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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The All Time Infamy Team

An article by posted on September 22, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The All Time Infamy Team

Infamy: The state of being well known for some bad quality or deed. I have seen a lot of Mets baseball in my 41 years on this planet. I have seen the Mets win one World Series while losing in their other two appearances to the A’s and Yankees. I’ve also seen them appear in a handful […]

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Sprinting to the Finish: The Culture of Losing

An article by posted on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
Sprinting to the Finish: The Culture of Losing

Six weeks ago, an unidentified Mets executive – and really, how many are there – told Mike Puma of the Post that the front office was pleased with the work of Terry Collins and his staff. Then he said this: “I think they’re doing a good job of sprinting to the finish line.” Sure, if […]

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Featured Post: Breaking Backman

An article by posted on September 16, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Breaking Backman

Passion is a powerful force. It reveals the extremely fine line between good and evil; friend and foe; master and slave. Passion turned Walter While, your average high school science teacher into Heisenberg, a maniacal drug-dealing assassin in khakis and a pork pie hat. Passion is Walter Wayne Backman’s worst enemy — and slim hope. […]

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Alderson On Track To Be First Mets GM To Have Three Straight Seasons Of Increasing Losses

An article by posted on September 15, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson On Track To Be First Mets GM To Have Three Straight Seasons Of Increasing Losses

Adam Rubin points out that Mets GM Sandy Alderson is on track to become the first general manager in the 52 year history of the franchise to post increasing loss totals in each of his first three seasons. Sandy Alderson soon will become 1st GM in #Mets history to post increasing losses totals in each of […]

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Is Collins Sending His Team The Right Message?

An article by posted on September 13, 2013 0 Comments
Is Collins Sending His Team The Right Message?

New York Mets manager Terry Collins has recently been speaking with a sense of urgency we haven’t heard regularly this season. With the Mets in the midst of losing 10 of their last 12 games, it can be hard to ascertain whether Collins’ intent is to spark his team with the allure of 2014 jobs […]

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Is Terry Collins The Best Choice To Lead The Mets Going Forward?

An article by posted on September 9, 2013 0 Comments
Is Terry Collins The Best Choice To Lead The Mets Going Forward?

I like Terry Collins. He’s feisty. He competes. He never cries over what he doesn’t have. He has high expectations for those under his command. Collins has been surprisingly adept at handling the New York media during some very difficult seasons, and, for the most part, seems to have maintained his player’s respect. In fact, the Terry Collins […]

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Should Mets Check In On Gardenhire If He’s Out At Minnesota?

An article by posted on September 7, 2013 0 Comments
Should Mets Check In On Gardenhire If He’s Out At Minnesota?

Hopefully, the fine folks at ESPN wont sue me for sharing some of their top secret writings on ESPN Insider, but I came across an interesting article by Jim Bowden who takes a look at ten managers who are at the end of their contracts. Obviously, I was curious to see his thoughts on Terry […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The Separated At Birth Edition

An article by posted on August 18, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The Separated At Birth Edition

It is funny how sometimes we look like famous people. I for example have been told that I look like a bloated Danny Partridge or a late in his career Rusty Staub (hence my nickname Rustyjr). But it is amazing when some of our favorite current Mets players and coaches look like other famous people. […]

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Parnell Showing Improvement, But Still No Timetable For Return

An article by posted on August 14, 2013 0 Comments
Parnell Showing Improvement, But Still No Timetable For Return

Mets closer Bobby Parnell, who is currently on the disabled list due to a herniated disk in his neck, received some good news on Tuesday after undergoing a followup exam with team doctors in New York. After his exam, doctors concluded that Parnell is making progress, according to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN […]

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Hits & Misses: Forever Young? Who’s At Short? A Flores For Your Thoughts?

An article by posted on August 12, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Forever Young? Who’s At Short? A Flores For Your Thoughts?

What a week we just wrapped up and as is usually the case, there’s plenty of storylines and news we can talk about before the Mets take the field at 10:10 PM against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Who’s At Short? For the time being Terry Collins is fully intent on going with Omar Quintanilla as […]

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