USA Survives, Eliminates Puerto Rico

An article by posted on March 17, 2009

The United States held off elimination Tuesday night with a come from behind win over Puerto Rico, 6-5. Puerto Rico held a 5-3 lead heading into the bottom of the 9th, before closer JC Romero loaded the bases with Shane Victorino, Brian Roberts, and Jimmy Rollins. Fernando Cabrera relieved Romero before walking Kevin Youkilis to […]

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Mets Release Cherry, Might Be Back For Rocky II

An article by posted on March 17, 2009

The Mets released relief pitcher Rocky Cherry Tuesday after he cleared waivers, but a team spokesman said Cherry could be re-signed to a minor-league contract. Cherry, a Rule 5 draft pick, was offered back to the Baltimore Orioles after clearing waivers, but the Orioles declined to pay the $25,000 fee to get him back. The […]

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Livan Still Has The Edge

An article by posted on March 17, 2009

The battle for the fifth starters job got a little bit more murkier today when Jon Niese took the mound against the Atlanta Braves. Niese has more of an uphill battle because he not only has to pitch better than his rivals, he really needs to set himself apart in a big way for the Mets to give him the […]

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Astros On Verge Of Signing Pedro Martinez

An article by posted on March 17, 2009

According to John Perrotto of Baseball Prospectus, the Astros are close to signing Pedro Martinez.  The Astros are on the verge of signing a potential Hall of Famer as a free agent for the second team in a week as baseball sources indicated Tuesday night that they are close to an agreement with right-hander Pedro Martinez.  […]

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I Vote For Pedro!

An article by posted on March 17, 2009

Once last season ended and throughout the off-season I thought that Pedro Martinez would be just a memory of days gone by.  I didn’t hold a grudge against Pedro but he was hurt more often than not and did not earn the big contract he was given.  Pedro was brought here to bring the Mets […]

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This One Just for Fun: A-Fraud Loves Himself

An article by posted on March 17, 2009

At the risk of being identified as a “moron” for detracting from the stellar character possessed by one A-Fraud, I figured the base might get a kick out of the NY Post story about how much that excellent baseball player and all-around wonderful NY Yankee, Alexander Rodriguez, spends lots of time admiring himself. (C’mon admit […]

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Ramon Castro Worth More Than A Future Hall-Of-Famer?

An article by posted on March 16, 2009

Earlier today it was announced that the Houston Astros signed free agent catcher and future Hall Of Famer, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez.  The Astros signed him to a 1 year deal valued at $1.5 million with another $1.5 million in incentives.  Pudge who has been playing in the WBC for Puerto Rico looks to be in […]

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Mets Minor League News: Franco, DiFelice, Spivey

An article by posted on March 16, 2009

The Mets made some announcements today regarding their minor league teams. The New York Mets today announced the 2009 coaching staff for the Kingsport Mets, the team’s Appalachian League affiliate. Former Mets catcher Mike DiFelice will manage and be joined on the bench by hitting coach Ryan Ellis, pitching coach Jonathan Hurst and bench coach […]

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Pudge Rodriguez Signs With Astros

An article by posted on March 16, 2009

ESPN is reporting that the Astros have signed  catcher Ivan Rodriguez to a one year deal worth $1.5 million dollars. The Houston Chronicle had first reported that the future hall of Fame catcher was very close to signing a deal with the Houston Astros, but it looks like it is now official. In a move that […]

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Cole Hamels To Have Ailing Elbow Examined

An article by posted on March 16, 2009

According to several sources including ESPN, Cole Hamels is flying to Philadelphia to have his sore elbow examined. Dogged by persistent discomfort in his pitching elbow, Cole Hamels will fly to Philadelphia for an examination on Tuesday, the team announced. The left-hander will be looked at by team physician Michael Ciccotti. The Phillies at this point […]

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