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Be An Honorary Mets Captain

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments
Be An Honorary Mets Captain

METS AND DUANE READE LAUNCH HONORARY CAPTAIN PROGRAM Fans Can Win the Chance to Bring Out Mets Lineup Card Before July Subway Series at Citi Field The New York Mets today announced the launch of the “Honorary Captain” program Presented by Duane Reade, New York City’s largest drug store chain, giving fans the unique opportunity […]

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Is Sandy Sticking To His Sabermetric Ways Mentioned In Moneyball?

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments

In the chapter on Sandy Alderson in Moneyball, one of the biggest things Alderson was credited for was how he ran his minor league system. Alderson runs a franchise like a military style boot camp. He has specific rules, and wants these rules and regulations enforced properly by his respective managers, especially in the minors. In an […]

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Scapegoatism

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments
Scapegoatism

The idea of a scapegoat is a loaded one, a deeply symbolic one with biblical meanings surrounding it. In sports, it has its own special meaning. I recently saw a movie called “Catching Hell,” which was a documentary surrounding Steve Bartman. Perhaps you’ve heard of him, he was a guy who was infamously singled-out by […]

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Starting Lineup, Game Preview: Nationals vs Mets

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments

Starting Lineup Jose Reyes – SS Justin Turner – 3B Carlos Beltran – RF Jason Bay – LF Daniel Murphy – 1B Ronny Paulino – C Scott Hairston – CF Ruben Tejada – 2B Jonathon Niese – LHP Game Preview The Mets start a two game set at home against the Nationals tonight as the […]

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The Mets Are Still Finding Interesting Ways To Lose

An article by posted on May 17, 2011 0 Comments

I am happier than anyone with how the Mets have been playing lately. The team is getting offensive production from unlikely sources, the bullpen has been miraculous and Mike Pelfrey seems to be getting back on track. However, all of a sudden, shades of the 2009 injury plague have crept back to the team. David […]

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Getting Some Things Off My Chest

An article by posted on May 17, 2011 0 Comments

I swear, sometimes I think this team is cursed… It doesn’t matter who writes out the lineup cards or who runs things upstairs, disaster is never too far away and always manages to seek us out. So David Wright has a stress fracture in his lower back, Ike Davis has his foot wrapped up and is […]

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Stress Fracture Could Keep Wright Out Longer Than Two Weeks?

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Stress Fracture Could Keep Wright Out Longer Than Two Weeks?

Yesterday, after I posted the news that David Wright was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his lower back., I speculated in the comments that maybe resting for ten days would do the trick. That was the optimist in me speaking. This morning in the New York Post, Mark Hale shares a gloomier outlook after speaking to […]

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Tejada Up, Who’s On 1st, What’s On 2nd, I Don’t Know’s On 3rd.

An article by posted on May 17, 2011 0 Comments

After the extra inning loss to the Fish, the Mets made some roster moves in the wake of Wright’s injury.  Chin Lung Hu, who did not hit at all, was sent to the minors for the slick fielding Reuben Tejada.  Ryota Igarashi was also optioned to Buffalo, as Pedro Beato was activated.  Sandy Alderson also […]

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Who Is Better To Retain, Wright Or Reyes?

An article by posted on May 17, 2011 0 Comments

Jose Reyes, along with the up and coming Ike Davis, who now is on the DL, have been the best offensive production on the Mets ballclub. Reyes has also become arguably the best player to be the subject of trade rumors this season. While it becomes increasingly likely that Reyes will be dealt do to an inability or lack of interest to […]

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Marlins vs Mets: Rained Out

An article by posted on May 17, 2011 0 Comments

Tonight’s game against the Marlins has been rained out and rescheduled for July 18. Tickets marked “Game 21” can be reused for the makeup game. If you cannot attend, follow the standard rain-check ticket exchange policy on Mets.com. Starting Lineup Jose Reyes – SS Josh Thole – C Carlos Beltran – RF Jason Bay – […]

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