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End of season report card for the Mets

October 8, 2010 by

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For a season that opened up with hope, and which was carried to the All-Star break, the Mets once again flamed out and disappointed their fans and had their second consecutive losing season (79-83). Change is now on the horizon as GM Omar Minaya and manager Jerry Manuel were given their pink slips on Monday. […]

Mets should use Dickey, Pelfrey more in Citi

October 3, 2010 by

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In 2010, the home team in MLB has a .559 winning percentage compared to a .441 mark when on the road.  Through games of Friday the Mets had a .582 winning percentage in home games, an above-average mark and the 12-best in MLB.  On the road, they have a .395 winning percentage, a below-average mark […]

Hard-luck and R.A. Dickey

September 30, 2010 by

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“He’s run into some tough luck,” catcher Josh Thole said. “I’m sure he doesn’t have as many wins as he would like or should have. But I’m telling you, I can [only] think of one time where he went out and just had no feel for the knuckleball. Other than that, he’s been unbelievable.” Thole […]

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 […]

Is R.A. Dickey The Next Tim Wakefield?

August 13, 2010 by

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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 […]

Breaking Point

August 6, 2010 by

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Three things to look for in Philadelphia series As the Mets head to Philadelphia for yet another key three-game series with the Phillies, the season may be hanging in the balance. At 54-54 and eight games back of the Braves, it’s gut check time for the Mets. We’re approaching do or die time. After an […]

Mets clip Braves

August 3, 2010 by

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The New York Mets (54-53) rebounded from Monday’s loss, beating the Atlanta Braves 3-2 at Turner Field. The win puts the Mets 6 1/2 behind the Atlanta Braves in the National League East. The Mets are now 21-34 on the road. The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Florida Marlins 6-1, placing the Mets in a third-place […]