Archive for January, 2013

Hits & Misses: Upton, Hairston, Bourn and the Dynamic Duo

An article by posted on January 25, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Upton, Hairston, Bourn and the Dynamic Duo

What I love most about Zack Wheeler and Matt Harvey is their incredible determination and confidence. Each of them possess a similar swagger and they both exactly know what they want and go after it. They pair that confidence with a professionalism you don’t see very often in players so young. I’m sure you caught […]

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J10K – Mets VP Hits The Mark On Twitter

An article by posted on January 25, 2013 0 Comments
J10K – Mets VP Hits The Mark On Twitter

Updated by Joe D. at Midnight Jay Horwitz, did it. Without about 40 minutes to spare, he surpassed 10,000 followers and won his bet with Jeff Wilpon. Now it’s on Jeff Wilpon to pay the piper on Monday and make a donation to the charity of Jay’s choice. Way to go, Jay!. Original Post by […]

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How Good Were The 1986 Mets Compared To Other Great Teams?

An article by posted on January 25, 2013 0 Comments
How Good Were The 1986 Mets Compared To Other Great Teams?

I just finished reading Mark Simon’s latest post on ESPN New York entitled, Top 5: Best Mets Teams. It’s a fascinating series he’s been working on this month, and I’ve enjoyed each of his segments, particularly this one. You should check it out. We all know how powerful that 1986 Mets team was, as they literally […]

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The Forgotten Players: The Untold Story Of Performance Enhancing Drugs In Baseball

An article by posted on January 25, 2013 0 Comments

I once heard an interview where a player gave his estimation of how many players were on some sort of performance enhancing drug when he played in the early 2000s. He said it was ninety percent of the players—in other words, nine out of ten guys. Let that marinate for a second. I don’t remember […]

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20+ Years Of Musical Chairs In Right Field Since Strawberry Left

An article by posted on January 24, 2013 0 Comments

This was originally posted two years ago on January 11, 2011, and was written by the brilliant Ed Leyro. With all the fuss about the Mets outfield these days, I thought this was a nice reminder that at least where right field is concerned, it’s been 22 years and we still haven’t found a suitable […]

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The Bourn Ultimatum: Should We Or Shouldn’t We?

An article by posted on January 24, 2013 0 Comments
The Bourn Ultimatum: Should We Or Shouldn’t We?

The Mets want Michael Bourn, but not at the risk of losing their first round draft pick according to John Harper of the Daily News. No surprise there, but even if they could get MLB to protect their pick, are they suddenly going to splurge with the money it would take to sign the Scott […]

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Cubs And Hairston Agree On A Two Year, $6 Million Deal

An article by posted on January 24, 2013 0 Comments
Cubs And Hairston Agree On A Two Year, $6 Million Deal

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are in agreement with Scott Hairston on a two-year contract. Hairston can earn up to $6 million dollars including incentives according to ESPN’s Bruce Levine. Scott Hairston was reportedly looking for a two-year, $8 million contract to which the Mets balked and countered with a one year deal for […]

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Frank Wren Gets His Man, Justin Upton To The Braves!

An article by posted on January 24, 2013 0 Comments
Frank Wren Gets His Man, Justin Upton To The Braves!

Update from Perseus 10:15 AM Well, it looks like the Upton Brothers will be united in Atlanta after all. According to MLBTR, the Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed, in principle, to a deal that would send Justin Upton to the Braves. Mark Bowman of MLB.com provided the terms of the trade: The Braves […]

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Will The Mets Cap Matt Harvey’s Innings Again In 2013?

An article by posted on January 24, 2013 0 Comments
Will The Mets Cap Matt Harvey’s Innings Again In 2013?

Sports Illustrated released a list on Tuesday about a baseball phenomenon called the “Year-After Effect.” It’s been also referred to by the more widely known “Verducci Effect”, named after the SI journalist. But it was actually based on principles and protocols established by Rick Peterson, the former pitching coach, who was at Oakland at the […]

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MMO Caption Contest: Win This Original 1986 Mets Score Book In Mint Condition!

An article by posted on January 24, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Caption Contest: Win This Original 1986 Mets Score Book In Mint Condition!

WIN THIS 1986 METS OFFICIAL PROGRAM! I can assure you this is a beauty and one of over a dozen I own from that magical season. This one still has the scorecard in it and is in mint condition. I’ll be giving away a few of my other score books in the next few days, […]

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