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Oliver Perez sighting!

August 31, 2010 by

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“I thought the velocity was a little better,” manager Jerry Manuel said after the Mets’ 9-3 loss. “Surprisingly, the command was better for a guy that hasn’t pitched in 28 days. I’ll be anxious to see how he feels [Tuesday]. Under those conditions, I thought he did well. Manuel on the 28-pitch outing of Perez […]

Counting Angel’s blessings

August 31, 2010 by

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In what has been a tumultuous season for the Mets, the club has to be counting their blessings from the season they have gotten from outfielder Angel Pagan. After last night’s 9-3 loss to the division leading Atlanta Braves, the Mets (now 65-66) are looking like a team just stringing it along waiting for the […]

Comparing Familia and Gee

August 30, 2010 by

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When judging minor league prospects you have to take a bunch of factors into consideration, including, age, pedigree, production, tools, health, level and reception to coaching. Coming into 2010 the Mets had two pitchers who were at somewhat opposite ends of the prospect spectrum: Dillon Gee and Jeurys Familia. In 2009, the 23-year-old Gee was […]

Dickey loves New York

August 30, 2010 by

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“Outside of the traffic, I feel like it’s a great place for me,” he said after yesterday’s gem. “And that’s the honest answer. I enjoy the culture. I enjoy the people. The fans, they’re tough fans, but they just like to win. And I get that. As a Tennessee Titan fan, I feel the same […]

Santana vs. Sabathia

August 29, 2010 by

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Editor’s Note: The chart listed below is not the same as the one on the original site because I could not get it to copy over. All of the numbers are the same – the layout is different. “Below is a comparison between Santana’s season and CC Sabathia‘s season, who earned his 18th win of […]

Pelfrey closing in on rare feat

August 28, 2010 by

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With a little over a month left in the 2010 season, Mike Pelfrey is closing in on a feat last accomplished in 2003. He has a legitimate chance to be the team leader in wins on a pitching staff that includes Johan Santana. Pelfrey turned in eight scoreless innings on Friday night to match a […]

Truth on sacrifice flies

August 28, 2010 by

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“As an aside, sacrifice flies don’t count as a turn at bat and therefore don’t negatively affect a hitter’s batting average, but they’re almost always just regular fly outs with the singular and fortunate (from the batter’s perspective) distinction that a runner happened to be on third base (or second!) at the time. Occasionally a […]