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Give Valdespin a Long Look in Centerfield

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

The Mets lack of depth already is a problem. With Scott Hairston questionable for Opening Day and Andres Torres nursing a calf injury, the Mets are now looking to possibly ask Jason Bay to play centerfield. Really? For all his offensive struggles, Bay hasn’t been nearly as bad as advertised on defense (looking at you Boston […]

The Real Damning Mike Pelfrey Statement, Thoughts on Posada’s Turn Back the Clock Day, Prepare for Postseason, Laga’s Foul Ball Out of Busch Stadium, Mike From Whitestone, Sabathia is RH

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

We “peeled the onion” on Brian Cashman’s comments regarding A.J. Burnett yesterday. Today, Mike Pelfrey is the center of attention with his controversial comments in the New York Post. “It’s unrealistic for anybody at the end of last year to come in and say, ‘The Mets, this is a one-year thing, next year we’re going to win it all…It’s unrealistic.” An […]

Best Managerial Job in Mets History, Heath Bell’s Regression, Wright’s Strat-O-Matic Card, Who is Mike Baxter, Murphy in the Outfield

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Terry Collins return to the bench has been, to quote Freddie Mercury, “no bed of roses, no pleasure cruise.” He’s lost his corner infielders for significant portions of the season, Carlos Beltran, Daniel Murphy, and Jose Reyes will wind up missing a month of games. There have been five points of the season where you waited for this […]