NL East Preview: Florida Marlins

An article by posted on April 3, 2009 0 Comments

The Florida Marlins enter 2009 as a young, cheap team looking to see how well they can do before they have to trade away some players. Again. The Marlins, who finished 84-77 the year prior, traded away 1B Mike Jacobs to the Kansas City Royals for set-up man Leo Nunez. The Marlins also traded Josh […]

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Out Of Town Mets Fans Rejoice!

An article by posted on April 3, 2009 0 Comments

Are you as excited as me about opening up Citi Field? If you live out of town like I do, you feel the pain of missing Mets games and not having local access to programming or the freedom to attend a game. I live in Oklahoma and MLB considers me to be in the region […]

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April 2009 Promotions

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Generally teams have to think of creative ways to fill the stands (or, corporations think of creative ways for teams to fill the stands) and this year more than ever this will need to happen. I have spent some time going through the promotion schedules for April for about every team, and I have picked […]

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Who’s On First?

An article by posted on April 3, 2009 0 Comments

As we get ever so closer to opening day I thought some of you might enjoy this. I came across this vintage clip from an old classic and thought it would be perfect for getting us back in that baseball state of mind. Please enjoy watching Abbot and Costello perform their classic rendition of “Who’s on First”?  […]

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Grading the Mets: Outfield

An article by posted on April 3, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets outfield has some question marks going into the season – but it should have the depth to be solid all year.  Other then Jeremy Reed replacing Endy Chavez, it will look similar to the end of the last year.  Although it has some questions, the pieces fit together nicely to give it depth […]

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Every Game Is Important

An article by posted on April 2, 2009 0 Comments

Johan Santana doesn’t buy into that whole spring training doesn’t mean anything mantra, and you won’t see him shrug off a loss with the typical, “It’s only April” or “we have plenty of season left.” One of the things that always concerned me during the Willie Randolph era, was how unaffected some of the players […]

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Mets Win Division By Five Games?

An article by posted on April 2, 2009 0 Comments

Just took a glance at the newly updated PECOTA team standings for the NL East at Baseball Prospectus.  NL East W L RS RA AVG OBP SLG New York Mets 92 70 824 722 0.266 0.341 0.421 Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 828 770 0.265 0.339 0.436 Atlanta Braves 86 76 798 743 0.272 0.342 0.42 […]

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NESN Rips The Mets and SI Article

An article by posted on April 2, 2009 0 Comments

Mikey J, one of our esteemed bloggers who penned an excelent letter to MLB yesterday, emailed me a link to a NESN article that takes a shot at the recent Sports Illustrated issue which predicts that the Mets will win the World Series in 2009. They begin by suggesting that maybe the prediction was just […]

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Catalanotto Would Look Good In Mets Garb

An article by posted on April 2, 2009 0 Comments

Yesterday, the Texas Rangers released outfielder/firstbaseman Frank Catalanotto. Catalanotto who is 34, was having a fine spring and was batting .317 with nine runs scored in 40 at-bats. He also played for Team Italy during the World Baseball Classic. A native New Yorker who hails from Long Island, the “Little Cat”, as he is often […]

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Top Ten Projected Hitters – Wright Ranks #4

An article by posted on April 2, 2009 0 Comments

David Wright ranks high on the list of top run creators for the 2009 season in Bill James’ latest update to his handbook. Twice a year we project the upcoming season for the most important hitters and pitchers. First, we run the earliest projections in The Bill James Handbook. Then we run them again around […]

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