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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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Who Is The Mets’ Best Offseason Acquisition?

An article by posted on January 13, 2012 0 Comments
Who Is The Mets’ Best Offseason Acquisition?

No, there were no big, splashy signings this offseason, but we did manage to sign some useful players that could help the Mets be very competitive in 2012. As I look over the list of new additions, none really jump out at me as far as who might have the biggest impact, but I do […]

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Is 200 Innings The Be-All-End-All For Starting Pitchers?

An article by posted on January 9, 2012 0 Comments
Is 200 Innings The Be-All-End-All For Starting Pitchers?

How valuable is Mike Pelfrey to the Mets rotation? I’ve often had this debate with a couple of guys I work with who are addicted to the Mets like I am. Depending on who you ask, you’ll come across many who will say we need Pelfrey because he gives us innings? And while that’s true, somewhat, what’s the big […]

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The New Market Inefficiency

An article by posted on January 6, 2012 0 Comments
The New Market Inefficiency

Friends, Mets Fans and Metsmerizers, lend me your ears. I hope all of you enjoyed your holidays and let me wish you all a belated Happy New Year. I want to share an article I read with all of you on the perceived virtues of small market strategies, but first I must chime in on the […]

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2012 Baseball Predictions: Fred Wilpon Is Next Frank McCourt

An article by posted on January 2, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Baseball Predictions: Fred Wilpon Is Next Frank McCourt

I thought I’d share some interesting 2012 predictions from Joe Sheenan of Sports Illustrated, who lists Wilpon among some his prophecies. 1. The Marlins won’t get a playoff spot for their money. The Marlins committed $191 million over six years to Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell, then fell short in their pitches to C.J. Wilson and Albert Pujols. That […]

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Braun Not Expected To Win His Appeal

An article by posted on January 2, 2012 0 Comments
Braun Not Expected To Win His Appeal

An MLB official told Tom Haudricourt of the Journal-Sentinel that there’s little to no chance that 2011 MVP Ryan Braun will win his appeal of a 50-game suspension for using a banned substance. Braun’s appeal of that positive drug test and pending 50-game suspension will be heard later this month. Braun proclaimed his innocence after results of […]

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Mets Offseason Targets: C Jason Jaramillo

An article by posted on December 16, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Offseason Targets: C Jason Jaramillo

Another player I believe would be an interesting pickup for the Mets is the recently non-tendered catcher Jason Jaramillo, formerly of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jaramillo, 29, has been hampered by injuries in the past and the rigors of being an everyday catcher are seemingly too much for him to handle. But he may prove to be a […]

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Mets Offseason Targets: LHP Hong-Chinh Kuo

An article by posted on December 14, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Offseason Targets: LHP Hong-Chinh Kuo

I had a chance to check out all the players that were recently non tendered on Tuesday night and came up with a list of players that would seem like good potential targets for the Mets as the offseason wears on. Of course none of these players come without flaws or they wouldn’t have been […]

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ESPN: Marlins Getting A Feel For Interest In Hanley Ramirez

An article by posted on December 9, 2011 0 Comments
ESPN: Marlins Getting A Feel For Interest In Hanley Ramirez

Buster Olney of ESPN tweets – Under category of Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Marlins have poked around in the market to get a feel for interest in Hanley Ramirez. The plot thickens. Original Post 12/7 A rumor circulated yesterday that Hanley Ramirez asked to be traded and is in an uproar about the idea of moving over […]

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