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Where Are They Now? The Johan Santana Trade Edition

An article by posted on June 29, 2010 0 Comments

On January 29, 2008, Mets fans everywhere rejoiced over the formerly-rumored-now-true stories about Johan Santana, a pitching force that many teams coveted from the Minnesota Twins, was coming to our team in a blockbuster trade.  We were not only parting with prospects that we could handle losing (especially in a trade like this one), the […]

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Attention Mets Fans: Wait Till Next Year, Please

An article by posted on June 28, 2010 0 Comments

Rarely, if ever, has a team gone from 92 losses in a season to over 90 victories and a World Championship the following year.  That is, however, what all Mets fans are fantasizing about for 2010.  And with the way the Mets have played in June, expectations have risen, and demands on the team and […]

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An Under-appreciated All-Star: A Case For Carlos Beltran

An article by posted on June 22, 2010 0 Comments

On October 19th, 2006 Adam Wainwright’s knee-buckling curve ball did more than strike out Carlos Beltran to end the NLCS and shatter the Mets hopes of going to the World Series.  Once Tim Welke called strike 3, opinions of Carlos in the minds of Met fans would be altered.  That one at-bat, that one pitch, may have set the groundwork for  Beltran becoming on of […]

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The French Revolution Part Deux

An article by posted on June 22, 2010 0 Comments

Matthew Artus of the excellent Always Amazin blog on NJ.com, caught my attention with his post this morning. The subject was Mets right fielder Jeff Francoeur, which is always a popular topic here on MMO. I figured that some of you might like to weigh in on his blog. Here is part of what he says, and […]

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Jose Reyes Is The Leader Of The Pack

An article by posted on June 21, 2010 0 Comments

Look in the dugout during a Mets game.  If you see Jose Reyes smiling, laughing and dancing, you know the Mets are winning and contending.  If you see him anyway else, they are probably losing.  We saw it happen in 2006.  Reyes led the Mets with 194 hits, batting .300.  He hit 37 doubles, 19 […]

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“Hey, Dad, You Wanna Have A Catch?” A Father’s Day Blog Three Generations In The Making.

An article by posted on June 20, 2010 0 Comments

I was about 6 years old when my father threatened to throw me out of the house. The reason was simple. I told him I was going to be a Yankees fan. It was the early 1970’s and I knew nothing about Baseball. But still, I was going to root for the Yankees. Why? As […]

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2010 Mets: A Dynasty In The Making?

An article by posted on June 18, 2010 0 Comments

As Mets fans, we’ve had our share of anguish and heartbreak over the years. In a way, we wouldn’t be Mets fans if it were not that way — long periods of frustration followed by a solitary moment of extreme jubilation and ecstasy. I think the 2010 Mets are about to break the mold that has been the […]

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Shades Of 69 And 86? No. Shades Of 73? Yes

An article by posted on June 17, 2010 0 Comments

On the surface it appeared to be a typical summer day for the Mets. As usual, we were going nowhere, floundering in the second division, struggling to reach .500. When all was said and done, however, it turned out to be a crucial turning point in the history of our club. Mets GM M. Donald […]

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Players Doing Their Part, Time For Fans And Management To Do Theirs

An article by posted on June 15, 2010 0 Comments

Today is June 15th and the NY Mets are currently 1 1/2 games out of first place in the division.  Pre-season analysts regarded the 2010 Mets as a cellar team, questioning Omar Minaya’s lack of motivation during free agency and through the countless “On Paper” comparisons of this 2010 Mets team with the 2008 World […]

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A Mets “Magic Moment” Turns 30

An article by posted on June 14, 2010 0 Comments

The date June 14th, as a sports fan, holds significance for me personally.  Sixteen years ago today, the New York Rangers beat the Vancouver Canucks in a seven game series on home ice to end their then-54 year Stanley Cup drought.  I always remember dancing in the streets (literally) by Madison Square Garden with fellow […]

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