Archive for January, 2011

Un-Fricking-Believable Records That Have Been Broken

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One of the figures who played a primary role in establishing the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York was Ford C. Frick. Frick was baseball’s third commissioner, but is most remembered as the one responsible for ordering an asterisk to be placed next to Roger Maris’ single season home run record. In 1970, he was elected to the Hall of […]

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A Make or Break Season For Fernando Martinez

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Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus selects Fernando Martinez as one of his “make or break” prospects  for the 2011 season, and I couldn’t agree more.  Martinez has been a must for this list for so long that we should rename it the annual Fernando Martinez list. The amazing thing is that the outfielder is still just […]

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Thoughts On Chris Capuano

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Thoughts On Chris Capuano

Happy New Year everyone. It looks like the Mets made a couple of interesting moves yesterday with the signings of lefthander Chris Capuano and righthander Taylor Buchholz, both of whom can be classified as reclamation projects at this point. To make room for them we designated reliever Ryota Igarashi for assignment. No biggies as I wasn’t exactly thrilled […]

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What If The Mets Can Be Competitive In 2011

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Happy New Year everyone! We’re 49 days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training. As everyone knows I don’t have much confidence in the 2011 Mets and I’m already looking forward to the 2012 season as many are already suggesting   I honestly believe this is just a lost season, where .500 would be […]

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Ok, I’ll Bite…..

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Why haven’t the A’s finished above .500 since 2006? It’s a question I’ve seen asked by some detractors of sabermetrics, as if a few seasons under .500 can eradicate nearly 40 years of research. I never felt the need to dignify that question with a response, as the answer is very simple. Poor Billy Beane spilled […]

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Some More Resolutions For The Mets

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The beginning of the new year is always fresh with optimism and goal setting. Yesterdays don’t matter anymore and the focus is on today and tomorrow. As an organization the Mets’ 2011 goals are to get through the season as competitively as possible, shed itself of its suffocating contracts and lay a foundation for 2012. […]

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Mets Add RHP Taylor Buchholz and DFA Ryota Igarashi

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Mets Add RHP Taylor Buchholz and DFA Ryota Igarashi

In addition to signing left-hander Chris Capuano, the Mets have also signed right-hander Taylor Buchholz to a one-year contract, and to make room for him they have designated reliever Ryota Igarashi for assignment. Igarashi is owed $1.75 million in 2011 and if he is claimed by another team the Mets will still be responsible for […]

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Mets Sign Chris Capuano to 1-Year Deal

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Mets Sign Chris Capuano to 1-Year Deal

According to SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt via twitter, the Mets have signed Chris Capuano to a 1-year deal.  Capuano went 4-4, with 54 K’s, and a 3.95 ERA for the Brewers in 2010. Recently, Rising Apple discussed Chris Capuano as an option for the Mets in the back of the rotation.  The Mets, as we all […]

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Steroids Era and Hall Of Fame Voting Collide

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I love the internet and I spend a great portion of my day just reading my sports feeds, chatting with or emailing friends, and even blogging on this site. However, the internet does have its drawbacks. Lately there seems to be a wide array of opinions on who should or shouldn’t get into the Hall of […]

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Build A Bench Workshop: It Takes A Milledge?

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Build A Bench Workshop: It Takes A Milledge?

Remember our first teenage hitting machine? No, not F-Mart, the one before him, Lastings Milledge. According to MLB Trade Rumors, Milledge is currently  the youngest free agent on the market. Of course that alone would not be a good enough reason for putting Milledge back in a Mets uniform, but there are some compelling reasons to […]

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