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Growing Up Together

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

When I looked at the Mets lineup yesterday afternoon against the Braves, I swore I saw it before. Indeed I did, as it was a version that has played together in Binghamton and Buffalo. Some have donned the uniform of the Brooklyn Cyclones and St. Lucie Mets. In total, 7 of 8 starters came up […]

Season Preview: 2012 Mets Not Measured in Wins & Losses

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

When you look at the 2012 Mets’ roster you can’t logically predict anything more than 75-77 wins. That best case scenario is still probably good for last place in the National League East. It also probably won’t allow for any mid-summer tease in the form of competing for the second Wild Card, and the right […]

Taking Small Pleasures in a Challenging Season

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

If you listen to the mainstream media, there appears to be no reason to watch the 2012 New York Mets. Some pundits (Michael Kay- ESPN) have the team winning 55 games. I would imagine that most publications will have them a lock for last place when they post their predictions later this month. Even the […]

Lucas Duda is in Good Company For His Age

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Lucas Duda isn’t Albert Pujols, not yet. But I am sure Mets fans could only dream that he will be 75% as good as Pujols. As Michael Salfino wrote at the Wall Street Journal, “Duda’s second-half rookie surge puts him in the company of MVPs Albert Pujols, Ryan Howard, Joey Votto and Ryan Braun plus perennial All-Stars Mike Piazza and Todd Helton….  The Mets outfielder had an […]

Young Mets Hitters Could Develop Into Solid Core

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

All the talk around the Mets has been about the young pitchers. Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Jeurys Familia and the forgotten man, Jenrry Mejia, will be a huge focus throughout the season. Although a lot of the excitement about the future will be in Binghamton and Buffalo, there is an intriguing young offensive core coming together at Citi field. Lucas […]

Mets Have Plenty to Be Positive About This Spring

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

It is common knowledge among the electorate the 2012 New Mets aren’t going to be that good. Without a deep starting pitching staff and not even a true ace, Mets GM Sandy Alderson has attempted to follow the lead of the Arizona Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers by building up a solid bullpen to improve their […]

NY Baseball Stock Up/Stock Down Going Into 2012

Friday, December 30th, 2011

I always like to try new things here, so instead of doing a “year in review,” I am doing a “Stock Up/Stock Down” heading into 2012 for New York baseball. This includes a “watch list.” The list could include players, coaches, minor leaguers, and the media. Stock Up  Curtis Granderson – When the Yankees acquired […]

4 Hour Games, Should the Sox Trio Share the MVP, It’s a Wonderful Life, Danny Herrera

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

3:59, 3:16, 4:21 That is how long each game took during this Yankees-Red Sox series. These two teams have the longest nine inning game in history (4:45), which was accomplished in 2006. You heard the complaints from umpire Joe West last year. Mark Teixeira even chimed in how the games are too long. The one […]

Temperature Gauge, Gossip Locker Room, A.J. & Whitson, Minaya Deserves Credit, Gary Cohen Wants No Changes at Citi

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

In case I lose power from Hurricane Irene, I have posted a few pieces to go up over the next couple of days. I anticipate the pre-record audio from this week’s show to be up in a few hours. Stay safe out there and hopefully we will still be able to talk baseball here over […]

Klapisch on Girardi, Using Your Head on a Triple Play, Duda Continues to Impress, Raissman on Cone, Mex on a Saturday Night

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

The Yankees continue to win, and are in first place in the AL East. The playoffs are not in question, but that didn’t stop Bob Klapisch from taking him to task in yesterday’s Record for how he handled the A.J. Burnett situation on Saturday night. It’s up to the manager to prove he’s not playing favorites on […]