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Mets complain to commissioner's office

Posted on: April 15, 2011 9:39 pm
By Matt Snyder

The Mets played a double-header Thursday and, due to a rainout Friday night in Atlanta, will have to do so again Saturday. Thus, there's going to be a lot of tired arms, namely in the bullpen. The decision was made to have a double-header Saturday by the Braves, because the home team gets to make that decision. Despite the fact that the Mets have two more trips down to Atlanta, the Braves elected to go with Saturday as the double-dip, likely because the Mets just had to play one. It's good strategy, really.

The Mets, however, didn't like it. They reportedly sent a complaint to the commissioner's office about the situation being unfair. (ESPN New York )

The complaint will fall on deaf ears because the Braves merely followed the rules in place -- even if the Mets have a case.

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Category: MLB
Tags: Braves, Mets, NL East

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 12:29 pm

Mets complain to commissioner's office

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Since: Aug 9, 2007
Posted on: April 16, 2011 11:19 pm

Mets complain to commissioner's office

They were supposed to play games Friday and Saturday.  Because of the rain, Friday ended up being a day off.  The relievers have had an extra day to rest, so they're still better off heading into the first game than they would have been without the rain.  What is so bad about making that game up on Saturday that a complaint to the league is necessary? 
Need an extra arm for the weekend?  Option a youngster to AAA for a few days and bring up another pitcher.

Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: April 16, 2011 4:06 pm

Mets complain to commissioner's office

I'm a Mets fan, but really just shut up and play. Maybe if the ownership would have cared enough to fire Minaya after the 2008 collapse part deux, they wouldn't be so short-handed. Also if the Wilpon's weren't such crooks, they wouldn't be in the mess they're in now. The league should force them to sell. The Wilpon's are a joke.

The Mets just have to start playing better ball. Pelfrey, Niese and Dickey are healthy and have been terrible. The pen has been a disaster. Collins has mismanaged at least 3 games. They all need to get their act together, because Alderson isn't going to wait, spin and enable like Minaya. He'll wield his axe.

When Bay returns, the bench will get better. Paulino is due to return as well further strengthening the offense. The pitching must improve and the Mets need to find someone to take Beltran off their hands. The guy is a DH and that's all he is. Send him to Boston and eat a large part of his salary. maybe Scutaro or Cameron comes back in the deal. The sooner the better.

Btw, Young was just put on the DL. Hopefully, it's just precautionary. Dillon Gee will probably come up after they send Misch back.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: April 16, 2011 2:25 pm

Mets complain to commissioner's office

Baseball as a whole, along with the players, are unbelievable. Playing a game for a living, making million of dollars, staying in the best hotels, eating the best foods, along with all of the endorsements and so much time off would be really easy for over 99 percent of the population to dream of. In the sixties and before, baseball players would never miss a game over a minor injury, made a good salary but not even close to what the players are making now. Most even had to work in the off season. Those guys loved the game, yes the game. Almost all of today's players think of baseball as a jog, not a game. How things have evolved. Unfortunately, the fans, owners, and sponsors have caused all of this. The players can sign a contract worth millions of dollars and never play another game, and still get paid. This just doesn't seem right. Eventually things will change some, but the love for the game seems to have left most of the players. Just a job for them. Sad.

Since: May 10, 2007
Posted on: April 16, 2011 12:59 pm

Mets complain to commissioner's office

Joh Shuerholz is the president of the club, moron.  He hasn't left.  He was promoted.  Typical NY crybaby douchebag idiot

Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: April 16, 2011 12:36 pm

Mets complain to commissioner's office

I agree with the Mets that it isn't fair to schedule 2 doubleheaders in 3 days. Although, does it really matter? The Mets already conceded this season when Sandy Alderson said this will be a rebuilding year, and with the exception of Reyes, Wright, Davis & Young they look absolutely Godawful...

Since: Jan 20, 2009
Posted on: April 16, 2011 11:02 am

Mets complain to commissioner's office

Really?  Not a classy organization?  Define it doing business with a con man and then trying to get out of paying people what you owe them because you play the I didn't know card?  Come on man.  You are reaching here.  And by the way, my guess is you will eat your words about Fredi.  They will probably win that division.  All it takes is one stud in Philly to get hurt for any length of time (see the possibility of Oswalt yesterday). 

Since: Nov 4, 2006
Posted on: April 16, 2011 8:07 am

Mets complain to commissioner's office

Yeah, they should stick to complaining about the overused lefty they signed... Oh wait...those are the other NY crybabies.

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: April 16, 2011 6:03 am

Mets complain to commissioner's office

The Braves are no longer a classy organization once John Shuerholz left. Frank Wren has made a mess of things. We all know that this unsportsmanlike move will come back and bite the Braves in the behind. These types of moves/behavior always lead to bad results. Do I care how the Braves will fire Fredi Gonzalez before the season is over? No, not really...and neither should you.

Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: April 16, 2011 3:33 am

Mets complain to commissioner's office

The Mets are going anywhere, except to bankruptcy court.  Just play out the string and have a fund raiser to help Lenny Dykstra with his fraud problem.

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