Tag: Derek Jeter

The Mets Against Grooved Pitches

An article by posted on July 17, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets Against Grooved Pitches

When there is no real baseball for four days, stories like Adam Wainwright grooving a pitch to Derek Jeter in the All-Star game has legs. The game is an exhibition, except it is not, since now home field advantage in the World Series is decided by the winner. Really, it’s just silly, and baseball’s attempt […]

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Montero Showed Poise and Confidence In A Solid Debut

An article by posted on May 15, 2014 0 Comments
Montero Showed Poise and Confidence In A Solid Debut

After watching Rafael Montero make his major league debut against the Yankees last night, one thing that jumped out at me was that he most certainly looked like he belonged here. There was a confident swagger prevalent that you won’t see in his pitching line, and he carried himself like a 10-year veteran on the […]

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Are the Mets Playing to Win or Playing Not to Lose

An article by posted on April 17, 2014 0 Comments
Are the Mets Playing to Win or Playing Not to Lose

After Gary Carter got a hit with two outs in the bottom of the 10th in Game Six, he turned to 1B coach Bill Robinson and said, “There’s no way I was making the last ******* out.” Moments later, pinch hitter Kevin Mitchell, void of his cup, got a base hit. He turned to 1B coach […]

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Source: Yankees Still Have No Interest In Drew

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Source: Yankees Still Have No Interest In Drew

A source told Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York that the Yankees still aren’t interested in free agent Stephen Drew despite the Derek Jeter announcement. Marchand added that it didn’t sound as if the Yanks were going to change their minds, either. This really doesn’t change anything for the Mets. Sandy Alderson said on Thursday, that […]

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Derek Jeter and David Wright: Two New York Baseball Icons

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Derek Jeter and David Wright: Two New York Baseball Icons

It’s the end of another era in the Bronx, where Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees announced today that he will retire at the end of the 2014 season. Like former teammate and closer Mariano Rivera and Braves third baseman Chipper Jones before him, this season will have a certain feel attached to it and […]

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Building A Case For Wilmer Flores At Shortstop

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Building A Case For Wilmer Flores At Shortstop

By this point, everyone has heard that Sandy Alderson alluded to the fact that arguably the Mets’ best offensive prospect, Wilmer Flores, will be given time at shortstop this spring. We have been hearing for years that Flores was moved away from the position due to a lack of range. Flores, now 22, hasn’t played […]

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Robinson Cano: With All Due “Respect”

An article by posted on December 14, 2013 0 Comments
Robinson Cano: With All Due “Respect”

Robinson Cano and Jay Z’’s orchestrated dinner with the New York Mets was clearly transparent, made even more so after his introductory press conference in Seattle. It was only an indicator of things to come from this childish man. Bottom Line: Cano wanted to stay in New York, but at his price, and in the […]

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Puma: Mets Dealing With Sticker Shock On Free Agents

An article by posted on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
Puma: Mets Dealing With Sticker Shock On Free Agents

An interesting tweet from Mike Puma of the New York Post who said the Mets believed they could get Peralta on a two-year deal: “Mets dealing with “sticker shock” on free agents. Thought they could get Peralta on a two-year deal, but he wants at least three years.” On November 11 I actually used the […]

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A’s Won’t Trade Jed Lowrie Who Was Atop Mets’ Wish List

An article by posted on November 15, 2013 0 Comments
A’s Won’t Trade Jed Lowrie Who Was Atop Mets’ Wish List

If you thought when the Oakland A’s signed veteran infielder Nick Punto to a one-year deal that it would open the door for them to  trade shortstop Jed Lowrie, think again. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Lowrie, who was atop the Mets’ wish list of potentially available shortstops, is staying put and not […]

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Brandon Nimmo, Gavin Cecchini, and a Yankee Lesson

An article by posted on October 15, 2013 0 Comments
Brandon Nimmo, Gavin Cecchini, and a Yankee Lesson

A good friend of mine recently sent her only child, a son, off to college. I remember those times as heart wrenching moments when each of my three children left the nest. To occupy my mind, I would usually wrap myself around some kind of project. That may have been my friend’s strategy, too. Knowing I host a […]

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