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Pitching Is A National Treasure In Washington

An article by posted on May 8, 2012 0 Comments
Pitching Is A National Treasure In Washington

It’s amazing what that Gio Gozalez trade has done for the Washington Nationals. A lot of those who squawked that the Nats gave up too much are eating crow these days. Damn, I wanted the Mets to go after him so bad last Winter. The Nationals were smart in locking him up to a five-year, $42 million dollar contract […]

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The Best There Ever Was Turns 81

An article by posted on May 7, 2012 0 Comments
The Best There Ever Was Turns 81

Throughout the 150+ year history of Baseball there are only a few truly iconic images burned into our psyche: A solemn Lou Gehrig standing at a microphone. Babe Ruth pointing his bat towards the outfield ‘calling his shot.’ Jackie Robinson running onto the field in 1947 and changing not only the game but America. Bob […]

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2012 MLB Draft: No Consensus No. 1 Pick In June

An article by posted on May 5, 2012 0 Comments
2012 MLB Draft: No Consensus No. 1 Pick In June

MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo says that this year’s draft does not have a consensus number one pick. In other words there is no one stand-out talent like in year’s past when you had Gerrit Cole, Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg. He believes that the Houston Astros are considering as many as seven or eight different players […]

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“I’m Coming Back.”

An article by posted on May 4, 2012 0 Comments
“I’m Coming Back.”

“I’m coming back. Write it down in big letters. I’m not going out like this.” -Mariano Rivera today on his possible season-ending ACL injury  Those are the words of a true champion, of someone who doesn’t know the meaning of the word “can’t”. If you know him just as the all-time saves leader, then you […]

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Mariano Was Always A Stand-up Guy To Me

An article by posted on May 3, 2012 0 Comments
Mariano Was Always A Stand-up Guy To Me

This is a Mets blog, but also a baseball blog, and part of baseball is Mariano Rivera, the Yankees’ Hall of Fame closer. Mets fans remember Rivera because he snuffed out many games over the years, including Game 5 of the 2000 World Series. When the ball left Mike Piazza’s bat with a crack I […]

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Is Free Agency Dying?

An article by posted on May 2, 2012 0 Comments
Is Free Agency Dying?

In the last two months, the Mets, Rangers, Indians, Reds, Giants and Nationals locked up Jon Niese, Ian Kinsler, Carlos Santana, Brandon Phillips, Madison Bumgarner and Ryan Zimmerman, respectively. Niese was given a five-year deal with two club options that is guaranteed for $25.5 million, and could be worth as much as $46 million. Kinsler […]

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MLB Draft: 2012 Mock Draft Version 2.0

An article by posted on April 18, 2012 0 Comments
MLB Draft: 2012 Mock Draft Version 2.0

To see my previous mock draft from February in which I had the Mets drafting left-handed pitcher Max Fried, click here.   1. Houston Astros – Mark Appel, RHP (Stanford) Why: The Astros don’t appear like the team who is going to go for the risky homerun pick No. 1 overall with Buxton. Appel is […]

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MMO 2012 Projections – Division Winners, Post Season Glory

An article by posted on April 11, 2012 0 Comments
MMO 2012 Projections – Division Winners, Post Season Glory

You know, with all the excitement to the start of this Mets season, I never got a chance to post our MMO 2012 Predictions. I ended up selecting the Rays, Tigers and Rangers as division winners in the American League with the Angels and Red Sox earning the two Wild Card spots. In the National […]

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Adding Miami To My Most Hated List

An article by posted on April 9, 2012 0 Comments
Adding Miami To My Most Hated List

You know, Joe and I briefly discussed this last week and as days go by I think about it more and more. In my sports fan life, I have the teams I cheer for passionately. We are all Mets fans, but for me, I also cannot stand the Philadelphia Phillies, NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox […]

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My 2012 MLB Predictions

An article by posted on March 29, 2012 0 Comments
My 2012 MLB Predictions

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Opening Day was today (although nobody really noticed), and it’s time to go on the record with some predictions. The MLB season to me, is the hardest to predict. You cannot really predict injuries, and anything can happen over the course of 6 months. However, it’s always […]

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