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Who Has The NL’s Best Rotation?

An article by posted on December 31, 2015 0 Comments
Who Has The NL’s Best Rotation?

Scott Kazmir was part of one of the worst trade deadline deals in recent history. Let me refresh your memory (or pour salt in an old wound). With the Mets six games out of first and in fourth place in the NL East, GM Jim Duquette sent the Mets’ first round selection and top prospect […]

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Commissioner Manfred Needs to Lift the Ban, But Not on Pete Rose

An article by posted on December 20, 2015 0 Comments
Commissioner Manfred Needs to Lift the Ban, But Not on Pete Rose

He was arguably the greatest natural hitter of his generation. He was idolized by hometown fans and feared by those he competed against. He was the one guy opposing pitchers vowed not to be beaten by. His batting stance was copied in ball fields and backyards across the country. He was a World Series champion. […]

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Projecting Where The Top 50 Free Agents Go (Part 1)

An article by posted on November 12, 2015 0 Comments
Projecting Where The Top 50 Free Agents Go (Part 1)

Free agency has begun without any movement at all yet besides the Minnesota Twins putting in the winning $12.85 million bid to negotiate with KBO slugger Byung-ho Park. I have decided to give it a shot at predicting where this offseasons top free agents will end up and roughly what I think they could get […]

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A Most Crucial Off-Season for the Mets Begins Today

An article by posted on November 9, 2015 0 Comments
A Most Crucial Off-Season for the Mets Begins Today

Over their first seven years the New York Metropolitans had not exactly set the baseball world on fire. From 1962 through 1968, they compiled a record of 394-737 and finished a combined 288 ½ games back. In seven seasons, they’d finished 10th five times and 9th twice. Coming into 1969, there was some cautious optimism. […]

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Unraveling The Arrieta Enigma

An article by posted on October 18, 2015 0 Comments
Unraveling The Arrieta Enigma

There have been late bloomers before. Jamie Moyer didn’t really see any sustained success until the age of 33. Also at age 33 R.A. Dickey began a fantastic string of three seasons with the NY Mets where he posted a 39 – 28 record with a 2.95 era and a Cy Young in 2012. Hoyt […]

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Why This October Will Feel Different

An article by posted on October 3, 2015 0 Comments
Why This October Will Feel Different

Like all fathers, my dad gave me a hard time about driving too fast as well as “that crap” I listened to. And like most kids, I never listened. Except today. This particular afternoon I was in no particular hurry to get to my destination, nor was I in any frame of mind to listen […]

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Matt Harvey Innings Limit Debate

An article by posted on September 8, 2015 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Innings Limit Debate

Matt Harvey is the New York Mets probable starter in the second game of their pivotal series against division rival Washington Nationals. Over the past week, there has been much back and forth in the New York media between Matt Harvey, the Mets front office and Harvey’s agent Scott Boras regarding Harvey’s supposed innings pitched limit […]

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Sizing Up Jacob deGrom and the NL Cy Young Race

An article by posted on September 7, 2015 0 Comments
Sizing Up Jacob deGrom and the NL Cy Young Race

In his sophomore season, Jacob deGrom has pitched even better than he did last season, when he won the NL Rookie Of The Year. On a team with immense pitching talent, he has stood out among the crowd for both his stuff as well as his hair. The ultimate award for a pitcher this day […]

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Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom: Baseball’s Next Great Dynamic Duo?

An article by posted on August 27, 2015 0 Comments
Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom: Baseball’s Next Great Dynamic Duo?

We’re all familiar with the many unique aspects that make Baseball the true National Pastime. The game can conceivably go on forever. It’s the only sport where the defense has the ball. The team trying to score is outnumbered 9 to 1. My personal favorite is that it’s a team sport based around a collection […]

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Syndergaard Shined Bright On Big Stage

An article by posted on August 3, 2015 0 Comments
Syndergaard Shined Bright On Big Stage

Yet another incredible job by Noah Syndergaard who once again came up huge in a big-time game for the Mets on Sunday night. In a gutty performance, the rookie right-hander was initially greeted by a home run off the bat of Anthony Rendon in the first inning, but Thor kept his cool and delivered eight […]

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Little Roller Up Along First… Behind the Bag! It Gets Through…Hernandez?

An article by posted on July 9, 2015 0 Comments
Little Roller Up Along First… Behind the Bag! It Gets Through…Hernandez?

October 25, 1986: Boston: It took 68 years for the Red Sox to end the ‘Curse of the Bambino’ and they did it in historic fashion in front of a sold-out Fenway Park. The heavily favored Mets, winners of 108 regular season games, turned to Bob Ojeda in hopes of forcing a game 7. Trailing […]

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