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Morning Grind: Put Up Your Elijah Dukes!

An article by posted on March 18, 2010 0 Comments

On Wednesday, the Washington Nationals finally washed their hands of outfielder Elijah Dukes and released him. Can you imagine that… The worst team in the National League cutting bait with the promissing, but troubled, young outfielder not because of any off the field incident or behavioral issue, but simply because he simply wasn’t that good… […]

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Lack Of Production From Mets Core Worries Me

An article by posted on March 18, 2010 0 Comments

Grapefruit action seems to be dulling the panic that echoed throughout Mets camp following news of Jose Reyes missing possibly 8 weeks of action due to a thyroid condition. Frankly the club has shown many positives in pre-season action, the negativity was clearly premature and their greatest area of concern, pitching, has shown great promise. That […]

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Ubaldo Jimenez: The Pitcher That Got Away From The Mets

An article by posted on March 17, 2010 0 Comments

In 2000, Mike Hampton helped the Mets win the National League pennant.  After the Mets lost the World Series to the Yankees, Hampton left New York for the better school systems in Colorado.  (The $121 million given to him over the course of the eight years he signed for had nothing to do with it.) […]

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With 20 Games In 19 Days, Mets Competition Heating Up

An article by posted on March 16, 2010 0 Comments

Pretty soon, all the pre-season bantering will end and the regular season will be underway. There are 19 days left between now and opening day on Sun, April 4th. The Amazins play 20 games, including two split squad, and most notably, a fitting test for them are the 4 games against the Cards, which will […]

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A Spring Time Dilemma For The NY Mets

An article by posted on March 16, 2010 0 Comments

This is the time during Spring Training that all Major League teams start to cut down their rosters, sending some players down to their Minor League affiliates, while others are sent on their way right out of the organization. The funny thing about this process is that there are very few surprises as to who stays […]

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Pelfrey, Perez and Maine – Easy As 2, 3, 4 ?

An article by posted on March 16, 2010 0 Comments

Mets fans will never stop hoping for the best possible results this season, especially before the games even begin.  Our desire to root for a winner is so great, oftentimes blinding us to the realities of the situation.  We hope that Reyes and Beltran will return on schedule.  We hope that our starting pitchers will […]

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Floating Realignment Will Not Bring Competitive Balance

An article by posted on March 16, 2010 0 Comments

Earlier this week, Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated revealed that Bud Selig has setup a task force of fourteen people whom he refers to as the “special committee for on-field matters”. The purpose of this committee is to review certain areas of concern within the game and make recommendations regarding the implementation of some changes. Among those issues that are […]

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The Dawn Is Coming Met Fans

An article by posted on March 16, 2010 0 Comments

The New York Mets have seen darker days than this; the midnight massacre in which Tom Seaver was traded away comes to mind.  Another bad time for the Mets and their fan base was in the early 90’s when the Mets had the worst team that money could buy followed by the failure of Generation […]

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John Maine, The Mets X-Factor?

An article by posted on March 15, 2010 0 Comments
John Maine, The Mets X-Factor?

My, my, my… It appears that we got a real wakeup call from John Maine the other day… Ol’ Johnny Boy pitched in relief after a pretty neat showing by Johan Santana on Sunday, and here’s what he brought to the table: eight batters, five runs, three walks and three hits in less than an inning pitched as […]

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Fernando Martinez Will Start Season At Buffalo

An article by posted on March 15, 2010 0 Comments

Update 5:00 pm Fernando Martinez will start the season in the minors according to Omar Minaya a guest on SNY. Well, I’m glad we got that settled… Original Post 7:00 am Jon Harper of the Daily News penned an interesting piece in which he he concludes that Mets prospect Fernando Martinez should be the starting center […]

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