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Book Review: Moneyball – An Incredible, Revolutionary Masterpiece

An article by posted on April 29, 2011 0 Comments
Book Review: Moneyball – An Incredible, Revolutionary Masterpiece

Moneyball tells the fascinating tale of Billy Beane’s ingenious use of statistical analysis in order to assemble a winning ballclub without the luxury of a large payroll. Through statistics such as OBP, SLG, and a slew of other stats, Beane was able to snatch ballplayers with “hidden virtues” up for a song, creating a team on a $35 […]

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Mets Owner In Violation Of MLB Debt Rules

An article by posted on April 25, 2011 0 Comments

According to Forbes Magazine, the Mets currently operate in violation of baseball’s debt rules: “Insiders attribute the lack of oversight to the laissez-faire culture of MLB executives and the independence and fiscal feistiness of team owners. Others are more cynical and say that as long as you toe the line with Selig, supporting his revenue-sharing […]

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These Are The Times Where We Miss Santana

An article by posted on April 22, 2011 0 Comments

With the Mets now officially the worst team in baseball, and no clear way to stop the bleeding, these are the times we miss ace Johan Santana. Without Santana, the Mets have no legitimate stopper in the rotation, something they are in dire need of. But given that we shouldn’t realistically expect Santana to return until July, what […]

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From Left Field: Mets Have A Short Leash Early

An article by posted on April 20, 2011 0 Comments

Though the season is a little more than two weeks old, the New York Mets have already shown that they are not afraid to pull the trigger if a player is underperforming. The combination of Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins is attempting to light a fire under their players. Part of the way they’re going […]

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Jose And David

An article by posted on April 19, 2011 0 Comments

Did any of you see David playing catch with the kids over the weekend?  I doubt anyone told him to do that – it’s just Big Brother playing catch with the kids and having fun at the ball field.  David has three younger brothers and knows how to play his role – the faces of […]

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Interview with Former Met Frank Catalanotto

An article by posted on April 15, 2011 0 Comments

Mets Merized Online has certainly had its share of interviews since its inception in 2005.  We’ve interviewed Mets insiders like Brian Costa and Adam Rubin, we’ve interviewed former coaches like Jerry Manuel and Rick Peterson, and we’ve even interviewed current and former Mets players like Angel Pagan, Josh Thole, Ron Swoboda and Brain McRae.  You may as well add this interview to the […]

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Mets Must Channel Their Early Energy And Passion

An article by posted on April 6, 2011 0 Comments

Energy and passion. While these two attributes have been lacking from New York Mets baseball for the past few years, the team has shown a year’s worth in just four games. After the ugly Opening Day loss, the team has responded in a big way. That first game was the type of loss that can […]

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The Foundations of Success – Part Two – The Hitters

An article by posted on April 5, 2011 0 Comments

In a further look into the foundations of success, after a team has found a manager, which I wrote about yesterday, that knows the game, can pull the correct strings and can really make things happen with both his direction and his decisions, he then needs to rely in his players. Those players consist of […]

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Totally R. A. D. Pitcher To Get Totally Rad Award!

An article by posted on April 4, 2011 0 Comments

The New York Mets announced they will hold their annual Welcome Home Dinner to benefit the Mets Foundation this Sunday, April 10 at 6:00 p.m. at the New York Hilton Hotel, located at 53rd Street and Seventh Avenue. For more information visit mets.com or call (718) 803-4074. Sandy Alderson, Terry Collins, coaches, and all 25 Mets […]

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Here We Go, MLB: 2011

An article by posted on March 31, 2011 0 Comments

As the Yankees take the field this afternoon and as Austin Jackson steps up to the plate, they will usher in a year that will leave behind the age of Ken Griffey Jr., Andy Pettitte and Trevor Hoffman and continue the new era of Jason Heyward, Buster Posey and Neftali Feliz. Never before has there been such a year of […]

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