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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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David Wright: Money Isn’t The Issue

An article by posted on August 15, 2012 0 Comments
David Wright: Money Isn’t The Issue

The New York Post reported earlier today that David Wright is more interested in winning championships, than the money he is bound to receive when his contract expires at the end of this year. David states “the money issue for me, I don’t think that will be deciding factor.” David, the fans like the sound […]

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Amazin’ Solutions: How To Get Fans Back In The Seats At Citi Field

An article by posted on August 14, 2012 0 Comments
Amazin’ Solutions: How To Get Fans Back In The Seats At Citi Field

As I sit here watching Shark Week, I can’t stop thinking about how I wish the Mets would be more aggressive. I know their financial situation isn’t the greatest, but as fans, why do we have to suffer for the bad investment choices of a few? It doesn’t seem right. The saddest part of the […]

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Do You Still Believe In Moneyball?

An article by posted on August 13, 2012 0 Comments
Do You Still Believe In Moneyball?

Moneyball is a ultimately a strategy that was developed by a small market team’s general manager in order to compete large market teams. When Billy Beane sat down and started to think about creative ways to stay competitive with large market teams, he didn’t write the word moneyball on a dry erase board, and tell […]

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Should The Mets Retire The Moneyball Project?

An article by posted on August 10, 2012 0 Comments
Should The Mets Retire The Moneyball Project?

The Mets currently have a front office in place that has earned them the nickname the “Moneyball Mets.” Mets G.M. Sandy Alderson was once Billy Beane’s mentor, and the Mets have also added a couple of other front office executives that once worked with Beane. As the Brady Bunch theme song goes – everyone sing along […]

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