Johan Santana: A Solitary Warrior When He Takes The Mound

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Pitchers are my favorite baseball players, but I came late to Johan Santana. I’m New York oriented, so I barely pay attention to the pitchers who are not playing here – I’m not checking all the baseball results every day in the Daily News. I remember Seaver, Ryan, McGraw from the early Mets and all […]

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OBP…not so SaberMETrics

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Today you’re going to hear a lot about Rod Barajas’ On Base Percentage. Let me start by saying, I am and will be a 100% supporter of Barajas. He does a lot of things that a stat cannot tell you. If the only options were Barajas or Molina, Molina is obviously better defensively but Barajas […]

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Leave it to the Phillies

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Leave it to the Phillies to temper our expectations.  Admittedly, I’m an avid fan of the Mets and Giants, so my hatred of the Phillies and Eagles and Philadelphia fans in general is bordering on unhealthy.  But one thing is for sure….the Phillies are damn good, and they kind of woke up the Mets and […]

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Is The Longball This Season’s X-Factor?

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My hunch is that few to no Mets fans now miss Brian Schneider, last year’s non-entity of a backstop. Yeah, and the non-entity the year before that. After Fernando Nieve blew Maine’s 4-2 lead in the eighth inning (Mainey threw six above average innings in one of his best performances thus far) in Cincy by […]

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Barajas Powers Maine Man, Mets To 5-4 Win

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John Maine came out and pitched a great game, and Rod Barajas came through in the 9th inning with his seventh homerun of the season for a 5-4 win against the Cincinnati Reds Game Notes: John Maine went to the mound and put up another solid performance over six innings. Maine gave up two runs, one […]

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5/4 Minor League Report

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AAA International League: Buffalo 5/10/2, Louisville 4/9/2 cf Jason Pridie 1 for 3, run, 2b, BB, .295 2b Russ Adams 2 for 3, 2 runs, 3b, RBI, .288 1b Mike Jacobs 1 for 3, 2 RBI, K, .316 3b Mike Hessman 0 for 4, .284 rf, 1b Chris Carter 1 for 4, .344 lf Fernando […]

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Gary Matthews Jr. – When Is Enough, Enough?

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This morning, Steve Popper from The Record, shed some light on the shaky status of Mets outfielder Gary Matthews Jr.. He believes it might be a while before GMJ gets another start after an 0-for-4 night on Sunday that extended his struggles to 3-for-33 since opening day, and 3-for-34 after a pinch-hit groundout on Monday. It looks […]

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Who Is Nelson Figueroa?

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There was a point in time, eons ago (actually, about a month ago) when everyone in the world of Mets fans, mostly the blogosphere was going ballistic at the Mets handling of the Nelson Figueroa situation. It was seen as a slap in the face to the man, but statistically as well as from the […]

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Is Santana Still The Ace We Traded For?

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When Johan Santana was traded here I was extremely happy, he was supposed to be the best pitcher in the majors.  Santana was going to get the Mets a World Series title, the first World Series title since 1986.  Santana did not come cheap, it cost the Mets prospects that didn’t amount to much but […]

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Should the Mets Inquire About Javier Vazquez?

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Up until a few days ago, we Mets fans were in heaven on earth. Mets in first, Yanks in 2nd. How could it be any better? I never really understood the fascination with caring about the Yankees record to be honest. I don’t get giddy over the Subway Series either. I worry about Philadelphia-Atlanta-Florida-Washington. I […]

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