Tag: National League

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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Will Bobby Parnell Step Up In The Setup Role?

An article by posted on January 25, 2011 0 Comments

Bobby Parnell has been given a great task this season as he assumes the job of being the setup man in the Mets bullpen this season. The young right-hander who regularly throws in excess of 100 mph, is hoping to show the Mets that he can become an important late-inning reliever that the team can rely on as the […]

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Newsflash: The Mets Spend Money

An article by posted on December 9, 2010 0 Comments

So riddle me this, Batman: how does the third highest payroll in the National League translate to “The Mets don’t spend any money?” Fanbases from all over are a reactionary bunch.  I think it’s more pronounced in New York City, however, where high payrolls are the norm and superstars come in to sell jerseys and […]

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San Francisco Owes A Giant Thank You To The Mets

An article by posted on October 12, 2010 0 Comments

Leapin’ lizards!  For the first time since Barry Bonds left his syringe in San Francisco, the Giants are champions of the National League West.  They won their first division title since 2003 (and only their sixth NL West title overall) by defeating the San Diego Padres on the final day of the regular season, capping […]

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Phillies Promote Top Prospect, Domonic Brown

An article by posted on July 28, 2010 0 Comments

The Philadelphia Phillies have called up Domonic Brown, one of the best prospects in the minors, to replace Shane Victorino who was placed on the DL today. Brown is one of the premier prospects in all of baseball and was recently ranked #15 by Baseball America and #12 by MLB. To put that in perspective, […]

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Mets Should Act On Oswalt

An article by posted on June 14, 2010 0 Comments

Just because Roy Oswalt told a friend he would accept a trade to the Mets doesn’t mean he’s in Manhattan on the off-day looking at apartments. Depending on what “friend” you talk to, Oswalt would also accept trades to Philadelphia, St. Louis, the Yankees and Washington Nationals. However, if it means getting out of Houston, […]

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2010 National League All-Stars… Starting Center Field, Carlos Beltran?

An article by posted on May 22, 2010 0 Comments

As you all are well aware the All-Star ballots are a joke.  We all know it is a popularity contest and more times then not, a more popular player will be chosen over a more deserving player.  In addition to being a mockery of the League’s best talent, it also reflects 1900 technology resorting to […]

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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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