1. 2010 Offseason: Improving the Giants

    The 2009 New York Giants were rife with issues on both sides of the ball, with multiple positions (particularly in the defense) requiring major overhaul...

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  2. Should the Mets Consider Johnny Damon?

    HYPOTHETICALLY...... Should the Mets think long and hard about shelling out some clams for a few Johnny Rockets in 2010? Now, I say yes...

    Dave Meisel Written by Dave Meisel about over 4 years ago 434 reads 4 comments

  3. New York Mets: Now Is the Time...

    ...to panic. I'm one of the most patient Mets fans out there. I watched, or listened to, or followed closely in some way around 160 Mets games last year. I missed the Pirates vs...

    Dave Meisel Written by Dave Meisel about over 4 years ago 436 reads 34 comments

  4. A Letter To New York Giants Fans, From One of Them

    Dear fellow New York Giants fans, Chill. The heck. Out. The New York Giants have for sure been a disappointment over the last two seasons since they ran the table in the playoffs and won the Super Bowl in 2007...

    Dave Meisel Written by Dave Meisel about over 4 years ago 398 reads 1 comments

  5. New York Mets: Moving David Wright To First Base

    I heard this idea come up again a few days ago. I've kicked it around, and I'm going to make a case for it. I'm not sure that I believe in it 100 percetn, but, again, I'm just seeing where going in this direction takes us...

    Dave Meisel Written by Dave Meisel about over 4 years ago 1,342 reads 11 comments

  6. A Case Study on Sabermetrics and the New York Mets

    As a fan, I’m a believer. For this reason, I have been stressing that Mets fans should not overreact to what has happened since the playoff run in 2006...

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  7. The Mets Should Trade For Josh Johnson

    Yesterday, it was reported that Josh Johnson and the Florida Marlins were at an impasse in their contract talks. The Marlins are currently offering Johnson an extension that would buy out just one of his free agent years...

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  8. Fixing The Giants: How to Get Things Going for the Second Half

    No, they're not kidding. The Giants have played very poorly for three straight weeks after three cupcake games, one big win, and an easy game on opening day...

    Dave Meisel Written by Dave Meisel about almost 5 years ago 674 reads 4 comments

  9. Torn Between Scylla and Charybdis: On Rooting for the Phillies or Yankees

    The raging debate that will go on from now until Wednesday (actually, through the end of the series) is really tearing me apart. What's a Met fan to do? You've got our current arch nemesis, the Phillies, against the "jerk of a big brother" in the Yankees

    Dave Meisel Written by Dave Meisel about almost 5 years ago 161 reads 3 comments

  10. Is Chewing Tobacco a Problem in Major League Baseball?

    We all know the stories. Back in the day, the chaw was the rage. We've all seen that scene in "The Sandlot" when all the kids try chewing tobacco because all their favorite baseball players do it...

    Dave Meisel Written by Dave Meisel about almost 5 years ago 2,610 reads 1 comments

  11. 2009 MLB Awards: Who Should Win

    This is partially your typical awards piece, and partially an attempt to "set straight" the process by which the MVP and Cy Young awards are selected...

    Dave Meisel Written by Dave Meisel about almost 5 years ago 416 reads 4 comments

  12. Assessing 2009: The Plan Going Forward

    This article is the conclusion of my series, Assessing 2009. To view recaps of sections of the season, click here. Thanks mostly in part to Metsblog...

    Dave Meisel Written by Dave Meisel about almost 5 years ago 190 reads 5 comments

  13. Assessing 2009: September and October

    Assessing 2009: September and October This is a continuation of my series, Assessing 2009. Click for previous articles on the Francisco Rodriguez signing, a recap of the offseason ...

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  14. Assessing 2009: All-Star Break Through August

    This is a continuation of my series, Assessing 2009. Click for previous articles on: Francisco Rodriguez, the Offseason and Spring Training, April through May, and June through the All-Star Break...

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  15. Assessing the Mets' 2009 Season: June to the All-Star Break

    This is a continuation of my series on the Mets, Assessing 2009. For a review of Francisco Rodriguez’s 2009, click here. For a review of the 2008-09 offseason and 2009 Spring Training, click here...

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  16. Assessing the Mets' 2009 Season: April/May

    This is a continuation of my series on the Mets, Assessing 2009. For a review of Francisco Rodriguez’s 2009, click here. For a review of the 2008-09 offseason and 2009 Spring Training, click here...

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  17. Assessing 2009: The Post-'08 Offseason Through Spring Training

    This is a continuation of my series on the New York Mets, Assessing 2009. To access my previous article grading Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez, go here. As we look at 2009, it's essential to look as far back as right after the 2008 season...

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  18. Assessing 2009: The Francisco Rodriguez Signing

    Hello, everybody. A brief introduction for me: my name is Dave Meisel. I'm a student at Hamilton College in upstate New York. And I am a diehard New York Mets fan. I'm young, but I've been around and aware pretty much since the Mets' run in 2000...

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