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Strawberry Predicts Backman Will Be Next Mets Manager

An article by posted on January 25, 2011 0 Comments

Updated Post 7:45 PM How’s this for an update? According to a report by Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, Darryl Strawberry has predicted that Wally Backman will be the next manager of the Mets. “Wally will be the next manager of the Mets, in my opinion,” Strawberry said. “I don’t have much say, but I thought […]

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Will Bobby Parnell Step Up In The Setup Role?

An article by posted on January 25, 2011 0 Comments

Bobby Parnell has been given a great task this season as he assumes the job of being the setup man in the Mets bullpen this season. The young right-hander who regularly throws in excess of 100 mph, is hoping to show the Mets that he can become an important late-inning reliever that the team can rely on as the […]

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The Midnight Massacre Resurrected

An article by posted on January 24, 2011 0 Comments
The Midnight Massacre Resurrected

Shannon over at Mets Police posted the Dick Young column from the June 15, 1977 edition of the Daily News (sorry no link) that many still call the precursor to the infamous trade that sent Tom Seaver to the Cincinnati Reds for a package that included Pat Zachry, Steve Henderson, Doug Flynn, and Dan Norman. Here is […]

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Why Is Collins Telegraphing His Spring Training Decisions?

An article by posted on January 24, 2011 0 Comments

It’s hard to imagine Spring Training is only 22 days away when you look out your window and it looks and feels like you’re living in Alaska… or Buffalo, where Terry Collins introduced Tim Teufel as the new manager of the Bisons. One of the things I absolutely love about spring training is watching all […]

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Dillon Gee: Youngster Ready To Help Out In Any Capacity

An article by posted on January 23, 2011 0 Comments

It would have been difficult to recognize Dillon Gee at Citi Field Kids Day had he not been wearing his No. 35 jersey. He was sporting a dark beard and doesn’t exactly have the impressive frame of a Mike Pelfrey. But similar to Josh Thole, here’s another young guy who will do whatever it takes […]

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Mike Pelfrey: The Opening Day Starter

An article by posted on January 23, 2011 0 Comments

When he introduced Mike Pelfrey to the children at Citi Field Kids Day on Wednesday, Terry Collins said that Mike will be the Opening Day starter. Everyone was taken aback since I believe this was the first time Collins had said that. Like the other players, Pelfrey is eager to begin spring training and looks […]

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R.A. Dickey Accepts Award at BBWAA Dinner

An article by posted on January 23, 2011 0 Comments

Last night at the BBWAA dinner in New York City, R.A. Dickey accepted the “You’ve Gotta Have Heart” award. New manager Terry Collins presented Dickey with the award. R.A. Dickey was the perfect choice for this award.  I say this because of the fact that in May when he got called up, no one expected much in the […]

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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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