Tag: Giants

The Captain Has Caught Fire At Just The Wright Time

An article by posted on June 21, 2013 0 Comments
The Captain Has Caught Fire At Just The Wright Time

With a pair of home runs that spelled the difference in the Mets 4-3 rubber match win in Atlanta, David Wright has now reached double digit home runs on the year and leads the team in almost every offensive category while putting on a show in the field. In the past two weeks, Wright has […]

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Everything’s Coming Up Apples…

An article by posted on June 20, 2013 0 Comments
Everything’s Coming Up Apples…

So all of a sudden these strangely colored orbs are appearing all over our great city. Have you come across any of them? Most of you have probably seen this one, which stands outside the Mets Shop at Citi Field, but what about all the others? Here’s a map of where all these forbidden fruits […]

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MLB Young Guns: Zack Wheeler Scouting Report

An article by posted on June 18, 2013 0 Comments
MLB Young Guns: Zack Wheeler Scouting Report

The Mets plan to temporarily demote Zack Wheeler to the minors after tonight’s start, then officially re-promote him Tuesday for his next scheduled start at the Chicago White Sox, according to ESPN New York. Because Wheeler is technically the Mets’ 26th player for today’s doubleheader, they can demote him after today’s game without the requirement he […]

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The Original Mets Mom, Mrs. Joan Payson

An article by posted on May 12, 2013 0 Comments
The Original Mets Mom, Mrs. Joan Payson

Today, I’m going to stray from my usual 3 Up & 3 Down to write an entry that has been kicking around in my head for quite sometime now. This entry is about the first owner of the New York Mets, Mrs. Joan Whitney Payson. One SNY feature, the only one I consider to be […]

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There Goes Willie Mays, The Best There Ever Was: Say Hey Kid Turns 82

An article by posted on May 7, 2013 0 Comments
There Goes Willie Mays, The Best There Ever Was: Say Hey Kid Turns 82

A member of the SABR once said, “There are 499 ballplayers. And then there’s Willie Mays.” It was way back in the summer of 1973. Camera Day. I was a few months shy of turning 8 years old. My dad nudged me closer to the railing along the third base line so no grown-ups would […]

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Do The 2013 Mets Have Giant Potential?

An article by posted on March 4, 2013 0 Comments
Do The 2013 Mets Have Giant Potential?

The San Francisco Giants surprised the game yet again this past fall by making an improbable October run to capture their second title in the past three seasons. The first of which was even more unlikely than the latter when a young pitching staff coupled with a patchwork lineup managed to best the powerhouse Texas Rangers […]

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Mets Don’t Fear The Beard, Haven’t Closed Door On Wilson

An article by posted on January 17, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Don’t Fear The Beard, Haven’t Closed Door On Wilson

Updated On Jan. 17 by Joe D. From Marc Carig of Newsday, the latest on The Beard: Source: Mets still haven’t closed the door on a major league deal for former Giants closer Brian Wilson. Fear the Beard Rumors! Updated On Jan. 16 by Joe D. This from Mike Puma of the NY Post: Brian Wilson […]

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MMO Mailbag: Trading For Promising Outfielders?

An article by posted on January 4, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Trading For Promising Outfielders?

Andrew asks: I know there is no way the Marlins would trade Stanton to us, but I see a few other solid young outfielders that could help the Mets in a big way. What about Mark Trumbo of the Angels, A.J. Pollock from the Dbacks, or Gary Brown from the Giants? Trumbo would be the most ideal, but the […]

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Acosta-lypse Now Playing For Japan

An article by posted on December 13, 2012 0 Comments
Acosta-lypse Now Playing For Japan

According to his agent Gene Mato, former Mets reliever Manny Acosta has signed a one-year, $1.65 million contract with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan. The deal includes $500K in performance bonuses. The righthander was non-tendered by the Mets following a season that saw him post a 6.46 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP over 45 relief appearances. Acosta, 31, pitched parts […]

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Sandy Alderson And His Legacy Of Diminished Expectations

An article by posted on November 18, 2012 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson And His Legacy Of Diminished Expectations

Who can forget where we were and what we were doing on December 16, 2004? (Ok, I admit it. I didn’t know the exact date either). It was a huge day for us fans. After finishing 25 GB and under .500 for the 3rd straight year, Omar Minaya made not only a bold move but […]

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