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Domingo Tapia and Jacob deGrom Shine In Minor League Tune-Up

An article by posted on March 21, 2013 0 Comments
Domingo Tapia and Jacob deGrom Shine In Minor League Tune-Up

The Binghamton Mets and Springfield Cardinals played to a scoreless tie today in minor league action. While there may not have been much offense in the game, the pitching was very impressive, as Domingo Tapia and Jacob deGrom combined efforts in the shutout. Tapia got the start, going four innings and allowed just one hit. […]

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Duda’s Bat Is Showing Signs Of Life

An article by posted on March 20, 2013 0 Comments
Duda’s Bat Is Showing Signs Of Life

Lucas Duda got off to one of the more forgettable starts that a player can have when spring training opened up back in February. In fact, for the month of February, he was 1/10 at the plate with seven strikeouts. With numbers like those, fans began to question whether Duda would ever be able to put it together […]

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Featured Post: Where Does The Mets Minor League System Rank?

An article by posted on March 17, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Where Does The Mets Minor League System Rank?

The Mets currently boast a minor league system that ranks in the top half amongst the other organizations in the league. This ranking is primarily due to a crop of promising young right-handed pitchers. In the most recent edition of Baseball America, they gave their 2013 rankings for pitching prospects. They separated it into three […]

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Who is Greg Burke?

An article by posted on March 14, 2013 0 Comments
Who is Greg Burke?

Back in November, the Mets announced they had signed a right-handed relief pitcher named Greg Burke to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. When I heard of the signing, it reminded me of the scene at the beginning of the movie Major League where the Cleveland fans are all giving their take […]

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Gavin Cecchini Donates $10,000 To Hurricane Sandy Relief

An article by posted on March 13, 2013 0 Comments
Gavin Cecchini Donates $10,000 To Hurricane Sandy Relief

Gavin Cecchini is already doing his part to win over the hearts of the New York fans. According to a report in the Daily News, Cecchini has donated $10,000 to Hurricane Sandy Relief. Cecchini is from Louisiana, so the sites from Hurricane Sandy were all too familiar. He had already gone through it with Hurricanes […]

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Prospect Pulse: Analyzing Mets Catching Prospect Kevin Plawecki

An article by posted on March 11, 2013 0 Comments
Prospect Pulse: Analyzing Mets Catching Prospect Kevin Plawecki

Kevin Plawecki, C Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6’2″ Weight: 205 lb. Position: Catcher Age: 22 ETA: 2015 MMO Top Prospect Rank: #19 Background: Here is a brief player profile from the recent 2013 MMO Top 25 Prospect series: The 35th pick in the 2012 draft, Kevin Plawecki, was selected with one of the comp picks we received […]

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Governor Chris Christie Likes The Mets’ Direction

An article by posted on March 8, 2013 0 Comments
Governor Chris Christie Likes The Mets’ Direction

According to the Star-Ledger, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spent some time on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Radio channel yesterday discussing the Mets. Christie has been a long-time Mets fan, and will be in the stands on April 1 when the Mets take on the San Diego Padres on opening day. Christie went through a list […]

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Den Dekker Stands To Gain If Nieuwenhuis Lands On DL

An article by posted on March 4, 2013 0 Comments
Den Dekker Stands To Gain If Nieuwenhuis Lands On DL

Opportunity could be knocking for Matt den Dekker if Kirk Nieuwenhuis’ knee injury turns out to be more serious than just a bruise. We’ll know more on that later today. The Mets will consider all their options if Nieuwenhuis were to miss any significant time, but one could make a strong argument that den Dekker could have […]

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Remembering The Great No. 8

An article by posted on March 3, 2013 0 Comments
Remembering The Great No. 8

I was walking around the mall yesterday with my wife, trying to get her to go into labor with our second child (first son). They say walking is good for kick-starting the labor process at this point, and as we were walking around, I decided to duck into the sports memorabilia store. I was pacing through the store, looking at the […]

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Featured Post: Is It Time To Start Buying Into Sandy Alderson’s Plan?

An article by posted on March 1, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Is It Time To Start Buying Into Sandy Alderson’s Plan?

Yes. That title is for real. We have been so busy ridiculing the man for his cost-cutting style of management, that we are not taking the time to take a step back and see the big picture. You could sit and watch the thirty minute episodes of Bob Ross’ show, which featured him painting, and […]

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