Archive for March, 2012

Adam Rubin On Why Certain Players Are Cut Early In Camp

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Adam Rubin On Why Certain Players Are Cut Early In Camp

I wanted to share this great insight by Adam Rubin who posted the following on his blog at ESPN New York in response to a reader’s question on why so many players were cut from major league camp yesterday. Assistant GM John Ricco explained that any player on the 40-man roster who is still in major league […]

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The Showdown Of The Century

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The Showdown Of The Century

Did you catch all the dramatic build-up to the Jose Reyes versus the Mets match-up yesterday? It was being billed by beat writers from Miami and New York as the “Showdown of the Century.” Personally, I found Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah to be much more compelling and entertaining. Three-headed monsters always tend to make for good drama. […]

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The First Cuts Are The Deepest

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The First Cuts Are The Deepest

Yesterday, was a big day in at the Mets Spring Training Complex at Digital Domain Park as the team made their first round of cuts and reassigned 13 players to minor league camp. The move left the Mets with 42 players in camp which will eventually be pared down to 25 before Opening Day. There’s […]

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Loewen Literally Drops The Ball, Mets Fall 3-1 To Marlins

An article by posted on March 15, 2012 0 Comments
Loewen Literally Drops The Ball, Mets Fall 3-1 To Marlins

Dickey took the mound and looked brilliant in 2 perfect innings, but a rain delay and an Adam Loewen error put the Mets on the track to a 3-1 loss. Summary R.A. Dickey started today opposite Marlins ace Josh Johnson where we caught our first glimpse of Jose playing against us. Dickey threw only 23 […]

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Nominations For 2012 Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame

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Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame Announces Nominations for 2012 Induction The Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame today announced the names of the nominees on the 2012 induction ballot. They include: Big Ed Delahanty, whose lifetime .346 average ranks fifth all-time; Gene Michael, scout and GM responsible for signing players including Derek Jeter and […]

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From Left Field: Don’t Sleep On Lucas May

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From Left Field: Don’t Sleep On Lucas May

Ever since Mike Piazza’s departure, the catcher position for the Mets has been in a state of flux. Paul LoDuca, Brian Schneider, Rod Barajas, Henry Blanco and Ronny Paulino are just some of the catchers to suit up behind the dish. Last season, the Mets handed the mask to young Josh Thole, and he seems […]

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Harvey’s Gone, But We Haven’t See The Last Of Him In 2012

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Harvey’s Gone, But We Haven’t See The Last Of Him In 2012

I was holding off on this post to see whether or not Mets pitching prospect Matt Harvey would survive the first official round of spring training cuts. He didn’t. But that’s okay, and for those of you that were hoping to see at least another start from this unbelievably talented pitcher, take solace in the […]

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Three Days In September

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Three Days In September

My 12th birthday, Monday September 8th, 1969. Why in hell does it have to be a day game today? I agonized as my mom drove me to school. As I sat in Mr Greenleaf’s home room that morning I cursed and muttered under my breath: “Koos is going against the Cubs today at Shea, AND it’s […]

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Judge Deals A Jarring Blow To Mets Defense

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Judge Deals A Jarring Blow To Mets Defense

On Wednesday, the Mets owners were dealt a jarring blow to their defense when Judge Jed S. Rakoff ruled that Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz must prove that they were not “willfully blind” to Madoff’s scheme. The burden of proof will not be on Irving Picard, but instead it’s on the Mets owners who have to […]

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Spring Notes: Thoughts On Wright, Reyes, Gee

An article by posted on March 14, 2012 0 Comments
Spring Notes: Thoughts On Wright, Reyes, Gee

First it was going to be a game or two, then at the end of this week, then next week and now David Wright hopes to be ready by Opening Day. Knowing these are the Mets, why didn’t they just throw Opening Day out there from the outset. Why did it take them so long […]

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