Archive for September, 2011

From Left Field: A Chat With Mrs. Gil Hodges

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From Left Field: A Chat With Mrs. Gil Hodges

To take our minds off the floundering excuse for a baseball team, I present to you a look back at a bit of baseball history from a different perspective. Recently, I was lucky enough to interview Gil Hodges’ widow, Joan Hodges. She was so sweet and had so many great stories. As the saying goes, “Behind […]

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Checking In With Some Old Friends: Beltran and Francoeur

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Checking In With Some Old Friends: Beltran and Francoeur

That’s a shot of Carlos Beltran blasting the 300th home run of his career last night to gave the Giants the lead and ultimately the 3-1 victory over the Padres. It was the second home run of the game for Beltran who also parked one into the seats above right field in the bottom of the first inning to […]

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Game Preview: Nationals vs Mets

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The Mets try to avoid the four game sweep by the Nationals today as they play the early afternoon game. In today’s game, the Mets will send out Chris Schwinden for his second career start. In his first start of the season, he allowed 8 hits and 8 earned runs in 5.0 innings of work […]

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Are The Mets Done Shoving Parnell Down Our Throats Yet?

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This is beginning to get ridiculous now.  First the Mets removed Izzy from the closer role and asked him to groom Parnell to be the teams closer.  Now since Parnell has blown 5 saves in 10 chances they have decided to try John Franco as a potential mentor/tutor? I am getting a little tired of […]

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Mets 2011 Sterling Award Winners Announced

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Mets 2011 Sterling Award Winners Announced

ORGANIZATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: JOSH SATIN (INF) Height: 6-2 Weight: 200 Bats: Right Throws: Right Born: 12/23/84, Hidden Hills, CA Resides: Hidden Hills, CA Obtained: Mets’ 25th-round pick in 2007 Signing Scout: Doug Thurman Satin split the season between Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and Buffalo (AAA) of the International League, hitting a […]

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Mets Waste A Solid Start From Pelfrey, Lose 2-0 To Nats

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Mets Waste A Solid Start From Pelfrey, Lose 2-0 To Nats

How many solid pitching performances have the Mets wasted this season? Ten? Fifteen? Whatever that number may be, chalk up another one as a rare brilliant start by Mike Pelfrey was laid to waste by an anemic offensive performance in the Mets 2-0 loss to the Nationals. The Mets are reeling right now. They can’t […]

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Johan Santana Will Not Pitch This Season

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Johan Santana Will Not Pitch This Season

Terry Collins spoke with reporters before the game and said that Johan Santana will pitch in a simulated game this Sunday in Fort Myers. According to a report on ESPN, Collins also added that he does not believe Santana will pitch for the Mets before the end of the season. No matter how the Mets spin this, […]

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Prospect Pulse: The Relievers

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Prospect Pulse: The Relievers

When next year’s Spring Training arrives, there will be some fierce competition for spots in the Mets bullpen. At this point, barring trade or injury, the only logical holdovers would be Bobby Parnell, Pedro Beato and Manny Acosta. Otherwise, it’s pretty wide-open. The recent performances of Josh Stinson and Daniel Herrera are promising, and they should be solidly […]

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John Franco To Tutor Parnell

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John Franco To Tutor Parnell

The NY Post reports that former closer John Franco will in fact be tutoring Bobby Parnell as soon as this week on the art of closing. Parnell has struggled mightily since assuming the closer role this season and is 3-6 with five blown saves in ten chances. His ERA now stands at 4.05 with an […]

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On Keeping Reyes and Wright

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On Keeping Reyes and Wright

Last night, Jose Reyes regained the NL lead in the batting race with three hits to raise his average to .333 for the season. Ryan Braun is in second place with a .331 average. This is getting very interesting and will go down to the wire. Reyes admitted that he can still feel his hamstring barking and that […]

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