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Jose Bautista and the ’04 Deadline Deals

September 27, 2010 by

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Say the date June 15, 1977 to any Mets fan over the age of 40 and you will undoubtedly see a pained expression crawl over his face.  For the uninitiated, that is the day the Mets traded both Tom Seaver and Dave Kingman.  For younger fans, the closest they can come is July 30, 2004.  […]

Ex-Mets pitchers: gone and forgettable

September 11, 2010 by

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While the Mets front office has made some terrible and unsightly moves over the years, with the contracts given to Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez at the top of the list, they usually know when to cut bait with mediocre pitchers. Below will be a list of examples of how the Mets made the right […]

Mets Rewind: July 30

July 30, 2010 by

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Here’s what happened on this day in New York Mets history: 1973: New York Mets released Jerry May. 1988: Sid Fernandez pitches seven shutout innings, striking out 12 and giving up four hits in a 3-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was the second straight day the Mets shutout the Pirates. 2001: New York […]

Not all SP trade targets are upgrades

June 7, 2010 by

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Let’s pretend you are the GM of the New York Mets, your team is on the fringe of playoff contention, your job is on the line and you have decided to acquire a pitcher to help the team get to the post-season and save your hide. You have identified three pitchers who can be had […]