Archive for December, 2008

Former Met Dock Ellis Dies

An article by posted on December 20, 2008

AP is reporting that former Mets pitcher Dock Ellis, has died in California from a liver ailment, according to his former agent, Tom Reich. Ellis, was probably best known for claiming that in 1970, he pitched a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates while under the influence of LSD. He was 63 years old. Ellis went 138-119 with a […]

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Mets Want Tim Redding For Back Of Rotation

An article by posted on December 19, 2008

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, reports that the Mets continue to pursue starting pitcher, Tim Redding. The Mets, trying to create additional options for their rotation, are attempting to sign free-agent right-hander Tim Redding, major-league sources say. Redding, 30, is seeking a two-year contract. The Mets are trying to sign a more prominent free-agent starter such […]

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My Interview With Baseball Analysts’ Rich Lederer

An article by posted on December 18, 2008

Rich Lederer of Baseball Analysts, was kind enough to take some of my questions this week. I frequently visit his website for some great baseball insights. I hope you check it out and add him to your favorites. Enjoy the interview.   The Mets just made great strides in upgrading the bullpen with the additions of Putz and […]

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Mets Release Spring Training Schedule

An article by posted on December 18, 2008

Here it is… We will have 15 games with the Washington Nationals, Florida Marlins and Atlanta Braves, but none with the Phillies. On March 5th, we play Italy, and the last two games on the schedule are against the Boston Red Sox in Citi Field.  Feb. 25: Baltimore Orioles, Ft. Lauderdale, 1:05 p.m.Feb. 26: Florida Marlins, […]

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For Jerry Manuel, The Choice Is Easy

An article by posted on December 17, 2008

While Omar Minaya, and Mets fans too, ponder the question of which free agent pitcher the Mets should sign, manager Jerry Manuel has his own thoughts on the matter. “I like Oliver Perez,” Manuel told reporters at the K-Rod press conference on Wednesday. “I think Perez is a guy that matured in our presence. I […]

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Omar Minaya says We Are Not Choke Artists

An article by posted on December 17, 2008
Omar Minaya says We Are Not Choke Artists

If you missed it, here is a recap from Omar Minanya who was a guest this morning on WFAN’s, Boomer and carton show. On K-Rod – It’s always great when the player you are trying to sign is enthusiastic and willing to do anything to come and play for your team. He made it very […]

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Sign Oliver Perez Because He Is A Phillies Killer

An article by posted on December 17, 2008

Signing Oliver Perez instead of Randy Wolf or Jon Garland should be a no-brainer for the Mets. I know how turned off some of you are by Perez, but the fact of the matter is that he is young, talented and will get better. Anthony McCarron of the Daily News, writes the following today, Re-signing Oliver Perez, […]

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Do Mets Have Enough LHP’s To Beat The Phillies?

An article by posted on December 17, 2008

Last season, the Phillies had one of the best offensive lineups in baseball. They feature three perennial MVP candidates in Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins. Despite the loss of Pat Burrell to free agency, the Phillies were able to upgrade the left field position to a more consistent hitter with the recently signed Raul Ibanez, […]

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Here Come The All New Buffalo Bisons

An article by posted on December 17, 2008

On Tuesday, the Buffalo Bisons unveiled their totally cool logo for the 2009 season. Not only does it hearken back to their earliest traditions, but they incorporated the Mets colors and signature skyline and baseball stitches in it as well. The final product is a kick-ass design that fully recognizes the new partnership between the Mets […]

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Interview: Jeff Pearlman On 1986, 2009, K-Rod, Strawberry

An article by posted on December 16, 2008

 I spoke with author and Sports Illustrated journalist Jeff Pearlman, who wrote the New York Times best selling book on the New York Mets, “The Bad Guys Won”.  The book is a must read, a great gift for any Mets fan, and is available at Amazon.com. In the title of your book, “The Bad Guys Won”, who […]

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