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Did Flores become the one to finally run Murph out of town?

I got pretty cocky the other night when Flores was traded and added his name to the long list of those who were going to render Murph useless
 However, and it’s early here, did Flores run Murph out of town with that soap opera?
 I was just telling Mrs MP about the home run and she asked if they would still trade him. As I explained what positions he plays I realized what might happen.
 Is Flores the Opening Day 2B? He can also play third should you find yourself needing such a thing.
 Will Murph finally find his destiny with the North Mets (of Toronto)?
 Uh oh!
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Mets selling SRO for the Saturday Yankees game

Personally I think the Subway Series brings out the worst in both fanbases and you are crazy to buy standing room. And I don’t think Citi holds a crowd well.
 But I’m a curmudgeon so feel free to stand 15 rows deep 500 feet from home with your pals.
 On the other hand it’s nice to see a Saturday day game for once. I thought those don’t draw?
 Limited Tickets Remain As Game Nearing Sellout
 FLUSHING, N.Y., August 1, 2015 – With limited ticket inventory available for the Mets’ Saturday, September 19 game vs. the Yankees (1:05 p.m. start), the team has placed Standing Room Only (SRO) tickets on sale at and by phone at (718) 507-TIXX.
 The final Subway Series matchup of the 2015 regular season vs. the Yankees takes place Friday, September 18 – Sunday, September 20 at Citi Field. Fans are encouraged to get their tickets for the Subway Series and all remaining home games in the second half of the season at
 Second half highlights at Citi Field include:
 August 14-16 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates – A weekend matchup against a tough NL Central division opponent which will feature Free Shirt Friday (August 14) presented by Premio Real Italian Sausage for all fans in attendance, a NE-YO post-game concert presented by Pepsi on Super Saturday (August 15), and Family Sunday (August 16) is a Travis d’Arnaud Magnetic Card presented by Gulf for the first 15,000 fans in attendance.
 August 28-30 vs. Boston Red Sox – The Red Sox make their first regular season appearance at Citi Field. Friday (August 28) is Free Shirt Friday presented by Pepsi for all fans, Super Saturday (August 29) is a 1986 World Championship Bobblehead giveaway for the first 15,000 fans in attendance courtesy of Verizon, and Family Sunday (August 30) is a Toy Truck giveaway courtesy of W.B. Mason for the first 15,000 fans in attendance.
 September 18-20 vs. New York Yankees – The continuation of the Subway Series takes place at Citi Field. Friday (September 18) is Free Shirt Friday presented by Affinity Health Plan for all fans in attendance, Super Saturday (September 19) is a Thundersticks giveaway courtesy of McDonald’s for all fans, and Family Sunday (September 20) is a Matt Harvey Fathead presented by Majestic for the first 15,000 fans in attendance.
 October 2-4 vs. Washington Nationals – The final series of the 2015 regular season will be versus our NL East rival Washington Nationals as both battle for the post-season. Friday (October 2) is Free Shirt Friday presented by AvoDerm and Nylabone for all fans in attendance, Super Saturday (October 3) is Fleece Blanket giveaway for the first 15,000 fans in attendance, and Family Sunday (October 4) is a 2016 Magnetic Schedule for all fans in attendance
 And I think there was more but I accidentally deleted it. Sitting outside in the sun blogging.

Mets lineup Survivor for August 1

I would have to come out of the sun to add a picture of Jeff Probst so use your imagination.
 Granderson and Murph survive. Some new guy bats 3rd. Still no Carlos Gomez.
 Saturday, August 1
 vs. Washington
 Curtis Granderson – CF
 Daniel Murphy – 3B
 Yoenis Cespedes – LF
 Lucas Duda – 1B
 Wilmer Flores – 2B
 Kelly Johnson – RF
 Travis d’Arnaud – C
 Jacob deGrom – RHP
 Ruben Tejada – SS

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Link: Hollywood Ending Leaves Wilmer Flores in a New York State of Mind – WSJ

You don't bring me Flores...

You don’t bring me Flores…

On twitter (@metspolice) I riffed that in Milwaukee a Neil Diamond impersonator is singing You Don’t Bring Me Flores…and now I can’t get it out of my head.

Anyway, for a nice read about Flores I don’t have Neil Diamond but I do have Jared Diamond….

Just days after a failed trade that left him crying on the field, Wilmer Flores delivered a walk-off home run in the 12th inning to send the Mets to a dramatic 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals.

Source: Hollywood Ending Leaves Wilmer Flores in a New York State of Mind – WSJ

This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The “So Far Surreal” Edition

MetsPolice Gregg Jeffries Signed Card 2

This past week I commented on Twitter that this current Met season has been the most bizarre one in at least two decades.  But instead of firecrackers, bleach and rape allegations we have had botched trades, freak injuries, drug suspensions and just all around nuttiness of the 92 season.

I admit that at one point from Thursday into Friday I had suffered from a severe case of Mets Twitteritis where the Mets fan loses all sense of reality and rationalization. I was seething over the Carlos Gomez trade falling through and the fact that Wilmer Flores seemed to be put through ringer and was visibly emotional on the field.

I had a foreboding feeling that even though the people that I speak to in the industry said “not to worry” and “the Mets will import a decent bat” I just couldn’t buy it. Hell I even half jokingly threatened to retire from blogging on this site if the trade deadline passed and a game changing player wasn’t brought in ( Sorry Mediagoon) . I had felt that the moves that the Mets made previously in the week were good moves that would possibly get us to the fringe of the playoffs but they needed to get that bat – A Donn Clendenon type bat that can carry this team not just into the playoffs but possibly – dare I say into the World Series.

Well thank goodness we were able to obtain Cespedes, and hopefully this team is poised to dominate ( or something close to that )  the National League the rest of the way.

So thank you Sandy Alderson for coming through in the clutch and it feels great to feel confident about this team.

So far surreal !

And with that said…. HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!

Mets alumni born on this date include:

Mets manager from ’82-’83, George Bamberger  would have been 90 (1925). Bambi is the only Mets manager to ever resign in the middle of  a baseball season.

One time “sure thing prospect”, Gregg Jefferies is 48 (1967). Jefferies was serviceable in his brief tenure with the Mets but his frequent run ins with his fellow teammates punched his ticket out of town.

Spot starter/middle reliever from the ’97-’98 seasons, Brian Bohanon is 47 (1968).

Other transactions of note include:
The New York Mets traded centerfielder, Mookie Wilson to the Toronto Blue Jays for middle reliever Jeff Musselman and minor league pitcher, Mike Brady on August 1, 1989. I always hated this trade. Yes Mookie was at the end of his career but he still had one productive season left to play.

Mo Vaughn has been secretly getting himself back in shape for a potential comeback if the Mets didn’t acquire a power bat by yesterday afternoon !!

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