Tag: National League

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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Beltran’s Roller Coaster Season Resumes In Brooklyn

An article by posted on September 2, 2009 0 Comments

Carlos Beltran stormed out of the gates quickly this year, leading the National League in hitting for a good portion of the first few months of the season.  Then he started feeling some pain in his right knee but continued to play through it.  Finally, on June 22, the pain became too much for him […]

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Mets Will Look Different On Friday

An article by posted on August 13, 2009 0 Comments

Howie Rose broke the news during today’s Met-Diamondbacks game that come this Friday the Mets will have a new look. For this weekend’s series against the San Francisco Giants the Mets will be wearing throwback uniforms. According to Rose, these uniforms will resemble uniforms worn in the late 1800′s early 1900′s. They will be cream […]

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In Defense Of The Mets Wild Card Chances

An article by posted on July 31, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets lost the second game of the day-night doubleheader last night by the final score of 4-2, preventing them from completing a four-game sweep over the Colorado Rockies. Despite the loss, they still took three out of four games in the series, which was crucial as the Rockies are one of the teams the […]

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