Steve Phillips: ‘I Would Papelbon Papelbon’

WASHINGTON — What is a “Papelbon”? It is, of course, a reference to Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon. But what is the move called a “Papelbon”? Or, more precisely, if you are pulling a “Papelbon,” what are you doing? The answer would appear to be an obvious one, but it’s not what you’re thinking, according to former New York Mets general manager and current baseball...
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Lucas Giolito’s curveball is “bowel-locking,” says former Mets GM Steve Phillips

Washington Nationals pitcher Lucas Giolito is one of the top prospects in baseball, and he’s been drawing attention for his baking skills in recent weeks. But Giolito’s pitching arsenal is obviously far more important. Of course, with any good pitcher, you will have endless ways to describe their ability to throw the ball. Some pitchers throw heat, some throw cheese, and some...
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March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Amazin’ Moments: Todd Zeile Goes Out With A Bang

Following the defection of John Olerud to the Seattle Mariners as a free agent following the 1999 season, the Mets found themselves casting about for a first baseman. To the surprise of many, Steve Phillips announced the signing of Todd Zeile to fill the position. Zeile had come to the majors as a catcher with the Cardinals […]
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Take Back The Damn T-Shirts

According to Robert Brender of SNY, the Mets players no longer have their team issued “Take the Damn Thing” t-shirts. They’re all gone. “I haven’t checked further,” Brender says. “But was told they were taken back.” Sigh… February 23 I just read this post on MetsBlog where Matt Cerrone reports (via Robert Brender) that the Mets are going to distribute a team-issued...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Take The Damn Thing!

I just read this post on MetsBlog where Matt Cerrone reports (via Robert Brender) that the Mets are going to distribute a team-issued t-shirt that reads, “Take The Damn Thing,” alluding to the Mets winning a pennant. “The Mets are getting hammered by hosts and callers this morning on MLB Network Radio.It’s only going to get worse when outside media and other team’s fans...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Phillips Recollects Acquiring Mike Piazza

Today former Mets General Manager Steve Phillips discussed his decision to acquire Mike Piazza in a blockbuster trade with the Florida Marlins on MLB Network Radio (Metsblog). He explained that the best trade is often the one that you don’t make. “Back in 1997, 1998, we had a good little team with the Mets, but we knew we needed some star power,” he explained, telling a story...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Automatic Racing Entering Two Aston Martins at Daytona

Automatic Racing fans will be seeing double during the IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season opener at Daytona International Speedway: the team is entering two Invisible Glass Aston Martin GT4 Vantages in Friday’s race.  Rob Ecklin and Steve Phillips are returning to Automatic Racing in the No. 99 Aston Martin. Meanwhile, Dr. Rod Randall and Ken Wilden are teaming...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Highs And Lows

Currently I am listening to WOR's coverage of today's Mets/Braves game. I am going to write my post now instead of at the end of the game for multiple reasons. First, when the game is over I will probably be busy. Second, it doesn't really matter who wins the game. It only matters how the Mets' starting pitcher did ... which was awesome. Noah Syndergaard featured a blazing fastball...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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