1. New York Mets 2012 Draft Candidate: Gavin Cecchini, SS

    School : Barbe HS (LA) D.O.B. : 12/22/93 (18-years-old) Height : 6’1" ft. Weight : 180 lbs. Bats/Throws : Right/Right Position : SS Stats : Year Team ...

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  2. 2012 MLB Mock Draft: Mark Appel Set to Go No. 1

    With the college baseball season kicking off last weekend, what better time to make my first MLB mock draft than right now? With the volatility with baseball prospects, I would ...

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  3. New York Mets: Is Rick Ankiel an Option?

    According to MLB Trade Rumors' free-agent tracker , there are currently 15 outfielders still available on the free-agent market for the Mets to potentially bring in...

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  4. New York Yankees: A.J. Burnett Is a Bounce-Back Candidate

    Earlier in the podcast Matt and I briefly talked about who was going to ultimately win the Yankees No. 5 starter job. We both pretty much agreed that A.J...

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  5. New York Rangers: Brad Richards Playing Tentative

    Disclaimer : I need to start off by saying when all factors are accounted for I am NOT worried about Brad Richards long-term. While he isn't having a terrific season, his ...

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  6. Islanders' Matt Moulson: Why He's the Most Under-Appreciated Player in the NHL

    Consider these stats over the last three NHL seasons ('09-'10, '10-'11, '11-'12): Player A : 76 goals, 50 assists, 126 points Player B : 76 goals, 64 assists, 140 ...

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  7. Fists but No Cuffs? the Case for and Against Fighting in the NHL

    There is almost no act more barbaric than two men using their fists to beat each other to a bloody pulp. Out of the four major sports in America (hockey, football, basketball, and ...

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  8. New York Rangers and the Importance of Depth

    The New York Rangers have managed to go 18-8-4 for their first 30 games, which is good for 40 points and tied for third best in the Eastern Conference. Their 2...

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  9. New York Yankees' Major League Ready Prospects: David Adams, 2B

    Part two of this installment features another one of the five players the New York Yankees recently added to the 40-man roster to protect from the Rule V draft...

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  10. New York Yankees: Major League Ready Prospects - David Phelps, RHP

    This is a little segment where I plan to highlight all of the Yankees prospects that have a chance to make an impact on the big league club for the 2012 season...

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  11. Q&A with New York Yankees Prospect Kramer Sneed

    First Inning: What was it like being drafted by the Yankees with all of the tradition and pride that comes with it? Being drafted is an amazing feat in and of itself but to ...

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  12. MLB: What Every Closer's Entrance Song Should Be

    There may not have been a more iconic moment in baseball then when "Hells Bells" would start to ring and Trevor Hoffman would emerge from the bullpen for 13 years...

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  13. 2 Years After Billy Wagner Trade, New York Mets Are Decisive Losers

    On Aug. 26, 2009 the New York Mets traded Billy Wagner to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for outfielder Chris Carter and first baseman Eddie Lora. At the time of the trade, it was clear that the Mets were mostly making a salary dump...

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  14. Yankees Waiting for Super 2 Deadline to Promote Montero?

    Jesus Montero is currently putting up a .292/.338/.421 line for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, to go along with 10 doubles, five home runs, and 25 RBIs. He has posted a less than spectacular 13:50 BB:K...

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  15. New York Mets Showing a Change in Philosophy for the Better

    Mets fans can take a deep breathe and relax. Sandy Alderson, Paul DePodesta, and crew did not screw up this first round like one would think from reading the Mets blogosphere following the selection...

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  16. 2011 New York Mets Draft Candidates: Taylor Jungmann, RHP (Texas)

    Full Name : Taylor Heath Jungmann College : University of Texas at Austin (Texas Longhorns) D.O.B. : 12/18/89 (21 years old) Height : 6’6" ft. Weight : 220 lbs...

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  17. MLB Draft History: Analyzing the New York Mets' Drafts Since 2000

    This great idea came courtesy of Jeff Wahl, a featured columnist for the Blue Jays, who did this same article by taking a look at Toronto's past draft strategies...

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  18. 2011 New York Mets Draft Candidates: Mikie Mahtook, CF (LSU)

    Full Name : Michael Anthony Mahtook College : Louisiana State University (LSU Tigers) D.O.B. : 11/30/89 (21 years old) Height : 6’1" ft. Weight : 195 lbs...

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  19. New York Mets: It's Time to Give Dale Thayer a Shot

    The Mets bullpen started off the year as an Achilles' heel, causing some big losses on terrific starts by Jon Niese and Chris Young , but turned things around on the back of closer Francisco Rodriguez who is having a monstrous year...

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  20. 2011 New York Mets Draft Candidates: Matt Barnes, RHP (UConn)

    Full Name : Matthew Barnes College : University of Connecticut (UConn Huskies) D.O.B. : 6/17/90 (21 years old*) Height : 6’4 ft. Weight : 203 lbs...

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  21. New York Mets: Are Fred Wilpon's Quotes Really THAT Bad?

    Anyone who has not yet read the controversial The New Yorker article surrounding the comments made by New York Mets owner must do so to get a full grasp on what and why Fred Wilpon said what he did about the Mets...

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  22. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Are These the Best Playoffs Ever?

    Fans, experts, and analysts alike tend to show away from using words like “ever” and “all-time” when describing a player, game, era, etc. The naysayers will tend to say, “well I’m sure there is something/someone better, what about…”...

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  23. New York Mets: Hu & Iggy Gone, Beato & Tejada Up, Evans to Follow?

    In a merciful act the Mets announced, after the 2-1 loss to the Florida Marlins , that Chin-lung Hu and Ryota Igarashi were sent down to Triple-A Buffalo...

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  24. The Best Major League Player in the History of Every Country

    Over the years Major League Baseball has seen players from 53 different countries grace the field and honor their hometown...

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  25. MLB Fight Club: The Baddest Dude on Each MLB Team

    To quote the great Tyler Durden, "Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived." Unlike hockey, baseball may never be known as a sport that involves fighting, but that does not mean these men cannot throw a mean punch...

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