Brad Bortone

Bringing the "crank" to Bugs + Cranks since December 2006, Brad is the site's NY Mets columnist, sports video game aficionado, and resident cynic...but like most long-suffering Mets fans, Brad knows that if life gives you lemons, simply bring tequila and salt.

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  • 09:02 AM ET  09.11
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Note from the Author: I am still working 18-hour days toward a major, rapidly-approaching deadline, and despite the sheer amount of things the Mets have given us to talk about of late, it has been hard to get away to write about it all. Given today’s date, however, I felt it was only right that I share this particular piece I wrote a year ago one more time before putting it in the archives forever. As always, I appreciate your patience, and look forward to returning to regular blog rotation soon, if not sooner. ——————-The following is a recap of the…
  • 12:42 PM ET  08.14
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Over at Metsblog, the always-entertaining Joe Janish (also of Mets Today) wrote a brief but interesting opinion piece about how the Mets’ bullpen woes could be largely resolved by using the staff “in reverse.” It was written in response to Jerry Manuel’s claims of “anything goes” regarding his bullpen, and is mostly done in jest, but it did raise a few interesting points about why this could actually work.Despite some stronger showings the last few games, it’s clear to everyone but your stubborn Uncle Al that the Mets’ bullpen is not only poor,…
  • 09:33 AM ET  08.12
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Today, every Mets fan in the greater blogosphere is writing something inflammatory about the team’s disastrous bullpen. Fair enough — the failure warrants the attention.But, to be different, I’ll be quoting, and then writing inflammatory comments about the Mets’ disastrous bullpen.  Honestly, I’d rather let these limp-armed mothers hang themselves with their ridiculous, meaningless comments about their 14th blown game this week. Nothing like variety, eh? The following are actual quotes from these lovable, huggable, highly questionable Mets following…

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