Archive for July, 2009

7/15 Minor League Report! Guzman, WELCH, Pena, STRONACH, Familia!

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St. Lucie 10, Palm Beach 0 Tim Stronach had the game of his life this afternoon, taking a perfect game into the 8th, and a no hitter into the 9th, losing the perfecto on a HBP in the 8th, and losing the no hitter with 1 down in the 9th on a triple. Stronach only […]

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Can Things Get Better? Maybe

An article by posted on July 15, 2009 0 Comments

For as bad as the Mets have looked at times this season (and I have advocated blowing up the team or just not paying attention to them anymore), it’s almost miraculous that they are not worse than three games under .500 and 6 ½ games out of first place.  When you think about the lousy […]

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Petey’s a Philly… Yuck!

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Indications are that Martinez is now a Phil for something like a million bucks with an incentives package worth $1.5 million, with an official announcement just hours away. Recall back in spring that Martinez supposedly wanted 5 million for the year, and this was a leading reason the Mets wouldn’t bite. Well, to many it made […]

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It’s Official – Pedro Signs With Phillies

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Pedro Martinez has signed a one-year contract with the Phillies according to ESPN. The Phillies planned to hold a news conference on Wednesday to make the announcement and introduce Martinez. Pedro can earn up to $1.5 million in incentives, and will make a couple of starts in the minors before joining Philadelphia’s rotation. The Phillies watched Martinez, 37, pitch twice […]

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Madoff Stole $700 Million From Wilpon!

An article by posted on July 14, 2009 0 Comments

Mets beat writer Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post reported a little while ago in his blog that Bernie Madoff stole $700 million from the Wilpons.  That is a lot higher than the originally reported $300 million that the Wilpon’s allegedly lost.  Since the scandal broke late last year the Wilpons have not publicly […]

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7/14 Minor League Report! ALLEN!

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Savannah 2, Kannapolis 0 Kyle Allen and 3 relievers combined on a 3 hit shutout tonight, and Jefry Marte continued his resurgance at the plate with 2 doubles, leading the Gnats to a 2-0 victory. Allen had one of his best games of the season, pitching into the 7th inning for the 2nd time all […]

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F-Mart: Is It Too Soon To Judge?

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In July 2005 the New York Mets signed 16 year old Fernando Martinez.  F-Mart was given a signing bonus of $1.4 million and from that point on was labeled as the future of the New York Mets.  Omar Minaya said of F-Mart when he signed that: “What we saw in [Martinez] was a 16-year-old kid […]

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Beltran Concerns, Missing The ’06 Wright, Please Sell The Mets

An article by posted on July 14, 2009 0 Comments

So here we are on the verge of another mid-summer classic and my poor Mets find themselves 6 1/2 games out of first place with three teams to catch, and that’s the good news. The bad news is that we’re 6 1/2 games back in the wild card race with nine teams to catch. Geez… It’s […]

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Bored With the All Star Game

An article by posted on July 14, 2009 0 Comments

Tuesday night will be baseball’s annual All Star Game, from Bush Stadium in St. Louis Missouri. St. Louis is a great baseball town, and the Cardinals are one of Major League Baseball’s most historic and great baseball teams. Having said that, I have no interest at all in the All Star Game. This morning I […]

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First Half – Half Full Or Half Empty?

An article by posted on July 13, 2009 0 Comments

Nobody could have predicted the first half that the Mets have just completed, after an off season that fueled such high expectations. Sure there were some questions going into the season, but every team has questions, building a team is not an exact science. The Mets’ biggest off-season priority was to revamp the bullpen, and […]

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Will Pedro Spell Heartbreak For Mets Fans?

An article by posted on July 13, 2009 0 Comments

They held the wrap party for “Nightmare on Roosevelt Avenue,” yesterday afternoon, and a good time was had by all. The Mets scored a month’s worth of runs to commemorate the ending of a nightmarish first half of baseball. Broken bodies, coupled with botched pop-ups equaled shattered hopes. Hopefully, now Jason, Freddy Kruger, and all […]

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