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Does Ike Davis Need to Turn It Around This Road Trip to Avoid a Demotion?

Friday, April 27th, 2012

.132/.192/.265/ That is the batting line for Mets first baseman Ike Davis going into tonight’s game. It was Davis, along with Lucas Duda, Daniel Murphy and Ruben Tejada, the Mets were relying on to emerge as part of the young positional core that will be on the field for years to come. Out of that foursome, Davis had the best resume […]

Are the Mets Forcing Scranton to Barnstorm Over ’06 Snub?

Friday, September 30th, 2011

The Yankees have announced their Triple-A affiliate will play its home games in six different locations in 2012: Rochester, Batavia, Syracuse, Lehigh Valley, Buffalo, and Pawtucket. This is due to renovation of PNC Field, which will take the entire 2012 season. The Mets not only rejected the Yankees request to play at Bears & Eagles Stadium in […]

LOOGY Concerns, Garcia’s Postseason Importance, Mets & Buffalo, Bay in CF, Dear Jesus Montero

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

I still think the biggest opportunity for the Yankees is a quality left handed pitcher in their bullpen. Boone Logan pitched out of a bases loaded jam in the first game of the Boston series, but gave up a two-run homer to Jacoby Ellsbury last night during the Sox 3-run sixth inning. I just don’t think Logan can be trusted […]

Sign Stealing, Kim Jones Wardrobe Malfunction, LOOGY’s, Nolasco an Option?

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

So the Blue Jays are stealing signs illegally according to Joe Girardi? This isn’t the first team to fall into this category as the Phillies were accused of setting up cameras at Citizen’s Bank Park a couple of years ago. Girardi points out that stealing signs from the base paths is illegal, but using equipment such […]

Book Dishes Dirt on MLB, Seagulls, Per Diem, Mark Newman

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Fans of gossip are probably familiar with Perez Hilton, which delves into the lives of celebrities, but there is a site called TerezOwens.com which appears to be doing the same for athletes. I know some like this sort of thing, and others don’t; regardless, it’s become part of the landscape so we have to talk […]

Mets and Ducks Square Off For Nassau Ballpark

Monday, June 20th, 2011

On Friday, the Mets submitted plans for a minor league ballpark in Nassau County, Long Island. This will be part of the new Nassau Coliseum project that will be voted on by the County residents. All along, many assumed the only bidder would be Frank Boulton, owner of the Ducks and CEO of the Atlantic League. […]

Jason Bay Needs Time in Minors to Rediscover Stroke

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Jason Bay was dropped to the sixth spot last night. It didn’t matter, as he went 0-4 to drop his average to .216. His OPS of .601 brings back memories of Luis Castillo. With another two, possibly three, years on his contract it behooves the Mets to try everything to fix him. Clearly, doing this […]

Baseball in Buffalo: What Could Have Been

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

When you think of New York baseball the Mets and Yankees obviously first come to mind. Perhaps the Cyclones are next, or maybe the Staten Island Yankees. Of course, old timers will remember the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants. There are probably a contingency of fans that bring up the Long Island Ducks as […]

What to Expect From the Buffalo Mets

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

The Mets current 25 man roster has eight players that were in Buffalo on Opening Day. Although the Mets system isn’t highly regarded for top talent it has been able to produce some decent replacement players in times of need. With Ike Davis and David Wright out for an indefinite period of time it’s an […]

Getting to Know New Buffalo Hitting Coach Mike Easler

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

The Mets hired Mike Easler as the hitting coach for Triple-A Buffalo. Easler had a 16 year career, majority of which he spent playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He’s been the hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals. Easler was given the name “The Hitman” by […]