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Mets Eye Candy: The 1962 Edition

An article by posted on February 5, 2012 1 Comment
Mets Eye Candy: The 1962 Edition

With the New York Mets celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2012, I’ll probably end up doing 4-5 1962 Editions of my “Mets Eye Candy” feature. Do you know the story about Hall of Fame writer Leonard Koppett during that 1962 season? While burning the midnight oil at his desk in the newsroom of the NY Post, […]

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What Are You Watching For The Most During Spring Training?

An article by posted on February 4, 2012 0 Comments
What Are You Watching For The Most During Spring Training?

With Spring Training right around the corner it’s time to start to get into the baseball spirit. Even though it appears we are not going to be contending for a title this season, there is still plenty to be excited about.  There is always the outside chance that we make it interesting and contend for the second […]

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Grading the Omar Regime: The 2005 Draft

An article by posted on February 4, 2012 0 Comments
Grading the Omar Regime: The 2005 Draft

The majority of my memories of the Mets time under Omar Minaya are positive ones. It was the first time since I began to follow baseball with a burning passion that the Mets were a truly competitive team and it was a time that saw my favorite player of all-time, Pedro Martinez, don my  favorite […]

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Identity Fraud Still A Problem For MLB

An article by posted on February 3, 2012 0 Comments

Tyler Kepner of the NY Times had an interesting article that discussed the ongoing problem of identity fraud in major league baseball. When Sandy Alderson traveled to the Dominican Republic in 2010 to investigate identity fraud for the commissioner’s office, he went armed with a message. Alderson had previously served as the chief executive of […]

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Do We Need To Start Fearing The Nationals, Could They Win The NL East?

An article by posted on February 3, 2012 0 Comments
Do We Need To Start Fearing The Nationals, Could They Win The NL East?

With the Nationals acquisition of Edwin Jackson yesterday, we need to start seriously considering them as legitimate contenders to not only have a good season, but to potentially win the NL East or at minimum steal a wild card berth. With their off season additions the Nationals will have a very well rounded and talented starting rotation.  A rotation of Strasburg, […]

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2010 MVP Josh Hamilton Falls Off The Wagon

An article by posted on February 3, 2012 0 Comments
2010 MVP Josh Hamilton Falls Off The Wagon

According to a report in the Dallas Morning News, Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, recovering from alcohol and drug addictions, had a relapse this week in his quest to remain sober. According to individuals familiar with the episode, Hamilton drank alcohol Monday night at Sherlock’s Pub & Grill in Dallas. Teammate Ian Kinsler also showed up at the bar […]

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NL East Arms Race

An article by posted on February 2, 2012 0 Comments
NL East Arms Race

Atlanta Braves Tim Hudson Jair Jurrjens Tommy Hanson Brandon Beachy Mike Minor/Julio Teheran Miami Marlins Josh Johnson Mark Buehrle Ricky Nolasco Carlos Zambrano Anibal Sanchez New York Mets Johan Santana R.A. Dickey Jon Niese Mike Pelfrey Dillon Gee Philadelphia Phillies Roy Halladay Cliff Lee Cole Hamels Vance Worley Joe Blanton Washington Nationals Stephen Strasburg Gio […]

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NL East Notes: Phillies Sign Chad Qualls, Johnson Wants Bryce Harper In RF Opening Day

An article by posted on February 1, 2012 0 Comments
NL East Notes: Phillies Sign Chad Qualls, Johnson Wants Bryce Harper In RF Opening Day

Here’s a couple of interesting notes from our NL East foes… Right-handed reliever Chad Qualls has signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. Qualls, 33, has made 512 appearances over the last seven years – the most in the majors. He gets a one-year deal worth $1.15 million and is expected to go at the […]

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Dickey Is The Best Choice For Mets Ace If Johan Isn’t Ready

An article by posted on February 1, 2012 0 Comments
Dickey Is The Best Choice For Mets Ace If Johan Isn’t Ready

With the uncertainty of Johan Santana being ready for Opening Day, the idea of R.A. Dickey being the Mets opening day starter are starting to take shape around Metsland.  Dickey was at the Munson Dinner last night where he addressed that possibility with reporters. I certainly hope that’s not the case. My first reaction would obviously […]

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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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