Is This Your Retirement, Larry?

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
Is This Your Retirement, Larry?

Earlier today, Chipper Jones announced that he will be retiring at the end of the season after almost two decades spent entirely with the Atlanta Braves.  Jones will retire as one of the Braves’ all-time greatest players, finishing in the top three in many of the team’s offensive categories (along with Hank Aaron and Eddie […]

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Pelfrey’s High Ankle Sprain Explains Poor Spring… Not Really…

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
Pelfrey’s High Ankle Sprain Explains Poor Spring… Not Really…

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post,  Mike Pelfrey has been dealing with a high ankle sprain for mostly all of Spring Training, Pelfrey told Puma he sprained his right ankle in the offseason, “and then aggravated the injury shortly after camp began”. Pelfrey has been awful this spring and has allowed an alarming 18 runs, […]

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Torres Is Optimistic, Bay Backs Down, Valdespin Could Take Center Stage

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
Torres Is Optimistic, Bay Backs Down, Valdespin Could Take Center Stage

I wanted to update this post with some new information on the center field front as follows: Center fielder Andres Torres spoke to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York this morning and said his calf injury is improving. “I feel better,” Torres said. “Just a few more days, I hope, I’ll go back to the field. […]

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What If Daniel Murphy Never Got Injured?

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
What If Daniel Murphy Never Got Injured?

In Spring Training of 2010, the Mets were coming off of a season of a horrific pileup of injuries. Virtually every starting position player suffered some sort of injury except for the 24-year old Daniel Murphy who put together a breakout year. The age of Carlos Delgado around the bag at first had come to […]

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Edgin Making A Case For Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
Edgin Making A Case For Opening Day Roster

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, left-handed reliever Garrett Olson is the front-runner to replace the injured Tim Byrdak who is expected to miss at least the first two weeks of the season. Byrdak underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee last week, and afterward the team announced the lefty specialist would miss about six weeks. Another possibility to replace Byrdak is […]

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Hits And Misses: Mets Season Tix Are Mega-Cool, Forbes Doesn’t Impress Me, Johan and Dickey Do

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
Hits And Misses: Mets Season Tix Are Mega-Cool, Forbes Doesn’t Impress Me, Johan and Dickey Do

It’s been a heck of a week for me with the publishers deadline for our 2012 Mets Annual upon me and various other things, but I always find time for my Mets. Before I get into some things, our friends at Real Dirty Mets have some openings for new writers. If you’re interested in trying […]

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The End of the Madoff Era – Finally

An article by posted on March 21, 2012 0 Comments
The End of the Madoff Era – Finally

I remember when the whole Madoff fiasco started to carpet-bomb its way into the mainstream sports media. Well before it all started to make headlines and evolve into the sports blogs fodder du-jour, mercilessly mocking the team, its owners and even fans, I had a conversation with an old family friend with ties to the […]

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Mets’ Defense Up The Middle Is Sorely Lacking

An article by posted on March 21, 2012 0 Comments
Mets’ Defense Up The Middle Is Sorely Lacking

Traditionally, winning teams are built for strength up the middle: catcher, pitching, second base and shortstop, and center field. That’s not looking good so far for the Mets, especially with center fielder Andres Torres sidelined with a strained calf muscle. With minor league prospect Kirk Nieuwenhuis suffering with a strained oblique, manager Terry Collins will […]

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Wilpon Should Take Wright Stance

An article by posted on March 21, 2012 0 Comments
Wilpon Should Take Wright Stance

Monday was a good day for the Mets. Not only did they receive a favorable settlement in the Madoff case, but completed the sale of 12 minority ownership shares at $20 million a shot for a total of $240 million. The new money will paid off loans to Major League Baseball ($25 million) and Bank […]

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2012 Draft Candidates: Gavin Cecchini, SS

An article by posted on March 21, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Draft Candidates: Gavin Cecchini, SS

In an effort to cover as many prospects as possible I have decided to begin this feature much earlier than usual and I’ll start off with a name thrown around a lot in regards to the Mets. Full Name: Gavin Cecchini School: Barbe HS (LA) D.O.B.: 12/22/93 (18-years-old) Height: 6’1″ ft. Weight: 180 lbs. Bats/Throws: […]

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