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Doug’s Dugout: The Boss, The Superstar, And The Race Horse

An article by posted on May 25, 2011 0 Comments

In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss: the updated version of the Boss, the scrappy Mets, and other imbecilic thoughts. I have never seen such a firestorm over benign comments made by an owner until the other day when excerpts from Fred Wilpon’s confessional in the New Yorker was released (you see the size of that […]

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Who Is Better To Retain, Wright Or Reyes?

An article by posted on May 17, 2011 0 Comments

Jose Reyes, along with the up and coming Ike Davis, who now is on the DL, have been the best offensive production on the Mets ballclub. Reyes has also become arguably the best player to be the subject of trade rumors this season. While it becomes increasingly likely that Reyes will be dealt do to an inability or lack of interest to […]

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Things I Wish Would Go Away Already

An article by posted on May 11, 2011 0 Comments
Things I Wish Would Go Away Already

Willie Harris had an uncanny ability to make the spectacular play against the Mets, and now as a Met, he’s killing the team from the inside. Hey, lets not place all of the team’s woes on pitchers dropping like flies, the revolving door at second base, and a lack of clutch hitting by the usual […]

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Should The Mets Trade Santana?

An article by posted on April 27, 2011 0 Comments

It appears like such a shocking question to ask, but should the Mets deal their ace Johan Santana?  The Mets have a great deal of money invested in the ailing ace who has failed to complete 30 starts since the 2008 season, his first year with the Mets. With Santana’s health in question and no clear return date, would […]

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Blaine Boyer Can Opt Out If Not On Mets Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on March 24, 2011 0 Comments

Recently discovered news by Adam Rubin says that Mets RHP Blaine Boyer is eligible to opt out of his contract next Thursday, March 31st if he is not on the Mets Opening Day roster. As this may make the bullpen decision difficult, it now means that Blaine Boyer in addition the Pedro Beato, Pat Misch […]

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Crash and Burn

An article by posted on March 22, 2011 0 Comments

So now that the Mets have parted ways with both Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez, there are a variety of opinions on how this soap opera has panned out.  Should they have stayed on because they were owed a king’s ransom, the Mets would essentially be paying them either way, right?  Or does this truly […]

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I’m Sold on Chris Capuano

An article by posted on March 20, 2011 0 Comments

During the offseason, Chris Capuano signed a contract with the Mets with the hope he could bounce back from injuries and give the team some quality starts at the back of the rotation. The Mets saw it as a high risk, high reward kind of contract.  So far, it’s showing some early promise and there’s a […]

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Give The Kid A Shot

An article by posted on March 11, 2011 0 Comments

Assuming Carlos Beltran isn’t available to the Mets by Opening Day, replacing him shouldn’t equal the dilemma CBS will have in replacing Charlie Sheen on “Two and a Half Men.” Both of Beltran’s knees are aching and he’s down for the week. Maybe he’ll come back next week; maybe he won’t. So, who will the […]

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Doug’s Dugout: More On Beltran And The Twin Terrors

An article by posted on March 2, 2011 0 Comments

In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss…, Carlos Beltran’s Moving Van, Luis or Ollie, and other icy thoughts: What a tremendous leader Carlos Beltran is by acquiescing to the new environs of right field in favor of the more mobile Angel Pagan. And so early in spring training, too. Who needs a “quarterback controversy” anyway? The […]

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A Portrait of the R.A.-tist as a Young Man

An article by posted on February 21, 2011 0 Comments
A Portrait of the R.A.-tist as a Young Man

   Giving us shades of Bob Ross, J.S. Mill along with a bit of Tom Candiotti thrown in there, R.A. Dickey is almost a contradictory baseball player.  He is humble, shy and down-to-earth but is well-spoken and doesn’t mince words in his interviews; he processes his game cerebrally but is not a head case on […]

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