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Leave it to the Phillies

An article by posted on May 5, 2010 0 Comments

Leave it to the Phillies to temper our expectations.  Admittedly, I’m an avid fan of the Mets and Giants, so my hatred of the Phillies and Eagles and Philadelphia fans in general is bordering on unhealthy.  But one thing is for sure….the Phillies are damn good, and they kind of woke up the Mets and […]

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Is The Longball This Season’s X-Factor?

An article by posted on May 5, 2010 0 Comments

My hunch is that few to no Mets fans now miss Brian Schneider, last year’s non-entity of a backstop. Yeah, and the non-entity the year before that. After Fernando Nieve blew Maine’s 4-2 lead in the eighth inning (Mainey threw six above average innings in one of his best performances thus far) in Cincy by […]

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Barajas Powers Maine Man, Mets To 5-4 Win

An article by posted on May 5, 2010 0 Comments

John Maine came out and pitched a great game, and Rod Barajas came through in the 9th inning with his seventh homerun of the season for a 5-4 win against the Cincinnati Reds Game Notes: John Maine went to the mound and put up another solid performance over six innings. Maine gave up two runs, one […]

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5/4 Minor League Report

An article by posted on May 4, 2010 0 Comments

AAA International League: Buffalo 5/10/2, Louisville 4/9/2 cf Jason Pridie 1 for 3, run, 2b, BB, .295 2b Russ Adams 2 for 3, 2 runs, 3b, RBI, .288 1b Mike Jacobs 1 for 3, 2 RBI, K, .316 3b Mike Hessman 0 for 4, .284 rf, 1b Chris Carter 1 for 4, .344 lf Fernando […]

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Who Is Nelson Figueroa?

An article by posted on May 4, 2010

There was a point in time, eons ago (actually, about a month ago) when everyone in the world of Mets fans, mostly the blogosphere was going ballistic at the Mets handling of the Nelson Figueroa situation. It was seen as a slap in the face to the man, but statistically as well as from the […]

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Is Santana Still The Ace We Traded For?

An article by posted on May 4, 2010 0 Comments

When Johan Santana was traded here I was extremely happy, he was supposed to be the best pitcher in the majors.  Santana was going to get the Mets a World Series title, the first World Series title since 1986.  Santana did not come cheap, it cost the Mets prospects that didn’t amount to much but […]

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MLB Power Rankings

An article by posted on May 4, 2010 0 Comments

How do all the teams rank against each other?  I have created my own ranking system to rank the clubs top to bottom that I will post each week.  Feel free to make your own comments on how you think the teams should be ranked.  There are certainly a few surprises.  In this first edition, […]

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Walkoff Homer Sends Mets To Third Straight Loss

An article by posted on May 4, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets dropped the first of three to the Reds in 11 innings when Manny Acosta served up a game winning homer to Lance Nix in the bottom of the 11th. Oliver Perez started for the Mets and did his best to keep them in the game. Perez was able to escape a crucial jam […]

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NL East Report – Phillies Back In First Edition

An article by posted on May 3, 2010 0 Comments

Philadelphia Phillies: (14-10; Leader) The Philadelphia Phillies took…well, you know what happened. The Phillies are set to open a three game series with the St. Louis Cardinals. Tuesday’s pitching matchup will be Adam Wainwright vs. Cole Hamels. Also, Joe Blanton may come back of the DL this week. Florida Marlins: (13-12; -1.5) The Marlins took […]

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Blame It On The “Reign” Of Jerry Manuel

An article by posted on May 3, 2010

As I sat there last night and watched a fourth inning unfold that included a bases-loaded walk to the opposing 47-year-old pitcher (the second consecutive walk of the inning, mind you) and a grand slam home run to the most hated Phillies player, probably ever, I thought that maybe, just maybe, I had entered some […]

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