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Frank Francisco Suffers Thumb Injury

An article by posted on September 14, 2013 0 Comments
Frank Francisco Suffers Thumb Injury

Frank Francisco was removed from the first game of today’s doubleheader after injuring his right thumb on a hard come-backer off the bat of Logan Morrison. Christian Yelich scored on the play. David Aardsma replaced Francisco with a runner on second base and two outs in the eighth inning. Terry Collins said there was significant […]

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Braun Calls Season Ticket Holders To Apologize

An article by posted on September 6, 2013 0 Comments
Braun Calls Season Ticket Holders To Apologize

I thought you might find this interesting. According to CBS 58, suspended Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder Ryan Braun is calling Brewers season ticket holders to apologize. “Hey there’s a guy on the phone claiming to be Ryan Braun, it’s probably one of your buddies messing with you.” That’s exactly what Kelly’s Bleachers owner Pat Guenther thought […]

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Vic Black Should Report To Mets By Sept. 1 And Bypass Vegas

An article by posted on August 29, 2013 0 Comments
Vic Black Should Report To Mets By Sept. 1 And Bypass Vegas

Update 8/29, 5:45 PM by Satish Ram The Mets announced earlier on Twitter that Victor Black was the PTBNL in the deal that saw the Mets send Marlon Byrd, John  Buck, and cash to the Pirates. This was old news, however, as speculation ran rampant as soon as the trade was announced. The new news, coming […]

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Mejia Takes Cue From Harvey, Says It’s Better To Pitch Intelligently Than Harder

An article by posted on August 10, 2013 0 Comments
Mejia Takes Cue From Harvey, Says It’s Better To Pitch Intelligently Than Harder

Jorge Castillo of the Star Ledger, spoke with Jenrry Mejia on his noticeably reduced velocity in his last start and for those of you who may have been worried, fret not. Mejia, has intentionally dialed back on his fastball velocity to avoid the discomfort in his elbow which is being caused by floating debris – a common occurrence for a […]

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Featured Post: Lets Not Go Chasing Rainbows… Stay The Course

An article by posted on July 25, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Lets Not Go Chasing Rainbows… Stay The Course

This morning, I found myself motivated to chime in on a subject that has befuddled me all season long. What are we? You’re talking about 60-something games left, so it’s going to be an uphill battle. It’s not just catching them, it’s you’ve got to pass other teams. We were awful for a good portion […]

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Kemp Wants The MVP Award That Braun Cheated Him Out Of

An article by posted on July 24, 2013 0 Comments
Kemp Wants The MVP Award That Braun Cheated Him Out Of

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, who finished runner-up to Ryan Braun in voting for the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player award, thinks the suspended Milwaukee Brewers slugger should be stripped of the honor. Braun finished with 388 points and 20 first-place votes, to 332 and 10 for Kemp. Major League Baseball attempted to […]

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Collins Back As Mets Manager In 2014?

An article by posted on June 20, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Back As Mets Manager In 2014?

John Harper of the Daily News, puts up a strong case for why the Mets should bring back Terry Collins as manager of the team after this season. The thrust of his argument is that Collins was never given a true chance to show what he can do with a team that was at worst […]

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Broadcasting Games For A Loser Presents Certain Challenges

An article by posted on June 11, 2013 0 Comments
Broadcasting Games For A Loser Presents Certain Challenges

In an article that was highly critical of the New York Mets, Bob Raissman of the Daily News pondered how challenging it must be for SNY to broadcast Mets games and still keep the viewers from tuning out. With no end to the Mets’ ineptitude and misery in sight, their broadcasters are the only entertaining […]

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Mets Banner Day Parade Was A Hit, Here’s The Winner!

An article by posted on May 11, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Banner Day Parade Was A Hit, Here’s The Winner!

There is today’s winner for best banner during today’s Mets Banner Day Parade before the game. If I might say so myself, they did a fantastic job and out of the banners the Mets posted on their Twitter account today, I liked this one the best myself. Here are some of the other images the […]

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Featured Post: Is Duda Being Too Patient At The Plate?

An article by posted on May 6, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Is Duda Being Too Patient At The Plate?

“Lucas Duda is the preeminent example of the Mets’ organizational offensive philosophy of patience and power,” writes Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger. The left fielder’s .417 on-base percentage was 11th in the majors entering play Saturday and his .538 slugging percentage ranked in the top 30. But his remarkable selectivity could also be detrimental on […]

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