Lights Out; A Future Without Power In New York

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Lights Out; A Future Without Power In New York

For as long as I can remember, home runs have been pivotal to winning championships. It’s not only that chicks dig the long ball but that those long balls are rally starters, pitcher killers and momentum swingers. There’s no easier way to score a bunch of runs than by driving one deep. Currently, the Mets […]

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Winning or Whining, It’s Your Move Sandy

An article by posted on September 18, 2014 0 Comments
Winning or Whining, It’s Your Move Sandy

The other night Gary Cohen mentioned that the Mets currently have the highest winning percentage across their minor league affiliates in all of professional baseball. At some point the hope is it will all translate to the major league level, however, those of us who’ve studied this game for any length of time know that […]

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Mets Discussing Adding Backman To 2015 Coaching Staff

An article by posted on September 18, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Discussing Adding Backman To 2015 Coaching Staff

A team insider told ESPN New York that they are currently considering having Wally Backman permanently join Terry Collins’  coaching staff in 2015. Adam Rubin adds that Collins views Backman as an ally, and not a threat. “We have a very strong relationship,” Collins said. “Wally and I are very good friends. We always have been […]

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Fans Rank Mets At Bottom In Value, Honesty, Leadership, Ownership

An article by posted on September 18, 2014 0 Comments
Fans Rank Mets At Bottom In Value, Honesty, Leadership, Ownership

In a very extensive poll by ESPN that was conducted by the consulting firm Maddock Douglas, over 100,000 fans were asked how they viewed their teams in various areas including return for the emotion, money and time invest in your team, relationship with the owners, how they viewed the team’s leadership, likability and ballpark experience. […]

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Scout: ‘They Have Bigger Issues Than Shortstop’

An article by posted on September 18, 2014 0 Comments
Scout: ‘They Have Bigger Issues Than Shortstop’

UPDATE (9/18/14 – 4:50pm) Mike Puma’s report also talked about the idea that a major league scout believes the Mets would be better off trading for a left fielder. That would mean finding an internal solution at shortstop. Here’s what that scout had to say about the situation: “If they went into the offseason and […]

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3 Up, 3 Down: Another NL East Rivalry Lives On

An article by posted on September 18, 2014 0 Comments
3 Up, 3 Down: Another NL East Rivalry Lives On

Perhaps not as intense as the Mets and Nationals rivalry looks to be in coming years, but the Miami Marlins have played hard fought games against New York all season and like the Mets, they’re a squad that is centered around young talent and a low payroll.  The fish kept finding ways to get hits […]

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Featured Post: Selig Declares Baseball A “Social Institution”

An article by posted on September 18, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Selig Declares Baseball A “Social Institution”

Bud Selig sat with SNY’s Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling and Gary Cohen during the early innings of Tuesday night’s 9-1 bashing of the Miami Marlins.  They discussed issues facing not only the Mets, but baseball as a whole and the back and forth was interesting to say the least.  The crew had their take on a […]

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T.J. Rivera Is One Of The Good Guys

An article by posted on September 18, 2014 0 Comments
T.J. Rivera Is One Of The Good Guys

One was a 10 year old boy. One was a professional athlete. Baseball was the common denominator that allowed their paths to unexpectedly intersect last winter. The result is something special. Willem Rathgeber is a boy who loves baseball. A student at Homer Brink Elementary School, in the summer Willem is a Maine-Endwell baseball All-Star. […]

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Mets and PIX11 Renew Broadcast Deal Through 2017

An article by posted on September 18, 2014 0 Comments
Mets and PIX11 Renew Broadcast Deal Through 2017

PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s NY flagship station, today announced a multi-year contract renewal for the rights to broadcast the New York Mets through 2017. As part of the terms, both PIX11 in New York and WCCT, Tribune Broadcasting’s Hartford, CT affiliate, will air 25 regular season Mets games and four spring training games each season for […]

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Tejada, Brown and Young Jr. May Be Non-Tendered

An article by posted on September 18, 2014 0 Comments
Tejada, Brown and Young Jr. May Be Non-Tendered

According to a report from Adam Rubin (ESPN), Sandy Alderson spoke about the future of the 40-man roster on Monday. His conclusion is that the GM cannot protect all of the players he’d like to because he needs to add several prospects to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft. Prospects that are not protected […]

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