From Left Field: The Status Quo

An article by posted on October 13, 2011 0 Comments

With the World Series just around the corner, the MLB offseason hot stove can’t some soon enough for us Mets fans. But just like last offseason, the Mets will likely be watching as the other NL East teams improve while they sit tight. The team is looking to shed payroll rather than add it, so […]

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R.I.P. Moneyball

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R.I.P. Moneyball

I think it is time to talk about what Moneyball ACTUALLY means and to show some of those who claim to have read the book what the book is all about. Apparently, reading doesn’t always lead to UNDERSTANDING. I have read the book, it was interesting to learn about the little known “behind the scenes” process of […]

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It’s Interesting How October Is Shaping Up

An article by posted on October 13, 2011 0 Comments

The networks must be loving baseball’s final four of Milwaukee, St. Louis, Texas and Detroit. Their thinking, of course, is any LCS without the Yankees and Red Sox, or a Chicago or Los Angeles team, can’t be worth watching. Actually, I tend to root for the match-ups the networks least want to see. I don’t […]

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A Tale Of Two Seasons: Mets Best and Worst Moments Of 2011

An article by posted on October 12, 2011 0 Comments
A Tale Of Two Seasons: Mets Best and Worst Moments Of 2011

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

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Epstein To Cubs Doesn’t Bode Well For The Mets

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Epstein To Cubs Doesn’t Bode Well For The Mets

With the news that Theo Epstein has departed Bean-Town for Chi-Town to go and run the Cubs, I can’t help thinking that this move will impact the Mets in many adverse ways. For one, in the short term, Sandy Alderson will now be competing with Theo in scouring the free agent rolls looking for under-valued […]

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Theo Epstein Signs 5-Year Deal With Cubs

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John Dennis of WEEI Sports Radio is reporting that Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein has agreed with the Cubs on a five-year deal worth more than $15 million. According to Dennis’ sources, the Red Sox granted the Cubs permission to talk with Epstein late last week. The deal is expected to be finalized by the […]

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A New York Baseball Season

An article by posted on October 12, 2011 0 Comments

It was certainly interesting to have the Mets finish out of the playoffs, but then to also have the Yankees play themselves out of the first round……. Same difference. What is happening to MLB? In a year when the new, ‘shopping mall’ stadiums like Citi Field were all over the place, the field area is […]

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Backman Will Not Be Joining The Nationals

An article by posted on October 12, 2011 0 Comments

[blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/washingnats/status/123826426372825088"] Original Post Oct. 11, 5:45 AM According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com, Wally Backman will not join the Nationals coaching staff. According to Mike Puma of the NI Post, Wally Backman, a candidate for the Mets’ managerial opening last offseason, could soon leave the organization, according to a team source. The fiery Backman, 52, […]

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Closer Candidate: Jonathan Broxton

An article by posted on October 11, 2011 0 Comments
Closer Candidate: Jonathan Broxton

Sandy Alderson has been very adamant that he will sign a free agent closer this off-season to fill the void left by Francisco Rodriguez. Who that closer will be is the big question. You can pretty much cross Heath Bell off the list. Francisco Rodriguez is an extreme long shot as well. And that’s not […]

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Mets Should Have Chien-Ming Wang On Their Radar

An article by posted on October 11, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Should Have Chien-Ming Wang On Their Radar

With the news that the Mets have shutdown Johan Santana’s rehab  for the rest of the year, all they can do now is hope and pray that when their $24 million dollar a year ace shows up in Port St. Lucie next Spring, he will be ready to get on a mound and resemble something […]

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