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Hall of Fame Thread: Mike Piazza Shut Out Again!

An article by posted on January 6, 2015 0 Comments
Hall of Fame Thread: Mike Piazza Shut Out Again!

The BBWAA have elected four players into the Hall of Fame and they are Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez, and Randy Johnson. Biggio received 82.7 percent of the votes (549 ballots cast). Johnson was 97.3, Martinez 97.1 and Smoltz at 82.9. It is the first time since 1955 that four players have been elected […]

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Mets Sign Buddy Carlyle To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on January 5, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Sign Buddy Carlyle To Minor League Deal

The Mets announced they have re-signed right-handed reliever Buddy Carlyle to a minor-league deal with a spring-training invite. Carlyle, 37, had a 1.45 ERA and 0.93 WHIP in 31.0 innings with the Mets last season, striking out 28 and walking five.

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Latest On Growing Market For Ben Zobrist

An article by posted on January 5, 2015 0 Comments
Latest On Growing Market For Ben Zobrist

January 5 According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Ben Zobrist has one of the biggest trade markets out there. He is being pursued seriously by the Giants, Nationals, Angels, and Cubs. A source told him that the Rays are said to be asking for at least one top prospect and a mid-level one. […]

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DePodesta Draws Comparisons Between Steven Matz and Jacob deGrom

An article by posted on January 5, 2015 0 Comments
DePodesta Draws Comparisons Between Steven Matz and Jacob deGrom

Mets left-handed pitching prospect, Steven Matz, had perhaps the most dominating season of any player in the Mets minors in 2014. Matz posted an excellent  2.24 ERA with 131 strikeouts in 140 innings pitched for Double-A Binghamton and Advanced-A St. Lucie. Matz also excelled in the playoffs with a phenomenal start in the Eastern League […]

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Mets Are Well Positioned To Dominate In Their Division

An article by posted on January 4, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Are Well Positioned To Dominate In Their Division

It’s so easy to look at the Mets’ offseason so far and shrug your shoulders when asked if they did enough to snap their streak of six consecutive losing seasons – the longest active losing streak in baseball. The ultra-optimistic Met fan will point to rebound seasons by David Wright and Curtis Granderson as reasons […]

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Ranking the National League East Shortstops

An article by posted on January 4, 2015 0 Comments
Ranking the National League East Shortstops

Shortstop is a position where we still might see some additional flux between now and Opening Day – maybe not with the Mets as Flores will likely be starting in April, but almost certainly in Philadelphia. So for now, how do the shortstops stack up in the National League East? 1. Andrelton Simmons (Braves) – […]

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Mets Blood Drive At Citi Field On Thursday

An article by posted on January 4, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Blood Drive At Citi Field On Thursday

The Mets will hold their annual winter blood drive on Thursday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Citi Field’s Caesars Club, the team announced. All donors will receive a voucher redeemable for two tickets to a Mets home game in April, excluding Opening Day. Donors can park in Lot G off 126th St. and […]

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Update: HOF Voting For Piazza Going Down To The Wire

An article by posted on January 3, 2015 0 Comments
Update: HOF Voting For Piazza Going Down To The Wire

Mike Piazza currently appears on 78.9 percent of the vote based on 119 Hall of Fame ballots that have been made public, as tracked by Baseball Think Factory. That figure is down from the 79.5 percent on Monday, when 83 ballots had been tabulated. However, it is still slightly ahead of the 75 percent threshold […]

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Winter Ball Wrap-up: Flores, Puello, Rivera Finish Strong

An article by posted on January 3, 2015 0 Comments
Winter Ball Wrap-up: Flores, Puello, Rivera Finish Strong

All the Winter Ball regular season games are now over with the playoffs already underway in every league other than the Venezuelan League. The Venezuelan league still has a 3-way tie-breaker to take care of before playoffs can start. Unfortunately, the team Wilmer Flores has been playing for, the Bravos de Margarita, finished in last […]

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Interview With Fan Behind Mets Billboard and #FREEMETSFANS Campaign

An article by posted on January 3, 2015 0 Comments
Interview With Fan Behind Mets Billboard and #FREEMETSFANS Campaign

Here’s a Q&A I conducted with Gary Palumbo on Friday. Salty Gary, as he is better known in the MMO community, is the Mets fan behind the Twitter account @MetsBillboard and the #FREEMETSFANS KickStarter Campaign to erect two “Sell the Team” billboards on Roosevelt Ave. – a stone’s throw away from Citi Field. What inspired […]

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