Tag: stolen bases

Introducing: The MLB Hall Of Fame Class Of 1942

An article by posted on October 21, 2011 0 Comments
Introducing: The MLB Hall Of Fame Class Of 1942

There was only one player that was inducted into the Hall of Fame from 1940 to 1944 in honor of those that had to put their careers on hold and go abroad to defend the United States in World War II. Who was the one player worthy enough of being inducted during this time? Second […]

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Thole May Soon Be Riding the Pine

An article by posted on May 4, 2011 0 Comments

After last night’s 7-6 loss to the Giants, manager Terry Collins was asked if Josh Thole’s recent poor defensive performance can land the young catcher into a reserve catcher role. “That’s a possibility. And not just that, but to also maybe let Josh have a chance to clear his head a little bit.” Thole disagreed […]

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Crawford or Granderson?

An article by posted on November 16, 2009 0 Comments

This weekend, some of the Mets blogosphere were busy opining the Mets potential pursuit of either Carl Crawford or Curt Granderson, both of whom were rumored to be candidates for trades. Both rumors have since been shot down, but that’s how the rumor mill works sometimes. News can turn on a dime. On this slow Mets […]

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Alex Rios Claimed On Waivers

An article by posted on August 7, 2009 0 Comments

Buster Olney of ESPN is reporting that a waiver claim has been placed on Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Alex Rios by an unknown team.. The 28-year-old Rios is batting .261 with 12 homers and 58 RBIs this season. He has a hefty contract that is paying him $5.9 million this season, $9.7 million in 2010, $12 […]

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HOFers Henderson And Rice Key Figures In Mets History

An article by posted on July 26, 2009 0 Comments

Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice were inducted into the Hall of Fame today.  Henderson entered the Hall in his first year of eligibility.  He was the greatest leadoff hitter of all-time, setting the career record for stolen bases (1,406), leadoff home runs (81) and runs scored (2,295).  Rice waited until his fifteenth and final year […]

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Can The Mets Hold Down The Fort Until More Troops Arrive?

An article by posted on July 3, 2009 0 Comments

To begin, let me first commend the Mets on the remarkable fight and resiliency they displayed yesterday at PNC Park where they beat the Pirates 9-8 in ten innings. I thought they showed remarkable courage and fight under some intense adversity. These days, the Mets are not only faced with the challenge of battling the […]

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Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!

An article by posted on May 22, 2009 0 Comments

In honor of this weekend’s upcoming Indianapolis 500, I’d like to share my thoughts about speed.  I seem to have noticed that the Mets are having a little bit of a problem with their power this season.  Entering this weekend’s series against the Red Sox, the Mets were 15th in the National League in home […]

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Seven Stolen Bases, A New Mets Record!

An article by posted on May 15, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets have just stolen their sixth and seventh bases of the game tonight, thanks to a double steal with Sheffield swiping third and Wright taking second. The seven stolen bases set a new Mets club record. For David Wright it was his fourth steal of the night and a new career best. Carlos Beltran […]

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Red Sox Legend, Dom DiMaggio Passes Away

An article by posted on May 8, 2009 0 Comments

The Associated Press is reporting that Dom DiMaggio has passed away. DiMaggio, a seven-time All Star who still holds the record for the longest consecutive game hitting streak in Boston Red Sox history, has died at his Massachusetts home. He was 92. DiMaggio, the brother of New York Yankees Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio, died […]

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Forget LOB, Where’s The Stolen Bases?

An article by posted on April 21, 2009 0 Comments

For the last three seasons we’ve been spoiled by the speed of Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran and David Wright. The Mets were among the league leaders each season in stolen bases, and speed was a big part of our game. But so far this season, the team’s stolen bases are down and not where we […]

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