Tag: NL East

Braves Sign Billy Wagner As Their New Closer

An article by posted on December 2, 2009 0 Comments

The Atlanta Braves didn’t wait long too decide who their closer will be for the 2010 season. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Billy Wagner has just signed a two year deal with the Braves. He becomes the first big name free agent to find a new home after agreeing on a new one year […]

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Let’s Play A Little Role Reversal, Shall We?

An article by posted on August 25, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets played one heck of a series against the Phillies this weekend, sweeping Philly and securing their lead atopthe NL East, pushing the Phillies back 16.5 games in the division. At this point, don’t be surprised if the Nats don’t pass the current 4th place team. Then their only hope would be to play spoiler. What a series for […]

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Mets Lose an Ugly One to the Braves 15-2

An article by posted on August 19, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets (56-64) lost to the Braves (63-57) by a score of 15-2. Bobby Parnell made his 3rd start of the year, and was he bad. In the second inning the Braves sent 11 men to the plate. HOWEVER, in defense of Bobby he could have gotten out of the inning when it was only […]

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Can Things Get Better? Maybe

An article by posted on July 15, 2009 0 Comments

For as bad as the Mets have looked at times this season (and I have advocated blowing up the team or just not paying attention to them anymore), it’s almost miraculous that they are not worse than three games under .500 and 6 ½ games out of first place.  When you think about the lousy […]

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First Half – Half Full Or Half Empty?

An article by posted on July 13, 2009 0 Comments

Nobody could have predicted the first half that the Mets have just completed, after an off season that fueled such high expectations. Sure there were some questions going into the season, but every team has questions, building a team is not an exact science. The Mets’ biggest off-season priority was to revamp the bullpen, and […]

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The Cardinals and Mets Rivalry

An article by posted on June 23, 2009 0 Comments

With all the injuries to the 2009 Mets reminding me of the 1987 Mets, and with the St. Louis Cardinals in town for a big four game series, it got me thinking about the great Met-Cardinals rivalry of the mid 1980′s. To borrow a line from Keith Hernandez “You kids out there who are new […]

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NL East Weekday Roundup

An article by posted on May 15, 2009 0 Comments

Atlanta Braves (Record in last 10 games, 6-4; games gained/lost on div. leader in last 10 games, -2) I think you know what the braves were up to this week on the field. Off the field however, they called up Kris Medlen to take Jo-Jo Reyes’s spot in the rotation after he lasted 3 innings […]

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NL East Weekday Roundup

An article by posted on May 8, 2009 0 Comments

The NL East had a bit of an eventful week, as the Mets swept both the Braves and the Phillies, the Braves swept the Marlins, and the Nationals had some crazy games against both Houston and Los Angeles. The Week That Was (Record in parenthesis shows record in mid-week series’) Atlanta Braves (2-2) @ Marlins […]

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Act Two: Big Pelf Takes Center Stage

An article by posted on April 8, 2009 0 Comments

The jubilation of the Mets Opening Day win becomes somewhat tempered tonight, when Mike Pelfrey takes the mound against Edinson Volquez and the Cincinnati Reds. The certainty and confidence we feel whenever it’s Johan Santana’s turn in the rotation is very comforting to say the least. Dayne Perry of ESPN, wrote today that Johan Santana needs to get […]

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Phillies Are Crowned NL East Champs

An article by posted on September 27, 2008

Any chance of the Mets trying to win the division has just come to an end. Only moments agao, the Philadelphia Phillies have defeated the Washington Nationals. As reported on phillies.com, closer Brad Lidge sealed Saturday’s 4-3 Phillies win over the Nationals and captured a second straight National League East title — Philadelphia’s first back-to-back […]

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