Archive for March 31st, 2008


Monday, March 31st, 2008
Mets Rumors & News

Willie Randolph was the Captain of the Mets sinking ship last year. Most Mets fans wanted him to walk the plank for his actions or lack there of. The Mets faithful were yearning for fire in the players eyes. But those flames never showed up and the Mets were left on the outside looking in. The majority of the blame was placed on Randolph. But Randolph recently released a statement letting the fans know of his mindset coming into the 2008 season:

Our team is ready to go. That’s the message I want to send to you Mets fans as we prepare for today’s opener in South Florida. The goal this year is to make our final season at Shea something special and I think we can…We all hated the way last year ended for us. For 98 percent of the season we were the best team in our division, but we let it slip away. When I spoke to the team this spring I didn’t look backwards that much, I …

Amazin’ Over/ Unders

Mets Rumors & News

Daily News reporter Adam Rubin has some Amazin’ over/under predictions over at his blog Surfing the Mets. It looks like such fun, we’re gonna steal it!

Below you’ll find Rubin’s 10 stats-related queries, followed by Rubin’s picks as well as my own.

Chime in with your own picks in our comments section or in our Mets forum. And without further adieu…

(1) Met win total: 91.
Rubin: UNDER
gozer: OVER
(2) Ryan Church’s average against lefthanders: .245.
Rubin: OVER
gozer: UNDER
(3) John Maine wins: 16.
Rubin: OVER
gozer: OVER
(4) Orlando Hernandez starts: 19.
Rubin: UNDER
gozer: UNDER
(5) Johan Santana strikeouts: 240.
Rubin: OVER
gozer: OVER
(6) Mets All-Stars: 4.5.
Rubin: OVER
gozer: UNDER
(7) Carlos Delgado batting average: .259.
Rubin: UNDER
gozer: OVER
(8) Jose Reyes steals: 70.
Rubin: UNDER
gozer: UNDER
(9) Moises Alou at-bats: 400.
Rubin: OVER
gozer: UNDER
(10) Lastings Milledge average vs. Mets: .285.
Rubin: OVER
gozer: UNDER

All of a sudden, a flurry of news

Giants Rumors & News

Out of nowhere, Sunday became a big news day for the Giants.

Pro Football Talk reported that Chris Snee wants a new contract and may skip the “voluntary” workouts that begin today.

Boy, if he does decide to pass on the workouts that sure will be a fun story. Remember, Snee is coach Tom Coughlin’s son-in-law.

You have to wonder which side the coach would be on. As coach, of course, he wants Snee at the workouts. On the other hand, a raise for Snee sure would help out TC’s daughter and his two grandsons.

All I know for sure is that a Snee contract dispute would make for some lively Coughlin family discussions around the old dinner table.

* Another bit of news reported by both PFT and by Ralph Vacchiano in his Blue Screen blog is that Osi Umenyiora might hold out looking for a new contract.

From Vacchiano:

“A lot of people who know him are absolutely convinced he’s going to holdout from training camp this summer if he …

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