Tag: RBI

Just How Far Are The Mets Willing To Go To Build A Contender?

An article by posted on November 2, 2013 0 Comments
Just How Far Are The Mets Willing To Go To Build A Contender?

Bill Madden of the Daily News explains why if the Mets are serious about spending, as Jeff Wilpon and Sandy Alderson keep suggesting, they very likely will have to overpay. Here’s the problem for the Mets — and to a lesser degree the Yankees now that they can no longer guarantee free agents a legitimate […]

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Royals Put Billy Butler On Trade Block

An article by posted on October 22, 2013 0 Comments
Royals Put Billy Butler On Trade Block

Buster Olney of ESPN is reporting that the Royals will be listening to offers for designated hitter and first baseman Billy Butler. Royals ready to talk about Billy Butler deal for teams that would take on DH owed $8 million in '14, $12m in 2015. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 22, 2013 Butler, 27, has $8 million […]

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Mets Outfield Prospect Cesar Puello Is Doing It His Way

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Outfield Prospect Cesar Puello Is Doing It His Way

Kevin Kernan put together an interesting piece earlier in the week in the New York Post on Dodger baseball phenom Yasiel Puig. In his first sentence, he speculates that Puig is ready for October baseball, but wonders whether baseball is ready for Puig. He builds his piece around what he calls the ‘Puig Philosophy,’ an aggressive, hustling brand […]

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Death. Taxes. Beltran.

An article by posted on October 12, 2013 0 Comments
Death.  Taxes.  Beltran.

Some people live for the big game.  Joe Montana saved his best efforts for the many NFC Championship Games and Super Bowls he won.  Michael Jordan was excellent at sinking clutch shots and the spirits of opposing teams in his six NBA Finals victories.  (I’m a Utah Jazz fan.  I should know.)  And then there’s […]

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Hits & Misses: Tron Has Become Mythical, Chasing Unicorns, Fix My Team

An article by posted on October 12, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Tron Has Become Mythical, Chasing Unicorns, Fix My Team

Last night, Carlos Beltran continued to cement his status as one of the greatest post season players of all time with yet another incredible performance. Having already delivered a two-run double to tie Game 1 of the NLCS at 2-2, the former Met would hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 13th inning to […]

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2013 Season Review: Daniel Murphy, 2B

An article by posted on October 11, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Season Review: Daniel Murphy, 2B

DANIEL MURPHY, 2B PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS As often has been the case with Daniel Murphy, expectations were moderate at best. If given the chance, the Mets would have replaced him, but with more pressing needs they spent their limited resources elsewhere so Murphy remained in the lineup. After several years of searching for a position, Murphy […]

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Three Free Agent First Base Options Not Named Jose Abreu

An article by posted on October 9, 2013 0 Comments
Three Free Agent First Base Options Not Named Jose Abreu

It’s obvious that Jose Dariel Abreu, the 26 year old Cuban phenom, is at or near the top of many a team’s wish list this offseason. The frontrunners for the slugger have been reported as the Giants, Red Sox, White Sox, and Rangers. It has also been reported that the Mets have shown somewhat of […]

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Hits & Misses: Sobering Realities, Kendrys Morales, and Clutch Walks

An article by posted on October 9, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Sobering Realities, Kendrys Morales, and Clutch Walks

Sometimes, reality can be such a damn bitch… I read Joel Sherman’s interview with Hal Steinbrenner, owner of the Yankees, in which he discusses the decision to get their payroll under $189 million. What really stood out at me was his response to whether this was a soft goal or a mandate. “It is something […]

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Daniel Murphy Appreciation Day

An article by posted on October 7, 2013 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy Appreciation Day

Before I begin, let me preface this by saying that if you’re not a Daniel Murphy supporter, then in all likelihood you will not be a fan of this post.  (And for the record, the title of this piece was suggested by my Gal For All Seasons, so I’m not alone in my appreciation for […]

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2013 Season Review: David Wright, 3B

An article by posted on October 7, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Season Review: David Wright, 3B

DAVID WRIGHT, 3B PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: As they always are, expectations were high for David Wright, especially after a strong 2012 season, one in which he hit .306 with 21 homers and 93 RBI. And, those were numbers compiled with little protection in the line-up, at least in the first half of the season. They were […]

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