Tag: NL

The Shot Heard ‘Round Flushing

An article by posted on April 24, 2009 0 Comments

There are Hall of Famers and then there are others who put up solid numbers for an entire career. One particular player compiled a 289 career BA and 2715 hits over 22 years. These numbers are not worthy of enshrinement in Cooperstown but he was a solid, consistent player. He was an All-Star and once […]

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MLB News: Cole Hamels Injured, Leaves Game

An article by posted on April 23, 2009 0 Comments

Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels left Thursday’s series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers after being struck in the shoulder by a line drive. One pitch after giving up a two-run homer to Ryan Braun in the fourth inning, Prince Fielder laced an infield single that hit Hamels in the front of his left shoulder. Trainers immediately […]

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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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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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I Like Mike… Big Pelf That Is

An article by posted on February 14, 2009

Last year marked Big Pelf’s first genuine MLB season. He pitched 200 innings, and I think he proved that he has the ability to be a top-quality hurler. I am not brimming with confidence about the 2009 Mets this spring unlike my attitude for the past two springs, which I’m guessing I share with the […]

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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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Marlins Reel In Mets Playoff Hopes

An article by posted on September 27, 2008

Almost to the exact day as last year, the Mets find themselves again on the verge of elimination at the hands of the Florida Marlins. What is it about the Mets that can energize and motivate a team like the Marlins to deriving such pleasure from delivering the final blow to the Mets? Former Mets catcher […]

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I’ll Flip You For It

An article by posted on September 20, 2008

The Mets won a coin toss against the Brewers today to determine home-field advantage for a potential one-game wild card playoff between the two teams. If the Mets and Phillies tie for first place and have better records than the runners-up in the other divisions, then the Mets will be the NL East champions based […]

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What A View From the Top!

An article by posted on August 15, 2008

After doing what was expected necessary, our New York Metropolitans find themselves sitting atop the NL East. Clutch hitting, a stellar rotation, and a bullpen that saves games (for a change) all played pivotal roles this week. It also helped that Manny was being Manny in L.A. instead of Boston. And I would also like […]

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Pedro Martinez: T Minus Five Days

An article by posted on May 29, 2008

The troops are currently in the staging area, cleaning their weapons. The engineers are working on the engines and we’re starting to see them click on some of the available cylinders. D Day has been set for June 3rd. Pedro Martinez has thrown a rehab session in A Ball St. Lucie and has been declared […]

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