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Cash For Clunkers? Mets Get Japanese Import

An article by posted on September 5, 2009 0 Comments

Sorry about the title, but I couldn’t resist. This comes from NPB Tracker by way of MLBTR… The Mets have signed Japanese teenager Taiki Kawasaki to a minor league contract. Kawasaki is a 17 year old left handed pitcher who had been training at Julio Franco’s baseball academy in Florida. Apparently, Kawasaki left Japan after finishing […]

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Thole and Misch Fuel Mets 8-3 Win Over Rockies

An article by posted on September 4, 2009 0 Comments

Even after an impressive 8-3 win over the Rockies, don’t expect me to gloat as much over a win or agonize as much over a loss as I once did throughout the season. Wins and losses don’t mean as much anymore given the Mets current circumstances. Instead, I look for outward signs of hope for next […]

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Is Dan Warthen Worth It?

An article by posted on September 3, 2009 0 Comments

Dan Warthen was named the pitching coach of the Mets last season on June 17 after the team handed out its now-infamous 3 AM pinkslips to manager Willie Randolph, pitching coach Rick Peterson and first base coach Tom Nieto in Anaheim during the West Coast version of the Midnight Massacre.  Prior to his promotion to […]

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Mile High Meltdown: Mets Fall To Rockies 5-2

An article by posted on September 3, 2009 0 Comments

Tim Redding’s late season renaissance continued, as he enjoyed his third consecutive solid outing.  However, his enjoyment of the game was short-lived, as party pooper Brian Stokes gave up three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning for the second time in five games, including a bases loaded two-run pinch-hit single to former Yankee […]

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Beltran’s Roller Coaster Season Resumes In Brooklyn

An article by posted on September 2, 2009 0 Comments

Carlos Beltran stormed out of the gates quickly this year, leading the National League in hitting for a good portion of the first few months of the season.  Then he started feeling some pain in his right knee but continued to play through it.  Finally, on June 22, the pain became too much for him […]

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This is an Epic Power Outage

An article by posted on September 2, 2009 0 Comments

While we all know how the Mets have suffered what has basically amounted to season-ending injuries for several players, among them arguably our two top sluggers in Carlos Beltran and Carlos Delgado, I don’t think any of us expected this power outage to be legendary.  Because that’s what this is bordering on. The Mets have […]

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Pelfrey Continues To Regress; Concern For 2010

An article by posted on September 2, 2009 0 Comments

As the Mets fell to the Rockies 8-3 last night, you couldn’t help but wonder about the makeup of Mike Pelfrey who continues to make the case that he may never be a number two or three pitcher. As Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez pointed out last night, Pelfrey is woefully short on guts and […]

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Why Tholmir May Not Be The Answer For 2010

An article by posted on September 2, 2009 0 Comments

Ask just about any Mets fan nowadays about who will be behind the plate in 2010, most will have no idea. And, I can’t really blame them, the Mets have not made getting a quality catcher a priority in the past few seasons, unless you call Brian Schneider and his .189/.272/.318 line quality. If you […]

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Heroes of 69: Donn Clendenon–The Final Piece Of The Puzzle

An article by posted on September 2, 2009 0 Comments

The 69 World Series saw Jerry Koosman pick up the W in 2 of the 4 Mets victories. His ERA was 2.04 and he allowed only 7 hits in 17 2/3 IP. Ron Swoboda hit .400 and made arguably one of the best catches in Series history. Tommie Agee outdid his teammate and made 2 […]

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Wright Taking The Right Precautions

An article by posted on September 1, 2009 0 Comments

Let’s rewind back to Saturday August 15th, 2009. It was a warm, sunny afternoon at Citi Field. The Mets and Giants were in the midst of a pitcher’s duel between two of the best in the game in Johan Santana and Matt Cain. All was going as planned, and both pitchers were in the midst […]

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