Archive for February, 2013

The Unfinished Tale of Collin McHugh – Part 1

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The Unfinished Tale of Collin McHugh – Part 1

By Elliot Chester I. Collin McHugh’s third pitch as a major league baseball player was not a bad one, a four-seam 91-mile-per-hour fastball that tailed away from Charlie Blackmon, a slap-hitting nobody who had just two hits all season entering the late August game. But Blackmon, recently installed as the Colorado Rockies’ starting right fielder […]

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Jordany Valdespin Shares Twitter Login With Cousin, Do You?

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Jordany Valdespin Shares Twitter Login With Cousin, Do You?

Maybe it is me, but I don’t think I will ever understand Jordany Valdespin. At one time I wanted him to get a chance and wonder why he hadn’t. Now, it is clear. The guy’s elevator doesn’t go to the top and he ranks low on the charm and responsibility meters. When asked by reporters today […]

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Mets Catching Prospect Travis D’Arnaud Compared To Johnny Bench?

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Mets Catching Prospect Travis D’Arnaud Compared To Johnny Bench?

On Friday, Kevin Kernan of the New York Post wrote of high praise for Travis d’Arnaud coming from some of his former coaches. D’Arnaud is a former farmhand of the Philadelphia Phillies who originally drafted him. He was the center piece in the deal that sent Roy Halladay from Toronto to the Phillies, and his stature as an […]

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The Kid Is Gone, Long Live The Kid

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The Kid Is Gone, Long Live The Kid

One year ago today, Gary Carter lost his battle with brain cancer at the young age of 57.  Carter’s loss was felt throughout the Mets community, with tributes ranging from t-shirts to a home plate candlelight vigil to commemorative patches on the team’s jerseys and the outfield wall at Citi Field. Carter was a leader […]

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Spring Shorts: Byrd Could Be Mets’ Staring Right Fielder, Buck Compares Niese To Pettitte

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Spring Shorts: Byrd Could Be Mets’ Staring Right Fielder, Buck Compares Niese To Pettitte

As of Saturday, all Mets players are supposed to be in camp, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN. The three players who have yet to report are Jenrry Mejia (visa issues), Jordany Valdespin, and infielder Wilfredo Tovar. Here are some other Mets notes from Spring Training. Marlon Byrd arrived at camp on Friday, and according to Mike […]

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Remembering Gary Carter: Sometimes There IS Crying In Baseball

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Remembering Gary Carter: Sometimes There IS Crying In Baseball

Keith Hernandez flied out to center for the second out of the inning. A tomblike silence fell over Shea. Fans stared in disbelief. The 108 regular season wins plus 6 more in the post-season meant nothing. Vin Scully announced Marty Barrett was chosen player of the game. And then…number 8 stepped to the plate. In […]

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My Thoughts On Fred Wilpon, Sandy Alderson and Spending

An article by posted on February 15, 2013 0 Comments
My Thoughts On Fred Wilpon, Sandy Alderson and Spending

Yesterday, I was at the hospital all day getting treated, when I heard and read about Fred Wilpon’s announcement to reporters at St. Lucie. I quickly posted a little bit of what he had to say from my phone with the intention of expanding on it the next day (today). I came home this morning […]

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Mets Owner Says Team Will Spend, But Doubts Are Raised

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Fred Wilpon’s proclamation in Port St. Lucie yesterday the Mets are now out of debt and ready to jump into the free-agent market brought a skeptical response. The feeling wasn’t  “oh boy, let’s go get Jacoby Ellsbury next year,’’ but rather “I’ll believe it when it see it.’’ Remember, the road to hell is paved with good […]

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Collin Cowgill “Nails” It?

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Collin Cowgill “Nails” It?

Newest Mets outfielder Collin Cowgill has been getting raves for his gritty play, and has even been compared to another Mets outfielder, Lenny Dykstra, for his intensity on the field and his all-out style of play. In an article by Mike Puma in the NY Post, Cowgill’s former manager and one-time Mets Rico Brogna had […]

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Video: Players Are Excited About The Mets Pitching Staff This Season

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Video: Players Are Excited About The Mets Pitching Staff This Season

Terry Collins, Johan Santana, Jon Niese, and Bobby Parnell talk about why they are very excited about the Mets pitching staff this season. Collins’ notes that for the first time in over three years, Santana goes into this season healthy and with no offseason surgery or rehab. He also tabs Johan as his Opening Day […]

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