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Favorite Rites Of Spring: Casey At The Bat

An article by posted on February 20, 2011 0 Comments
Favorite Rites Of Spring: Casey At The Bat

One of my favorite Rites of Spring has always been a hearty re-reading of this great baseball classic that dates back over a hundred years ago. Enjoy. Casey At The Bat By Ernest Lawrence Thayer, San Francisco Examiner – June 3, 1888 The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Mudville nine that day; The score stood four to two […]

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Sandy And Terry – It’s Your Time To Shine

An article by posted on February 20, 2011 0 Comments

Now that we’ve pushed football and soon basketball and hockey off the the page, it’s time to bring on the real game of New York; the Mets and Yankees. Yes, the Mets and Yankees are playing baseball again. Both teams have had a winter of discontent, but now as the weather turns and folks are flocking to Tampa […]

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Spring Update: Castillo Arrives, Paulino Doesn’t, RIP Uncle Leo

An article by posted on February 20, 2011 0 Comments
Spring Update: Castillo Arrives, Paulino Doesn’t, RIP Uncle Leo

Luis Castillo arrived at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie this morning and immediately met with manager Terry Collins. Castillo told Collins that there was a medical issue in his family that prevented him from arriving earlier. On Friday and again on Saturday, Collins commented that he would have preferred that Castillo arrived earlier, but today said if he […]

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Collins On Castillo: I Haven’t Seen Him, You Guys See Him Yet?”

An article by posted on February 19, 2011 0 Comments

Beltran is here, Bay is here, Castillo is not, and Collins is irked about it. When asked if had met yet with Castillo, Collins replied,  “I haven’t seen him. You guys see him yet?” “You guys were around him last year. … He was unhappy with the way things ended. He’s expressed that to me. And […]

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Carlos Beltran: This Is About The Team

An article by posted on February 19, 2011 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York posted a full transcript of Carlos Beltran who met with reporters and fielded many questions on a variety of topics including his knee, playing centerfield, and the Mets in general. Here is part of the transcript. How did the meeting go and what was communicated? Well, I told them […]

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Are You Rooting For Ollie?

An article by posted on February 19, 2011 0 Comments

It must be really hard to be Oliver Perez these days. It’s no secret that the majority of the fanbase would have preferred that Perez had been released long before the reporting date for pitchers and catchers, and I bet after seeing the atrocious numbers Perez put up at Winter Ball, the thought may have crossed the […]

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Spring Update: Benches Clearing Brawl, Ollie’s Change, Collins Means Business

An article by posted on February 19, 2011 0 Comments
Spring Update: Benches Clearing Brawl, Ollie’s Change, Collins Means Business

I’m not going to include updates on ANY Wilpon/Madoff stuff in these Spring Updates going forward. !00% Baseball. The word is that Oliver Perez has unveiled a new changeup that he has been working on all winter long. Not only was minor league catcher Mike Nickeas very impressed, but so was Terry Collins. For Perez […]

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Spending Wildly Versus Getting Value

An article by posted on February 18, 2011 0 Comments
Spending Wildly Versus Getting Value

  I will be the first to admit that I am giving the new front office every single benefit of the doubt. I mean why not? They’ve only been in charge a little over four months – hardly enough time to pass judgment on the new guys. Patrick Flood who writes for SNY, had me […]

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It’s Up To Carlos Beltran To Do What’s Right For The Team And Himself

An article by posted on February 18, 2011 0 Comments

Terry Collins on Friday told reporters that it’s up to Carlos Beltran whether or not he will play center field this year for the Mets. Collins said to reporters that if Beltran decides to stay in center then Beltran is going to have to earn his spot. Beltran who has yet to arrive to camp […]

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The Battle for Second Base

An article by posted on February 18, 2011 0 Comments

The Contenders: Luis Castillo- .235/.337/.267, 0 HR, 17 RBI, 6.7 UZR/150, 0. 6 WAR, $6 million, 35 years old Daniel Murphy- .266/.313/.427, 12 HR, 63 RBI, 1.0 WAR, $400K, 26 years old Brad Emaus- .290/.397/.476, 15 HR, 75 RBI (between AA and AAA), $400K, 25 years old The Underdog: Justin Turner- .316/.374/.487, 12 HR, 43 […]

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