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Scott Hairston Believes Diamondbacks Claimed Him Off Waivers

An article by posted on August 31, 2012 0 Comments
Scott Hairston Believes Diamondbacks Claimed Him Off Waivers

Adam Rubin of ESPN recently tweeted that he spoke to Hairston, and although Hairston doesn’t know who claimed him off of waivers, he figured it was the Arizona Diamondbacks. There are two basic reasons why the Diamondbacks may have claimed Hairston – the first reason could be to block Hairston from being picked up by […]

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Ike Davis: The Future Is Bright Again

An article by posted on August 29, 2012 0 Comments
Ike Davis: The Future Is Bright Again

Over the next few months, there will be much discussion with regards to the Mets needs, and what they have to do to improve on this 2012 season. In fact, these discussions have probably been going on for about a month now. That’s one of the therapeutic things fans do when their team is in […]

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Mike Trout: What Could Have Been

An article by posted on August 27, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Trout: What Could Have Been

Mike Trout is having a season for the ages. The kind of season that has baseball fans checking the box score in the newspaper to see what he did the night before, and team executives scratching their heads wondering how they missed on this kid. If you turned on ESPN last year, the only time […]

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The David Wright Dilemma

An article by posted on August 25, 2012 0 Comments
The David Wright Dilemma

Many Mets fans are hoping and expecting that David Wright will be a member of the New York Mets after the 2013 season. However, after looking at the current state of this team, I wouldn’t count on it. David Wright is going to be faced with a very big decision within the next year. David has gone […]

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PEDs – Major League Baseball’s Incurable Disease

An article by posted on August 24, 2012 0 Comments
PEDs – Major League Baseball’s Incurable Disease

With two player’s testing positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs in the past two weeks, it is as clear as ever that PEDs are still an issue with Major League Baseball. Nobody should be surprised about the two latest positive test results. I listened to an interview of a player not too long ago (the player’s […]

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Roger Clemens: There’s Still Some Stuff In The Basement

An article by posted on August 22, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Clemens: There’s Still Some Stuff In The Basement

Fans of the Rocky movies know what I am referring to. After being retired for years, Rocky was asked why he was returning to the ring in the last Rocky installment, his response was “there’s still some stuff in the basement.” In other words, he couldn’t move on with his life until the fire burning […]

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Dan Warthen – The Sacrificial Lamb?

An article by posted on August 19, 2012 0 Comments

Someone is ultimately going to have to answer for the collapse of the Mets pitching staff and poor performance of the bullpen in 2012. It won’t be Sandy Alderson.  I doubt it will be Terry Collins. The only person left is Dan Warthen. Is it really fair that Warthen takes full responsibility for what has […]

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Hairston Making His Case For Full-Time Gig

An article by posted on August 19, 2012 0 Comments
Hairston Making His Case For Full-Time Gig

Scott Hairston has made it clear that he wants the chance to be an every day outfielder. He said it earlier this week, and continues to back it up with his play in the field. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but at this point, he is probably the Mets best option heading into 2013. […]

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Harvey Had Best Start Of Young Career Last Night, And I Know Why

An article by posted on August 17, 2012 0 Comments
Harvey Had Best Start Of Young Career Last Night, And I Know Why

Matt Harvey was nothing short of spectacular last night. There was something different about last night’s start that was the key to his success. Did anyone else pick up on it? Answer: He only threw three change-ups the entire night. I’ve been arguing that this kid has been throwing too many change-ups in his starts […]

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Time For Someone To Step Up

An article by posted on August 16, 2012 0 Comments
Time For Someone To Step Up

The Mets collapse in the second half of this season has been disappointing on many levels. One of the more disappointing things has been the failure of players to step up and cement their place with this team for the future. Is it safe to say that the only players that have stepped up at […]

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Being A Mets Fan – A Gift, or a Curse?

An article by posted on August 15, 2012 0 Comments
Being A Mets Fan – A Gift, or a Curse?

Do you remember when you became a Mets fan? Was it because the Brooklyn Dodgers up and left town, leaving you with no option other than to root for the hated Yankees? Was it that miracle run in 1969? Was it the power house Mets teams of the 1980s? Maybe it was something else. Whatever […]

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