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Mets DFA Gary Matthews Jr., Recall Omir Santos

An article by posted on June 4, 2010 0 Comments

The New York Mets have pulled the plug on Gary Matthews Jr. and will recall Catcher Omir Santos from AA Binghamton. Matthews Jr., or GMJ for short, came over from the Los Angeles Angels for Brian Stokes, shortly after Carlos Beltran hit the DL. GMJ has an unremarkable .190/.266/.241 line in 65 plate appearances, following a […]

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Doug’s Dugout: The Closer, Instant Replay, and Ollie Perez

An article by posted on June 4, 2010 0 Comments

In the first installment of “Doug’s Dugout,” I take three healthy swings at the following:The Closer, Instant Replay, and Ollie Perez.   First things first:  I hate the Closer.  Specifically all Mets closers over the years who have contributed to migraine headaches and a brewing peptic ulcer.  Why should Frankie Rodriguez be any different from […]

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MLB Draft Preview: My Choice

An article by posted on June 4, 2010 0 Comments

How do you handle a 7th overall pick? Do you take the best player available, or the safe pick? Do you take the high-upside high school player, or the more advanced college player? Pitcher or hitter? I’m actually kind of conflicted on this. I’ve looked at the draft for the last few days, thinking along […]

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Contract Wars And The Perez Problem

An article by posted on June 4, 2010 0 Comments

I can’t begin to understand all the ins and outs of the Perez Problem – I always thought that sports agents gave their clients good advice, but Ollie is stuck with Scott Boras, who gives his clients contracts that over-reach expectations of their ability and knowledge.    I also wonder about the relationship between the […]

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6/3 Minor League Report!

An article by posted on June 3, 2010 0 Comments

AAA International League: Buffalo 1/5/2, Syracuse 7/10/0 Steven Strasburg held the Bisons to just 3 hits and a walk today, while flashing off his 3 pitch arsenal of doom. Dillon Gee wasn’t up to the task of matching the future ace, though he pitched well, giving up 7 hits and a walk in 6 innings, […]

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MLB Draft Preview: Infielders

An article by posted on June 3, 2010 0 Comments

Thank you all for you wonderful comments. To read part one of the series, highlighting Right-Handed pitchers, go here. To read about the Left-Handed pitchers, go here. And yesterday’s column looked at the Outfielders. Today, we’ll see the prominent infielders. And when I say infielders, I’m including catchers. If you have been reading mock drafts, […]

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Instant Replay Now Needed More Than Ever In MLB

An article by posted on June 3, 2010 0 Comments

While there’s no need to reiterate the botched call by first base umpire Jim Joyce in yesterday’s should-have-been perfect game by Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga, I will.  One out away from a pitcher’s ultimate personal feat, Galarraga allowed an infield hit to Indians short stop Jason Donald.  A scene that will run through the minds […]

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Mets Bullpen Stinks – What To Do?

An article by posted on June 3, 2010 0 Comments

Frankie Rodriguez, Pedro Feliciano, Jenrry Mejia, Elmer Dessens, Raul Valdez, Fernando Nieve, Ryota Igarashi, and Oliver Perez. There you have it – The current Mets bullpen from top to bottom, best to worst.  It flat out stinks. In April it was near the top of the National League.  A month later, I can’t imagine a […]

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6/2 Minor League Report! HAVENS, MARTE!

An article by posted on June 2, 2010 0 Comments

AAA International League: Buffalo 3/6/2, Syracuse 6/5/1 Daniel Murphy left the game in the 7th inning after a dirty take out slide on a DP by Syracuse’s Leonard Davis. Josh Thole also left the game in the first after being clocked in the head by a backswing. He’ll sit out tomorrow against some no name […]

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Mikey J’s Trip to Miller Park

An article by posted on June 2, 2010 0 Comments

Let me start out by saying that I thoroughly enjoyed myself at the game in Milwaukee on Sunday, in which the Mets salvaged a game and avoided a sweep to a team that previously had a horrible home record.  We recently moved to Madison and a friend with Brewers season tickets invited my wife, 2-year […]

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