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Ike Davis Watch – 4/27/10

April 27, 2010

Ike Davis Watch:
Weekend Stats:
1 for 7, 2 Runs, 1 RBI, 1 HR, 2 Walks

2010 Stats
AB-22
R -5
HR -1
RBI -2
BB -3
KO -7
SB -0
BA- 0.3182

The rookie continues to impress. He hasn’t come in and become a HR machine for the Mets but he has consistently gotten on base either via a walk, a hit or any other method. He is killing lefties right now as he is batting .667 against them. That’s something the Mets definitely needed! Defensively, he’s played in 59 innings so far…and no errors! I bet you I just jinxed him..lol
Play Ball America,
Cesar
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Ike Davis Watch 04/21/10

April 21, 2010

Ike Davis Watch:
Last Night:
0 for 3, 1 Run, 1 Walk

2010 Stats
AB-7
R -1
HR -0
RBI -1
BB -1
KO -2
SB -0
BA- 0.2857
Not a good second game for the rook. He did manage to draw a walk but maybe Carlos Zambrano intimidated the kid a bit? Lets see how he bounces back tonight vs Carlos Silva who has been pitching well since coming to the Cubs!
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Topps Finest Rookie Redemption 2 Is…

April 21, 2010

Last night Topps announced rookie redemption #2 in their Topps Finest rookie redemption program. For those of you holding number 2…the rookie is none other than my favorite Ike Davis of the NY Mets! I might have to go out an scoop up a couple of these now!
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Here is the rookie redemption list so far:
1 – Jason Heyward (some autographed)
2- Ike Davis (base card)
3 thru 10 – To Be Determined!

OFFICIAL IKE DAVIS WATCH!

April 20, 2010

So aside from being an avid card collector, many of you might know that I am alos a die hard Mets fan. Of course, as optimistic as I might want to be, the truth is there probably won’t be much to cheer about this year in Citi Field. But I hope to be surprised and be wrong!
In the meantime, I will enjoy the fact that the Mets finally produced another farm product not named Wright or Reyes! From time to time I will be updating Ike Davis’ call up in 2010. Last night of course was his first game and he was rewarded with some pie in his face! Keep the hits and the pie coming fellas!

Ike Davis Watch:
Last Night:
2 for 4, 1 RBI

2010 Stats
AB R HR RBI BB KO SB BA
4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5000

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Not Your Ordinary Mets

January 8, 2010

Keeping up with a column I started a couple of weeks back, I will be posting any Mets insert or parrallel cards that I have come across for my personal collection while ripping wax.

By the way, since we’re on the topic of pulling Mets cards, I was part of a group case break last night of 2009 Topps Tribute and let me just say this, if you are a fan of the mets and their 86 championship team then pick up some boxes of 09 Topps tribute. This stuff is loaded with 86 Mets Stuff!!!
Enjoy!
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A True Mets Fan!

December 22, 2009

Call me a glutton for punishment but I have been a Mets fan all my life. Its not something I’m bragging about, just putting that information out there since many of you probably don’t know much about me! I was afterall born in the Corona area of Queens, a few blocks from Shea Stadium. I can remember always asking my parents to go to “that” building. Of course when I was 5 years old in 1980 I was probably the only one that wanted to go there! So finally I was taken to my first Met game. It was in September and of course the Mets were out of it. It was empty that day and we sat in some good seats as a result of that AND it was Maxwell House Coffee Knit hat day! I said to myelf good hot dogs and they give away free stuff there? Til this day I still have the hat and I still love the Mets!

They were kind enough to give me some good years in the mid to late 80s and in my adult years I was fortunate enough to be a season ticketholder from 1998 thru 2008 when they closed Shea. During thse last 11 seasons I can honestly say I was there many times to witness great games and destroyed my voice box several times in the process!

Today Citi field is over priced and I haven’t taken the plunge to buy season tickets (yet). To me its not Shea and its design is another blunder the Mets front office has made. Maybe it will grow on me over the years, who knows. Not sure if the Mets will be contenders this year and to be honest, it doesn’t look like they will with the team they currently have. But like any die hard stubborn Met fan, I will still believe this year! I may not get out to Citi field as much as I used to get to Shea but I will continue to do one thing and that is collect Mets cards. Many people approach me on boards and ask me to trade for one of my case pulls. I’ve said it before, A-rod autos and Pujols 1/1s are great and if I pull one I may even keep one every now and then. But as far as trading goes, if you don’t come to me with any Mets, 99% of the time I won’t even entertain the trade. My only exception would be Derek Jeter cards. Yeah he’s a Yankee and I’m not a fan of the Yanks, but Jeter is a class act and he will go down as one of the best all around players as well as all around people to ever play the game.

Everyone has their niche that they collect, to me its those loveable Mets! So if you have any mets cards out there and see something you like that I pull, be ready to offer up those loveable players in blue and orange!

Below are some of the cards in my personal collection. Not much, but I have a long time ahead of me to keep this growing!

Play ball America!
Cesar

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Joo-noo, Jo-no, Jo-no, Jo-nooo, Jo-no, Jo-NO!

December 17, 2009

Joo-noo, Jo-no, Jo-no, Jo-nooo, Jo-no, Jo-NO!
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As if you haven’t seen enough antics from the Mets these days now comes allegations the Mets superstar Jose Reyes could possibly be linked to the same doctor that Tiger Woods was ‘allegedly’ getting performance enhancing drugs from. Reyes has been in town the last couple of days appearing on the local sports networks and yesterday lent a hand at a local coat drive. The NY Daily News caught up with him and asked him some questions regarding his visits to Dr. Tony Galea. So what’s big about this? You can read about him here. His assistant was also recently stopped at the Canadian border with needles and in posession of HGH which reportedly belonged to Dr. Galea.

