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Violence In America Touches A Baseball Family

An article by posted on January 11, 2011 0 Comments
Violence In America Touches A Baseball Family

I’m writing off-topic again, but not far off. Our country has been shocked this week by violence at an outdoor meet and greet by a Congresswoman from Arizona. Eighteen injured, six killed, and the Congresswoman has a serious brain injury the outcome of which is still in doubt. And how did this happen? A lone […]

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No Lewis, No Problem

An article by posted on January 11, 2011 0 Comments

The Reds yesterday signed Fred Lewis to a one-year deal worth $900,000. This is a great signing for the Reds, but it will force the Mets to turn their attention elsewhere. The NL Central defending champion Reds will sport an outfield comprised of the young stud Jay Bruce in right, exciting Drew Stubbs in center, […]

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What If The Mets Can Compete In 2011? Part 2

An article by posted on January 11, 2011 0 Comments

Everyone knows I don’t have much confidence in the 2011 Mets and I’m already looking forward to the 2012 season.  I honestly believe this is just a lost season, where .500 would be acceptable, but “what if” the Mets can compete in 2011? Marvel Comics does a series of comics where they explore the road […]

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Whatever The Mets May Be In 2011, They’re Still Our Team

An article by posted on January 10, 2011 0 Comments
Whatever The Mets May Be In 2011, They’re Still Our Team

There have been countless lost seasons in this franchise’s history, many of them gone before pitchers and catchers report in February. This is looking like another one of those years. The Mets only did minor tweaking this winter and are no better now than they were when the season ended. They are putting their stock […]

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A Team Of Potential

An article by posted on January 10, 2011 0 Comments

As we approach the 2011 season, it seems as though several teams in the NL East have significantly improved this offseason. The Phillies brought back Cliff Lee to set up one of the best pitching staffs, at least on paper, in recent history. The Braves added Dan Uggla to solidify the middle of their order. […]

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Morning Grind: Capuano, Buchholz, Alomar, Alderson

An article by posted on January 10, 2011 0 Comments

Hey Everybody, Here are a few newsworthy stories from last week for today’s Morning Grind: Mets Ink Capuano and Buchholz Sandy Alderson has continued his genius signings and has inked RHP Taylor Buchholz and LHP Chris Capuano, both to one year, incentive laden deals. Capuano will receive a base salary of $1.5 million and Buchholz $600,000. I love the signing of […]

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From Left Field: Fred Lewis Would Be A Solid Choice For Mets

An article by posted on January 10, 2011 0 Comments
From Left Field: Fred Lewis Would Be A Solid Choice For Mets

So the Mets just signed Chris Capuano and Taylor Bucholz to add some more depth to the pitching rotation. Both of these are solid signings and may pay off in big ways. Capuano is only a few years removed from an 18-win season, and Bucholz has shown he can be a valuable seventh or even […]

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Perez Has Better Chance To Stick Than Castillo, More Mets Non-News

An article by posted on January 9, 2011 0 Comments

ESPN’s Buster Olney had some Mets information in his ESPN Insider column today, Heard this: Among the possible moves that the Mets have discussed internally is simply releasing Luis Castillo, the second baseman who they have tried and failed repeatedly to trade. Castillo is about to enter Year No. 4 of a four-year, $24 million […]

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After Strawberry, It’s Been 20 Years of Musical Chairs In Right Field

An article by posted on January 8, 2011 0 Comments

Ask any Mets fan who the greatest rightfielder in franchise history is and before you get to the word “franchise”, you’ll get your answer – Darryl Strawberry.  Now ask them who the best rightfielder is after the Straw Man and you’ll hear crickets. It’s no surprise that no one can name the second best rightfielder […]

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What If We Had Used OBP To Create Our Lineup In 2007?

An article by posted on January 8, 2011 0 Comments

In 2007 and again in 2008, the Mets missed clinching a playoff berth by just one game. No matter which team it is or even which sport, missing the playoffs by one game in back to back years is not a comfortable place to be. As the Mets enter into a new era with a […]

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