Archive for October, 2012

What Can Be Learned From The Yankees Collapse

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What Can Be Learned From The Yankees Collapse

Ok, I admit, I did my best Quagmire impersonation the other night, in spite of my better angels trying desperately to keep me in check. Not even Charlie’s Angels could keep me from succumbing to the dark side when I saw the best team money could buy get brutally swept by the best thing to […]

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Arizona Acquires Heath Bell From Marlins, Oakland Gets Chris Young

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Arizona Acquires Heath Bell From Marlins, Oakland Gets Chris Young

The Oakland Athletics acquired outfielder Chris Young and cash considerations from the Diamondbacks for middle infielder Cliff Pennington along with minor-league shortstop Yordy Cabrera to Arizona. Arizona then turned around and traded Cabrera to the Miami Marlins in exchange for relief pitcher Heath Bell and cash considerations. I’m assuming Miami will be paying more than […]

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When San Diego’s History Repeats Itself In Queens

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When San Diego’s History Repeats Itself In Queens

After reading Joe D’s post on SandyBall, I remembered an interview I did with an author from Gaslamp Ball, a San Diego Padres fan site. Joe D points to the fans view of Alderson from his time with the San Diego Padres, and I couldn’t help but think about this quote from the Gaslamp author: […]

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Sandyball: Can Alderson Adapt To Life Under The New CBA?

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Sandyball: Can Alderson Adapt To Life Under The New CBA?

You’ve heard me refer to Sandy Alderson as a dinosaur before or repeatedly saying that he seems out of his element. His moves thus far, few as they may be, have done nothing to change my perception of him. When Omar Minaya was fired, it was my hope that he would be replaced with a […]

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Will The Mets Ever Have An Extended Run Of Winning Baseball?

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Will The Mets Ever Have An Extended Run Of Winning Baseball?

I was driving into work this morning and was listening to Richard Neer on WFAN. He was talking about the Yankees and Braves success over the past 20 years. He was saying how the Braves and Yankees have made the playoffs virtually every year, and it’s not really about getting to the post season, it’s […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Chris Young, RHP

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2012 Mets Player Review: Chris Young, RHP

  CHRIS YOUNG, RHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: With veteran Chris Young there was first a hope before any expectations. Signed as a stop gap starter to begin with prior to the 2011 season, Young pitched effectively at first before injuring his shoulder. In four starts he was 1-0 with a 1.88 ERA, giving the Mets six […]

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Rangers Hire Dave Magadan As Hitting Coach

An article by posted on October 19, 2012 0 Comments
Rangers Hire Dave Magadan As Hitting Coach

The Texas Rangers have dismissed hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh and hired Dave Magadan away from the Boston Red Sox. Magadan had been the Red Sox hitting coach for six years, beginning in 2007 when they won the World Series. The Red Sox, who are in the process of looking for a manager, held an option […]

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Is Matt Harvey A Cy Young Contender In 2013?

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Is Matt Harvey A Cy Young Contender In 2013?

Our own Craig Lerner came up with several bold predictions of his own last week, so I thought I would throw my own into the mix. We saw the triumphant debut of the Mets 2010 1st-round draft pick Matt Harvey, providing one of very few bright spots in an otherwise dreary second half of the […]

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Buster Posey, Fernando Rodney Earn Comeback Player Of The Year Honors

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Buster Posey, Fernando Rodney Earn Comeback Player Of The Year Honors

Catcher Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants and closer Fernando Rodney of the Tampa Bay Rays have been named the recipients of the 2012 National League and American League Comeback Player of the Year Awards, respectively, Major League Baseball announced today. The Comeback Player of the Year Awards are officially sanctioned by Major League […]

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Are You Unsure About The Direction Of The Team?

An article by posted on October 19, 2012 0 Comments
Are You Unsure About The Direction Of The Team?

Check out the latest poll results from MetsBlog on where his readership voted on the question of Are the Mets are headed in the Right or Wrong Direction: If there was an option that said “Not Sure” that’s what I would have chosen. Maybe that’s why he only got 2,600 people to vote instead of […]

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What Can The Mets Learn From Detroit’s Success?

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What Can The Mets Learn From Detroit’s Success?

The Detroit Tigers have put the Yankees in off-season mode, and it took only 4 games to do it. You know in the long run, the Yankees may have had less drama to deal with had the Orioles taken them out in 5 games. I have no doubt that this will be the start of […]

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