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Alderson’s Amazin Plan: A Long And Winding Road

An article by posted on December 18, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson’s Amazin Plan: A Long And Winding Road

2012 saw Miguel Cabrera become the first Triple Crown winner in 45 years. I wonder if Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski has considered trading Cabrera. Surely after putting up numbers like that he could definitely get some good prospects. We had a pitcher once who seemed to be slipping. He was approaching 33, his best years […]

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Dodger-Mania: There Must Have Been Some Magic…

An article by posted on December 10, 2012 0 Comments
Dodger-Mania: There Must Have Been Some Magic…

Less than 24 hours after the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to pay free-agent right-hander Zack Greinke $147 million over the next six seasons, they announced that they signed South Korean left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu to a six-year, $36 million contract. Ryu, 25, was a seven-time All-Star and league most valuable player with the Hanwha Eagles. Over […]

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The Unknown Commodity: Bullpen Arms

An article by posted on December 4, 2012 0 Comments
The Unknown Commodity: Bullpen Arms

It seems like year after year the Mets are looking at upgrading their bullpen. Whether it’s Sean Green, Elmer Dessens, Francisco Rodriguez, Scott Schoeneweis, Billy Wagner, Jon Rauch, Ramon Ramirez, Jason Isringhausen, or even D.J. Carrasco. It never seems like the Mets have figured out what makes for a great bullpen year after year. Sure you […]

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Greatest Underdog Achievements: 1969 Mets Were A 100:1 Longshot

An article by posted on December 4, 2012 0 Comments
Greatest Underdog Achievements: 1969 Mets Were A 100:1 Longshot

The 1969 Mets shocked the baseball universe with an improbable 100 win season and a World Series victory over the mighty Baltimore Orioles. The Miracle Mets will find their way onto any list of the greatest underdog achievements in sports.

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Hall Of Fame No Sure Thing For New Candidates Piazza, Bonds, Sosa, Clemens

An article by posted on December 2, 2012 0 Comments
Hall Of Fame No Sure Thing For New Candidates Piazza, Bonds, Sosa, Clemens

The calls started to come the other night from other Hall of Fame writers asking if I intended to vote for Mike Piazza, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa. As a Hall of Fame voter the past decade I take the responsibility seriously. Because of their connection to performance enhancing drugs, I did not […]

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Off-Season Patience Is A Virtue

An article by posted on November 28, 2012 0 Comments

Maybe I’m in the minority here but the last few years have taught me one thing about social media – it allows teams, agents, and players to get whatever message they want sent to the masses to benefit themselves first. How many times have we heard “player X” could be traded? Or “team offered X […]

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Sandy Alderson And His Legacy Of Diminished Expectations

An article by posted on November 18, 2012 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson And His Legacy Of Diminished Expectations

Who can forget where we were and what we were doing on December 16, 2004? (Ok, I admit it. I didn’t know the exact date either). It was a huge day for us fans. After finishing 25 GB and under .500 for the 3rd straight year, Omar Minaya made not only a bold move but […]

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Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey Win MVP Awards

An article by posted on November 15, 2012 0 Comments
Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey Win MVP Awards

 Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera has won the American League’s Most Valuable Player award after becoming baseball’s first Triple Crown winner in 45 years. Cabrera received 22 of 28 first-place votes and 362 points from the AL panel of Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Los Angeles Angels rookie center fielder Mike Trout had six firsts and 281 points. San […]

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The Wilpons: It Could Be Much Worse

An article by posted on November 14, 2012 0 Comments
The Wilpons: It Could Be Much Worse

For all of our troubles lately as Mets fans, yesterday proved one thing to be true: It could be worse. Some of you reading this are desperately hoping that one day, the Mets have new owners at the helm. I’m not here to tell you that you are right or wrong. I’m here to tell […]

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Talk About All-Time Backfires: Reyes to Toronto?

An article by posted on November 13, 2012 0 Comments
Talk About All-Time Backfires: Reyes to Toronto?

According to ESPN.com, Jose Reyes and Josh Johnson could be packing their bags to go north of the border. Also going to Toronto would be pitcher Mark Buehrle, catcher John Buck and infielder-outfielder Emilio Bonifacio. “Just about any (Marlins) player making money is going to Toronto,” a source told ESPN. The Marlins are expected to […]

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