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Daniel Murphy – The Functional Second Baseman

An article by posted on March 7, 2011 0 Comments

The battle for second base rages on, but the real battle for the second base competition has been based in assumptions with unproven characters (Turner, Murphy, Emaus) and a character that every Mets fan wishes won’t prove himself (Luis Castillo). Though its only spring training, I am putting my backing into camp Murphy. Here are […]

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Hey Reyes, Show Me The OBP And Only Then Will We Show You The Money!

An article by posted on March 5, 2011 0 Comments

Jose Reyes, considered by many to be one of the game’s best leadoff men when healthy, is by most accounts from Port St. Lucie, looking great and ready to go. But is he really a great leadoff hitter? Sorry to disappoint you, but a career .335 OBP is far from great and as far as leadoff […]

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Mike Piazza In PSL Today; Talks about Ownership, Wilpons with Reporters

An article by posted on March 5, 2011 0 Comments

Look who’s back!? Mike Piazza is in Port St. Lucie today to coach the Italian baseball team, against the Mets team of prospects.  He seemed to be very cool, calm, and collected.   Before he went to the field to get ready for the game, Piazza did a 10 minute session with reporters.  He talked to […]

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Chris Young Continues to Impress

An article by posted on March 4, 2011 0 Comments

Do you guys remember the post where I discussed how Chris Young would benefit the Mets? Well, Chris Young had another solid outing today and is well on his way to cementing the number four spot in the rotation. All told, Young has now tossed five innings without allowing an earned run in exhibition play. Today against the Marlins, […]

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Mario The Mediator

An article by posted on March 4, 2011 0 Comments

As reported earlier by Ken Nelson and Richard Sandomir, Mario Cuomo who is trying to broker a settlement between the owners of the Mets and the trustees representing the victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, said Thursday that he was working with both sides on a daily basis. Cuomo spoke to reporters at the United […]

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Ollie Pitches Two Scoreless; Good News or Bad News?

An article by posted on March 3, 2011 0 Comments

Update 3:40 PM This afternoon at Digital Domain Park, Oliver Perez got a surprise start for the Mets, and allowed two hits in two innings of work. He didn’t walk or strikeout a batter. He threw 15 strikes and 10 balls, hit 87 mph once, and was around 82-86 on the resy of his fastballs. […]

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Sandy Alderson: The Last Best Hope

An article by posted on March 2, 2011 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson:  The Last Best Hope

A year and a half ago, I posted an article on my at the time blog, DannyBaseball in which I extolled on the virtues of patience.  Unfortunately, it is a characteristic that so many Mets fans lack.  At that time back in November 2009, Omar Minaya was trying to retool the Mets roster in preparation […]

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Dwight Gooden to Star in Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew; Oh Boy!

An article by posted on March 2, 2011 0 Comments

This article I found on ESPN New York sort of shocked me a bit, considering that Dr. K was saying that he is going great. Adam Rubin is reporting that Dwight Gooden will be one of the newest stars on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which is a reality show on VH1. This show is basically […]

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Doug’s Dugout: More On Beltran And The Twin Terrors

An article by posted on March 2, 2011 0 Comments

In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss…, Carlos Beltran’s Moving Van, Luis or Ollie, and other icy thoughts: What a tremendous leader Carlos Beltran is by acquiescing to the new environs of right field in favor of the more mobile Angel Pagan. And so early in spring training, too. Who needs a “quarterback controversy” anyway? The […]

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It Gets Worse: Mets May Need Another Loan

An article by posted on March 2, 2011 0 Comments

The New York Post has broken the news that the Mets are looking for even more loan. They want tens of millions of dollars and all of this money is just to cover the team’s basic operating expenses. The Wilpons should be focusing on selling a large chunk of the team at this point. It […]

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