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Bobby Parnell: Reliever Poised To Take Another Step Forward in 2011

An article by posted on January 23, 2011 0 Comments

Like Mike Pelfrey, Bobby Parnell is downright big. He is rather soft-spoken and to the point, but he is eager to begin the 2011 campaign and elevate his game to the next level. At Citi Field Kids Day, Parnell answered some questions for the children about what it means to be a big leaguer and […]

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Josh Thole: A Rising Star

An article by posted on January 22, 2011 0 Comments

Of all the players at Citi Field Kids Day, I was most impressed by Josh Thole, who Terry Collins introduced as a rising young star in the National League. Even after speaking with Beningo and Roberts on WFAN in the morning and then fielding basically the same set of questions in the afternoon, Thole smiled […]

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Jose Reyes: As Reyes Goes, So Goes The Mets

An article by posted on January 22, 2011 0 Comments

OK, so that phrase is very overused, but you have to admit it’s true. What you are about to read, Mets fans, should look like solid gold on your screen. “I feel 100 percent,” said Jose Reyes. “I feel pain free.” No more thyroid issues, no more oblique problems, no more batting third, and simply […]

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Good Stuff From ESPN’s Mark Simon On The Virtues Of Frugality

An article by posted on January 21, 2011 0 Comments

Statistical maven Mark Simon of ESPN New York, has another solid post today, this one looks at a true Mets rarity; being frugal. Let him explain, This will be the lowest potential payout that the Mets have put forth to free agents in an offseason since committing to only $8.6 million in potential payouts in the […]

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What Would Bay and Wright Say If They Got The Chance?

An article by posted on January 21, 2011 0 Comments

An interesting tweet from Rustin C. Dodd, a writer for kansascity.com via MetsBlog that really makes one wonder. Best Royals quote of 2011 so far? Jeff Francoeur on hitting in the Mets’ spacious park: “Citi Field is a damn joke.” No current Met has ever had anything negative to say about the vastness of Citi Field, but plenty […]

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R.A. Dickey: Knuckleballer Eager For Continued Success in 2011

An article by posted on January 21, 2011 0 Comments

Before I get into the interview with R.A. Dickey from the Citi Field Kids Day on Wednesday, let me set up the situation. Dickey walks out with his customary beard but with an insane bro-flow going on. Listening to him speak made me feel like I was sitting in English Literature class. His appearance and […]

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More Money In 2012? What Money?

An article by posted on January 20, 2011 0 Comments

Adam Rubin grabbed an interesting quote from Mets COO Jeff Wilpon at a Mets-FDNY event today at beautiful, tropical Randall’s Island. “I don’t think they realize the payroll is up in the $145 million or better range,” Wilpon said about casual observers. “I don’t think people realize that. Unfortunately, we were somewhat hamstrung by what […]

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An Optimistic Collins Rounds The Bases

An article by posted on January 20, 2011 0 Comments
An Optimistic Collins Rounds The Bases

It was cold and rainy outside, but there was a definite feel of spring in the air inside Citi Field this afternoon when manager Terry Collins and several players played host to 25 fifth and sixth graders at the Mets’ third annual After School Sports Program. COLLINS: Getting ready for spring training. With spring training […]

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Morning Grind: Santana, Harris, Hairston, Young

An article by posted on January 20, 2011 0 Comments

Hope everyone is having a good week…  Here are the recent Mets headlines: Mets Sign Willie Harris, Scott Hairston Adding depth to the outfield, the Mets have inked outfielders Willie Harris and Scott Hairston to one-year deals. Willie Harris has been a thorn in the Mets side for years, not necessarily with the bat, but with the glove. Harris has […]

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Recap From Citi Field Kids Day

An article by posted on January 20, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday at Citi Field, the Mets hosted their first of six annual Citi Field Kids Days, where children from all over the New York area are treated to a private tour of the Mets clubhouse and a complimentary lunch. The kids and the media filed into the Mets clubhouse for a brief presentation and, to […]

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