Archive for October, 2011

It’s Interesting How October Is Shaping Up

An article by posted on October 13, 2011 0 Comments

The networks must be loving baseball’s final four of Milwaukee, St. Louis, Texas and Detroit. Their thinking, of course, is any LCS without the Yankees and Red Sox, or a Chicago or Los Angeles team, can’t be worth watching. Actually, I tend to root for the match-ups the networks least want to see. I don’t […]

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A Tale Of Two Seasons: Mets Best and Worst Moments Of 2011

An article by posted on October 12, 2011 0 Comments
A Tale Of Two Seasons: Mets Best and Worst Moments Of 2011

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

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Epstein To Cubs Doesn’t Bode Well For The Mets

An article by posted on October 12, 2011 0 Comments
Epstein To Cubs Doesn’t Bode Well For The Mets

With the news that Theo Epstein has departed Bean-Town for Chi-Town to go and run the Cubs, I can’t help thinking that this move will impact the Mets in many adverse ways. For one, in the short term, Sandy Alderson will now be competing with Theo in scouring the free agent rolls looking for under-valued […]

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Theo Epstein Signs 5-Year Deal With Cubs

An article by posted on October 12, 2011 0 Comments

John Dennis of WEEI Sports Radio is reporting that Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein has agreed with the Cubs on a five-year deal worth more than $15 million. According to Dennis’ sources, the Red Sox granted the Cubs permission to talk with Epstein late last week. The deal is expected to be finalized by the […]

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A New York Baseball Season

An article by posted on October 12, 2011 0 Comments

It was certainly interesting to have the Mets finish out of the playoffs, but then to also have the Yankees play themselves out of the first round……. Same difference. What is happening to MLB? In a year when the new, ‘shopping mall’ stadiums like Citi Field were all over the place, the field area is […]

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Backman Will Not Be Joining The Nationals

An article by posted on October 12, 2011 0 Comments

[blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/washingnats/status/123826426372825088"] Original Post Oct. 11, 5:45 AM According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com, Wally Backman will not join the Nationals coaching staff. According to Mike Puma of the NI Post, Wally Backman, a candidate for the Mets’ managerial opening last offseason, could soon leave the organization, according to a team source. The fiery Backman, 52, […]

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Closer Candidate: Jonathan Broxton

An article by posted on October 11, 2011 0 Comments
Closer Candidate: Jonathan Broxton

Sandy Alderson has been very adamant that he will sign a free agent closer this off-season to fill the void left by Francisco Rodriguez. Who that closer will be is the big question. You can pretty much cross Heath Bell off the list. Francisco Rodriguez is an extreme long shot as well. And that’s not […]

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Mets Should Have Chien-Ming Wang On Their Radar

An article by posted on October 11, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Should Have Chien-Ming Wang On Their Radar

With the news that the Mets have shutdown Johan Santana’s rehab  for the rest of the year, all they can do now is hope and pray that when their $24 million dollar a year ace shows up in Port St. Lucie next Spring, he will be ready to get on a mound and resemble something […]

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As the Phillies Payroll Has Increased, Their Postseason Success Has Decreased

An article by posted on October 11, 2011 0 Comments
As the Phillies Payroll Has Increased, Their Postseason Success Has Decreased

To the joy of many Mets fans, The Phillies lost a heartbreaking, 1-0 game 5 on Friday night after being heavily speculated as the favorite to win it all in 2011. Despite adding payroll every year since their World Series title in 2008, the Phillies have actually continuosly had less and less success in the postseason. After coming […]

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Prospect Pulse: The Left-Handed Pitchers

An article by posted on October 11, 2011 0 Comments
Prospect Pulse: The Left-Handed Pitchers

In the on-going endeavor to compile as many stats, and as many lists as possible regarding our beloved Amazin’s, here is the NY Mets 2012 Top Ten Left-Handers in the farm system, list. In previous posts I have identified areas of weakness in the farm system at the positions of catcher, and shortstop. Here is […]

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