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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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MMO Exclusive: My Hall Of Fame Ballot And Some Thoughts

An article by posted on December 28, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: My Hall Of Fame Ballot And Some Thoughts

As I do every time this year, I mailed in my official Hall of Fame ballot. To grow up loving baseball and to vote for the Hall of Fame is a tremendous thrill for me even after all these years. It is also a responsibility I take very seriously, which is why I don’t understand […]

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The Legend Behind The Award

An article by posted on December 27, 2014 0 Comments
The Legend Behind The Award

Throughout Baseball’s glorious history there have been hundreds of players idolized in their hometown. Occasionally, but seldom, does a player come along whose greatness extends beyond the city where they play. And then there’s Roberto Clemente, the first ballplayer to be revered on two continents. On the final day of the 1972 season, Clemente doubled […]

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Ranking the NL East Second Basemen

An article by posted on December 22, 2014 0 Comments
Ranking the NL East Second Basemen

We saw some change within the division at the Winter Meetings with the Marlins making a significant upgrade at second and appearing to be serious this offseason about a wild card run in 2015, much to the Mets’ chagrin. It’s also looking more and more like Murphy will continue to be our starter and as […]

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David Wright Is Now The Active Leader In Games Played With One Team

An article by posted on December 20, 2014 0 Comments
David Wright Is Now The Active Leader In Games Played With One Team

When the Phillies officially shipped mainstay Jimmy Rollins to the Dodgers on Friday, they ended his hold on MLB’s longest active streak of games played with a single team. In his 15 years with Philadelphia, Rollins played 2,090 games for the Phils, a figure that led all active players for roughly ten weeks following the […]

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