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Mets Historic First Round Picks

An article by posted on December 30, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Historic First Round Picks

The Mets have selected 62 players in the first round of the June Amateur Draft since 1965. 41 players have made it to the Majors, which is a 66% rate. Who are some of the first rounders who have seen the most success at the Major League level? Jon Matlack – Jon was the 4th […]

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When Is A Good OBP Not So Good

An article by posted on December 29, 2013 0 Comments
When Is A Good OBP Not So Good

Egads… What’s that picture of Luis Castillo doing up there? I bet you didn’t think you’d see him again, right? While I was reading through some comments, I came across an interesting exchange I serendipitously started when I wrote that signing Stephen Drew could end up being as bad as the Luis Castillo signing. Then […]

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Around the Diamond – Shortstop

An article by posted on December 29, 2013 0 Comments
Around the Diamond – Shortstop

In the Mets 52 year history, there have been 22 different players that would be classified as the “everyday” Shortstops. Three of them, Bud Harrelson, Jose Reyes, and Rey Ordonez, account for 23 (44%) of those seasons. Who are the men who have played the most games at Shortstop in Franchise history? (year they were […]

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Why I Love The Mets: And The Winner Is…

An article by posted on December 23, 2013 0 Comments
Why I Love The Mets: And The Winner Is…

Our heartfelt congratulations to Steven, the winner of our Why I Love The Mets contest! I’ve also decided to reward the other two finalists, John and Larry, with $25 Gift Cards to Amazon.com because all three of them were winners! Thank you to everyone who participated!  In the spirit of the season and in the kinship we […]

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OK, So What Exactly Is The Real Plan Again?

An article by posted on December 23, 2013 0 Comments
OK, So What Exactly Is The Real Plan Again?

Oscar Wilde, who would have loved modern baseball for all its hubris and wonderful folly, is quoted as having said, “One’s real life is often the life that one does not lead”. On this rather uneventful Monday, with the new year, 2014, just around the corner, an analogous baseball corollary to the Wilde quote comes […]

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The Free Agent Market Shifts to Pitching

An article by posted on December 22, 2013 0 Comments
The Free Agent Market Shifts to Pitching

With Shin-Soo Choo now going to the Rangers, the top of the remaining free agent market shifts to pitching. The most coveted starting pitcher on the market this year, Japanese sensation Masahiro Tanaka, may or may not be posted by the Rakuten Golden Eagles. The possibility still exists that he may be posted prior to […]

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Murray Chass and Brian Kenny: Two Peas In A Pod

An article by posted on December 21, 2013 0 Comments
Murray Chass and Brian Kenny: Two Peas In A Pod

Oh man, did MLB Network’s Brian Kenny tick me off last night, when he revealed his 2014 Hall of Fame Ballot. Here is what he posted: My HOF ballot: Maddux, Thomas, Raines, Biggio, Schilling, Martinez, McGriff, Glavine, Mussina, Trammell. @CHConfidential — Brian Kenny (@MrBrianKenny) December 20, 2013 You may have noticed that Mike Piazza is […]

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Beltran Felt Hurt And Disrespected By Mets (Owners)

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
Beltran Felt Hurt And Disrespected By Mets (Owners)

Speaking to reporters after the press conference at Yankee Stadium on Friday, Carlos Beltran was still upset with the Mets and for the first time he spoke publicly about his time with them. “All the controversy about the Walter Reed,” Beltran said. “The knee — the organization trying to put me as a player that […]

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Vaccaro On The State Of Sports In New York… Bang! Zoom!

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
Vaccaro On The State Of Sports In New York… Bang! Zoom!

Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post penned a scathing article on the awful state of sports in New York. It wasn’t a rant, but an honest appraisal of the high cost of watching teams that are basically… unwatchable. This is the bottom line: It has never been this depressing to be a New York […]

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Murphy Has ‘No Problem’ Moving To First, Though ‘Enjoys’ Second

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
Murphy Has ‘No Problem’ Moving To First, Though ‘Enjoys’ Second

Daniel Murphy‘s six-year major league career has seen him play all over the diamond. A natural third baseman, Murphy has seen time in leftfield, third, and first before finally finding a home at second base. With uncertainty to his left at first base, there has been speculation throughout the winter of potentially sliding Murphy over […]

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