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The Mets Are In Trouble

An article by posted on April 12, 2011 0 Comments

The New York Mets are in serious trouble. Any fan watching the early games could have told you that, though. However, they are in worse shape than I ever thought they’d be in. Through the first ten games, their pitching as a whole has been absolutely horrendous. I’m not going to lie and say I […]

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Bisons Lose In Lopsided Game, 15-1

An article by posted on April 12, 2011 0 Comments

Mets Minors 4.12.2011 PAWTUCKET 15, BUFFALO 1: The Buffalo Bisons fell to 2-3 on the season after getting beat 15-1 by the Red Sox Triple-A affiliate. Dylan Owen, recently promoted from Double-A, gave up a three-run home run in the fifth inning. The PawSox went on the score six more runs in the sixth inning. […]

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Mental lapses cause Mets losses

An article by posted on April 12, 2011 0 Comments

It wasn’t a “routine play,” but when Ryota Igarashi had the comebacker in the sixth inning, I thought to myself, ‘Yes! Throw home, step on the plate and then throw on to first base for the double play.’ Instead, Igarashi sailed a throw to Josh Thole, who then had to step on home plate for […]

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Ram’s Rambles: I Hate Walks

An article by posted on April 12, 2011 0 Comments

I could say this a thousand times and I still won’t get tired of it. I love pitching. I think pitching wins ball games and you can put me at a 1-0 shutout victory over a 10-6 slugfest any day of the week. It’s a minority opinion, but real pitching is the combination of artistry […]

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Isringhausen Offers A Glimmer Of Hope In Mets Debut

An article by posted on April 12, 2011 0 Comments

It has been almost 12 years in between pitches as a New York Met for Jason Isringhausen, but last night when he emerged from the bullpen and took the mound, he was one of the lone Mets relievers that got the job done against the Rockies. Isringhausen came into the game with two runners on and the […]

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Heyman: Reyes, Beltran, K-Rod, Pelfrey Could Get Traded

An article by posted on April 11, 2011 0 Comments

Jon Heyman of SI.com, reports in his latest column that “there’s growing suspicion” that the Mets will try trade Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes, Francisco Rodriguez and Mike Pelfrey if they are not in contention before the July 31 trade deadline. There is a growing suspicion around the game that if the Mets are out of it […]

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Alderson Uncovers A Gem In Chris Young

An article by posted on April 11, 2011 0 Comments

Lost in the ugliness of yesterday’s loss to the Nationals, was a brilliant performance by right-hander Chris Young who pitched a one-hitter through seven innings. Young, who also pitched for GM Sandy Alderson when both were with the San Diego Padres, tossed his second solid effort in a row, and has allowed just two earned […]

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MetsMerized Player Of The Week! (Week 1)

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MetsMerized Player Of The Week! (Week 1)

It feels good to be doing this again – it means the season is in full swing and Mets baseball is starting to matter again. I refuse to be too pessimistic against anyone but Blaine Boyer this early in the season. The Mets have the potential to be a good team…probably not great, but we […]

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3 Up, 3 Down: The Not So Happy Homecoming Edition

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The Mets hosted the Washington Nationals for Opening Weekend at Citi Field. I’m not sure what the deal was with the 4:10 start on Friday afternoon, but at least the Mets did a classy thing by having Ralph Kiner toss out the first pitch. The Nationals took the series 2-1 thanks mostly to a horrible, […]

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Game Recap: Young Dominates, Bullpen Blows, Mets Lose 7-3

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Chris Young was dominant today, allowing one hit over seven innings but the bullpen blew it in the eighth, and then in the eleventh and the Mets lost 7-3, losing the series as well. Game Notes Chris Young looked excellent today, allowing one run on one hit over seven innings, walking two and striking out […]

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Under New Management – or – How To Run A Baseball Team

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Under New Management – or – How To Run A Baseball Team

How do you build a good baseball organization? First you find people who understand sports and business and who will actually work together. In sports it is often necessary to move players around to and from the big team and the minors due to injuries, performance issues, and sometimes just to shake things up. Things […]

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