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Introducing: The 2011 MLB Gold Glove Winners.

An article by posted on November 3, 2011 0 Comments
Introducing: The 2011 MLB Gold Glove Winners.

Now that the World Series has finished and Major League Baseball as officially entered into the off-season (which makes me depressed), it is now time to recognize certain players for their extraordinary play. The award giving was kicked off earlier this week with the presentation of Gold Gloves to the players who had the best […]

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Wilpon Is Right, Minority Owners None Of Mets Fans Business

An article by posted on November 3, 2011 0 Comments
Wilpon Is Right, Minority Owners None Of Mets Fans Business

This past Monday, Mets COO Jeff Wilpon updated the media and fans about the status of the minority ownership stakes, saying it was “going very well.” That was the first significant update since the David Einhorn deal fell apart. Fans and the media alike were interested in who these minority owners were, and Mr. Wilpon […]

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Mets Had Worst Middle Infield Defense In Majors In 2011

An article by posted on November 3, 2011 0 Comments

I picked this up on ESPN New York this morning. By one measure, baseball statistician Bill James has determined the Mets had the worst middle-infield combination in baseball last season, at least when Jose Reyes was paired with Justin Turner. Here’s what James and colleagues wrote … In The Bill James Handbook 2012, Bill James and Baseball Info Solutions track Defensive […]

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Zack Wheeler Heads Baseball America’s Top 10 Mets Prospects List

An article by posted on November 2, 2011 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler Heads Baseball America’s Top 10 Mets Prospects List

Baseball America has released their Top 10 Mets Prospects list which shakes out like this: 1. Zack Wheeler, rhp 2. Matt Harvey, rhp 3. Brandon Nimmo, of 4. Jeurys Familia, rhp 5. Cesar Puello, of 6. Jenrry Mejia, rhp 7. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, of 8. Michael Fulmer, rhp 9. Reese Havens, 2b 10. Wilmer Flores, ss Best Average Hitter: Juan Lagares Best Power Hitter: Zach Lutz Best Strike-Zone […]

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This Day In MLB History…

An article by posted on November 2, 2011 0 Comments
This Day In MLB History…

November 2nd, 1972: Leading the league in victories (27), ERA (1.97), starts (41), complete games (30), and strike outs (310), Steve Carlton wins the NL’s CY Young Award. ‘Lefty’s’ 27 victories nearly accounts for nearly half (45.8%) of the last-place Phillies wins. Although it pains me to praise the work of a ballplayer that played […]

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Bringing In Walls Is Like Adding a 30-HR Hitter, But Reyes’ Game Could Suffer

An article by posted on November 1, 2011 0 Comments

I’m very glad to see that the Wilpons finally agreed to change the color of the outfield walls to blue. I still can’t for the life of me understand what the logic was behind black and orange, but thankfully that chapter of Citi Field is now behind us. While I’m quite pleased with the aesthetic and cosmetic changes, the more […]

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A Look At “Unbreakable” Records: Cal Ripken’s 2,632 Consecutive Games Played.

An article by posted on November 1, 2011 0 Comments
A Look At “Unbreakable” Records: Cal Ripken’s 2,632 Consecutive Games Played.

One of the things that analysts and fans evaluate in a professional athlete is their physical and mental toughness. This is also important to an athlete because their reputation for being on the field on a regular basis also contributes to their legacy. Teams are still interested in Javier Vasquez every time he hits the […]

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New CBA Could Minimize Free Agent Compensation and Hurt The Mets

An article by posted on November 1, 2011 0 Comments

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports shares some details about the new Collective bargaining Agreement which is expected to be announced very shortly and possibly before the official start of free agency on Thursday. Unlike past negotiations between the owners and the Players Union, things have been going quite smoothly under the circumstances and both sides seem […]

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Braves Get Hot Stove Started; Trade Derek Lowe To Indians

An article by posted on October 31, 2011 0 Comments

According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the Braves have traded starting pitcher Derek Lowe to the Cleveland Indians. The Braves will get 23 year old minor league reliever, Chris Jones who is currently in Single-A and is not very highly regarded. Atlanta will also pay all but $5 million of Lowe’s remaining $15 million salary. Lowe […]

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Options Declined On Doumit, Ramirez, Sizemore, Maholm

An article by posted on October 31, 2011 0 Comments

The Pirates declined C Ryan Doumit’s $7.25 million option for 2012. Doumit posted a .303 batting average and .830 OPS this season in 77 games and has been hampered by injuries. The Pirates also declined LHP Paul Maholm’s $9.75 million option for 2012. Maholm posted a solid 3.66 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 26 starts this season, […]

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