Archive for July, 2013

For the Birds

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For the Birds

You’re late. My (bloodshot) eyes dropped, not in shame, but in search of explanation. My iPhone read 10:54 a.m. Where have you been? No excuses, I thought. I am sorry. I flat out overslept. I was up until 3:45 a.m. Are you sick? No. Why were you up so late? You wouldn’t understand. Amuse me. […]

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Recker And Byrd Homer To Lift Mets Past Giants

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Recker And Byrd Homer To Lift Mets Past Giants

It was déjà vu all over again to start Game 2 of the Mets’ three-game series against the Giants. The Giants took an early 2-0 off Dillon Gee. This time the Giants scored on an Anthony Recker error trying to catch Brandon Belt stealing that scored Hunter Pence and a poor fielder’s choice by Daniel […]

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Players Connected To BioGenesis Set To Be Suspended

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Players Connected To BioGenesis Set To Be Suspended

T.J. Quinn and Mike Fish of ESPN  are reporting that the MLB is set to suspend a number of players connected to the BioGenesis clinic, headlined by Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun. The suspensions are set to take place post-AS Break. Braun has become vilified in the media because of his attitude towards this whole investigation, […]

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Mets at Giants: Satin Gets Nod At 1B, Gee Looks To Keep Rolling

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Mets at Giants: Satin Gets Nod At 1B, Gee Looks To Keep Rolling

New York Mets (38-48) at San Francisco Giants (40-48) Tuesday 7/9, 10:15 PM ET at AT&T Park Dillon Gee (6-7, 4.45) vs Barry Zito (4-6, 4.44) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr.  – CF Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Marlon Byrd – RF Josh Satin – 1B Andrew Brown – LF Anthony Recker – C Omar Quintanilla […]

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Marcum Out For The Season, Will Have Surgery To Repair Blocked Artery

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Marcum Out For The Season, Will Have Surgery To Repair Blocked Artery

Ed Coleman first reported on WFAN that starting pitcher Shaun Marcum is done for the year. ”It hasn’t been announced here today, but it’s coming shortly. He’s pitched his last game with the Mets” True enough, Marc Carig of Newsday has confirmed the news and is reporting that Marcum has been diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, and will have […]

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Mets To Release Brandon Lyon

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Mets To Release Brandon Lyon

The New York Mets have requested to put right-handed reliever Brandon Lyon on unconditional release waivers. The team recently made the announcement through their official Twitter page stating, The #Mets asked for unconditional release waivers for RHP Brandon Lyon. — New York Mets (@Mets) July 9, 2013 If Lyon accepts, he will become a free […]

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Marlins Prepping Huge Offseason Extension For Stanton, Wont Trade Him Unless He Declines

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Marlins Prepping Huge Offseason Extension For Stanton, Wont Trade Him Unless He Declines

Maybe this news from Marlins beat writer Joe Frisaro will put to bed any further Giancarlo Stanton to the Mets rumblings, but don’t count on it. On Saturday, the Marlins dealt Ricky Nolasco to the Dodgers for three pitching prospects, and according to Frisaro the move was expected because he is eligible for free agency […]

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Last Night’s Met Game Was Epic In More Ways Than One

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Last Night’s Met Game Was Epic In More Ways Than One

Last night was some of the best fun I’ve had all season watching a Mets game. The best part of it for me, in addition to the  drama of the marathon itself, was connecting with the many Met fans who take to twitter for every game. It’s a great little world within a world of […]

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Fear & Loathing of Sabermetrics

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Fear & Loathing of Sabermetrics

People fear what they do not understand. There’s no way to deny that. The truth is, baseball is still a game where people continue to hold on to “the way things used to be” in their hearts. It’s why there is no full replay yet, it’s why people are against the DH in the NL […]

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Featured Post: What Shortstops Are On The Market For The Mets?

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Featured Post: What Shortstops Are On The Market For The Mets?

This mailbag question comes from Alex: Anyone watching this team would notice that we are in dire need of a shortstop. With no one in the minors close to the majors, and Tejada and Quintanilla not getting the job done, are there any quality shortstops that the Mets can realistically acquire? Alex is right about […]

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The Giants As A Model For The Mets, And Dealing From Strength

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The Giants As A Model For The Mets, And Dealing From Strength

In a telling article for the Wall Street Journal, Jared Diamond questions the wisdom of the Mets potentially trading some young pitchers to obtain the offense the team desperately needs. “As the Mets enter the final stretch before the All-Star break and begin to prepare for a crucial off-season,” he writes. “They are wrestling with […]

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