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T’was The Night Before Spring Training

An article by posted on February 14, 2011 0 Comments

T’was the night before Spring Training and all through the league, Critics were jeering at Freddy’s financial fatigue. But the Mets plan some baseball to see, For an interesting week in Port St. Lucie. Jose Reyes enters his contract year, Looking for the spark once gave pitchers fear. 7-Train can’t wait to hit the track, […]

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Will Reese Havens Ultimately Seize 2B Job This Season?

An article by posted on February 14, 2011 0 Comments
Will Reese Havens Ultimately Seize 2B Job This Season?

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported that Mets second base prospect Reese Havens at Mets camp today and revealed he underwent surgery eight weeks ago. The procedure shaved an inch off a rib that was rubbing against another rib on his left side and also irritating the oblique. It was performed at Dr. James Andrews’ […]

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Bring In The Baseball Guy

An article by posted on February 14, 2011 0 Comments
Bring In The Baseball Guy

Now batting in the legal mess involving Bernard Madoff and the New York Mets: Former New York Governor, Mario Cuomo. Cuomo has long had an affection for baseball. He played one year of minor league baseball in the Pirates organization in 1952. Although he is from Queens, he roots for the Yankees. Andrew, his oldest […]

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The Less Than Magnificent Seven

An article by posted on February 12, 2011 0 Comments
The Less Than Magnificent Seven

Only 48 hours until pitchers and catchers report and a new season of Mets baseball gets underway. Last week, former Governor Patterson was a guest of Steve Somers on WFAN. At one point during the show, Somers said “Hard to believe that we are only one week away before Mets pitchers and catchers report”. Governor […]

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Splitsville: Brad Emaus Inside The Numbers

An article by posted on February 11, 2011 0 Comments
Splitsville: Brad Emaus Inside The Numbers

You can call this a companion post to Jim Mancari’s earlier post on Brad Emaus. I want to touch on another few concerns I have with Brad Emaus and this fan-wide enthusiasm that he was the steal of the Rule 5 Draft and that he’ll win the second base job this spring. Not so fast. […]

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Bobby Parnell Finally Gets It

An article by posted on February 10, 2011 0 Comments

Dan Martin of the NY Post, had a quote from reliever Bobby Parnell who talked about why he didn’t make the team out of Spring Training last season and ended up starting the season with Triple-A Buffalo. “I got caught up into working on my off-speed pitches too much instead of pitching and I had […]

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Where Are Jason Bay and Carlos Beltran?

An article by posted on February 10, 2011 0 Comments

In a post to MetsBlog, Matt Cerrone shared a concern from one of his Twitter followers that lead to a post entitled: Where are Ollie and Castillo? He replied on his blog, I’ve been thinking the same thing. I mean, I hate to judge, because who knows, maybe they have something important going on in their […]

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Swapping Jason Bay For Michael Young

An article by posted on February 9, 2011 0 Comments
Swapping Jason Bay For Michael Young

Joel Sherman of the NY Post had something interesting to think about this morning. I guess even journalists and reporters love to speculate as much as we fans and bloggers do, but his reasoning for a swap of Jason Bay for Michael Young had some real bite to it. Sherman says that if he were […]

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Five Worst Mets Free Agents Contracts

An article by posted on February 9, 2011 0 Comments

Darren Pare of Yahoo Sports posted his choices for the five worst Mets free agent signings of all time. Here they are: 5. Kaz Matsui: A star shortstop in the Japan, Kaz Matsui signed with the Mets for 3 years at $20 million in 2003. In his last season in Japan, Matsui had 33 home […]

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Spring Training For The Mets And The Yankees

An article by posted on February 9, 2011 0 Comments
Spring Training For The Mets And The Yankees

Both the Mets and the Yankees have had an uncharacteristic and in some ways, an unproductive off-season. The Mets were not able to make many quality additions due to the lack of available funds. The Yankees have just found out that Andy Pettitte will not return and are learning that good pitchers are hard to […]

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