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Video Game Fans: MLB 14 The Show Is Now The Only MLB Licensed Video Game

An article by posted on January 7, 2014 0 Comments
Video Game Fans: MLB 14 The Show Is Now The Only MLB Licensed Video Game

It looks like baseball video game fans will have one major reason to go out and buy a PS4. MLB 14 The Show has been the premiere baseball video game franchise since 2006, when it’s first installment was released for the Playstation 2. It’s main competitor has been the MLB 2K franchise, which started in […]

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Mets Historic Second Round Picks

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 24 Comments
Mets Historic Second Round Picks

While 66% of First Round picks in the June draft chosen by the Mets reached the majors, only 44% of Second Round picks made it to the show (22 of 50 – 2 picks did not sign and made it to the majors after signing elsewhere). Of the 13 picks the Mets have made since […]

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Parnell, Gee, Murphy Are Solid Extension Candidates

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
Parnell, Gee, Murphy Are Solid Extension Candidates

Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors listed Dillon Gee, Daniel Murphy and Bobby Parnell as potential extension candidates. I love the Dillon Gee story… He comes back from a career threatening blood clot that required arterial surgery and delivers a solid campaign in which he led the team in starts and wins while posting a career best […]

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Which Player Will Have A Breakthrough Season For The Mets In 2014?

An article by posted on January 2, 2014 0 Comments
Which Player Will Have A Breakthrough Season For The Mets In 2014?

“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.” ― Carl Reiner Looks like we’ve got a helluva blizzard heading our way. I saw a couple of flurries when I went out to grab some coffee and a bagel this morning, and I’m hearing we’ll get anywhere between […]

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Rival GM Says Mets Are Not Really Sold On Tejada

An article by posted on January 2, 2014 0 Comments
Rival GM Says Mets Are Not Really Sold On Tejada

1/2/2014 – 1:00 PM According to what a rival GM told Peter Gammons, while the Mets have claimed disinterest in Stephen Drew, it’s a ploy intended to aid their negotiations with Scott Boras. “They are not sold on Ruben Tejada,” Gammons writes. Even more interesting that was the rival GM’s comment that the Mets are […]

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Mets Historic First Round Picks

An article by posted on December 30, 2013 1 Comment
Mets Historic First Round Picks

The Mets have selected 62 players in the first round of the June Amateur Draft since 1965. 41 players have made it to the Majors, which is a 66% rate. Who are some of the first rounders who have seen the most success at the Major League level? Jon Matlack – Jon was the 4th […]

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Hits & Misses: Johan Close To Deal, Ya Gotta Have Hart, Kemp Could Still Go

An article by posted on December 29, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Johan Close To Deal, Ya Gotta Have Hart, Kemp Could Still Go

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes: Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford — The Dodgers may still deal one of them before the start of the season. As teams see where Kemp’s rehab is after shoulder and ankle surgeries, that could heat up in spring training. Ethier could also be in demand, but the Dodgers want to […]

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The Longest of Long Shots, Brandon Villafuerte

An article by posted on December 26, 2013 0 Comments
The Longest of Long Shots, Brandon Villafuerte

Brandon Villafuerte was the longest of long shots to make it to the Major Leagues. He has the distinction of being the deepest round draft pick of the New York Mets to make it to the Show. The RHP was selected in the 66th round with the 1,564th pick in the 1994 draft. It wasn’t […]

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The Most Obscure Mets Opening Day Starters Since 1980

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
The Most Obscure Mets Opening Day Starters Since 1980

This Bud’s For You… Barring injury, 2014 will be the 10th consecutive Opening Day start for David Wright, tying Tom Seaver with 10 consecutive Opening Days (1968-1977 + 1 additional start in 1983) and one short of Bud Harrelson‘s 11 consecutive openers (1967-1977). While we know the names and histories of the players who played […]

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Al Leiter: The Mets Aren’t A Playoff Team

An article by posted on December 17, 2013 0 Comments
Al Leiter: The Mets Aren’t A Playoff Team

On MLB Network’s MLB Tonight, Al Leiter and Ron Darling were discussing the free agents still available on the market, and which teams still had some glaring holes to fill. Included in the conversation was, of course, the New York Mets. The Mets came up in two conversations—first in the discussion regarding the Pittsburgh Pirates, […]

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