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Remembering Gary Carter: Sometimes There IS Crying In Baseball

An article by posted on February 16, 2013 0 Comments
Remembering Gary Carter: Sometimes There IS Crying In Baseball

Keith Hernandez flied out to center for the second out of the inning. A tomblike silence fell over Shea. Fans stared in disbelief. The 108 regular season wins plus 6 more in the post-season meant nothing. Vin Scully announced Marty Barrett was chosen player of the game. And then…number 8 stepped to the plate. In […]

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Mets Owner Says Team Will Spend, But Doubts Are Raised

An article by posted on February 15, 2013 0 Comments

Fred Wilpon’s proclamation in Port St. Lucie yesterday the Mets are now out of debt and ready to jump into the free-agent market brought a skeptical response. The feeling wasn’t  “oh boy, let’s go get Jacoby Ellsbury next year,’’ but rather “I’ll believe it when it see it.’’ Remember, the road to hell is paved with good […]

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Prospect Pulse: Analyzing Up and Coming Prospect T.J. Rivera

An article by posted on February 14, 2013 0 Comments
Prospect Pulse: Analyzing Up and Coming Prospect T.J. Rivera

Thomas Javier (T.J.) Rivera, 2B Bats: R  Throws: R Height: 6′ 1″  Weight: 190 lb. Position: Second Base Age: 24 ETA: 2015 Background: T.J. Rivera is a fellow New Yorker, born and raised in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx. He was signed as a free-agent out of Troy University back in 2011. Not much is generally […]

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The Most Underrated Reliever In Baseball Pitches For The Mets

An article by posted on February 14, 2013 0 Comments
The Most Underrated Reliever In Baseball Pitches For The Mets

Grant Brisbee wrote a great article last month that only came to my attention today. While browsing through Baseball Nation I came across a post entitled, Baseball’s Most Underrated Reliever. Over the last five seasons, 40 relief pitchers have posted an ERA under 2.00 with 50 or more innings pitched in a season. Of those […]

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It’s Parnell’s Time To Shine As He Takes Over Mets Closer Role

An article by posted on February 13, 2013 0 Comments
It’s Parnell’s Time To Shine As He Takes Over Mets Closer Role

Updated by Joe D. According to Mike Puma of the NY Post, after telling reporters that Frank Francisco has been shut down due to inflammation in his right elbow, Mets manager Terry Collins told Puma that “he wants Bobby Parnell to take over as the team’s closer.” “We keep talking about 2014 … why not get […]

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How Statistics Reshaped The Way We View Pitchers and Their Game

An article by posted on February 13, 2013 0 Comments
How Statistics Reshaped The Way We View Pitchers and Their Game

In 2003, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, a book written by Michael Lewis, sparked the interest of not only baseball fans, but also management and statistical scholars across the country. [1] Recently in 2011, this book was introduced as a sports drama movie starring Brad Pitt. Basically the storyline of the book […]

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Multiple Mets Playing For A Chance To Be Part Of The Future

An article by posted on February 12, 2013 0 Comments
Multiple Mets Playing For A Chance To Be Part Of The Future

Unlike many teams throughout Major League Baseball which are preparing to open spring training this week, the Mets don’t have many unanswered questions to be worked out in the next six weeks. The Mets, a team in transition, are just about set from top to bottom, short of a spot on the bench and maybe […]

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The Bourn Debacle Was Mishandled By All Sides

An article by posted on February 12, 2013 0 Comments
The Bourn Debacle Was Mishandled By All Sides

The big Mets news from last night was Michael Bourn, who decided not to sign with the Mets. Instead, Bourn signed a four-year, $48 million contract with the Indians with an easily-attainable fifth option year that would bring the total contract to five years and $60 million. Regardless of what you think of Bourn as […]

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Revamped Mets Bullpen Could Surprise In 2013

An article by posted on February 12, 2013 0 Comments
Revamped Mets Bullpen Could Surprise In 2013

Opportunity cost is an economic term that means the highest valued alternative foregone to pursue an activity. It’s like if you worked at a bakery baking cakes and pies. Your shift is five hours long. In one hour, you’re able to bake one cake or two pies. If you spent zero hours on cakes and […]

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DiComo: Mets Keep Their Cursed 11th Overall Pick

An article by posted on February 11, 2013 0 Comments

This comment from Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, kind of put things into perspective for me, or at the very least it gives one pause to consider what just happened tonight. So what exactly did the Mets fight to keep? The 11th overall Draft pick has a bizarre history of busts relative to the picks around […]

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