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Mets No-Hitters That Got Away: Dwight Gooden

An article by posted on February 6, 2012 0 Comments
Mets No-Hitters That Got Away: Dwight Gooden

It’s now been 7,968 games for the Mets without a no-hitter. Fifty years of waiting for a Mets pitcher to toss that elusive no-no. We’ve had plenty of close calls in all those years, and some of them were pretty gut-wrenching (Damn you, Jimmy Qualls! ). Ironically, there has been no shortage of no-hitters tossed […]

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Mets Leadoff Hitter, Is It Really A Debate?

An article by posted on February 6, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Leadoff Hitter, Is It Really A Debate?

Over at Mets Today Joe Janish tries to answer the question of who should be the Mets leadoff hitter now that Jose Reyes and Angel Pagan are gone. He looks at the players ability to get on base and their ability to maneuver around the base paths, and comes to the conclusion that the Mets might be best to go ths unconventional route and use Jason […]

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Why Are Players Avoiding The Mets Like The Plague?

An article by posted on February 6, 2012 0 Comments

Congratulations to the Super Bowl XLVI Champion, New York Giants! What a spectacular performance by Eli Manning and the rest of Big Blue. I’m going to relish this one for a long time. :-) * * * * * * So I just read the news that Rick Ankiel signed with the Washington Nationals and I […]

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Mets Under The Radar Prospects: Robert Carson and Chase Huchingson

An article by posted on February 6, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Under The Radar Prospects: Robert Carson and Chase Huchingson

MLB.com’s John Star released the 2012 Mets Organizational Preview which includes the Top 20 prospects. He speculates that the future of the Mets’ rotation will knock on the door of Citi Field this season and lists Wheeler, Harvey and Familia as the Mets top three prospects with outfielders Brandon Nimmo and Cesar Puello rounding out the top five. Here […]

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Mets Eye Candy: The 1962 Edition

An article by posted on February 5, 2012 1 Comment
Mets Eye Candy: The 1962 Edition

With the New York Mets celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2012, I’ll probably end up doing 4-5 1962 Editions of my “Mets Eye Candy” feature. Do you know the story about Hall of Fame writer Leonard Koppett during that 1962 season? While burning the midnight oil at his desk in the newsroom of the NY Post, […]

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What Are You Watching For The Most During Spring Training?

An article by posted on February 4, 2012 0 Comments
What Are You Watching For The Most During Spring Training?

With Spring Training right around the corner it’s time to start to get into the baseball spirit. Even though it appears we are not going to be contending for a title this season, there is still plenty to be excited about.  There is always the outside chance that we make it interesting and contend for the second […]

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Grading the Omar Regime: The 2005 Draft

An article by posted on February 4, 2012 0 Comments
Grading the Omar Regime: The 2005 Draft

The majority of my memories of the Mets time under Omar Minaya are positive ones. It was the first time since I began to follow baseball with a burning passion that the Mets were a truly competitive team and it was a time that saw my favorite player of all-time, Pedro Martinez, don my  favorite […]

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Identity Fraud Still A Problem For MLB

An article by posted on February 3, 2012 0 Comments

Tyler Kepner of the NY Times had an interesting article that discussed the ongoing problem of identity fraud in major league baseball. When Sandy Alderson traveled to the Dominican Republic in 2010 to investigate identity fraud for the commissioner’s office, he went armed with a message. Alderson had previously served as the chief executive of […]

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Do We Need To Start Fearing The Nationals, Could They Win The NL East?

An article by posted on February 3, 2012 0 Comments
Do We Need To Start Fearing The Nationals, Could They Win The NL East?

With the Nationals acquisition of Edwin Jackson yesterday, we need to start seriously considering them as legitimate contenders to not only have a good season, but to potentially win the NL East or at minimum steal a wild card berth. With their off season additions the Nationals will have a very well rounded and talented starting rotation.  A rotation of Strasburg, […]

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2010 MVP Josh Hamilton Falls Off The Wagon

An article by posted on February 3, 2012 0 Comments
2010 MVP Josh Hamilton Falls Off The Wagon

According to a report in the Dallas Morning News, Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, recovering from alcohol and drug addictions, had a relapse this week in his quest to remain sober. According to individuals familiar with the episode, Hamilton drank alcohol Monday night at Sherlock’s Pub & Grill in Dallas. Teammate Ian Kinsler also showed up at the bar […]

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