Billy Wagner

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Let Us Now Harshly Mock the At-Bat Music of the Yankees and Mets

    Chris Carter had a short career in the major leagues. He hit below league-average in 113 at bats from 2008-2010. He played in Japan the past two years. His career wasn't that notable except for one thing: In 2010 with the Mets, Carter's at-bat music was Rick Derringer's "Real American." As in Hulk H ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Carlos Beltran, Mets Squabble Over Surgery; Are Mets Doctors Too Keen to Clear Hurt Players?

    ​Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran is saying that before he had surgery on his knee this week, he got the okay from Mets GM Omar Minaya. He says via his agent Scott Boras that he spoke to Minaya on Tuesday, and that Minaya "did not ask me to wait, or to get another doctor's opinion. He just wishe ... More >>

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    October 11, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: PAP SMEAR

    ​Karma's a cruel mistress. A bitch, even. There is something to be said for honoring the Code of War. Hnoor among thieves, etc. As much as I wanted to, I refrained from texting asinine comments to my Sox fan buddies. I doubt they would show me the same courtesy. Actually, I know they wouldn' ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    Billy Wagner Traded to Red Sox

    ​The Mets have traded closer Billy Wagner to the Red Sox for two players to be named later. Wagner was injured last season and his arm found to be in very bad shape; he had Tommy John surgery and only returned recently to active duty. He has pitched well, as if that makes any difference with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Jockbeat: A Look at Mets Pitching for 2009

    Here's an incredible thought. If the 2009 Mets play like they did through 145 games in each of the last two seasons, they could win the National League's Eastern Division title -- or at least make the playoffs -- by simply going 9-8 over their last 17 games. That would be a two-game improvement over ... More >>

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    September 29, 2008
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    September 8, 2008

    NYC RFD: Fashion Week, Mets & Yanks, Double Ds, and Zendorsements

    Our relief that we did our Fashion Week time early and indie continues unabated. After the previously-reported "near riot," we now hear from Time Out New York that on Sunday the Bryant Park air rang with PETA chants, and the runway ran with Donna Karan. "The clothes were what you would expect from D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2008

    Mild Relief: Mets Deal for Ayala (1-8, 5.77 ERA)

    The New York Mets famously have trouble with their bullpen. When closer Billy Wagner is out, the problem approaches crisis. This was made painfully clear on July 22, when Mets ace Johan Santana saw a quality start thrown away by the remaining Mets relievers. (Maybe that's why Santana has pitched tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    Sporting News: Yankees, Mets, Meteorologists Suck, Say Experts

    "A-Rod: Genius or Idiot?" asks Peter Abraham at the LoHud Yankees Blog after the Bombers' 4-3 loss to the Angels, which completed their weekend sweep. (Chone Figgins hit the game-winning single in the ninth against Mariano Rivera. On the bright side, it was the only pitch Rivera threw, leaving him f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007

    Phillie Phanatic Shoots Mister Met

    Conan O'Brien sums up the futility of the entire Mets season in this 95-second clip. In this week's Voice, Allen Barra investigated the how and the why of the Mets meltdown: In retrospect, what happened this September was a bomb that waited all season long to drop. The Mets' team ERA was a respe ... More >>

  • News

    September 25, 2007

    Son of a Pitch!

    Looking for answers about the pathetic Mets' collapse

  • News

    June 5, 2007

    Bandwagon, Anyone?

    It's time New York got more excited about the Mets

  • News

    March 6, 2007

    Every Pitcher Tells a Story

    Reyes anointed, Schilling bloated, and the Keyser Soze of baseball: Notes from spring training

  • News

    October 17, 2006

    Seven Days in Shea

    Why do the Mets keep torturing us?

  • NYC Life

    October 3, 2006

    It's One, Two, Three Games You're Out

    Lesson for Yanks, Mets: Kenny Rogers can happen to the best of us

  • NYC Life

    September 26, 2006

    Mets and Yankees: If Neither One Wins It's a Shame

    Peering into the dugouts of the hometown heroes