Archive for February, 2011

From Left Field: Terry Collins And The Moneyball Theory

An article by posted on February 23, 2011 0 Comments

On this date in 1934, the Brooklyn Dodgers signed Casey Stengel to a two-year deal to be their manager. Today, 77 years later, Terry Collins will look to the example set by Stengel in running a baseball team. Though they Mets were downright terrible during Stengel’s tenure, the fire and energy he brought as the […]

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Alderson Can Put His Stamp On The Mets By Trading For Francisco Liriano

An article by posted on February 23, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson Can Put His Stamp On The Mets By Trading For Francisco Liriano

In an article entitled “Is Liriano fit for the Big Apple?”, Michael Rand of the Star-Tribune writes, If you’ve been fascinated — either in an intrigued way or a disgusted way — by the Twins’ willingness to entertain offers for pitcher Francisco Liriano ever since it became part of the landscape a couple of weeks […]

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Beltran Talks About Position Change

An article by posted on February 23, 2011 0 Comments

In the following video, which comes courtesy of Newsday, Carlos Beltran discusses his thoughts on changing his position from center field to right field. Beltran says that before he makes a decision either way, he would like to complete his running program after which he will give the Mets and honest answer on whether or not […]

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Who’s On First…?

An article by posted on February 22, 2011 0 Comments
Who’s On First…?

Everyone remembers Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s On First” skit. Well, who is on first for the New York Mets?  As for the current roster our “Who’s” are Ike Davis as the starter and Nick Evans as his backup. Maybe. On the weekend of the 12th -13th, MAB Celebrity Services had their “Who’s On First Show” at the […]

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Nick Evans Still Has A Shot

An article by posted on February 22, 2011 0 Comments

Don’t count Nick Evans out. That’s what Terry Collins said, despite the additions of Scott Hairston and Willie Harris - the latter signed to a minor league deal. When asked if those two players could be the backup outfielders, Collins said,  “When you talk about the competition side of everything, I’m going to throw Nick Evans’ name […]

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The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same For Mets

An article by posted on February 22, 2011 0 Comments

“The more things change, the more they stay the same” seems to apply for the Mets after the last few days.  On Friday I posted here that Terry Collins told reporters that it would be up to Carlos Beltran on whether or not he would move from center-field and start playing right-field.  Yesterday Brandon Butler posted that […]

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MLBPA Serves Mets Notice On K-Rod Option

An article by posted on February 22, 2011 0 Comments

While visiting Mets camp today, MLBPA Union Chief  Michael Weiner addressed the 2012 vesting option the Mets have on K-Rod’s contract. K-Rod’s option vests at $17.5 million for 2012 if he finishes 55 games this season. Otherwise, he receives a $3.5 million buyout and becomes a free agent. “We monitor every situation for compliance with the Basic […]

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Spring Update: Pelfrey Rediscovers Sinker, Don’t Count Out Izzy, Beltran News

An article by posted on February 22, 2011 0 Comments

//   Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger, says right-hander Mike Pelfrey is trying to rediscover his sinker (two-seam fastball) which he abandoned last season. He still produced a groundball 47.8 percent of the time. Pelfrey said that he thought the split-finger fastball Dan Warthen taught him in 2009 caught people off guard early last year and helped account for his […]

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Terry Collins Is Wally Backman?

An article by posted on February 22, 2011 0 Comments
Terry Collins Is Wally Backman?

So here I am reading up on Monday’s happenings at Mets Camp, when I come across some comments David Wright made about todays first full team workout and about Terry Collins specifically. Immediately, a sense of deja vu came over me… I know I’ve read this comment before and I knew it wasn’t that long ago either. Two things were very […]

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A Portrait of the R.A.-tist as a Young Man

An article by posted on February 21, 2011 0 Comments
A Portrait of the R.A.-tist as a Young Man

   Giving us shades of Bob Ross, J.S. Mill along with a bit of Tom Candiotti thrown in there, R.A. Dickey is almost a contradictory baseball player.  He is humble, shy and down-to-earth but is well-spoken and doesn’t mince words in his interviews; he processes his game cerebrally but is not a head case on […]

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