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Brooklyn Dodger and Baseball Legend Duke Snider Passes Away

An article by posted on February 27, 2011 0 Comments

Duke Snider passed away earlier today in Escondido, CA. The former Brooklyn Dodger great was 84. He was Brooklyn’s CFer during what has been called ‘The Golden Era of Baseball in New York.’ And Golden it was. While Duke played CF for Brooklyn, Willie Mays covered CF for the New York Giants and Mickey Mantle […]

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Spring Notes: Ollie Blames The Sun, Give Mookie No. 1, Gee’s Impressive Stint

An article by posted on February 27, 2011 0 Comments
Spring Notes: Ollie Blames The Sun, Give Mookie No. 1, Gee’s Impressive Stint

Sunday Night Spring Notes After allowing all four runs in the Mets 5-4 win over the Braves on Sunday, Oliver Perez had plenty of excuses. “I think they took more pitches, and I think most of the pitches were around the home plate, and that’s why I walked those three guys.” He also blamed nerves, […]

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The Winner Of The Jose Reyes Signed Baseball Is…

An article by posted on February 27, 2011 0 Comments
The Winner Of The Jose Reyes Signed Baseball Is…

It’s Jerry Grote! Congratulations To Kristina! Your entry was randomly selected from 45 other correct entries to our contest! Please respond to your Winning Notification email Kristina, so we can ship you your Genuine Jose Reyes Autographed Rawlings Baseball! Of the over 300 email entries we received, the following 44 readers also correctly guessed who the […]

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Jordany Valdespin: Second Baseman Of The Future?

An article by posted on February 26, 2011 0 Comments

Despite their extra-innings tie, it was great to see some New York Mets baseball today. The Mets came from behind to tie the Atlanta Braves, 5-5, in their opening spring training game at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie. While the scores really mean nothing in spring training, it’s the performance of players on […]

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Izzy Lightning In A Bottle?

An article by posted on February 26, 2011 0 Comments

Jason Isringhausen was one of three members of Generation K, the triumvirate of young pitchers who were supposed to be the ’90s version of Seaver, Koosman and Matlack. Isringhausen had the most success after his initial call-up to the majors in 1995, going 9-2 with a 2.81 ERA in 14 starts. However, injuries took their […]

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Spring Update: Castillo Batting Second, Pagan Cleanup, Lets Play Ball!

An article by posted on February 26, 2011 0 Comments
Spring Update: Castillo Batting Second, Pagan Cleanup, Lets Play Ball!

Saturday Updates David Waldstein relays a funny story about a head-to-head race yesterday with all the players. The drill was a 60-yard dash, but Jose Reyes and Angel Pagan were told to start 5 yards behind the rest of the staggered crew, and Ike Davis was told to stand a few yards in front. Reyes and […]

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Intrasquad Game.. And It Begins

An article by posted on February 25, 2011 0 Comments
Intrasquad Game.. And It Begins

I know it doesn’t mean much, but it does mean baseball begins again! The real spring training opener is tommorrow, but that still didn’t stop today from being an exciting day. Scott Hairston sent a pair of solo homers out of the yard, accounting for all of Team A’s offense. Willie Harris and Dusty Ryan each […]

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Alderson Vows That Only The Best 25 Players Will Make The Cut

An article by posted on February 25, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson Vows That Only The Best 25 Players Will Make The Cut

Despite what my colleague Greg Pomes wrote here on Tuesday regarding Oliver Perez being guaranteed a spot on the roster, a solid case can be made that Alderson’s comment was taken out of context or perhaps even misinterpreted. Yesterday, Alderson not only made it clear that he will cut Oliver Perez and the remaining $12 million […]

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Get Ready For Some FREE Mets Give-Aways!

An article by posted on February 25, 2011 0 Comments
Get Ready For Some FREE Mets Give-Aways!

It was a heck of a year for Mets Merized Online in 2010, and we are already off to an even bigger year in 2011. It’s been about 10 months since the last time I shared some information about MMO, and I’m very excited to share some of our year end and current stats with you. In 2010, we tallied […]

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R.A. Dickey’s Got a New Knuckleball

An article by posted on February 25, 2011 0 Comments

MetsBlog.com’s Matthew Cerrone posted pictures of R.A. Dickey’s throwing session.   According to Cerrone, R.A. Dickey now has a new and improved knuckleball. We all seen last season that R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball was really nasty. Now, it looks like its only going to get even more nasty as it takes on the movement of a circle change which just […]

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