Tag: Omar Minaya

Rain Man Rants: Mets Prescription, Gareon Conley and World Cup Update

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – I got a text on Thursday night, around 9pm, that I needed to move up in the batting order, again this weekend. I had to quickly search for topics – which was easy – so here we are ready in a hurry. Today’s’ menu: We’ll start with a savory Song […]

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Rain Man Rants: Mets GMx3, World Cup And NFL Fine Richardson

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – I got a text on Wednesday that Diff wanted to swap Friday and Saturday with me. I thought “sure I have plenty of notice,” but then life gets in the way and now I have to really work to bang something out, so bare with me. I don’t know how […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Packers, Cowboys, Jerry Jones, LeBron and Other Year-End Schadenfreude

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BRONX, NY – The Mets have brought Omar Minaya back. Sweet Baby Jesus. I really can’t bear to talk about the Mets right now. The year is almost up, I’d rather focus on the positives, even if they’re kinda negatives… at least, for some. Let’s do this. Green Bay is Gone. After losing to Carolina 2 weeks […]

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Cole Beasley, Montreal Expos, Boston Bruins, Monmouth Park. Cheesy Bruin Reports

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MONMOUTH PARK– It was one of those lost August days and if I had only just taken the time to keep score of what was transpiring around me at Southern New Jersey’s version of Belmont Racetrack, I should have kept the money in my pocket untouched. It was a warm day with no breeze and […]

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Why Mets Sandy Alderson Fainted: Is Honeymoon Over?!

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BOCA RATON, FL – “That was not. I repeat NOT a fainting spell! I’m a goddamned Marine! I’ve got chunks of guys like you in my stool every morning. I was testing you pansy-ass media-types to see who among ya, I’d be comfortable with in a foxhole. Now I have my answer! God, Corps, Country! […]

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Yankees, Mets in Different Directions? 2016 MLB Draft Predictions

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FLUSHING, NY – With their 4-game sweep of the snake-bit Colorado Rockies in the books, the red-hot New York Mets have their fans and other organizations frothing at the mouth re their abundance of young pitching talent. All are also lauding New York’s acquisitions of Yoenis Cespedes, Juan Uribe and Tyler Clippard before the MLB […]

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Got Cash? For Yankees That’s All They and Brian Cashman Have. And it Won’t be Nearly Enough

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BRONX, NY – Remember when the New York Yankees used to churn out quality young arms from their minor league system year after year? Neither do I.  Other than Andy Pettitte, have the Yanks developed any quality Starters at all in the past 20 years?  You want to tell me Ivan Nova? Phil Hughes? I […]

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Wally World, Sad Sack Diamondbacks and State Hypocrisy called Arizona Ruining Mets?

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PHOENIX, AZ – Of all the things for which I have mercilessly blasted Sandy Alderson during his tenure as Mets GM, perhaps the one that leaves me most bitter is this fact: As long as this Nonagenarian is running the show in Flushing, Wally Backman will never be Manager of the New York Mets. As […]

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Meet The Matts Radio: Bobby V and Mad Dog bite Sandy Alderson

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It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for Meet The Matts Radio… Please CLICK THIS for the place people are commenting today…

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Job Hunting at ESPN, New York Mets, Baltimore Ravens Strippers

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NEW YORK, NY – Another Wednesday already? Holy crap! These column obligations are piling up like Eli Manning sacks or Eli Manning interceptions or unanswered Tiki Barber voicemails on Tom Coughlin’s cell phone. (Can you even picture Tom Coughlin on a cell phone? I see him more on one of those old-timey phones with a crank […]

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