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Mets Have $6.9 Million In Pool Money For 2013 MLB Draft

An article by posted on April 5, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have $6.9 Million In Pool Money For 2013 MLB Draft

The Mets will have $6.99 million to spend on the 2013 Draft this June. This according to an announcement by Major League Baseball. The approximate $7 million represents the tenth largest sum among all MLB teams and covers their first 11 selections in the draft through ten rounds. The Astros, who have the No. 1 overall pick, […]

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What Was Alderson’s Part In Santana-Gate?

An article by posted on March 30, 2013 0 Comments
What Was Alderson’s Part In Santana-Gate?

Do you think Sandy Alderson was willfully blind when he traded R.A. Dickey and counted on Johan Santana to be his Rock of Gibraltar and retake the reins as the ace of the Mets rotation? Yesterday, I faulted Santana for not keeping the Mets in the loop this Winter about his questionable shoulder and how he was […]

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The Great Divide: Where We Are Going and Where We Are

An article by posted on March 26, 2013 0 Comments
The Great Divide: Where We Are Going and Where We Are

If there’s one thing I can say about Mets fans if I were to use Twitter as the barometer, you could slice the entire fan base down the middle and the divisions are quite clear. In the past 12 months, when anyone asked me to describe the state of the Mets fan base, my reply […]

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Updated: MLB’s Very Bad Biogenesis Situation

An article by posted on March 24, 2013 0 Comments
Updated: MLB’s Very Bad Biogenesis Situation

Updated Post 11:45 PM Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports posted on this today and I wanted to add some additional information that has surfaced that is relevant to my original post: The government is in. Despite the failings of federal officials in past high-profile cases that married athletes and PEDs, the Florida Department of Health […]

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Baseball’s Paradox: The Road To The Show

An article by posted on March 24, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball’s Paradox: The Road To The Show

You’ve heard it before—ninety percent of the players who sign professional baseball contracts will never play an inning in a major league game. That’s a staggering number. We all know that becoming a professional athlete is rare, but what is the difference between the ten percent that make it to The Show, and the ninety […]

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The Steroid Era Is Not A Thing Of The Past

An article by posted on March 21, 2013 0 Comments
The Steroid Era Is Not A Thing Of The Past

The current period of baseball has often been labeled the “Post-Steroid Era”, but there is nothing “post” about it. Yesterday we learned that over 90 baseball players’ names lie within the records of the now infamous Miami Biogenesis clinic; enough athletes to field ten teams. We talk about steroids as if it’s a thing of […]

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MLB Targeting Ryan Braun In Miami Biogenesis Clinic Investigation

An article by posted on March 20, 2013 0 Comments
MLB Targeting Ryan Braun In Miami Biogenesis Clinic Investigation

Major League Baseball has Ryan Braun in their cross-hairs and are going to great lengths to nab him says Bob Nightengale of USA Today. They have contacted his friends and family, those he has done business with; anyone he is connected to. However according to this report, that is just the tip of the iceberg. There are […]

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Featured Post: Where Does The Mets Minor League System Rank?

An article by posted on March 17, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Where Does The Mets Minor League System Rank?

The Mets currently boast a minor league system that ranks in the top half amongst the other organizations in the league. This ranking is primarily due to a crop of promising young right-handed pitchers. In the most recent edition of Baseball America, they gave their 2013 rankings for pitching prospects. They separated it into three […]

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Featured Post: Alderson’s Plan is Growing the Mets Fresh from the Vine

An article by posted on March 17, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Alderson’s Plan is Growing the Mets Fresh from the Vine

If you have a problem with Sandy Alderson, you have a problem with Major League Baseball. The Mets, as of 2010, have been essentially an MLB operation under virtual MLB oversight with Sandy Alderson a de facto appointee. His job, presiding over this financial and organizational overhaul, has one purpose — to facilitate profitability. That […]

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Featured Post: Ignorance Is Bliss

An article by posted on March 13, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Ignorance Is Bliss

On Sunday, Murray Chass published his thoughts on minorities in baseball with a splash of recent statistics, claiming the numbers would “disappoint, if not disgust” the late Jackie Robinson. The baseball columnist pointed out: Since the Philadelphia Phillies named Ruben Amaro Jr. general manager Nov. 3, 2008, teams have hired 14 general managers. All have been white. Of […]

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