Tag: Phillies

Mets Pitchers Are Thriving Because Opponents Aren’t Driving

An article by posted on April 30, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets are off to an impressive start in the National League East.  Coming into tonight’s opener of their crucial weekend series against the Philadelphia Phillies, the Mets find themselves in first place with a 13-9 record.  Although the team still hasn’t fired on all cylinders in the hitting department, their pitching has performed beyond […]

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Here Come The Mets!!!

An article by posted on April 30, 2010 0 Comments

Just a little something to set the mood for the huge weekend series against the Phillies. Do you remember how down we all were only two weekends ago? Now we’re the ones that are striking fear down the spines of opposing teams. Baseball is so amazing that way… I have three things that I would […]

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Mets Playing Lucky 7

An article by posted on April 28, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets are undoubtedly the hottest team in baseball right now.  They have the best record over their last ten games, going 9-1 on their recent homestand and winning seven in a row.  And now, it’s off to Philly, where only one of two things can happen.  Either the momentum of this seven game winning […]

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Ryan Howard’s Dinosaur Of A New Contract (Updated)

An article by posted on April 27, 2010 0 Comments

* Updated 12:00 PM Ryan Howard has just signed a contract extension which will  guarantee him $164 million over the next 7 years. First, Ryan will make $19 million this year and $20 million next year. Then the extension kicks in with the first two years at $20 million, the following three years at $25 million […]

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Fun At The Phillies Expense

An article by posted on April 8, 2010 0 Comments

As Mets fans, we don’t get moments like this very often, so in those rare instances when the Phillies make headlines for all the wrong reasons, you really have to relish them. To begin, we already know what a big mouth Jimmy Rollins has, but get a load of what he said while a guest on […]

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Phillies Claim Nelson Figueroa Off Waivers

An article by posted on April 7, 2010 0 Comments

Update 4/7 1:30 pm The Phillies have claimed right-hander Nelson Figueroa off waivers, according to ESPN NY. He is expected to join the Phillies immediately and is likely would be the team’s long man and spot starter. The Mets designated Figueroa for assignment over the weekend. Figueroa went 3-8 with a 4.09 ERA in 16 games […]

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Optimists Have Their Day In The Sun

An article by posted on April 6, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday, opening day, the optimists ruled. The naysayers out there already have their rebuttals. “You had Santana pitching, you should have won. Now lets see what you’ve got”. Perhaps they are right. Certainly 2009, nor this most recent spring training has given even the most loyal Mets fans some ill conceived notions that this team […]

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MLB 2010 Predictions from “Vegas Rich”

An article by posted on March 30, 2010 0 Comments

The final countdown to the beginning of the MLB season has begun in earnest as we are now 6 days from opening night on ESPN where the Yankees face the Red Sox in what looks to me as it should be some of the closes races for all the divisions in recent years. CC Sabathia […]

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Are Mets Becoming The Forgotten Stepchild?

An article by posted on March 25, 2010 0 Comments

Folks, I don’t live in New York anymore, and haven’t since 1992.  Sure, I can get all my Mets news online and I can watch and listen to games online or on cable.  But nothing beats living there–the talk, the camaraderie, the print newspapers that you can read with two hands and two eyes (unless […]

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Halladay Looks Like An Ace, Throws Two Perfect Innings

An article by posted on March 5, 2010 0 Comments

If first impressions are important to baseball fans in Philadelphia, new Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay aced his entry exam. Halladay got the Grapefruit League schedule unde way with two near-perfect innings in the Phillies’ 3-2 win over the New York Yankees on Thursday. The 32-year-old Halladay threw a pair of  innings while striking out three. As we […]

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