MLB: New York Yankees Derek Jeter Farewell Tour Has Become Tiresome

MLB: New York Yankees Derek Jeter Farewell Tour Has Become Tiresome

A wooden stick, a small white ball with red stitching and a brown leather glove all imagecontribute to a game that brings families together like no other. It produces heroes of all kinds. From nobodies like New York Mets LF Benny Agbayani, hitting a walk off home run in Game 3 of the 2000 NLDS against the San Francisco Giants in extras to dramatic heroes like Kirk Gibson when during the 1988 World…

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Alderson: Mets Determine Road to be Taken By Trade Deadline

Alderson: Mets Determine Road to be Taken By Trade Deadline

It takes a commitment to make a push for the playoffs. It takes nerves and balls of steel. AldersonLooking at how Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has been over the years getting to the trade deadline, you have to wonder if this will be the year he commits to a team that is screaming to be believed in.

They are clearly itching to be considered more than being given credit for. They are not satisfied…

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Under Alderson, Mets Fall and May Never Get Back Up

Under Alderson, Mets Fall and May Never Get Back Up

We are through almost three months of baseball. The New York AldersonMets have bounced up and down the NL East standings. When they are great, they are high and when they are down, well, they are so far down you have to wonder if they will ever be able to get up again. Lately when you look at the standings, the only thing that should be running through your head is that commercial of the little old lady…

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Harvey, Wheeler: Experience Playoff Glory in NYC Thanks to New York Rangers

Harvey, Wheeler: Experience Playoff Glory in NYC Thanks to New York Rangers

The New York Giants were the last ones to give the Empire State a championship backimage in 2011. In 2009, it was the New York Yankees. Over the past ten to 15 years, it has been all baseball and football.

Now, after a torturous 20 years, the New York Rangers finally have a chance to bring the mighty Lord Stanley, one of sports greatest trophies, back to a city in dire need of a championship. You can…

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Wheeler Frustrated: “I can only do what I can do.”

Wheeler Frustrated: “I can only do what I can do.”

When there is dominant pitching, you want to reward that with a win. You hope the offense Wheeler and Harveystands behind their pitcher and score some runs. Last night the Mets left ten men on base losing to the worst team in baseball, the Chicago Cubs.

Zack Wheeler had a one run stellar outing in 6 2/3 innings. He threw 107 pitches with 67 being strikes. Only two hits got past him. The score was 1-0 Mets through…

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Wilpon: An Owner Who Loves the Past More than the Present

Wilpon: An Owner Who Loves the Past More than the Present

What if a person loved his present as much as his past? What if the past was just a memory ST Wilponand not a ghost? To honor the past is great, but to live in it is to ruin the present.

There is no secret how much Fred Wilpon loved his beloved Brooklyn Dodgers. What if he loved the New York Mets just as much? If the elder Wilpon would treat the organization with the respect he gives the ghosts of New…

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Despite Offensive Woes, Granderson Remains Positive

Despite Offensive Woes, Granderson Remains Positive

Something should be said about a player who can remain positive in a negative environment Curtis cagelike New York City. Playing in New York is hard enough, but when you sign a  $60 million deal, you are automatically placed under the microscope. If you sneeze wrong, the media is all over you like white on rice. The claws of the media and he fans come out. Then when you do the right thing, they do a 180 and…

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Mike Puma Not Only Guilty Party in Bartolo Colon “Lardball” Incident

Mike Puma Not Only Guilty Party in Bartolo Colon “Lardball” Incident

Sports media, on all fronts, has become a disgrace. You have heard me say this constantly. From blogging to newspapers to cable networks, it is no longer about facts or knowing right from wrong. It is not about holding players and management accountable. It has now become about getting the story at whatever the cost. It does not matter what the story is, just get one. This is the society we live…

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Mets Players Nieuwenhuis, Matsuzaka and Lagares Seize Playing Opportunities

Mets Players Nieuwenhuis, Matsuzaka and Lagares Seize Playing Opportunities

One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

-Benjamin Disraeli

Making the most of an opportunity is a lesson you learn in life. When you are a High 5 Kirkminor leaguer or a player that is not highly favored with management, it is a lesson that you learn quickly. It is what keeps you working hard to keep a job you are not guaranteed.

For a few players on the New…

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Mets Injuries: Lagares and Granderson Out Against Diamondbacks

Mets Injuries: Lagares and Granderson Out Against Diamondbacks

It was not that long ago when Mets fans were talking about how Lagarescrazy general manager Sandy Alderson was for signing a fourth outfielder. Some could not see the possibility of injuries. After all, this is the New York Mets.

Last night against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the team lost two of their outfielders. Curtis Granderson went down with bruising to his rib cage, left forearm and knee. The…

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