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Unraveling The Arrieta Enigma

An article by posted on October 18, 2015 0 Comments
Unraveling The Arrieta Enigma

There have been late bloomers before. Jamie Moyer didn’t really see any sustained success until the age of 33. Also at age 33 R.A. Dickey began a fantastic string of three seasons with the NY Mets where he posted a 39 – 28 record with a 2.95 era and a Cy Young in 2012. Hoyt […]

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Why This October Will Feel Different

An article by posted on October 3, 2015 0 Comments
Why This October Will Feel Different

Like all fathers, my dad gave me a hard time about driving too fast as well as “that crap” I listened to. And like most kids, I never listened. Except today. This particular afternoon I was in no particular hurry to get to my destination, nor was I in any frame of mind to listen […]

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Matt Harvey Innings Limit Debate

An article by posted on September 8, 2015 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Innings Limit Debate

Matt Harvey is the New York Mets probable starter in the second game of their pivotal series against division rival Washington Nationals. Over the past week, there has been much back and forth in the New York media between Matt Harvey, the Mets front office and Harvey’s agent Scott Boras regarding Harvey’s supposed innings pitched limit […]

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Sizing Up Jacob deGrom and the NL Cy Young Race

An article by posted on September 7, 2015 0 Comments
Sizing Up Jacob deGrom and the NL Cy Young Race

In his sophomore season, Jacob deGrom has pitched even better than he did last season, when he won the NL Rookie Of The Year. On a team with immense pitching talent, he has stood out among the crowd for both his stuff as well as his hair. The ultimate award for a pitcher this day […]

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Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom: Baseball’s Next Great Dynamic Duo?

An article by posted on August 27, 2015 0 Comments
Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom: Baseball’s Next Great Dynamic Duo?

We’re all familiar with the many unique aspects that make Baseball the true National Pastime. The game can conceivably go on forever. It’s the only sport where the defense has the ball. The team trying to score is outnumbered 9 to 1. My personal favorite is that it’s a team sport based around a collection […]

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Syndergaard Shined Bright On Big Stage

An article by posted on August 3, 2015 0 Comments
Syndergaard Shined Bright On Big Stage

Yet another incredible job by Noah Syndergaard who once again came up huge in a big-time game for the Mets on Sunday night. In a gutty performance, the rookie right-hander was initially greeted by a home run off the bat of Anthony Rendon in the first inning, but Thor kept his cool and delivered eight […]

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Little Roller Up Along First… Behind the Bag! It Gets Through…Hernandez?

An article by posted on July 9, 2015 0 Comments
Little Roller Up Along First… Behind the Bag! It Gets Through…Hernandez?

October 25, 1986: Boston: It took 68 years for the Red Sox to end the ‘Curse of the Bambino’ and they did it in historic fashion in front of a sold-out Fenway Park. The heavily favored Mets, winners of 108 regular season games, turned to Bob Ojeda in hopes of forcing a game 7. Trailing […]

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Justin Turner: The One That Got Away

An article by posted on June 27, 2015 0 Comments
Justin Turner: The One That Got Away

On December 2nd, 2013 the Mets made a decision that looms large on their current roster when they decided to non-tender Justin Turner. At the time, Turner was coming off arguably his most productive season as he set a career high in WAR at 0.8 and OPS+ at 100 despite getting only 200 at-bats while […]

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Sometimes There IS Crying in Baseball

An article by posted on June 21, 2015 0 Comments
Sometimes There IS Crying in Baseball

I looked up at my parents. My mom gripped my dad’s arm, patting his back lovingly. My dad stood, gazing down, dabbing his eyes. My family made the somber journey to the cemetery on Long Island a few times during the year, usually around the Jewish holidays and always on Father’s Day. I followed my father’s […]

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Featured Post: Let’s Not Stop At Competitive, Let’s Build A Mets Dynasty

An article by posted on June 9, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: Let’s Not Stop At Competitive, Let’s Build A Mets Dynasty

The most dominant pitchers in the game over the last eight to ten years are Clayton Kershaw, Justin Verlander, Felix Hernandez, David Price and Max Scherzer. Not one of them has a ring. The winningest manager ever, Connie Mack, believed pitching accounts for “75 to 90%” of Baseball. This is generally accepted as gospel. But […]

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