Tag: Justin Verlander

Deal or No Deal?

An article by posted on August 15, 2014 0 Comments
Deal or No Deal?

There’s an old saying in baseball, “Pitching wins championships”. As far as I can remember, that quote always rang true even if it was often overused. If you looked at the history of the game, you’d be hard pressed to find championship winning teams that were lacking in the pitching department. You don’t even have […]

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Clayton Kershaw Agrees To Record $215M Deal With Dodgers

An article by posted on January 16, 2014 0 Comments
Clayton Kershaw Agrees To Record $215M Deal With Dodgers

The Los Angeles Times reports that Clayton Kershaw has agreed to a seven-year, $215-million contract extension with the Dodgers. The deal, which isn’t expected to be officially announced until Friday, will make Kershaw the highest paid pitcher in baseball history. The previous record contract for a pitcher was the seven-year, $180-million deal signed last winter by Justin Verlander of […]

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Disappointing To See Mets Bail Out On Phil Hughes

An article by posted on November 30, 2013 0 Comments
Disappointing To See Mets Bail Out On Phil Hughes

Since the New York Mets need pitching, it was discouraging to read reports they are not players for Phil Hughes. Two different sources confirmed they are out on Hughes. Too bad. Of all the players in the free-agent market I thought the Mets had a chance to sign, the 27-year-old Hughes was high on my list. […]

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Everybody Loves Sandy… Especially the Rest of the National League

An article by posted on September 24, 2013 0 Comments
Everybody Loves Sandy… Especially the Rest of the National League

It was the most important game of the year. If the Mets wanted to make the post-season they needed to win. There was no tomorrow. I prepared myself: A Coke, a handful of pretzels, a fresh pack of cigarettes, my Mets cap, my lucky Mets shirt. And before I even got comfortable, it was over. A lead-off […]

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Maxwell Crushes An Aardsma Fastball As Royals Beat The Mets 4-3

An article by posted on August 3, 2013 0 Comments
Maxwell Crushes An Aardsma Fastball As Royals Beat The Mets 4-3

For the second time in two games since being named the closer while Bobby Parnell heals up, David Aardsma failed to get the job done as the Royals beat the Mets 4-3 at Citi Field this afternoon. Jeremy Hefner started the game and showed some improvement after back-to-back poor starts and delivered a quality start in […]

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How The Mets Landed Matt Harvey

An article by posted on June 5, 2013 0 Comments
How The Mets Landed Matt Harvey

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has a must-read article on the events that led to the Mets decision to select Matt Harvey in the 2010 Draft. All the Mets’ key scouts and honchos at the time — from area scout Marlon McPhail all the way to then-GM Omar Minaya — endorsed Harvey, who has yet […]

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Harvey and Wheeler: One Ace Showing, Another One In The Hole

An article by posted on May 4, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey and Wheeler: One Ace Showing, Another One In The Hole

Blue chip pitching prospects are professional sports’ most delicate flower. Except, unlike a flower, no scientifically proven method has been established regarding proper cultivation. There’s no “right” way to bring a teenager up through an organization’s system while still absolutely maximizing his production at the major league level. And in the back of everyone’s mind […]

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The Matt Harvey Phenomenon: I’ve Seen Meteoric Rises Like This Before

An article by posted on April 22, 2013 0 Comments
The Matt Harvey Phenomenon: I’ve Seen Meteoric Rises Like This Before

Matt Harvey has been compared to some of the biggest names of the game both past and present. Whether it’s because of his lethal arsenal, his no-nonsense demeanor on the mound, or just his determination to keep getting better. In 14 starts he is breaking down long-standing records with such ease. While expectations and pressure like […]

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Mets Quotables: Matt Harvey Only Wants To Get Better

An article by posted on April 19, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Quotables: Matt Harvey Only Wants To Get Better

As unusual as it might sound from a pitcher who has given up six hits in 22 innings with three wins, 25 strikeouts and a 0.82 ERA, Matt Harvey wants to improve. Its always interesting when you hear the opposing press rave about a player. Patrick Reusse, legendary Twin Cities sportswriter, and a few others […]

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Who Will Have The Better Season, Cowgill or Valdespin?

An article by posted on March 26, 2013 0 Comments
Who Will Have The Better Season, Cowgill or Valdespin?

     Clayton – Jordany Valdespin, I see Cowgill getting a hot start then hitting a wall. Valdespin however I could see being the best run producer in the outfield in 2013. Adam – Collin Cowgill because he’s a better defender and has better plate discipline/selection at the plate. Valdespin will hit for more power and […]

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