Tag: Mike Piazza

MLB: Drug Dealers Welcome

An article by posted on January 13, 2014 0 Comments
MLB: Drug Dealers Welcome

Last night, 60 Minutes aired an interview with Anthony Bosch, founder of former South Florida anti-aging clinic Biogenesis. During the interview (which I admittedly chose not to watch), I have read that Bosch admitted to injecting Rodriguez with PED, an allegation that conveniently came to fruition after Major League Baseball apparently took over paying for […]

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Mets Historic Third Round Picks

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Historic Third Round Picks

The Mets have selected 47 players in third round of the June amateur draft. Of these 47 players, 15 of them have made it to the Major Leagues. That’s a 31% rate. What kind of success have these 15 men had in the bigs? 1965 - Joe Moock - Joe made to the bigs in 1967 with the […]

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Jim Callis Very High On Travis d’Arnaud

An article by posted on January 11, 2014 0 Comments
Jim Callis Very High On Travis d’Arnaud

Travis d’Arnaud has long been regarded as baseball’s top catching prospect since first appearing on Baseball America’s Top 100 back in 2010. The Phillies’ 2007 first-round pick has already seen himself traded twice in a deal to acquire a reigning Cy Young Award winner and expectations for him have always been high. Now the property of […]

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Who Should be on Mets Rushmore?

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 0 Comments
Who Should be on Mets Rushmore?

Four spots. 52 seasons. Who belongs on Mets Rushmore? Without a doubt, Tom Seaver. If there isn’t a Mets Rushmore without The Franchise, it’s just another rock. So how about the other three? We could go with Casey Stengel. His number is already retired and on the wall. We can go with Gil Hodges. His […]

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Mike Piazza: Out of The Cage and Into the Metsmerized Hall of Fame

An article by posted on January 7, 2014 0 Comments
Mike Piazza: Out of The Cage and Into the Metsmerized Hall of Fame

The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! Russ Hodges’ broadcast of Bobby Thomson’s home run is the most famous call in Major League Baseball’s long history. On August 11, 1951, the Dodgers held an insurmountable 13 game lead over their arch enemies. Down the stretch Brooklyn played well, 26-22. The Giants, however, were […]

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Mike Piazza and Faith in Hall of Fame Voting

An article by posted on January 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mike Piazza and Faith in Hall of Fame Voting

Another year, another batch of worthy players kept from the Hall of Fame. As of January 3, according to Baseball Think Factory, only four players, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, and Craig Biggio, have appeared on 75 percent of publicly-released Hall of Fame ballots in one of the strongest classes in history. Approximately one-fifth […]

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My Hall Of Fame Ballot: Mike Piazza and the Other Nine

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 0 Comments
My Hall Of Fame Ballot: Mike Piazza and the Other Nine

I just returned from the post office where I dropped off my Hall of Fame ballot. It’s a ritual for me that on Dec. 31 every year I’ll fill out my ballot. I like holding on to it, read all I can about the players on the ballot, talk to those in the game and […]

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Prospect Spotlight: Kevin Plawecki Has Everyone’s Attention Now

An article by posted on December 30, 2013 0 Comments
Prospect Spotlight: Kevin Plawecki Has Everyone’s Attention Now

Last week, FanGraphs had a small blurb about Mets catching prospect Kevin Plawecki in a post about underrated minor leaguers. “Mets’ 2012 supplemental first rounder Kevin Plawecki has shown that his tremendous hand-eye coordination carried from Purdue to the pro ranks. He only hit eight balls over the fence this year, but eventually some of his doubles—he […]

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Murray Chass and Brian Kenny: Two Peas In A Pod

An article by posted on December 21, 2013 0 Comments
Murray Chass and Brian Kenny: Two Peas In A Pod

Oh man, did MLB Network’s Brian Kenny tick me off last night, when he revealed his 2014 Hall of Fame Ballot. Here is what he posted: My HOF ballot: Maddux, Thomas, Raines, Biggio, Schilling, Martinez, McGriff, Glavine, Mussina, Trammell. @CHConfidential — Brian Kenny (@MrBrianKenny) December 20, 2013 You may have noticed that Mike Piazza is […]

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Remembering David Wright’s Debut As He Turns 31 Today

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
Remembering David Wright’s Debut As He Turns 31 Today

In this photo by Julie Jacobson, a starstruck David Wright takes in the grandeur of an empty Shea Stadium before taking his first batting practice, after the New York Mets called up their top prospect on July 21, 2004. Two hours later, the 21-year old Wright would see his lifelong dream fulfilled when he would make his Major League […]

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