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Paul DePodesta On What Makes A Championship Player

An article by posted on June 30, 2011 0 Comments

Last night, I had the pleasure of being on a conference call with Paul DePodesta, the Mets’ Vice President of Player Development & Amateur Scouting. He was kind enough to field questions from me and several other Mets bloggers, and I was able to get the following question in: Joe DeCaro, Mets Merized Online: A few years ago […]

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Don’t Look Now, But Beltran Has Been As Good As Ever

An article by posted on June 30, 2011 0 Comments
Don’t Look Now, But Beltran Has Been As Good As Ever

With all the news surrounding Jose Reyes and his incredible season that he is having, we often forget the main-man driving him in, Carlos Beltran. Beltran, after two injury-riddled seasons, was expected to have an above average season at best in 2011. But the 34-year old now right fielder has not only exceeded what anyone […]

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Detroit Rock City: Mets Pummel Tigers 16-9

An article by posted on June 30, 2011 0 Comments

Game Summary True NL vs AL fashion here tonight. Sixteen runs scored for the Mets on twenty hits…and no homeruns. Tigers smashed in five over the fence. Totally different styles of scoring. Cap gets hit hard to end his good start streak. Bullpen is embarrassing, but offense can win ball games alone it seems like. […]

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With Beltran & Reyes Carrying The Team, The Swagger Is Back

An article by posted on June 29, 2011 0 Comments
With Beltran & Reyes Carrying The Team, The Swagger Is Back

What a game and what a thrill it was to see the Mets deliver one knock-out blow after another to the AL Central leading Detroit Tigers last night. Until Jason Bay hit the first of two Mets grand slams in the game, the Mets had gone 299 games and 280 plate appearances with the bases […]

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Jose Reyes, Ty Cobb and the $64,000 Dollar Question

An article by posted on June 29, 2011 0 Comments
Jose Reyes, Ty Cobb and the $64,000 Dollar Question

Jose Reyes, made his 1,000th career game last night against the Detroit Tigers a memorable one. The game’s most dynamic player, went 4-for-4 at the plate with a walk and three runs scored. He was just a home run shy of hitting for the cycle; being the last Met to perform the feat. There is nothing Jose Reyes […]

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Jason Isringhausen: Who Says You Can’t Go Home Again?

An article by posted on June 28, 2011 0 Comments
Jason Isringhausen: Who Says You Can’t Go Home Again?

During Spring Training, when former Mets pitching phenom Jason Isringhausen reached out to assistant general manager J.P. Ricciardi for a bullpen session tryout, many of us crossed our fingers for the sake of nostalgia and hoped for the best. Many of us were further surprised when Izzy impressed Ricciardi so much that both he and general manager […]

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Mike Piazza Interview: “Coming To NY Was Meant To Be”

An article by posted on June 28, 2011 0 Comments
Mike Piazza Interview: “Coming To NY Was Meant To Be”

At a recent golf outing benefiting the Brooklyn/Queens CYO athletic program, I was lucky enough to meet and interview the legendary Mike Piazza. Not only was he a great baseball player, but he is an even nicer person. As Mets fans, we will always remember Piazza for his on-field achievements such as leading the team […]

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Mets Farm Report: June 27th, 2011

An article by posted on June 28, 2011 0 Comments

Buffalo Bisons 4 – Norfolk Tides 3 Baby steps for Mark Cohoon. While today wasn’t a great start, it was his best start so far in Triple-A and a quality start to say the least. After giving up five earned runs and six earned runs twice in his first three starts he has only given […]

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3 Up & 3 Down – Texas Two Step Edition

An article by posted on June 28, 2011 0 Comments

This past weekend the Good Guys traveled to Texas to do battle against the reigning American League champions. The weather was quite hot, but the Mets bats were even hotter – taking two of three games. Here are the 3 Up and 3 Down. 3-Up 1) 22 Runs in 2 Days: On Saturday, when the […]

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Could Beltran Be Texas Bound?

An article by posted on June 27, 2011 0 Comments

SI.com’s Jon Heyman reports via Twitter that the Rangers are interested in Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran  and could make a move for him soon after the All Star break. Rotoworld writes, Serious trade talks probably won’t get underway until after the All-Star break and plenty of other teams will be in the running to snag […]

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