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Seventh Heaven: A Mets Win For The Ages

An article by posted on August 8, 2015 0 Comments
Seventh Heaven: A Mets Win For The Ages

I think it was George Will who once said that people who think baseball is just a game probably think the Grand Canyon is just a hole in Arizona. When Abner Doubleday invented baseball on some sandlot in Cooperstown, New York over a century ago, I wonder if last night’s game between the Mets and […]

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Are The Mets Becoming A Destination Team

An article by posted on August 6, 2015 0 Comments
Are The Mets Becoming A Destination Team

In what has been a whirlwind week for the Mets, perhaps the most shocking development is that good, professional baseball players have admitted that they actually want to play for them. That’s right – despite the surrounding junkyards, the omnipresent shadow of the Yankees, and the notoriously stingy owners of the team that plays there, […]

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Wright Expects To Start Playing Rehab Games On Monday

An article by posted on August 6, 2015 0 Comments
Wright Expects To Start Playing Rehab Games On Monday

According to Kevin Kernan of the NY Post, David Wright is expected to play a minor league game Monday in Port St. Lucie. Wright took batting practice today and fielded ground balls at third base. If he avoids any setbacks, Wright could return sooner than anticipated in early September or late August. August 5th After […]

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Lefty Reliever Josh Smoker Working His Way To Citi Field

An article by posted on August 6, 2015 0 Comments
Lefty Reliever Josh Smoker Working His Way To Citi Field

In 11 appearances for Double-A Binghamton, Josh Smoker has made a positive impression on B-Mets baseball fans. Smoker, has struck out 16 batters and walked just three in 12.0 innings while posting a brilliant 1.50 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. The fireballing left-hander pitched another scoreless inning of relief last night as Binghamton defeated Bowie 9-2. Smoker, 26, […]

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No Lasting Remembrance For Mets Owner Who Revived The Franchise

An article by posted on August 5, 2015 0 Comments
No Lasting Remembrance For Mets Owner Who Revived The Franchise

Richard Sandomir of the NY Times writes about the Mets decision to not honor former owner Nelson Doubleday Jr. with a memorial patch. Doubleday, who was a major part of the team for 22 years, passed away in June this year. With New York’s incredible success in the 1980′s, Doubleday is one of the most […]

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Dave Dombrowski Out As Detroit Tigers GM

An article by posted on August 4, 2015 0 Comments
Dave Dombrowski Out As Detroit Tigers GM

The Detroit Tigers today announced that Dave Dombrowski has been replaced as General Manager by Assistant GM Al Avila. Avila takes over as executive vice president of baseball operations and will assume all responsibilities related to baseball operations of the club. He will report directly to Tigers Owner Mike Ilitch. “I would like to thank Dave […]

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From Tears Of Sadness To Tears Of Joy

An article by posted on August 1, 2015 0 Comments
From Tears Of Sadness To Tears Of Joy

Not even all the greatest scribes in the world could have dreamed up and written a better script than what has unfolded at Citi Field in the last 48 hours. It is moments like this that makes baseball the greatest sport in the world. Nothing can match it’s drama, nothing comes close to the agony […]

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David Wright Inching Closer To Rehab Games

An article by posted on August 1, 2015 0 Comments
David Wright Inching Closer To Rehab Games

The good news just keeps coming in for the New York Mets as we get news from the front lines on David Wright. After beginning baseball activities on Tuesday at Citi Field, Wright remained with the team and continued participating in fielding and running drills as well as batting practice. On Friday night, we learned that […]

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David Wright Fields Grounders At Citi Field

An article by posted on July 28, 2015 0 Comments
David Wright Fields Grounders At Citi Field

David Wright participated in infield practice and fielded grounders at third base before Tuesday’s game at Citi Field. Wright, 32, has missed all but eight games this season while working to comeback and avoid surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis. This is the first real sign that Wright has returned to doing at least some baseball […]

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Mets Can Play to Strength of Schedule in August and September

An article by posted on July 28, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Can Play to Strength of Schedule in August and September

Coming out of the All Star break the Mets played what was undoubtedly their most difficult stretch of the season. A 10-game slate which included series with each of the division leaders in the National League. The Mets barely made it out of St. Louis winning their only game of the series during a Sunday […]

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