Tag: Justin Verlander

2013 MLB Preview: American League West

An article by posted on March 25, 2013 0 Comments
2013 MLB Preview: American League West

AL West At A Glance Los Angeles Angels: What’s there to say about the Angels? They have the best lineup in baseball and one of the game’s top pitchers in Jered Weaver. C.J. Wilson is solid, though there are some concerns after that. Joe Blanton, Jason Vargas and Tommy Hanson are all back end starters […]

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Nelson Figueroa: Hometown Kid Shines In WBC Spotlight

An article by posted on March 16, 2013 0 Comments
Nelson Figueroa: Hometown Kid Shines In WBC Spotlight

I always regarded the WBC as Dancing With The Stars with spikes. It’s a manufactured competition, but with its roots in nationalism. However, last night’s USA-Puerto Rico elimination match was compelling, far more interesting than your average Mets-Marlins spring training game. That interest was generated by the passion in the stands. The WBC means more […]

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Matt Harvey Finishes Strong In Mets 8-5 Loss To Nationals

An article by posted on March 13, 2013 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Finishes Strong In Mets 8-5 Loss To Nationals

Nearly flawless in his last start, Matt Harvey took his lumps today, but on a positive note rebounded and regained control. Harvey gave up a three-run homer to Washington’s Bryce Harper in the first inning, but rebounded to throw three scoreless innings and strike out six in an 8-5 loss. Harvey settled down to retire 11 of the final […]

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Nieuwenhuis and Valdespin Battling For Outfield Spot

An article by posted on March 12, 2013 0 Comments
Nieuwenhuis and Valdespin Battling For Outfield Spot

The Mets are holding conclave this spring as they seek out a center field replacement for the departed Andres Torres. Jordany Valdespin is not an easy person to like, and especially hard to cheer for, but he’s become a leading candidate. Ask him a question and he’ll often mumble an indifferent and inaudible answer. He exudes […]

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Niese Still Hasn’t Allowed A Run, Den Dekker Gloves Another, ‘Spin Homers Then Gets Drilled

An article by posted on March 11, 2013 0 Comments
Niese Still Hasn’t Allowed A Run, Den Dekker Gloves Another, ‘Spin Homers Then Gets Drilled

The Mets had an absolute field-day this afternoon with an 11-0 romp over against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Fla. Jonathon Niese got the start against Detroit and continues to roll, tossing four and two thirds innings of scoreless ball and allowing just one hit while walking four. Niese has yet to allow a run […]

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Mets Spring Notes: Parnell Making Strides, Gee Feeling It, Spin Turns On One

An article by posted on March 9, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Spring Notes: Parnell Making Strides, Gee Feeling It, Spin Turns On One

It is too soon to say much definitive about Terry Collins’ 2013 Mets other than it has the makings of a long year. Twice yesterday afternoon, the frustrated Mets’ manager answered seemingly innocuous questions about his roster with a curt, “It is March 8.’’ PARNELL CLOSING IN: One silver thread out of Friday’s 3-2 loss to […]

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Analyzing The 2012 Mets Pitching Staff Using The Factor12 Rating

An article by posted on October 22, 2012 0 Comments
Analyzing The 2012 Mets Pitching Staff Using The Factor12 Rating

  For the most part, Mets fans were pleasantly surprised with the production of the Mets pitching staff in 2012. The bullpen kept us on the edge of  our seats the majority of the season, but the starters were one of the bright spots for the Mets. None shone brighter than the ace of the […]

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We Don’t See Pitchers Winning 25 Games Very Often…

An article by posted on September 20, 2011 0 Comments

I want to push all the Mets stuff aside for at least one small post, to mention something going on in the world of Major League Baseball that i think we should look at (and NO it doesn’t involve “hat-gate”). We’ve seen Sandy Koufax win 25 games and go onto win the MVP and Cy […]

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