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Miracle Mets Still A Sore Spot For Frank Robinson

An article by posted on October 19, 2014 0 Comments
Miracle Mets Still A Sore Spot For Frank Robinson

“It’s always good planning to have a baseball in the dugout with shoe polish on it, just in case.” That is the expression coined following the infamous Shoe Polish incident, when in Game 5 of the 1969 World Series, Cleon Jones hit the deck to evade a Dave McNally pitch that skidded into the Mets […]

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Puppets, Puppeteers and Pedagogy, Why Managers Matter

An article by posted on October 10, 2014 0 Comments
Puppets, Puppeteers and Pedagogy, Why Managers Matter

Pedagogy: the method and practice of teaching. From the Greek “ped” (child) and “agogi” (a place where you undergo a test or “trial by suffering” that you learn from – as in “agony”). We all teach and we all learn throughout our lives. Some of us are better at it than others. There is a […]

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Di-Jest Song Parody: Eve Of Contention

An article by posted on September 14, 2014 0 Comments
Di-Jest Song Parody: Eve Of Contention

Di-Jest readers know that I started watching the Mets in ’62 when I was just a teenager. The music that I fell in love with is almost entirely from the ’60′s and ’70′s. By the time disco arrived I was already, to quote Gary Cohen, “outta here.” Sometimes Di-Jest articles are song parodies and the […]

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Keep Murphy As Super Utility Player?

An article by posted on September 2, 2014 0 Comments
Keep Murphy As Super Utility Player?

Wait, what? That’s exactly what Joel Sherman of the New York Post suggests the Mets do with Daniel Murphy next season. The Mets should pay Murphy roughly $8 million to be a utility man next year, or really a super-utility man. Their defenseless version of Ben Zobrist. His reasoning is that a team that already struggles […]

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Difficult to See How Mets and Cubs Match Up For Trade

An article by posted on August 22, 2014 0 Comments
Difficult to See How Mets and Cubs Match Up For Trade

“It’s hard to see how we would actually match up,” a team official told Andy Martino of the Daily News when asked if the Cubs were ideal trade partners for the Mets.. The problem is that neither team is eager to part with its top prospects, and both would require a major haul to do […]

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Wright Still Frustrated, Alderson Says He’s Handling It Well

An article by posted on August 21, 2014 0 Comments
Wright Still Frustrated, Alderson Says He’s Handling It Well

David Wright went 0-for-4 in yesterday’s finale against the Athletics, and is just 1-for-17 in his last five games while batting .268 this season. In an interview with the Rockland Times, Wright said: “No one is happy with the position we are in” and the team has missed opportunities to win games they should have […]

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Trade Deadline Wrap-up: Mets Stand Pat, Sandy Speaks, 37 Players Switched Uniforms

An article by posted on July 31, 2014 0 Comments
Trade Deadline Wrap-up: Mets Stand Pat, Sandy Speaks, 37 Players Switched Uniforms

Sandy Alderson  addressed the Mets’ lack of activity at the trade deadline with beat writers after the deadline passed. The Mets’ GM said he did have conversations about “significant” players in both a “buyers and sellers” sense. The bottom line for Alderson is that he was not ready to subtract players from the active MLB roster, […]

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Rockies Are High On Mets’ Syndergaard, Matz, Herrera and Nimmo

An article by posted on July 25, 2014 0 Comments
Rockies Are High On Mets’ Syndergaard, Matz, Herrera and Nimmo

Two updates to the growing buzz on Tulo and CarGo… First, contrary to what has been reported, Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki does not have a no-trade clause in his contract according to Thomas Harding of MLB.com. Second, the Rockies are said to be very high on Noah Syndergaard, Brandon Nimmo, Steven Matz and Dilson Herrera. Joel […]

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All Star Game Hangover: I’m With 28 and Have We Wasted Wright’s Prime?

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
All Star Game Hangover: I’m With 28 and Have We Wasted Wright’s Prime?

The end of yet another Mid-Summer Classic… I swear that I complain more and more about these All Star Games every passing year, but maybe I’m just getting crankier as I get older. I was hoping they would have been able to squeeze in 60 seconds during the four hour Derek Jeter love-fest to perhaps […]

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Are We Setting Up Our Best Hitting Prospects For Success?

An article by posted on June 8, 2014 0 Comments
Are We Setting Up Our Best Hitting Prospects For Success?

In a recent article on Newsday, Mets beat writer Marc Carig cited a strong farm system that has improved tremendously this year to produce players that have on-field impacts. “When the Mets took the field for a series opener against the Cubs Tuesday night, the starting lineup included a pair of reinforcements from Las Vegas, outfielder Matt […]

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