Of course, now reports surface, that Mr. Reyes is visiting this doctor! According to his interview with the Daily News, Reyes visited this doctor in the hopes of having his ailing hamstring cured with his blood spinning techniques. Obviously since we didn’t see Reyes at all alst year, these techniques did not work. Which leads to the next question. If the doctor’s assistant was stopped with HGH and Jose is visiting this doc, remember spring training 2009? Mets fans might recall Jerry Manual talking about moving Reyes to the cleanup spot last spring because he wanted to see Reyes hit more home runs…yeah, ok! Why would a guy who’s got tremendous speed all of a sudden start to hit for home runs is what I said last spring? And really, why has it taken so long to cure this ailing hamstring? I don’t know about you, but something doesn’t sound right hear to me. To me this is absolutely horrible seeing as I have been a big Reyes fan since he came up. Anyone who tried to bulk up for power will naturally lose some of his speed and that was what made him Jose Reyes. Keep tinkering with your body and look what happens! And shame on the Mets and Reyes himself for allowing him to visit a doctor who isn’t liscensed in the US!! What are these guys thinking!?!? Did I also mention that I get occasional reports from my single buddies who continue to see our friend Mr. Reyes dancing it up in the nightclubs in NYC? Let me guess, dancing is supposed to cure the hamstring?

What has this done to his cards? A recent look on the ebay found that his 2001 Bowman Chrome rookie REFRACTOR recently sold for a mere $43! This is a refractor too. Mind you this card has sold for over $100 within the last year. I know, because I’ve had my eye on them. Another example, I recently pulled a 2009 Triple Threads relic auto of Reyes and all of the offers I got were under $20. WOW!!

Lets hope our friend Jose can bounce back this year and perform like the old Jose. I don’t want to hear any talk of homeruns or anything like that. Get back to basics, get on base, steal some bases and play defense. And stop visitng Dr. Galea!

Play Ball America,
Cesar
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Mets Up Offer To Bay & Meet Holliday!

December 16, 2009

The New York Mets have made another offer to free-agent outfielder Jason Bay that includes a fifth-year instead of four, Sports Illustrated reports. SI also reports Mets general manager Omar Minaya will meet with the agent of free-agent outfielder Matt Holliday (Cardinals) on Wednesday.

Landing both of these would be a start…we still need pitching!

Come on Omar…

Who Is Ryota Igarashi?

December 16, 2009

I hate to write about the Mets as I try to keep my personal opinions away from here, but the way I look at it is my blog wouldn’t be my blog if I didn’t throw in my personal opinions right?

With that being said, I wake up this morning and throw on the radio and hear the name Ryota Igarashi. At first I think to myself, the morning show guys are making some name up. As I continue to listen, it turns out the Mets are making a serious run at this guy who has played in Japan since 1999. Primarily he has pitched as middle relief guy in recent history. With K-Rod in the bullpen, its clear as day that he will continue to do this for the Mets as well.

Ryota is known for throwing the fastest pitch ever by a Japanese player which was clocked at just under 100 mph. He has over 600 strikeouts in his career, but he is also known to walk a lot of batters. Obviously this is nothing to go crazy about. As a Met I really hope Omar has something else up his sleeve otherwise Citi Field will be a very lonely place to play this year!
2009 Stats:
Wins: 3
Losses:: 2
ERA: 3.19 (in 56 games)

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MEMO TO OMAR MINAYA – Your Mission Is To Sign Doc Holliday

December 9, 2009

As some of you might know I am a pained Met fan. Yes one of those guys that before last year so his teams hopes dashed away at the hands of the Florida Marlins. Last year…well, I didn’t even see the end because I gave up on the team I believe it was in June. when Luis Castillo dropped his easy pop fly against the Yankees! Now I know last year was a nightmare and mostly due to all of the injuries that the team had. To me no excuse, injuries happen. But the main problem for the team was pitching. Lets be honest, after Johan Santana, the Mets had no one! They should have gotten Pedro last year but Minaya did not want to listen to the fans or the critics. What did Pedro do? Make it all the way to the World Series with the Phillies and he looked pretty damn good doing it to! To be honest the Phillies went to the World Series with their heavy hitting team and lost to the Yankees only because after Cliff Lee, they didn’t have a pitcher either.
Do you see a pattern here? If you have 2 quality studs, like the Yankees did (Sabathia and Burnett) you have a legitimate shot at a quality post season run.
So I woke up this morning for some reason hell bent with the desire to reach out to Omar Minaya (as if I could???), your mission my friend and it might help to save your job is to sign Roy Halladay now! Who knows if any of the rest of the banged up crew on the Mets will come back and have a healthy year this year. And who knows if David Wright will ever top 10 HRs a season again (talk about fantasy flops!). But if you have 2 quality starters, you’ve improved your team considerably already! As of right now, the Phillies still only have one quality starter. Common sense tells you that if you have quality starters, that you are at least better than the Phillies on the pitching side. And we’ve seen Halladay pitch in the American League, bring him to pitcher friendly Citi Field and I can honestly say you are looking at an easy 20 game winner!

The stage is set again like it was for Santana 2 years ago. The Red Sox and the Yankees may not want to give up enough to get Halladay. Now is the time for Minaya and the mets to swoop in and steal Halladay. This is a move Minaya has to make before the fans start making their move away from Citi Field. Last year they were lucky to sell seats since it was its inaugural year. Without Halladay it may be a ghost town at “Taxpayer field”! Yes there are other moves that he has to make at well but none are as vital to the team’s success in 2010 as this one is.
Imagine the Mets rotation going 1, 2 in this order…
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Someone forward this to Omar Minaya please!!
Play Ball America!
CT