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Was Johan’s Gem A Glimpse Into The Future?

An article by posted on July 6, 2010 0 Comments

In watching Johan Santana toy with Cincinnati it was almost as if he were telling Mike Pelfrey, “Mike, this is how you do it.’’ While Santana isn’t as consistently dominant as he used to be, for one night he was as good as ever, throwing a three-hit shutout of the Reds, 3-0, with the game-winning […]

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Welcome Back Veterans – Thank You Fred Wilpon

An article by posted on July 5, 2010 0 Comments

We usually tend to take our rights and freedoms for granted; as if they were a given. I’ve come to believe, over time, that it’s not so much anyone’s fault but a result of the success of those that have given so much of themselves.  Their success in keeping us free, demands that we step […]

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Chase Utley Out 6-8 Weeks

An article by posted on July 1, 2010 0 Comments

Peter Gammons of the MLB Network via Twitter is confirming Phillies second baseman Chase Utley will have surgery Thursday in New York to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. According to Comcast SportsNet, no timetable has been announced for his return, but typically a player needs six to eight weeks of recovery time before […]

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Why Is Johan Exempt From Criticism?

An article by posted on June 29, 2010 0 Comments

Johan Santana is not having a great year so far.  Santana is 5-5 with an ERA of 3.55.  It’s obvious that the great Santana is on a decline.  Santana’s K/9 ratio is at a career low.  Even more alarming Santana’s contact ratio is at a career high!  His average velocity is also at a career […]

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An ext.R.A.ordinary Story

An article by posted on June 28, 2010 0 Comments

A little over a month ago, May 25th to be exact, the Mets rotation was in disarray.  Sporting two starters on the DL and another banished to the bullpen to be lost forever (or at least we hope), the starting 5 needed saving.  On that day R.A. Dickey, who looks like he just jumped off an old […]

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Steroids And Baseball, Continued

An article by posted on June 24, 2010 0 Comments

The following paragraph is part of a letter that I wrote – it was published in the New York Times on January 26, 2004. “President Bush mentioned the issue of steroids in sports in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 21, 2004. As a lifelong baseball fan, I am very concerned about […]

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The 2010 New York Mets…fellas

An article by posted on June 21, 2010 0 Comments

All season long so many of us have dissected in every which way possible, every move the New York Mets have made. Granted some of us have used hacksaws and some of us have used the precision of a neurosurgeon, to make our points. I’ve occasionally waded in both pools, admittedly. The way the Mets […]

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Expect The Mets To Be Active In The Pitching Market

An article by posted on June 17, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets’ June cruise has not only made them relevant in the National League pennant races, but subsequently also at the July 31 trade deadline. With management believing this is no fluke and the Mets will continue to play alert, aggressive baseball, there are serious discussions not whether they should trade, but whom to trade […]

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A Lesson In Mets History

An article by posted on June 11, 2010 0 Comments

I’m a fan of history. Whether it be baseball or Mets history or the history of our nation, I love how history provides us with a template for the future. We tend to have short attention spans in this new media digital age. We tweet, surf the web and instant message while texting all at […]

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Sorting Out The Mets Bullpen

An article by posted on June 2, 2010 0 Comments

My name is John Delcos and this is the first of many posts for Mets Merized Online. Some of you may remember me from my days as the Mets beat writer for The Journal News. I have since started my own NY Mets project entitled the John Delcos New York Mets Report. Me and Joe […]

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