John Strubel

My name is John Strubel and I have been a Mets fan since 1972. Professionally, I have been a working member of the media since 1987. In addition to media relations and broadcast work for the Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays minor league affiliates, my career spans 25 years in the radio industry as a on-air personality, program director and sports-talk show host. You can reach me at john@johnstrubel.com or on Twitter @johnstrubel

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Johan Santana A Hero? No, No, No

An article by posted on March 9, 2013 0 Comments
Johan Santana A Hero? No, No, No

A pair of Chicago Cubs centerfielders, Jimmy Qualls (1969) and Joe Wallis (1975), stole two of Tom Seaver’s early bids for a no-hitter. One year after being traded from New York to Cincinnati, Seaver threw a no-hitter for the Reds. Nolan Ryan never pitched a no-hitter – as a New York Met – but after […]

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Mets Spring Training in 140 Characters

An article by posted on March 1, 2013 0 Comments

Ah yes, today’s stories can be summed up in 140 characters or less — if you live and work in the #Twitter universe. For New York Mets fans this means direct access to Ike Davis, Justin Turner, Zack Wheeler, Matt Harvey, Jordany Valdespin and even Mets GM Sandy Alderson … well, sometimes, Alderson posted a tweet […]

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Mets Matters: What About “That” Guy?

An article by posted on February 12, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Matters: What About “That” Guy?

For better or worse, Michael Bourn fell off the New York Mets radar Monday when he agreed to a four-year, $48 million deal with the Cleveland Indians. Mets/MLB beat writer Anthony DiComo suggests, if history is any indication, Sandy Alderson committed an error.  DiComo wrote: The 11th overall Draft pick has a bizarre history of […]

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Mets Locker Room Real Estate Values: Past and Present

An article by posted on February 11, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Locker Room Real Estate Values: Past and Present

You can learn a lot about a baseball team from its locker room. The clubhouse is where relationships form, character is revealed and leaders speak out (or not). For the major league rookie, clubhouse real estate is valuable — sometimes priceless. Imagine being the rookie who spent eight months out of the year next to […]

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Literally Mets: Blue (and Orange) Ink

An article by posted on February 3, 2013 0 Comments
Literally Mets: Blue (and Orange) Ink

While the New York Mets have been relatively quiet this winter, past and present media have stepped up to fill-in-the-blanks. Before Opening Day at least five new Mets-related books have been, or will be, released. The two most anticipated releases will happen over the next month. Former Mets catcher Mike Piazza will release his autobiography, […]

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The Magic Is Back, If Only For One Night

An article by posted on January 31, 2013 0 Comments
The Magic Is Back, If Only For One Night

“Home runs are over-rated. You don’t have to hit home runs to win. If I don’t get a home run all year, and the team wins, I’ll be more than satisfied.” – Steve Henderson (1981) The Reccoppa family piled into Dad’s burnt orange 1970 Plymouth Duster for the short ride across the bridge on Route […]

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Sidd Finch: The Backstory

An article by posted on January 9, 2013 0 Comments
Sidd Finch: The Backstory

“There’s no single sport that has the hold on our dreams and fantasies the way baseball does. Sidd has become a symbol, like the cornfield in Iowa.” — Myra Gelband, former Sports Illustrated editor _______________________ In an era when Hollywood was creating uniformed ballplayers walking out of cornfields and crushing majestic moon shots in to […]

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The Case Against Mike Piazza

An article by posted on January 8, 2013 0 Comments
The Case Against Mike Piazza

Murray Chass claims he knows Mike Piazza used steroids. Wait, before you start mumbling expletives at Chass under your breath, keep reading. The former New York Times reporter is not alone. Joel Sherman, a columnist for the New York Post, also raised suspicion about the Mets former catcher. Both Chass and Sherman covered the Mets […]

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