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The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same For Mets

An article by posted on February 22, 2011 0 Comments

“The more things change, the more they stay the same” seems to apply for the Mets after the last few days.  On Friday I posted here that Terry Collins told reporters that it would be up to Carlos Beltran on whether or not he would move from center-field and start playing right-field.  Yesterday Brandon Butler posted that […]

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MLBPA Serves Mets Notice On K-Rod Option

An article by posted on February 22, 2011 0 Comments

While visiting Mets camp today, MLBPA Union Chief  Michael Weiner addressed the 2012 vesting option the Mets have on K-Rod’s contract. K-Rod’s option vests at $17.5 million for 2012 if he finishes 55 games this season. Otherwise, he receives a $3.5 million buyout and becomes a free agent. “We monitor every situation for compliance with the Basic […]

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Spring Update: Pelfrey Rediscovers Sinker, Don’t Count Out Izzy, Beltran News

An article by posted on February 22, 2011 0 Comments

//   Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger, says right-hander Mike Pelfrey is trying to rediscover his sinker (two-seam fastball) which he abandoned last season. He still produced a groundball 47.8 percent of the time. Pelfrey said that he thought the split-finger fastball Dan Warthen taught him in 2009 caught people off guard early last year and helped account for his […]

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Terry Collins Is Wally Backman?

An article by posted on February 22, 2011 0 Comments
Terry Collins Is Wally Backman?

So here I am reading up on Monday’s happenings at Mets Camp, when I come across some comments David Wright made about todays first full team workout and about Terry Collins specifically. Immediately, a sense of deja vu came over me… I know I’ve read this comment before and I knew it wasn’t that long ago either. Two things were very […]

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A Portrait of the R.A.-tist as a Young Man

An article by posted on February 21, 2011 0 Comments
A Portrait of the R.A.-tist as a Young Man

   Giving us shades of Bob Ross, J.S. Mill along with a bit of Tom Candiotti thrown in there, R.A. Dickey is almost a contradictory baseball player.  He is humble, shy and down-to-earth but is well-spoken and doesn’t mince words in his interviews; he processes his game cerebrally but is not a head case on […]

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Spring Update: Actions Not Words, Tejada Rakes, F-Mart Temporarily Healthy Again

An article by posted on February 21, 2011 0 Comments
Spring Update: Actions Not Words, Tejada Rakes, F-Mart Temporarily Healthy Again

Happy Presidents Day! Lets get started… Terry Collins told reporters that he does not plan to use Carlos Beltran during the first week of Grapefruit League play, which starts Saturday. He did however mention that he was impressed with how Beltran looked hitting from the right side of the plate this morning. Jason Bay was impressed […]

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Bay Leaves 2010 Behind, Focused On A Productive 2011

An article by posted on February 21, 2011 0 Comments

Much was expected of Jason Bay when the Mets decided that he would be the one to fill the power void of the 2009 season and give their core player David Wright some much needed protection in the lineup. Even critics of his $66 million dollar deal at the time, did not expect Bay’s power numbers to […]

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Was Ollie Guaranteed a Spot on the Roster?

An article by posted on February 21, 2011 0 Comments

During the offseason, Sandy Alderson said that if Luis Castillo, and Oliver Perez didn’t earn a spot on the roster, that both of them would be cut. Unfortunately Mets fans, Sandy Alderson is apparently changing his stance on him.  As Terry Collins talked to reporters on Friday, Collins revealed that both him and Sandy Alderson promised Oliver Perez that he will get a chance […]

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The National Pastime: A Philatelic History – Part 1

An article by posted on February 21, 2011 0 Comments
The National Pastime: A Philatelic History – Part 1

The United States Postal Service has recognized our National Pastime on many occasions over the past 72 years. In 1939, the USPS issued the very first baseball stamp to commemorate the first 100 years of the game, and since then they have continued to produce commemorative baseball stamps through 2010. As a child growing up, I collected stamps for a few […]

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Mets Sign 3 To Minor Lg. Deals

An article by posted on February 20, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Sign 3 To Minor Lg. Deals

Today the Mets announced that they have signed 3 players to minor league deals. Jesus Feliciano (who played with the Mets in 2010), Chris Shelton (has played for Tigers, Mariners, Rangers) and Japanese League player Kent Tsujimoto (had 2.88 era, 12/6 k/9 in 32 relief appearances last season in the Golden Baseball League. I like […]

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