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Cardinals Agree On 7 Year Deal With Matt Holliday

An article by posted on January 5, 2010 0 Comments

The dominoes are all starting to fall now… Jon Heyman of SI.com,is now reporting that free agent outfielder, Matt Holliday has agreed to a seven-year, $120 million contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. The deal includes a full no trade clause as most Scott Boras contracts do. Holliday batted .353 with 13 home runs and […]

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Will History Repeat: A Return To The Dark Ages?

An article by posted on December 23, 2009 0 Comments

The year 1976, when the Mets won 86 games, concluded an eight year (’69- ’76) period in which the Mets finished over .500 seven times.  Of course, prior to 1969, the Mets had seven consecutive losing seasons beginning in their inaugural season of 1962. Then began a drought from 1977 through 1983 during which the […]

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No Gold For The Mets

An article by posted on November 12, 2009 0 Comments

The Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced today and unfortunately no Mets were honored for outstanding defense. David Wright who had won two straight gold glove awards in 2007 and 2008, was supplanted by Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals at third base. Wright committed 18 errors in 2009 and had the lowest range factors of his […]

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What If Bay and Holliday Resign With The Red Sox & Cards?

An article by posted on November 5, 2009 0 Comments

Now that the dreaded World Series is finally over, it’s time to put away that nightmare and look ahead to next season. The hot stove is already churning with plenty of rumors regarding soon to be free agents Matt Holliday and Jason Bay. The blogosphere has been buzzing with the pros and cons of each leftfielder, […]

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World Series Memories – What Are Yours?

An article by posted on November 2, 2009 0 Comments

World Series memories are very personal. They don’t have to be about who won and who lost.  One of my first memories of the World Series was in 1963 when the Yankees faced the Dodgers.  In game one, Sandy Koufax dominated, striking out fifteen Yankees.  But what I remember is that I didn’t have school […]

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Is Hiring Mark McGwire In The Best Interest Of Baseball?

An article by posted on October 28, 2009 0 Comments

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that Mark McGwire will be their hitting coach next season, replacing Hal McRae. Mark McGwire is back in baseball, reunited with Tony La Russa as the St. Louis Cardinals’ hitting coach. McGwire was not at the news conference at Busch Stadium, but La Russa and general manager John Mozeliak […]

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Mets Aren’t The Only Team That Peaked In 2006

An article by posted on October 19, 2009 0 Comments

Three years ago today, Carlos Beltran got a good look at an Adam Wainwright curveball and the Cardinals went on to the 2006 World Series.  (I have spared my fellow Mets fans from having to see that picture by showing you a photo of Beltran hitting a home run against the Cardinals instead.)  After that […]

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Things I Can Now Do in August and September

An article by posted on August 26, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets have pretty much raised the white flag on the 2009 season, and if they haven’t, I’d be happy to do it for them.  They now have enough players on the DL to field a whole team, but as we are reduced to watching AAA and AA players wear the Blue and Orange, I’m […]

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August 16, 1987: Mets Score Club Record 23 Runs

An article by posted on August 16, 2009 0 Comments

It was 22 years ago today on a lazy Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field in Chicago.  The Mets were battling the St. Louis Cardinals for the division title and needed to win the finale of their four-game series against the Cubs after being defeated in the first three games.  They were in the throes of […]

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Thompson Suspended 3 Games For Head-Hunting Wright

An article by posted on August 6, 2009 0 Comments

As reported on ESPN’s SportsCenter and mlb.com, Cardinals’ reliever Brad Thompson has been suspended by Major League Baseball for throwing a pitch near the head of David Wright.  The league deemed the inside pitch to be intentional, justifying the suspension. Thompson was to have begun serving his suspension tonight as the Cardinals opened up a […]

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