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Great Expectations: Just Never from Spring Training

An article by posted on February 17, 2009

Spring training officially started today, which was a nice counterweight to getting dumped by my girlfriend (keep your violins in their cases ’cause I’m used to it). Late February into March coincides with the winter blahs (except for those of you lucky enough to be in Florida already previewing our 2009 Mets-To-Be), and all baseball […]

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Type A Free Agency Rules Re-Evaluated

An article by posted on February 17, 2009

The Type A Free Agent compensation rules that have kept players like Juan Cruz and Orlando Cabrera from signing with teams this offseason may be changed. MLB and the Players Union have had discussions suggesting that Type A Free Agents may resign with their original clubs and waive the stipulation that they cannot be traded […]

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Are We Down To 102 Names On The List?

An article by posted on February 16, 2009

Quite possibly! We’ve all been wondering who are the remaining 103 names on the steroid list that A-Rod was found on. Names are being thrown around left and right, including St. Louis Cardinals first baseman, Albert Pujols and former Mets catcher, Mike Piazza. Here’s a name that I never really thought about, but is being […]

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It’s Not To Late To Sign Orlando Hudson

An article by posted on February 16, 2009

Omar Minaya has proved adept at lying in the weeds and swooping in at the right moment to add star power to the Mets.  He used that prudent strategy to sign free agents Carlos Beltran, Johan Santana, and this off-season, Frankie Rodriquez.   Ironically, when he deviated, and basically bid against himself, he landed Luis […]

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NL East Report

An article by posted on February 14, 2009

As the sun rises on Spring Training 2009, let’s see what is going on with the other teams in the NL East: Atlanta Braves: If there is a team looking to keep Ken Griffey Jr. from returning to Seattle, it could be the Atlanta Braves. They were considering Bobby Abreu before he signed with the […]

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I Like Mike… Big Pelf That Is

An article by posted on February 14, 2009

Last year marked Big Pelf’s first genuine MLB season. He pitched 200 innings, and I think he proved that he has the ability to be a top-quality hurler. I am not brimming with confidence about the 2009 Mets this spring unlike my attitude for the past two springs, which I’m guessing I share with the […]

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My Issue With The Media and Wright

An article by posted on February 11, 2009

Here’s my serious problem with the media. They go to everybody for an opinion about a topic. Why go to David Wright and ask him about the A-Rod and his drug issues? Wright is a member of the New York Mets. It is not his problem. If you cannot get Derek Jeter to talk about […]

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Is Johan Really the Best Pitcher In Baseball?

An article by posted on February 11, 2009

Yesterday, in Jeff Passan’s column on Yahoo Sports, he previewed the NL East and was very honest, saying the Mets should have blown up the whole team and started over again before beginning anew in Citi Field.  That’s because choking down the stretch two years running leaves scars on a team’s collective ego.  Yes, that’s […]

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This Season Root, Root, Root For Castillo

An article by posted on February 10, 2009

I know with this post I’m not going to be very popular with our readers.  I was adamant this whole off-season of unloading Luis Castillo and signing Orlando Hudson.  After last season I didn’t want Luis Castillo anywhere near this team and was hoping against hope that the Mets would trade him or outright release […]

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Miguel Tejada To Plead Guilty To Perjury

An article by posted on February 10, 2009

The Performance enhancing beast does not go away.   Former all-star shortstop of the Houston Astros, Miguel Tejada is expected to plead guilty in court to charges that he lied to the House Oversight Committee about knowledge that another teammate with the Oakland A’s used steroids. The alleged infraction happened in 2005 when he was […]

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