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The 2,700 Hit Club Not in the Hall of Fame

An article by posted on October 7, 2014 0 Comments
The 2,700 Hit Club Not in the Hall of Fame

There have been 65 players in MLB history that have racked up at least 2,700 hits. 3,000 hits has been a magic benchmark, but to get 2,700 hits – if you’re not in the Hall of Fame – you’re just one notch below. So who are the members of the 2,700 hit club that aren’t […]

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The Nationals Are The Mets’ Biggest Nemesis

An article by posted on October 2, 2014 0 Comments
The Nationals Are The Mets’ Biggest Nemesis

This season, it seemed as though each Nationals series was more frustrating than the one that preceded it. Whenever it felt as though the Mets were gaining momentum, the Nationals rolled in and crushed it. The frustration started early as the Mets were swept in three games by the Nationals at Citi Field to begin […]

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Derek Jeter Through The Eyes Of A Mets Fan

An article by posted on September 30, 2014 0 Comments
Derek Jeter Through The Eyes Of A Mets Fan

Derek Jeter, the crosstown rival player we Mets fans loved to hate. He was the embodiment of perfect and one heck of a ballplayer. From the clutch hits to the jump-throw across the diamond to saying exactly what you are supposed to say after a valiant losing effort. For 19 years Jeter did it all. […]

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Two Clubs: One GM Stays and Another Goes

An article by posted on September 23, 2014 0 Comments
Two Clubs: One GM Stays and Another Goes

Yesterday, the Atlanta Braves announced the dismissal of their general manager, Frank Wren. Wren had been hired in 2007 after his predecessor and mentor, John Schuerholz, had been promoted to president of the Braves. This marks an end to Wren’s fifteen year career as a member of the Braves’ front office, of which he spent […]

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Featured Post: Selig Declares Baseball A “Social Institution”

An article by posted on September 18, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Selig Declares Baseball A “Social Institution”

Bud Selig sat with SNY’s Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling and Gary Cohen during the early innings of Tuesday night’s 9-1 bashing of the Miami Marlins.  They discussed issues facing not only the Mets, but baseball as a whole and the back and forth was interesting to say the least.  The crew had their take on a […]

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10 Years In: What is David Wright’s Legacy?

An article by posted on July 21, 2014 0 Comments
10 Years In: What is David Wright’s Legacy?

Believe it or not, today marks the 10th anniversary of David Wright’s Major League debut. As we reach this milestone, it is an appropriate time to assess his legacy with the team. Selected during the supplemental round of the 2001 amateur draft (20 picks after Aaron Heilman if you can believe it), David Wright served […]

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In Sandy We Trust?

An article by posted on July 3, 2014 0 Comments
In Sandy We Trust?

Despite all of the offseason moves and despite all the talk of being a 90 win team, at 37-48, the Mets are now 11 games under .500 on July 3rd for the second consecutive year. At this point last season, the Mets were the same 37-48 featuring a lineup riddled with minor league players such […]

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My National League All Star Team

An article by posted on July 3, 2014 0 Comments
My National League All Star Team

Yesterday, you (hopefully) read my picks for the American League All Star team. If you haven’t, give it a whirl and let me know what you disagree with. Before I get to my NL picks, a few notes for your information if you haven’t read my AL picks: In the case where good arguments can […]

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Prediction Audit: Hits and Misses…Mostly Misses

An article by posted on June 12, 2014 0 Comments
Prediction Audit: Hits and Misses…Mostly Misses

So here we are, 40% of the season is done and the Mets are 61 games away from the 90 win bar set by GM Sandy Alderson before the season started. So the Mets only need to play .628 ball the rest of the way to achieve their 90 wins, totally do-able (crickets). So, Sandy […]

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Collin Cowgill – A Mets Offensive Measuring Stick

An article by posted on June 12, 2014 0 Comments
Collin Cowgill – A Mets Offensive Measuring Stick

Collin Cowgill, remember him? Cowgill was the starting Met center fielder for a brief time last season– the opening day starter who hit a grand slam home run. I noticed a headline in the MLB Morning Line Up the other day, “Cowgill’s Walk-off in 14th Gives Halos Fifth Straight W” and wondered what was going […]

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