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ANOTHER ‘1’ IS R.A. MARKABLE

"Over his past seven starts, here’s his line: 54 2/3 innings, 0.66 E.R.A., six walks, 71 strikeouts. That line is comparable to the most monumental pitching seasons of all time." (via Howard Megdal at Capital New York)

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ANOTHER ‘1’ IS R.A. MARKABLE

"Over his past seven starts, here’s his line: 54 2/3 innings, 0.66 E.R.A., six walks, 71 strikeouts. That line is comparable to the most monumental pitching seasons of all time." (via Howard Megdal at Capital New York)

Mike Pelfrey hurts his elbow, putting the Mets rotation and his future in doubt

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Mets fans, meet your new best friend: Noreen Harrington, once the star witness in a Spitzer crusade, who tried to warn the Wilpons about Madoff.

Mets fans, meet your new best friend: Noreen Harrington, once the star witness in a Spitzer crusade, who tried to warn the Wilpons about Madoff.

Our sports writer Howard Megdal just released a must-read Kindle book for any Mets fan: Wilpon’s Folly: The Story of a Man, His Fortune, and the New York Times. It’s an edited compilation of the articles he has been writing for us about Fred Wilpon’s involvement with Bernie  Madoff. You can read more of Howard’s articles on his Capital New York writer page.

Our sports writer Howard Megdal just released a must-read Kindle book for any Mets fan: Wilpon’s Folly: The Story of a Man, His Fortune, and the New York Times. It’s an edited compilation of the articles he has been writing for us about Fred Wilpon’s involvement with Bernie Madoff. You can read more of Howard’s articles on his Capital New York writer page.

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Jose Reyes ALL Smiles by Michael G. Baron on Flickr.

Howard Megdal on Jose Reyes:

As hard as it may be to believe of any team that plays in a market as  big as New York, the Mets are no longer in the Marlins’ league when it  comes to being able to afford players like Reyes. Their ownership group,  led by Fred Wilpon, is too busy just trying to hang on the team, as it  grapples with the after-effects of its deep financial involvement with  Bernie Madoff.
The fact that Reyes left this way—rather than, say,  after having been made an insanely lucrative offer he couldn’t refuse  from the Yankees or the Red Sox—is particularly sad.

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Jose Reyes ALL Smiles by Michael G. Baron on Flickr.

Howard Megdal on Jose Reyes:

As hard as it may be to believe of any team that plays in a market as big as New York, the Mets are no longer in the Marlins’ league when it comes to being able to afford players like Reyes. Their ownership group, led by Fred Wilpon, is too busy just trying to hang on the team, as it grapples with the after-effects of its deep financial involvement with Bernie Madoff.

The fact that Reyes left this way—rather than, say, after having been made an insanely lucrative offer he couldn’t refuse from the Yankees or the Red Sox—is particularly sad.

The future just happened: Jose Reyes and the season the Mets have been waiting for

“I want to be here,” Reyes said into the beat guys’ outstretched recorders. “Of course, we don’t know what’s going to happen.”
But  Reyes, whose default aspect is an almost implausible cheeriness,  delivered his statement the way a dying patient resolutely vows to fight  on.

The future just happened: Jose Reyes and the season the Mets have been waiting for

“I want to be here,” Reyes said into the beat guys’ outstretched recorders. “Of course, we don’t know what’s going to happen.”

But Reyes, whose default aspect is an almost implausible cheeriness, delivered his statement the way a dying patient resolutely vows to fight on.

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Mets general manager Sandy Alderson discusses the specifics of the Carlos Beltran trade to the San Francisco Giants. - SNYtv

For much more on Sandy Alderson’s conference call head over to Metsblog 

You can also read Howard Megdal on what the trade means for the Mets’ future over at Capital New York.

Introducing David Einhorn, future ex-minority owner of the New York Mets

The spin from the Mets organization will obviously be that Einhorn’s  investment will make the Mets financially whole again, and Einhorn’s  decision to invest now, even with things looking as bleak as they do, is  an endorsement of the Wilpon ownership group.
Even without the  full details of the transaction, it is still possible to understand that  this investment doesn’t constitute a show support for the current  owners, and won’t ultimately get them out of the trouble they’re in.

Introducing David Einhorn, future ex-minority owner of the New York Mets

The spin from the Mets organization will obviously be that Einhorn’s investment will make the Mets financially whole again, and Einhorn’s decision to invest now, even with things looking as bleak as they do, is an endorsement of the Wilpon ownership group.

Even without the full details of the transaction, it is still possible to understand that this investment doesn’t constitute a show support for the current owners, and won’t ultimately get them out of the trouble they’re in.

After all, the statements aren’t even accurate.

Mike Pelfrey has come to embody everything the Mets fans have felt about their team over the last six years. (Unfortunately for him.)

Mike Pelfrey has come to embody everything the Mets fans have felt about their team over the last six years. (Unfortunately for him.)

Before, the Wilpons looked like dupes; now they look like liars

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