Posts Tagged ‘mets’

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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The Rookie Call Up!

April 20, 2010

We are in week three of the baseball season and already we’ve seen the prices of two rookie cards take off. Most notably is by all means Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward.
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His base Bowman Chrome card from the 2007 Bowman Draft set is still pulling in at the very least $15 or more if you’re lucky! When was the last time you saw a base non auto card pull in $15? Its been a while folks!
His first autograph from the 2008 Bowman Chrome Set…its fetching no less than $150! A huge sigh of release to many out there who were probably hoarding his cards for a while!

Now yesterday we saw another prospect’s cards start to shoot up. The Mets called up their 1B prospect Ike Davis in hopes that we will add some offense to a somewhat anemic line up!
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At the beginning of April you could have gotten Ike’s autographed rookie card for $20. Last night…that same card was going to run you $50. Of course going 2 for 4 in your MLB debut and knocking in a run will help. Will Ike’s cards follow up Heyward’s spike in price?
Who will the next big prospect be? That’s the joy of prospecting!
Play Ball America!
Cesar

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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A ‘Tweet’y Bird Told Me…

December 13, 2009

As many of you might now, I have finally found Twitter and it has started to become and obsession of mine! Its enabled me to get a little bit of insight into the daily happenings of certain ball players and at the same time help keep with with the latest news. I decided, why not share this information with all of my readers? From time to time I will post a this column “A Tweety Bird Told Me…” and I will bring you in my opiniong the latest things that baseball players or baseball beat writers have tweeted. I’ve already raised my eyebrows and some of the messages I’ve received. Feel free to comment!
A Tweety Bird Told Me That
-Mets might have already made an offer to John Lackey!
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-Nick Swisher of the NY Yankees encourages everyone to ‘Give’ this Holiday season!
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-Blake hawksworth of The St. Louis Cardinals is a big UFC Fan!
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-Tommy Lasorda is in the Dominican Republic where he loves eating the native food “Mondongo” (LOL)
-John Lannan of the Nationals gets his butt kicked by an 11 year old in Air Hockey at ESPN Zone (LMAO)
-Colorado Rockies allow Garrett Atkins to become a free agent!
-Matt Kemp of the LA Dodgers is a huge Lakers fan and he just got a new tattoo
-Evan Longoria welcomes Rafael Soriano to the Rays!
-Cincinatti Reds announce that tickets go on sale today (Sunday) for their first spring training game.

That’s all for now!
Play Ball America!