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Old 07-10-2012, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Dillion Gee is hospitalized with numbness in his fingers. I hope he is ok.


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Tony, just out of curiosity, did you see the Mets 50th Anniversary All-Timers show on SNY? Just wondering what you thought of it.
Yes I did. It was really nice. What did you think of it?
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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^ There were going to be two selections I knew I was going to have a hard time accepting even before I tuned in...

One was the choice of Darryl Strawberry as the Mets' all-time greatest right fielder. A .240 hitter who hit most of his home runs in situations when they didn't matter, who played the laziest outfield you ever saw, and was a clueless baserunner. The best right fielder we ever had, over Rusty Staub? Someone in the production room was taking serious amounts of hard drugs.

And the other was Davey Johnson as the Mets' greatest manager. Sorry; no dice. Johnson presided over a period of prosperity. Anyone would've racked up a winning record with the teams he managed. The best manager the Mets ever had was Gil Hodges. (And the best manager we've had in the 40 years since he died has been Terry Collins!)

Other than that, I enjoyed the show quite a bit.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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^ There were going to be two selections I knew I was going to have a hard time accepting even before I tuned in...

One was the choice of Darryl Strawberry as the Mets' all-time greatest right fielder. A .240 hitter who hit most of his home runs in situations when they didn't matter, who played the laziest outfield you ever saw, and was a clueless baserunner. The best right fielder we ever had, over Rusty Staub? Someone in the production room was taking serious amounts of hard drugs.

And the other was Davey Johnson as the Mets' greatest manager. Sorry; no dice. Johnson presided over a period of prosperity. Anyone would've racked up a winning record with the teams he managed. The best manager the Mets ever had was Gil Hodges. (And the best manager we've had in the 40 years since he died has been Terry Collins!)

Other than that, I enjoyed the show quite a bit.
I'd go Hodges, Valentine, Collins, Berra, than Johnson.

Velentine took a team to the WS which had an at best D+ offensive outfield.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:59 PM
 
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I'd go Hodges, Valentine, Collins, Berra, than Johnson.

Velentine took a team to the WS which had an at best D+ offensive outfield.
That outfield really sucked lol. The infield was the best.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:12 AM
 
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Gee's injury is more serious than 1st thought. He might be out for a while. Now where do the Mets go from here? Bring up a starter or trade for one
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:14 AM
 
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Gee's injury is more serious than 1st thought. He might be out for a while. Now where do the Mets go from here? Bring up a starter or trade for one
Lots of decent starters available.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Gee's spot is one they should have been looking to upgrade anyway if they think they can contend.

Most importantly though, let's hope he recovers to lead a healthy life.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:38 PM
 
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Most importantly though, let's hope he recovers to lead a healthy life.
Absolutely. Right now, I'm less concerned with who will pitch. This is a scary situation.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:27 AM
 
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Time for the 2nd half. Tough games ahead. Lets go Mets. =)
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:51 AM
 
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Time for the 2nd half. Tough games ahead. Lets go Mets. =)

Not been. Good start, need at least 2 wins out of the Nationals series to get things going in my opinion
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