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With Spring Training right around the corner it’s time to start to get into the baseball spirit. Even though it appears we are not going to be contending for a title this season, there is still plenty to be excited about. There is always the outside chance that we make it interesting and contend for the second wild card spot. For that to potentially happen things need to break right for us and players need to step up. That starts in spring training as the position battles begin and players who we may see arriving for their big league debut later this season will showcase their skills in exhibition games. Here are some of the things I am most interested in seeing this spring.
1. Young players
Some of the notable young players who we will see in spring training are Wilmer Flores, Cesar Puello, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Jeurys Familia and Matt Harvey. These players may not be there for long, but we will get to see a glimpse of them and how they look on the mound, in the field, and in the b...
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Jon Heyman reported yesterday that he was told a competing exec. believed Andres Torres is nothing more then a 5th outfielder.The Mets actions may be confirming that belief, first going after Cody Ross and now monitoring the left handed outfield market. Ankiel and Fokudome could platoon with Torres but Damon might be the perfect fit. Damon would be able to hit at the top of...
With the New York Mets celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2012, I’ll probably end up doing 4-5 1962 Editions of my “Mets Eye Candy” feature.
Do you know the story about Hall of Fame writer Leonard Koppett during that 1962 season? While burning the midnight oil at his desk in the newsroom of the NY Post, his phone rang at two in the in morning. “I understand the Mets scored...
I was able to get in a quick Q&A with NY Mets shortstop prospect Phillip Evans the other day, just weeks before he has to get ready to head for Port St. Lucie for the start of Spring Training. The Mets got a steal when they plucked Evans in the 15th round of last years draft. Other teams had been scared off due to a commitment by Evans to attend San Diego State, but just hours...
Big game today. A NY team is involved. in about 14 hours we will know if there is another trophy for a NY team. After that though we turn the focus to PSL and what the Mets can provide entertainment wise for the next 6-7 months.
To tell you the truth besides the lackluster off season for our team the drama that surrounds it with the cash strapped Wilpons has grown very...
We’re big Jon Stewart fans here at The Legend. Actually, let me not speak for the rest of the editorial staff. I am a big Jon Stewart fan. And Stewart shares as least one thing with Cecilio’s Scribe. He’s a fan of the New York Mets. So, we’re both sorry bastards in that regard.
Fortunately for Stewart, he has a national platform to playfully and brilliantly poke fun at...
The big news surrounding the Mets has been the announcement that SNY is going to purchase a bunch of the shares that the Wilpons are offering in the team as a way to raise money. Some see this as nothing more than rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. But is there anything wrong about taking money from a profitable venture and using it to support a struggling one in your financial...
You can find a lot of stuff on YouTube but I found out this morning you cannot find Glenn Close singing the National Anthem. I want to write about “The Star Spangled Banner” today and this, I thought, was a good way to do this on a Mets-themed blog. Close has sung the anthem at Mets games more than once and the best thing about her rendition is that she sings it quickly.
Last night the much awaited hair cutting ceremony of former Mets SS Jose Reyes took place. I can't describe how much it pains me to scribble "former."As anyone with a pulse knows, I have been sick to my stomach since it was obvious the Mets had absolutely zero interest in re-signing Reyes, let alone his eventual signing with the dreaded Marlins. I also firmly believe...
The Do's and Don'ts of the New York Mets in your 2012 Fantasy League.
Whenever there is a discussion about General Manager’s talents with regards to a rebuilding team, it often seems like the amateur draft is a measuring stick used, and it’s used improperly.
Perhaps it is because the General Manager is seen as the face of the franchise in terms of decisions to be made, but in reality, the General Manager has little to do with the amateur draft...