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Feliciano: Time to hawk this LOOGY?

September 29, 2010

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Thankfully the 2010 season is just about over and New York Mets fans can begin another off-season of wistfully dreaming of personnel and front office moves to send the Mets back to that foreign land we’ve only heard described as the playoffs. The buzz around the team lately has been that a fair amount of […]

Why root for the home team?

September 2, 2010

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Hi, my name is Mike and I’m a fan of the New York Mets. Thanks for the sympathy and no, I’m not a masochist. You don’t hear the words Met and fan together in the same sentence much these days, unless you’re consoling one of these rare creatures or trying to find a less appealing […]

Is R.A. Dickey The Next Tim Wakefield?

August 13, 2010

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Little is more enigmatic in baseball than the knuckleball. The number of pitchers who ever threw this pitch is exceedingly short and few are active at the same time. The knuckleball is a pitch designed to have an erratic, unpredictable motion. As its name suggests the pitcher grips the ball either with his fingertips digging […]

Mets Right On Oswalt

July 30, 2010

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Fred “Coupon” let Roy Oswalt go to the Philadelphia Phillies! Lets panic and jump off the bandwagon! Did that scare off the trolls, Phillies fans and New York Mets defeatists? Good, because the Oswalt deal may have actually worked out in our boys’ favor. I can’t lie, the longtime Houston Astro ace has been just […]

The Beltran Dilemma

July 26, 2010

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Before anyone takes this out of context – Carlos Beltran is not the root of the New York Mets recent struggles. I’m as frustrated as the next fan, but this team looked shaky going 2-4 before the All-Star Break. That said, Beltran is clearly not helping. The five-tool superstar is a mirage, replaced with a […]

Who can replace Matthews?

June 1, 2010

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The New York Mets farm system has proven to be a boon for the major league club early in the 2010 season, and there’s no reason to believe it can’t help again in centerfield. Highly-touted first baseman Ike Davis was the first to impact the Mets when he broke onto the scene on April 19 […]

Where does Murphy fit?

April 30, 2010

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Red, white and blue pins labeled “I Like Ike” have been standard fare amongst New York Mets fans these days, and for good reason. The Mets rookie first baseman has impressed early with the bat and glove. Yes, Ike Davis certainly looks like he may have a long career as the Mets’ first baseman. But […]