1. Brad Holt: Does the New York Mets First-Rounder Have a Future in the Majors?

    When New York Mets' former first-round draft choice Brad Holt is good, he's capable of shutting down offenses at will. When he's bad, well, he's "3-14 with an 8.34 ERA" awful...

    Ash Marshall Written by Ash Marshall about almost 4 years ago 1,531 reads 8 comments

  2. 2010 ALCS Game 5: New York Yankees-Texas Rangers Report Card

    The New York Yankees ensured there would be at least one more game in this year's ALCS with a 7-2 victory over the Texas Rangers in Game Five at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. The Yanks got to C...

    Ash Marshall Written by Ash Marshall about almost 4 years ago 1,082 reads 2 comments

  3. Why 2012 is When David Wright, Jenrry Mejia, and the New York Mets Will Shine

    Don't misunderstand my tone when I say that 2011 will be difficult for the Mets . I have every faith that the Mets will be able to compete in the National League next year, but ...

    Ash Marshall Written by Ash Marshall about almost 4 years ago 889 reads 10 comments

  4. 2010 MLB Playoffs: Stats and Facts for the Yankees, Twins, Rays and Rangers

    Statistics can prove anything, but more often than not, they mean nothing. I enjoy bits of trivia, not because I want to win a bet with my friends, but because they can shed light on trends and highlight new things...

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  5. New York Mets Managerial Search: Why Dave Jauss Can Guide Them Back to Relevance

    Joe Torre could have been a good fit, but apparently wants nothing to do with the team. Wally Backman doesn't know what he'll be doing next spring after his first stint with the ...

    Ash Marshall Written by Ash Marshall about almost 4 years ago 1,197 reads 7 comments

  6. 2010 New York Mets: A Complete Minor League Review

    Whichever way you look at the 2010 season as a Mets fan, it's easy to be pessimistic. Empty seats at Citi Field, no hopes of postseason baseball, and a string of problems both on and off the field...

    Ash Marshall Written by Ash Marshall about almost 4 years ago 614 reads 1 comments

  7. 2010 US Open: Why Serena Williams' Injury Is Bad News for Big Sis Venus

    Venus Williams is caught in a catch-22 situation one week before the US Open.Her chances of success are greatly improved by the withdrawal of sister Serena, the No...

    Ash Marshall Written by Ash Marshall about almost 4 years ago 2,657 reads 3 comments

  8. Venus Williams Says Experience Will Carry Her Through the US Open

    Two-time US Open champion and world No. 4 ranked Venus Williams insists she is ready for competition Monday, despite not having played a competitive match since June...

    Ash Marshall Written by Ash Marshall about almost 4 years ago 293 reads 1 comments

  9. What the New York Mets Need to Do to Get Back in the Playoff Hunt

    The dog days of summer are here, and the Mets refuse to say die.The team won just its second series since the All-Star break by taking two out of three at home against Colorado this week, and the Mets appear to be getting on a little bit of a roll...

    Ash Marshall Written by Ash Marshall about almost 4 years ago 408 reads 4 comments

  10. MLB Realignment: 10 Cities Truly Deserving To Receive, Lose a Franchise

    There is always talk among sports fans and pundits where the next team in a particular sport should be, about how boundaries can be drawn to ensure equal competition, about which franchise doesn't even deserve its place in the league...

    Ash Marshall Written by Ash Marshall about almost 4 years ago 9,278 reads 38 comments

  11. Dave Jauss Holds the Secret of the New York Mets' Successes

    Dave Jauss is a man of few words, but when he speaks, people listen. He has a unique perspective on the game, where neither the past nor the future has any impact on his opinions, and where the here and now are the only things in the world...

    Ash Marshall Written by Ash Marshall about almost 4 years ago 900 reads 3 comments

  12. Chris Carter Says New York Mets Are Good Enough To Be in First Place

    "We are better than this." That was the message Mets players had on Tuesday at Citi Field, as the team looked to close the gap on NL East rivals Atlanta and Philadelphia. "I think this is a first-place team if you ask me," Chris Carter told me...

    Ash Marshall Written by Ash Marshall about almost 4 years ago 330 reads 0 comments

  13. Ike Davis, Chris Carter Know New York Mets Can Challenge in NL East

    The New York Mets might be 8.5 games out of first place in the National League East, but the players know that they are capable of turning the deficit around if they're given time. Therein lies the kicker, though...

