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Lessons In Latin America: A Brief Venezuelan History

An article by posted on February 2, 2014 0 Comments
Lessons In Latin America: A Brief Venezuelan History

While Cuban and Mexican baseball have been the forefront of baseball pioneering between spreading the sport and creating the Leagues, their stance is nothing in present-day Major League Baseball compared to both the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. As of April 1st in 2013, Venezuelans represented the second-highest number of foreign-born players in the Major Leagues […]

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Mets Could Still Sign Veteran Reliever To Low Base Salary

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Could Still Sign Veteran Reliever To Low Base Salary

The Mets are not close to adding any veteran help to the bullpen, writes Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. However, a source told Adam Rubin that the team could acquire a veteran relief pitcher, although it will likely be for a low-base salary, according to a source. In a phone interview with Sandy Alderson on Wednesday, […]

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As Early As Spring Training, Padded Caps Approved By MLB For Pitchers

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
As Early As Spring Training, Padded Caps Approved By MLB For Pitchers

Paul Hagen shared on MLB.com, that Major League Baseball has approved padded caps for pitchers. This will be optional for pitchers but will give them an opportunity to decide if wearing the cap will be enough protection from dangerous line drives to the head. The new caps will be manufactured by isoBLOX. The company explains […]

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Old Time Mets: John Stephenson

An article by posted on January 26, 2014 3 Comments
Old Time Mets: John Stephenson

If John Stephenson is remembered at all by fans of the early Mets, it’s as the last out of Jim Bunning‘s perfect game. He was so overmatched in striking out, the Mets might as well have plucked a fan out of the stands at random and asked him to get a hit off Bunning. At […]

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Juan Lagares Named MLB’s Top Dominican Rookie

An article by posted on January 23, 2014 0 Comments
Juan Lagares Named MLB’s Top Dominican Rookie

Mets center fielder Juan Lagares was named Major League Baseball’s top Dominican Rookie by a panel of Dominican sports writers. Lagares, 25, is coming off a solid campaign in Winter Ball that saw him bat .342/.379/.412 with 16 RBIs and five stolen bases in 114 regular-season at-bats. During the 2013 regular season, Lagares finished with a .242/.281/.352 batting […]

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Mets Opening Day Starters Who Had The Briefest MLB Careers

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Opening Day Starters Who Had The Briefest MLB Careers

Since 1980, The following ten position players had the briefest Major League careers and started for the Mets on Opening Day. 10 – Ryan Thompson – Thompson was the Opening Day Center Fielder in 1994 and appeared in 416 Major League games. He played in 9 Major League seasons (1992-1996, 1999-2002) with the Mets, Indians, […]

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Mets Newcomers Sport Unusually High Strikeout Percentages

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Newcomers Sport Unusually High Strikeout Percentages

Coming off a 2013 season that saw the Mets strikeout as much as any other team in the National League, Sandy Alderson and the front office has done little to ensure that they won’t accomplish the same feat. In fact, they may surpass it in 2014. The two major offensive acquisitions made this season by […]

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A Little Advice for A-Rod

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
A Little Advice for A-Rod

Alex Rodriguez Plans To Appeal Arbitrator’s Decision A-Rod, I have a little bit of unsolicited advice. Just say, “My bad.” You see, the American public is very forgiving. Fess up, take your medicine, and we’ll eventually come back around. Those that do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it – so what have […]

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MLB: Drug Dealers Welcome

An article by posted on January 13, 2014 0 Comments
MLB: Drug Dealers Welcome

Last night, 60 Minutes aired an interview with Anthony Bosch, founder of former South Florida anti-aging clinic Biogenesis. During the interview (which I admittedly chose not to watch), I have read that Bosch admitted to injecting Rodriguez with PED, an allegation that conveniently came to fruition after Major League Baseball apparently took over paying for […]

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Lessons In Latin America: A Brief Mexican History

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 0 Comments
Lessons In Latin America: A Brief Mexican History

Mexican Baseball has been dwindling as of late due to the factor of Soccer being the more popular sport. As of April 1st, 2013, 14 different players from Mexico were on Major League Rosters. However, while Soccer is the national pastime of Mexico, they have a deep history in baseball as well. Some claim that […]

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