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MLB Diamond Notes: October 24, 2011

An article by posted on October 24, 2011 0 Comments
MLB Diamond Notes: October 24, 2011

Lester Admits to Drinking in Clubhouse. With reports swirling around about the behavior of the Red Sox pitching staff in September, Jon Lester decided to come out and set the story straight. He admitted that he, Josh Beckett, and John Lackey did in fact drink in the clubhouse during games that they weren’t pitching. However, […]

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MMO Top 20 Mets Prospects – #18 Akeel Morris, RHP

An article by posted on October 24, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Top 20 Mets Prospects – #18 Akeel Morris, RHP

Welcome to the third installment of the official MMO 2012 Mets Top 20 Prospects list, featuring RHP Akeel Morris of the Kingsport Mets, at #18. When the Mets made Morris their 10th round pick in the 2010 draft, they were drafting a player based on pure potential. Although raw as a pitcher, the power and talent were […]

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Would Mark Buehrle Be A Good Option For The Mets?

An article by posted on October 22, 2011 0 Comments
Would Mark Buehrle Be A Good Option For The Mets?

Update: According to Scott Merkin of MLB.com, if the White Sox cut payroll as expected, it’s likely that either John Danks or Mark Buehrle will not return in 2012. Looking at the free agent market for starting pitchers can be quite depressing. As of this writing it’s not known whether C.C. Sabathia will be a free agent. The next best […]

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Introducing: The MLB Hall Of Fame Class Of 1942

An article by posted on October 21, 2011 0 Comments
Introducing: The MLB Hall Of Fame Class Of 1942

There was only one player that was inducted into the Hall of Fame from 1940 to 1944 in honor of those that had to put their careers on hold and go abroad to defend the United States in World War II. Who was the one player worthy enough of being inducted during this time? Second […]

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Josh Satin Getting Some Reps In The Outfield

An article by posted on October 21, 2011 0 Comments
Josh Satin Getting Some Reps In The Outfield

Some interesting news from Venezuela where right-handed hitter Josh Satin is playing Winter Ball this offseason. ESPN’s Adam Rubin tweeted the following last night: Josh Satin is DHing for Caracas in Venezuela on Thursday night. He had made three straight starts in LF, his first pro exposure in outfield. I wonder if this could be […]

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Are You REALLY Ok With Seeing Jose Reyes In Another Uniform?

An article by posted on October 20, 2011 0 Comments

Will he stay or will he go.  That is the question that has been asked all season.  Since it is not yet a reality that he really may not be here next year, how do you think you would feel if he signed with another team? Just think for a moment that he REALLY does […]

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Doc Gooden Missed 1986 Parade Because He Was In A Cocaine Haze

An article by posted on October 20, 2011 0 Comments

Recently Doc Gooden sat down with ESPN E:60 to discuss his career and life around Baseball. In the interview Gooden admitted to being “too high” to make it to the 1986 World Championship parade in New York City. He discussed his addiction to Cocaine during the illustrious 86′ season as well as the “paranoia” that […]

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Is Front-Loading Contracts The Way To Go?

An article by posted on October 19, 2011 0 Comments

The idea of front-loading contracts is simple. You pay a player for his good years and as the contract goes on, the salary decreases. The concept is not meant to save anyone money and it does decrease short term payroll flexibility, but can benefit a team in the latter years of a deal. I am […]

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Daniel Ray Herrera: An Interesting Case

An article by posted on October 19, 2011 0 Comments
Daniel Ray Herrera: An Interesting Case

Regardless of my feelings about the actual Francisco Rodriguez trade, I was really curious as to what the Mets would be getting in return from the Brewers. The general assumption is that we would get two PTBNL who didn’t matter at all, but I wanted to look more into the situation. As you already know, […]

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Hanley, Guillen Lobbying For Reyes?

An article by posted on October 19, 2011 0 Comments
Hanley, Guillen Lobbying For Reyes?

An interesting nugget from ESPN New York citing Juan C. Rodriguez of the Florida Sun-Sentinel: It looks like new Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen and shortstop Hanley Ramirez are both lobbying ownership to pursue Jose Reyes: Asked if he could envision any scenario in which Ramirez played a position other than shortstop in 2012, Guillen didn’t […]

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Who Are the Top 6 Mets Players Since 2000?

An article by posted on October 18, 2011 0 Comments
Who Are the Top 6 Mets Players Since 2000?

The New York Mets have struggled in recent years, only making two postseason appearances since 2000. Several large-ticket free agent signings led to the promise of better things to come, but several of those signings didn’t pan out according to plan (Pedro Martinez, Carlos Beltran and Jason Bay, to name a few). However, the Mets […]

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