Mike Jacobs To Start At First Base, Murphy Out Six Weeks

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Update 4/1 7:15 am General Manager Omar Minaya told reporters that Mike Jacobs, who is in camp on a minor-league deal, is the front-runner for the position to start the season. “I wish that did not happen, but we have to always be prepared,” Minaya said. “That’s why we come to spring training having signed free […]

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Mets Phenom, Sidd Finch, Turns Twenty-Five

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Mets Phenom, Sidd Finch, Turns Twenty-Five

It’s now been a quarter century since Sports Illustrated pulled off one of the most elaborate and memorable pranks in sports. It was 25 years ago on this day, April Fools Day, that the esteemed sports magazine ran a featured story on the Mets latest pitching phenom, Sidd Finch. Finch wasn’t just an ordinary phenom, far […]

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Where’s Sidd Finch When You Need Him?

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Twenty-five years ago today, the April 1, 1985 issue of Sports Illustrated hit newsstands.  Amongst all the coverage of the NCAA Final Four was one particular article that caught the eyes of many Mets fans. The late, great George Plimpton had written an article for that particular issue called “The Curious Case of Sidd Finch”.  […]

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You Are What Your 2-3-4 Starters Say You Are

An article by posted on March 31, 2010 0 Comments

Let me tell you one thing: All this blather that the games don’t count, and it’s still only spring training, the wind is the reason balls are flying into the stratosphere, etc, etc, is beyond worrisome. It’s downright frightful-and not a figment of Mets’ fans imagination. The Mets pitching stinks and the only one who […]

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Come on, April!

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We’re just five days from the start of Opening Day.  We Mets fans have had to endure a lot of anguish these past few seasons, and so far nothing has given us significant indication that 2010 will be a successful season.  In fact, the injuries are continuing to mount, and the rotation still has a […]

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With Murphy Out, Don’t Rush Ike

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With the news that Murphy will miss some time due to injury, the one thing I can ask for is the organization to not rush the development of Ike Davis. The plan for Davis after his impressive spring was for him to be sent down and get some seasoning at the minor league level. With […]

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Is Rotation Shuffle A Sign Of Growing Mets Concern?

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According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, it will be John Maine following Johan Santana and making the second start of the season. Maine will then be followed by Jon Niese, then Mike Pelfrey and finally Oliver Perez in the fifth spot. The move may simply be a reflection of the Mets concern about exhausting the […]

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Are Mets Babying Jose Reyes? Some Mets Players Think So…

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In a NY Post exclusive, Mike Puma sheds light on one Mets player who doesn’t sound too pleased with how the Mets are “babying” Jose Reyes. This anonymous player has his own thoughts on whether Jose Reyes should start on Opening Day. Just call this show “Everybody Loves Reyes.” Except that many Mets players aren’t […]

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Is Mike Pelfrey Tipping His Pitches?

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Some pitchers just don’t have it.  You can tell from the first inning you ever see them throw.  Some pitchers look dominant from day one and besides some growing pains, you always feel like it will all click eventually.  Then there is Mike Pelfrey. We have all heard about how filthy Big Pelf’s stuff is.  […]

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2010 National League Projections

An article by posted on March 31, 2010 0 Comments

Last year, my predictions were way off – at least as far as New York Met predictions.  Almost every Met spent part of the year on the disabled list, and we all know the disaster that followed.  This year, instead of making predictions, I will make “projections”.  I am no Nostradamus, so I will leave […]

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