Tag: Detroit Tigers

All Baseball Fans Are Gonna Miss Jim Leyland

An article by posted on October 22, 2013 0 Comments
All Baseball Fans Are Gonna Miss Jim Leyland

If you’re a true baseball fan, you’ve got to admit it; you’re going to miss Jim Leyland. He’s one of those guys you either love or hate – or maybe love to hate. But deep down inside, we all love the man because we love the sport and he’s been a part of the very […]

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In Baseball You Get What You Pay For? Not Really…

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
In Baseball You Get What You Pay For? Not Really…

I was having an email discussion with one of my writers this morning about the virtues of WAR (Wins Above Replacement). It’s not a perfect stat by any means, but most of the time it gives you a fair indication of how good or bad a player performs overall. I was kind of curious after […]

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Bambino’s, Billy Goats…and Joan Payson: Why the Mets are Cursed

An article by posted on October 3, 2013 0 Comments
Bambino’s, Billy Goats…and Joan Payson: Why the Mets are Cursed

On January 3, 1920, Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold Babe Ruth along with mortgage rights on Fenway Park to the New York Yankees. On January 4, 1920, there were no newspaper articles talking about ‘The Curse of the Bambino.’ For a curse to gain traction two things must happen. First, there must be the […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The “Oh, Sandy” Edition

An article by posted on September 1, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The “Oh, Sandy” Edition

Sometimes I wonder why I even read some Mets related posts on Facebook or Twitter. If you were to gauge the Mets fan base on the way General Manager, Sandy Alderson has run the team, well you would think that this team was based out of Miami. Yes, I realize that the lunatic fringe faction […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The Separated At Birth Edition

An article by posted on August 18, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The Separated At Birth Edition

It is funny how sometimes we look like famous people. I for example have been told that I look like a bloated Danny Partridge or a late in his career Rusty Staub (hence my nickname Rustyjr). But it is amazing when some of our favorite current Mets players and coaches look like other famous people. […]

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One Of The Strangest Years A Professional Athlete Can Have

An article by posted on August 7, 2013 0 Comments
One Of The Strangest Years A Professional Athlete Can Have

A couple mornings ago I received a slew of text messages in rapid succession. They were all about the tweet released by FOX’s Ken Rosenthal and Jordany Valdespin’s 50-game suspension. At first, I felt bad. My dark horse in 2013 added a new chapter entitled “PEDs” into the comedic novella he’s called a career. The […]

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Shawn Teufel Promoted To St. Lucie As Tim Byrdak Moves Onto Vegas

An article by posted on August 5, 2013 0 Comments
Shawn Teufel Promoted To St. Lucie As Tim Byrdak Moves Onto Vegas

Shawn Teufel, the son of Mets third base coach  Tim Teufel, is reported via Twitter that he has been promoted from the Brooklyn Cyclones to the St. Lucie Mets in High-A. It will be his fourth different Mets affiliate he’s played for this season. According to Matt Musico of MetsMinors.net, Teufel has split 30 appearances […]

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Mets Seeking “Wheeler Type” Prospect For Bobby Parnell

An article by posted on July 29, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Seeking “Wheeler Type” Prospect For Bobby Parnell

Sandy Alderson stated that he would have to be “blown away” to deal Bobby Parnell earlier this month, now there is further clarification as to an asking price. The Mets are seeking a top, or a “wheeler type”, prospect in return for their hard-throwing closer reports Jon Heyman via Twitter. #mets seek a top prospect […]

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Here Comes The Throw, Here Comes The Play At The Plate… Not.

An article by posted on April 25, 2013 0 Comments
Here Comes The Throw, Here Comes The Play At The Plate… Not.

For those of you that missed it, there was a strange play that took place during the Detroit Tigers’ 7-5 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. Quite frankly, I’ve never seen anything like it before. Here’s what happened along with the accompanying video from MLB.com. During the third inning with the Tigers […]

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D’Arnaud Pulled After Getting Plunked Below Right Elbow

An article by posted on March 8, 2013 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Pulled After Getting Plunked Below Right Elbow

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported that Mets top catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud was removed from Friday’s game against the Detroit Tigers in the middle of the fifth inning after he was plunked below the right elbow by righthander Luke Putkonen. D’Arnaud stayed in the game, but was pulled after the inside of his right forearm tightened up on […]

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