Archive for February, 2012

Do We Need To Start Fearing The Nationals, Could They Win The NL East?

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Do We Need To Start Fearing The Nationals, Could They Win The NL East?

With the Nationals acquisition of Edwin Jackson yesterday, we need to start seriously considering them as legitimate contenders to not only have a good season, but to potentially win the NL East or at minimum steal a wild card berth. With their off season additions the Nationals will have a very well rounded and talented starting rotation.  A rotation of Strasburg, […]

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Gary Carter Attends His Baseball Team’s Opening Night

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Gary Carter Attends His Baseball Team’s Opening Night

Gary Carter, who is waging a courageous battle against brain cancer, found the strength to be with his team for their season opener. The Palm Beach Post writes: Around the edge of the warning track and back into the familiar buzz of the ballpark came Gary Carter on Thursday night, riding in the back of a golf cart […]

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2010 MVP Josh Hamilton Falls Off The Wagon

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2010 MVP Josh Hamilton Falls Off The Wagon

According to a report in the Dallas Morning News, Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, recovering from alcohol and drug addictions, had a relapse this week in his quest to remain sober. According to individuals familiar with the episode, Hamilton drank alcohol Monday night at Sherlock’s Pub & Grill in Dallas. Teammate Ian Kinsler also showed up at the bar […]

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NL East Arms Race

An article by posted on February 2, 2012 0 Comments
NL East Arms Race

Atlanta Braves Tim Hudson Jair Jurrjens Tommy Hanson Brandon Beachy Mike Minor/Julio Teheran Miami Marlins Josh Johnson Mark Buehrle Ricky Nolasco Carlos Zambrano Anibal Sanchez New York Mets Johan Santana R.A. Dickey Jon Niese Mike Pelfrey Dillon Gee Philadelphia Phillies Roy Halladay Cliff Lee Cole Hamels Vance Worley Joe Blanton Washington Nationals Stephen Strasburg Gio […]

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Nationals Sign Edwin Jackson

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Nationals Sign Edwin Jackson

The Nationals have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent starting pitcher Edwin Jackson. The right-hander flew to Washington today for his physical after which the deal should be officially announced by the team. Jon Heyman reports that deal is believed to be worth $8 million to $12 million dollars. Ken Rosenthal of FOX […]

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Polo Grounds, Bob Mandt, Dick Young, Banner Day Trivia

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Polo Grounds, Bob Mandt, Dick Young, Banner Day Trivia

As you all know by now, the New York Mets announced that Banner Day will return Sunday, May 27 prior to the Mets playing the San Diego Padres at 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field. Banner Day was a Mets tradition from 1963 to 1996 with fans of all ages parading on the field showing their […]

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It’s Gonne Be A Banner Day On May 27

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It’s Gonne Be A Banner Day On May 27

One of the mainstays of a Mets’ summer will be returning this year, the 50th anniversary of the franchise. Banner Day will return May 27 to give you an opportunity to express your affection for your favorite players and memories, and yes, also a chance to editorialize on the direction of the team. Undoubtedly, there […]

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Steven Cohen To Buy Minority Stake In Mets

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Steven Cohen To Buy Minority Stake In Mets

According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, billionaire investment manager Steve Cohen, who  is set to become one of the $20 million minority investors in the New York Mets. The deal would not preclude Cohen from pursuing the Dodgers, according to two people familiar with the transaction but not authorized to discuss it. Shakin […]

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If There Is A 5th Playoff Spot, Can Mets Contend?

An article by posted on February 1, 2012 0 Comments
If There Is A 5th Playoff Spot, Can Mets Contend?

Today was supposed to be the deadline that MLB Commissioner Bud Selig finalized the plans to expand the playoff structure to include two wild card teams. However, scheduling and logistics remain areas open for debate, which has halted the process. Still, if MLB agrees to expand the postseason, it increases each team’s chances by one […]

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NL East Notes: Phillies Sign Chad Qualls, Johnson Wants Bryce Harper In RF Opening Day

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NL East Notes: Phillies Sign Chad Qualls, Johnson Wants Bryce Harper In RF Opening Day

Here’s a couple of interesting notes from our NL East foes… Right-handed reliever Chad Qualls has signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. Qualls, 33, has made 512 appearances over the last seven years – the most in the majors. He gets a one-year deal worth $1.15 million and is expected to go at the […]

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Dickey Is The Best Choice For Mets Ace If Johan Isn’t Ready

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Dickey Is The Best Choice For Mets Ace If Johan Isn’t Ready

With the uncertainty of Johan Santana being ready for Opening Day, the idea of R.A. Dickey being the Mets opening day starter are starting to take shape around Metsland.  Dickey was at the Munson Dinner last night where he addressed that possibility with reporters. I certainly hope that’s not the case. My first reaction would obviously […]

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