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Scout On Steven Matz: He’s Definitely Back On The Radar Again

An article by posted on February 9, 2014 0 Comments
Scout On Steven Matz: He’s Definitely Back On The Radar Again

Marc Carig of Newsday posted a nice piece on Melville, Long Island’s Steven Matz and it was interesting to see what a couple of scouts said about the young lefthander. “If something’s going to get him to the major leagues, it’s going to be the effectiveness of his fastball,” said one rival scout, who believes […]

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NL East Projection By Rank Points

An article by posted on February 8, 2014 0 Comments
NL East Projection By Rank Points

Sandy Alderson and his front office have spent all winter trying to address the Mets weaknesses and shortcomings in an attempt to put a much improved product on the field for the 2014 season. Or in other words, they’ve been doing exactly what 29 other MLB front offices have been doing. However, for this particular […]

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The Mets Are Selling, But Are You Buying?

An article by posted on February 8, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets Are Selling, But Are You Buying?

Mets GM Sandy Alderson addressed a group of season ticket holders and laid down the familiar gauntlet that if the fans flock to Citi Field, the team would spend more. Really? This is nothing new. This front office has often cited attendance as the harbinger to more spending, but I wonder if they understand that it’s […]

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Harvey Wants To Remain With Team During Rehab

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
Harvey Wants To Remain With Team During Rehab

February 7th, 7:13 PM Matt Harvey was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN today and said things are going really smooth as he continues his rehab from Tommy John surgery. He basically repeated much of what he told the Post yesterday, but there was one thing that stood out to me. Harvey told Francesa […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy: My Brush With Ralph Kiner

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy: My Brush With Ralph Kiner

Yesterday another piece of my childhood faded away. While I was at work I received a email from the Mets announcing the passing of Hall Of Fame ballplayer and original Mets announcer, Ralph Kiner. At first it didn’t sink in. I don’t know if this was because I was so caught up with my work […]

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Should The Best Hitter In The Lineup Bat Leadoff?

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Should The Best Hitter In The Lineup Bat Leadoff?

The question posed in the title has been a hot topic in the MMO comment thread lately. I decided to take a look at this idea from a little different perspective and compare two players — Mike Trout and David Wright. I remember the first time I heard about this idea of the best hitter in […]

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Remembering Ralph Kiner

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Remembering Ralph Kiner

In this Aug. 14, 1982 photo, Willie Mays tries to get Ralph Kiner’s hat as the two Hall of Famers pose for pictures before the start of Old Timers Day game at Shea Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Harry Harris) “As one of baseball’s most prolific power hitters for a decade, Ralph struck fear into […]

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Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner Passes Away

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner Passes Away

It is with a heavy heart that I report the Mets announced that longtime broadcaster Ralph Kiner has passed away at the age of 91. The cause of death was congestive heart failure. Along with his fourth wife, Ann, Ralph Kiner is survived by two sons, Michael and Scott, and a daughter, Kathryn Freeman, all […]

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Flores to Get a Long Look at 2B, SS, 3B in Spring Training

An article by posted on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
Flores to Get a Long Look at 2B, SS, 3B in Spring Training

Terry Collins said he will be taking a long look at Wilmer Flores at second, third and shortstop during spring training, reports Kevin Kernan of the NY Post. “There’s a lot of potential there and this is the time to see it,’’ Collins said. On Friday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com first reported that Flores could get a look at […]

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Lies, Lies and More Damned Lies

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Lies, Lies and More Damned Lies

1. It’s All In The Rearview Mirror “It’s all in the rearview mirror,” Wilpon said about past financial woes last year as the 2013 spring training started, “The family is in great shape. The family really is in great shape. There’s no one in my family — there’s the Katz family, the Wilpon family, kids […]

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