Tag: National League

Mets By The Numbers – Week Three

An article by posted on April 26, 2010 0 Comments

A new weekly feature that will look at the Mets beyond the box score. The Mets find themselves in the same spot as the crosstown Yankees. Both are in second place in their respective divisions, and both teams are 1.5 games out of first place. In the last ten games, Mets starting pitchers have a combined 1.38 ERA […]

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Clutch Hitting… Or Any Hitting At All

An article by posted on April 13, 2010 0 Comments

Experts, fans and anyone with a mouth speaks of such anti-Billy Beane topics as “clutch hitting”. I am here to bring an even crazier philosophy – one so insane, that if you comprehend it you may want to be institutionalized. Its called “hitting, period”. Unfortunately, this is a crazy, next level idea that only appeals […]

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Jon Niese Is Closing In On A Rotation Spot

An article by posted on March 24, 2010 0 Comments

Joining in the latest new blog craze, we’ll be linking to you to some other great reads each day as you may have already seen on some other Mets sites. Last summer, before his leg betrayed him, Jon Niese provided his manager a glimpse of how good it all could be. Jerry Manuel has retained […]

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Ubaldo Jimenez: The Pitcher That Got Away From The Mets

An article by posted on March 17, 2010 0 Comments

In 2000, Mike Hampton helped the Mets win the National League pennant.  After the Mets lost the World Series to the Yankees, Hampton left New York for the better school systems in Colorado.  (The $121 million given to him over the course of the eight years he signed for had nothing to do with it.) […]

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Halladay Looks Like An Ace, Throws Two Perfect Innings

An article by posted on March 5, 2010 0 Comments

If first impressions are important to baseball fans in Philadelphia, new Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay aced his entry exam. Halladay got the Grapefruit League schedule unde way with two near-perfect innings in the Phillies’ 3-2 win over the New York Yankees on Thursday. The 32-year-old Halladay threw a pair of  innings while striking out three. As we […]

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Will Wright’s Confidence Lead The Mets To New Heights?

An article by posted on February 17, 2010 0 Comments

David Wright pulled no punches today when asked to share his thoughts on a variety of issues including the Carlos Beltran surgery fiasco, his role as a leader, last season’s power outage, and the Mets chances in 2010. On his role as a leader: “Each year, you develop more and more as a player and as […]

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Jason Bay Passes Physical, Press Conference Tomorrow

An article by posted on January 4, 2010 0 Comments

Despite the ridiculous warnings of impending injuries that would be revealed during his physical, Jason Bay passed his much anticipated physical with flying colors. The anti-Bay contingency must now find another tactic to cast aspersions on this signing after failing to prove that Bay is a defensive black hole or that he had several unreported broken […]

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The Case for Increasing the 25-Man Roster

An article by posted on December 19, 2009 0 Comments

As we count the hours until Omar Minaya overpays Jason Bay and Benji Molina (when he really should be figuring out how to trade for Bronson Arroyo and Brandon Phillips) there are plenty of reasons to keep throwing coals into the hot stove, especially now that significant snow is falling over Citi Field and environs. […]

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Here’s An Overlooked Reason Why Lackey’s The Man

An article by posted on November 15, 2009 0 Comments

John Lackey?  Roy Halladay?  Both are All-Star caliber pitchers.  Both could elevate the Mets to the level where we expect them to be.  Signing Lackey and trading for Halladay would look lovely, but we know that’s not happening.  After all, the Wilpons are our owners.  Acquiring one of the two appears to be the more […]

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Book Review: Bottom Of The Ninth

An article by posted on October 30, 2009 0 Comments

I just finished reading Michael Shapiro’s very good baseball book, Bottom of the Ninth. This book focuses on the efforts of Branch Rickey, William Shea, and other would be baseball owners, and their efforts to get major league baseball (the owners) to allow major league expansion. A secondary, and probably unneeded storyline focuses on Yankee […]

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