Tag: Jim Mancari

Will Mike Piazza’s Admissions Still Wind Up Hurting Hall Of Fame Chances?

An article by posted on February 11, 2013 0 Comments
Will Mike Piazza’s Admissions Still Wind Up Hurting Hall Of Fame Chances?

I am so excited to receive my copy of Mike Piazza’s autobiography, Long Shot, which I pre-ordered several weeks ago. But of course, I can’t control myself in reading all the news stories about what is actually in the book before I read it for myself. So that leads me to a very intriguing discussion. […]

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From Left Field: Can The Strategy In The Bullpen Work?

An article by posted on January 31, 2013 0 Comments
From Left Field: Can The Strategy In The Bullpen Work?

The Mets seem to be rolling the dice when it comes to bringing in veterans on minor-league deals to compete for spots in the bullpen. The team will likely head north in about two months with seven relievers, but spring training will decide who those lucky seven are. LaTroy Hawkins and Scott Atchison were recently […]

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From Left Field: Mets Finally Sign A Free Agent

An article by posted on January 24, 2013 0 Comments
From Left Field: Mets Finally Sign A Free Agent

With the announcement this morning that the Mets have agreed to sign Shaun Marcum, the offseason drought is officially over. The Mets were the only team in the game to have not signed a Major League free agent before the Marcum deal. Of course, the Mets are going through a rebuilding phase, but the team […]

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R.A. Dickey Accepts NL Cy Young At BBWAA Dinner

An article by posted on January 20, 2013 0 Comments
R.A. Dickey Accepts NL Cy Young At BBWAA Dinner

The stars were out at the New York Hilton Saturday night at the 90th annual Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) Dinner. This year’s award winners received their hardware, and of course, R.A. Dickey was the main event. Dickey took home the 2012 NL Cy Young Award and was honored with the BBWAA’s “Joe DiMaggio […]

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From Left Field: Give Travis d’Arnaud A Chance In The Bigs Right Away

An article by posted on January 10, 2013 0 Comments
From Left Field: Give Travis d’Arnaud A Chance In The Bigs Right Away

To turn attention away from Mike Piazza and the Hall of Fame vote for just a minute, let’s discuss the future Mike Piazza, or so we hope. The Mets acquired Travis d’Arnaud, their catcher of the future, in the trade that sent R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays. But why can’t the future be […]

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From Left Field: In Mets’ History, Farm System Has Lacked Strong Hitting

An article by posted on December 20, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: In Mets’ History, Farm System Has Lacked Strong Hitting

After the trade sending R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays, I started thinking that the Mets really have never developed a top-notch catcher out of their minor league system. Todd Hundley is closest thing to being a productive home-grown catcher, which isn’t exactly saying much. Of course, the most productive catchers in team history, Gary […]

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From Left Field: Why All The Hype About Mike Olt?

An article by posted on December 13, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Why All The Hype About Mike Olt?

Just in case you haven’t noticed, the Mets signed David Wright to an eight-year contract extension. Also a friendly reminder, David Wright is a third baseman. The Mets also have a guy named Ike Davis, who despite a slow start in 2012 managed to club 32 home runs. Davis plays first base and is just […]

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From Left Field: This Offseason Has Been Confusing

An article by posted on November 29, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: This Offseason Has Been Confusing

Heading into this offseason, Sandy Alderson was bound to make some changes to the Mets’ roster. Even with a limited supply of funds, how long can a team deal with mediocrity before making a change? That same limited supply of funds virtually made it hard to think the Mets would pursue free agents, so Alderson […]

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From Left Field: I’m Thankful For The Mets

An article by posted on November 22, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: I’m Thankful For The Mets

It’s easy to be a Yankee fan. Every year they’re fighting for a World Series crown. If they don’t make it, they go out and spend millions of dollars to bring in players who will help the franchise achieve its goal of a championship. And if it doesn’t work that year, they’ll repeat the process […]

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From Left Field: Only 3 Teams Have Traded A Reigning Cy Young Winner

An article by posted on November 15, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Only 3 Teams Have Traded A Reigning Cy Young Winner

  Now that it’s official that R.A. Dickey has won the NL Cy Young, hopefully the trade talks surrounding him begin to subside. It’s sad that the Mets are in such a financial bind that they can’t find the money to lock up a Cy Young award winner to a contract extension. Sure, the arguments […]

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