Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Daily Bite, Interview with Ryan Ruocco



Carlos Beltran clears waivers

Although possibly meaningless, Carlos Beltran cleared waivers yesterday, meaning he can be traded to any major league team, but he still has a full no-trade clause and would likely oppose a deal. Beltran is hitting .195 on the year. He has not looked good in the field or at bat. The knee brace he wares really impedes his game that was built off of versatility he no longer has. I don't see Beltran ever being the player he was in 2007 in which he hit 41 homers, but I think he will return to all star caliber form, the question is how long will it take?



Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ryan Ruocco On THE DAILY BITE Tomorrow at 3

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ESPN radio host Ryan Ruocco is nice enough to join us LIVE tommorow at 3 oclock. Ryan hosts The Leadoff Spot on 1050 ESPN radio. The Leadoff Spot is on Monday-Friday, 5am to 6pm on ESPN radio and To submit a question for Ryan, leave it as a comment below this post. Or call in tomorrow, 347-215-7932 and ask him yourself.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Solidifying Greatness

Derek Jeter passed Babe Ruth on the list for all-time leader in hits this past Sunday, now with 2,874 hits and counting. Jeter wasn't even aware of this going into the game, but when he found out about it, needless to say, he was happy.  
“Obviously Babe Ruth means a lot to baseball, especially to this organization, so anytime you get a chance to pass him in anything it’s special,” said Jeter, who only found out about the pending milestone a couple of days ago. “It’s not like it was a goal of mine because I was unaware of it but it feels good once you accomplish it.” (courtesy of


Yankees-Red Sox Series Split 2-2

Friday, August 6th: Boston-6, New York-3
Mark Texiera homered once and brought Derek Jeter in for a RBI, Alex Rodriguez had one RBI, singling and bringing in Jeter.
David Ortiz homered once.
Saturday, August 7th: Boston-2, New York-5
A-Rod goes on DL (bruised left ankle), Granderson RBI for a triple, Swisher and Cano both RBI'd
Victor Martinez homered once
Sunday, August 8th: Boston-2, New York-7
Derek Jeter singled once and doubled once, Lance Berkman doubled, Mark Texiera homered.
Bill Hall homered once
Monday, August 9th: Boston-2, New York-1
Mark Texiera homered.
Bill Hall singled for an RBI


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mets Lose 6-5; Middle of Mets Order 1 for 12

Ibanez hit a devastating 3 run homer in the
third off of Dickey, the Met offense
was not able to muster enough to comeback.

The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Mets 6-5 sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Roy Halladay was responsible for all five runs the Mets scored.
The following is from, Mike Baron wrote:

The Least You Should Know:

◦R.A. Dickey started for the Mets, and was ineffective through three innings, allowing all six runs to the Phillies including a solo home run to Jayson Werth and a three run home run to Raul Ibanez.

◦Both Jose Reyes and Angel Pagan combined to go 4 for 8, but David Wright, Carlos Beltran and Ike Davis combined to go 1 for 12 on the afternoon.

◦Wright and Beltran combined to go 5 for 45 on the road trip.

◦The Mets are now 14-22 in one run games this season.
...Obviously Wright needs to step it up, 3 hits in 6 games is not enough, he needs to rise and carry the team. Beltran on the otherhand has been terrible since returning from the DL. He is batting .195, that just is not getting it done. they need to sit him down and play Angel Pagan, Fernando Martinez and Jeff Francour everyday, at least until Jason Bay returns...
...this is a terrible loss, this road trip was a disaster, they lost two of three from both the Braves and the Phillies, any chance for the playoffs is very bleak, but as I said, if the Mets start winning series after series and a team chokes, anything can happen...


Mets Go For Series Win

Today at 1:35 the New York Mets will look to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies and take the 3 game series.

The Mets Lineup:

Jose Reyes, SS

Angel Pagan, RF
Carlos Beltran, CF
David Wright, 3B
Ike Davis, 1B
Fernando Martinez, LF
Josh Thole, C
Ruben Tejada, 2B
R.A. Dickey, RHP

...I love how six of the 9 players are homegrown talent. It is great to see the Mets minor leagues is not as bad as people once thought... Well, last year Fernando Martinez looked like a flop, but lets see what he can do now!...