Mike Cameron

JMB · May 24, 2005 at 2:30 pm · Filed Under General baseball 

Not sure if anyone noticed this or not, but Cameron has been hitting like crazy since missing the entire month of April: .367/.472/.700 in 60 at-bats with 10 walks and nearly half (10 of 22) his hits going for extra bases. He’s even getting to play a bit of center lately with Carlos Beltran banged up. Go Mike go.


14 Responses to “Mike Cameron”

  1. Basebliman on May 24th, 2005 2:31 pm

    I would assume you mean he missed the entire month of April, not May, since he’s playing currently.

  2. Basebliman on May 24th, 2005 2:32 pm

    Ah, looks like you fixed it. Nevermind.

  3. Evan on May 24th, 2005 2:39 pm

    I’d certainly noticed. So much so that I made a point of watching the Mets play the Yankees on Saturday…

    …which turned out really well, as I saw that brilliant inning from Dae-Sung Koo where he struck out every batter he faced, caught A-Rod stealing, hit a double off Randy, and scored from second on a sacrifice bunt when A-Rod forgot to cover home.

    It was a great game, even without a big moment from Cammy.

  4. fishtale on May 24th, 2005 2:48 pm

    Yeah Mike! I specifically bought Mets game, field level seats so I could take a sign and give Mike some of the thanks we didn’t get to give him when he was so rudely dismissed. Mike is one of the few guys who exudes the joy of playing baseball. Cameron and Ichiro..I miss that tandem.

  5. Deanna on May 24th, 2005 2:49 pm

    The Mets will be in Seattle on June 17-19! I’m pretty psyched to see them and Cammy and all, and I hope he gets a nice welcome back to Safeco.

  6. paul on May 24th, 2005 3:20 pm

    If Cammy’s still a Met by then, that is. This, from the San Diego Union-Tribune today:

    Reports continue to circulate that the Padres might be seeking Mets outfielder Mike Cameron in exchange for Phil Nevin.
    And General Manager Kevin Towers continues to deny them.

    “Everyone knows we had interest in Cameron when he was a free agent,” Towers said. “But the Mets and I have not talked. Could it happen down the road? You never know what might come up later in the season. But there is absolutely nothing to that right now.”

  7. troy on May 24th, 2005 3:50 pm

    What? Cameron to our greatest rivals? Say it ain’t so!

  8. JMB on May 24th, 2005 3:51 pm

    I watched the Mets — my adopted team — Friday and Sunday, the two bad games. Man, Sunday was going great until Pedro came out of the game. How long can they stand to have Jose Reyes’ sub-.300 OBP in the leadoff spot? Ugh.


  9. msb on May 24th, 2005 4:00 pm

    Cam has been rumored to go to several teams since he got healthy — the Yankees, Padres, Angels, Astros and Orioles have all come up lately…

  10. Brian on May 24th, 2005 7:47 pm

    Yes, I certainly had noticed, since he’s on my NL-only fantasy team. Though I did leave him on my bench for his 3-4 with a homer performance yesterday. Ah well. Well, at least we got…wait…we didn’t get squat for Cameron did we? Didn’t offer him arbitration, I’m told. Anyway…he rules. I wish him luck. My team needs you, Cammy.

  11. Dead Ball Tim on May 24th, 2005 8:16 pm

    He’s played in only 17 games which makes me wonder if he was hurt. He can’t be a bench player and getting paid 7.3 mil… or could he? Hitting .355 while on pace to strike out 114 times (in a full season of games) is a quick trick and just can’t last. I give you for example Rod Carew, 1975. Finished the season hitting .359 and struck out only 40. Its not fair to compare Mike to a HOF’er… I’m just pointing out that high averages and high strikeouts are mutually exclusive. Mike’s main strength will be his power threat.

  12. James on May 24th, 2005 11:43 pm

    A rumor now has him coming to the Chicago Cubs in a trade involving Corey Patterson and an exchange of relievers… of course the Cubs are involved in almost any rumor that has a team with some bullpen help and a high-priced outfielder.

  13. Bela Txadux on May 25th, 2005 5:59 am

    Yes, I noticed, and it pleased the heck out of me after the shoddy, shoddy way the Mets treated him in the off season. But keep in mind: Mike’s a streak hitter, big time. He’s on the smokey patrol right now, and I wish he’d keep it up for a half season, but history says ti won’t be so. I even allowed myself to dream about him coming back, but the Mets wouldn’t let him go if he’s hitting, since some of their other guys aren’t.

  14. Bela Txadux on May 25th, 2005 6:02 am

    Re: #12, Cameron missed April still recovering from surgery on his wrist after last season. He’s fresh. He’s healthy, which he wasn’t for much of last year. He’s got something to show his FO. He’d probably lluuuuvvvvv to get a ticket out of Queens. But I don’t see the Mets trading him before Break.