play first base...Bagwell was a more proficient slugger, but almost got HOF-blocked because he was a first baseman

@  brian stark : (18 Jan 2017 - 18:13)

Started a HOF thread in the MLB forum.

@  brian stark : (18 Jan 2017 - 18:06)

Bagwell, Raines, and IRod in the Hall.

@  thomasam : (17 Jan 2017 - 14:20)

As far as hot/cold streaks go, I always think they seem worse for your own team because you're really paying attention

@  thomasam : (17 Jan 2017 - 14:19)

Yes, happy birthday!

@  Canada Mets Fan : (17 Jan 2017 - 08:41)

Happy Birthday Dru!!

@  Drucifer : (16 Jan 2017 - 22:48)

It is official - I'm now 70 and one minute

@  Drucifer : (15 Jan 2017 - 19:43)

So far, this has been a very boring off-season. Not just for the :Mets:, but for all of baseball!

@  brian stark : (14 Jan 2017 - 09:54)

I'm no huge Duda fan, but 7.5 is not a terribly large amount of money.

@  Canada Mets Fan : (14 Jan 2017 - 08:37)

I guess the proliferation of Duda talk is a product of the lack of other activity. Gotta talk about something.

@  West Coast M... : (13 Jan 2017 - 18:54)

We have had all this discussions going on about Duda. Fun note; Duda was spotted in the village of my hometown (Claremont, CA) on Saturday morning with his son wearing a Mets dri-fit jersey.

@  Canada Mets Fan : (13 Jan 2017 - 18:18)

Just took a closer look at Dude's numbers and I was very surprised to see that his slash line was so good. While I'm still not totally sold, for the price and his historic production, we could do a lot worse. I'd still prefer more consistency.

@  brian stark : (13 Jan 2017 - 15:59)

Familia, Edgin, dA and Reed too, if you scroll down on that link.

@  brian stark : (13 Jan 2017 - 15:55)

Arbitration avoided with dG. Link posted in Arb thread.

@  brian stark : (13 Jan 2017 - 15:41)

I personally think that Flores/Wright/Walker/Conforto could have held down the position and the Duda money spent elsewhere, but that's just me. 7.5 does not break the bank, or at least it shouldn't.

@  brian stark : (13 Jan 2017 - 15:40)

Dom is the 1B of the future, Duda is simply a place setter. .302/.367 at AA as a 20 year old with a decent K/W ratio and good defense? Yeah, I'll take that.

@  METS FANG : (13 Jan 2017 - 15:27)

that being said, the question of who would you have to replace him is the question thomas asked, and a fair one I believe

@  METS FANG : (13 Jan 2017 - 15:26)

I think there is a talent gap between Duda and Smith, so handing the reigns over means we have a more talented infield

@  METS FANG : (13 Jan 2017 - 15:26)

i agree, but for a different reason

@  West Coast M... : (13 Jan 2017 - 15:22)

I don't think Dud'a cold snaps are over blown. I personally am looking forward to when we cut ties with Duda and hand over the reins to Smith.

@  thomasam : (13 Jan 2017 - 11:42)

Plus I think generally the hot/cold thing is overblown. Most players have significant hot and cold streaks. We just see our own up close.

@  thomasam : (13 Jan 2017 - 11:41)

There just aren't that many good options. Paul Goldschmidt isn't walking through that door.

@  thomasam : (13 Jan 2017 - 11:41)

That's the issue in my mind

@  METS FANG : (13 Jan 2017 - 10:08)

Short of paying 18-20M for a player, who are you getting that has a greater potential than Duda?

@  METS FANG : (13 Jan 2017 - 10:07)

7.5M is cheap enough in baseball terms to be considered low risk.

@  Canada Mets Fan : (13 Jan 2017 - 08:29)

Not a big Duda fan, I agree with WCMF. He has never shown that he can be counted on as a consistent offensive force over the course of a full season.

@  West Coast M... : (12 Jan 2017 - 22:37)

Problem is he is usually locked out more than he is locked in. He is either on fire or cold as ice, nothing in between. The cold spells can linger longer than they should.

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