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Mets Fire Sale? What Fire Sale?

An article by posted on July 31, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Fire Sale? What Fire Sale?

If the Mets were truly in a fire sale mode there was more they could have done prior to the 4:00 p.m., trade deadline. As a competitive team that to many overachieved through July, the Mets had plenty of chips they could have played to bolster their depth. Chris Capuano and Jason Isringhausen both could […]

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Updated NL East Report: Phillies Get Pence, Braves Get Bourn

An article by posted on July 31, 2011 0 Comments

Here is an UPDATED Trade Deadline edition of our NL East Report… Philadelphia Phillies Phillies GM Ruben Amaro does it again with another huge trade deadline acquisition – he traded for Cliff Lee in 2009 and Roy Oswalt in 2010. This year Amaro adds All-Star right fielder Hunter Pence from the Houston Astros. The NL East-leading […]

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Mets Sure Could’ve Used Beltran Last Night

An article by posted on July 31, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Sure Could’ve Used Beltran Last Night

As the Mets winning streak came to a halt at five games last night after a 3-0 loss to the Washington Nationals, I couldn’t help wondering if Carlos Beltran would’ve made a difference. Out of curiosity I decided to look up how Beltran had performed against the Nationals in his career. I was surprised to […]

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Trade Deadline Updates

An article by posted on July 31, 2011 0 Comments

With less than 24 hours to go until the non-waiver trade deadline (Sunday, 4PM EST), here is what’s gone down so far tonight. Done Deals The Pirates have announced that they have acquired Derrek Lee from the Baltimore Orioles for minor league first baseman Aaron Baker. Lee gives the Bucs some pop in the lineup […]

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Memo To Sandy Alderson: Ya Gotta Believe!

An article by posted on July 30, 2011 0 Comments
Memo To Sandy Alderson: Ya Gotta Believe!

Willie Harris pulled a Tug McGraw before one of the games in Cincinnati and shouted out “Ya Gotta Believe!” after Terry Collins had addressed the team. Harris told his teammates that this season was far from over and that the odds the Mets could rally to make the playoffs were very good. He even joked […]

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Enjoying the Focus on Today…and Tomorrow

An article by posted on July 30, 2011 0 Comments

At 55-51, the New York Mets are playing their best baseball of the 2011 season. This is without Carlos Beltran or Frankie Rodriguez. Two players that when they were dealt, some claimed this was a white flag from management. There are two sides to Ya Gotta Believe in 2011. To me, I enjoy watching this […]

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Who Is Zack Wheeler: Nolan Ryan Or Oliver Perez?

An article by posted on July 30, 2011 0 Comments
Who Is Zack Wheeler: Nolan Ryan Or Oliver Perez?

The trade of Carlos Beltran to the Giants became official earlier today, as the longtime Mets’ outfielder agreed to join the NL West leaders.  In return, the Mets received top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler, who was the sixth overall pick in the 2009 Amateur Draft. Wheeler was ranked No. 55 among all prospects prior to […]

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Mets Still Exceeding Expectations

An article by posted on July 29, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Still Exceeding Expectations

It appears that the Mets seem to be done wheeling and dealing their major players for the 2011 season. With the trades of Carlos Beltran and Francisco Rodriguez, I think it is safe to say that Jose Reyes will remain a Met for the remainder of the 2011 season. Given the Mets’ financial situation and […]

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The Last Time Ever I Saw His Face: My Tumultuous Relationship With Carlos Beltran

An article by posted on July 29, 2011 0 Comments
The Last Time Ever I Saw His Face: My Tumultuous Relationship With Carlos Beltran

“Not quite as sad as when the Mets traded Seaver.  But sad nonetheless.” ~ Stuff My Dad Texts (No, literally, my dad sent me this text Wednesday night) ********************************************** I was upset last week. The Mets were not in town that much in the month of July, and I couldn’t make any of the games.  […]

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Are Athletes Simply A Product?

An article by posted on July 29, 2011 0 Comments

It seems to me that Major League Baseball is working against itself. All this preparation to ‘get to the majors’ goes into the first few years of a young prospect. The kids who are chosen work their tails off to be a good player and don’t complain about the conditions or the hard work they must […]

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