Matthew Callan

  • joined Sep 12, 2010
  • last login Apr 24, 2014
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It's all my fault, although I do blame others.

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Michael Pineda and the marsupial world of baseball

The Michael Pineda incident reminds us that the "rules" of baseball make sense in baseball, and nowhere else in the world.

Recap: Holliday, Wainwright wrong the Amazins

Seven dominant innings from Adam Wainwright? That I can see. A game-saving catch by Matt Holliday? Not so much.

Cardinals 3, Mets 0 — Waino Stifles Amazins

Seven innings of Adam Wainwright was seven innings too many, as the Mets are shut out by the Cards' ace and the St. Louis bullpen, with some help from Matt Holliday's glove (no, really).


Open Thread: Mets vs. Cardinals, 4/22/14

The Mets go for three in a row as Dillon Gee takes the mound against Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals.

1999: Ruffled Rey and the knuckleball express

In the third week of the 1999 season, the Mets dealt with frigid temps, all manner of turbulence, and the undeniable mojo of Sammy The Bear Beanie Baby Day.

Road warriors complete desert sweep

Dillon Gee quieted the Snakes for seven innings and the Mets offense scored just enough to complete a sweep of Arizona.

Final Score: Mets 5, Diamondbacks 2

Dillon Gee pitched seven scoreless innings and the Mets' offense put up just enough offense to support his effort as New York completed a sweep in the desert.


Open Thread: Mets vs. Diamondbacks, 4/16/14

The Mets look to sweep the snakes as Dillon Gee takes the mound against the Diamondbacks.

1999: Bobby Jones blasts, Franco gets 400

In part two of our 1999 retrospective, Bobby Jones goes deep on opening day, Shea renovations are undone by faulty plumbing, and John Franco earns save number 400.

Recap: Colon is the quicker picker upper

Atlanta's home opener ends poorly for the home team as Bartolo Colon and Ruben Tejada power the Mets to a 4-0 win at Turner Field.

Final Score: Mets 4, Braves 0

Bartolo Colon scattered six harmless hits while Ruben Tejada drove in two runs and scored another as the Mets spoiled Atlanta's home opener.


Open Thread: Mets vs. Braves, 4/8/14

Bartolo Colon battles ol' friend Aaron Harang as the Mets open a series at the Little House of Horrors.

Recap: Duda goes double deep, Mejia misses bats

Jenrry Mejia notches eight Ks while Lucas Duda belts two bombs as the Mets—as Bob Murphy once said—win the damn thing.

Final Score: Mets 4, Reds 3

Jenrry Mejia throws six solid innings, Lucas Duda goes deep twice, and the bullpen doesn't totally blow it for the Mets' first win of 2014.


Open Thread: Mets vs. Reds, 4/4/14

Jenrry Mejia makes his first start of the season as the Mets welcome the Reds to Citi Field, still looking for their first win of 2014.

1999: Steve spends, Rickey runs, Piazza plummets

Join us on our first weekly look back on the 1999 Mets, wherein Steve Philips spends madly, Rickey Henderson runs wild, and everyone gets hurt.

Deja Vu All Over Again

The Mets' sloppy loss on Opening Day doesn't really matter. But the reason it doesn't matter matters very much.

Open Thread: Mets vs. Astros, 3/26/14

Dillon Gee tunes up for Opening Day as the Mets take on the Astros at 6:05 PM EDT on WOR 710.

National League Preview: The Best of the Rest

Who will compete for playoff spots out of the National League Central and West divisions in 2014?

NL East Preview: Washington Nationals

The Nationals hope 2013 was a speed bump on their road to championship. Was it?

Open Thread: Mets vs. Braves, 3/20/14

Zack Wheeler and brand-new Brave Ervin Santana are the scheduled starters when the Mets take on Atlanta at 1:10pm on SNY, MLB Network, and MLB.TV.

NL East Preview: Miami Marlins

Once again, youth will be served by the Miami Marlins in 2014, but how well with youth serve them?

Open Thread: Mets vs. Marlins, 3/17/14

The Mets take on the Marlins at 1:05 EDT on WOR 710AM, sporting some, um, interesting St. Patrick's Day lids.

Mets Season Preview: Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Once a regular in the Mets outfield, Kirk Nieuwenhuis was squeezed out in 2013. Does he have any shot at contributing in 2014?

Mets Season Preview: Wilmer Flores

Wilmer Flores showed flashes when he was called up to the bigs in 2013. Where can he play in 2014?

When the Wilpons met the Dolans

Back in 1999, the Mets were almost bought by Cablevision. Would they be any worse off than they are today?

Mets Season Preview: John Lannan

John Lannan signed a minor league contract with an invitation to big league camp. Could he contribute to the Mets in 2014?

The timeless Ralph Kiner

Ralph Kiner didn't just turn back the clock. He made it seem there was no clock at all.

Wilpon: "An end to payroll caps we never had"

With the refinancing of the Mets' $250 million loan, owner Fred Wilpon could announce "an end to the payroll restrictions we totally never had."

The Road to the Bronx goes through Flushing

What does Jay-Z meeting with the Mets about Robinson Cano tell us? Only that he's learned to get to the Yankees, sometimes you have to go through the Mets.

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