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The two League Championship Series have just concluded and we’ll see a never-before matchup in the World Series. Texas-St. Louis offers a couple of fresh – and one most unlikely – faces on the national stage. This will be the first Series in recent memory in which both teams got there on the backs of their offense. “Pitching wins championships,” the hoary bromide goes, but neither team has shown that dominant, lock-down starting pitching which has been a hallmark of World Series winners past, save for Chris Carpenter’s performance against the Phillies – he said, hiding a giggle.
What does this have to do with the Mets and Sandy Alderson’s 2012 off-season plans? In a broad sense, this latest ***** in the armor of “conventional wisdom” might bode well for whichever moves Alderson might make. If nothing else, it should take some of the pressure off. The recent Series and the popularity of the Moneyball film/book will allow for a lot of out-of-the-box thinking on several fronts, ...
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Former Mets bench coach Chip Hale, told ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin that if the Mets lose Jose Reyes to free agency, young Ruben Tejada is more than capable to hold his own as an everyday shortstop for the Mets in 2012.
“Whether he plays second every day next year or short, he’s going to be a big contributor to that team and they need it. His physical presence has improved...
I recently conducted an exclusive interview with New York Mets pitcher Chris Schwinden who was kind enough to agree to answer a few questions for me to share with our MMO community. Schwinny was totally cool and I hope you decide to leave him some nice comments for him to come back to. Enjoy!
First of all Chris, congratulations on a terrific season in 2011! Anchoring the Bison’s...
Chip Hale told ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin that he believes Ruben Tejada is ready to be an everyday shortstop for the Mets (in the event Jose Reyes leaves as a free agent).
Chip Hale also stated that Tejada is ready to be a .280 hitter at the major league level for an entire season.
Tejada hit .284 with a .360 OBP in 376 plate appearances last season with the Mets.
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Do you remember him?
Of course you do. Going into the 2011 season, Jenrry Mejia was the team’s top top prospect. He began his season with Triple-A Buffalo, but then got injured after only five starts. So, he had Tommy John surgery.
I have not heard anyone mention Mejia’s name in months. Don’t forget about the guy. He’s a hard thrower who (of course) struggles with his command...
There is speculation among fans and media that Terry Collins wanted one guy to be his bench coach, the front office wanted someone else, Ownership wanted another, and so on. But, in talking with people close to the team, I don’t get that sense at all.
In fact, it sounds to me like – though they were all very open minded towards the outcome, in terms of who to hire – both...
According to David Lennon of Newsday the Mets are making changes to Citi Field and those changes will be announced shortly. MLB doesn't like teams up-staging the World Series, so it's pretty safe to say it will either happen on an off day or after the Series is complete. Lennon tweeted that there was nothing new to the changes, that we had already heard they were considering...
Dwight Gooden didn't oversleep when he missed a parade celebrating the New York Mets' World Series championship in 1986.
Instead, Gooden said in an interview scheduled to air on ESPN's "E-60" on Wednesday night that he was sitting in an apartment of a drug dealer with people he didn't know, too stoned and too paranoid to join the celebration in Manhattan...
While his New York Mets teammates celebrated their 1986 world championship with a ticker tape parade, Dwight Gooden sat in a drug dealer's apartment, stoned and paranoid.
The onetime superstar pitcher, who famously shortchanged his Hall of Fame skills because of drugs and alcohol, told ESPN the storybook season was when he became a cocaine addict. He was 23 years old, and had...
SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (AP) -- Former New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra has changed his plea from not guilty to no contest on charges of auto theft and providing a false financial statement.
It's time for some uplifting news from the good folks at E:60! It's a rare occasion when "club in Long Island" is not the most soul-wrenching part of a story, but this is one of those times. More »
While his 1986 New York Mets teammates basked in the glory of millions during a ticker tape parade, Dwight Gooden sat in a drug dealer's apartment, too high and paranoid to join them.
The Mets announced Tuesday that they have accepted right-handed reliever Elvin Ramirez back from the Nationals, who selected him in the Rule 5 Draft last December.