Today Matthew Mayer of our own Defensive Indifference tried out for the the lead on the SNY tv show ” Kids Clubhouse” best wishes to Matt and good luck.
***** Update by Matt Grasso*******
While Matt was trying out, he made a couple of tweets about the situation:
- Freezing in front of the #mets sny studios.
- kids clubhouse casting call was awesome. @ChrisCarlinSNY and @KBurkhardtSNY are great guys
Also, while speaking to Matt, I was told the following:
- He took a 5:52 Train into Penn Station
- He had to say an excerpt to Chris Carlin and Kevin Burkhardt that he had to memorize. He finished that perfectly and then they interviewed him.
- The SNY lady told him to wait there, and he was then interviewed for Geico Sportsnight
- He mentioned Defensive Indifference in one interview.
I am DVRing the 10:00 Sportsnight and if Matt makes the show I will attempt to post his segment on Defensive Indifference.
We will keep you updated.
Recently, in a report I read on Metsblog.com, it was noted that the Mets have expressed interest in free agent pitcher John Smoltz. Smoltz, as we all know is a hall of fame pitcher, with great career numbers with 200 wins and 150 saves. The problem with this guy is his age. Smoltz is FORTY TWO YEARS OLD! The Mets already have enough question marks in their rotation, and now they are going to seriously go out and sign a 42 year old former BRAVE (remember what glavine did to us) to a contract? This would be a horrible move for the team. The move would probably generate the same results that Livan’s deal ended up with last year. Instead, the Mets need to sign a young guy like Ben Sheets, Jon Garland or Joel Piniero to a 2 year deal until Jon Niese is all ready to compete in the major leagues. I will be truly dissapointed if John Smoltz is on the New York Mets roster next season.
Post by: Matthew Mayer
***********UPDATE*********** WE ARE OFFICIALLY ON WWW.DEFENSIVEINDIFFERENCE.COM
Dear (possible) Readers,
Our blog is only 3 days old and yet we are already getting some really good reviews from people ranging from family and friends to actualy Mets and baseball insiders. Taking that into consideration, we have purchased a Go Daddy. com Domain name. It is currently being processed, but according to various websites, that could take anywhere from 1-78 hour window. This is because in an effort to save time and not have to transfer all of our posts, we are redirecting the page to our page.
Currently, as you know, we are located at www.ryancooke.mlblogs.com.
If all goes as planned, we will be now located at www.defensiveindifference.com.
So from all of us here at Defensive Indifference, thank you and keep reading. Tell your friends, tell people you don’t know, and spread the word.
We will leave you with this though
Defensive Indifference team
Ryan Cooke, Matt Grasso, and Matthew Mayer
All the nonsense and injuries that plagued the Mets last season allowed me to forget about the horrid pitcher that plagued our team alone in 2008; Aaron Heilman. Recently, in seeing his name mentioned in a trade to the Diamondbacks, I began to think of how much hell this man put the Mets through on and off the field. It all began with his outrageous desire to be a starting pitcher. Obviously, the Mets didn’t think he was suited for the role, quite frankly, I don’t think hes suited for any pitching role. Aside the malarchy Heilman plagued the Mets clubhouse and coaching staff with, he was, as a fan, disgraceful to watch on a regular basis. I remember, time after time, seeing Heilman come in, and waiting for him to blow the game. It was a sickening feeling. As a sports fan, you should not have to worry when your manager brings a pitcher in. I almost threw up when I witnessed him give up the homerun to Molina, and I was ready to dump him there. The Mets kept him on the roster, and he blew something like 9 games in 2008. It is even more annoying to sit here and think that we missed the playoffs by just ONE of those 9 games, he blew.
So I end my post with this; the Mets have made some pretty good moves, and some pretty bad moves in the past few years. Some may be argued to be positive and negative, but I’m sure there is one move that Met fans will all agree with eachother on. That is, the dumping of Aaron “thanks for blowing our 2006 season” Heilman to the Mariners for another useless Met setup man J.J. Putz. Seattle then sent him to the Cubs in time for him to plague a different National League team with his problems.
Post by: Matt Mayer
In a discussion with a friend close to Mike Francesa, I learned today that their is no actual news Francesa is hiding from the public like what he did with the Jason Bay instance. However, I do not have knowledge of whether Francesa has knowledge of a possible signing or trade that will be taking place soon. All I know is that he has no definite deals in his head as of right now.
As we all know, the mets just satisfied a bit of our off-season hunger in the 66 million dollar signing of Left Fielder Jason Bay. Although that signing was huge, it was not the answer to our problems. The time now is crucial for Omar Minaya and the rest of the Mets front office. The Mets rotation currently consists of Johan Santana, John Maine, Mike Pelfrey, Oliver Perez and a fifth starter we assume to be a Jon Niese or a Fernando Nieve.