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A Concussion Discussion

An article by posted on March 30, 2011 0 Comments

I should have known that the concussion issue would come up today at the Mets game between Keith and Ron – both daily NY Times readers and crossword puzzlers. Both men were very glad about the new guidelines, having been around the Mets during some strange happenings with concussions. First was Ryan Church who was […]

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Doug’s Dugout: Big Hopes, Big Injuries, Bigger Heads

An article by posted on March 30, 2011 0 Comments

In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss: Opening Day, how to follow the Mets this season, and the sad case of Barry Bonds. Are there any two words sweeter to a baseball fan than, “Opening Day?” On Friday, we get to utter it, with one caveat: It’s a night tilt. How awful is that? Opening Day […]

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What Can Lucas Duda Do If He Gets a Shot on Opening Day?

An article by posted on March 30, 2011 0 Comments

As Joe detailed, Jason Bay’s injury could be a concern for the Mets for longer than just the beginning of the season.  Rib injuries tend to linger and this could affect Bay all year. If Bay does start the year on the disabled list then the question because who takes his roster spot and who […]

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Opening Day 2011: New Season, New Memories

An article by posted on March 30, 2011 0 Comments
Opening Day 2011: New Season, New Memories

Tomorrow is Opening Day of the 2011 Baseball Season and although the weatherman says ‘snow’ — Major League Baseball says “Play Ball’. If the weather is inclement they will either play through the snowflakes, or postpone the game until the next day. Opening Day has a special meaning for a lot of us who live […]

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Izzy To Stay In Extended Spring Training For Two More Weeks

An article by posted on March 30, 2011 0 Comments

In a decision that is somewhat a surprise with the recent announcement of adding Blaine Boyer to the Mets’ bullpen, Jason Isringhausen has agreed to spend two more weeks in extended spring training to build his arm strength. “I’ve come this far, another two weeks is not going to kill me…” Isringhausen told reporters” For […]

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Meet The Econo-Mets!

An article by posted on March 30, 2011 0 Comments

I spent most of last evening reading the local sports pages on the internet when I happened upon an article of particular interest in the New York Times by David Waldstein. It was a well written synopsis of the how the 2010 Mets morphed into the 2011 Mets. Before I get to that, first a […]

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Is It Time For Fernando Martinez To Make A Splash?

An article by posted on March 29, 2011 0 Comments

As a Mets fan, the name Fernando Martinez has always perked my ears when I would hear or read his name. It seems like F-Mart has been around for a long time, though he’s just 22 years old. (His birthday is only two months after mine, and he turns 23 on Oct. 10 this year.) […]

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Mets DFA Acosta, Give Boyer Last Bullpen Spot

An article by posted on March 29, 2011 0 Comments

According to Sandy Alderson, Blaine Boyer has won a spot on the Opening Day roster, as has Daniel Murphy. Manny Acosta has been designated for assignment. Jason Isringhausen will stick around in extended spring training. Original Post 3/28 10:00 PM As was previously reported by HoJo this afternoon, reliever Manny Acosta is on the bubble and unless the […]

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Opening Day Just Days Away

An article by posted on March 29, 2011 0 Comments

This weekend, I ventured down to Port St. Lucie to catch two late-March Spring Training games. It’s been a routine trip I make each year, typically toward the end of March, that way I can catch as close to the Opening Day lineup as possible. The Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 16-3, Thursday, March […]

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Harvey: The Future of Mets Pitching?

An article by posted on March 29, 2011 0 Comments
Harvey: The Future of Mets Pitching?

Mets pitching prospect Matt Harvey has been the hottest topic among Mets fans/writers over the past few days. Harvey, who was drafted seventh-overall in last season’s draft, will likely begin this season in Single-A Port St. Lucie. He has the stature of a starting pitcher (6-feet, 4-inches tall and weighs 225 pounds) and might have […]

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