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The Harsh Realities Of Cost Control vs. Player Development

An article by posted on March 10, 2015 0 Comments
The Harsh Realities Of Cost Control vs. Player Development

The Mets of recent years, while not experiencing a lot of success at the major league level, have slowly and patiently reconstructed a minor league system that is a consensus top 5 ranked organization. The front office has been patient and careful with this talent, perhaps to a fault. The Mets have been in need of […]

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Ranking the NL East Catchers

An article by posted on February 25, 2015 0 Comments
Ranking the NL East Catchers

How do the National League East Catchers shake out? There can be a lot of debate on this list, and by mid-season this list may be completely different – but let’s take a look and see how they currently rank… 1. Wilson Ramos (Nationals) – Ramos is the best catcher in the East. He gunned […]

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Phillies’ Cole Hamels Wants To Be Traded

An article by posted on February 19, 2015 0 Comments
Phillies’ Cole Hamels Wants To Be Traded

In an interview with Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Phillies ace Cole Hamels admitted he wants to be traded. Said Hamels: “I just want to win. That’s all. That’s all any competitor wants. And I know it’s not going to happen here. This isn’t what I expected. It’s not what the Phillies expected, either. But […]

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Even In Defeat, A-Rod’s Still A Winner

An article by posted on February 18, 2015 0 Comments
Even In Defeat, A-Rod’s Still A Winner

Alex Rodriguez‘s handwritten apology letter released to the media yesterday was a joke. It was authentic A-Rod: cold, unforgiving, and insincere. In a letter that should be the most humble apology we’ve ever heard, he didn’t explain himself. He didn’t even say what he did. He called his steroid use “the mistakes that led to my […]

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Ranking the NL East Right Fielders

An article by posted on February 16, 2015 0 Comments
Ranking the NL East Right Fielders

1. Giancarlo Stanton (Marlins) – There is no question who is the Top Dog. The only possible question mark about Stanton is if there will be any residual effect from the horrific beaning he took which ended his 2014 season (which does make me wonder if that played any factor in agreeing to sign long term […]

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That’s The Signpost Up Ahead, Your Next Stop, The Manfred Zone

An article by posted on February 8, 2015 0 Comments
That’s The Signpost Up Ahead, Your Next Stop, The Manfred Zone

The date is Tuesday, October 6, 2015 and we made it. Finally. After 8 draining tedious seasons, the Mets have returned to the post-season. 90 wins netted us the second wildcard spot. In order to face St. Louis in the LDS and avenge 2006 all we must do is win a one-game wild card elimination. […]

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New Commish Wants To Eliminate Defensive Shifts

An article by posted on January 27, 2015 0 Comments
New Commish Wants To Eliminate Defensive Shifts

It’s his first day as the new Commissioner of Major League Baseball, and Rob Manfred is already causing a stir. In an interview with ESPN, Manfred stated he wanted to “modernize” the game. Said Manfred in the interview: “I would be aggressive about using the clock over the long haul, I think it’s a helpful […]

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Ranking the National League East Third Basemen

An article by posted on January 16, 2015 0 Comments
Ranking the National League East Third Basemen

Unlike other spots around the diamond, I’m not expecting to see any further change in the East between now and Opening Day. So how do the National League East Third Basemen rank? Let’s take a look and let the debate begin… 1. David Wright (Mets) – This one may very well be a homer call […]

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Much Ado About Three-Homer Games At Home

An article by posted on January 2, 2015 0 Comments
Much Ado About Three-Homer Games At Home

“You know, Keith, no Met has ever hit three home runs in a game at home.” If you’ve watched as many Mets games as I have over the years, then you’ve undoubtedly heard Gary Cohen make this statement whenever a Met has come up to the plate after hitting two home runs in a home […]

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My Hall of Fame Ballot and the Problems with the Voting Process

An article by posted on December 30, 2014 0 Comments
My Hall of Fame Ballot and the Problems with the Voting Process

The Hall of Fame debate to me these days is less about who is deserving and more about why they should or shouldn’t be disqualified. For several years now, each new candidate comes with their own set of speculations as opposed to qualifications. Every candidate that played in the steroid era will always have suspicion […]

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