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Happy St. Patrick’s Day: Remembering A Longtime Irish Met

An article by posted on March 17, 2013 0 Comments
Happy St. Patrick’s Day: Remembering A Longtime Irish Met

Every St. Patrick’s Day I think of many of my favorite Irish Mets, and one guy that always comes to mind isn’t even a playewr, it’s in fact longtime New York Mets head groundskeeper, Pete Flynn. Watch this video: Flynn comes out of County Leitrim in Ireland, from a town called Ballinamore. He came to […]

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Nelson Figueroa: Hometown Kid Shines In WBC Spotlight

An article by posted on March 16, 2013 0 Comments
Nelson Figueroa: Hometown Kid Shines In WBC Spotlight

I always regarded the WBC as Dancing With The Stars with spikes. It’s a manufactured competition, but with its roots in nationalism. However, last night’s USA-Puerto Rico elimination match was compelling, far more interesting than your average Mets-Marlins spring training game. That interest was generated by the passion in the stands. The WBC means more […]

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Locking Up Ike Davis To An Extension Won’t Come Easy

An article by posted on March 15, 2013 0 Comments
Locking Up Ike Davis To An Extension Won’t Come Easy

Mets GM Sandy Alderson was a guest of Mark Hale and Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post on their podcast today, and he had some interesting things to say about a variety of Mets topics. At one point, Hale brought up the possibility of signing Ike Davis to an extension and buying out his […]

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A Few Final Observations On Zack Wheeler

An article by posted on March 15, 2013 0 Comments
A Few Final Observations On Zack Wheeler

As Zack Wheeler heads to minor league camp and begins to focus on what he needs to do to ready himself for a potential major league debut later this season with the Mets, let’s consider some of what we did get to see and hear while he was in Mets camp. Wheeler gave a concise self-assessment […]

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Enjoy The Spectacle of Captain America, But Don’t Forget Reality Sets In On April 1

An article by posted on March 14, 2013 0 Comments
Enjoy The Spectacle of Captain America, But Don’t Forget Reality Sets In On April 1

Isn’t it amazing what kind of a player David Wright can be when he’s actually surrounded by some legitimate major league talent? Currently, Wright is enjoying some of the most spectacular baseball he’s ever played in his career, and why not? We’ve all seen what the Mets All Star third baseman could do before when […]

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Who is Greg Burke?

An article by posted on March 14, 2013 0 Comments
Who is Greg Burke?

Back in November, the Mets announced they had signed a right-handed relief pitcher named Greg Burke to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. When I heard of the signing, it reminded me of the scene at the beginning of the movie Major League where the Cleveland fans are all giving their take […]

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Brennan Boesch Is Certainly Worth A Look For The Mets

An article by posted on March 13, 2013 0 Comments
Brennan Boesch Is Certainly Worth A Look For The Mets

We’re heading into the time in spring training when players get released, and the Mets should be all over this: Brennan Boesch was released this morning by the Tigers. He’s an outfielder. He has some power. And, he’s still breathing. What’s not to like? And, he’s coming off a strained oblique muscle, so he should fit right […]

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The Toughness Factor: Why the Mets Need an Edge

An article by posted on March 13, 2013 0 Comments
The Toughness Factor: Why the Mets Need an Edge

Something struck me as odd earlier this spring as I watched SNY’s first broadcast of the season from Tradition Field. Our splendid announcers were interviewing Collin Cowgill and at one point I believe it was Ron Darling asked whether Collin was getting a lot of ribbing about something or other in his background (I think […]

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Gavin Cecchini Donates $10,000 To Hurricane Sandy Relief

An article by posted on March 13, 2013 0 Comments
Gavin Cecchini Donates $10,000 To Hurricane Sandy Relief

Gavin Cecchini is already doing his part to win over the hearts of the New York fans. According to a report in the Daily News, Cecchini has donated $10,000 to Hurricane Sandy Relief. Cecchini is from Louisiana, so the sites from Hurricane Sandy were all too familiar. He had already gone through it with Hurricanes […]

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We Miss You, Adam

An article by posted on March 12, 2013 0 Comments
We Miss You, Adam

There has been a lot of talk about heroes around here lately… and I think it is time I told a story about a hero of my own. Ever come across somebody in your life that you just knew was impossible to dislike? Their inner core, nay, their soul was glowing with such warmth that […]

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A Little Mets In The Tropics

An article by posted on March 12, 2013 0 Comments
A Little Mets In The Tropics

I spent last week on Lanai, a beautiful and remote Hawaiian Island. Sports, for the most part, was far from my mind. To say that is a rarity for me, is a major understatement. Still weeks from Opening Day, I considered it an opportunity to relax before the frenzy of another baseball season began. Wearing […]

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