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Ram’s Rambles: Jose Reyes And OBP

An article by posted on March 6, 2011 0 Comments

See those men pictured above? Jose Reyes and David Wright. Not too far back in the past, Reyes was “The most exciting player in baseball” and Wright was “The Prince of NY.” They are cornerstones of this organization and I hope  I still respect them both as much as I did two or three years […]

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Culture Change At Citi Field

An article by posted on March 6, 2011 0 Comments

I know what you’re going to say, “you’re alive!” It’s been quite a while since my last post here. As some may or may not know, my life changed dramatically right before the New Year with the birth of our daughter. So pair that with the fact this is the busiest time of year for […]

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Mike Piazza In PSL Today; Talks about Ownership, Wilpons with Reporters

An article by posted on March 5, 2011 0 Comments

Look who’s back!? Mike Piazza is in Port St. Lucie today to coach the Italian baseball team, against the Mets team of prospects.  He seemed to be very cool, calm, and collected.   Before he went to the field to get ready for the game, Piazza did a 10 minute session with reporters.  He talked to […]

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Comment: In Another 3 Months, Murphy Might Play 2B Better Than Emaus

An article by posted on March 5, 2011 0 Comments

I haven’t done one of these in a while, but I wanted to promote a comment from one of our readers that I thought was very interesting and might stir some debate. Shamsky wrote: My brother-in-law who has been in Port St. Lucie for almost 3 weeks now, has told me some interesting stuff about […]

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Contract Details Point To Young and Capuano

An article by posted on March 4, 2011 0 Comments

While reading this post by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, I came across some information that may play a big role on this supposed seven pitcher battle for the final two pots in the rotation. See what you think: Young’s contract was specifically structured for him to be a starter. He receives a $1.1 […]

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Chris Young Continues to Impress

An article by posted on March 4, 2011 0 Comments

Do you guys remember the post where I discussed how Chris Young would benefit the Mets? Well, Chris Young had another solid outing today and is well on his way to cementing the number four spot in the rotation. All told, Young has now tossed five innings without allowing an earned run in exhibition play. Today against the Marlins, […]

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Morning Grind: Why Is Gee Only Considered A Darkhorse For The Rotation?

An article by posted on March 4, 2011 0 Comments

Hey everyone!  Here is the Morning Grind! While the back end of the rotation is somewhat up in the air the leading contenders appear to be newly acquired arms Chris Young and Chris Capuano. Chris Young seems to be a lock for the fourth spot but why is Capuano considered the leading man for the fifth? With a year  of […]

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Ollie Pitches Two Scoreless; Good News or Bad News?

An article by posted on March 3, 2011 0 Comments

Update 3:40 PM This afternoon at Digital Domain Park, Oliver Perez got a surprise start for the Mets, and allowed two hits in two innings of work. He didn’t walk or strikeout a batter. He threw 15 strikes and 10 balls, hit 87 mph once, and was around 82-86 on the resy of his fastballs. […]

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No, I Did Not Have A Metamorphosis

An article by posted on March 3, 2011 0 Comments

Sometimes blogging about the Mets can be frustrating, especially when you get the kind of email I got yesterday from a reader who believes I’ve become some sort of saber warrior since we hired Sandy Alderson as the new GM. Nothing could be further from the truth. Heck I still don’t even know what most […]

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From Left Field: Some Early Positives This Spring

An article by posted on March 3, 2011 0 Comments

Spring Training is only about two weeks old, but already some players are starting to leave an impact on the new manager, Terry Collins. Regardless of a 2-3-1 record, the team seems to be coming together nicely, especially since the main focus of this offseason dealt with off-the-field issues. Stats really don’t mean too much […]

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