Tag: RBI

Beltran Goes 1-3 In Debut, Slides Home To Score Run

An article by posted on March 6, 2011 0 Comments

Carlos Beltran went 1 for 3 in his spring debut against the Red Sox today and scored a run –  sliding into home plate for added effect though he clearly looked rusty running. He admitted being at 80% running the bases after the game, but said he felt great swinging the bat. It was a good first […]

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Brooklyn Dodger and Baseball Legend Duke Snider Passes Away

An article by posted on February 27, 2011 0 Comments

Duke Snider passed away earlier today in Escondido, CA. The former Brooklyn Dodger great was 84. He was Brooklyn’s CFer during what has been called ‘The Golden Era of Baseball in New York.’ And Golden it was. While Duke played CF for Brooklyn, Willie Mays covered CF for the New York Giants and Mickey Mantle […]

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Jordany Valdespin: Second Baseman Of The Future?

An article by posted on February 26, 2011 0 Comments

Despite their extra-innings tie, it was great to see some New York Mets baseball today. The Mets came from behind to tie the Atlanta Braves, 5-5, in their opening spring training game at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie. While the scores really mean nothing in spring training, it’s the performance of players on […]

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Mets Cornering The Market At Port St. Lucie

An article by posted on February 15, 2011 0 Comments

As I was reading Adam Rubin’s blog for ESPN New York, I came across a few pictures that Adam posted from Mets Spring Training at Port St. Lucie. Like all teams, the Mets go into Spring Training with many questions to answer as players battle to win spots on the 25-man roster. Two positions where the […]

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Josh Thole Hopes To Give Mets Stability Behind The Plate

An article by posted on January 27, 2011 0 Comments

Josh Thole goes into spring training as the odds-on favorite to get the bulk of the playing time at catcher. Even if manager Terry Collins goes to a lefty-righty platoon with Thole and the newly acquired Ronny Paulino, it would be the left-handed hitting Thole getting the lion’s share of at-bats. If Thole can handle […]

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A Team Of Potential

An article by posted on January 10, 2011 0 Comments

As we approach the 2011 season, it seems as though several teams in the NL East have significantly improved this offseason. The Phillies brought back Cliff Lee to set up one of the best pitching staffs, at least on paper, in recent history. The Braves added Dan Uggla to solidify the middle of their order. […]

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After Strawberry, It’s Been 20 Years of Musical Chairs In Right Field

An article by posted on January 8, 2011 0 Comments

Ask any Mets fan who the greatest rightfielder in franchise history is and before you get to the word “franchise”, you’ll get your answer – Darryl Strawberry.  Now ask them who the best rightfielder is after the Straw Man and you’ll hear crickets. It’s no surprise that no one can name the second best rightfielder […]

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Roberto Alomar’s Advice To Jason Bay

An article by posted on January 7, 2011 0 Comments

Newly enshrined Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar was in New York yesterday and spoke with reporters about a variety of things including his struggles during his time with the Mets. Dan Martin of the NY Post clues us in on what he said, particularly addressing the notion that he didn’t give his best effort with the Mets. […]

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Un-Fricking-Believable Records That Have Been Broken

An article by posted on January 4, 2011 0 Comments

One of the figures who played a primary role in establishing the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York was Ford C. Frick. Frick was baseball’s third commissioner, but is most remembered as the one responsible for ordering an asterisk to be placed next to Roger Maris’ single season home run record. In 1970, he was elected to the Hall of […]

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Mets Need The Wright Backup At Third Base

An article by posted on December 30, 2010 0 Comments

David Wright has his fans. Those are the ones who say he’s the face of the franchise and can tell you without giving it much thought how many seasons he’s had with a .300+ batting average (five, in case you were wondering) and 100+ RBI (also five). He also has his haters. Those people will […]

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