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The Foundations of Success – Part Two – The Hitters

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In a further look into the foundations of success, after a team has found a manager, which I wrote about yesterday, that knows the game, can pull the correct strings and can really make things happen with both his direction and his decisions, he then needs to rely in his players. Those players consist of […]

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From Left Field: Top 10 Power Hitters In Mets History

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From Left Field: Top 10 Power Hitters In Mets History

I know this may be slightly off topic due to the HUGE three-game road series starting in Philadelphia tonight, but everyone loves the home run. Home runs are the most exciting part of a baseball game. Over the years, players have made a living on their ability to hit the long ball. Though the New […]

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Mets Heading To Philly With A Sense Of Purpose

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One beat writer called the upcoming three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies one of the three biggest series of this entire season. Whether it is or not remains to be seen, but I would bet you couldn’t get one player, coach or manager to agree with that. And if anyone should know, wouldn’t it be them? […]

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Game Preview: Mets @ Phillies

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Tonights Lineup Jose Reyes – SS Angel Pagan – CF David Wright – 3B Carlos Beltran – RF Scott Hairston – LF Ike Davis – 1B Brad Emaus – 2B Mike Nickeas – C Chris Young – RHP The Mets continue their opening road series of 2011 with a trip to Philly. The Mets won […]

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Is Picard Representing The Victims, Or Reaping Billions For His Own Agenda?

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Lost in all the excitement of the season-opening weekend series against the Marlins, was some news regarding the ongoing clawback lawsuit against the Mets partners by trustee Irving Picard. The Daily News reports that there is mounting criticism over the revenue and fees Irving Picard has been paid for recovering the billions of dollars lost by the victims of the Madoff Ponzi scheme. […]

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The Amazin’ Week Ahead: Phillies/Nationals Edition

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In the first edition of The Amazin’ Week Ahead, we look at the big series ahead against the Philadelphia Phillies, and peek in at our first home series against the Nationals this weekend. The Phillies Pitching Matchups Game 1: Chris Young vs Cole Hamels Game 2: Mike Pelfrey (0-1, 10.38 ERA) vs Joe Blanton Game 3: Jonathan Niese (0-0, […]

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Happy Birthday Gil Hodges

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Happy Birthday Gil Hodges

Gilbert Raymond Hodges April 4, 1924 – April 2, 1972 The Mets reminded us today that Gil Hodges, the Manager of the ’69 Miracle Mets, was born on this date. Sadly, he died at age 47 after suffering a heart attack in 1972. Gil the Teacher and Mentor In addition to being a tremendous and intense athlete […]

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Could This Be The End For The Dynamic Duo?

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  Anthony DiComo of Mets.com says that we may be looking at the end of the Mets Dynamic Duo, Jose Reyes and David Wright, and the possibility that they may not even last the season together is very real and distinct. But now, nearly 10 years after their first encounter, the left side of the […]

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The Foundations Of Success – Part One – The Manager

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Many teams have built their successes on numerous factors. Some teams have prided themselves on strong pitching, others on strong hitting, some on great benches and some on great managers who know how to utilize their players in any situation. Due to the fact the Alderson regime has yet to draft, I cannot speak upon […]

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3 Up and 3 Down: The Happy Recap Edition

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It a Happy Recap edition of “3 Up and 3 Down” as the Mets win their opening series against the Marlins, two games to one. There are many “Ups”, but I’ll give you my three in no particular order, and I’m sure you’ll have three totally different ones: Three Up 1. Terry Collins – We knew Terry […]

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