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The Birth Of El Dramático

An article by posted on April 25, 2013 0 Comments
The Birth Of El Dramático

El Dramático I felt so good after last night’s game that I decided to write two posts. This begins my official campaign to nickname Jordany Valdespin. It’s a great feeling to hit your first home run of the season. That’s not enough for Valdespin though. He has to hit a walk-off home run. Yeah, that […]

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Reviewing The Top Of The Mets Batting Order

An article by posted on April 21, 2013 0 Comments
Reviewing The Top Of The Mets Batting Order

I thought about the first three spots in the Mets lineup. While the two and three holes seem locked by Daniel Murphy and David Wright respectively, the leadoff spot has been somewhat of a revolving door. Here is the list of starts in the leadoff spot with Murphy and Wright at No. 2 and 3: […]

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Don’t Get Too Attached To John Buck

An article by posted on April 11, 2013 0 Comments
Don’t Get Too Attached To John Buck

John Buck, 32, has started the season with blinders on. He is focused and locked into every pitch the second it releases a pitcher’s hand and it’s almost as if it heads to the plate in super slow motion for him. He’s kept criticism at bay and been one of the bigger surprises for the Mets in the early […]

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Monday Musings: Mets Are Off To A Solid Start In 2013

An article by posted on April 8, 2013 0 Comments
Monday Musings: Mets Are Off To A Solid Start In 2013

Guess who’s jazzed about the Mets so far? This guy is. The Mets won the first two series of the season 2-1 against the Padres and the Marlins—including a furious 9th-inning rally yesterday. Maybe not the most stellar competition, but the team has shown the range of its capabilities. In the first couple games, the […]

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Featured Post: What’s To Become Of Jordany Valdespin Now?

An article by posted on April 2, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: What’s To Become Of Jordany Valdespin Now?

First off, I’d like to start this post by congratulating Collin Cowgill. The man had a great Spring Training and a smashing Mets  debut. He deserves to be a part of the Mets outfield in 2013. I look forward to watching him. “It’s a special day. My first time being in an Opening Day lineup. […]

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Trading Daniel Murphy Could Benefit The Mets

An article by posted on March 21, 2013 0 Comments
Trading Daniel Murphy Could Benefit The Mets

‘Spin Watch 2013 rolls on with another multi-hit game against the Houston Astros. I don’t know how many different ways I can say “Jordany Valdespin’s numbers have been impressive this spring.” He’s now batting .348/.388/.996. He also leads the team in hits (16), home runs (4), RBIs (9) and runs scored (8). He’s been so […]

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Cowgill, Valdespin, Byrd Staking Claims In Mets Outfield Battle

An article by posted on March 11, 2013 0 Comments
Cowgill, Valdespin, Byrd Staking Claims In Mets Outfield Battle

Updated on 3/10 at 11:00 PM Jordany Valdespin went 1-for-1 with an RBI after he replaced Marlon Byrd who went hitless in three at-bats today. Spin (.360) pulled ahead of Byrd (.348) in the batting race this Spring. Meanwhile, Collin Cowgill went 0-for-3, but is still batting .375 to lead the pack. It’s shaping up […]

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Valdespin’s Hot Start Can Get Him A Look The In Outfield

An article by posted on March 2, 2013 0 Comments
Valdespin’s Hot Start Can Get Him A Look The In Outfield

Updated by Joe D. on 2/28 I bet this will get some of you excited about the outfield situation… Jordany Valdespin, who is now batting .455 in Grapefruit League play, after two more singles tonight, is suddenly back in the spotlight thanks to his sizzling start. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported that the talented, but […]

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Sifting Through Some Old Mets Relics And Memories Makes Me Believe in 2013

An article by posted on February 19, 2013 0 Comments
Sifting Through Some Old Mets Relics And Memories Makes Me Believe in 2013

Tucked away in the mountains of Tehachapi, Calif. rests a modest cottage. Living in that cottage are John and Jill Nelson. These are my parents. In any given room, you can find the typical conventions of any old west-style household. There are paintings of horses on every wall, candle holders made from welded horseshoes on […]

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Revamped Mets Bullpen Could Suprise In 2013: Part 2

An article by posted on February 17, 2013 0 Comments
Revamped Mets Bullpen Could Suprise In 2013: Part 2

As promised, here’s my second installment of economically building the Mets’ bullpen. You can read my first part here if you need to brush up or simply missed it. Last week, I showed how opportunity cost could help identify the best relief candidates for a particular inning. I concluded by saying that Scott Atchison should […]

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