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Don’t Get Too Attached To John Buck

An article by posted on April 11, 2013 0 Comments
Don’t Get Too Attached To John Buck

John Buck, 32, has started the season with blinders on. He is focused and locked into every pitch the second it releases a pitcher’s hand and it’s almost as if it heads to the plate in super slow motion for him. He’s kept criticism at bay and been one of the bigger surprises for the Mets in the early […]

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Mets vs Phillies Starting Lineup: Valdespin Leading Off, Ike Back At Cleanup

An article by posted on April 10, 2013 0 Comments
Mets vs Phillies Starting Lineup: Valdespin Leading Off, Ike Back At Cleanup

Mets Lineup Jordany Valdespin – CF Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Ike Davis – 1B John Buck – C Lucas Duda – LF Mike Baxter – RF Ruben Tejada – SS Jeremy Hefner – RHP Game Notes The Mets have hit at least one home run in each of their first eight […]

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What The Buck Is Going On Around Here?

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 0 Comments
What The Buck Is Going On Around Here?

When the Blue Jays forced Sandy Alderson to take John Buck‘s $6 million dollar contract as a condition of making the deal for Travis d’Arnaud, many people including me groaned. I loved the fact that Buck could actually catch (unlike Josh Thole) and would be an asset overall, but six million samoans for Buck was […]

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Mets Minors: Binghamton Game Notes – April 5

An article by posted on April 5, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Binghamton Game Notes – April 5

Binghamton Mets (1-0) at Akron Aeros (0-1) RHP Cory Mazzoni (0-0,) vs. LHP T.J. House (0-0) Friday, April 5, 2013 • Game #2 • Canal Park • Akron, OH • 6:35 PM LAST GAME The B-Mets started off 2013 on the right foot, defeating Akron 2-1 last night. Rafael Montero shined on the mound; throwing […]

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Was Matt den Dekker In Line For A Roster Spot With The Mets?

An article by posted on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
Was Matt den Dekker In Line For A Roster Spot With The Mets?

At this point, I think everyone knows that I am a Matt den Dekker fan. I’ve argued in his favor since early spring training, when he leaped through the St. Lucie night and pulled a would-be home run from beyond the left-centerfield wall. Many Mets fans never knew who den Dekker was until that moment. That […]

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USA Wants Players More Intent On OBP Than Hammering The Ball

An article by posted on March 16, 2013 0 Comments
USA Wants Players More Intent On OBP Than Hammering The Ball

As far back as I could remember, there was something my father always used to say to me whenever I became too obsessed with things whether it was spending too much money on baseball cards, eating too much on Thanksgiving, watching too much television, or just hanging out too much with my friends. “Everything in […]

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Joe Torre Has Found His Derek Jeter In David Wright For Team USA

An article by posted on March 12, 2013 0 Comments
Joe Torre Has Found His Derek Jeter In David Wright For Team USA

Updated on March 12 at 11:00 AM Kevin Kernan of the New York Post caught my attention when he tweeted that Joe Torre has found his Derek Jeter in David Wright. He was referring his latest article this morning in which he writes that David Wright has emerged as a true leader for Team USA. No […]

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Mets Notes: Let The Games Begin, Wheeler On Tap, Flores And Valdespin Go Yard

An article by posted on February 23, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Let The Games Begin, Wheeler On Tap, Flores And Valdespin Go Yard

The beer will be flowing and hot dogs will be devoured as Grapefruit League play is set to begin today. SNY coverage will begin at 11:30 AM, and will carry through the game as the Mets take on pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals. First pitch is slated for 12:10 PM. Some of the […]

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Tommie Agee Really Hit The Spot

An article by posted on December 12, 2012 0 Comments
Tommie Agee Really Hit The Spot

The date was Monday, January 22, 2001. The weather in New York was brisk. The Twin Towers stood proud and dominated the skyline. The city was just three months removed from the first Subway Series in over four decades and Baseball Fever still filled the air. In midtown Manhattan, a 58 year old, African-American, mortgage […]

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MMO Q&A With Cyclones Catcher Kevin Plawecki

An article by posted on August 9, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Q&A With Cyclones Catcher Kevin Plawecki

Note: This interview was conducted on July 3rd, so references to the game from the night before were actually the game on July 2nd. Petey:  I am talking today with NY Mets 2012 1st-round sandwich pick, catcher Kevin Plawecki of the Brooklyn Cyclones. Kevin how does it feel to be in your first season in […]

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