Archive for January, 2013

From Left Field: Give Travis d’Arnaud A Chance In The Bigs Right Away

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From Left Field: Give Travis d’Arnaud A Chance In The Bigs Right Away

To turn attention away from Mike Piazza and the Hall of Fame vote for just a minute, let’s discuss the future Mike Piazza, or so we hope. The Mets acquired Travis d’Arnaud, their catcher of the future, in the trade that sent R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays. But why can’t the future be […]

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2013 Mock Draft: TTF Has Mets Taking 3B Colin Moran

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2013 Mock Draft: TTF Has Mets Taking 3B Colin Moran

Through The Fence Baseball posted their updated 2013 Mock Draft yesterday. The first round of the 2013 MLB draft keeps shrinking they say. When the Los Angeles Angels signed free agent Josh Hamilton a couple of weeks ago, they lost their first-round pick. They became the second team to lose their first-round pick, joining the Atlanta Braves, who […]

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Disappointed In Hall Balloting; Biggio Snubbed

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Disappointed In Hall Balloting; Biggio Snubbed

I am not surprised at the voting numbers for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa, but I am stunned at there being a total shutout and disappointed at the reasoning of some writers. For just the second time in four decades none of the candidates were elected, and that is wrong. Craig Biggio, who […]

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A Bad Taste In My Mouth

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A Bad Taste In My Mouth

Contrary to the ideas put out there by Ken Rosenthal, I did have an issue with the way things went down yesterday. In my eyes, anyone who did not have an issue with the shutout yesterday is blissfully ignorant. Rosenthal will not even catch wind of what I say though – I am a non-voter, […]

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Enter Sandy-Man

An article by posted on January 9, 2013 0 Comments
Enter Sandy-Man

People wonder how the Wilpons could be losing money when MLB is awash in media profits. How the biggest baseball market in the world could feature a team with dwindling gate proceeds. How a team that owns its own network, boasting a brand spanking new stadium with bells and whistles galore and an excellent selection […]

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MMO Flashback: Changing the Dynamic, One Catcher at a Time

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MMO Flashback: Changing the Dynamic, One Catcher at a Time

With the recent acquisition of Travis d’Arnaud, the Mets added one of the top two catching prospects in the minors, the other being Mike Zunino. Could d’Arnaud be the next great Mets catcher to lead the team to a World Series as Jerry Grote, Gary Carter and Mike Piazza once did? It’s a good question […]

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Sidd Finch: The Backstory

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Sidd Finch: The Backstory

“There’s no single sport that has the hold on our dreams and fantasies the way baseball does. Sidd has become a symbol, like the cornfield in Iowa.” — Myra Gelband, former Sports Illustrated editor _______________________ In an era when Hollywood was creating uniformed ballplayers walking out of cornfields and crushing majestic moon shots in to […]

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Hairston Deal Not Imminent

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Hairston Deal Not Imminent

A baseball official said free-agent Scott Hairston does not appear to be imminently signing anywhere, according to a report by Adam Rubin. And while speculation is that teams, including the Yankees and Mets, would like to hold the line on a contract for Hairston at one year, there is a belief the Mets could go to two […]

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Dickey Thankful Mets Didn’t Meet His Demands, Jays GM Says Alderson Showed No Respect

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Dickey Thankful Mets Didn’t Meet His Demands, Jays GM Says Alderson Showed No Respect

Associated Press reported on some of the comments made at R.A. Dickey’s introductory press conference in Toronto on Tuesday afternoon. Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos made a disparaging remark against the Mets front office who he said didn’t give the reigning Cy Young the respect he deserved. After going 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA […]

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Alderson Shoots Minaya A Zinger…

An article by posted on January 8, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Shoots Minaya A Zinger…

For some strange reason I keep posting about stuff and then it’s in the news the next day (not my post, the subject). So speaking of that 11th pick the Mets have, here’s what Sandy Alderson had to say about it courtesy of Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger. “We don’t want to lose our first-round […]

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Alderson Will Take The Reactive Approach On Collins’ Lame Duck Status

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Alderson Will Take The Reactive Approach On Collins’ Lame Duck Status

In regards to manager Terry Collins’ contract status, Sandy Alderson told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York the following: “Look, it would be disingenuous to say, ‘No, it won’t be an issue. Sometimes it becomes an issue. I think it’s a function of whether Terry makes it an issue, or the club makes it an issue, […]

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