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Get To Know Mets Shortstop Prospect Phillip Evans (Exclusive Interview)

An article by posted on February 7, 2012 0 Comments
Get To Know Mets Shortstop Prospect Phillip Evans (Exclusive Interview)

I was able to get in a quick Q&A with NY Mets shortstop prospect Phillip Evans the other day, just weeks before he has to get ready to head for Port St. Lucie for the start of Spring Training. The Mets got a steal when they plucked Evans in the 15th round of last years […]

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Mets Did NOT Win Santana Trade

An article by posted on February 5, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Did NOT Win Santana Trade

I read a blog post yesterday, that claimed the Mets won the Johan Santana trade, based on the talent given up, but lost on the contract extension. This couldn’t be any less accurate or more naive. While it is true the players surrendered didn’t amount to much on the major league level and Santana did […]

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Identity Fraud Still A Problem For MLB

An article by posted on February 3, 2012 0 Comments

Tyler Kepner of the NY Times had an interesting article that discussed the ongoing problem of identity fraud in major league baseball. When Sandy Alderson traveled to the Dominican Republic in 2010 to investigate identity fraud for the commissioner’s office, he went armed with a message. Alderson had previously served as the chief executive of […]

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Are You Wild About Another Wild Card?

An article by posted on January 31, 2012 0 Comments
Are You Wild About Another Wild Card?

Ronald Blum of the Denver Post reported yesterday that commissioner Bud Selig expects baseball to expand its playoffs this season. “I really believe we’ll have the wild card for 2012, this year,” Selig said Friday night in Chicago at a White Sox fan festival. “Clubs really want it. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an issue […]

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Get To Know Mets Prospect Travis Taijeron

An article by posted on January 28, 2012 0 Comments
Get To Know Mets Prospect Travis Taijeron

I got in touch with NY Mets outfield prospect Travis Taijeron this week and he was nice enough to agree to an interview with us here on MetsMerizedOnline.com. The righty-hitting Taijeron played CF, and LF last year for the Brooklyn Cyclones after being drafted by the Mets in the 2011 Amateur Draft. It was an excellent […]

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This Day In MLB History…

An article by posted on January 20, 2012 0 Comments
This Day In MLB History…

January 20th, 1947: Negro League standout Josh Gibson, sometimes referred to as the ‘black Babe Ruth’, dies of a stroke at the of 35. The future Hall of Fame catcher will put to rest in an unmarked grave in Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh. Unfortunately, one of the best players to ever put spikes on died […]

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Baseball History 101

An article by posted on January 17, 2012 0 Comments
Baseball History 101

For Christmas, I received a great gift from my mother; it was a small book title Fun Facts for Baseball Fans, compiled by Paul Kent. It is a great read because it doesn’t take you all that long to get through, and you learn so much about the game in such a short period of […]

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Morning Grind: As Long As Selig’s In Baseball, So Too Will The Wilpons

An article by posted on January 11, 2012 0 Comments
Morning Grind: As Long As Selig’s In Baseball, So Too Will The Wilpons

Despite being adamant about his retirement following the the 2012 regular season, we learned yesterday that Bud Selig will receive at least two-year extension as Commissioner. Knowing that Selig will do –and to this point has done– everything in his power to keep the Wilpons as owners, this is disheartening news. This indirectly cripples the […]

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Ike Davis Is “Ready To Play”

An article by posted on January 11, 2012 0 Comments

Some good news from Anthony Rieber of Newsday: Ike Davis said Tuesday he is “good to go” for spring training after more than two months of hard rehab on the freakish left ankle injury that cost him most of the 2011 season. “I’m there now,” he said after a two-hour workout at Fischer SportsPhysical Therapy and Conditioning […]

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This Day In MLB History…

An article by posted on January 10, 2012 0 Comments
This Day In MLB History…

January 10th, 1928: The Giants trade Rogers Hornsby to the Boston Braves for Shanty Hogan and Jimmy Welsh. It’s the Rajah’s third team in three years. Why exactly is this trade monumental? Mostly because I find it hard to believe that any team would want to trade one of the best second basemen in the […]

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