Tag: National League

Baseball History 101

An article by posted on January 17, 2012 0 Comments
Baseball History 101

For Christmas, I received a great gift from my mother; it was a small book title Fun Facts for Baseball Fans, compiled by Paul Kent. It is a great read because it doesn’t take you all that long to get through, and you learn so much about the game in such a short period of […]

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Thole Getting Head Start On Workouts

An article by posted on December 22, 2011 0 Comments
Thole Getting Head Start On Workouts

The New York Post, caught up with catcher Josh Thole who is heading to Dallas to begin working on improving his skills as a catcher. Thole realizes how poorly he has performed and is hoping to turn around what was a bad season overall for him in 2011. “I didn’t have a tremendous year by any means,” said […]

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Teams Interested In Daniel Murphy

An article by posted on December 5, 2011 0 Comments
Teams Interested In Daniel Murphy

Joel Sherman of the NY Post tweets that Murphy is getting some attention… I like Murphy as a player, but with David Wright entrenched at third base, Murphy’s natural position, it’s hard to fit him in anywhere else which is a shame because he has an incredible bat. At the time Murphy got hurt and […]

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Will Mets Send Daniel Murphy Back To The Outfield Next Season?

An article by posted on August 5, 2011 0 Comments

Daniel Murphy is a heckuva baseball player according to most, but ssemingly has no position on a diamond he can call his own. By now this comes as no surprise to Mets fans, but according to Steve Popper of The Record, there’s been some talk of Murphy picking up an outfielders glove in the future […]

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The Best Owner Ever

An article by posted on August 4, 2011 0 Comments
The Best Owner Ever

Today, I’m going to stray from my usual 3 Up & 3 Down to write an entry that has been kicking around in my head for quite sometime now. This entry is about the first owner of the New York Mets, Mrs. Joan Whitney Payson. One SNY feature, the only one I consider to be […]

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All Star Week: Celebrating Carlos Beltran!

An article by posted on July 11, 2011 0 Comments
All Star Week: Celebrating Carlos Beltran!

This afternoon, NL manager Bruce Bochy announced that Mets right fielder Carlos Beltran will start as the National League’s designated hitter and bat second in the All Star Game. “I like the fact that he is a switch hitter,” Bochy said of Beltran during the All-Star Game press conference. “He gives you another dynamic in that two […]

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Jose And David

An article by posted on April 19, 2011 0 Comments

Did any of you see David playing catch with the kids over the weekend?  I doubt anyone told him to do that – it’s just Big Brother playing catch with the kids and having fun at the ball field.  David has three younger brothers and knows how to play his role – the faces of […]

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Is This Team Really Playing Better And Trying Harder?

An article by posted on April 17, 2011 0 Comments

When Terry Collins was asked to comment about Daniel Murphy’s outrageous decision to steal third base last night, he called it an “error of enthusiasm”. As a matter of fact, this team suffers from a “lack of enthusiasm”. They take the field like a team that expects to lose. The worst that can possibly happen […]

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A Dubious Mets Pitching Feat, 20 Years In The Making

An article by posted on February 23, 2011 0 Comments

Throughout their nearly half-century of existence, the Mets have always prided themselves on their pitching. From stalwarts like Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman to ’80s greats Dwight Gooden and David Cone, the Mets have always had a quality starter or two in their rotation. Even the current Mets have an ace up their sleeve every […]

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Mets Secretly Shopped Wright? Almost Traded Beltran?

An article by posted on February 2, 2011 0 Comments

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Mets discussed trading Carlos Beltran to the Angels before they acquired Vernon Wells from the Blue jays. Adam Rubin added that Angels executives concluded Wells was more capable of playing center than Beltran with knee issues at this point in Beltran’s career. Beltran is owed $18.5 million in the […]

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