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Featured Post: What Tom Glavine’s Induction Means for Doc Halladay

An article by posted on January 10, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: What Tom Glavine’s Induction Means for Doc Halladay

The election of Tom Glavine into the Hall of Fame makes me wonder how voters will reflect on Roy Halladay’s career. The two careers are by no means similar, but that’s what makes it a fascinating comparison. Glavine is well deserving of his induction. Over his twenty-year career from 198-2007 (excluding his very first and […]

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Who Are You And What Have You Done With Ken Davidoff?

An article by posted on January 8, 2014 0 Comments
Who Are You And What Have You Done With Ken Davidoff?

I hardly ever agree with Ken Davidoff. I actually can’t remember the last time I did. But I have to give him credit. He nailed it 100% with his Hall of Fame ballot, or more specifically, his explanation of it. You can read the whole thing here. I can quibble with a choice or two, […]

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Racists Allowed In Baseball’s Hall of Fame, But Not Players Suspected of PED Use

An article by posted on January 8, 2014 0 Comments
Racists Allowed In Baseball’s Hall of Fame, But Not Players Suspected of PED Use

After the latest baseball Hall of Fame voting, I have to say that I find it funny and outright unacceptable that the voters allow racists into the Hall of Fame, yet want to pull the integrity card out when it comes to the steroid era. Cap Anson is a hall of famer and considered the game’s first superstar. Here […]

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Cafardo: One-Year ‘Pillow Contract’ Could Be Best For Nelson Cruz

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 0 Comments
Cafardo: One-Year ‘Pillow Contract’ Could Be Best For Nelson Cruz

Several general managers believe that a one-year deal may be best for free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz as the general feeling among teams is that the 33-year old “needs to reestablish his value” says Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. If Cruz were to consider such a deal, Cafardo says it could “open more opportunities for him” […]

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Debunking Three Myths About Sabermetrics

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 0 Comments
Debunking Three Myths About Sabermetrics

There has always been a perceived tension between pro-analytics baseball fans and anti-analytics fans. The battle is already over and done with in front offices, as both have been able to coexist, but there are still fans who disagree. Really, most of the disagreements are caused by ignorance towards the other side or just a […]

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Mike Piazza and Faith in Hall of Fame Voting

An article by posted on January 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mike Piazza and Faith in Hall of Fame Voting

Another year, another batch of worthy players kept from the Hall of Fame. As of January 3, according to Baseball Think Factory, only four players, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, and Craig Biggio, have appeared on 75 percent of publicly-released Hall of Fame ballots in one of the strongest classes in history. Approximately one-fifth […]

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The Long And The Short On Carlos Beltran

An article by posted on January 1, 2014 0 Comments
The Long And The Short On Carlos Beltran

The Baseball Gods smiled down on Flushing all season. It seemed more than just a coincidence that as the Mets paid homage to the ‘86 Championship, 20 years later we were destined to again make the dream come true. The ’06 Mets played with confidence and swagger. David Wright was a clean-cut leader, an athlete […]

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Much Ado About Three-Homer Games At Home

An article by posted on December 28, 2013 0 Comments
Much Ado About Three-Homer Games 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 game:     “You know, Keith, no Met has ever hit three home runs in a […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Stick

An article by posted on December 26, 2013 0 Comments
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Stick

There are a lot memories, a lot of history, being left at Candlestick Park. Willie Mays recorded his 3,000th hit at The Stick; Bill Walsh won his first NFL game and O.J. Simpson played his final game at Candlestick; a massive earthquake rocked the Bay Area and the 1989 World Series; um, Jerry Rice (enough said); and […]

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Thanks to Sandy Alderson I Now Have Respect For the Yankee Way

An article by posted on December 21, 2013 0 Comments
Thanks to Sandy Alderson I Now Have Respect For the Yankee Way

When my dad taught me about something called Baseball in 1973 and introduced me to a team called the Mets, it was life-altering for this 7-year old. I’d learn to write cursive, get out of second grade, and eventually, when I grew a little taller, I’d replace Rusty Staub in RF. My whole life was planned […]

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