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I Hope The Nationals Go Down In Flames For Shutting Down Strasburg

An article by posted on October 11, 2012 0 Comments

We never got a chance to discuss the pros and cons of the Washington Nationals shutting down their ace Stephen Strasburg who they opted not to include on their post season roster. It was a bold move to say the least by Nats GM Mike Rizzo, but was it the right call? Bob Nightengale of […]

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With Things Deteriorating Quickly In Miami, Is A Reyes Reunion Possible?

An article by posted on September 25, 2012 0 Comments
With Things Deteriorating Quickly In Miami, Is A Reyes Reunion Possible?

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria was reportedly outraged with Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez’s comments in which he told the Miami Herald the following: “There’s not a manager dead or alive that Jeffrey thinks is good enough. Not Connie Mack, not anyone.” Gonzalez managed the Marlins for five seasons including their last two winning teams, in 2008 and 2009. […]

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Dan Warthen – The Sacrificial Lamb?

An article by posted on August 19, 2012 0 Comments

Someone is ultimately going to have to answer for the collapse of the Mets pitching staff and poor performance of the bullpen in 2012. It won’t be Sandy Alderson.  I doubt it will be Terry Collins. The only person left is Dan Warthen. Is it really fair that Warthen takes full responsibility for what has […]

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#LOLMets Is Still Alive and Well

An article by posted on August 17, 2012 0 Comments
#LOLMets Is Still Alive and Well

From the NY Post: Evidently, Citi Field isn’t the place you go where everybody knows your name. On Friday night, the Mets official Twitter page tweeted a video of Daniel Murphy’s first-inning RBI single. The only problem? The message referred to the second baseman as “David Murphy,” who happens to play for the Texas Rangers. The post […]

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This Day In Mets History: Hodges Pulls Cleon Jones For Not Hustling

An article by posted on July 30, 2012 0 Comments
This Day In Mets History: Hodges Pulls Cleon Jones For Not Hustling

Every team’s evolution from doormat to contender has that defining moment when somebody grabs the team by the scruff of the neck and shakes it awake. That moment for the 1969 Mets came on this date when manager Gil Hodges walked out of the dugout and strolled out to left field, where he removed Cleon […]

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Mets Get High Marks On International Free Agents

An article by posted on May 1, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Get High Marks On International Free Agents

Last week, Ben Badler of Baseball America evaluated how MLB teams have done in the international arena with regards to scouting, signing and developing talent in these once neglected markets that have produced more than their fair share of solid major league baseball players.. The Mets ranked very well according to Badler who ranked the Amazins’ among the […]

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Mookie Wilson To Serve As Roving Instructor and Mets Ambassador

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments

The Mets announced that Mookie Wilson will remain in the Mets organization in a role that includes both baseball and business duties. Wilson, who first put on a Mets uniform in September 1980, will be in spring training to work with the major league and minor league players. The former outfielder also will visit the […]

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Get To Know Mets Pitching Prospect Rob Carson

An article by posted on February 15, 2012 0 Comments
Get To Know Mets Pitching Prospect Rob Carson

I contacted Rob Carson, left-handed pitcher for the New York Mets by phone on Monday, less than a week before he is due to leave for spring training in Port. St. Lucie. This year spring training will be a little different for Carson, because he will be in the big league camp for the first time, […]

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Tom Seaver On Pitch Counts and Gil Hodges’ HOF Chances

An article by posted on January 22, 2012 0 Comments
Tom Seaver On Pitch Counts and Gil Hodges’ HOF Chances

Q. Ryan has campaigned against pitch counts. Do you agree? A. There’s nothing wrong with pitch counts. But there’s an addendum to that. I presume Nolan thinks the same way. But it isn’t a blanket pitch count. People say, “I bet the pitch count drives you nuts.” Heck no. I had a pitch count. My […]

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Bobby Valentine To Be Named Red Sox’ New Manager

An article by posted on November 29, 2011 0 Comments

After the severe lack of discipline that ran rampant throughout the clubhouse of Fenway Park, the Red Sox have now hired Bobby Valentine as their new skipper, replacing the passive Terry Francona. According to Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston, Valentine will be officially hired upon his return from Japan tomorrow. The beloved former Mets manager will bring […]

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