Archive for February, 2013

Old Time Mets: Bob Friend, Bob Shaw, and Ralph Terry

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Old Time Mets: Bob Friend, Bob Shaw, and Ralph Terry

In 1966, in the days before Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Gary Gentry, and Nolan Ryan, when the Mets’ young pitchers were named Dick Selma, Dick Rusteck, Darrell Sutherland, and Rob Gardner, the Mets tried to provide some veteran presence on the staff to help carry the team to respectability while the young pitchers developed. In […]

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Mets Must Resist Temptation With Zack Wheeler

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Mets Must Resist Temptation With Zack Wheeler

It’s no secret the Mets have concerns in their rotation, but that doesn’t mean they should rush Zack Wheeler, regardless of how good a spring training he has. The Mets tooker a somewhat patient approach with Matt Harvey, waited to bring him up last summer and gave him ten starts in which he showed his […]

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Piazza Denies Taking Steroids, Expresses Disappointment In Hall Voting

An article by posted on February 9, 2013 0 Comments
Piazza Denies Taking Steroids, Expresses Disappointment In Hall Voting

In his first interview since being denied first-ballot entry into the Hall of Fame, Mike Piazza spoke candidly with David Waldstein of the New York Times ahead of the release of his autobiography, Long Shot, due out on February 11. In the book, Piazza admits to using androstenedione as part of a supplement pack until the outcry […]

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Ike Davis Confesses He Was Very Fatigued Last Season

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Ike Davis Confesses He Was Very Fatigued Last Season

As an update to the Ike Davis and 2012 fatigue discussion from Wednesday, here is an update from Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, who spoke to Ike Davis today at Port St. Lucie: Ike Davis publicly portrayed his diagnosis of valley fever last February as a non-issue, insisting it was giving him no problems and […]

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How Badly Do The Mets Want Michael Bourn?

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How Badly Do The Mets Want Michael Bourn?

Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors posted part of the interview he conducted with Greg Genske of The Legacy Agency, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington and one other NL Executive. It was on the topic of qualifying offers, the draft pick compensation attached to free agents, and how it hurts the good, but not great players. If signing a free […]

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Something To Look Forward To From The Mets

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Something To Look Forward To From The Mets

As I watch the snow pile up outside my window, I am thinking of three of the best words in sports, “pitchers and catchers.’’ The official deadline for the Mets is Monday, but the lockers are already being filled in Port St. Lucie. I am planning to get down there this month and have already […]

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This Week’s Featured Post: The Clock Has Started Ticking On The Sandy Experiment

An article by posted on February 8, 2013 0 Comments
This Week’s Featured Post: The Clock Has Started Ticking On The Sandy Experiment

Pundits often say a college football coach deserves at least two years to turn a team over before anyone can honestly pass judgement.  That time provides the new coach with enough time to recruit his own players and implement his own scheme.  General managers in Major League Baseball get no such grace period.  Thus the […]

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Valdespin Uninjured, Suffered From Leg Cramps

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Valdespin Uninjured, Suffered From Leg Cramps

Following up on what I reported earlier this morning, Jordany Valdespin is uninjured and was suffering from  cramps after an 18-inning Caribbean Series game yesterday in cold weather, according to ESPN Deporte’s Enrique Rojas. Good news. Original Post 9:00 AM. I was just notified by one of my writers that Mets outfielder Jordany Valdespin hurt himself […]

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Rebuilding the Mets, A Historical Perspective

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Rebuilding the Mets, A Historical Perspective

In 1980, Baseball in New York featured a Yankee team that was a legitimate contender. Having won it all in 1978, they looked pretty solid. The overbearing and uncompromising Yankee owner George Steinbrenner was determined to establish his Yankees as perennial contenders by sheer force of will. The Mets on the other hand were awful […]

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News: Mets Officially Announce Brandon Lyon Deal

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News: Mets Officially Announce Brandon Lyon Deal

The Mets officially announced that they have finalized their one year deal with reliever Brandon Lyon. They specifically highlighted that Lyon had had two 20-save seasons in his career which points to what most of us speculated regarding his chances to close for the Mets should Frank Francisco falter. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox […]

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