Tag: infield

Pitchers, Pitch Counts And The Manager

An article by posted on July 2, 2010 0 Comments

Watching Sandy Koufax pitch was the beginning of my love affair with pitchers. They are special athletes who are more than just that – they are thinkers and planners as well. They are the linchpins of the field – the game is theirs and the wins and losses go on their personal records – forever. […]

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Will A Full Season of Jose Reyes Lead To A Better Mike Pelfrey?

An article by posted on March 30, 2010 0 Comments

Yes, it should. We all know that Mike Pelfrey was a big disappointment during the 2009 season. After seeing Pelfrey really turn things around midway through the 2008 season, I really expected him to take it to the next level, but Pelfrey did not and seemingly regressed. Pelfrey’s final line of 10 wins and 5.03 […]

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Chris Carter Forcing Mets To Reconsider

An article by posted on March 26, 2010 0 Comments

Chris Carter approaches spring training more like boot camp, but his intense work habits just might earn him an opening day roster spot with the New York Mets. The 27-year-old first baseman/outfielder often is one of the first to arrive each day in camp and among the last to leave, and the hard work has […]

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Reyes Batting Third And Other Astonishing Tales

An article by posted on February 17, 2010 0 Comments

There was plenty of great chatter yesterday between Jose Reyes and the beat reporters who spoke to him at the Mets spring training complex at St. Lucie. One thing that you immediately notice is how genuinely enthusiastic Reyes is regarding his leg injury which he says is completely behind him now. “I don’t have to be […]

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I Want Hudson On The Team

An article by posted on January 26, 2010 0 Comments

For the last 2 off seasons Met fans have been debating furiously with each other on whether or not the Mets should sign Orlando Hudson.  I believe the pro Hudson fans last season wanted him for the simple fact that Hudson is not Luis Castillo.  Whatever other skills Hudson possessed did not matter to Met […]

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Who’s The Better Fit, Fernando Tatis or Ryan Garko?

An article by posted on January 25, 2010 0 Comments

Mike Puma of the NY Post, opined that Fernando Tatis could be re-signed by the Mets if they decide to take a pass on Carlos Delgado. The prevailing wisdon is that Tatis would be able to platoon with the left-handed Daniel Murphy at first base. As most of you know, I’m not thrilled with the idea […]

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Could Fields Be The Answer To Power Struggles?

An article by posted on July 29, 2009 0 Comments

Last night, following his demotion to Triple A, Chicago White Sox third baseman Josh Fields revealed that he has requested that White Sox GM Kenny Williams attempt to trade him before Friday’s trade deadline. Due to such short notice and Fields’ strong desire to be traded it would be a pretty good indication that Williams […]

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Cardinals Get Their Man – Acquire Matt Holliday

An article by posted on July 24, 2009 0 Comments

ESPN is reporting that the Oakland A’s and St. Louis Cardinals have completed a trade that sends outfielder Matt Holliday to St. Louis in exchange for third baseman Brett Wallace, outfielder Shane Peterson and right-handed pitcher Clayton Mortensen. The A’s are also including $1.5 million cash in the deal. Wallace is considered an elite propspect and […]

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Mets Under .500, Fall To Brewers 10-6

An article by posted on June 29, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 10-6 tonight although it wasn’t as close as the score would suggest. The Mets looked lifeless out there tonight and their body language has become a concern to me. Every now and then when the cameras peeked into the dugout, all you saw were a bunch of sad […]

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Reyes’ Humility

An article by posted on May 30, 2009 0 Comments

One week ago: “I need to get better.  I need to get on base and score.” One week ago on May 22, the Mets were in the midst of a tough road trip, facing top shelf teams on their respective home turfs. The Mets were going into Boston with a 4-6 record over their last […]

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