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The Dog Days of Spring Training

An article by posted on March 25, 2009

As we officially enter the purgatory known as the “dog days of spring training” it’s hard not to become antsy.  We can hear the sizzle of an upcoming season, but long to taste it.  Whoever said patience is a virtue had to be a baseball fan around this time of year.   With opening day […]

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Will David Wright Win the NL MVP in 2009?

An article by posted on March 25, 2009

When the Mets drafted David Wright in the supplemental round of the 2001 amateur draft (amazingly, AFTER drafting Aaron Heilman in the first round), they hoped they were investing in a future MVP.  And since coming up to the big leagues in the summer of 2004, Wright has been steady, and in fact has been […]

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John Maine Needs To Relax

An article by posted on March 24, 2009

One of my favorite players on the Mets is John Maine.  Maine always wants the ball, always goes out to the mound ready to win a game.  When he steps on the mound every fifth start he’s as intense as anyone playing the game today.  In 2006 he endured himself to Mets fans when he […]

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Livan Impresses, Garcia Doesn’t

An article by posted on March 18, 2009

Livan Hernandez gave up one run and five hits through 5 innings with 3 strikeouts to bring him closer to the fifth rotation spot to start the season. The one run came in the 5th. Hernandez induced 6 groundouts and 6 flyouts among the 18 batters faced. His spring ERA now stands at 3.07, which […]

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John Maine Has Cy Young Potential

An article by posted on March 18, 2009

Johan Santana gets the most media love out of the Mets’ starters.  Well, aside from trying to figure out who is going to get the number 5 position.  But I want you all to keep a close eye on John Maine this year.  He’s only entering his third season as a member of the Mets’ […]

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USA Survives, Eliminates Puerto Rico

An article by posted on March 17, 2009

The United States held off elimination Tuesday night with a come from behind win over Puerto Rico, 6-5. Puerto Rico held a 5-3 lead heading into the bottom of the 9th, before closer JC Romero loaded the bases with Shane Victorino, Brian Roberts, and Jimmy Rollins. Fernando Cabrera relieved Romero before walking Kevin Youkilis to […]

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I Vote For Pedro!

An article by posted on March 17, 2009

Once last season ended and throughout the off-season I thought that Pedro Martinez would be just a memory of days gone by.  I didn’t hold a grudge against Pedro but he was hurt more often than not and did not earn the big contract he was given.  Pedro was brought here to bring the Mets […]

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This One Just for Fun: A-Fraud Loves Himself

An article by posted on March 17, 2009

At the risk of being identified as a “moron” for detracting from the stellar character possessed by one A-Fraud, I figured the base might get a kick out of the NY Post story about how much that excellent baseball player and all-around wonderful NY Yankee, Alexander Rodriguez, spends lots of time admiring himself. (C’mon admit […]

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Ramon Castro Worth More Than A Future Hall-Of-Famer?

An article by posted on March 16, 2009

Earlier today it was announced that the Houston Astros signed free agent catcher and future Hall Of Famer, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez.  The Astros signed him to a 1 year deal valued at $1.5 million with another $1.5 million in incentives.  Pudge who has been playing in the WBC for Puerto Rico looks to be in […]

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So This Mets Fan Walks Into a Bar…

An article by posted on March 13, 2009

Okay, it’s Friday afternoon and my Tuesday column is a trifle overdue. We’ve all just spent the past week worrying, arguing, and moaning about the ST 2009 drawbacks facing our Mets and us. Well, I think it’s time we all had a drink or two and made a serious effort to lighten up and relax. […]

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