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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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Syndergaard To Miss 5-7 Days With Sprained AC Joint

An article by posted on June 6, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard To Miss 5-7 Days With Sprained AC Joint

June 6 – Updated 6:30 pm Mets announced that further x-rays conducted on Syndergaard were all negative with no broken bones. The officially, the Mets are saying it’s a sprained A/C joint in his left, non-throwing shoulder. He will refrain from throwing for five to seven days and as long as the pain subsides he can […]

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Bring Out The Tiger In Granderson

An article by posted on June 4, 2014 0 Comments
Bring Out The Tiger In Granderson

Tuesday night’s game really got me thinking about the future of Curtis Granderson. He played exactly how I would like to see him play moving forward. He had three hits, all of which were singles and also stole a base. The amount of pressure on Granderson’s shoulders goes beyond the $60 million dollar contract he […]

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Bunting Is Making A Comeback

An article by posted on June 2, 2014 0 Comments
Bunting Is Making A Comeback

In the yesteryear of baseball, bunting was an art form. Every bunt type employed by a batter bunting the ball; the sacrifice, the squeeze, the drop bunt or drag bunt were part of the arsenal a batter brought to the plate. The advent of baseball’s sabermetric era and the analytics it provides have almost delegated […]

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Dr. James Andrews Explains Spike In Tommy John Surgeries

An article by posted on May 30, 2014 0 Comments
Dr. James Andrews Explains Spike In Tommy John Surgeries

With the news this past week that yet another NL East pitcher, Henderson Alvarez, may be headed for Tommy John surgery, I decided to update my previous piece on what is a full-epidemic at this point, with some definitive information from the horse’s mouth himself, Dr. James Andrews. The noted surgeon put out a comprehensive […]

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Two More Talented Cuban Players Appear On The Market

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
Two More Talented Cuban Players Appear On The Market

Aroldis Chapman, Yasiel Puig, Jose Abreu, Yoenis Cespedes, and potentially Jorge Soler have made significant splashes, and have continued to give credibility to the already booming Cuban Market, and more are coming. Recently, two more top-tier Cuban Outfielders have left their homeland to get signed by the Major Leagues. Alfredo Despaigne and Daniel Carbonell have […]

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Emerson, Jackson, and Baseball Statistics

An article by posted on May 1, 2014 0 Comments
Emerson, Jackson, and Baseball Statistics

Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of the fathers. It writes biographies, histories, and criticism. The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face to face; we, through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe? Why should not we have a poetry and philosophy of insight and […]

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