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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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Ollie, Ollie, Oxen Free???

An article by posted on June 2, 2010 0 Comments

I may be a day late and a dollar short (it’s been a crazy week for me) but I couldn’t resist weighing in on the Oliver Perez story anymore.  And so, this is my message to him: Dear Mr. Perez, I used to be your fan.  But now, I can’t stomach you.  You can’t pitch […]

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MLB Draft Preview: Outfielders

An article by posted on June 2, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday we featured the Left-Handed Pitchers available in the 2010 MLB Draft, and Monday was the talented pool of Righties. Today, we’ll look at the outfielders. Bryce Brentz: Bryce is one of the best bats in this class. He will end up as a corner outfielder. He’s played some center, but he’ll likely be a […]

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Pelfrey Shuts Down Pads, Mets Win 4-2

An article by posted on June 2, 2010 0 Comments

After the horrible 18-6 bashing at the hands of the Padres yesterday, Mike Pelfrey went 8 innings to help guide the Mets to victory, 4-2 Game Notes Mike Pelfrey went to the mound today and had a plan from the beginning of the game, going 8 innings striking out 8 and walking 2, and giving […]

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