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My Biggest Fear

An article by posted on November 5, 2009 0 Comments

Mets fans were not pleased with the opponents in this year’s World Series.  So much has been written on who we should be rooting for.  Between the Phillies and the Yankees, which is the lesser of two evils. I started out rooting for the Phillies.  But after their game one win, I started worrying about […]

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How Much I’ve Been Thinking About the Mets

An article by posted on November 4, 2009 0 Comments

I guess writing for this awesome site has been good for something this off season–it’s forced me to think about the Mets at least once a week.  Because honestly, I haven’t been thinking about them much since their season ended a month ago.  In fact, since I’m being honest, I didn’t watch many games after […]

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There Can Never Be Another “Game Six”

An article by posted on November 3, 2009 0 Comments

Tonight’s game six, between the Yankees and the Phillies has the makings of a great game.  It should be an intriguing pitching match up between Pedro Martinez and Andy Pettitte.  Most would predict a low scoring duel between two pitchers in the twilights of their careers.  Both Pedro and Andy have had comeback seasons, when […]

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Whatever Happened To Having Fun In Flushing?

An article by posted on November 3, 2009 0 Comments

Last week Danny Krieger posted a blog about Yankee pitcher A.J. Burnett and his habit of shaving cream pies after a big win, if you like you can read that post here. Danny mentions how A.J. has brought fun back to the Bronx and how that fun translated into the Yankees winning season and perhaps […]

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Is Josh Thole the Mets Catching Savior?

An article by posted on November 2, 2009 0 Comments

Sometimes it is tough to be a Mets fan, isn’t it? You sit and you watch other teams, both big market and small, call up player after player from their minor league system who step foot on a major league diamond and instantly make an impact. Some of these players they had a chance to […]

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World Series Memories – What Are Yours?

An article by posted on November 2, 2009 0 Comments

World Series memories are very personal. They don’t have to be about who won and who lost.  One of my first memories of the World Series was in 1963 when the Yankees faced the Dodgers.  In game one, Sandy Koufax dominated, striking out fifteen Yankees.  But what I remember is that I didn’t have school […]

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Breaking Down The Mets Bullpen: J.J. Putz

An article by posted on November 2, 2009 0 Comments

As I had mentioned in my previous post, it has been nearly a year since the Mets acquired J.J. Putz from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for a bevy of players. When they acquired the hard throwing righty, the Mets envisioned having a proven closer that could fill in the closer’s role if needed. However, […]

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Breaking Down The Mets Bullpen: Sean Green

An article by posted on November 1, 2009 0 Comments

Last off-season, I started writing a series of columns that profiled each member of the Mets bullpen and analyzed their performance in the previous season. At the conclusion of each article, I would make a determination on whether or not I thought the pitcher should be brought back. The articles, for the most part, were […]

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The Mets Do Need Home Run Hitters

An article by posted on October 30, 2009 1 Comment

There is so much talk about what the Mets need next year.  Should we build a team to take advantage of the CitiField dimensions?  That means pitching, defense, and speed.  Maybe the answer is yes.  But you cannot ignore the need for power in the lineup.  Here are some interesting statistics.  The Mets had 93 homerless […]

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Book Review: Bottom Of The Ninth

An article by posted on October 30, 2009 0 Comments

I just finished reading Michael Shapiro’s very good baseball book, Bottom of the Ninth. This book focuses on the efforts of Branch Rickey, William Shea, and other would be baseball owners, and their efforts to get major league baseball (the owners) to allow major league expansion. A secondary, and probably unneeded storyline focuses on Yankee […]

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