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Looking Back At The Trades Sandy Alderson Should Have Made In 2011

An article by posted on January 18, 2012 0 Comments
Looking Back At The Trades Sandy Alderson Should Have Made In 2011

Last season I thought I knew what was going to happen. I figured we probably would not be in contention for a playoff spot, but I was excited about the possibility of reloading at the trade deadline. We had guys like Beltran, Reyes, Dickey, Izzy, Hairston, Byrdak and Krod. All of whom I felt had […]

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Prospect Pulse: The 2012 Savannah Sand Gnats

An article by posted on January 18, 2012 0 Comments
Prospect Pulse: The 2012 Savannah Sand Gnats

With a little more than a month to go before the start of Spring Training, the time has finally arrived for Petey’s 2012 Mets’ Long Season Minor League Roster Preview! Woooo Hooooo! I know that all winter long, you’ve been anxiously awaiting this series in which Petey either impresses the pants off people, or makes […]

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Baseball History 101

An article by posted on January 17, 2012 0 Comments
Baseball History 101

For Christmas, I received a great gift from my mother; it was a small book title Fun Facts for Baseball Fans, compiled by Paul Kent. It is a great read because it doesn’t take you all that long to get through, and you learn so much about the game in such a short period of […]

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MLB’s Top 10 Right-handed Pitchers

An article by posted on January 17, 2012 0 Comments
MLB’s Top 10 Right-handed Pitchers

MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo is rolling out his Top 10 prospects at each position beginning with right-handed pitchers. The 2011 list featured the American League Rookie of the Year and seven of the 10 pitched in the big leagues. Once again, this year’s Top 10 right-handed pitchers features no Mets, but the top pick comes from the NL East’ Julio Teheran, […]

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Nats Agree To Extension With Gio Gonzalez, Phillies Sign Joel Pineiro

An article by posted on January 16, 2012 0 Comments
Nats Agree To Extension With Gio Gonzalez, Phillies Sign Joel Pineiro

Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that the Phillies have agreed to a minor league contract with free-agent pitcher Joel Pineiro, according to a major league source. The deal includes an invitation to the Phillies’ big league spring training camp. Pineiro, 33, went 7-7 with a 5.13 ERA while dealing with shoulder tightness last season which required some time […]

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If We Are Rebuilding, Why Is R.A. Dickey Still Here In A Sellers Market?

An article by posted on January 14, 2012 0 Comments
If We Are Rebuilding, Why Is R.A. Dickey Still Here In A Sellers Market?

Michael Baron of MetsBlog wrote the following this morning regarding the Mets projected starting rotation: According to FanGraphs, Bill James predicts Gee will go 8-10 with a 4.33 ERA in 160 innings, Niese will go 9-10 with a 4.28 ERA in 160 innings, Dickey will go 12-11 with a 3.89 ERA, Pelfrey will go 9-11 […]

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Who Is The Mets’ Best Offseason Acquisition?

An article by posted on January 13, 2012 0 Comments
Who Is The Mets’ Best Offseason Acquisition?

No, there were no big, splashy signings this offseason, but we did manage to sign some useful players that could help the Mets be very competitive in 2012. As I look over the list of new additions, none really jump out at me as far as who might have the biggest impact, but I do […]

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NL East Showdown: Where Do The Mets Rank?

An article by posted on January 12, 2012 0 Comments
NL East Showdown: Where Do The Mets Rank?

ESPN Sweet Spot with an interesting way of ranking the NL East. They ranked all five teams by position and used a regular rank score of 5 points to 1 point for first place to last place. Check out the main article on ESPN to read all the commentary which accompanied each ranking. Catcher 1. Brian […]

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Mets Are Pretty Much Done Making Moves

An article by posted on January 11, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Are Pretty Much Done Making Moves

MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo hears that the Mets are done making moves at major league level. I’m told #Mets are done adding players to the 40-man. Could still make a minor league deal or two before ST, but nothing major. — Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) January 11, 2012 Looks like we pretty much know who we’re going […]

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Will Allowing PED Users into Hall Send Wrong Message?

An article by posted on January 11, 2012 0 Comments

Yesterday, I was watching Clubhouse Confidential on MLB Network and Peter Gammons was talking about the upcoming players who will be put up for a vote for the Hall’s Class of 2013. One of his responses really caught my attention.  When Gammons talks about Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens and their chances of getting into […]

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