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Are You Wild About Another Wild Card?

An article by posted on January 31, 2012 0 Comments
Are You Wild About Another Wild Card?

Ronald Blum of the Denver Post reported yesterday that commissioner Bud Selig expects baseball to expand its playoffs this season. “I really believe we’ll have the wild card for 2012, this year,” Selig said Friday night in Chicago at a White Sox fan festival. “Clubs really want it. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an issue […]

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Mets Eye Candy: The Premier Edition

An article by posted on January 27, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Eye Candy: The Premier Edition

Sometimes I’ll find myself doing a Google search to find some info on a particular player for a blog post I’m working on and I get sidetracked and end up stumbling onto something else instead. Does that ever happen to you? I’m a sucker for Mets oddball stuff and I’m hoping you are to. There’s so much […]

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Bryce Harper Headlines MLB’s Top 10 Outfield Prospects

An article by posted on January 25, 2012 0 Comments
Bryce Harper Headlines MLB’s Top 10 Outfield Prospects

MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo completed his final installment of his Top 10 prospects at each position and ranks the game’s top outfield prospects. 1. Bryce Harper, Nationals: Harper might play all of the 2012 season at age 19, but it would be a mistake to think that’s a reason he won’t be in Washington this year. All signs […]

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LaRussa To Manage 2012 NL All Star Team

An article by posted on January 25, 2012 0 Comments
LaRussa To Manage 2012 NL All Star Team

Looks like we haven’t seen the last of Tony LaRussa yet. The recently retired Cardinals skipper will serve as the manager of the National League All-Star team for the 2012 Midsummer Classic at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on July 10th. La Russa will become the second retired manager to lead an All-Star squad. Hall of Fame […]

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MLB’s Top 10 Second Base Prospects Features Reese Havens

An article by posted on January 22, 2012 0 Comments
MLB’s Top 10 Second Base Prospects Features Reese Havens

MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo is continues to roll out his Top 10 prospects at each position as he moves onto second basemen. 1. Cory Spangenberg, Padres: Spangenberg became a great example of the benefits of signing early — getting out and racking up 330 plate appearances while many of his fellow 2011 first-rounders were sitting around and waiting […]

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Tom Seaver On Pitch Counts and Gil Hodges’ HOF Chances

An article by posted on January 22, 2012 0 Comments
Tom Seaver On Pitch Counts and Gil Hodges’ HOF Chances

Q. Ryan has campaigned against pitch counts. Do you agree? A. There’s nothing wrong with pitch counts. But there’s an addendum to that. I presume Nolan thinks the same way. But it isn’t a blanket pitch count. People say, “I bet the pitch count drives you nuts.” Heck no. I had a pitch count. My […]

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MLB’s Top 10 Third Base Prospects Features Wilmer Flores

An article by posted on January 20, 2012 0 Comments
MLB’s Top 10 Third Base Prospects Features Wilmer Flores

MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo is continues to roll out his Top 10 prospects at each position as he moves onto third basemen. 1. Nolan Arenado, Rockies: Sometimes a player gets knocked unfairly because of his surroundings. It’s not Arenado’s fault he played in the hitting-friendly California League and then the equally cozy Arizona Fall League in 2011. What […]

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Niese, Davis On Top 100 Major Leaguers 25 and Under

An article by posted on January 18, 2012 0 Comments
Niese, Davis On Top 100 Major Leaguers 25 and Under

    Matt Garrioch of Minor League Baseball Prospects (MILB Prospects) compiled a great ranking of the best players that are 25 or under. His list featured two Mets with Jon Niese at No. 64 and Ike Davis at No. 68, but oddly enough, Fernando Martinez now of the Astros checked in at No. 95. […]

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MLB’s Top 10 Right-handed Pitchers

An article by posted on January 17, 2012 0 Comments
MLB’s Top 10 Right-handed Pitchers

MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo is rolling out his Top 10 prospects at each position beginning with right-handed pitchers. The 2011 list featured the American League Rookie of the Year and seven of the 10 pitched in the big leagues. Once again, this year’s Top 10 right-handed pitchers features no Mets, but the top pick comes from the NL East’ Julio Teheran, […]

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If We Are Rebuilding, Why Is R.A. Dickey Still Here In A Sellers Market?

An article by posted on January 14, 2012 0 Comments
If We Are Rebuilding, Why Is R.A. Dickey Still Here In A Sellers Market?

Michael Baron of MetsBlog wrote the following this morning regarding the Mets projected starting rotation: According to FanGraphs, Bill James predicts Gee will go 8-10 with a 4.33 ERA in 160 innings, Niese will go 9-10 with a 4.28 ERA in 160 innings, Dickey will go 12-11 with a 3.89 ERA, Pelfrey will go 9-11 […]

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