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Q&A With Prospect Guru John Sickels Of Minor League Ball

An article by posted on May 8, 2013 0 Comments
Q&A With Prospect Guru John Sickels Of Minor League Ball

Last month, I had the chance to conduct an email interview with John Sickels of the well-known minor league blog, Minor League Ball. Sickels worked for ESPN many years ago, where he had his own column about minor league baseball. Here is some of what we talked about: Q: Were the Mets too conservative with the Gavin […]

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Mets Minor League Mailbag: When Will Zack Wheeler Debut?

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Mets Minor League Mailbag: When Will Zack Wheeler Debut?

This one comes from Jay via email: When do you think Wheeler will get the major league call up and how large of an impact do you see him having on this season? If Zack Wheeler continues to mix his pitches and keep hitters guessing, which made him so devastating last year, he will be […]

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White Sox vs Mets Preview: Spin Is In, Duda Cleaning Up, Hefner Looks To Complete Sweep

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White Sox vs Mets Preview: Spin Is In, Duda Cleaning Up, Hefner Looks To Complete Sweep

Game Notes The Mets held the White Sox to one hit over 10 innings last night. It was the second 10-inning one-hitter in team history. Terry Leach hurled a 10-inning one hitter on October 1, 1982 at Philadelphia in a game the Mets won, 1-0. Luis Aguayo had a fifth-inning triple in that game. The last 10-inning […]

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White Sox vs Mets Preview: Harvey Looks For 5-0, Lagares In CF, Brown In RF

An article by posted on May 7, 2013 0 Comments
White Sox vs Mets Preview: Harvey Looks For 5-0, Lagares In CF, Brown In RF

Starting Lineup Ruben Tejada – SS Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B John Buck – C Lucas Duda – LF Andrew Brown – RF Ike Davis – 1B Juan Lagares – CF Matt Harvey – RHP Game Notes The Mets went 2-3 on their recent road trip. The club begins a six-game homestand […]

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Good Memories Of Covering Robin Ventura On The Beat

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Good Memories Of Covering Robin Ventura On The Beat

One of the players I most enjoyed covering was Robin Ventura for those two years he played for the Yankees. In that clubhouse full of stars and egos, Ventura was a voice of calm, reason and humorous relief. I enjoyed stopping by his locker to shoot the breeze for a minute or two, talking about […]

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Remember When We Used To Joke About Daniel Murphy’s Defense?

An article by posted on May 7, 2013 0 Comments
Remember When We Used To Joke About Daniel Murphy’s Defense?

Come on, admit it… At one time or another you made a joke about Daniel Murphy at second base since the day he took over the position once Jose Reyes was not re-signed and Ruben Tejada slid over to shortstop. Was the criticism harsh and often times deserved? Maybe… Maybe not… Ok, yes it was… But seeing is believing […]

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There Goes Willie Mays, The Best There Ever Was: Say Hey Kid Turns 82

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There Goes Willie Mays, The Best There Ever Was: Say Hey Kid Turns 82

A member of the SABR once said, “There are 499 ballplayers. And then there’s Willie Mays.” It was way back in the summer of 1973. Camera Day. I was a few months shy of turning 8 years old. My dad nudged me closer to the railing along the third base line so no grown-ups would […]

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Could Zack Wheeler Debut During 5-Game Braves Series In June?

An article by posted on May 7, 2013 0 Comments
Could Zack Wheeler Debut During 5-Game Braves Series In June?

Updated on May 7 Zack Wheeler turned in his second straight strong outing with Triple-A Las Vegas, limiting Sacramento to three hits and a walk in six scoreless innings Sunday. Sandy Alderson has suggested Wheeler needs to turn in a string of positive starts before promotion consideration is made. That said, Adam Rubin of ESPN […]

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Alderson Hopes Valdespin Doesn’t Exceed Team’s Tolerance Of Him

An article by posted on May 6, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Hopes Valdespin Doesn’t Exceed Team’s Tolerance Of Him

Updated May 6, 2013 Updating Adam Rubin’s report this past weekend, which you can read about below, Mets GM Sandy Alderson spoke to the Daily News and said the following: “It’s no secret Jordany has had a slightly different approach to some things, there is a certain level of tolerance that we have. I hope […]

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Memorable Mets Moments: Eric Valent Hits For The Cycle!

An article by posted on May 6, 2013 0 Comments
Memorable Mets Moments: Eric Valent Hits For The Cycle!

Hitting for the cycle has always been one of the more singular batting feats in baseball. It is a relatively rare occurrence but not one that guarantees anything in particular for the team of the player who achieves one beyond a mention on the sports page. Granted, it involves getting four hits (a good thing) […]

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