    Ash Marshall Written by Ash Marshall about almost 4 years ago 371 reads 2 comments

  14. MLB Trade Rumors: Players Who Could Clear Waivers and Move By August 31

    Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline came and went last weekend, with a number of clubs making last-minute additions to their team in a bid to make one final charge towards October...

    Ash Marshall Written by Ash Marshall about almost 4 years ago 46 reads 7 comments

  15. MLB Trade Rumors: New York Mets Don't Need Roy Oswalt To Win

    At around 11 a.m. on Thursday morning outside the New York Mets' dugout at Citi Field, pitcher Mike Pelfrey said the Mets would love to have a player like Roy Oswalt in the rotation, ...

    Ash Marshall Written by Ash Marshall about 4 years ago 1,409 reads 21 comments

  16. Jason Bay to the DL Still a "Real Possibility," Mets' Jerry Manuel Says

    New York Mets manager Jerry Manuel said the team will delay making a decision about whether to send left fielder Jason Bay to the disabled list until at least Friday...

    Ash Marshall Written by Ash Marshall about 4 years ago 147 reads 0 comments

  17. MLB Trade Rumors: Sealing 2010’s Fate, But Creating a Bright 2011

    The 2010 MLB trade deadline is fast approaching, and teams are running out of time to decide whether they are buyers or sellers...

    Ash Marshall Written by Ash Marshall about 4 years ago 1,675 reads 2 comments

  18. Francisco Rodriguez Is Still the Man: Fans Need To Support, Not Complain

    I am so sick of hearing about how much Francisco Rodriguez sucks. It seems all Mets fans can do these days is dish out the blame. First, it was Jerry Manuel, then Oliver Perez, then Jeff Francoeur...

    Ash Marshall Written by Ash Marshall about 4 years ago 23 reads 22 comments

  19. A Closer Look at Mets Manager Jerry Manuel's Decision Making

    Earlier today, I wrote a post in defense of New York Mets manager Jerry Manuel. To summarize the article, I said that I thought he made the right move by bringing in his closer in a save situation this weekend...

    Ash Marshall Written by Ash Marshall about 4 years ago 137 reads 2 comments

  20. In Defense of Mets Manager Jerry Manuel: Hindsight Is Always 20-20

    I read a thought-provoking article on Bleacher Report by Joseph DelGrippo last night. In it he called Mets manager Jerry Manuel the "stupidest man in baseball," essentially for pulling his starting pitchers from games they were performing well in...

    Ash Marshall Written by Ash Marshall about 4 years ago 157 reads 9 comments

  21. New York Mets' Mike Pelfrey's Five Worst Career Starts

    Mike Pelfrey's 10 wins before the All-Star break counted for absolutely nothing on Monday in Arizona, when he was battered for the fourth straight time...

    Ash Marshall Written by Ash Marshall about 4 years ago 477 reads 2 comments

  22. Back to Work: Evaluating Carlos Beltran's Season Debut in San Francisco

    Carlos Beltran had a mixed night in his return to action on Thursday against the San Francisco Giants, although the general consensus should be that there were more positives than negatives to take from his debut...

    Ash Marshall Written by Ash Marshall about 4 years ago 191 reads 3 comments

  23. Carlos Beltran Returns To New York Mets: Best, Worst, Likely Scenarios

    Carlos Beltran is off the disabled list, and he'll be back in the heart of the New York Mets lineup Thursday night in San Francisco. After 14 rehab games for the Single-A St...

    Ash Marshall Written by Ash Marshall about 4 years ago 346 reads 1 comments

  24. Jason Bay's Power Struggles: Does It Matter if They Continue?

    Jason Bay is on pace to hit just 12 home runs this season. Yes, 12. Considering he has averaged 30 over the last six seasons, that would be miserable—an almost shameful return ...

    Ash Marshall Written by Ash Marshall about 4 years ago 553 reads 10 comments

  25. 2010 Home Run Derby Live Blog: David Ortiz Wins Crown 11-5 Over Hanley Ramirez

    David Ortiz became the first Boston Red Sox slugger to win the home run derby on Monday night, powering his way past Hanley Ramirez at Angel Stadium...

    Ash Marshall Written by Ash Marshall about 4 years ago 1,906 reads 10 comments