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NL East Report: Harper Day-To-Day, McCann Raking, Hamels Smacked Around Again

An article by posted on May 29, 2013 0 Comments
NL East Report: Harper Day-To-Day, McCann Raking, Hamels Smacked Around Again

Team News and Notes Atlanta Braves (31-20) Justin Upton has really cooled off at the plate in May, batting .232/.360/.366 with just two home runs. B.J. Upton has found himself sitting on the bench lately, due to an unsightly batting average of .148 to along with 60 strikeouts already. Brian McCann has been a welcomed addition back […]

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The Mets Blueprint To Relevancy And Championship Caliber Baseball

An article by posted on May 29, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Blueprint To Relevancy And Championship Caliber Baseball

Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, has a must-read post on what the Mets blueprint or “plan” is going forward and unsurprisingly it’s all about the starting pitching. A National League executive told Kernan that “the Mets have the best pitching in the minor leagues bar none. They are really, really deep in starting […]

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Is Bobby Parnell Finally Growing Up?

An article by posted on May 28, 2013 0 Comments
Is Bobby Parnell Finally Growing Up?

I have always been dubious about Bobby Parnell. Despite the electric fastball, he’s struggled with his command, control and composure on the mound. I always felt that Parnell had the most hittable 98-mph fastball in the history of the game. I personally was ready to give up on him last year, and suggested it was […]

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Jose Reyes Is Running Again And Making A Rapid Recovery

An article by posted on May 25, 2013 0 Comments
Jose Reyes Is Running Again And Making A Rapid Recovery

Former Mets shortstop Jose Reyes continues to make a rapid recovery from the severely sprained left ankle he suffered on April 12. Reyes started running for the first time on Friday, and he continues to push the envelope in his recovery process, according to Team officials. “It was a little bit scary for me,” Reyes […]

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The Next Japanese Phenom: Shohei Otani

An article by posted on May 23, 2013 0 Comments
The Next Japanese Phenom: Shohei Otani

Shohei Otani, a 18-year-old with an upper-90s fastball, made his Nippon Pro Baseball debut this morning for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters. And yeah, I was up at 5AM to watch it. Otani has already made plenty of news in Japan. After his impressive high school career Shohei announced that he would skip the Nippon League […]

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Is Ike Davis Really Mike Jacobs Reincarnated?

An article by posted on May 22, 2013 0 Comments
Is Ike Davis Really Mike Jacobs Reincarnated?

It always is interesting how people automatically call a hitter that hits homers, strikes out a lot and has a low average “Dave Kingman.” Kong certainly had his issues, but regardless of what you think he still had a 16-year career in which he hit 442 homers. To say that Ike Davis is Kingman would […]

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Mets 2013 Draft Hopeful: 1B/3B Colin Moran, UNC

An article by posted on May 16, 2013 0 Comments
Mets 2013 Draft Hopeful: 1B/3B Colin Moran, UNC

1B/3B COLIN MORAN, NORTH CAROLINA  Player Profile: Position:  3B/1B Height:  6-3 Weight:  215 Bats/Throws:  L-R Birthdate:  Jan. 28, 1992 College:  North Carolina Projected Draft Round:  1 Scouting Grades: Hitting: Present 55 – Future 55 Power: Present 55 – Future 60 Speed: Present 40 – Future 50 Fielding: Present 50 – Future 50 Arm Strength: Present […]

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Time to End the Collins Era and Bring On Backman

An article by posted on May 16, 2013 0 Comments
Time to End the Collins Era and Bring On Backman

The Terry Collins era was always going to go down as the bridge to brighter days. How else could you explain Sandy Alderson making Collins his first manager with the track record he possessed three years ago? Collins oversaw teams collapse in Houston and Anaheim, with the latter resulting in a mutiny. He was well-placed […]

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Those Who Contribute the Least Shouldn’t Be Made the Story

An article by posted on May 13, 2013 0 Comments
Those Who Contribute the Least Shouldn’t Be Made the Story

Mets historians will recall how former GM Frank Cashen declared, ““those who contribute the least spray the most champagne” after being doused by reliever Randy Niemann during the 1986 NLCS championship celebration. I think it’s time to take that mantra when it comes to Jordany Valdespin, except those that contribute the least shouldn’t be made the story. […]

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Mets 2013 Draft Hopeful: OF Hunter Renfroe, Mississippi State

An article by posted on May 10, 2013 0 Comments
Mets 2013 Draft Hopeful: OF Hunter Renfroe, Mississippi State

Keith Law of ESPN updated his Top 100 Draft Prospects. Here is who he projected at No. 11 where the Mets will pick in the Rule 4 Draft in June. Read the Full Rankings Here. (ESPN Insider Subscription Required) And with the No. 11 Pick of the 2013 First Year Player Draft… The New York […]

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