With the season entering its last few weeks, there are few things left for Mets fans to be excited about. Of course there are exceptions such as Dickey’s run at the Cy Young award and getting to see some of the younger players, such as Jeurys Familia and Matt Harvey. The focus, for the most part, has now turned to the offseason and what Sandy Alderson plans on doing to improve a ball club that [...]
A few days back, a group of friends and myself spent Labor Day weekend having fun and talking sports, as per the usual. The topic of the Mets came up with the normal insults being thrown around by the Yankee fans and us few Met fans valiantly trying to defend what little the team has, mostly David Wright. Then the topic of what the team will do with Wright reared it’s ugly head, and the [...]
A source has told Scott Miller of CBS Sports, that changes could be coming to September 1st Roster Expansion rules and that it could happen as soon as next season. The most common scenario under discussion is to expand September rosters to 30, with each club’s 25-man roster on Aug. 31 being locked in throughout September. In other words, each team would use that 25-man roster as a base throughout September, and then have the ability to add [...]
It’s September 4th, and the Orioles find themselves one game out of first place in the American League East. That statement, on it’s own, isn’t too ridiculous. It’s when you start looking at the stats that make that statement look ridiculous. The Orioles are not a good baseball team according to the stats. In fact, if you were to look at the league statistical rankings, before looking at the standings, you would think they stink. [...]
Looks like the New York Mets acted just in time grabbing catcher Kelly Shoppach from the Red Sox when they did. It now appears that the Dodgers are willing to take the leftovers in a nine-player blockbuster trade that have first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, outfielder Carl Crawford, infielder Nick Punto and starting pitcher Josh Becket going from the stormy Boston clubhouse to sunny Los Angeles in what might be one of the biggest waiver trades [...]
With two player’s testing positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs in the past two weeks, it is as clear as ever that PEDs are still an issue with Major League Baseball. Nobody should be surprised about the two latest positive test results. I listened to an interview of a player not too long ago (the player’s name slips my mind right now), but he said at one point he believed that 90% of players were on some [...]
Fans of the Rocky movies know what I am referring to. After being retired for years, Rocky was asked why he was returning to the ring in the last Rocky installment, his response was “there’s still some stuff in the basement.” In other words, he couldn’t move on with his life until the fire burning inside him was completely out. That is the fire of competition, which all athletes have burning inside them. It causes [...]
According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Citi Field and Yankee Stadium have been selected to be testing grounds for Instant Replay according to MLB Sources. Major League Baseball owners have agreed to test two different advanced replay systems live during games starting next week, and if they prove accurate they could precede an overhaul of the system for the 2013 season, sources told Yahoo! Sports. MLB will analyze a radar-based system and a camera-based [...]
On October 16th, 1969 at Shea Stadium, in front of 57,367 hysterical fans the New York Mets wrote the final chapter of what is still today one of the most compelling “rags-to-riches” stories in Major League Baseball history. A team that for the first seven seasons of their existence had been a laughingstock and the brunt of countless jokes, was suddenly and inexplicably sitting on top of the baseball world. And no one except the [...]
In Major League Baseball, the debate of which young phenom will have the better career is all the rage. These phenoms, of course, are Mike Trout of the Angels and Bryce Harper of the Nationals. Trout, who just turned 21, is the unanimous AL Rookie of the Year and perhaps MVP. He has almost single handedly turned around a struggling Angels team and continues to impress in every game. Harper, while not quite having the [...]
NL East Report: Greinke To Braves Heating Up, Marlins Want A Lot For Johnson, Nats Looking At Scutaro, Lee Is Staying In Philly
The NL East Report is published every Friday and takes a look at the other teams in the division. The reports covers the latest news and notes, injuries and transactions, divisional records versus the Mets, and updated NL East Standings. News And Notes Atlanta Braves: The Braves have agreed to sign Miguel Batista after the Mets released the 41-year-old right-hander yesterday. Batista posted a 4.82 ERA in 46 2/3 innings for the Mets this year. Ryan Dempster exercised his 10-and-5 [...]
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