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Even In Defeat, A-Rod’s Still A Winner

An article by posted on February 18, 2015 0 Comments
Even In Defeat, A-Rod’s Still A Winner

Alex Rodriguez‘s handwritten apology letter released to the media yesterday was a joke. It was authentic A-Rod: cold, unforgiving, and insincere. In a letter that should be the most humble apology we’ve ever heard, he didn’t explain himself. He didn’t even say what he did. He called his steroid use “the mistakes that led to my […]

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The Make Or Break Mets

An article by posted on February 16, 2015 0 Comments
The Make Or Break Mets

Mike Puma of the New York Post questions just how big of a window the Mets have to compete given the makeup of the team. “In one sense, they are a team built on exciting young talent — think the power arms of Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Zack Wheeler and Juan Lagares’ explosive legs. […]

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Spring Training 2015: It Was Harvey Day In Port St. Lucie

An article by posted on February 9, 2015 0 Comments
Spring Training 2015: It Was Harvey Day In Port St. Lucie

It’s 21 degrees here in New York, and as I look out my window I see gray skies, freezing rain, and an inch of ice is covering everything. But down in Port St. Lucie the sun is shining, the weather is gorgeous, and the Mets are getting ready for a new baseball season!. Matt Harvey […]

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MLB Source: Yoan Moncada Could Be Next Robinson Cano

An article by posted on February 8, 2015 0 Comments
MLB Source: Yoan Moncada Could Be Next Robinson Cano

As was reported last week, Cuban phenom Yoan Moncada is now free to sign with any MLB team. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe says he can’t find one GM, either involved or not involved in obtaining him, who doesn’t rave about Moncada, and who wouldn’t take him No. 1 in the draft if he […]

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Rob Manfred Urges HOF Voters Not To “Assume PED Use”

An article by posted on February 7, 2015 0 Comments
Rob Manfred Urges HOF Voters Not To “Assume PED Use”

During a half-hour Q and A session with some ESPN reporters, new baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said that Hall Of Fame voters should not assume people did Performance Enhancing Drugs without evidence. “I think it’s unfair for people to surmise that Player A did X, Y or Z, absent a positive test, or proof that […]

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Frank Cashen Ranked 10th Best GM in Baseball History

An article by posted on February 5, 2015 0 Comments
Frank Cashen Ranked 10th Best GM in Baseball History

So our friends Mark Armour and Dan Levitt are continuing to roll out their Top General Managers in MLB history. They, of course, are the co-writers of In Pursuit of Pennants, which examines how front offices have historically found innovative ways to build winning teams. Last week, they named ranked Sandy Alderson 12th Best GM of […]

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Featured Post: A Call For Optimism As New Season Approaches

An article by posted on February 4, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: A Call For Optimism As New Season Approaches

We all come to this website for the same reason; we all love the Mets.  While we all love the Mets, we may not all love what has been going on with our team.  We may disagree about the owners, the manager, the coaches and whom they trot out there, but one thing we cannot […]

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Syndergaard Among Five Mets Prospects In MLB Top 100

An article by posted on January 31, 2015 0 Comments
Syndergaard Among Five Mets Prospects In MLB Top 100

RHP Noah Syndergaard has been ranked by MLB.com as the third best pitching prospect in baseball for 2015. “Even though he was pitching at home in hitting-friendly Las Vegas, Syndergaard still managed to lead the organization in strikeouts in 2014,” said MLB Network’s Jonathan Mayo. “The two-time Futures Gamer is knocking on the door with his combination of […]

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Alderson Ranked 12th Best GM Ever

An article by posted on January 30, 2015 0 Comments
Alderson Ranked 12th Best GM Ever

According to Mark L. Armour and Daniel R. Levitt, authors of the new book Pursuit of Pennants: Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball, Sandy Alderson is the 12th-best General Manager in baseball history. “He was the first modern GM to actively introduce analytics, though rudimentary by current standards, into a team’s decision making, and he […]

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MLB Commissioner Defends Naming Fred Wilpon Finance Committee Chairman

An article by posted on January 25, 2015 0 Comments
MLB Commissioner Defends Naming Fred Wilpon Finance Committee Chairman

I wanted to update this post with some quotes via the New York Times from incoming MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. Responding to criticism over naming Fred Wilpon chairman of the MLB Finance committee, Manfred said: “I understand the whole Madoff thing, but before and since, Fred Wilpon was an extraordinarily successful businessman.” Manfred said the […]

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