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An Open Letter to Philly Fans

An article by posted on May 2, 2009 0 Comments

Dear Philly fans, After seeing John Gonzalez’s letter to Mets fans in the Philadelphia Inquirer, I felt a response was necessary. Okay, we get it, you won the World Series. You’re the best team in baseball and nobody can take that away from you until October. Now the Phillies have won as many World Series […]

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Jo-han, Jo-han, A Pitcher’s Life For Me

An article by posted on April 25, 2009 0 Comments

Amazing. There is no better word to describe Johan Santana. Talk about a stopper – he’s the only guy in the Mets rotation who can win!  (And have a different handshake for every teammate!)  Now I have been following baseball since 1990, and I’ll admit I have never been a fan of pitching. Never gave it […]

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Here Come the Men in Black … Galaxy “Pretenders”

An article by posted on April 24, 2009 0 Comments

I could spend the next 20 minutes writing about the Mets woes and how to fix them … but I won’t. Instead, I’d like to focus on something interesting and fun. As discussed on Wednesday’s telecast, the Mets will no longer be sporting the black “New York” jerseys. From now on, when the team wears […]

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Did Mets Miss Opportunity Knocking?

An article by posted on April 14, 2009 0 Comments

Joel Sherman of the NY Post, believes the Mets may have blundered when they decided against adding Orlando Hudson, especially after his price went down to one year, $4 million dollars. Orlando Hudson hit for the cycle on Monday against the Giants. It is interesting that the two players Met fans pined for most this […]

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The Curse Of SI… What Curse?

An article by posted on March 31, 2009 0 Comments

Despite the title, I’m not one who believes in jinxes and curses hence the question mark. Instead, I find myself exceedingly glad that Sports Illustrated has picked the New York Mets to win the 2009 World Series, beating the Los Angeles Angels. Of course, the fine folks at SI aren’t telling me something I didn’t already […]

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Tigers Release Gary Sheffield

An article by posted on March 31, 2009 0 Comments

It must be tough to be a Detroit Tigers fan these days. Only days after learning that pitcher Dontrelle Willis would be out indefinitely because of an anxiety disorder, we now learn that outfielder/designated hitter Gary Sheffield has been released. The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the Tigers have released designated hitter Gary Sheffield […]

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And The Winner Is…

An article by posted on March 27, 2009 0 Comments

Field of Dreams   Field of Dreams took on The Natural in the final round of the tournament, and much like Roy Hobbs did in the movie, it knocked the stuffing out of the ball. The final vote tally was 504 – 425. Either movie could have won and I’m sure few would have been […]

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A Fallen Angel

An article by posted on March 10, 2009

It was sad to find out that outfielder Angel Pagan was diagnosed with a bone spur in his right elbow and that he now faces the prospect of another surgery. The diagnosis was made after Pagan went to New York for an MRI exam which revealed the bone spur. Pagan, had his 2008 season cut short when […]

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Jerry Manuel Is So Much More Than A Gangsta

An article by posted on March 10, 2009

There are so many qualities I admire about Jerry Manuel, but the one I admire most is his ability to be forthright and tell it like it is. Unlike past Mets managers, I never get the feeling that Manuel is simply paying us lip service. Yesterday, he weighed in on Pedro Martinez and regardless of […]

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Pecota Projections Versus Las Vegas

An article by posted on March 3, 2009

Here are some new projections which certainly bode well for the New York Mets. The first is the most recently updated PECOTA Standings from Baseball Prospectus. Here are the Las Vegas Under/Over rankings for the NL. Interesting to note that even though both sources used uniquely different methods to calculate their projections, yet both have projected a 91 win season for […]

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